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The Surprisingly Erotic Poetry of Bertolt Brecht
The New Republic
Brecht's love poems might just as easily be dubbed the death of love poems, since he is concerned with the vicissitudes of love, with the manner in which one is first defined and then destroyed by love. You get the feeling that sex for Brecht is not ...



Canton's First Poet Laureate Indulges Love Of Language And Nature
Hartford Courant
"I live in an environment that is conducive to my love of language and my love of the natural world," Hofmann said. "When the poet position opened up I said, 'I must apply.' " Hofmann said a town poet laureate can help make poetry more accessible and ...



The Guardian

Clive Palmer's poetry unearthed and it's, er, well-meaning
The Guardian
He seems lovesick, or at least love fluey, at the time of writing – which, according to the author, was mostly a single December day. Most of the poems are dedicated to the pain and joy of love (To know love / is to know you/ and to know you/is to love ...

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Above the Law

Disgraced Law Dean Turns To Creepy Poetry
Above the Law
Look, maybe it's the fact that I had to listen to this over and over in writing this post, but Mitchell's actually pretty good. Too bad he had to publicly market himself as: “Remember that guy who got fired for allegedly being a skeevy horndog? Here's ...



'Urdu is a language of love, poetry'
Times of India
This is necessary to foster communal harmony and national integration. Let children learn different languages and imbibe our multicultural ethos. Urdu is a language of love and poetry and it should be promoted at all levels," said Congress MLA Amin Patel.

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CARL LOVE: A seed of poetry grows
Press-Enterprise
It's a routine I do every year with the elementary school kids I teach: We write poetry. I also read a bunch to them, hoping to inspire some to pursue it beyond the pretty pictures many like to draw with the verses they create. Kendra Avants was in my ...



Book review: 'Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love,' by James Booth
Washington Post
As late as the 1970s, it was hard to find Philip Larkin's poetry in American bookstores. I remember searching all over Washington for his first collection, “The North Ship” (1945), before locating a paperback in the now long-gone Daedalus Bookshop next ...



Telegraph.co.uk

England captain Wayne Rooney's secret love of poetry is revealed by former coach
Telegraph.co.uk
Dressing room convention dictates Bate is not allowed to reveal the full contents of the poem, but it is safe to say there were no rhyming couplets or iambic pentameters involved. But that did not matter. "Here was a young boy just expressing his love ...
Wayne Rooney's poetic side revealed by former England youth coachThe Guardian
Mishits: Former England Under-17 manager reveals Wayne Rooney's passion ...ESPN.co.uk (blog)

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Petoskey News-Review

Local author shares love and loss in poetry collection
Petoskey News-Review
A poem included in “Mostly Poems, “I'll love you forever,” was published in the Petoskey News-Review. Jean said her poems have also been included in the 2014 Bay View Literary Magazine and “Mostly Poems” is available at Horizon Books in Petoskey.

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Author presents poetry book 'How to Say I Love You in Indian'
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Gyasi Ross will present a book of poems, “How to Say I Love You in Indian,” at 3 today at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW. It has a foreword by Native activist, environmentalist and author Winona La Duke, and conveys Native love ...



TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)

John McCrae's poetry of love, loss and war
TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)
I'm old enough to have had the privilege of speaking with several veterans of the First World War, all of whom shared a reluctance to describe their service — and the ability to recite every word of In Flanders Fields. This much-loved three-stanza ...

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The Hindu

An enigma in life and death
The Hindu
How we loved him when we were young! In our late teens, we were aspiring poets trying to find our way in the literary jungle. At that age, who will not be smitten by love poetry like this, “I want to do with you, what spring does with the cherry trees ...

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New York Times

'Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love,' by James Booth
New York Times
James Booth's new biography of Philip Larkin is not very exciting, perhaps because Booth has the sense to leave the exciting writing to Larkin. But it is very welcome. If you believe that Larkin (1922-85) wrote some of the best English-language poems ...
Review: A New Life of Philip LarkinWashington Free Beacon

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Advocate.com

Richard Blanco Talks Pilgrims, Poetry, and His Princely New Memoir
Advocate.com
Sitting in a courtyard of an out-of-the-way Hollywood café, Blanco, now 46, reflects on the words of his late grandmother, who is painted in his coming-of-age book with the contrasting colors of love and exasperation reserved only for the closest of ...



St. Peter mourns death of ear-tugging, poetry loving, respect-commanding ...
Mankato Free Press
William D. Harvey, or, as his students called him, "Mr. Harvey" was a revered English teacher and poet at St. Peter High School for decades. He was also a World War II vet who thousands of students remembered fondly for his enthusiasm for teaching ...



New York Times

Jaap van Zweden Conducts New York Philharmonic
New York Times
In a section called “Love, Poetry,” a beguiling melodic line keeps teasing you into thinking it is going to settle down, but it just keeps spinning away. There are episodes with gossamer textures and others with pumped-up, frenzied climaxes. Mr. van ...



Slate Magazine (blog)

How the Bond Between Two Gay Men Produced Some of the Finest Poems of ...
Slate Magazine (blog)
There's no way of knowing if Sassoon and Owen had a sexual relationship at Craiglockhart, but Owen's later letters to Sassoon are full of love. Writing on Nov. 5, 1917, after he had been discharged from hospital and was returning to duty, Owen tells ...

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BBC News

Chile through Pablo Neruda's eyes
BBC News
Chilean poet Pablo Neruda once wrote that “love is so short, forgetting is so long”. Exploring Isla Negra, his favourite home overlooking the Pacific south of Valparaiso, I could see that these weren't just words on a page. Neruda never forgot his friends.



Daily Beast

The Birth of the Novel
Daily Beast
The poet Anne Carson also described her Autobiography of Red as a novel in verse, while works like Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire mingle long stretches of poetry with prose. Only the “narrative or tale” part of the definition remains, but a robust ...



The Guardian (blog)

Poem of the week: Canada by Katherine Stansfield
The Guardian (blog)
Petrarch spooled tireless love poems to Laura, a woman he'd apparently seen only once: the concept of inspiration by the unseen and unavailable is a deeply engrained tradition in western poetry. Here, “I've never seen you” is a statement unpicked and ...

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Wall Street Journal

The Real Philip Larkin
Wall Street Journal
In his poemLove” (1962) he wrote: “How can you be satisfied / Putting someone else first / So that you come off worst? / My life is for me. / As well ignore gravity.” “I think writing about unhappiness probably the source of my popularity, if I have ...



Death has no dominion with radiant poet Dylan Thomas
The Australian (blog)
That makes people surrender to Thomas, the way when they are young they surrender to the first stirring of desire, that strange sense of body and soul coming together at the prospect of love. If that sounds a bit much for mere poetry to achieve, listen ...



Channel News Asia

Lang Leav: On the darker side of romance and her love affair with the written word
Channel News Asia
The autograph session is for her second book, Lullabies, but Lang is already working on her third poetry book due to come out next year, as well as a romance novel, which she said explores the darker side of love. "I like to write about all aspects of ...



The Columbian

New on DVD: Thriller clichés abound in 'November Man'
The Columbian
Radcliffe and Kazan generate nice chemistry as two slightly awkward introverts, Wallace and Chantry, who bond over Magnetic Poetry while trying to avoid small talk with strangers at a party. To its credit, "What If" isn't entirely formulaic. For one ...

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AMERICAN LIFE IN POETRY: 'Rain rattles on the metal roof'
MyWebTimes.com
The neighbor's horses idle / under the roof / of their three-sided shelter, / looking out at the rain. / Sometimes / one or another / will fade into the shadows / in the corner, maybe / to eat, or drink. / Still, the others stand, / blowing out their ...



Album Review: Ghostface Killah – 36 Seasons
Consequence of Sound
With some exceptions (like his sexed-up Missy Elliott collaboration “Tush”, off 2004's The Pretty Toney Album, and 2009's R&B exploration Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City), most of Ghost's albums since Supreme Clientele have sounded like ...



The Guardian

There's gotta be something better than this: the underrated beauty of musical ...
The Guardian
In Company's Being Alive, the spine-tingling second part of the song sees Bobby singing the same lyrics as the first – but with subtle changes shifting his attitude to love from one of cynicism to a movingly vulnerable yearning for all of love's ...



Wall Street Journal

Helping Your Children Deck the Halls
Wall Street Journal
One of her favorite Dutch traditions mixes poetry and craft making for the gift-giving “surprise” celebrations marking Sinter-klaasavond, St. Nicholas's Eve, on Dec. 5. Children write a humorous poem about a family member or friend in the name of St ...



New York Times

Allan Kornblum, Independent Publisher, Dies at 65
New York Times
Allan Kornblum, whose love for poetry and printing led him to create Coffee House Press, a leading independent publisher widely respected for finding and nurturing new authors, died on Sunday at his home in St. Paul. He was 65. His wife, Cinda, said ...



Style.com

The Poetry of Ordinary Clothes: Tilda Swinton and Olivier Saillard Glorify ...
Style.com
I loved how they took time to look and just see not the fabrics or the color, but the stories.” Saillard was pleased with the responses: “Ordinary things have a special poetry. Even fashion people have utterly ordinary clothes they love. Perhaps in the ...



On Poetry: Stevie Howell's [Sharps] gives evidence that “anything can happen”
National Post
Notice that even as Howell celebrates breaking free from love and loss, each of those words have the faint umbilicus of a rhyme in the next line, “loss” clinging to “stuff,” and “love” clinging to “out of,” that bind-to even as they're breaking-from ...



STLtoday.com

Best Bets: Zoo's Wild Lights, Rock and Roll Craft Show and more
STLtoday.com
Deep in Mississippi, two brothers love the same woman, a situation that ends in tragedy. Decades later, when their younger brother sees his two sons heading for the same terrible fate, he wonders what he — and ... Although “The Nutcracker” has become ...



IPA book recognizes 20 Story County poets
Ames Tribune
For this poem, her father was the motivation. “He is my inspiration for poems and love of writing,” she said. Her dad is 98 and can't necessarily put the words on paper like he used to, but he still has a deep love for poetry and writing. The poem ...



Deeside Today

Local man uses his passion for Greece in new poetry book
Deeside Today
I also became interested in Greek poetry and folk-songs. “This book was started three years ago in conversation with Hazel McAllister, the Aberdeen artist who contributed a number of pictures to the project. She did some abstract paintings for my poems ...



Poetry evokes pain, horror of complicated Middle East conflict
The Williams record
This narrative of remembrance and documentation of extreme loss and erasure (of country, of family, of home, of life) was a theme in all of the poetry. But it was coupled with a powerful and ultimately hopeful message of love, hope and survival. Hammad ...



Lost in English? Try creating 'found poetry'
TES News
Poetry is the aspect of English that I love the most, so it is heartbreaking to hear the groans of students who find it a bore. I wanted to create a lesson that would show them the beauty of poetry and the variety of forms it can take. After a bit of ...



Boston Herald

Patti Smith's passions have led her into Oscar season
Boston Herald
She's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her work as a singer-songwriter and frontwoman of the Patti Smith Group ; named a commander of the French Ordre des Artes et des Lettres for work as a poet; and awarded the National Book Award ...



Theater events: 'It's a Wonderful Life' in Naperville
Chicago Daily Herald
A Brazilian maid would rather tell jokes than clean the house belonging to two doctors, whose marriage suffers after the husband falls in love with one of his patients. Those are the basics of Sarah Ruhl's "The Clean House." Ann Filmer ... An anxious ...

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Toronto Star

Canadian Opera Company takes its show on the road to elementary students
Toronto Star
Cat is soprano Aviva Fortunata who rolls her r's when she sings, fluffs her fur ruff and quotes bad poetry. She can no longer catch the mice that are eating her owner's valued books. Pandemonium breaks ... The performers say they enjoy the student ...



PopMatters

America Has a Fever and the Only Cure Is Poetry
PopMatters
If we are not in love with poems, the problem may be that we are not teaching the right poems.” First of all, this numinous “we” is problematic. Surely some people in a given society have loved and will continue to love poetry so its appreciators need ...



BU Today

Renowned “Poet of the Personal” to Read Tonight
BU Today
In addition to being compared to Whitman, she has also been branded a “confessional” poet in the vein of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. Olds says she prefers to think of herself as a “poet of the personal, the intimate subjects like birth, sex, death ...

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New York Times

To Russia, With Tough Love
New York Times
Children in Moscow schools used to learn poetry meters and rhyming patterns and could tell an iamb from an anapest, but a couple of years ago the government decided to cut the number of instruction hours devoted to Russian — and the study of feet and ...



The Poetry of Loss and Redemption
Patheos (blog)
A few months ago, I stood in the cold corner of a funeral home with a twenty-one year-old college student whom I have come to love and admire very much over four years of teaching her. Just a day earlier, she was taking notes in her English literature ...



At the library
Seacoastonline.com
Authors Richard Hoffman and Kathleen Aguero will talk about their new books; Hoffman's memoir “Love & Fury” and Aguero's poetry collection “After That”. Both Hoffman and Aguero will read from their books, talk about their work, and sign copies for ...

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Dublin Spoken Word Festival line-up revealed
RTE.ie
The festival is presented as 2014 as part of Love Dublin with partners Dublin Genius, Lingo and Poetry Ireland and will present the best emerging talents in poetry and the spoken word, along with some of the country's best loved poets with discussion ...



Wall Street Journal

Brave New China
Wall Street Journal
“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric,” said the German philosopher Theodor W. Adorno in 1949. In the dystopian parable “Death Fugue,” Chinese writer Sheng Keyi explores the same maxim a quarter of a century ... In the wake of his continuing ...

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Mashable

Death Comes to Pemberley and four more P.D. James books to read
Mashable
... Martingale. In the process he uncovers a complex web of family secrets and suspicion. If you like Cover Her Face there are 13 more books with the poetry-writing, Jaguar-driving Dalgliesh at the helm, charting his rise to the rank of Commander in ...
'Queen Of Crime' PD James Was A Master Of Her Craft90.3 KAZU
British crime writer P.D. James dies at age 94Chicago Tribune
Mystery Writer P.D. James Has Died At Age 94Bustle

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12 Days of Artsy Christmas: Our guide to buying gifts made by South Sound artists
TheNewsTribune.com
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me … a gift made by a local artist. Yes, the ... Or even more than that: Tacoma's newest literary publication collects new and established writers' fiction, essays and poetry in “Creative Colloquy ...

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Baton Rouge area calendar for Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2014
The Advocate
Photo provided by the LSU School of Music -- The LSU Wind Ensemble will present a concert Tuesday in the LSU Union Theater. Titled 'Metamorphosis,' the concert will offer music that transforms sound and musical landscape. The concert will be conducted ...



Sydney Morning Herald

Aficionado: A Jazz Memoir by poet Geoff Page pays homage to jazz
Sydney Morning Herald
It's surprising to learn that Geoff Page has a love of jazz that goes even further back than his love of poetry. The Canberra Times poetry editor and long-time fixture on the Australian poetry landscape, Page has published 21 collections of poetry and ...

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Omaha World-Herald

Kooser's 'American Life in Poetry' (Nov. 23)
Omaha World-Herald
Related Stories. Related: Kooser's 'American Life in Poetry' (Nov. 16). Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:00 am. Kooser's 'American Life in Poetry' (Nov. 23). I love poems with sudden surprises, and here's one by Jennifer Gray, a Nebraskan. Will you ...



The Rhyming Coders and free verse
Bangalore Mirror
The genesis of the Rhyming Coders can be traced to the poetry club at Infosys where the nine members had worked before moving out as part of the career progression moves they made over the years. "Though we work in different companies, our love for ...



Peterborough Telegraph

Grand opening for Peterborough Literacy Campaign
Peterborough Telegraph
... to express myself through writing and speaking has been essential for finding a career I love.” A 'Love Peterborough' poetry competition is also underway. It will be judged by Warwick and the winning poems will be displayed in selected Stagecoach ...



New Glasgow poet and artist addresses mental illness through art
The News
Though she's been writing since she was a kid, encouraged by her mother's love of the poetic word, painting was new for her. She started to realize the free-verse words she was putting to paper during the same time period were of a similar theme.



The Guardian

Aditya Thackeray: 24-year-old scion of India's controversial political dynasty
The Guardian
If you ask anyone, they will tell you the Thackerays love Mumbai.' Photograph: ... He reads histories of the British monarchy, enjoys poetry and cricket, looks forward to family holidays overseas and to, one day, taking decisions that can change ...

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Edmonton Journal

World & jazz music: Sufi concert aims to entertain and enlighten about Islamic ...
Edmonton Journal
Karim Gillani released his exquisite second CD Raah-E-Ishq:The Path of Love last June, featuring a mix of ancient and contemporary poets put to song with a backing ensemble of over 20 musicians and singers from the local community and the University of ...

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Christine Flowers: A salute to some stalwart ladies
The Delaware County Daily Times
We've been hearing a lot about that war on women that, depending on who you talk to, is raging on, has entered a holiday armistice or was just a figment of Sandra Fluke's imagination. I, of course, think it's a figment, but I know from my emails that ...



The absolutely ordinary extraordinary Les Murray
The Australian
“Clive always wanted to be a poet, but he wasn't quite good enough.” Boom. But he loves Clive James dearly, misses all of his 1960s Sydney University contemporaries, misses their fight. “We all have our cards marked, but I just wish Clive was dying a ...

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Jill Goldson: Why we fall for old flames
New Zealand Herald
Ever wonder what happened to that person you had a love affair with way back? Like really wonder – to the point of finding out? You are not alone – and you have much company if you are considering going a step further and actually making contact – a ...

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Daily News & Analysis

For the sweet cookie-toothed
Daily News & Analysis
The love for baking is not one that allows you to create pure food-poetry; it also leads you to achieve clarity on what you want from life. At least that's the case with Neha Sethi. A finance degree holder from The Wharton School Of Business, Neha ...



The Age

How America won the culture war
The Age
First, Jean-Luc Godard loved American movies, but then went on to spend the better part of his career denouncing Hollywood and all it produces; late in the piece Lars von Trier turns up to film his obsessive hate letters. ... Because he is more ...

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Blessed with the wings of poetry
Hindustan Times
Interestingly, like Jashandeep Singh, Jagreet Virk also credits his grandfather for his love for poetry. "Right from my school days, my grandfather would gift me a new story book or a book on poetry. After all, he believed that books are like best ...



A mind to kiss
The Hindu
What started in Kerala as the 'Kiss of Love' has now spread to other parts of the country, with social media only too happy to be the vehicle of choice for opinions, trolls and information. Poetry has its fair share of kissing and more. I am reminded ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Van Morrison: 'Lord Byron learned to love despair. I wish I could'
Telegraph.co.uk
"It's difficult to understand how people supposed to be so uneducated, like Lightnin', were coming up with Elizabethan language and imagery in songs that were like poetry," Morrison said. He talked here with real fondness about the jazz and blues he ...

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Seattle Globalist

Poetry on Buses, rebooted to reflect diverse ridership
Seattle Globalist
At the Moore Theatre on Monday, the crowd laughed, cried, whistled for friends and family, and cheered 'we love you Carlos!' as the youngest poet cowered behind the podium, terrified. Young people from Youth Speaks Seattle shouted poems from the ...
Making it new with MooreThe Hindu

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Interview: Nate "N.D." Wilson talks Hisao Kurosawa, stories, and The Hound of ...
Shadowlocked
Author/screenwriter/director Nate "N.D." Wilson has recently directed an 18-minute short film called The Hound of Heaven, based on the 19th century poem of the same name by Francis Thompson. It's uncharacteristically gritty for a Victorian faith poem ...



SunHerald.com

In Baghdad cafe, poetry – not politics – sparks the debate
SunHerald.com
The dispute was over a poem about unrequited love. “I don't believe he wrote this poem,” Mustapha said of its author, prompting finger wags and tongue clicks of disagreement. “I believe he stole it from another poet. I say this because he never wrote ...

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They keep asking: Why would anyone want to live in Alabama?
AL.com
Like poetry. The ways and the words of the South are like song for our souls. But that won't get it done for idiots who would turn us all into L'il Abners. The truth is we live here because we know a different Alabama. It is a place that trained ...



Daily Mail

William Shakespeare's sexuality row breaks out between experts
Daily Mail
He said: 'When a poet whose name is William writes poems of anguished and unabashed sexual frankness which pun on the word "will" — 13 times in [Sonnet] No 135 ... it is not unreasonable to conclude that he may be writing from the depths of his own ...
Shakespeare scholar suffers slings and arrows over whether bard was gayThe Province
Shakespearean scholars clash over 'gay' bardTelegraph.co.uk

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The Australian

Media Watch Dog 253
The Australian
Your man O'Brien was a strident critic of literary types who wrote incomprehensible prose, poetry, correspondence and the like and/or who spoke in an incomprehensible tongue. A warrior against written and spoken sludge. In one of his columns in The ...

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The Australian Financial Review

Why women love complications
The Australian Financial Review
Béatrice Rouhier, Chaumet's watch manager in Paris, says women are looking for poetry. “For women, the point is, yes, it is a technical watch – but it is a watch that tells a story,” she says. In Chaumet's “Catch me . . . if you love me” watch, the ...



Northwich Guardian

Student poets recognised in national competitions
Northwich Guardian
Her poem, 'Silenced Voices', was selected for the Young Writers' Anthology called War of Words. The competition's theme was also conflict. “Writing is huge passion of mine, I have my own blog and love to write poetry so I'm really proud to have been ...



The Guardian

The National review – better at close-up magic
The Guardian
Ohio's the National thrived for a decade in dive bars and theatres, their songs tense fusions of the urgent and the languid, the private and the profound, enrapturing audiences convinced that they were at a musical poetry reading going beautifully and ...

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17 Thanksgiving Songs About Food to Get You in the Mood for Seconds — LISTEN
Bustle
Music, is after all, the food of love (at least according to Shakespeare, and who am I to argue with him?), so it's no surprise that many songs are about all of ... Each instrument coming together to create living poetry. And when the meal is over, and ...



Poughkeepsie Journal

Plan your weekend fun with our events calendar
Poughkeepsie Journal
24, Darlene Love; March 8, "Sister Act;" March 29, Celtic Woman. www.ikehall.com. Mid-Hudson Civic Center — 14 Civic Center .... Poetry and performance art — Inquiring Mind Bookstore and Cafe, 65 Partition St., Saugerties. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Laura ...

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Forbes India

Poetry is the most democratic of the arts, says Vijay Seshadri
Forbes India
And what about his love for poetry, where did that come from? “There is no such thing as poetry out there,” he counters. “You fall in love with a poem. So I fell in love with certain poems. As the number of those poems kept growing, my interest in the ...
A turn for the verseDeccan Chronicle

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Your Weekend Outing Events
NewsDay
7 Arts Theatre, Avondale AFRO-FUSION group Mokoomba and jazz sensation Victor Kunonga tonight entertain revellers at a concert slated for 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale, Harare. Ngoma Nehosho is behind the show which will see Kunonga sharing the stage ...



Homicide Watch Chicago

Girlfriend: Genorel Martin enjoyed reading, writing
Homicide Watch Chicago
Wesley, 24, described Martin as an intelligent person who loved to read and write. He especially enjoyed reading The Holy Bible and the works of authors Cornell West and Robert Green, she said. Martin was clever with words and enjoyed writing poetry ...



Sydney Morning Herald

Poets Pinsky and Muldoon conjure magic at the Singapore Writers' Festival
Sydney Morning Herald
Between talks on ASEAN politics, terrorism and hawker food, I sought out more of the many poetry sessions. Veteran Edwin Thumbo spoke about ancient history and colonialism in his work while the younger Cyril Wong explained his gay love poems to an ...



WLTX.com

Creative Protest In Support Of Michael Brown
WLTX.com
He's chosen to protest non-violently by posting video's of his poetry online. ... "I think it is important to show more of peaceful side of protest because people love to take the negatives out of protesting and make it seem like we are just rebels ...



Spectator.co.uk

A choice of children's books for Christmas
Spectator.co.uk
There are so many books where it's the combination of author and illustrator that makes you love them. In the case of The Flying Classroom and The Parent Trap (£7.99 each, ... Axel Scheffler is an illustrator that every child knows from The Gruffalo ...



Philipstown.info

HVSF's All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at St. Mary's
Philipstown.info
They exchanged gifts of tobacco, rum and chocolates; even photographs of love ones. They sang songs, played a game of soccer, and buried each other's dead. Upon orders from above, they ... “For the most part, they are 'man on the ground' journal ...



American Life in Poetry
The Spokesman Review
I love poems with sudden surprises, and here's one by Jennifer Gray, a Nebraskan. Will you ever see depressions puddled with rain without thinking of the image at her conclusion? Horses. The neighbor's horses idle. under the roof. of their three-sided ...



The Daily Star

A Powerful Voice
The Daily Star
It was in Iran, for example, that Khalvati later experienced a very different interaction between poetry and society. “In the UK,” she says, “poetry is the Cinderella of the arts. It has a tiny, barely visible cultural role. Its readers are almost ...

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Grounded to God
Aquila Style
For many, knowledge of Sufism begins with Rumi, a 13th-century Sufi mystic known for his poetry, and ends with an image of whirling dervishes, the 'men in long robes and tall hats who turn continuously on one foot,' as described by leading Sufi scholar ...



A poet with a purpose
Aquila Style
Whereas before she limited her work to social/political commentaries, Alia observed the comfort communities have in experiencing 'intense trauma-focused poetry'. 'So when I began writing love poems and performing them, those “age old lovepoems ...



Lost (Classic): “SOS”/“Two For The Road”
A.V. Club DC
There was a lot written later in Lost's life about how the second and third seasons showed the problems with Lost's flashback conceit, and over the course of these reviews there have been weak flashbacks where I've contributed to this discourse.



Sydney Morning Herald

A limp excuse: Should we applaud actors who fake disabilities?
Sydney Morning Herald
I love Brennan, the squeaky voice, the toothless grin, the beady eye, his every imperfection. In Rio Bravo, directed ... Hawks directed that one too and it was Hawks, more even than John Ford, who saw the beauty and poetry in Wayne. By beauty, I also ...

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Breitbart News

Thanksgiving: Daniel Webster's Plymouth Oration
Breitbart News
Poetry is, in this respect, but the handmaid of true philosophy and morality; it deals with us as human beings, naturally reverencing those whose visible connection with this state of existence is severed, and who may yet exercise we know not what ...



'Voices' project has an outlet for inmates' kids
DesMoinesRegister.com
The 18-year-old girl stood up at a Thanksgiving celebration in a northeast side church. She'd been asked to read a poem she wrote to her mother in a summer poetry class. But Breanne Shiner couldn't do it. Each time she started, she was overcome by tears.



Love Money Ambition: Finding Your Sweet Spot and Career
Pulse
I wanted to go to poetry readings, do small press publishing, and most of all I wanted the supportive environment to WRITE. Tom took me out for a beer at a local pub in San Marcos. Here's what he said. "You are making a good living doing what you do well.



Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Book Briefs for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2014
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Local poet Lee Mallory is set to present “Loves and Love Undone,” a free poetry performance with Michael Love on drums, at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Wimbledon Tennis Club, 3930 Swenson St. For more information, call 702-735-9532.



Poetry in Translation: A Conversation with Kätlin Kaldmaa
Huffington Post
I love translating, however; it is the best creative writing school ever. At some point I took back my life and started writing down all those poems that were neatly stored away in the drawers of my mind. One might think I wrote like crazy, a couple of ...

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The Skinny

Email Address Your preferred updates Scotland Northwest
The Skinny
Whilst Bell explains that touring with US-raised kindred spirits The Growlers have had a lot of influence on their live shows, his latest musical love affair off-stage is Esperanza Spalding; a bassist whose challenging jazz is far cry from the ...

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The Age

Top 10 films
The Age
Besides being Stanton's finest hour, it's a prime example of the modernised cowboy poetry that director Wim Wenders and writer Sam Shepard have both made their own. Screens as part of a Kinski retrospective. ... Norman Kaye and Wendy Hughes play ...



FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
Fairfield Daily Republic
Poetry by the Bay: Open word, open mic poetry and live music, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday, The Hub Vallejo, 350 Georgia St. Free. 348-2008. “The Polar Express”: 5:30 ... 5; Bobby Love & Sugar Sweet, 9 p.m. Dec. 6; 726 First St., Benicia.

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Julien Elementary earns recognition for Red Ribbon Week efforts
The Turlock Journal
9, when students from Julien will go to SCOE to receive a plaque for truly embodying this year's theme: “Love Yourself. ... In addition to decorating the school to the fullest capacity, students wrote poetry, essays, and conducted presentations in ...

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Rappler

The UAAP goes through Alyssa Valdez and Ateneo
Rappler
MANILA, Philippines - I started my love affair with UAAP basketball during the turn of the century. At that time, Philippine collegiate hoops was ruled by the De La Salle Green Archers, which boasted talented stars who seemed invincible and unbeatable.

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A list of readings and workshops
Buffalo News
She is the author of over of more than 30 books of poetry and prose including “In Her Own Image” (1980), “In a Time of Violence” (1994), “Against Love Poems” (2001), “Domestic Violence” (2007), and her “New Collected Poems” (W.W. Norton and Co., 2008).

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Student Pulse

The Sexual and the Spiritual in John Donne's Poetry: Exploring "The Extasie ...
Student Pulse
As a metaphysical poet, John Donne uses imaginative and ironic conceits in his poetry which often address topics like love and religion. Bozanich (1975) explains how Donne as an expert metaphysical poet frequently treated themes such as the union of ...


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