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Love poems?
City Pulse
Wednesday, April 23 – With spring finally thawing out the bitterness of winter, the Old Town Poetry Series ends its season with one more event. On Thursday, local poets Ann Andrews and Dorothy Brooks will appear at the Creole Gallery in Old Town to ...

15 best poetry books of all time
Pushkin's masterpiece is a novel in verse, about love badly timed, rivalries and loneliness – but with highly entertaining digressions and vibrant characters. (Vikram Seth's The Golden Gate is a joyous narrative poem about San Francisco in the same ...

Wesleyan Connection (blog)

Ode to Poetry: Showing the literary love in celebration of National Poetry Month
Gaston Gazette
When's the last time you read a poem? For most people, it's probably been a long time. But with April being National Poetry Month, now's the perfect opportunity to renew your interest and get back in touch with America's most famous poets and poems. To ...
Free poems? Poetry class writes rhymes on the spotGW Hatchet (subscription) (blog)
5 Questions for Poets: Part 4Huffington Post
GWU professor talks National Poetry MonthShelby Star
Baltimore Sun -Wesleyan Connection (blog)
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Tim McNulty: a poet and naturalist in love with the Olympic Mountains
The Oregonian
Writer and environmental activist Tim McNulty has long been a thoughtful voice in the Pacific Northwest, defending the land and its preservation. His newest book, "Ascendance," is a collection of poems reflecting daily life with his family, his young ...

Annual poetry slam awards writers
UNCW Seahawk
Deidra Parker wrote a love poem. She talked about wanting a man to fall desperately in love with her and how she wanted him to think about her every minute of the day. The end of the poem took a turn. She noted that the man would love her, and in ...

There's always a poem to finish
The News Journal
Jane Miller says if she only had 24 hours to live, she'd finish the poem she'd just started. “You know what they say about your first love being the most charged? In writing, that's the way I feel about poetry,” says Miller, who was awarded the 2014 ...


TRENDER: Rick Benjamin, Rhode Island Poet Laureate
Benjamin is the author of two books of poetry: Floating World (2013) and Passing Love (2010). Works from these collections have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals across the globe, including: Ars Poetica, American Poets in the 21s Century: ...

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Poetry Month 2014: We Need Writers So We Can Continue to Exist
Huffington Post
Most teachers don't have the luxury of a guest poet and face the tight demands (dare I say shackles?) of testing mandates, but I know there are many teachers who love poetry and will not be deterred. I love how sensitive and brave the fifth graders in ...

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What was Rumi talking about?
The reason we love poetry so much is because it is a venue where we let our imaginations soar. The best poets are ones that most people can identify with in some way. Poems that speak to universal meanings can be flexible in their applications to ...

Pasadena Now

Rattle Magazine Presents Issue #43 Love Poems
Pasadena Now
This spring Rattle focuses on the love poem, with new work by 40 poets. From sonnets, triolets, and villanelles, to free verse, letters, and lyrics—we spent a year looking for love, in all the ways a poet can slice it. Old love new love, red love ...

The Guardian (blog)

Poem of the week: The Anniversary by John Donne
The Guardian (blog)
Theodore Redpath, editor of the Methuen University Paperback edition (1987) suggests it recalls the poet's first meeting with his teenaged wife-to-be, Ann More, in 1598. Autobiography can never be assumed, but fidelity in love is clearly the poem's ...

San Antonio Current

Poet Jenny Browne on Long Walks and Love Letters to Strangers
San Antonio Current
The Yanaguana is not just a place forgotten in history. The waters that once satisfied the thirst of our early settlers continue to nurture deep thought in the writers of San Antonio. Our river is one of poet Jenny Browne's favorite places in the city ...

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Inaugural poet Richard Blanco recalls how he fell in love with words
Los Angeles Times
What does it take to be a writer: A room of one's own? A weakness for words? To celebrate the Festival of Books, we asked some celebrated authors to recall a turning point in their evolution as writers. How did I decide to become a poet? Well, that's ...

The Coast Halifax

At the Library: Celebration in April brings attention to art of poetry
Lehigh Acres News Star
"Granger's Index to Poetry." This comprehensive tool provides author, subject, first line and last line index to more than 80,000 poems, located in more than 400 anthologies. "A Book of Love Poetry," edited by J. Stallworthy. More than 190 poets are ...
Savoring poetryRepublica
Poetry saves livesThe Coast Halifax
On the Shelves: Feel poetry's power, magicPoughkeepsie Journal
Northwest Public Radio
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Countdown to 'Mad Men': Read a Don Draper-inspired poem
At this point on Mad Men, Don Draper isn't inspiring any of his co-workers or family members. But Leah Umansky finds a lot to love about the character — so much that she just published a chapbook of poetry inspired by the AMC drama. Umansky, a poet ...

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Milton Keynes MKWeb

Poet picks up prize for Milton Keynes poem
Milton Keynes MKWeb
The retired 64-year-old told MKWeb about some of the other poems she has written following events in her life, including living and loving a heroine addict for eight years. Liz says this is one of her better poems (see below), as it really portrays the ...

Poems Celebrate Hartford's Collective Identity
Hartford Loves Poetry, an inaugural two-week festival April 7 to 19, was organized and curated by award-winning poet Bessy Reyna, and sponsored by the City of Hartford's Marketing, Events and Cultural Affairs Division in cooperation with the Hartford ...

Finalists announced for Common Good Books love poem competition
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
"Custodian," Maureen Cassidy Jenkins, Carnegie PA / "Galaxies," Ken Katzen Columbia MD / "New year love," Kristal Leebrick, St. Paul / "At Louie Arco's," Kathleen Novak, Minneapolis / "Migration," Nancy-Jean Pement, Thousand Oaks, CA / "String ...

Reagler: Poetry programs are building city's culture of creativity
A favorite poem can become like a favorite song that you listen to in order to change your mood or outlook. A poem can evoke feelings of grief for a loved one, it can make you laugh aloud, or even draw you to fall in love! Students fall in love with ...

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Hillsborough victims remembered: Rick Jones - a young man who loved poetry ...
Rick and Tracey were both killed in the disaster but Stephanie survived - and described the couple in court as being 'in love' and 'very, very happy'. Rick's mother Doreen was also in court to pay tribute to her son. Mrs Jones said: "Rick was born on 5 ...

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Barnstable Patriot

The lyrical poetry of Rich Villar
Barnstable Patriot
As the title suggests, it is a book of love poems, 74 pages dedicated to one past relationship of Villar's. As he's so well known for his apt and poignant political verse, I was surprised to receive a first book by this poet on the romantic rather than ...

Mother's Day poems: the best poems for Mothering Sunday
Rossetti dedicated a whole collection of poems to her mother, and started them off with a touching sonnet about the timeless nature of familial love. This one is best for mothers who like tradition, art, and being reassured that they spent enough time ...

Daily Mail

Must-Hear Poem From Dad To Boys (Or Girls) Who Might Want To Date His ...
Huffington Post
"I have been teaching her love all of her life, and all that I ask is that you continue the lesson," Parent, who describes himself on his website as a software engineer and performance poet, recited in a presentation of his poem at the 2014 College ...
WATCH: Hilarious Utah poet lays down law to boys who may one day date his ...New York Daily News
After Watching This Dad's Message to 'Boys Who May One Day Date My
Watch This Father Warn Off His Daughter's Future Suitors... With An Epic ...Co.Create
Daily Mail -13WHAM-TV
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Slate Magazine (blog)

April Should Be Mathematical Poetry Month
Slate Magazine (blog)
If you're looking for a whole book of math poems about love and love poems that employ the trappings of math, check out Strange Attractors, edited by Glaz with JoAnne Growney, a mathematician and poet who blogs about the intersection of the two fields ...
You're a poet, and you didn't even know itBlack and Magenta
Library Lines: Celebrating big for Poetry
Cesar Chavez Central Library hosting youth poetry contestStockton Record

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National Post

Michael Lista, On Poetry: Some Dance, by Ricardo Sternberg
National Post
His optimism, his consistency, his constancy could just as well go by another name: love. Some Dance is the latest proof that Sternberg is maybe the very best love poet writing in this country. In “No Love Lost,” he wants us to be able, like ...

Deseret News

Poets, established and aspiring, meet to discuss, celebrate craft
Deseret News
"We do this because we love poetry," Cummings said. "We want to see it grow among people our own age." His mother, Felicia, said he was always an incredibly verbal child, who spoke and read from an early age. At age two, she said, he would tell himself ...

The Asia Project moves University crowd through poetry
BG News
His poems ranged from humorous love poems about the 1990s to moving poems about his family and God. One of the most emotional and difficult poems he ever had to write was a poem written in memory of his sister who passed away. “That poem is not ...

Edward Hirsch on the 'soul-making activity' of poetry
Washington Post (blog)
Hirsch did not read from “Gabriel,” which will be published in September by Knopf, but over the course of our 75-minute conversation, he read a number of other poems from his eight collections and talked about his treatment of sleep, work, love and ...

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Open mic opens hearts to poetry and music
Bakersfield Californian
"A thankful heart is close to the riches of the universe," Sharpe-Mouzon chanted. She shared with the audience the impetus behind her poem "Love Loves You Back," that love must be a two-way street. "Love loves you back," she recited. "And that's a ...

Pathway students express themselves through poetry slam
For student Emily Kilner, who shared her original work at February's Poetry Slam, “It's an amazing way to express your poetry and know you'll not be judged.” Fellow student Sheigh Williamson said, “I love the fact that I can cry and I'm free to express ...

Insert Bad Poetry Here
Harvard Crimson
I think I might start writing bad poetry again. I might compare love to thunderstorms and whirlwinds, a certain someone's eyes to the depthless ocean, the happiness I feel to dancing in the rain. I might even force a few rhymes. In writing badly, I'll ...

Poetry Pairing | 'The Salutation'
New York Times (blog)
After reading the poem and the article, tell us what you think — or suggest other Times content that could be matched with the poem instead. ... “Americans,” on the other hand, “have a love affair with vanilla and powdery scents.” With my son ...

Washington Post

CK Williams on his foray into prose poetry
Washington Post
I had all these partial poems and partial prose things, and all of a sudden it seemed to become important to finish them all. And then I had a book. That's sort of a nice surprise. The section “Catherine's Laughter” is a beautiful love poem to your ...
Irish-born poet celebrated for his wit, use of punsBU Today
National Poetry Month: Local writers share their favorite poemsColumbus Alive
WDN Poetry Contest finalist: The BridgeWinona Daily News
The Philadelphia Tribune -Commonweal
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Q&A: Indian-American Pulitzer Poetry Prize Winner
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Mr. Seshadri: I didn't become a poet because I fell in love with poetry, and I don't think anyone becomes a poet because they fall in love with poetry. I think they become poets because they fall in love with certain poems and identify with them so ...

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Michael J. Rosen: 'Read poets from other countries, in other languages, if ...
Imitate what you love about other poets. Many other poets. Read poets from other countries, in other languages, if possible. Join a writing group, find a colleague with whom to share work continuously—and be nimble with revisions, experiment with ...

10 Terms You Need to Know to Understand Poetry
Huffington Post
Poetry is meant to inspire readers and listeners, to connect them more deeply to themselves even as it links them more fully to others. But many people feel put off by the terms of poetry, its odd vocabulary, its notorious difficulty. They may like or ...

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Lincolnwood Library to host authentic After Hours Poetry Night
Skokie Review
The Arlington Heights resident left his teaching career more than 15 years ago to pursue his love of poetry, and began educating children with workshops and poetry performances. “My mission is to harness the playfulness of literacy to build poetry in ...

Here comes rhymin' Ramona
The Durango Herald
In her newly published book of poetry, Loveknots to Lariats, she leaves behind a legacy – a lifetime of poems ranging from love and life to the Old West. Her love of poetry began at a tender age. At family gatherings she would recite poems she'd memorized.

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Love's labor rewarded as winning poems celebrate Bard's birth
Five poems were selected to be included in Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre's current production of "Romeo and Juliet," each to be read as interludes between acts. They were chosen for their poetic quality and their adherence to the themes of the play.

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Dad's Passionate Poem: 'To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter'
It's a humorous, passionate rant of a poem; Parent insists that potential dates "only approach me with love for my daughter." He claims "there will be no daddy issues for your teenage talons" and declares, "if you break her heart, I will hear it snap ...

Poet's Pause winners revealed
Whistler Question
Both poems were read aloud at a council meeting here April 15, and will be read again at a public ceremony, which will be held in Alta Lake Park this summer. “I love poetry,” said Whistler mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden, who read The Way of the Listeners ...

Renaissance Singers put poetry to music
Cambridge Times
The 17-year-old Glenview Park Secondary School student's poem about the Bible's fallen apostle Judas, entitled The Shame of Love, was the inspiration for a specially commissioned piece to be performed by Waterloo Region's Renaissance Singers, as part ...

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This Bangladeshi Boeing engineer is also Seattle's hottest new poet
Seattle Globalist
Last week, he sat down with me as I began to unpeel the layers of the soft-spoken engineer-slash-poet who loves death metal and Rihanna, used to be a test driver for BMW, and is enchanted by rain. Welcome to Seattle, Zubair Ahmed. (Photo courtesy ...

Education Week News

Why Poetry Matters
Huffington Post
Be courageous and put your own story, what you are feeling and experiencing right now, into a poem, today. Encourage children to fall in love with poetry by reading aloud to them from the great poets whose names you know, and also the ones who are ...
What's Wrong With Poetry Books for Children: A Teacher's LamentEducation Week News
Top 5 obscure American poets for National Poetry

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An American Original Meets English Romantic Poet
Valley News
When the singer Martha Redbone began to record her most recent album, The Garden of Love, which sets the poems of William Blake to music, her benchmark of artistic success was whether it evoked her maternal great-grandmother singing on her porch in ...

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13 Poetry Collections For People Who Think They Don't Like Poetry
Huffington Post
The Rose, Li Young Lee: Lee is a poet who values plain language and isn't afraid to veer towards sentimentality when addressing universal themes like love and family. This is Lee's first book and his later works are more sophisticated, but I still love ...

Australian poet reads to Riverina
Daily Advertiser
Sitting in an old house at the Booranga Writers Centre, with countless poetry books sprawled across the table, Mr Pretty's humble nature and love of poetry is clear. Currently, Mr Pretty is in residence at the Booranga Writers Centre, where he will ...

'Muses And Metaphor' Kicks Off National Poetry Month
St. Louis Public Radio
MARTIN: I love it. Well, thank you for that. Well, in addition to your own poems, the other challenge that you've agreed to undertake is to look at the poems coming in on Twitter. So you've already picked some that have stood out for you. And you're ...

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Photo by Leland James
But poetry was my first love—I wanted to commit myself to it and do it right, which I could to do when my wife and I permanently moved to Bellaire from St. Augustine, Florida in order to take care of her parents. She's fifth-generation Bellaire. How ...

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Exclusive: Benghazi 'scapegoat' Raymond Maxwell on life and poetry
His poetry, found here and here is compelling. Raymond, or "Ray" also has a blog, which started out as a compilation of Maxwell's work, and ultimately became a "collection of poetry." He developed his love for poetry when he was a child and said "it is ...

Lisa Coffman's second book of poems, 'Less Obvious Gods,' elegantly ...
New Times SLO
The patriarchal saint of Surrealism, André Breton, wrote that “poetry is made in a bed like love”—but what he meant was that the best poetry is made that way. In Lisa Coffman's Less Obvious Gods, this is exactly how the poems are made. Coffman, who ...

Nina Cassian, Romanian Poet Exiled for Skewering Regime, Dies at 89
New York Times
Intense, passionate and cleareyed, Ms. Cassian's poetry often centered on the nature of erotic love and — both before her exile and after — of loss, death and decay. In “Ballad of the Jack of Diamonds,” published in The New Yorker in 1990 in a ...
Recent deaths: Cassian, Feliciano, Garcia

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CSUN honors life of Mexican poet-diplomat with panel discussion
Daily Sundial
Paz's love of rhetoric was a big part of his life. Pedro Serrano, professor of philosophy and letters at UNAM, said Paz had the ability to speak about anything. Serrano said in an interview, Paz was asked what kind of writer he was. “He answered, 'I'm ...

Boston-based poet makes a connection between poetry and personal struggles
It was signed, “Your one true love, Dope.” Ganem is an admirable example of a poet who proves poetry doesn't have to be conventional or, what many fear, Shakespearean. In fact, I personally didn't even necessarily enjoy writing poetry until I began ...

Poetry of movement
The Hindu
Teaming Bharatanatyam with poems of Chinese courtesans and songs from the Chinese opera struck a chord with the mixed audience. A diehard romantic, Priya chose love poems to dance to. “Love transcends language but has the same theme and ...

Nature-loving poets Hughes, McNulty at Northwind, April 24
Port Townsend Leader
A graduate of the Pacific Lutheran University M.F.A. program, Hughes is author of Sailing by Ravens and co-author of The Pen and The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World; editor of the award-winning anthology Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose About ...

Learn about George Merrick's poetry at Sunday event
Throughout the rest of his life, Merrick wrote numerous poems about topics such as his love affair with his wife, Eunice, and the natural beauty of Florida. He even had a book of poetry titled Song of the Wild on a Southern Shore published in 1920.

Slate Magazine (blog)

Finding Poetry in a Guy Fieri Menu
Slate Magazine (blog)
Eater unveiled the menu for Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar earlier this week, and it is chockablock with “'wow-sabi' cream,” “gnarly Greek salad,” and “Guy's famous donkey sauce.” It's also chockablock with exclamation points—21 of them, by my count, ...

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The Guardian

The poetry that moves men to tears
The Guardian
Ads by Google / Related information / Books / Ian McEwan / John le Carré / Nadine Gordimer / Philip Larkin / Poetry / Salman Rushdie / Seamus Heaney / Thomas Hardy / WH Auden / Culture / The bad review meets its match – welcome to the age of counter- ...

Boston Globe

Virginia's Poet Laureate's book focuses on reader, not poet
Daily Press
"I thought about how I could celebrate the reader — the relationship between the poem and the reader," Starnes said. "The poet disappears after the poem is written. I thought, 'Let's give the readers the opportunity to write and say why they love a ...
Poetry is in the airBoston Globe
TRENDER: Poet Lisa StarrGoLocalProv
Young Suh/Courtesy photoDenton Record Chronicle

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ACWC marks end of poetry month with jam, displays
The Daily News Online (blog)
PERRY – The Arts Council for Wyoming County, 31 South Main St., will celebrate the end of National Poetry Month this weekend with a poetry jam and exhibitions. ... 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness acounts, the history behind an article.

What to Read for Poetry Month, Part II
Santa Barbara Independent
Charlie Smith, Jump Soul: New and Selected Poems: A Charlie Smith poem is like a word explosion—something detonates in the first line, then it's impossible to tell where the debris will settle. Readers who love to be surprised by poetry will be ...

Daily Mail

Row over Ted Hughes' love life after clashes between biographer and poet's ...
Daily Mail
'Of course I would have to make some references to his love life, but that itself was so important to his poetry. The point is that everything he did in a remarkable life fed into his writing.' The biography Professor Bate has been working on was never ...

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The Guardian

John Cooper Clarke: 'Poetry is not something you have to retire from'
The Guardian
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CSUF celebrates National Poetry Month with student competition
The Daily Titan
Praitis said she enjoys meeting all kinds of people who are drawn together through the love of poetry. “I personally look forward to seeing people coming together from various corners of campus to share, listen to and enjoy poetry,” she said. “I always ...

Michael Lista, On Poetry: Directing Herbert White, by James Franco
National Post
Love was the smooth river/ Of forgiveness that takes all/ Obstacles, pollution and debris/ (Love is of man, he sets the rules),/ Pushes them downstream/ And leaves them in the ocean.” James Franco. “I just hope that he is careful not to use up all the ...

National Poetry Month: YaliniDream Opens Spaces and Hearts
Share this Post. Tweet · Share on Tumblr · submit to reddit; 2 Comments. In honor of National Poetry Month, Autostraddle is highlighting the great work of a queer women poet we think you'll love each Monday of the month.

Poet Patrice Vecchione rediscovers nature and her imagination in new manuscript
Santa Cruz Sentinel
At Jacks Peak, Patrice had not only rediscovered her love of the natural world, it fired her imagination and brought her back to her writing table. The result is a new book to be published next year by Beyond Words/Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Monterey poet Patrice Vecchione re-discovers nature and her imagination in ...Monterey County Herald

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Meet Local Poet Radomir Luza
noho arts district
I must admit that no matter how bad it got, I get my love of art and politics from my parents, Radomir Sr. and Libuse Podhraska. My father fought in the Czech Resistance in World War II led by my grandfather Vojtech Luza, who was murdered by the Nazis ...
BookLovers: Poetry isn't lucrative, but it enriches the

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Poetry Pairing | 'A Poem of Changgan'
As editor of The Times's Modern Love column for the past decade, I have been privy to the love lives of tens of thousands of strangers through the stories and letters they send my way. It's a vantage point that provides a panoramic view of what people ...

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New Hampshire Public Radio

Blame The Typewriter - The Poetry Of Rodger Martin
New Hampshire Public Radio
... dustings of holiday / Her leather, her waxes, her string / Let them romp in these presents and sing / Knowing the sway of rhythm / Even perfection cannot close the gap / Or bridge the straight / Between those that loved her first / And those whose ...

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NSAA asks student to perform poem without gender identity theme
Rapid City Journal
Michael Barth, a senior, won the Class C1 poetry division at the NSAA state championship in Kearney last week with a poem that combined lyrics from Mackelmore's “Same Love” and a slam poem called “Swing Set” by Andrea Gibson. Gibson's poem is about ...
Nebraska High School Student's Poem On Gender Stereotypes Barred From TV ...Huffington Post
NSAA: State speech champion's poems on gender identity too controversial for TVKearney Hub
WATCH: Neb. Student Can Read LGBT Poem on Local
Towleroad -KHAS-TV
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The Guardian

Allen Ginsberg postcard condemns 'Red Lands' of eastern Europe
The Guardian
A postcard from Allen Ginsberg, in which the Beat poet writes of how "communism just doesn't work" after witnessing it in action in what he called the "Red Lands" of eastern Europe, is set to go up for auction. Writing eight years before the fall of ...

poetry, seeing, and connection
If you love songs, if their lyrics sometimes speak for you when emotions thicken your throat and words are hard to come by, you're already halfway to being a poet. And you certainly should be reading poetry! It's the heart's own language. So let me ...

Staff photo by Graham Cullen
Frederick News Post (subscription)
Ladies of Verse director Grace Eitreim described the group simply as seven women who love poetry. "I think there's so much going on in the world today and at all times, so we need to seek poetry," said Eitreim, who has written her own poems since age 6.

poetry, structure, and creative beginner's heart
Last night, discussing structure and writing with my elder son, I said I couldn't write w/ too much structure. That writing is — for me — a discovery process. Structure, I told him, can actually kill my ideas. Later, as I lay in bed half-asleep, I ...

Dead Poets Society Slams It Down
I live in Bahrain, but I'm from Poland, and I love all things literature, poetry, and fandom (like these two). And I have recently decided I want there to be no Iron Throne, so as to keep everyone happy. (But am secretly rooting for Sansa). Iona: I'm ...

International Business Times UK

Easter 2014: Best Quotes and Poems to Commemorate the Resurrection of Jesus
International Business Times UK
"The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake." - Basil Hume. 3. "Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter.
Come for Easter, Hit the JackpotDaily Beast

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National Poetry Month: Denice Frohman Slams Down Oppression With Survival ...
Denice Frohman's poems aren't just beautiful, powerful words — though they certainly are that. They are her history, her politics, her pain, her love and her future. In putting all that into words, Frohman shares tools, ideas and empowerment with all ...

BBC News

Seamus Heaney: Paul Simon takes part in Dublin tribute
BBC News
The US singer songwriter Paul Simon has paid tribute to his friend Seamus Heaney, as he unveiled a new artwork in Dublin in memory of the late poet. The musician spoke of his love and admiration for Heaney as he unveiled a tapestry in Dublin airport.
Heaney tapestry unveiled at airportBelfast Telegraph

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Johannesburg Sunday World

Q&A: Meet Romeo The Alpha poet
Johannesburg Sunday World
Vusumuzi Phakathi, or Romeo the Poet or Lil Hussle as he's known in spoken word circles, is passionate about a lot of things. But his love poetry boasts greatly in his work. Who are you? I am still on the quest for the answer to this question myself, I ...

Just Poets planning workshop celebrating poetry month
Hernando Today
I love words and poetry together, and I love the idea of metaphor and simile, and yet I also practice meditation and I'm a yoga teacher," Cock said. "So my haiku is about the present moment, there is nothing more enlightening than this moment, and the ...

Students share art, poetry and short stories in 'The Troubadour'
The Voyager
This year's “Troubadour” featured a wide variety of woks from Christian themed poems to short stories of suspense like Sarah Smead's “For Love of a Lie.” Every year, a new editor is placed in charge of “The Troubadour” and selects an editorial board to ...

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, edited by Anthony and Ben Holden, review
Benjamin Zephaniah, choosing Dylan Thomas's “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”, says “there is something here about his having the kind of love for his father that I never had for mine.” In his introduction to Wordsworth's “The Character of the ...

Sandburg statue salutes Galesburg's famous poet -- Quad Cities News & Weather from WQAD
It's where the poet and Lincoln biographer learned to love a world of words. Images that characterized a lifetime of work. “Sandburg had a passion for the working man, woman and child,” she said. “He went to work full time when he was in the eighth ...

Tribute to Legendary Sudanese Poet Mahjoob Shareef: Story of Love, Hope and ...
Middle East Online
In every little memory of every single scene, one would hear a song, recognize a poem or see a phrase by Mahgoub Shareef, the nation's poet, who sadly died earlier this month, aged 66, after a long illness, as reported by BBC Arabic, Aljazeera Arabic ...

Children's book review: “Poem-mobiles: Crazy Car Poems
Asheville Citizen-Times
Shel Silverstein made it easy for kids to love poetry. Author of “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “A Light in the Attic” among other works, Silverstein made poetry accessible, relatable and fun. These days, while Silverstein's works continue to be popular ...

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The Philadelphia Tribune
“These are the people who are the keepers of the culture, who actually led us down this path, made me love writing, made me love performing.” Johnson began his venture in spoken word in church, where a cousin reading poetry that day inspired him.

London Book And Poetry Events: 24-30 April 2014
NOVEL CONVERSATION: Novelists Alice Greenway and Rebecca Hunt are in conversation at Lutyens & Rubinstein, both having released their second novels. Greenway's The Bird Skinner is a story of lost love and rebirth, while Hunt's Everland is the story of ...

Poetry in motion: Program combines fitness and literacy
Greensboro News & Record
“I love basketball and I love poetry, so why not combine both?” Mallory said. “Kids actually enjoy reading, and it's exciting to incorporate basketball along with that.” “My middle child is not very athletic, but she really enjoys the poetry aspect ...

Naomi Shihab Nye: 'Read it slowly, and more than once, if you love the poem.'
Happy National Poetry Month! All throughout April, we will interview poets about working in this digital age. Recently, we spoke with author Naomi Shihab Nye. Throughout her writing career, Nye has penned short stories, fiction books, and poetry ...

The Express Tribune

Reviving relations: Afghan envoy calls for understanding Iqbal's philosophy
The Express Tribune
He said that Iqbal's poetry was the true reflection of the love and affection he had for Afghanistan and its people. “This should be a guiding star and a binding force for the people of the Central and South Asian region, in particular, and Muslims of ...
Understanding Iqbal's philosophy vital to revive warm Pak-Afghan relationsPakistan Observer

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Poet Jason Sommer finds solace in humor
St. Louis Jewish Light
His late mother read poetry to him. His father, a Holocaust survivor who speaks 10 languages, bestowed a love of words. Both parents were schoolteachers. Planning to teach, too, Sommer earned his undergraduate degree in literature from Brandeis ...

Almanac Weekly

Los Doggies tout great new LP at Oasis in New Paltz this Saturday
Almanac Weekly
MacLeish argued, with examples, that poetry should disdain argument and aspire to the fluid “be”-ing of music or the palpable thingness of the visual arts, not that it could ever actually achieve either. ... Now, all of a sudden, unhappy music finds ...

Save Cambria's Wise Owl during an April 26 fundraiser!
New Times SLO
“This very cool venue is at risk,” wrote Celeste Goyer, Poetry Coordinator for the venue. “The local musicians love The Owl because they feel the audiences listen to them, and the venue owners treat them really well, with love and respect and appreciation.

San Diego Free Press

Poem of the Day: “Enigmas” by Pablo Neruda
San Diego Free Press
Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is well known for his love poems which have been translated by such luminaries as WS Merwin and Robert Bly, both poets in their own right. Matilde Urrutia, who is the subject of a number of those poems, has ...

How Do You Get People to Read Poetry When They Don't Have Time?
RH: I watched some of the meetings that brought National Poetry Month into being, and I had slightly mixed feelings about it because I felt like the answer to the question: Why National Poetry Month? was the desire of people who read poetry and love it ...

Australian Teacher Magazine

Poetry really is music to their ears
Australian Teacher Magazine
STUDENTS love poetry. After all, it appeals to their interests: love, death, angst, awe, beauty, tragedy and crazy freaks; cool words, raw emotion, interior excursions; hyperbole, rhythm, rhyme, metaphor and alliteration. The thing is, students don't ...

Right Wing Valentine to Vlad
Houston Press (blog)
I expect some love poetry to emerge very soon. This is a complete about-face from the GOP's past attitude toward Russia. Wasn't it Ronald Reagan who called Russia, the black heart of the evil empire? Wasn't it Romney that said that Russia was America's ...

Calling all poets for city's laureate post
Gloucester Daily Times
The position of Gloucester's poet laureate is dedicated to building community through poetry and encouraging a love of poetry. To that end, Collinson was involved in readings and discussions about poetry in the local schools, published columns in the ...

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