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Boothbay Register

Poetry of love displayed at library fundraiser
Boothbay Register
"Writing a nature poem," she responded with verve. McNair spoke last. He approached the audience with a diminished volume but with no less enthusiasm. He brought the evening together with the theme of love. "Every poem is a love poem," McNair said, ...

New York Daily News

Queens poet remembers a love lost long ago through his heartfelt poetry
New York Daily News
This man might be the city's oldest romantic. Even at 97 years old, Queens poet Leon Zuckrow is still penning verses dedicated to his true love, his first wife Naomi, who passed away more than 50 years ago. “It is a way of repairing myself,” said ...

New York Magazine

The 5 Kinds of Poems You Hear at Weddings
New York Magazine
My lazy googling leads me to believe that popular wedding love poems include Shakespeare's “Sonnet 116,” Elizabeth Barrett Browning's “Sonnet 43,” and e.e. cummings's “i carry your heart in me (i carry it in),” which people love so much, they are ...

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Line by Line, E-Books Turn Poet-Friendly
New York Times
Billy Collins's poem “Aimless Love” on Kindle as it looks in an enlarged font size, with lines spilling over and indented. Credit William P. O'Donnell/The New York Times. More than a decade into the e-book revolution, poetry publishers are scrambling ...

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Loving husband writes book of poems to relive memories with wife battling ...
To try to keep their memories alive and to show his love, Len has even written a book of poems – each one celebrating one of the 48 years the couple have shared. Len, 76, spends most of his time at the nursing home in Ipswich, Suffolk, where his 71 ...

Ute Lemper Breathes New Life Into Poems of Pablo Neruda Through Song
Huffington Post
Last month, Ute Lemper, the famed singer and interpreter of works by Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf and more, extended her repertoire with the release of her latest album, "Forever: The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda." Recently set to music by Lemper ...

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Cincinnati CityBeat

A Cincinnati Love Letter
Cincinnati CityBeat
Based on The Lexington Tattoo Project, which saw collaborative duo Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde commission a Lexington love-poem that was then dissected and dispersed to 253 citizens willing to get portions of the poem permanently tattooed on ...

Keegan Allen's Book of Poetry "Life. Love. Beauty." — Check Out The Cover ...
Mark your calendars, Pretty Little Liars fans! Keegan Allen (Toby) has a release date for his new book, The book of Keegan's original photography and poetry will be out on February 3, 2015, but you can pre-order it now! Keegan took to ...

Wall Street Journal

Tyler Knott Gregson's Poetry Cracks Best-Seller Lists
Wall Street Journal
In 2009, on a flight home from Florida, he wrote the first haiku of the series he named "Daily Haiku on Love." He had been writing poetry since middle school and was intrigued by the concise form. He challenged himself to write a haiku every day and ...

A Cape Breton love affair expressed in poetry
It is just one of a collection of 62 Cape Breton inspired poems that can be found in McNeil's recently launched 'Tartan Underwear: Cape Breton Poems and Songs'. The Point Tupper native is aware that his work is far from highbrow poetry. That's OK.

Charulata (The Lonely Wife) review: Music, poetry and, most of all, love
Irish Times (blog)
There's a truth to silent-screen queen Norma Desmond's notion: “We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.” But cinema's golden years produced people who hardly needed faces, as they had movement. Think of John Wayne framed in a doorway before ...

West campus mic night: An evening with poet Neil Hilborn
The State Press
Master's of interdisciplinary studies Corie Cisco, was one of many in the audience last night who came to see the poet. “I've been watching Neil Hilborn on YouTube for quite some time, and I love slam poetry, and I think my capstone project is going to ...

Husband's poetry keeps love alive
3News NZ
A devoted husband has published a book of 46 poems for his ailing wife - one for each year of their marriage. Len Biddlecombe's wife Barbara is battling Alzheimer's disease, and powerless to stop her memories from fading, he reads the poems to her ...

UM Arabic poetry translator wins 'genius' grant
Detroit Free Press
He said he developed a love for poetry during his last year at University of Tennessee. He initially planned on being a journalist, but a creative writing class led him to poetry. "I hesitated a little bit, but I didn't turn back from it," he said ...

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Leonard Cohen and the Art of the Love Song
Fifteen years ago this week, Nick Cave gave a lecture to the Vienna Poetry Festival called “The Secret Life of the Love Song.” It's worth reading in its entirety, because it's a fascinating insight into the process of songwriting, but I'm bringing it ...
A Song of Love and Memory for Leonard Cohen at 80Jewish Daily Forward
Newsmaker: Leonard CohenThe National
At 80, Leonard Cohen's enduring artistic power laid bare: 'He leaves a kind of ...National Post

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Passionate Proclamations With Gilbert Gottfried
KSUT Public Radio
He's the host of the Amazing Colossal Podcast and he played the parrot, Iago, in the movie Aladdin. So for his Ask Me Another Challenge, we wanted him to try his hand at something a little different: love poetry. Can you guess the famous historical ...

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When the going gets rough, some sell poems
He says he'll write about anything, though his sign advertises: "Poetry for love and romance $5 a poem." At first, he simply wanted a sign that said "poetry for $5," but he said his friend who printed the sign added romance to the mix. "I just wanted ...

Rocky Mountain Collegian

Beat poet Gary Snyder gives talk at the University Center of the Arts
Rocky Mountain Collegian
After his involvement with the Beat poets, Snyder moved on to his focus in Deep Ecology, incorporating his love for the land into his poem, “Starting the Spring Garden and Thinking of Thomas Jefferson.” In this poem, he questions what it is humans are ...

Martha's Vineyard Gazette

The Sweet Spot of Poetry; Celebrating the Poet by Reading Her Words
Martha's Vineyard Gazette
“I heard her poetry, and I said I am in love with this.” She made mental plans to get to know Mrs. Freydberg better. But life got in the way, and it took 20 years for the two to reconnect after the original symposium. Mrs. Aronie began to visit Mrs ...

The power of love, truth and music
St. Louis American
At the memorial service on Saturday morning for Floyd A. LeFlore Jr., the jazz trumpeter and poet from St. Louis, the Rev. Lee Goodman invoked “pastoral privilege” to skip his scheduled eulogy. “We'll instead go to a selection,” Rev. Goodman said, “and ...

Poetry interspersed with effortlessness
The News International
Muhammad Awais-ul-Hasan Khan, by and large known as Ibne Mahmood, has expressed the deepest feelings of the heart through his poetry. His poetic collection 'Dil Kay Sanbhal Janay Tuk' evokes the rich mood of love poems. High and low desires, ...

First lady introduces new class of student poets
News Dispatch
18, 2014, in Washington. The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities hosts the event to honor the 2014 National Student Poets, five high school students who are receiving the nation's highest honor for teen poets presenting original work ...

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OU Write Club and Poetry Slam support national poetry slam contestant
The Oklahoma Daily
I do cherish Oklahoma voices. I'm one myself, but I love that poetry is different in different cultures, and here we can mesh those styles.” Bautista is also putting together an OU Poetry Slam. “Right now we are working on getting poetry to the ...

Seven Days

Poet Stephen Cramer Explores Hip-Hop in Sonnets
Seven Days
He is also a busy professor and successful author. He teaches literature and poetry courses full time at the University of Vermont and is seeing his work published with increasing frequency. He also loves hip-hop. From the Hip is, first and foremost ...

Project SPIT brings poetry, spoken word to UCF
Central Florida Future
As an advertising-public relations major, Birch hopes to move to New York City and become a poet mentor or public-relations representative for a youth poetry group. "I really would love to combine poetry with my degree or just go to grad school for ...

New York Times

John Lahr: By the Book
New York Times
At the moment, beside my bed are: Tom Rachman's “The Imperfectionists”; Gary Shteyngart's “Little Failure”; “The Complete Poems” of Elizabeth Bishop; “Fish, Fishing and the Meaning of Life,” an anthology selected by Jeremy Paxman. Who are your favorite ...
Confused, unbalanced, brilliant: the Blanche Dubois of Tennessee Williams

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The Guardian

Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love review – wide of the mark
The Guardian
Just as the undergraduate Larkin could not connect Thomas with his poetry, so many 21st-century readers have had trouble coping with the fact that he, Larkin, wrote such exquisite masterpieces as At Grass, Love Songs in Age and An Arundel Tomb. It's ...

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The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Three new kids' books, and some poetry for adults
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
A well-written, preschool-appropriate story of a young child and her mother sharing the love of picking fresh apples and then cooking together, “Apple Days” blends the themes of the Rosh Hashanah holiday with the value of living as part of a warm ...

Poetry on demand: Your topic, your price
For William Curtis what matters are words. "There are words to collect, things to define, and observations to to try to put into words," he says. His love for poetry took him to the streets. William the Poet makes a living writing poetry, not for ...
A high volume of poetic greatnessThe Villager

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The Hindu

Running on poetry: Words on Celluloid
The Hindu
The tragic death of Robin Williams brought focus back to his 1989 movie, Dead Poets Society. Williams plays John Keating, a teacher who inspires his students to love poetry using rather unorthodox methods. The movie contains the work by many poets ...

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Joe Hutchison, Colorado's New Poet Laureate, Tells the Story of Silas Soule
Westword (blog)
He didn't learn about that until he was in college, at the University of Northern Colorado, where he picked up a love of poetry after coming from a home that was "not so book-friendly" -- and even then, it was just part of a survey course, one that ...

Steven Reigns: West Hollywood's First City Poet
In the context of this essay, the terms City Poet and Poet Laureate will be used interchangeably. This week L.A. Letters spotlights Steven Reigns, West Hollywood and his plans for promoting poetry in the city he loves so much. One of the many reasons ...
Poet Voice and Flock Mentality: Why Poets Need to Think for ThemselvesHuffington Post

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Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: An Interview with Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Huffington Post
For me, poetry is so important, because I can carry it in my mind and I can recite it and I am comforted. That's why I've spent so much of my life organizing readings and workshops and conferences and contests and awards. I want to share my love of ...

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The National Enquirer

The National Enquirer
While she refuses to discuss her relationship with Wade, both she and her mother have become advocates for mental health awareness. She also hosts poetry slams. “She's doing great now,” the source said. “She's not bitter. She's moved on with her life.”.

Memoir workshop coming to Oak Park Public Library Thursday
Oak Park Leaves
Because when we create we bring something new into the world that didn't exist before, whether it's poetry, art, children, love. To bring something new into the world can be considered a sacred act. How many other things that we do are more important ...

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New Pittsburgh Courier

'Voices' draws attention to black poets
Longview News-Journal
... era's black newspapers — the main literary outlet for black authors and poets of the time — “Voices” covers the gamut of African-American poetry from 1827 to 1899: odes to freedom and condemnation of slavery, celebrations of life and love, calls ...
Book review: Voices Beyond BondageHindustan Times

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Style Invitational Week 1090: Talk undirty to us, in a poem with a 'rude ...
Washington Post
Very well: This week: Write a humorous poem in any form (no more than eight lines) that includes one or more of the words above; the word must make sense in the poem in its true meaning, as in the example above by Washington Post Children's Poetry ...

New Pittsburgh Courier

Pittsburgh poet among 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners
New Pittsburgh Courier
CHICAGO (AP) — A poet who explores themes of racism, family, love and faith with a variety of styles that bore straight to the heart of the subject and a professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained ...

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For This Musician, Living Life To The Fullest Meant Leaving The City Of Her ...
Huffington Post
She worked in various production and music director roles for big networks, like Disney, and eventually met and fell in love with her husband, John Rangel, a pianist and composer, who relocated to Los Angeles from Florida in the early 90s to be closer ...

The Guardian

Clive James adds new poem to valedictory work
The Guardian
Your death, near now, is of an easy sort. / So slow a fading out brings no real pain. / Breath growing short / Is just uncomfortable. You feel the drain / Of energy, but thought and sight remain: / Enhanced, in fact. When did you ever see / So much ...

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Weekend Planner: 25 Things To Do in Los Angeles
Tickets: $10. The show is 18+. POETRY: Red Hen Press presents an evening of poetry readings, art and adult beverages at Bergamot Station Arts Center on Friday at 6:30 pm. Featured poets this week are Kate Gale, Kim Dower and Brendan Constantine.

Nine questions with Ananya Chatterjea, dance company founder Press
When Ananya Chatterjea was growing up in Calcutta, she was chided for daydreaming in math class. In the short term, that daydreaming may have resulted in some less-than-perfect grades but, in the long term, it led to the founding of Ananya Dance ...

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Art Notes: Newport's Library Arts Center Mounts a Community-Centered Exhibition
Valley News
Big Town Gallery , Rochester, Vt. An exhibit of works by Bread and Circus' Peter Schumann, “King Solomon, the Great Love Poet, Fails to Meet the Queen of Sheba in Palestine” is on view through Oct. 4. Cider Hill Art Gallery , Windsor. Egg tempera ...

UTSA Today

UTSA Latino Heritage Banquet will showcase poetry, cuisine, leadership
UTSA Today
"I am Colombian, so I love to talk about my culture whenever I can," said business management major Paula Celis. "Being a Latina woman in the U.S. lets me represent a good image of how each of our cultures are authentic and unique. To be Latina or ...

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This Is What It Really Means To Love Someone Unconditionally
Huffington Post
Thanks to Jesse Parent's performance of "Hotbox Love" during the 2014 National Poetry Slam, we now have a much better understanding. Quite unromantically, "Hotbox" refers to the act of farting under the sheets -- an occurrence lovers and spouses know ...


Boston En Masse Unites The City's Disparate Music Scenes
“I do write hip-hop, but my first love was salsa music,” says the Somerville-based rapper Fran-P. Growing up in Dorchester to Dominican parents, he developed an early love for the vivid, political poetry of the Panamanian salsa singer Rubén Blades.

Likely Stories: Best Reads of Last 5 Years
I'm Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and biographies. One of the hardest questions for an avid reader is “What's your favorite book?” The task is no easier to come up with a list of my favorites ...

9 Books That Will Make You Fall in Love With Reading All Over Again
Be it fiction, memoir, drama, mystery, poetry, or even science fiction, renowned cultural critic Lesser tackles all that and more in Why I Read, a comprehensive tour through the canon dovetailed with a heartfelt perspective on how literature can bend ...

The Independent

I write and perform poetry about my small penis - because men like me shouldn ...
The Independent
Like my lack of desire to have children (which I call my “voluntary joyous childlessness”), or how disturbing grief can be when dealing with the death of a loved one (“Dear Mortician”), or simply daydreaming of a killing spree in the office (“F*ck It ...

Books & Poetry
Wednesdays. 7 Barstow St., Mattapoisett. North Congregational Church Book Club: Book group first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. Open to all to share one's thoughts on life, religion, love and other topics. Contact Gwen Lang,
At the

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New book 'Love and Other Poems' encompasses many facets of love
PR Web (press release)
KINZERS, Pa. – Love has always been a common theme in literature, such notable examples being William Shakespeare's legendary works Romeo and Juliet and Othello. In “Love and Other Poems” (published by Xlibris), author Sandy Alexandra follows this ...

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UW Badger Herald

“Hybrid” project brings art to cabs of Madison
UW Badger Herald
Ferrella said the idea came from his “love of fusing art forms and getting them in front of people” in the most unexpected ways. He took on this project with Parrell, who curated the poetry. Ferrella said Parrell is incredibly knowledgeable of the ...

Poet teaches class at OCAF
Oconee Enterprise
In 2007, at the age of 38, she delivered rhythmic sounds of a language outside of music to a crowd at a monthly poetry reading called Athens Word of Mouth. For more on ... 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an ...

Beat poet Gary Snyder to read poetry at CSU Wednesday
Rocky Mountain Collegian
He is a poet, essayist, lecturer and environmental activist who has published sixteen collections of poetry and prose. His work is closely tied with his love for nature, history and Zen Buddhism, according to his biography on the Poetry Foundation website.

The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good life
I'm pushing poetry events these days and the reason is simple: Poetry is at its best when it's performed live, where you can listen with the intentionality that went into writing the poem, or simply let the cadences wash over you, like waves. This free ...

National Post

Cultural Studies: Our Dancing With the Stars, ourselves — or why we really ...
National Post
A load-bearing pillar of the show's pathetic poetry is the aesthetic rigour of its judging panel, the snobbiest of any such panel on television. Whereas American Idol's panel confines its criticism to the vague personal impressions of its judges, the ...

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DC community calendar, Sept. 18-25, 2014
Washington Post
Darkest temptation: a celebration of chocolate, food historian and author Francine Segan discusses its evolution from a bitter, grainy brew to today's universally loved treat, shares the little-known role Casanova played in its history, story of 17th ...

The Splendor of Hart Crane's Poetry
Berkeley Beacon (subscription)
Crane's poetry remains relevant today as the pouring forth of an exceptional imagination, a visionary response to a time of uncertainty, and a record of gay life in America before Stonewall. Yet what I love most about Crane is the lyrical bedazzlement ...


Dylan Thomas ode of 100 lines to mark centenary of bard's birth
The project website will be open for contributions to Dylan's Great Poem for 24 hours from 9am (GMT) on National Poetry Day, Thursday, October 2, and the finished poem will be published online on October 6. Both editing poets ...

Acclaimed playwright Diamond presents 'Stick Fly' at Jubilee in return to Waco
Waco Tribune-Herald
I love it. I love it,” she said, pointing to “Stick Fly's” treatment of race and class tensions within an upscale black family. It's not often the two mix, particularly with the complication of family dynamics, and Diamond's play stands some ...

Yareah Magazine

Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: porcelain love
Yareah Magazine
Since childhood, Ms. Gilstrap has had a love of words-of writing and other arts. An individualist, she chooses not to follow any pre-conceived pattern for the outlay of these words – rather, she allows them the freedom to forge their own path as they ...

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Return to Betjemanland, BBC Four, review: 'proper poetry'
In Return to Betjemanland (BBC Four), his biographer AN Wilson gave a fine account of the television broadcaster and former poet laureate's loves and locations. Most of all, Betjeman was rooted in place: Cornwall, where he was buried in 1984; Oxford, ...

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Las Vegas Book Briefs for Sept. 18-24, 2014
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Poets are invited to share original work for five minutes followed by attendees offering comments for five minutes during 5/5+, a workshop series put on by Nick Marco, Lana Hanson and Lee Mallory, scheduled every two weeks at BooksorBooks, 3460 E ...


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Seattle, Silicon Valley, China, and poetry
satya-nadella5 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had a lot to say during his talk at the Greater Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce today, his first public address to the region's leaders since becoming the company's top executive. It was a hometown ...

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Bill Murray's addiction to poetry
The American actor, who is being feted with a "Bill Murray Day" on September 5 at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, is well-known for his inimitable deadpan comedic style, his love of sports (especially golf, which he wrote a memoir about ...

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World Premiere of 'Found' with 'Heathers' Star Barrett Wilbert Weed Begins ...
The magazine's online archives going back to 2001 have "found stuff" including "love letters, birthday cards, kids' homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, doodles--anything that gives a glimpse into someone else's life. Anything goes ...

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The Unrecognized Greatness of the Mexican National Poet
Huffington Post
Millions of Mexicans know Ramón López Velarde as the author of Suave Patría, the national poem of Mexico and a modernist masterpiece, but few inside or outside Mexico know about the extraordinarily high opinion of López Velarde held by his fellow ...

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7 Reasons to Fall in Love With Ursula K. Le Guin
Le Guin, according to the National Book Foundation, has published 22 novels, 11 short story collections, 7 books of poetry, a bunch of essays, 13 children's books, and five translation projects. And I feel proud of myself for just making my bed before ...

The Independent

Laurie Lee's Rosie: What is it like to inspire a writer's work and be ...
The Independent
Real-life muses have, of course, been the generational force for books of great power and beauty. The Divine Comedy would not be what it is without Dante's love, Beatrice Portinari, as his guiding spirit and passion, translated into transcendent ...

A Look At the Six Fictional Animals That Broke Our Hearts the Most
The Mary Sue
You see how mistreatment and fear drive the sky bison so far away from his usual affable self that he's a frightened shadow of the Appa we've come to know and love. Fortunately, Appa did not die, but his distress was so great that he warranted high ...

The Guardian

Pawel Pawlikowski: 'I was a lost guy in a weird city'
The Guardian
He is best known for 2004's Yorkshire-based romance My Summer of Love, which starred a then-unheard-of Emily Blunt. Yet he has been working for decades, his early career comprising a series of “oblique” BBC-funded documentaries like Serbian Epics, in ...

Arkansas Online (subscription)
... who created mixed-media works on paper in response to works by Tibetan poets; and "The Art and Poetry of Dissent," prints, drawings, and poetry by Tibetan artists Jampa Lungtok, Kathup Tsering, Tenzin Tsundue, Tsering Woeser and Yakman Tsering ...

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A party for the Highlands
New Jersey Herald
Smith's Highlands Festival performance is part of his northeast tour promoting the release of his new album, "Signs of Life," which drops Oct. 7. Smith, who enjoyed writing from an early age, said music builds off his love for poetry. "It's the best ...

Washington Blade

The little book that's still the life of the party
Washington Blade
I'm far from unique in my love and affection for O'Hara and his work. Few poets, gay or straight, have so influenced our culture. Don Draper on “Mad Men” reads O'Hara. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell and other painters hung out with ...

Muslim Academy students help with 'Stand Up for Gaza' fundraiser
The Times-Picayune - (blog)
One of the banners read, "To Gaza from NOLA with Love." "It is a beautiful thing to see all my classmates and peers ... Students also performed the debka, a traditional Palestidance, as well as poetry. Eman Ishaq, Asal Ismail, and Muhammad Jabbar each ...

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Main Events 09/18/14
The theater season will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 16, with “The Love of the Nightingale,” a retelling of a classic Greek myth. From there, the university will put on “Boeing Boeing” in December, ... Poems should be 24 lines or less, from Wisconsin ...

Review: 'Voices' draws attention to black poets
Daily Item
... era's black newspapers — the main literary outlet for black authors and poets of the time — "Voices" covers the gamut of African-American poetry from 1827 to 1899: odes to freedom and condemnation of slavery, celebrations of life and love, calls ...

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Fiction longlist for the National Book Award
Washington Post (blog)
This historical novel set during WWII appeared on The Post's mid-year list of “10 books we love, so far.” “Redeployment” (The ... The NBA long lists for young people's literature, poetry and nonfiction were announced earlier this week. All four winners ...
Jane Smiley on longlist for National Book AwardsCache Valley Daily

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20 Under 40: Gaelynn Lea Tressler
Duluth News Tribune
There is a lot of great music, art and poetry in this town. People are by and large friendly, willing to lend a hand when needed and interested in improving this town for the betterment of all. I love that social justice issues are so often in the ...

Community Calendar
Cortez Journal
Local cowboy poet and singer Slim McWilliams will be perform at the Presbyterian Church, 350 S. Washington St., Cortez. A dinner of ... The 4th Annual Pretty in Pink Fashion Show by Love on a Hanger, 7 p.m. at Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery.

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Daily Mail

EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Will a No vote in Scotland sound the death knell for ...
Daily Mail
Hollywood star Robert De Niro was fired by the Vatican from a CD project – reading the poetry of Pope John Paul II – after being caught up in a French court case involving call girls. According to a new ... Doesn't sound like the Cilla we know and love ...

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Constitution Day: Where Is The Duty To The Document?
Daily Caller
Poetry helped me survive my “struggling actress” years by giving me an artistic and cathartic channel to work through my turbulent twenties. At age twenty-seven, I began a ... I love mockingbirds because they remind me of actors. They mock other birds ...

Colorado Public Radio

Hickenlooper names Joseph Hutchison Colorado's eighth poet laureate
The Denver Post
"Poetry speaks to every aspect of our lives," Hutchison said. "People turn to poetry when they fall in love or when they fall out of love. When someone dies, people turn to poetry." Hutchison, who accepted this position with wide grins and a bounce in ...
Hickenlooper's “everyman” poet laureate: Joseph HutchisonThe Colorado Independent

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The Power Of Poetry
From Browning's ”How Do I Love Thee” to Sexton's ”The Truth The Dead Know”. From Longfellow's ”The Songs Of Hiawatha” to Wordsworth's ”Daffodils”. I love poetry. I love the power of poetic prose. I love the rythme of the ryhme and I will do so till the ...

Kate Tempest proves poetry has a place in pop
It was a lightbulb moment, she told BBC 6 Music DJ in 2012: “I was 16, but looked about four, and completely fell in love with the idea that this was something that I could do.” Within a decade, Brand New Ancients had been launched and Tempest had two ...
Mercury Prize 2014: The nomineesBBC News
Kate Tempest 'can't compare' Mercury Prize nomination to 2013 Ted Hughes

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New York Daily News

National Book Award 2014 Longlist for Poetry Released, But It Missed These ...
Mark Wunderlich's gorgeous and lyrical third collection of poetry centers on ritual and prayer. These poems are in love with language but stay controlled, precise and devastating. Many of the titles come from the poet's translation of a book of prayer ...
Poetry longlist announced for National Book AwardsImperial Valley Press

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Scotland goes to the polls: Here's a look at the UK's amazing front pages on ...
National Post
British newspapers had some amazing front pages Thursday morning as Scotland went to the polls in its historic independence referendum. Here's a selection of the best. The Scottish Sun went for this slightly abstract front page, demonstrating the blank ...

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Dallas Morning News

Sounding Off: Southern Denton County readers tell us whether commercial ...
Dallas Morning News
We are now residing in nearby Double Oak, but when Lewisville declared its poet laureate program, I applied and, I am happy to say, I was named Lewisville's first poet laureate. I will, with two former Texas poet laureates Alan Birkelbach and Karla ...

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DaeDae World this weekend: 'Live Well'
Evanston Now
Saturday's Family Fitness Day at Evanston Township High School focuses on Dajae's love of athletics. Attendees have the chance to start their mornings with zumba, yoga, and ... The first DaeDaeWorld Weekend drew hundreds of youth and adults in the ...

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What's happening in Easton Shovel Town Cultural District
Wicked Local Easton
A celebration of Poetry, Music and Art at the Blackthorne Publick House, South Easton, featuring "For the Love of Words" Poetry Group. This will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 7. For more information, contact Rich Berg at "A ...

Art, Poetry, and Food Combine in Eric-Shabazz Larkin's 'A Moose Boosh'
Publishers Weekly
"When I was a kid I loved poetry, and dinnertime was the most precious time of every day," said Larkin. "As an adult, I love writing poetry, and I sometimes bring a poem to share at dinner parties. A Moose Boosh is a mashup of those favorites, a book ...

'Maker Day' Saturday at Bernardsville library offers crafts to computers
New Jersey Hills
Library staffers Sarah Gillis will direct visitors in a hands-on craft creating a paper circuit using copper tape and LED lights, and Laura Shabazz will demonstrate how, with black-out poetry, one can combine a love of word finds and lists to reveal ...

Wall Street Journal

Nick Cave, Star of '20000 Days on Earth,' on Poets, Bandmates and Loneliness
Wall Street Journal
"Love & Fame" by Berryman is seen as more "confessional," with less artifice. Does that style interest you? It does, but I demand from that an imaginative step beyond the self. A lot of that stuff where the poets are just writing about what's happened ...

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Toronto Review: 'In the Crosswind' Delivers Poignant Emotions Via Motionless ...
Indie Wire (blog)
Daringly utilizing the cinematic medium by suppressing its inherent necessity for movement, Martti Helde's “In the Crosswind” tells the story of an obscure genocide in the Baltic region via a collection of astonishing “living pictures” (tableaux vivant ...

Black Press USA

Black Films and Black Artists Shine at 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
Black Press USA
But in fact, it's the brainchild of writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood who knows her way around a romantic drama (Love & Basketball). Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle), a singer, has been drive to superstardom by her overbearing stage mother (Minnie ...
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Why both love and Jihad are misinterpreted by Saffronised Indians?
This poetic verse expresses the freedom of birds, but in 21st century love birds need to define their love according to self-confessed contractors of religion. Love is a complex feeling. Mirza Ghalib tried to define it with poetry, Shahjahan tried to ...

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Performance series opens with concert at Armstrong State University
Savannah Morning News
26 with “We Have Both for a Long Time Been Silent,” a program that imagines songs as a series of love letters. The series ... “We will be projecting slides behind the stage, and will have poetry and solo piano and piano accompanied with voice,” Warsaw ...

The Express Tribune

A different lens: The scientific roots of classical Pashto poetry
The Express Tribune
PESHAWAR: Pashto poetry is popularly known as relating to either love or war. Modern scholars, however, are starting to dig deeper to the 'scientific core' of Pukhtun verses. “This region's classical poetry contains many unnoticed scientific ...

North Coast companies vie for honors in Martha Stewart contest
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
This week, the Cloverdale Historical Society will continue their Centennial Remembrance Speaker Series, an Artists' Reception will take place at Towers Gallery, local Poet Michelle Wing will read from her new book and the Cloverdale Lions Club will ...

Padecky: NFL is too big to fail
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
An industry that made $6 billion in 2013 has a lot of lawyers, public relations staff and imaginative marketers who can throw out those cutesy 30-second spots on Why I Love The NFL, like that little girl getting ready for the game by putting on eye ...

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