Stage: Poetry and death collide in Enda's new love story
Maybe if Arlington was a different sort of play, it wouldn't matter that Charlie writes poetry. But the play is set in a world that feels, according to its writer and its director Enda, "sad, and terrifying, and brutal." It is about "love, enduring an ...
Poet dives into the intermingling of love and fear
It was sudden and immediate and shocking. I really knew that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” Jueds said she started writing poetry in her twenties. “I had a real falling in love experience with poetry. It was sudden and immediate ...
The Poetry And Process Behind Every Mathematical Proof
And this is where you either realize that you've completely fooled yourself because you so wanted to be in love, which happens more often when you're young and inexperienced, or you realize that it's merely technically wrong and the core is still there ...
Another voice of black Cincinnati: the poets
Her satirical spoken word piece is called "I Love You," one of dozens of poems in Imani's repertoire and one of the two she performed Thursday night during the Speak event at the Mockbee in the Brighton area of Over-the-Rhine. Built in the 19th century ...
Books LIVE (blog)
'Timbila, don't find rest' – A love letter to a now deceased poetry journal
Books LIVE (blog)
It starts with reading. To foster a South African literary tradition, we need to harness all efforts to build a national writers' association, to encourage a culture of translation, and support multilingual literary journals like Kotaz, Timbila and ...
Arizona State University
Healing through poetry
Arizona State University
He grieved for his family through his poetry, including his published work “Aftershocks,” a poem he calls a “love letter to his county.” Shertok said he felt a “great sense of visceral release” when he completed “Aftershocks” and wanted to find a way ...
Poet Amie Whittemore finds growth in Glass Harvest
Despite her love for the subject, she denied her dream of pursuing poetry for many years. “It really did feel a little self-indulgent to get an MFA,” she says. “I was like, 'Why should I get this degree just to write poems? It's not going to get me a ...
Why We Hate Poetry–And How You Can stop
Though poetry often fails to live up to lofty expectations, flawed wordsmiths and architects cannot blame the empty room itself; words only create the “space for the genuine” that is the essence of poetry. Poetry is both possibility and impossibility ...
Why Andy Warhol Loved Billy Name
Billy Fame complained about what he called the new “Cardboard Andy” and the more businesslike culture. Then suddenly he was gone, leaving only a note pinned to his door. It read: “Dear Andy, I am not here anymore, but I am fine really. With Love, Billy.”.
Ramdas Athawale's love for power and poetry belies his usefulness in UP polls
Mumbai: When Ramdas Athawale slipped up by not mentioning his name while being sworn in as a minister in the Narendra Modi government, it was a surprise of sorts. His politics has mostly hovered around his getting a ministry to run. Probably it could ...
Dallas Poets Describe a City's Response to Tragedy
“From the outside, Dallas, Texas may not be an easy city to admire, much less love. It is a city that will probably always be captive to preconceptions forged by what is most gaudy, bloody, culturally conservative and football-centric about it. But, as ...
Relax, Haters. Hillary Clinton Knows Hamilton Better Than You
Lin-Manuel Miranda worked on the songs that would become Hamilton as early as 2009, when he performed in front of the Obamas at a White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word. (President Obama joked about this early debut when the ...
Times of India
Modern themes in classical verse
Times of India
Even in his love poetry, Gnanakoothan left his distinctive mark. Manushyaputhiran calls Gnanakoothan's poem 'Pavazhamalli' (Coral jasmine) one of the best love poems ever written in Tamil. "The poem gives a very concrete picture of women, men and their ...
New Quarterly anthology invites readers to fall in love with poetry
Quill & Quire
New Quarterly anthology invites readers to fall in love with poetry. by Becky Robertson. Waterloo-based literary magazine The New Quarterly recently released its first full-length stand-alone book, compiling years of personal essays from the ...
The Globe and Mail
Shelf life: Memoirs of Montparnasse reminds Elizabeth Renzetti why she's in love with writing
The Globe and Mail
Is there a book you return to again and again, a work that would make life on a desert island bearable? Each weekend, between Canada Day and Labour Day, Globe writers share their go-to tomes – be it novel, poetry collection, cookbook – and why the ...
Alameda: Benicia's poet laureates featured at event
East Bay Times
Ely is Benicia's sixth and current poet laureate. She serves as facilitator for the Benicia First Tuesday Poetry group, and is the chairperson for the annual Benicia Love Poetry contest. She has had her poetry published in numerous anthologies and ...
Poetry: Auden, Eliot and Tennyson and the language of life
After a policeman shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014, Maggie Smiths poem Good Bones went viral. It wasnt even about ...
New work by local poet debuts Aug. 2 at Berea Writers Circle
Operating as still-life snapshots of honest emotion, contemplation, and maturation, the poems take form from subject and mood to discover where the trinity of faith, hope and love resides – and where it doesn't. Pulling from philosophy and science ...
'Hamilton' Actor Will 'Terrorize' With Love In Honor Of Orlando
On July 31, Watts will take to the stage of the Marlin Room at New York's Webster Hall for “The Jam: Love Terrorists.” The show fuses Watts' original spoken word, poetry and rap with elements of gospel, hip-hop, blues, reggae and salsa and serves as a ...
Donald Trump speaks to the gut – and progressives need to do the same
The trouble is, the audience love it. Surely that's the only plausible ... There has to be a better way for liberals and progressives to counter the surging populism of the right, one that combines two crucial elements: prose and poetry. Start with the ...
The filmmaker, poet and olympian on running so hard she 'pooped' her pants
I love being with people in both crafts, and that's why I moved from poetry to filmmaking. I felt like it was more collaborative and had more of an audience and more of that performance element that I love in running. What's going through your mind ...
Hemingway's first love? His passionate poem is found in Oak Park
Could she be found, could her descendants provide a clearer picture of their relationship — and perhaps were there more letters or another lost love poem? There was a complication, however: Hemingway never had a high school girlfriend and seemed to ...
INLANDIA LITERARY JOURNEYS: Even for poet, love of poetry comes and goes
When poetry died recently, Mary Ruefle's essay “On Beginnings” saved it. When it had died before that, it was Traci Brimhall's Our Lady of the Ruins that resurrected it. And before that, it was the poem “National Insecurity” by Tomas Tranströmer that ...
New York Times
Books|Review: 'The Hatred of Poetry': Let's Count the Ways
New York Times
In a sense, “The Hatred of Poetry” winds up being a meticulous tangent about how the people who have contempt for poetry are (mostly) missing the point. (Possibly what has them worked up is hatred's flip side: They love poetry too much, and their love ...
First-ever Chicago Poetry Block Party offers live performances, music in Bronzeville
Hosted by the foundation (publisher of Poetry magazine), Crescendo Literary and The Renaissance Collaborative, the first-ever Chicago Poetry Block Party, featuring poetry, music and art, will be Saturday, July 30, on the 3700 block of South Wabash ...
Intrigue beckons a spy and playwright in "Or," at Shakespeare & Company
Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
LENOX >> Poet, playwright, spy. It should come as little surprise, then, that 17th-century writer Aphra Behn was best known for her comedies of intrigue. Her own life, as depicted in Liz Adam Duffy's "Or," — which is in repertory through Sept. 4 at ...
Christian Boltanski: 'everybody can kill'
“I love life, but there is no reason to hide the truth: you look at a baby and you know it is going to die.” But can we really remember the dead? Boltanski creates ... There's a poetry and lightness to this recent work. At Spain's Institut Valencià d ...
'Hot Little Hands', by Abigail Ulman
At ages 24, 27 and 30, Claire is the oldest of the characters, and her experiences highlight how teenage emotions — bewilderment couched in blasé cool, the vulnerability of first love, feelings of powerlessness in the face of juggernaut forces ...