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The Guardian

Poem about struggle 'to love this world as it is' goes viral
The Guardian
A poem by US poet Maggie Smith that tackles “how hard it is to love this world as it is, and to teach my kids to love it”, has gone viral in the wake of this week's tragedies. Smith, who has released three books of poetry with small presses and won the ...



The Guardian

Four reasons to fall in love with poetry
The Guardian
... the plots get (at aged 11, I wrote a short story about magical tattoos that transport you to alternative universes, but hey, anything's possible in fiction...). Five years later, I've begun to discover another literary art form – poetry – and I'm ...



The Australian Financial Review

The love affair between science and poetry
The Australian Financial Review
Poetry and science seem like opposites – but the two have long been intertwined. At London's Roundhouse in June, performance poet Robin Lamboll's take was wonderfully dramatic. It featured a shouting, angry and judging voice performance on "science ...



The Sydney Morning Herald

The Hatred of Poetry review: Ben Lerner's chronicle of disappointment and love
The Sydney Morning Herald
No wonder one could come to hate poetry, having to make such a deal, and yet here he is, in love with that which defies realisation. As an authorial presence Lerner has previously been, paradoxically, remote yet confessional. These final pages, among ...
What's The Matter With Poetry?New Republic

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Myjoyonline.com

Poetry Delight: 'Love' by Nana Efua Rockson
Myjoyonline.com
What makes love grow sour? Why do we run away from one relationship and start another? Why do we get hurt in love relationships? Yet most of us are not afraid to fall in love again, over and over again? This poem explores some of the feelings of loving ...



WABC-TV

'Love is love is love is love': Orlando victims honored with music, poetry
WABC-TV
Lin-Manuel Miranda accepts the Tony for Best Original Score by performing a poem paying tribute to the Orlando shooting victims. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP). share; share; tweet; email. wabc. Monday, June 13, 2016. As the country learned of the ...

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Press-Enterprise

CARL LOVE: Of poetry and manual typewriters
Press-Enterprise
When I tell him my daughter Julia is a journalist in San Francisco, he says that his dream is to be a writer there. Angie Ruiz of Lake Elsinore and Carlos Payan of Murrieta are the next to drop by. On the spot, Mercier writes a poem, takes a photo and ...



Huffington Post

Love Will Be The Death Of Us
Huffington Post
I look down and a young woman with dreadlocks is sitting in a large armchair. I kneel beside her. We exchange pleasantries, sincere and open-hearted. I discover she's a spoken word poet. “Please share a poem!” I ask. She shakes her head, embarrassed.



StepFeed

14 beautiful love quotes from Nizar Qabbani's poetry
StepFeed
Qabbani's timeless and universal poetry transcended both time and culture, touching hearts and enriching minds across the world to this day and allowing him to remain one of the most widely-read poets. Qabbani wrote about everything from love, grief ...



The Guardian

Five poets go on tour: Carol Ann Duffy's travel diary begins
The Guardian
Sometimes at poetry readings, it's possible to take the pulse of how people who love poetry are feeling. Today, the air seems bruised with hurt – perhaps because of Orlando, or the murder of Jo Cox, or the gathering tsunami of the referendum. In this ...



Valley News

American Readers Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Poetry
Valley News
As a poet and professor of English and creative writing, I often feel like a cultural canary as I witness the staggering decline in liberal arts majors, not just at the college where I teach, but also at colleges and universities across the country ...



The Guardian

Carol Ann Duffy introduces poems for our love of bookshops
The Guardian
... their locality; and being almost always the only retailers to accept and sell 12 letter-pressed pamphlets by local poets. Their very existence is a kind of love and we – writers and readers – should love them in return by supporting them. See you ...



Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago State University leader Ronald 'Kwesi' Harris dead at 56
Chicago Sun-Times
At Chicago State, he's credited with creating a National Poetry Month event to counter negative race images; the Continuing the Journey Conference for black male high school students, a speakers series and a Student Leadership/Social Action group ...

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Montgomery Advertiser

Montgomery PRIDE: 'It's really all about love'
Montgomery Advertiser
Events continued Saturday night until midnight, with a variety of music, comedy and poetry. Special guest Ambrosia Starling of Dothan was also part of the event. Starling has recently been in the news after engaging in a war or words with Alabama Chief ...

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Reader View: Love and imagination — the heart of wedding season
Santa Fe New Mexican
Over seven centuries earlier, on a street near the river Arno, a young Florentine poet greeted, for only the second time, the woman who would inspire perhaps the greatest Italian poetry. So enthralled by this encounter with his beloved, Dante Alighieri ...

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Chattanooga Times Free Press

Genesis the Greykid: Taking the time to be present in life
Chattanooga Times Free Press
This doesn't mean one has to get into some serious relationship to find the love. What I'm implying is this: You'll never become a whole human being without love. So find something to fall in love with — a career, a song, a belief, a poem, a person ...



STLtoday.com

At home: Poet laureate fills University City home with memories, collections
STLtoday.com
She happened to attend one of his poetry readings, complimented him afterward and bought him a glass of wine. Not until two years later did they start dating. “I love intelligent men,” she says. “Adelia is the most loving person I've ever met,” he ...



Lakeport Library to host visit from California Poet Laureate
Lake County News
This internationally known poet, editor and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts will read from his newest book “99 Poems: New and Selected” and share his love of poetry and literacy. The program is free and open to the public. Gioia ...



Philly.com

Edison High students use gut-wrenching slam poetry as an antidote to adversity
Philly.com
"They will tell me the most terrifying things in the most nonchalant way," said Freda Anderson, the poetry team's co-coach. They mixed verses about teenage love with rhymes about dying young. Tyrone had a name for the students the city had lost:.



Planting a Love of Poetry
Hamilton College News
Emma Reynolds '17 is spending this summer pursuing one of her passions – poetry. The comparative literature concentrator is doing Emerson Grant-funded research on the construction of poetry syllabi at the college and high school level. The idea for her ...



UPROXX

Feel The Softer Side Of Michael Jordan With This Love Poem To His Grade School Crush
UPROXX
But did you know he was also quite the tender heart with an affinity for poetry? At least a younger Jordan apparently was, penning a love poem to his grade school crush. We know this because the note is going on auction with Goldin Auctions — and ...



UT The Daily Texan

Casa de Resistencia bookstore serves as refuge for UT Students
UT The Daily Texan
When she was a freshman, UT alumna Bianca Flores frequented poetry nights at Resistencia Bookstore to hear local poets of color and share her own work. New in town, Flores found comfort and community among the shop's bookshelves and artwork. Today ...



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

DA hopeful downplays erotic poetry book she published in 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Swanigan is the author of a recent book of erotic love poetry. In 2014, she published "Make Love to My Page," a 62-page book of erotic clip art and explicit poems with titles such as "Wrapped in Your Manhood," "Deep" and "The Forbidden Fruit." The book ...



Essay: The Quest for Ocean Vuong
Jakarta Post
When I learned of Vuong's background — born in 1988 on a rice farm in Saigon to an illiterate family, emigrated to the United States in 1990, and then only learning how to read at the age of 11 — the love I felt for his work grew deeper. Here is a ...



Mission Local

SF Trans Celebration Boos Pols and Says No to More Police
Mission Local
Pride Weekend began Friday afternoon with more than a 1,000 or or so revelers gathered in Dolores Park to celebrate with a Trans March that included signing, poetry and politics. Mayor Ed Lee and Scott Wiener arrived and were promptly booed off the ...

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Roanoke Times (blog)

'Grief Is the Thing with Feathers' rich in emotion, poetic allusion
Roanoke Times (blog)
Porter begins with two immediate links to Dickinson's poetry, the first with the substitution of “grief” for “hope” to make up his title and the second with the novel's epigraph, another Dickinson poem, “That Love is all there is.” However, the text ...



Ravalli Republic

These Poems Need Homes: Felines find adventure in fiascoes
Ravalli Republic
Dominic Farrenkopf displays a hardback and a paperback of his new self-published book of poetry - “These Poems Need Homes – To Make A Long Story Longer”. He will have a book signing party at the Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton, December 19, ...



Firstpost

Brooklyn Raga Massive: Matching notes with the raga ambassadors of New York
Firstpost
As the sitar and bansuri speak to each other and create their own poetry at the Rubin Museusm House in Chelsea (a popular neighbourhood tucked away to the far west end of New York City), the dark rain clouds looming overhead burst into a shower ...

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The Hillsdale Daily News

Educator of the Month: Amanda Waidely
The Hillsdale Daily News
... as: Poetry, Speaking and Listening, Themes in Literature. What is the best part of teaching? “One of the coolest parts of my job is that I am actually teaching with many of the same amazing teachers who taught me when I was in school. I love ...



The Guardian

Paul Beatty: 'Slam poetry, TED talks: they're for short attention spans'
The Guardian
He subsequently published two collections, Big Bank Take Little Bank (1991) and Joker, Joker Deuce (1994) which came out just as slam poetry was being hailed as a vibrant, multiracial, hip-hop-inflected antidote to the stuffiness and self-importance of ...


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