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The Independent

What are the greatest love poems?
BBC News
Coinciding with the biennial Poetry International festival – co-founded by Ted Hughes in 1967 – actors and poets from across the globe are coming together to read 50 of the greatest love poems of the last 50 years. Beginning with the romantic and ...
Poetry International festival 2014: Actors and poets gather to celebrate the ...The Independent

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The Guardian

Fifty greatest modern love poems list embraces 30 different countries
The Guardian
There's no "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways", or "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" here: instead, a new list of the 50 greatest love poems ranges from Maya Angelou to Vikram Seth and from Pakistan to Nigeria. Chosen by poetry ...

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The Millions

Americans Love Poetry, But Not Poetry Books
The Millions
Although Americans' love for poetry has yet to reach the wild heights of Abu Dhabi's hit reality show Million's Poet where 70 million global viewers watched dueling versifiers vie for a $1.3 million cash prize, Americans are actively involved in ...
Computer Engineering: A Fine Day Job for a PoetThe Atlantic

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World Magazine

Loving a love poem, learning about the Bible
World Magazine
DeYoung showed me that 119, the Bible's longest chapter, is a love poem “not about marriage or children or food or drink or mountains or sunsets or rivers or oceans, but about the Bible itself.” Below, by publisher permission, is the first chapter of ...

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Look on my works, ye Mighty, and love poetry
TES News
Poetry is a sore point for many English teachers, who must battle the perception that it is difficult and doesn't make sense. My favourite lesson for changing pupils' minds explores Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley. First, we watch the end of the ...



The Guardian

Bertolt Brecht's poems to 'one of his great loves' come to fervent life
The Guardian
His poems to her are touching and protective, but also openly sexual and explicit. In one poem he lists all the places they have made love: "Excited by pianos in the monastery .../ Furnished; you threw the key down from the balcony .../ In that hotel ...



The Guardian

Hedd Wyn: poetry that echoes from the first world war
The Guardian
He was particularly moved by the shift between two poems – the romantic tribute My Love, which talks of walking "hand in hand/ To the wind's laughter through boughs of the land" and the blunter War, written shortly before his death: "The harps to which ...



UK Progressive Magazine

Why we effing love poetry's power
UK Progressive Magazine
When you or our staff find great progressive news articles, we post them here. Send along your personal favourite story links to: favourites (at) ukprogressive (dot) co (dot) uk and we may select it for publication.

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Great Read
Los Angeles Times
The self-proclaimed "Love Poet" calls "yes" the loveliest word in the English language. Mallory moved here from Southern California last year with a Quixote-like plan: to reign as the king of poetry in a desert resort town without an attention span, a ...

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"Top 50 greatest love poems" includes two Romanian works
Business Review
The Guardian compiled a list of the greatest love poems written over the last 50 years, gathering works of literary art from all over the world. Chosen by poetry specialists at the Southbank Centre, the team that handled the selections looked at work ...
Three Arabic Poems Chosen for 50 Greatest Modern Love Poems ListOye! Times

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How an Iranian musician took ancient Persian poetry to the top of the US charts
CNN
Much of Rumi's poetry focuses on love -- more specifically love for the Divine. And for Nazeri, like his father before him, that love finds a perfect home in musical expression. "I think music is the sound of God, the sound of the universe for me ...



Hurriyet Daily News

BOOKS > Nazım Hikmet included in Southbank Center's 50 greatest love poems ...
Hurriyet Daily News
The poetry team at the center has been working on the list for the past year to produce “a truly international and stylistically diverse selection of what we see as the best 50 love poems of the past 50 years, from young poets to world greats,” said ...



The New Indian Express

Crowd funded poetry on love
The New Indian Express
It's not just an ordinary love story. It is a story weaved with poetry collected over the past two decades — the oldest penned in 1997. As R S Ramkumar stepped from one stage of his life to another, sheets of poems accumulated. He wrote about ...



Ray Walsh: Williamston poet pens Michigan love letter
Lansing State Journal
It's summertime — too nice to stay inside — it's a great time to grab a book and head for the beach. Williamston artist and poet Jeanne Van Wieren has created an unusual book that might be just right: “This Mitten is Tightly Knit” — a short ...



Looking for Inspiration? Rejoice, O Mobile Poet!
New York Times
I love the interface, but some poems don't look and maybe don't even read the same in the app's digital text format. If Shakespeare is your main poetry fixation, Shakespeare by PlayShakespeare.com, free for Android and $10 for the full iOS version, is ...



Celtic Corner To Host Pipes & Poetry On Aug. 2
Coronado Eagle and Journal
The book is a collection of 132 romantic love poems written over a span of 32 years. It speaks to everyone who has ever loved, lost, and dared to love again. Robert Burns will also perform traditional Scottish and Irish tunes on the Great Highland ...



Darwin Poetry Cup celebrates 20 years
Herald Sun
“And now the cup is a landmark because people here love poetry and like to have a good time.” The Darwin Poetry Cup requires each registered poet to perform their original material in 60 seconds — and attract the loudest applause if they want to win.



The Northern Echo

Love and romance through song and poetry at Barnard Castle's Witham Hall
The Northern Echo
Picture: Jen Hart (8720242). SOME of the best young vocal talents from across North-East will perform stories of love and romance through song and poetry. The Miranda Wright Singers present Tell Me the Truth About Love at Witham Hall, in Barnard Castle ...



The Stage

Harriet Walter and Siobhan Redmond to recite love poems at Southbank Centre
The Stage
Harriet Walter and Siobhan Redmond are among 50 actors and poets that will recite poetry as part of the Southbank Centre's Festival of Love, which launched this week. Walter will read Margaret Atwood's Variations on the Word Love and Siobhan Redmond ...



Times of India

Dharmendra spells his love for cinema through urdu poetry
Times of India
Mumbai-based Carnival Group, which has interests in the hospitality, media and entertainment fields, recently acquired HDIL'S Broadway Cinemas multiplex chain and relaunched it as Carnival Cinemas. The announcement was made at a glitzy do, attended ...

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Street Corner Poetry event in Waukegan aims to address violence
Lake County News-Sun
The group's mission statement, in part, notes that its vision is “to ensure and promote self-worth, value, love, pride, dignity, respect, knowledge of self, and the Most High, through poetry and the arts, while standing for liberation, justice, and ...



ICYMI: A Night of News Poetry
The Colorado Independent
In her book of poems Body Paint, Hilberry celebrates unconventional choices-to love both men and women, not to have children, to abandon the attempt to find God in church. She ends up loving the impermanent world and the mortal body, wanting only to ...



Nakila Robinson of Milwaukee mastered the art of the spoken word
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"And she did it unapologetically. She was a force of sheer joy. Of love." Alexis Monroe, who was two years behind Robinson in high school and recruited to the school's poetry team by her, wrote: "I will do my best to represent your light, your wondrous ...



Holocaust survivor's story told through prose, poetry, and artwork
JNS.org
“His smile, his laugh, his love for all that is living stood in such sharp contrast to everything I've ever learned about the Holocaust that for many years I couldn't reconcile the two.” Srulik teaches us that despite the hardships endured in life ...



Encores & Curtain Calls:
The Recorder
Well, strange as it may seem, song lyrics are poetry of a sort; true, when heard or read alone they carry only a faint vestige of their communicative power (just try extracting and enjoying your favorite Joni Mitchell or James Taylor song sans music ...



Is He the Best Ugandan Poet?
AllAfrica.com
They remind me of my former self, when I would help boys in classes above mine to write enticing love letters to their love interests in exchange for sugar and grub. It is because of that background that I love poetry. Last week I was invited for ...

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Kristiana Rae Colón Wins 2014 Dionysos Cup
Broadway World
"Kristiana's play is a unique piece for the theatre, traveling from the private lives to the public performances of a collection of talented but volatile slam poets. Their politics, poetry, love lives and sex lives make for a fascinating journey ...



Bohjalian book links Dickinson and a nuclear meltdown
BurlingtonFreePress.com
If that sounds dystopian, the plot is seasoned by Emily's love of the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), who knew something about death and immortality. Young Emily finds new connections in Dickinson's poems: "I can wade grief,/Whole pools of ...



New York Times

Love letters to Warren G. Harding's mistress released
Norwalk Reflector
In another, he writes her three pages of poetry, listing everything he loves about her. Those letters – approximately 1,000 pages in total – were kept for decades after they were written, first in a closet in Phillips' home, then under close secrecy by ...
Steamy love letters from Warren G. Harding to mistress released - Hawaii News ...Hawaii News Now

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Camden Roundhouse Poetry Slams: Kids in the riot of poetry competition
Ham&High
One of the judges – 29-year-old Inua Ellams, a poet in his own right – has hailed the competition as a vital part of sustaining modern poetry in the build-up to this year's edition. “There is enthusiasm and a love for literature at the Slams,” he says ...

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Encores & Curtain Calls: Actors Theater Playouse opens musical review Thursday
The Recorder
Well, strange as it may seem, song lyrics are poetry of a sort; true, when heard or read alone they carry only a faint vestige of their communicative power (just try extracting and enjoying your favorite Joni Mitchell or James Taylor song sans music ...

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Check out a wide variety of poetry at the AK Smiley Public Library
Redlands Daily Facts
Marion Jennings passionately advocated for poetry, and through her long-established endowment, you may find an entirely new genre of books to enjoy. Why not check out one or two of these selections or browse the shelves? You will love solving the ...



Santa Monica Lookout
The Lookout News
The album was described by Louis Pattison from NME Magazine as “a high-speed collision of folk tradition and electronic instrumentation that sees him chanting and singing sincere love poetry in his native tongue over breakneck dabke rhythms, keyboard ...



Wall Street Journal

PEN Literary Award Winners Announced
Wall Street Journal
Author of "Dinner With Friends" (which won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and "Sight Unseen," Mr. Margulies has, according to the judges, "explored the strains on human relationships wrought by ambition, self-doubt, the loss of integrity, the loss ...

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Quill & Quire (blog)

First listen: Christine Fellows' northern-inspired poetry and music project
Quill & Quire (blog)
Before Burning Daylight, had you written poetry before? I love reading poetry, and working with poetry as inspiration – I've set poems by Julio Cortázar and Hamlin Garland to music, and wrote essentially an entire album, 2007's Nevertheless, inspired ...



Poetry in spirit: Talking Gourds features Miller, McGarry
Montrose Daily Press
Talking Gourds Poetry Club will be meeting next week, where Tara Edna Miller and Jane McGarry will speak. Writing for quite a number of .... to let us know of abusive posts. 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an ...



Poetic Justice: Young Poets and the Good Society
Huffington Post
Others reflect on the dislocations of moving home, of patriotism and the paradoxes of freedom, of the bonds of extended families, of responsibility and love, including the love of poetry itself. From more formal expression to free verse, spoken word ...

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Rose with Seguin roots looks to blossom
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
“It is a very relatable song about somebody liking or loving somebody that they either can't have or eventually will have, but it is this one-sided love story. It's the relatable song of ... I've always like writing poetry and stories,” she said. “I ...



San Francisco Examiner

Lesbian marriage guide helpful for all couples
San Francisco Examiner
On the first anniversary of California's legalization of same-sex marriage, Bay Area writers Kim Chernin and Renate Stendhal, in their new book “Lesbian Marriage: A Love & Sex Forever Kit,” offer a loving wedding present: a valuable maintenance manual ...



Book Talk: Paull's 'The Bees' looks at life inside the hive
WTAQ
The mother-love scent is real. If the queen is ailing, the bees will make new queen cells around the edge as if they are hiding them. Then the first princess out will pipe out a war cry, she will seek the others and kill them in a fight to the death ...

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Straight.com

Queering the International speaks to love, hate around the world
Straight.com
Painting, sculpture, installation, textiles, and poetry are also employed, to alternately amusing and disturbing effect. Eloisa Aquino, a Brazilian artist based in Montreal, creates zines and silkscreen prints in a lively visual style reminiscent of ...
Three must-see Queer Arts Fest eventsWE Vancouver

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The Sudbury Star

Things to do in Sudbury: July 31
The Sudbury Star
Poetry Promotion: The Greater Sudbury Public Library and Greater Sudbury Poet Laureate are hold a Moving with Poetry probation that will see local pieces of poetry highlighted on Greater Sudbury Transit buses. Submissions ..... Fundraiser: Love ...



Poetry: Looking backwards and forwards as the wild whoopers call
Irish Times
Michael Longley's readers will love the lyrical annotations of wild places and the quick articulate raids on the classics of his new collection, The Stairwell (Cape, £10). Eight years and two collections after his Collected Poems ended by declaring, “I ...



Boston Globe

Week ahead: Theater
Boston Globe
FOOL FOR LOVE An engrossing production, directed by Daniel Aukin, of Sam Shepard's 1983 drama about the turbulent reunion of two longtime lovers in a motel room on the outskirts of the Mojave Desert. Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda seem utterly at home ...



Eureka Street

What will survive of us is love
Eureka Street
It could easily escape one's notice, but there is a type-written poem pinned to the pillar nearest this long resting-place. It is by famous English poet, Philip Larkin, who seems to have been hard-boiled in his own way: he never married his long-time ...



Dallas Morning News

Jason Garrett tells Gordon Keith that he loves Zac Brown and sauce is key to ...
Dallas Morning News
Are you a guy who has a sensitive side and knows poetry? Jason Garrett: I know the poetry we learned in school and I probably don't know that much anymore. But I have an appreciation for it. Listen to the interview on The Ticket's podcast page ...

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Poetry zealot challenges Sin City with words
Mail Tribune
The self-proclaimed "Love Poet" calls "yes" the loveliest word in the English language. Mallory moved here from Southern California last year with a Quixote-like plan: to reign as the king of poetry in a desert resort town without an attention span, a ...

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Tampabay.com

Ever mysterious, Maxwell comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall prepared to shed some light
Tampabay.com
Gerald Maxwell Rivera was a key figure in the neo-soul movement of the '90s, his albums lush, affecting pastiches of poetry and jazz that seemed eons beyond what then passed for modern R&B. His 1996 ... It blew my mind, the love and appreciation. It ...



Times of India

Nazrul Islam's granddaughter reads out the poet's love letters
Times of India
The litterateur's granddaughter, AninditaKazi, also read out two of his unpublished love letters. The highlight of the evening was a session of unplugged Nazrulgeeti by ManomayBhattacharya. His beautiful recital of poetry, lyrics and classical nuances ...

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The West Australian

Hip hop artist publishes explosive hybrid novel
The West Australian
Born to Australian journalist Helen Musa and Malaysian poet Musa bin Masran, Omar Musa, an ANU graduate with two poetry slam wins, three hip-hop albums and two poetry collections under his belt, has just published his first novel, Here Come the Dogs ...



Where the Harlem Renaissance blossomed in Virginia, with poet Anne Spencer
Washington Post
She studied the humanities, nurtured her love of poetry and, by the time she had graduated, had been introduced to the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson — and to her future husband, a fellow student who had tutored her. Edward Spencer was part of a ...

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A Reader Has a Problem with "All or Nothing" Devotional Language
National Catholic Register (blog)
There is a kind of totalizing hyperbole used in the language of love that, taken with flat-footed literalism, would lead to absurd conclusions. It's used not only in the kind of love-language directed at God by saints, but even in love poetry directed ...



'Pirates of Penzance' to set sail for 3 shows in Mountain View
San Jose Mercury News
Ahoy, buccaneers and scallywags and the people who love them: Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpiece The Pirates of Penzance is about to drop anchor in the South Bay to regale hearty mateys young and old. San Francisco's Lamplighters Music Theatre, one of ...

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Columbus Alive

Literary profile: Full/Crescent Press' labor of love
Columbus Alive
It seems fitting that Full/Crescent Press officially started on a Valentine's Day (in 2012). Michael Perkins gave his wife, Paula J. Lambert, some money toward beginning a poetry press. The couple's shared love of poetry and art has yielded two books ...



Philadelphia City Paper

What to do this First Friday
Philadelphia City Paper
Surrounded by novels, poetry collections and magazines, McNamee-Tweed started making watercolor and gouache paintings of imagined book covers, complete with made-up titles, authors, illustrations, featured reviews and a healthy dose of silliness ...



'RenaZance' man Ralph Dillard adds the fine arts to his trove of talents
Savannah Morning News
As “RenaZance,” Ralph Dillard became known as one of Savannah's best spoken word artists, co-founding with the late Clinton Powell the Spitfire Poetry Group and the Savannah Spoken Word Festival. Now as “rEN ... “I simply love to create,” he says. “I ...



10 books to mark
Herald Scotland
Including real characters, notably poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, this work and its sequels (The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road) are profoundly moving and informative, a blend, as one critic said, of the poetic and the practical. The ...



Love, Sex and Mocha: A combination of slam poetry and theatre
Times of India
Underdog Entertainment's Love, Sex and Mocha is a quirky rom-com that infuses slam poetry and theatre and is a satire on modern chick flicks that creates a twist on male-female relationships. This theatrical effort takes a quirky look at a man's cup of ...



Poetry Is Hospitable to Strangeness and Surprise
New York Times
... or if I say, furthermore, that's not even close to the biggest poetry audience I've seen, is that enough evidence to convince you that poetry matters? If I told you, there are children, young adults, and grownups who love poetry like this, would ...



Twin Peaks Cast on the Show's Enduring Popularity
Ve3d.com
Everybody back in the '50s like that to everybody -- Coppola and all that -- there's a lot of movies that stand the test of time because it seems to be that certain directors are gifted with a certain magnetism and a certain sense of visual poetry that ...

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The Straits Times

Veteran singer Wakin Chau is sick of singing love songs
The Straits Times
Instead, he is referring to the practice of courtesans during the Tang Dynasty performing poetry by singing it and tweaking its form slightly by repeating certain phrases. In a way, that was what he was doing with the words of celebrated Taiwanese ...



Free 'Poetry of Songwriting' event features Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Frye ...
The Birmingham News - al.com
Pamela Jackson is a Nashville-based songwriter whose original voice has made some believers, including Johnson, who wrote that she is "a rarity in Nashville ... a seasoned woman who has been ... divorced and lonely and in love, and survived to sing ...



Warren G. Harding's love letters to mistress released by Library - Hawaii News ...
Hawaii News Now
Some of the handwritten letters were even written on U.S. Senate stationary, and contained clippings of love-related newspaper articles and poetry Harding sent to Phillips. The letters also include his feelings on politics at the time, the vote of the ...



Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble woos with 'Drunken Moon'
Tribune-Review
Our solution is to use two narrators to split the poetry. “My concept as director is perhaps this is not a real second person, perhaps an alter ego. More than our heroine falling in love with her true self, here it is more like an exorcism of another ...

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Patheos (blog)

Sermon on How Hard It Is Being Spiritual Without You
Patheos (blog)
When Jesus wanted to speak of the Kingdom of God, Parenthetically, I propose that the Kingdom of God is when our very topic, the love of God in Christ, overtakes competing forces and transforms people and events and institutions) but when Jesus spoke ...

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Double Edge Theatre's 'Shahrazad; awakens all the senses
The Recorder
With “a tale of love and magic” known as “Shahrazad,” Double Edge Theatre celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer on its 105-acre farm turned performance area. It seems fitting, given the theater company's absolutely magical transformation of a ...



Waco country vet Billy Joe Shaver approaches 75th year with new album
Waco Tribune-Herald
Shaver's knack for capturing the joys and bruises of life in an everyday poetry never carried over into a high-profile performing career, either in Nashville or Texas, but his 1993 album “Tramp on My Street,” followed by his work with his son, Eddy, a ...

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From the booth to the big screen: Vin Scully's movie appearances
Los Angeles Times
"For Love of the Game" (1999): Scully's biggest movie role came in this Sam Raimi-directed drama starring Kevin Costner as Billy Chapel, a veteran pitcher reflecting on his career and personal life while throwing what could be a perfect game — as well ...

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Summer Reading List
St. Louis Jewish Light
“I'm focusing on poetry this summer. The next book on my list is 'Apples of the Earth,' by Dina Elenbogen. She's a young Chicago poet with a deep love for Israel —especially the Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai— and the central theme is the difficult ...

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Town Topics

Of Mice and Men and Player Poets — Alec Guinness at 100
Town Topics
Guinness not only loved poetry and literature, he lived it as a writer and reader, which is why Blessings in Disguise is one of the best books ever written by an actor, not so much for what you learn about acting, which is a great deal, but for the ...



How Ford's Top Interior Designer Puts the Future in the Front Seat
Gizmodo
It's quite an interesting piece of the puzzle and I certainly love that kind of problem-solving challenge. Because these regulations might not in fact be necessarily very positive on ergonomics, on physical ... So if you compare it with music, or you ...

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'Call Me Ishmael' Allows Lit-Lovers to Recommend Their Favorite Stories ...
Bustle
Called “Call Me Ishmael,” the project gives the great fictional seafaring storyteller Ishmael a literal voicemail box allowing book-lovers to call and share a story about a title they love. Transcribed ... outing with a friend. “I actually read poetry ...



Sports TV and radio listings for July 31
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Comic legend Steve Martin talks about his love of the banjo, bluegrass and the touring life. Steve Martin brings banjo to Snowden Grove ... Adam Maldonado's performance art is poetry. He makes his living writing personalized… Poet pens personalized ...



New exhibit at UC Santa Cruz traces the literary roots of the Grateful Dead
Santa Cruz Sentinel
... of the first auctions of Grateful Dead memorabilia from many years ago that featured copies of books by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg belonging to the late Dead musician Ron "Pigpen" McKernan as an indicator of the band's great love of ...

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Alternative health insurance for one group of Memphis city retirees would cost ...
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Comic legend Steve Martin talks about his love of the banjo, bluegrass and the touring life. Steve Martin brings banjo to Snowden Grove ... Adam Maldonado's performance art is poetry. He makes his living writing personalized… Poet pens personalized ...

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Vocalist Jennifer Johnson Cano and pianist Christopher Cano to present music ...
Savannah Morning News
“All of these songs tell very specific stories and all cover a variety of emotions, including love and loss, joy and sadness. It covers a great range ... The poetry is very beautiful, more of a quiet, soft-spoken and yet really beautiful part of the ...

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CTV News

Daniel Radcliffe on Tinder and Public Nudity
Elle
You previously published some poetry under a pen name. Would you share a verse you wrote for a woman? I was writing poetry more consistently when I was 16 to 19 or 20. In that period I would have written a lot of love poems. I have none that I want to ...
Daniel Radcliffe admits marriage 'seems like the most romantic thing you can do'hellomagazine.com
Daniel Radcliffe in new 'Horns' poster, talks Fantastic Beasts, Harry Potter ...SnitchSeeker.com
Celebrity birthdays: 5 things you didn't know about Daniel RadcliffeYahoo Celebrity UK

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Seven Days

Checking Out Burlington Rapper Learic
Seven Days
"But I loved hip-hop." He eventually found a kindred spirit in middle school named Daniel Gillian. "He had the baggy hoodie and jeans, so I knew we were probably into the same stuff," says Learic. The two bonded over their intellectual curiosity as ...



Ahwatukee woman shares struggles, redemption with book of poems
Ahwatukee Foothills News
Fisher grew up loving music, particularly the piano. She enrolled at the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated with a degree in piano performance. It was shortly after her graduation when the Colorado native got married. “Sad but true, I got ...



TechCrunch

Founders On Depression
TechCrunch
One might see this as partly ironic because it was at this point that I began to HEAVILY get into music and poetry, two things that I would carry with me and would eventually lead me to the kind of startup I am creating. The deeper I searched for ...



Poet Skye Loneragan waxes lyrical to keep Games queues entertained
The Age
Waiting in long queues is for most a dreaded experience, but for Australian poet Skye Loneragan, it is her opportunity to wax lyrical. Her job these Commonwealth Games is to give spectators some sporting entertainment outside the stadium through poetry.

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On my nightstand: Author Philip Shirley
The Birmingham News - al.com
What's on your nightstand: an in-depth biography, an intense fiction, a volume of poetry? You may not want to answer that, but each week we're going to find one person who does. From authors to public figures and more, we're on a mission to find out ...



Désirée Zamorano on the lives of LA's Latinas and 'The Amado Women'
Los Angeles Times
It just drives me wild. The people I know — the working class, the middle class — speak English, unaccented. I love watching television and I love watching movies, but there's a part of my brain that starts tabulating, “filmed in Hollywood, not one ...



New Jersey Jewish News

Translator resurrects work of slain poet
New Jersey Jewish News
Gabor Barabas has loved poetry since he was a child, growing up in post-Holocaust Hungary. He listened to his elderly relatives read grand, resounding verses, and he dreamed of becoming a poet himself. He did just that, writing his own poetry, but he ...



Promoting literacy on two wheels
Beloit Daily News
That's how poet Maya Stein describes her love of both writing and cycling. She and poet Amy Williamson hope to share their passion for poetry when they conclude their 1,400-mile tandem bicycle journey from Boulder, Colo., to Beloit at 1 p.m. Wednesday, ...



First Coast Happenings
Florida Times-Union
... of North Florida's Student Union West. Includes painting, dance, poetry and graphic design workshops and free food. ... Kutting for Kids to benefit Locks of Love, noon-4 p.m., Nimnicht Chevrolet, 1550 Cassat Ave. Includes live music, food vendors ...

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New York Times

Elephants, My Brother and Me
New York Times
I love Thai food. Or thought I did. It turns out what I thought was Thai food was an American version. Michael, however, reveled in the market scene. He suggested I try a green papaya salad. The woman at a stand enthusiastically put the ingredients of ...

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Religion & Politics

The Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Interview with Charles Marsh
Religion & Politics
In the summers I was teaching my “Body and Soul” workshop, which was poetry, basketball, Bible study, and then just doing the things of a community worker, and equally fulfilled by this practical work. .... He also returned to Germany with a love of ...

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President Warren Harding's Secret Love Letters Are Now Open To The Public
DCist.com
Of the content of the letters, the Library writes that they're "at times deeply passionate, but there is more to the collection than love notes and sentimental poetry." They also "give travel and speaking engagement information on Harding," along with ...



Take Your Blogging on the Road – With Cynthia Morris of Original Impulse
Business 2 Community
This short form of poetry can serve as a sort of verbal snapshot, taking you back to a specific moment in your travels. Much more fun and easy to access ... Cynthia: I love the world online and there's plenty of inspiration to be had there. But at the ...



Netflix New Releases August 2014: A Good Month for 'The Killing' fans, Lots of ...
BREATHEcast
A young man wins and loses the first serious love of his life. 'Buffalo Soldiers' (2001): Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Anna ... A troubled young woman is encouraged by a teacher to enter a poetry contest. 'Cypher' (2002): Starring Jeremy Northam, Lucy Liu ...



Whodunnit All Over the World? The Melville House International Crime series is ...
Austin Chronicle
I met the man at Bennu Coffee on East MLK and we had an excellent conversation about the love of books and the state of publishing in general, and about the origins of Melville House, and about the company's vigorous lines of vintage literary fiction ...



Pequot Library: Book sale generates revenue for library
Minuteman News Center
Poetry, classics, travel, science, religion, parenting, military … the categories were seemingly endless. Books, as ... “I love being around people who are interested in books,” said Southport's Mary Cody, who has come to the sale for 15 or so years ...

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All that's hoary does not bring glory
The Asian Age
Here is something for Dinanath Batra to chew on. While he leads the charge against cakes and candles on birthdays, all things Western, including English language education, millions of Chinese college students take the country's many standardised ...

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The Atlantic

How Athletes Ensure Immortality
The Atlantic
(Quisenberry, incidentally, later published two volumes of poetry.) ... “I mean, here's a guy who led the league in saves five out of six years, was top three in Cy Young Award voting in four of those years, yet gets virtually no love from anyone. His ...



Lady Luck
Good Times
There, Iris serves as governess to a wealthy Italian immigrant family, and falls in love with their beautiful cook, Reenie. Edgar is their butler, finding his soul mate in a black jazz singer named Clara. Reenie's German husband, Gus, befriends Eva ...

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ChicagoNow (blog)

A podcast, a snake and two little boys
ChicagoNow (blog)
I will have time to read more, write more poetry and cook and bake to my heart's content. You see? There's time for that. The idea now is not to seize the day in an inflexible routine, whether that includes oil pulling, ... The Things I Love section ...



Gay NZ

"Inspiration" Patston honoured with award
Gay NZ
He's always “dabbled” in poetry, has set several poems to music and makes music videos, including a video for one of his poems called As Love Draws Near. For 15 years, comedy took Philip to festivals around New Zealand, and in Australia, Canada, the ...



Guardian Liberty Voice

Mirtha Michelle Exclusive Interview and Review of 'Letters, To The Men I Have ...
Guardian Liberty Voice
A lot of celebrities have professed their love for the collection of letters and poetry. Kendall Jenner, Zendaya, Candice Swanepoel, Selena Gomez and Ms. Michelle's good friend Vin Diesel all appeared at the launch to show their support for this book ...



If you gotta know, you're never going to ask
The Monthly (subscription) (blog)
The homespun reality is that, often, the inner lives of others, especially of those we know and love, leave no room for doubt. ... At the risk of paraphrasing my high-school poetry journal, it's often in others' reflections that we see ourselves most ...


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