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Providence Media

Love and Poetry
Providence Media
Poet Damont Combs first came to Rhode Island to study computer technology at Johnson & Wales, but he stayed because of art. While Combs dabbled in poetry in high school, it wasn't until he moved here that he developed his talent. “I didn't know ...

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Benicia Herald

Photo: All you need is love– and poetry
Benicia Herald
Tom Stanton, chairman of the Benicia Love Poetry Contest (Right), presents a first-place trophy to Alameda poet Cathy Dana (Left), who won for her poem “When She Comes to Me” Sunday at the Benicia Historical Museum. Second and third place went ...


NPR

Poem For Your Thoughts: Your Memories Of Love, Captured In Poetry
NPR
Back in January, in honor of Valentine's Day, Morning Edition announced a love poem request line: Send us your memories of love and relationships, and author Kwame Alexander will find a poem that captures that feeling. We got more than 600 heartfelt ...

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The Bark (blog)

Annual Puppy Love Poetry Contest
The Bark (blog)
Roses are red, Violets are blue. Write an ode to your dog—we've got prizes for you! We know you love your dog, and what better way to express that love than in verse? We're pleased to announce the return of The Bark's Annual Puppy Love Poetry Contest ...


Nation News

Love, Poetry and Soca
Nation News
Hundreds joined Red Plastic Bag on the Soca Boat and the rocking got a spontaneous reaction from the Drill Hall crowd. (Photo by Reco Moore). MORE ARTICLES. Cyberattacks Read More · BL&P's green vision for 2045 Read More · Volcanoes steal it from ...


The Denisonian

Poetic Activism Workshop creates a radical love approach
The Denisonian
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, The Center for Women and Gender Action presented a poetic activism workshop titled “Writing Love in a Burning Village” with Inam Kang on Thursday, February 8. Inam Kang is a Pakistani-born poet who ...


Wicked Local North of Boston

Scottish songs and poetry shared at MLT with 'Love, Scotland ...
Wicked Local North of Boston
Love, Scotland” was a delightful production celebrating the words and songs of Scottish poet Robert Burns, brought to Marblehead Little Theatre by local couple Rhod Sharp and Vicki Staveacre on Friday. Sharp, a Scotland native, along with four other ...

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Hindustan Times

Deepika Padukone wrote this poem when she was in Class 7: 'I am a child with love and care'
Hindustan Times
Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, who is riding high on the success of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, has shared a poem she wrote in her childhood and it is certainly a revelation. Deepika begins her poem with these words: “I am a child with love ...
Deepika Padukone Wrote Poetry. You Didn't Know? Here's A Poem By HerNDTV
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Irish Times

Love poems: 'For one night only naked in your arms' - 14 poets pick their favourites
Irish Times
Both poems share a deceptive simplicity of diction and seductive cadence, the evocation of the natural world as the proper theatre of love, and an air of the mysterious – but the Graves lyric, I think, reaches even farther and deeper into the psychic ...

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The Mary Sue

Una Marson: Jamaica's First Female Editor and Publisher
The Mary Sue
In 1930, Marson published her first collection of poems, Tropic Reveries, that dealt with love and nature with elements of feminism. Many critics were confused by Marson's love poetry, because there is no evidence of her having any romantic ...


Herald-Mail Media

Winners named for the annual Herald-Mail Media Love Poetry Contest
Herald-Mail Media
Judges for the Love Poetry Contest were middle school judge was author middle school judge author Kimberly S. Slayman of Waynesboro, Pa., who has published a collection of inspirational poetry called "Feathers of Love"; high school judge was romance ...


thirdcoastreview.com

The Printer's Devil: I'm Obsessed With Poetry … Even Though Poetry Makes Nothing Happen
thirdcoastreview.com
The Printer's Devil explained. The symbol of the printer's devil reflects my love for the printed word. A printer's devil in history was thought to be a pesky demon that, when the printer was not watching, would iuvert letters, mizspell a word or ...

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The Spokesman-Review

Poet EJ Koh grapples with love
The Spokesman-Review
“I think seeing the possibility of love, in anything, in betrayal, in war, in abuse – I think it asks us to be courageous. It asks us to notice love,” Koh said. Koh invites others to be courageous with her when she reads Feb. 24 at Auntie's Bookstore ...


Indianapolis Monthly

Ask Me Anything: Kaveh Akbar
Indianapolis Monthly
I have relatives who now aren't allowed to come to the U.S. to visit. And that's just one of the many realities he has ushered in. I get hateful comments on Twitter—people have called me a sand n-word. But that's the obvious, idiot-on-its-face stuff ...


Irish Times

The healing power of poetry
Irish Times
My first book, Flower Press, is a collection that explores the growth of love in childhood, the loss of innocence, and the fallout of that loss. It's an elegiac collection, written through a cloud of regret and grief. It's not a book I intended to ...


The New Yorker

What We're Watching This Week
The New Yorker
Recently, on Instagram, she's posted iPhone videos of her friend, the actor Lisa Dwan, reciting verse from memory while walking down sidewalks in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The videos are unofficially called the Admiration Poetry Project, and Feist's ...


NorthEndWaterfront.com

Local Talent Highlighted at Love Is… A Valentine Coffee House [Photos]
NorthEndWaterfront.com
His serenade for Laura Benvenuto brought down the house! Other talented local celebrities included Jennifer Hawes, BPL North End Branch Librarian, Sherri Snow from NEMPAC, and Nicola Orichuia of I AM Books, as well as Cheryl Fraser and Joe Aleo, our ...


The Trinitonian

Poets straddle line between love and anti-love
The Trinitonian
“Personally, I believe the boundary between love and anti-love is always fluctuating,” said Courtney Justus, senior and event planner in charge of the Trinity Review's Love & Anti-Love Poetry Contest. “Even in love poems or songs, you get a reaction to ...

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Washington Post

Washington and Lincoln were great presidents. But only one was a great poet.
Washington Post
Poetry professor John Lundberg is not impressed. “It's not a winter at Valley Forge disaster, but you can see Washington struggling to hold his poem together: he mangles syntax to fit the iambic pentameter, and has more than a few awkward lines,” he ...

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EWU alum tackles community issues with power of poetry
The Easterner
Onstage and off, Bethany Montgomery's passion for poetry is alive and burning brightly across communities in Spokane, Cheney and beyond. Montgomery, a EWU alumna, went against risk and uncertainty to pursue the creation of the organization, Power 2 the ...


Atlanta Jewish Times

From Poetry in Toledo to Pugilism in London
Atlanta Jewish Times
In time, Halevi reduced his production of poetry on mundane themes and began to produce eulogies for friends and to concentrate on philosophical and religious verses. His love for Zion led him to the Holy Land, and during his voyage by ship he composed ...


The Good Men Project (blog)

Poetry Brunch at Shadab's
The Good Men Project (blog)
He reads from his new book, Blasphemer, and also The Vig of Love. Bill Yarrow is a master class in poetry and readings. He is one part actor, another part academic, and another part poet – all soaked cool astute being who is as innocent as a dove ...

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The New York Review of Books

Words to Live By
The New York Review of Books
I turn to the individual poets lined up in po-faced A-to-Z formation on the shelves. Within seconds, my index finger is teasing out an Auden spine. But I can't buy the boys Auden, much as I love the Anglo-American poet. He is the muzak of poetry ...


The New Indian Express

To (un)grateful kids, we love you but not poetry-reading events
The New Indian Express
BENGALURU : My mother made a grand total of two trips to the school I studied in between the sixth and twelfth grade. She came once to secure admission and then she came once more to yell at my physics teacher who expected me to write three months ...

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iNews

Sir Bob Geldof on his adoration for the love poetry of John Keats
iNews
Keats is very sexy music. It is not for nothing that centuries on, especially on Valentine's Day, the wanton emotive power of his perfectly weighted words make women swoon anew and men ache afresh. His flagrant sensuality seems writ on steroid-dipped ...


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Roses are red; write a love poem this Valentine's Day
University of Wisconsin-Madison
I realize that extinction and Valentine's Day may seem to be an odd combo, but Shakespeare's 'Sonnets,' too, are about memorializing someone who will age and eventually cease to exist.” Besides being inspired by the words of others, Calhoun suggests ...
11 Love Poems You Haven't Heard A Million Times Before That Are Perfect For Your Valentine's Day CardBustle

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Asharq Al-awsat English

Ancient Egyptians Expressed Love with Poetry, Gifts, Flowers
Asharq Al-awsat English
Whether through poetry, gifts or flowers, ancient Egyptians were known as romance and nature lovers, who expressed their passion for their beloved. A recent Egyptian study, published to highlight Egyptians' celebrations on Valentine's Day, revealed ...


Daily Mail

A mother's glorious gift of love: Dying novelist wrote a heart-stirring poem that helped her win a top literary ...
Daily Mail
When the poet and novelist Helen Dunmore died of cancer eight months ago, her abiding legacy was the body of literature for which she will be remembered. But more than that, in the last days of her illness she wrote a poem to the family she adored ...


Mountain Democrat

Love is in the air with county's traveling poets
Mountain Democrat
On Friday, Feb. 16, at the El Dorado Hills Library, El Dorado County Poet Laureate Taylor Graham will be joined by local poets and Poetry Out Loud students for an evening of poetry loosely based on the theme of love. “Poetry has long been a major tool ...


StyleBlueprint (blog)

Magic City Poetry Festival Founder Ashley M. Jones: FACES of Birmingham
StyleBlueprint (blog)
I fell in love with poetry in stages — it began with Harriet the Spy, which was not about poetry, but reading that book and watching that movie inspired me to start writing on my own. It wasn't until third grade that I really got into writing. Eloise ...

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