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WGN-TV

Local performer teaches kids to love poetry
WGN-TV
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- No, it's not a pep rally, or a cheering competition. It's a poetry lesson with Bill Buczinksy. Mucking around, clowning around, grabbing kids' attention and focusing it on rhythm and rhyme is the specialty of this former high ...



Mic

Meet the Teenage Queens of Love Poetry on Tumblr
Mic
"Recently, I have been catching feelings for one of my good friend's (recently) ex-boyfriend," an anonymous teen wrote on Tumblr. "I think something could happen but I don't know if I should go through with it." Jasmin, another Tumblr user, wished the ...



The Root

National Poetry Month: Black Poets to Know
The Root
Brooks, who was the poet laureate of Illinois, became the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her second collection, Annie Allen. Her keen insight and musical language make her writing required reading for students of poetry ...



11 Poetry Collections To Read If You Love Warsan Shire
Bustle
To every reader who was completely obsessed with poet Warsan Shire before she became, as the New York Times wrote: “the backbone of Beyoncé's [latest] album,” (pats self on back) congratulations: you're officially cooler than Queen Bey… at least in ...



CBC.ca

Michael Crummey explores family, love and longing for Newfoundland in new poetry collection 'Little Dogs'
CBC.ca
Little Dogs starts there and gathers poems from the past two decades — including some new ones written for this collection. Crummey joined As It Happens host Carol Off in studio to discuss his writing process and why Newfoundland and Labrador continue ...



The Film Stage (blog)

Jim Jarmusch Talks 'Paterson,' His Love for Poetry & Hip-Hop, Tilda Swinton, and Being Grateful
The Film Stage (blog)
I've made lots of references to poetry in my films. In the film Down by Law, they talked about Robert Frost. I used a quote from Rimbaud in the beginning of the The Limits of Control. So, I don't know. I love poets because I never met a poet that was ...



FRANCE 24

US helmers gently move Cannes with tales of poetry, love and race
FRANCE 24
Quietly moving entries by America's Jeff Nichols (“Loving”) and Jim Jarmusch (“Paterson”) offer a welcome change of tone at the Cannes Film Festival after a string of audacious and sometimes overblown pictures by European directors. “Tell them that I ...
At Cannes, A German Comedy to Fall in Love With, and Paterson's Poetic RadianceTIME
A Conversation with Jim Jarmusch at Cannes: "Paterson" as "A Quiet Cinematic Poem"Huffington Post

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Myjoyonline.com

Poetry Delight: 'What is the colour of your love?' By Nana Efua Rockson
Myjoyonline.com
In “What is the colour of your love?” Nana Efua explains that she wrote the poem to guide you to make an introspection about love and to choose the best colour to describe it. For her love is BLACK – dense, deep and exciting. Which colour describes ...



Vibe

Afeni Shakur: A Mother's Love
Vibe
Through that short minute, I was inspired to find a poem that would encompass her motherly love for the son she birthed who so impacted the world with his spirit… starting from poetry. I sought out a huge inspiration on the poet stage, nayyirah waheed.

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Broadway World

LATE NIGHT LOVE, VENTOUX and POETRY CAN F*CK OFF at Sheffield Crucible Lyceum Studio
Broadway World
LATE NIGHT LOVE, VENTOUX and POETRY CAN F*CK OFF at Sheffield Crucible Lyceum Sheffield Crucible Lyceum Theatre welcomes thought-provoking, funny and thrilling performances to the Studio this June - everything from poetry and romance ...



Roanoke Times (blog)

Arts & Extras: Poetry on the water
Roanoke Times (blog)
... Whitman once described the joys of nature as “The loving day, the mounting sun, the friend I am happy with.” A couple from Norfolk has organized an outdoor poetry festival that draws upon the natural beauty of Floyd County. For truly adventurous ...



WTOK

Meridian teens sharing love of the arts: "Love, Jazz & Poetry Night"
WTOK
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) Three Meridian High School students are taking a leap of faith to share their love of the arts with the community. Michael Barfield, Keith Davis and Christian Kilpatrick are all 17. The trio has formed a production group named ...

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Eater

'Chef's Table' Season Two: The Good, the Bad, and the Binge-Worthy
Eater
Crenn is primarily a poet for whom food is a vehicle of emotion. Crenn, who was adopted at a young age, seems to have had an ideal childhood with loving parents and siblings, but here, the filmmakers dwell on the fact she was adopted at 18 months old.

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Huffington Post

Plasticity of Me
Huffington Post
Your interest in poetry or philosophy or math or even jazz music no longer earn you admiring looks. It makes people think that you cannot make-up your mind. ... I love and cry. I am strong and capable. I nourish and I scold. I write. I sing (badly). I ...



Bend Bulletin

Bend poet creates feast for the senses
Bend Bulletin
Self-described ecofeminist love poet Emily Carr is not afraid to mix and match unlikely themes and ideas in her work. So perhaps it is not surprising a mythical creature — the half-man, half-bull minotaur — is featured in the title of her latest book ...

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Charleston Post Courier (press release)

Review: Old Crow Medicine Show thrills with poetry and motion
Charleston Post Courier (press release)
He said with boyish awe that he'd never forgotten about Charleston, and then led his band into their mournful love tune, “Sweet Amarillo.” This was one of the many refreshingly literate moments of stage banter on Thursday night, when in just over an ...

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Chicago Tribune

Grand slam: East Leyden senior shares love of poetry
Chicago Tribune
Negron's love of poetry slams and writing has led him to produce "Unscripted," a workshop and poetry slam held April 30 at East Leyden High School. English teacher and poetry slam coach Frank Scalero said this is the first slam Leyden has had. He said ...

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gulfnews.com

Keep reading, for the love of poetry
gulfnews.com
For one of UAE's most celebrated poets, though, his home didn't just expose him to poetry, it set the course for his future work. Khalid Al Budoor's first taste of Nabati poetry was at home where he inherited the love of poetry from his elders. “The ...



Money Magazine

14 Quotes That Can Help You Worry Less About Money
Money Magazine
2. “There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.” —Robert Graves, poet. 3. “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” ― Epictetus, thinker. 4. “Don't let making a living prevent you from ...



Huffington Post

A Harvard Professor's Lesson to the College Applicant
Huffington Post
I was moved by her love for rowing, her carefreeness, and her curiosity about her late mother's poetry. But when I asked if she wanted to get recruited to row in college, she told me that she wasn't good enough. When I asked her if she wrote her own ...

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Bustle

10 Things Poets Understand Better Than Everyone Else
Bustle
I didn't always love poetry; and in fact, for a long time I didn't even like it at all. In school, poetry was all about iambic pentameter, and fourteen-line rhymes, and roses that represented anything but themselves — things only poets understand. And ...



Old Possum's Nest
The Weekly Standard (blog)
Nine pages of close commentary elucidate the background of Eliot's first volume Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), and the title poem is given 17 further pages. No matter how well we think we know "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," there is ...



The Courier-Journal

Upstart opera company finds feet in 4th season
The Courier-Journal
Instead, a wrestling ring marks the setting of this short opera where the fight is brewing between Lord Poetry and Bob Noxious for the love of Darling Donnis. “Get outta my way, Rockin' Robbie! Get outta my way!” sang baritone Nicholas Ward as Bob ...



Embracing the words of our time
Budgeeter News
More than just a competition, Poetry Out Loud is a community. People of all genders, skin tones, sizes and sexual and gender orientations are brought together under one umbrella, out of a love of poetry. It's an all-inclusive opportunity for kids to ...

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St. Louis American

African-American poet and Brown U. professor Michael S. Harper passed May 7 at age 78
St. Louis American
Michael S. Harper, longtime professor at Brown University and prominent African-American poet who passed away May 7 at the age of 78, burst onto the literary scene in 1970 with “Dear John, Dear Coltrane,” a work of astonishing grace and power. It ...



Washington Free Beacon

'Love & Friendship' Review
Washington Free Beacon
With the exception of Sir Martin—played with admirably arch silliness by Bennett, Martin is a landowner fascinated by not only peas but also authors who can write both poetry and verse—the humor is relatively subtle. One-liners abound. For instance ...
Love & Friendship, Whit Stillman's Jane Austen adaptation, finds a perfect match in writers and charactersNational Post
'Love and Friendship' review: Kate Beckinsale is wickedly funny in Jane Austen adaptationMLive.com
Love & Friendship review – Whit Stillman's Austen drama is a racy delightThe Guardian

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Radio Times

Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville is releasing an album of music and poetry "inspired by the Sussex countryside"
Radio Times
Your grandma will love this. That nice Lord Grantham from Downton Abbey striding up and down hills, and looking wistfully across valleys, as warm piano chords play and he recites his own poetry about "our land". There's going to be a whole album of it, ...

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

100 books for your summer reading list
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A young witch with healing powers and a brilliant scientist, who met as youthful loners, meet again as adults in a reunion that could bring love, or apocalypse. "The Big Rewind: A Novel" (Morrow), by Libby .... a story collection that showcases her ...



Asbarez Armenian News

In Memoriam: Moses Abajian
Asbarez Armenian News
During his AUB years, he was known by his classmates as “Le philosophe” (the philosopher) because of his love of intellectualism, philosophy, literature and poetry. While he was a student in AUB he used to be the go-to person on campus for his study ...



Love in the time of evil
The Christian Century
Elaborating on the poet's theme, the theologian offers his “soul-making theodicy”: evil enables us to recognize good; suffering is a school for training in courage and sacrificial love. The poetry is poignant, but the grass is slippery and the argument ...

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