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The Guardian (blog)

Poems we know by heart: our readers recite – video
The Guardian (blog)
Sarah Rose Anna Goss chose Danny Lives On by Benjamin Zephaniah: “Zephaniah was one of the first poets I experienced as a child and definitely the one I liked and still like the most. He inspired my love of poetry and opened my mind to so many things.
Poetry Day: 10 British Actors Read 10 British PoemsAnglophenia
National Poetry Day: Six great appearances of poetry in film and televisionMirror.co.uk
The Owl and the Pussycat voted most popular childhood poemHITC
Shiny Shiny
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Bidness ETC (blog)

5 Famous Poems About Love
Bidness ETC (blog)
“Sonnet 116″ gives us a classic and heartwarming definition of love. It is described as everlasting and eternal; an emotion that may even outlive death. The sonnet appeared in Emma Thompson's screenplay of the famous movie, “Sense and Sensibility.”.



GOD IS LOVE by Alexander, the great poet!
Canada Free Press
It is, to any sentient being, versed at all in What it is, a self-evident fact my poems are vastly superior to any random sample selection that may be culled from the innards of some of these federally approved, so-called literature textbooks ...



Daily Mail

Britain's first Scottish poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy writes 'I Love You' poem
Daily Mail
Carol Ann Duffy, the first ever Scottish UK poet laureate, has released her thoughts on the independence referendum 'No' vote in the way she knows best - by publishing a new poem. Titled 'September 2014', the short, 16-line verse reflects on Scotland's ...



Daily Californian

Spoken word poet Andrea Gibson talks about stage fright, feminism
Daily Californian
But her achievements are minute compared to the gravity of her poetry, which focuses on heavy topics such as gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality and, inevitably, love. In an email interview with The Daily Californian, Gibson spoke about stage ...



Billy Collins on life, death and poetry
Washington Post (blog)
The author of collections like Aimless Love and Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes talks to us about why poetry and leadership feel fundamentally incompatible to him, the responsibility an artist has to be true to his vision of the world, and how ...

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Cayman Compass

Local poet pens book of love poems
Cayman Compass
Eighteen years in the making, Sophia McKenzie's “The Heart's Turmoil: Poetry That Reflects The Joy and Pain of Love” is an unflinchingly intimate anthology of verse. The autobiographical work from the first-time author consists of 100 love poems ...



The Express Tribune

Spreading love: Indian poets bring a message of peace to Pakistan
The Express Tribune
The poets brought a message of 'love and peace' to Pakistan and termed the skirmishes at the border 'political gimmicks'. Four poets, Khushbir Singh Shaad from Jalandhar, Ranjeet Chauhan from Delhi, Ameer Imam from Moradabad and Abhishek Shukla ...

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Race, class, gender and love: ASU alumnus to star at international poetry slam
The State Press
For the first time in poetry slam history, the Valley's arts district will be hustling and bustling with poets from around the world as people gather for the annual Individual World Poetry Slam competition. Come Oct. 8, Phoenix will host what ...

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Clive James on cancer, coping and his love of poetry
ITV News
The broadcaster Clive James has agreed to appear at the Cambridge Literary Festival in November, despite being rarely seen in public these days. In the 1980's he was one of ITV's most recognisable faces. His programme 'Clive James on Television' was ...



SFGate

Carolyn Kizer, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who had 'love-hate' relationship ...
The Spokesman Review
Spokane native Carolyn Kizer, who won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry, died Thursday in Sonoma, California. She was 89. Kizer, who won the prize for her collection titled “Yin” in 1985, was known for lengthy poems and for the often biting tone in her work.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer diesSFGate
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer is dead at 89Los Angeles Times
Pulitzer-winning poet Carolyn Kizer dies at 89Longview News-Journal

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'Art of love, Love of art' event to showcase music, poetry
Texas A&M The Battalion
To communicate the experiences of love, the MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee will host “The Art of Love, The Love of Art,” where students will perform both musical and spoken word poetry acts on Thursday at Rudder plaza. “It is a spoken word ...



Indian love poems performed in style
Dorset Echo
One of the earliest forms of romantic poetry, with roots back to the 6th century, a Ghazal is essentially a love poem. Woven amongst these are traditional English and Irish ballads. Using both the traditional and contemporary Indian singing styles ...

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Soothing minds with poetry
The Hindu
Shayari, people think, is only for intellectuals and poets. No, they aren't. It is written keeping in mind the situations, the emotions and the moods one comes across. Love is one such emotion. But to be in love and read a poetry one need not be a sick ...

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Nurturing love for poetry
The Star Online
SELANGOR was crowned the overall champion in the 11th national primary and secondary schools Chinese poetry recitation competition. Students from Selangor won the primary school category and the lower secondary school category and finished third in ...



PBS NewsHour

Weekly Poem: Jennifer Michael Hecht reads 'A Marriage of Love and ...
PBS NewsHour
Listen to Jennifer Michael Hecht read her poem “A Marriage of Love and Independence” from her new collection, “Who Said.” A Marriage of Love and Independence. When in disgrace with Frotune and men's eyes. When in the Course of human events, ...



NPR

A Collection Of Poems That Offers An Unlikely Kind Of Hope
NPR
If further proof is needed — though of course it is not — that the tensions exploding in Ferguson have been brewing for centuries, this book is, among other things, proof enough. In the clean, clear lyrics of his second book, Jericho Brown, who was ...

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Philly.com

A gamble on Philadelphia nets a love of SEPTA underground trolleys
Philly.com
There has remained a romance, a mysterious allure for me about the underground trolleys. I'm not the only one who feels this way, who feels the poetry in the curves beneath the grid: There's a poet among the drivers, one celebrated in the @SeptaPoet ...



WUNC

Postlude To A Kiss: Scriabin's Raging 'Poem Of Ecstasy'
WUNC
I love composer anniversaries because they afford us opportunities to look at musicians anew, and 2015 will mark the centenary of the death of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. It's quite possible that you've never heard of Scriabin, but take ...

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Review: Emily Dickinson comes out of the shadows
Monterey County Herald
The 100-minute play is filled with almost nonstop complex, lyrical dialogue and poetry. Dickinson's love of words and her bemused observations shine throughout the dialogue. "I look at words as if they were entities, sacred beings. There are words to ...

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Consequence of Sound

Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore: Moving on from the Chaos
Consequence of Sound
We listen to her read through some of her poems for an hour. Even in her old age, she's irreverent and witty, like Moore. “Live close to the edge and love it,” di Prima recites. She looks right at him when she says it. Moore shifts in his seat. After ...

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TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Homeroom: Mounds Park Academy senior a 'global thinker' who has U.N. award ...
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Khalif's poetry grew out of a love for reading and writing, which was driven by a desire to explore her own culture and history and what it means to be a minority in the U.S. She says she drew inspiration from books such as "The Souls of Black Folk" by ...



Indian poets arrive with message of love
The News International
“We have come here to give the message of love through our poetry and within 24 hours we have received so much love that it is beyond imagination,” said Khushbeer Singh. “The tensions between Indian and Pakistan are purely political,” he added.



Twin Cities Daily Planet

MUSIC REVIEW | Love over Gold, The Icicles, Erik Koskinen and the Real ...
Twin Cities Daily Planet
Like last month, the poetry interlude was brought to us by Thom Middlebrook who read a surprisingly sad short story about a the power of a pen, found by a daughter, shared with a father representing the voice of a lost mother. The interesting question ...



The Eagle

Friends remember Aggie poet, chemistry major for intellect, passion, creativity
The Eagle
The circumstances of his death have not been released by police, but details about who he was as a person are not hard to find, as at least 10 friends shared their memories Saturday of the Aggie poet and chemist known to friends as "Elmo." "His love ...

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Ubyssey Online

MFA graduate finds inspiration in the oddest of places: the bus
Ubyssey Online
For Your Safety Please Hold On, a compilation of almost 40 poems, is Czaga's first book; and the title poem is certainly one of the best. It's about the distances between people, the love that binds them, the spaces that keep them apart, and the ...



Mundelein High School grad publishes book of poetry
Mundelein Review
A 1983 graduate of Mundelein High School, Hadel S. Ma'ayeh, has written a book of poetry that will be released October 16 and will be available for sale on the Amazon website. Titled FROM THE HEART – A Journey of Love, the book is a collection of works ...



The New Republic

Edgar Allan Poe Was a Vampire That's what you love about him: his creepiness ...
The New Republic
Among non-specialists what American poem is better known than “The Raven”? How many American writers have a face—oh that doughy face, lopsided in disappointment, mangled by grief—capable of being recognized by many an average high schooler?
Edgar Allan Poe Philadelphia October Event Recreates Haunting TalesGuardian Liberty Voice

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The Hindu

Sensuous & soulful
The Hindu
Pablo Neruda burst into my life with the force and manic persuasion of his passionate writing. Like many others, I started with the classic Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair. This work, published when the poet was just nineteen, is a timeless wonder.



'The Belle of Amherst': Theater Review
Hollywood Reporter
It's startling to be reminded that Dickinson published only seven poems during her lifetime, all anonymously. She's deeply moving when describing her unrequited love for one Charles Wadsworth, despite the fact that she only spoke to him twice in her ...



The 50 greatest paintings in New England
Boston Globe
I defend fervently the solipsism of the fan (which I undoubtedly am) because in the end, art love is not a public utility; it's at its best when privatized. I know for sure that if I were to choose my own favorite works in New England, this list would ...

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Indian Express

Muse and Lyrics
Indian Express
It definitely was a clear departure from the kind of Urdu poetry written at that time; one that was without much social obligations. “He begins by talking about romance with a woman. But unlike any other love poetry, he makes it multidimensional ...



Kansas City Star

In new collections, four Kansas City poets reflect on matters of faith
Kansas City Star
Anderson creates paintings through her palette of words, and foremost is her love of storytelling. Interesting people step out of her poems, alive with all their contradictions. The lovely, original language is word art of the highest order. Jericho ...



Missoula Public Library Shelf Life: Local poet presents Big Read reading
The Missoulian
Love of Country: Veteran Insights from Vietnam to Afghanistan, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Join Vietnam Veteran Sgt. Chuck Lewis, and Afghanistan Veteran Lance Cpl. Thomas (Tomy) Parker, as they discuss what has ...



Book Notes: Hillman arrives for GU Writers Series
The Spokesman Review
Lots of the forms of contemporary poetry come from modernist styles, styles other than standard song-like stanzas, and I love playing with different looks of the line, as well as different forms of punctuation. I like to invent my own forms too, to ...



Who was the real Vita Sackville-West?
Telegraph.co.uk
Even in middle age, when she itemised her three great loves as her husband, poetry and Knole, she insisted that Knole was the greatest of the three. “God knows I gave you all my love,” she wrote in her diary in an unpublished poem addressed to the house.



The Express Tribune

Love all, hate none: 'Sufis spread the message of peace irrespective of religion'
The Express Tribune
“All Sufis believe that meeting the beloved is possible before death,” he said, reciting the verses of various Sufi poets and comparing Bhitai's work to that of Jalaluddin Rumi. “Sufism doesn't limit a person through religion,” said Dr Muhammad Usman ...

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U-T San Diego

Smart, funny book on why physics matters
U-T San Diego
A: I wanted to write the book because I love physics and think about physics every day in this kind of quirky way about how it affects my life and life in general. I was kind of amazed that some of my smartest, most creative friends not only didn't ...



Salon

Stephin Merritt: “What I had in my head was 'Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave ...
Salon
That might have something to do with having just written a new book of poems for each of the 101 two-letter words that allow Scrabble players to run words alongside words, multiply their scores, and deploy those valuable X's and Q's and Z's for the ...



CCTV

Tang Dynasty poems adapted into short films
CCTV
CCTV and the China Central Newreels corporation is launching an initiative to make classic Chinese poems into short films. Another short film is based on 'Song of a Wanderer', also from the Tang dynasty. It reflects on the love of a mother for her son.



Review: 'The Book of Scented Things' edited by Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay ...
Chicago Tribune
Luckily, the diverse and engaging anthology "The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems About Perfume" edited by Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby is a book in which readers who love poetry, readers who love perfume, and even readers ...

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Grace Prosniewski: Stumbling upon a poem
The Michigan Daily
Scratch that. There are few things in life I love more than well-written poetry — an important distinction. There's something uniquely satisfying about reading a piece where every word seems to sink into your skin, flush your cheeks and sweeten on ...



Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Winter Love
Yareah Magazine
Since childhood, Ms. Gilstrap has had a love of words-of writing and other arts. An individualist, she chooses not to follow any pre-conceived pattern for the outlay of these words – rather, she allows them the freedom to forge their own path as they ...



A.V. Club DC

Instant deception: 14 incongruous and misleading album openers
A.V. Club DC
“Little Thing Called Love” (no connection to Queen), is a pleasant-enough bit of country-pop ear candy, but its placement at the start of the record suggests a frustrating lack of confidence in the Trans material—as if listeners might need to ease ...



Book events for week of Oct. 19
STLtoday.com (blog)
International Humanities Medal • Scholar Marjorie Perloff discusses “Paul Celan's Love Poetry and the Limits of Language” at 5 p.m. at Washington University, Graham Chapel, 6445 Forsyth Boulevard. Free. cenhum.artsci.wustl.edu/events/775. J.B. Cheaney ...



Yareah Magazine

Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: The Bus Ride
Yareah Magazine
Yareah Magazine. Literature and Arts. In 2009, Yareah magazine started its way to discover what is Art and what is the deep meaning of Literature. A marvelous way, full of great collaborators, people who love to magnify men and women by reminding them ...

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The Sun Current

Clay hands tell a story at Bloomington care center
The Sun Current
Residents of Martin Luther – coming from previous homes in Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Eden Prairie – collaborated with a team of poets and a clay sculptor for the project, which is part of a movement that has taken activity programming at care ...



Times of India

Rituparna sizzles as fashion and story-telling come together in Kolkata
Times of India
... fashion and story telling. Conceptualized by Tina Mukherjee, styled by Kaushik and Rajat, the sequences were interspersed with poetry and stories. ... Rachna Banerjee, who was also present at the do, said, "I loved the silhouettes and colour ...



Indiana at 200: Riley Loved for Homespun Poetry
Greensburg Daily News
Poetry magazine, the oldest monthly journal devoted to verse in the English-speaking world, said after Riley's death in 1916: “He made the world love his Indiana – his cheerful, whimsical, unassuming, shrewd and sentimental neighbors.” Riley was born ...

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Food Network Star winner saddling up for Savannah Food and Wine Festival
Savannah Morning News
McNab has a lively personality, to say the least. He's polite and says, “Yes, ma'am” often. He loves to play guitar and sing. He almost always wears his signature black cowboy hat and large, shiny belt buckle, and he's known to cook some of the best ...



Slam poet visits MU as Coming Out Week keynote
The Maneater
She is also the 13th-ranked poet at the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Wirsing came to speak at MU a day after returning to the U.S. from touring around Europe. “For me, the message I want to give is to learn to have a lot of self-love,” Wirsing said.



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Nicole Battles, Shorewest Realtors
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
In car sales when she was younger, Nicole Battles' main career was in human resources where she dealt with legal issues like Equal Employment. “I moved from human resources to running my own accounting company, providing bookkeeping and ...



What a Catholic Can Learn From Orwell, Churchill & Bruce Springsteen
Patheos (blog)
The quote seemed apropos for an issue of the day and it generated an expected number of “likes” before one honest (and earnest) Catholic observer noted, “Strange to see such an anti-Catholic writer being quoted here.” This didn't seem to be a snarky ...



Centre Daily Times

Words on life, death inspire professor
Centre Daily Times
Although his family background may have played a role, his love of poems by Thomas and other poets caused him to switch directions in college. Lima worked as a librarian throughout high school, which gave him easy access to much of Thomas' poems.
Blitzed in Fitz: a crawl of Dylan Thomas' favourite Fitzrovia boozersTime Out London
Celebrating the centenary of poet Dylan Thomas' birthSouth China Morning Post (subscription)

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Tech Cocktail

Happy National Poetry Day! Here's a Mid-Workday Pick-Me-Up from Walt Whitman
Tech Cocktail
It's Thursday, meaning we're so close to the end of the week. If you can just make it through these final hours of today's workday, then you can go grab a drink (or four) at Happy Hour. But, then again, if you're working at a startup, then on some ...



Holding her own as both poet and musician
Herald Scotland
A symbol of duality - he's a man who spends seven years as a woman; he's blind but has the gift of foresight - Tiresias is used by Tempest to frame a series of very direct explorations of love, sex, sexuality and self-knowledge. "There were lots of ...



Rural Valley author helps raise awareness of disease through book sales
Tribune-Review
Author Thaddaeus U. Montgomery's love of composing prose and creating characters is matched by his sense of community and his desire to help others. As he promotes his newest book, Montgomery has found a way to balance those two passions, offering a ...

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San Jose Mercury News

Loma Prieta memories of love lost
Vallejo Times Herald
Helene Hunter watches as her grandson, Chaz Mabry, studies the wedding album of his mother Joyce Mabry, who was killed during the Loma Prieta earthquake 25 years ago. Helene Hunter is trying to spend as much time with Chaz telling him about the ...
Loma Prieta memories endure of love lost -- and love rediscoveredSan Jose Mercury News

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Herald Sun

Age no barrier for Wesley Mission Victoria's Do Care friendship in Windsor
Herald Sun
Mr Mourin – who is still scooting up and down Chapel St looking through bookshops and loves history, religion, politics, evolution, poetry, reading novels, watching English soccer and horse racing – said his friendship with Mr Goldenberg meant “a great ...



CHS Capitol Hill Seattle

'As many authors as we can logically put on the physical map' — LitCrawl ...
CHS Capitol Hill Seattle
If you have a love for literature or perhaps even just a passing interest in the written word you may be wishing for the power to be in quite a few places at once in Capitol Hill and First Hill Thursday night. The third annual LitCrawl Seattle requires ...



An aperture remains: Reading series, lecture focus on suicide
Winona Daily News
He wrote the typical sappy love poems every high school poet seems to write. He continued writing poetry in college, then got a master's degree in poetry. All before he wrote that first poem about his brother's suicide — a full 10 years after the tragedy.



Algemeiner

Share this Article
Algemeiner
Israel's Left also likes Scandinavian countries whose leaders love to hate Israel or pass resolutions limiting the religious freedom of local Jews (eg: kosher food and circumcision), and whose central cities are controlled by Islamic workers who are ...



Getting Personal: Janice Harrington
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Yes, I'm still writing poetry. I still enjoy looking for the right word, the right way to express the inexpressible. You gave up storytelling. Any plans to return to it? Storytelling requires a lot of time and sustained practice. I still have a few ...

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The Hindu

“Delhi hasn't learnt to respect its artists yet,” Satish Gujral
The Hindu
A shy Kiran reserves her smiles to a minimum, while Satish loves to laugh uninhibitedly and lace his speech with verses from Urdu poetry. Satish lost his capacity to speak and hear at the age of 10 due to high fever and was bedridden for quite a while.



Matters of Faith: The Bible is God's never-ending story
LancasterOnline
Many people who love the Bible view its collection of 66 books mostly as an encyclopedia of religious information. Or as a how-to manual of morality or a divine rule book. Or as a source book for core beliefs and theological ... Once you see the grand ...



AsiaOne

Tamil poet named for Singapore's highest cultural award
Niticentral
Iqbal said he was “delighted” to receive the award which was “an incredible honour”. “My first love is poetry. We have been together for 60 years.I never imagined this would bring me the Cultural Medallion award,” The Straits Times quoted Iqbal as saying.
Writing Tamil poetry on the busAsiaOne
Theatre practitioner, sculptor and poet conferred this year's Cultural MedallionThe Straits Times

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Nicholson Baker creates stories that dig beneath dull exterior lives
Columbus Dispatch
In The Anthologist, the affable if ineffectual Chowder, a poet whose skills are sputtering, attempts for months to write the introduction to an anthology of rhymed poetry. And, he ... Even though I love romantic comedy movies, real life doesn't really ...



Indianapolis Star

Zionsville teen among top young poets in U.S.
Indianapolis Star
The art of poetry stretches back through millenia of human history. A 4,000-year-old tablet unearthed in the 1880s, thought to be the oldest love poem in existence, contains what The New York Times called a "daring—and risque—ballad" of a priestess ...



Berkshire Eagle

Former National Poet Laureate Billy Collins to read latest work in Manchester
Berkshire Eagle
A Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York, he is the author of 10 collections of poetry. He will present and read selections from "Aimless Love," his most recent collection, and the first one published in ...



Literary Calendar
The Spokesman Review
Her books include “Practical Water,” winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry, and “Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire,” winner of the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize and the 2014 Northern California Book Award for Poetry. She currently holds ...



The National

Zeina Hashem Beck: Seeing Beirut in a poetic new light
The National
The book will be launched by Dubai's poetry collective Poeticians on Sunday at the Ibis Hotel. The event will also see 10 UAE-based poets sharing their work and reading some of Beck's works. “I have a love-hate relationship with Lebanon,” says Beck ...



Madison.com

Michael Perry: You don't have to get poetry just taste
Madison.com
Most of my childhood poetic knowledge was drawn from Dr. Seuss, a 1936 edition of “The Best Loved Poems of the American People” (I favored the “Humor and Whimsey” section), and my father's recitations of Robert Frost. I recall studying haiku in fourth ...

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What is your most-loved Irish poem?
RTE.ie
"I think people reach for poems at certain moments of heightened intensity, such as a death, a birth, falling in love, falling out of love. It really just depends on how I'm feeling when those big moments happen." Anne Doyle admitted that she joined ...



Poetry and spirits combine at Roethke home event on Thursday
Midland Daily News
The Friends of Theodore Roethke will host a harvest gathering with mead, wine and poetry on Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The tasting and reading will celebrate autumn, and the release of the third issue of the global publication Pea River Journal.



Bryan-College Station Eagle

Austin culture reflects Hispanic influence
Bryan-College Station Eagle
"It has shaped art, music and literature; in the murals that beautify East Austin; the festivals that celebrate the indigenous sounds of the accordion, jarana, or guitar; or the spoken word and poetry that reveals our complex of language, experiences ...



Bustle

What I Learned Growing Up Where 'Clerks' Was Filmed
Bustle
It's not poetry, it's not quite sophisticated feminist discourse, but it's an unpolished, uncensored honesty so rarely seen in cinema, and something I carry with me. Smith is not without fault (being a human being and all) but he's ... best years of ...

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Shona Poets Shine in New Anthology
The Herald
CJ Mylton's poetical presentation of love in his poem "Unoita Sengano" demonstrates a gift of the imagination. While there are other poems about love in the anthology, this poem is captivating in its narrative form; the reader comes out of it feeling ...



South Dakota Upstart Pushes Independence, and Poetry
Bloomberg
Indeed, Pressler's campaign has been full of surprises, as when the independent read four poems at a campaign stop at Botski's Restaurant on Sunday. A member of the Badger Clark Poetry Society, Pressler's love of poetry is so deep, in fact, that it has ...

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Springsteen: Songs in the key of his life
NJ.com
... these people have a Y chromosome. (Remember “Diner”?) For me, it is the music, the poetry, the timelessness. As much as I love Springsteen, and as long as I have, I needed a book like “Album by Album” to present the background of his 17 studio albums.

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Little Known Characters in America: James Weldon Johnson
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
His mother imparted to him her considerable love and knowledge of English literature and the European tradition in music. At the age of 16 Johnson enrolled at Clark Atlanta University and graduated in 1894. While at Clark Atlanta University he ...



Press Herald

A difficult spring followed by a bountiful summer, chef David Levi of Vinland ...
Press Herald
It's what Wendell Berry described as the “sharp sweet of summer's end” in “The Wild Geese,” the poem currently featured on the rotating chalkboard poetry walls in Vinland's bathrooms, when we're all in “time's maze over fall fields.” The harvest season ...



MI Sheathes His Sword in New Album
AllAfrica.com
Then you also notice something else; no matter how much Jude Abaga's mum loves him, she will never describe her now globally famous son, the one who dropped out of an American university, as tall. M.I, aka Mr. Incredible aka Jude Abaga, was spot on ...



Birmingham Mail

Birmingham's Young Poet Laureate Lauren Williams puts her love for the city ...
Birmingham Mail
Now Lauren Williams is the city's Young Poet Laureate , and has set the literary scene alight with her lively words. She is a champion of the written word – and she has taken her love of hometown Birmingham to heart. The 16-year-old from Great Barr has ...



Creative Loafing Tampa

A call to action, Kathryn Todman Browne's fight for better education
Creative Loafing Tampa
In addition to her own strength of character, she was a woman of faith who did her best to reflect the love of the God she served. After living in St. Thomas and Puerto .... Equality in education was even a theme in her poetry. Joshua asked that an ...



Statesman Journal

Native boy's rescue captured in poetry
Statesman Journal
It was a labor of love meant to direct Elvira's thoughts toward the subject of marriage. It must have worked, along with countless other acts, for they were married November 21, 1837 at the Willamette Mission. The following spring Reverend Jason Lee ...



Flushdraw

Ike Haxton talks to FlushDraw
Flushdraw
He is a serious writer, a poet, [and] this is his first work of full-length prose. ... It seems we have Ike's dad to thank for his love of poker, and I know what I'm going to be asking to get for Christmas this year, so I can say I had a successful ...



Jock Phillips, Jack Lasenby and Ian Wedde win awards for literary achievement
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Every year, New Zealanders are invited to nominate their choice of a writer who has made a significant contribution to New Zealand literature in the genres of non-fiction, poetry and fiction. ... at the Victoria University of Wellington, the Writer in ...

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Walter Edwards Sublette, 1940-2014
Chicago Tribune
Born in Chicago, Mr. Sublette grew up in Oak Lawn and graduated from Oak Lawn Community High School in 1958. He played trombone in his high school band and harbored dreams of a career as a professional trombonist, moving to New York City as a ...



MyCentralJersey.com

Lauren Bergland named NJ nonpublic teacher of the year
MyCentralJersey.com
“My greatest joy as a teacher is being even a small part of a student developing a love of learning and steady progression of skills and knowledge. Much of what we ... “Lauren inspires her students every day to ask questions, think deeply and truly ...



Madison.com

Mason, Anthony
Madison.com
In January of 2002, their second daughter, Nina, was born. Tony was a devoted husband, father and friend who loved his wife and daughters beyond measure. He was passionate about many things, including building houses, learning, music, poetry, theater, ...



Indian Express

A fan of Javed Akhtar's poetry? Get ready to hear him recite dohas and shayaris
Indian Express
While in the morning, Akhtar will recite a doha, explain its meaning and discuss its relevance in today's time; the evening segment will see him reciting five to six Urdu couplets by different poets on a chosen theme like loneliness, childhood ...



Wellman: Wistful thoughts of burning leaves
DesMoinesRegister.com
But we're throwing out the poetry with the pollution and turning ceremony into chore. If it pleases the court of public opinion, some wistful thoughts on the subject: In 1955 Roger ... The song remembers lost love. The English lyrics that Johnny Mercer ...



Remembering the Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde
Huffington Post
As a Black, lesbian, feminist, socialist, poet, mother of two including one boy and member of an interracial couple, I usually find myself part of some group in which the majority defines me as deviant, difficult, inferior or just plain "wrong." From ...

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The Independent

Hold your own by Kate Tempest, book review: This collection is a game-changer
The Independent
In “India”, the poet, “passionately drunk /in love with two women”, asks one “to carve your name into the flesh of my arm/ with the blade of a Stanley knife”. After the pain, “the other woman I was in love with/ filled my open wound with ink”. Now ...



Early Nightfall Blues
Herald Scotland
I loved one love alone and my love is gone. Ash and scarlet ache in the wasting day,. My love stole into the crowd and vanished away,. And I ask of the fallen sun that one shadow should stay. Crowds on the pavements break and falter and flow,. My love ...



The final, hopefully completely updated 2014 reading list…
Scholars and Rogues
Teresa calls herself a “fictioneer,” and her tale of a cyclopean barista's odyssey in search of others like her is a wonderful tale about family dysfunction and true love. It's epic. 52) Mapping ... Poetry that looks in dark corners and finds light ...

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Alexandria Town Talk

Teen finds a purpose in her grief
Alexandria Town Talk
The site includes a monitored forum, interviews with adults who've lost a parent, advice from experts, and tribute pages with photos, poetry and songs. "People will share so much, nothing like they would in real life, face to face," says the 15-year ...

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Daily Life

Inside the mind of a stalker
Daily Life
Instead he used her University Challenge forms to find out her address and sent her letters, poetry and drawings. He also left messages on her phone. “That might seem a bit much,” he writes. “But it felt like I would be denying my love if I did nothing.



The Guardian

Seamus Heaney's last poem published in Irish gallery's anthology
The Guardian
The collaboration has inspired pieces covering “art, love, loss, family, dreams, memory, places and privacy”, said publisher Thames & Hudson. The National Gallery of Ireland first opened in 1864, with 112 paintings. Today, its collection comprises over ...

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Oklahoma City's poetry scene is lively, growing
NewsOK.com
That family is spread out, citywide. There are open mics, slams, readings and a variety of workshops and even poetry stands that encourage love of verse in the 405. Nathan Brown, poet laureate of Oklahoma, touts the buzz of poetry activity happening in ...


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