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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 ...

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 ...

Wesleyan Connection (blog)

Free poems? Poetry class writes rhymes on the spot
GW Hatchet (subscription) (blog)
This community project was the brainchild of English professor Jennifer Chang, who put on “Rent-a-Poet” and other events with the help of the students from her Poetry Writing course. As a new professor to GW, Chang saw an opportunity to bring her love ...
Poet with populist streak to read in ColumbiaBaltimore Sun
5 Questions for Poets: Part 4Huffington Post
GWU professor talks National Poetry MonthShelby Star
Wesleyan Connection (blog)
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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 ...

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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The Guardian (blog)

Poem of the week: The Anniversary by John Donne
The Guardian (blog)
All Kings, and all their favourites, / All glory of honours, beauties, wits, / The sun itself, which makes time, as they pass, / Is elder by a year now than it was / When thou and I first one another saw: / All other things to their destruction draw ...

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 ...

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
Library poetry contest for youthsStockton Record

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Milton Keynes MKWeb

Poet picks up prize for Milton Keynes poem
Milton Keynes MKWeb
The poet, who really should know it, plans to continue to enter more competitions and is considering putting some of the 100 she has a written in a book. She added: “I have more than 100 poems on my iPad and I love poetry like Pam Ayres' that has a ...

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 ...

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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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
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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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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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The Guardian

Volume of men's poetry choices is a real tear-jerker
The Guardian
Ads by Google / Related information / UK news / Books / John le Carré / Jonathan Franzen / Poetry / WH Auden / Culture / Simon Schama / The poetry that moves men to tears / 6 Apr 2014 / Anthony Holden's new anthology celebrates the poems that move ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

Jim Daniels' 'Birth Marks': love and decay from the poet of mill towns and beyond
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Birth Marks" is the essential handbook into the goings-on in author Jim Daniels' life. The Carnegie Mellon University professor's 14th poetry collection flips between the recent past and Mr. Daniels' adolescence. Between dark humor and unwholesome ...

Mayor's surprise wedding: Love of poetry brought City Hall secretary, Mayor ...
El Paso Times
A mutual admiration for poetry brought them together. Miss Stedmond's hobby is reading. She reads everything, her sister said. ... "She is a conscientious student and president of the University guild, a study club sponsored by Mrs. J.M. Frank, high ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

Poet Buddy Wakefield has hourlong show
Albuquerque Journal
He doesn't have a lot of down time and what little he has, he pays little attention to whether poetry is thriving. “I've been doing poetry for 16 years. In my off time, I rarely spend my time with poetry. I don't read it. I love performance poetry. I'm ...

You're About To Fall In Love With Slam Poetry (You're Welcome)
NYU Local
You might've heard about NYU's slam poetry team. Here's a fact: They're awesome and award-winning. But what do they do? What is slam poetry? Are they wearing berets and snapping their fingers like that scene in A Goofy Movie? This might be ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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
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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 ...

New Hampshire Public Radio

Blame The Typewriter - The Poetry Of Rodger Martin
New Hampshire Public Radio
... on the 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 ...

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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 ...

Why Poetry Matters
Tri States Public Radio
Macomb's public grade schools have “writing workshops” and our children are falling in love with poetry. This was evident when Sandra Taylor invited me into her third grade class last year for a week-long lesson on poetry. The students loved the sounds ...

This Poem Will Make Grown Men Cry
Huffington Post
Then, with a surge of paternal love, he projects himself into his son's future: the regrets and constraints of his own life shall underwrite the joy and liberation of his child's. The clinching first word of the last stanza, “Therefore,” resonates like ...

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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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Staff photo by Graham Cullen
Frederick News Post (subscription)
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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
Should you go to church if you are not religious?Toronto Star

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The Guardian

The poetry that moves men to tears
The Guardian
The most common themes, apart from intimations of mortality, range from pain and loss to the beauty and variety of nature – as well, of course, as love, in all its many guises. Three of our contributors (the actor Chris Cooper, writer James McManus and ...

The Guardian

John Cooper Clarke: 'Poetry is not something you have to retire from'
The Guardian
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'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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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.

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 ...

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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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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Heart of a poet still beats strong in Miller
Community Voice
Miller says he has always harbored an attraction for poetry and remembers having to memorize verses, lyrics and the like when he was a boy in school. His favorite was always, and continues to be, classical poetry. The only subject that matched his love ...

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 ...

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 ...

Western Morning News

Academic rediscovers First World War 'poet who loved the war'
Western Morning News
A soldier for whom the First World War turned out to be the best days of his life is the subject of a television documentary being broadcast on the BBC this month. The story of Ivor Gurney – who was known as “the poet who love the war” – has been ...
Gloucestershire war poet Ivor Gurney gets BBC documentary as part of First ...Western Daily Press

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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 ...

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 ...

Hamilton bookstore to host 'Poetry Bash'
Ravalli Republic
Wathen said a “poetry aloud” event is appropriate, as poetry pre-dates the written word. Homer and other poets would travel to recite their tales of love, war, joy, and grief, in what Wathen called “some of the earliest and most beautiful expressions ...

New York Times (blog)

Poetry Profiles: Alice James Books
New York Times (blog)
“Lit From Inside: 40 Years of Poetry From Alice James Books” (2013). This collection was a real labor of love for the co-editor, Anne Marie Macari, and for me. It was several years in the making, and every author we've published since 1973 is here. We ...
Library to celebrate National Poetry month in AprilNaperville Sun
Visiting Carolyn Kizer: Mentorship From a Woman Poet Is No Small ThingHuffington Post

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Nina Cassian, Exiled Romanian Poet, 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 ...

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Harmon is a poet and so much more
Pacific Daily News
His book of poems, "What Island," won the First Book Contest in poetry sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Serving House Books in 2011. What does it take to be a poet? A poet needs to love language ...

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
After Outrage, Nebraska Official Allows High School Student To Perform Gender ...BuzzFeed
NSAA: State speech champion's poems on gender identity too controversial for TVKearney Hub -Towleroad -Sheridan County Journal Star
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National Poetry Month continues with two Syracuse poetry slams: GET OUT
The Post-Standard
ArtRage Gallery will present "Messages of Motivation and Love," a poetry slam for National Poetry Month with spoken word performers Mic Tha Poet and Seneca Wilson. Comedian Corey Smithson will also perform. Mic has been published in two anthologies ...

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 ...

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 ...

Indian Express

A brush with cricket, poetry and glamour
Indian Express
Sangeeta thrills the crowd with an impromptu couplet, “They say how far can we conquer, I say how far can I spread love.” A roadshow follows through the narrow bylanes of the market. “I am not a political person and do not know the caste equations. But ...

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More than magical: Gabriel Garcia Marquez brought poetry to many genres
Minneapolis Star Tribune
For "Love in the Time of Cholera," a 1980s best-seller which many critics ranked just behind "One Hundred Years of Solitude," Marquez openly drew upon soap opera and romance. Through a plot he defined as one of frustrated love, a man and woman too ...
Professor Mervyn Morris named Jamaica's poet laureateJamaica Observer
Salaams GaboTimes of India
Recent deaths: Cassian, Feliciano, Garcia

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Poetry by Brandi Lawrey, Gavin's mother
Lehigh Acres News Star
While he, the child, remains strong, vibrant and walks through life permeating his love onto everyone he meets. This is another lesson I have attempted to learn from him. Life isnt about how many people you know, but, how deeply you touch the people ...

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Gilmore Fesitval and Farmers Alley Theatre collaborate to stage 'Old Wicked ...
Mlive Kalamazoo
For the 1840 piece, Schumann used the poetry of Heinrich Heine. The title is translated as "The Poet's Love." The play's title comes from the closing of the piece, "The old wicked songs, and the angry bitter dreams, let us now bury them, bring a large ...

'Beet' poets entertain at Augusta church
Morning Sentinel
Bookey teaches Joy of Poetry at the at the University of Maine at Augusta's Senior College. Moreau, who works in Lewiston with adults who are developmentally disabled, and Franzel tag-teamed, exchanging the podium after each poem. Moreau read a love ...

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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 ...

Meet three poets Women published by Holy Cow! bring distinctive styles to reading
Pioneer Press
She uses flowers as a metaphor to explore love, grief, war, politics, finding God in our lives. In a way, each poem is like a flower in that it opens up and reveals its inner truth. Her intense observation of the natural world comes through in these poems.

Best Bets: UNCSA presenting Mozart opera
Winston-Salem Journal
Mills is the author of three other poetry collections: “Love and Other Collisions,” “Somewhere During the Spin Cycle” and “Angels, Thieves, and Winemakers.” His poetry has appeared in numerous publications and has been featured on “The Writer's Almanac ...

Inspired to write poetry by 'a very hot young woman'
Royal Gazette
I'd never written a poem before in my life.” He immediately went home and started writing them, though. “It was this very cheesy love poetry,” he said. “It was awful, but she liked it, so I liked it.” His interest in poetry continued to grow long after ...

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The Guardian

Sophie Hannah: 'It's surprising how many poems turn out to be about sex'
The Guardian
Part of the research for the book was me banging on at people asking: is it possible to fall in love at first sight with someone who looks ordinary? Everyone said something different. Editing the Poetry of Sex, was it difficult tracking good poems down?

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 ...

Children Need to See a Different Face of Poetry - Ikeogu Oke
Children love music instinctively. Not so for poetry. So I thought I could take advantage of their instinctive love of music to produce a work in which poetry rides on the back of music to their unforgettable recognition and enjoyment. Yet it had to be ...

Saratoga Wire

Northshire Hosts Poetry Reading with Jay Rogoff
Saratoga Wire
Northshire Bookstore Saratoga will host a poetry reading and book signing with award-winning poet Jay Rogoff, author of Venera, at 7 p.m. Thursday. Venera, Jay Rogoff's fifth book of poetry, explores varieties of love both sacred and profane—parent ...

3 poetry collections that are full of surprises
Christian Science Monitor
In some poems, the room – or the passageway from it – is love, as in these lines from “Sounds (Second Walk)”: “I watch the clumsy/ grace of bicyclists in January/ unblushing the sky, shamed of nothing/ suddenly my life/ makes sense: I get along/ until ...

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Bury Free Press

READERS' POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, April 18.
Bury Free Press
Then look with love at those who would kill you, and forgive them one and all. Bear the pain that you do not deserve, for those things that you did not do. Then you have felt a little of what Jesus felt, what He felt for you. But we will never have to ...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)

How to write a love poem
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
When you saw that Garrison Keillor and Common Good Books had decided to offer a $1,000 prize for the winner of this year's love poem contest--and $250 for each of the four runners-up--you probably thought, Heck. I'll never win. It'll probably go to ...

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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 ...

Photo courtesy of Judi Bassett
White Mountain Independent
Holiday also wowed the audience with his poem “Shelly,” a love story staged in the garden of life and the barriers we could not overcome without our friends to lend a hand. The two lovesick turtles found each other at last with the help of their friend ...

James Franco Talks About his New Book of Poetry, His Writing Mentor & Being ...
LA Magazine (blog)
"It's something I love, and if people want to judge my poetry through the lens of my acting then there's nothing I can do about that." Posted on 3/26/2014 1:59:00 PM by Jackie Adams. James Franco is one of the busiest—and most versatile—guys in ...
James Franco talks poetry, denies he slept with Lindsay
James Franco calls Lindsay Lohan a liar, writes poem about

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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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Library bookshelf: Young composers, cookbooks on offer
Fresno Bee
"Be Safe I Love You" by Cara Hoffman. Coming ... World Book Day Celebration and Poetry Reading: Commemorate World Book Day with a poetry reading from Fresno's first poet laureate, James Tyner, 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the Gillis Library. Details: ...

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Stanford Report

Stanford professor and poet Wesley Trimpi dies at 85
Palo Alto Online
Professor Trimpi awakened in me an understanding and thirst and love for poetry, which has never abated." Kathy Hannah Eden, an English and classics professor at Columbia University who studied under Trimpi as a graduate student, dedicated her first ...
Wesley Trimpi, professor emeritus of English at Stanford, dead at 85Stanford Report

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Poet's Notebook: Backward & Forward
Creative Loafing Tampa
But Donne was speaking the language of his day; and anyone who's read his poetry would understand that he loved women in general, and his wife Anne in passionate particular. A true and turbulent love story, Donne and Anne More married in 1601 against ...

Forensics students win medals at state
La Crosse Tribune
The students enjoyed the opportunity to act out part of a play, recite poetry, read a radio segment and share an original essay in front of their peers and a group of judges. "I love the sound of my own voice," Deming joked. Students were evaluated ...

Waxing poetic on Easter
Sentinel and Enterprise
Poets United is a place where poets can share their work and connect with one another online. You may know that April is National Poetry Month, but you may not know that I love to write poetry. Yup. Poets United, among other things, offers weekly ...

'To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter' Poem Goes Viral
How would you treat the people who may become a love interest for your children? Jesse Parent penned a cautionary spoken-word poem entitled “To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter.” The video embedded above features Parent performing his ...
VIDEO: Dad Gets a Standing Ovation for His Message to the Boys Who'll Date ...RYOT

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Sign of the rhymes: Poetry serves as a medium for change
The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine
Poetry reading has evolved from coffeehouses and dusty leather bound books into packed bars, snapping fingers and vocal performance pieces with powerful messages. No longer is poetry culture limited by cliche love stories, strict organization and ...

Daily Mail

Samuel L. Jackson recites poem about Boy Meets World on Jimmy Fallon
Daily Mail
He then introduces Corey's lady love into the rhythmic reading, beating his hand on his chest as he says: 'Boy meets world, boy meets girl. Topanga, Topanga, Topanga, beats the heart of Corey a story as old as time. Daughter of hippies, name of a gypsy.
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'Poetry Beyond Borders' Bridges the Political, Religious Divide
Arutz Sheva
The journal's theme - 'Poetry Beyond Borders' - saw fulfillment during the ceremony, as a collection of different voices spoke on their love for life, poetry, and Israel. The synthesis of so many voices was overseen by Editor Dara Barnat, Managing ...

Spoken Word Artist Sarah Kay Releases, Presents New Poetry Collection
Harvard Crimson
Kay, along with friends and artists such as poet Laura Lamb Brown-Lavoie and singer Kayla Ringelheim, presented poems on a range of topics, including love, pain, and womanhood. She recounted stories of her first love, New York City roots, and passion ...

Poem of the Week
Buffalo News
Your senses love you; they. evolved to be your mask—or you made them, didn't you? I keep talking to my future self: she tells me how to be her. I'm already her,. that mask. The bacterium put on its mask, a painstaking silver drop. The quail flies up ...

The Age

A 'rock' who gave many comfort and hope
The Age
... beadings, sculptures, knitted things or quilted bags she loved to create; and she was delighted to be able to publish Just Anybody: The Journey of a Lifetime (Mosaic Press, Preston 2013), a memoir woven around the poetry written throughout her life.

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Percussive Poems In 'Shorty Bon Bon' Pin The Stage To The Page
The best section of the book is a suite of poems spoken to and by Rose, Shorty's sometime girlfriend and the singer in his band. The poems follow the couple from their meeting through the tumbles of their relationship to their breakup. Shorty's love ...

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American love poems to appear in Persian
Tehran Times
TEHRAN – Love poems from Richard Brautigan's collection “It's Raining in Love” and Langston Hughes' “Love Is a Bright Star” have been translated into Persian by Alireza Behnam. Nashr-e Ahuraii will publish the collection in two volumes for the 27th ...

Hip-Hop Dreams Lead To Penning Poetry
So, Laura, was it harder to write a poem? MARTINEZ: Totally hard. I mean, I'm not a poet - a poetry writer at all. But what I loved about this experience was the possibility to play with a bilingual poem, which is pretty much what would define all my ...

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