Poems For Children

“Love Poem,” by Linda Gregerson  The New Yorker

Poetry by Linda Gregerson: “Pity the part // we think we do on purpose.”

77 Art to host first Infinite Lit poetry night  Rutland Herald

As 77Art gears up for its first Infinite Lit spoken-poetry event Saturday night at the B&G Gallery, the Facebook event promises a great night for those who love ...

‘The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write’ and other best poetry of the month  The Washington Post

How do people deal with traumas and painful memories? For Gregory Orr, one of our most esteemed lyric poets, the answer is to embrace language and to grow ...

Marie Ponsot, Poet of Love, Divorce and Family, Dies at 98  The New York Times

After a promising start as a published poet in the 1950s, Marie Ponsot put her career aside. She was a single mother in New York City, with seven children to ...

Pride, the poetry of Michelangelo and the love that dare not speak its name  The Independent

Someone discovered a scrap of verse recently by the First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon, sent in a letter in 1925 to a young man he'd fallen in love with, the ...

Podcast: Jim Whiteside's poems of spectral intimacy  tonemadison.com

The poet discusses his work in an interview co-produced with The Adroit Journal.

Poet Eliza Beth Whittington Talks Treat Me Like You Treat the Earth  Westword

Eliza Beth Whittington wears a lot of hats: queer activist, painter, urban farmer, parent, singer-songwriter, event organizer…and published poet. Raised on the ...

Book World: 'The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write' and other best poetry of the month  SF Gate

"The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write". How do people deal with traumas and painful memories? For Gregory Orr, one of our most esteemed lyric poets, the ...

Justin Bieber Pens Experimental Love Poem for Hailey Baldwin  The Cut

Justin Bieber honored the anniversary of his engagement to wife Hailey Baldwin with an Instagrammed picture of the two of them captioned, “My lips get jealous ...

Campbell McGrath Reads Czeslaw Milosz  The New Yorker

Campbell McGrath joins Kevin Young to discuss “Realism,” by Czeslaw Milosz, and his own poem “The Human Heart.” McGrath has published several poetry ...

McCann: A look at Mary Pat Shely's poetry - Winchester Sun  Winchester Sun

As I stare at Medicare eligibility across the inch of months instead of the abyss of decades, I think not of promotions missed or the overtime not worked, but of ...

Why Read Poetry?  Cherwell Online

It's easy to be intimidated by poetry. Often it withholds as much as it gives, leaves obscure as much as it reveals. And there is so much of it. So many different ...

Poetry helped Jerry Beck as a kid. Now he’s taking it on the road with the Poetry Mobile  The Boston Globe

Just a year after Jerry Beck, the founder of Fitchburg's Revolving Museum, set off to break the world record for the largest paper airplane, he is back with a new ...

'I realized I don't need a hero, all I need in this story — Is me': Mollie Tibbetts' poetry describes slain woman in her own words  Des Moines Register

Mollie Tibbetts' name has been the subject of countless Facebook posts, news articles and posters. A host of words have been spoken and written about her ...

Pod Goals: Versify Weaves Simple, Heroic Tales With Original Poetry  Nashville Scene

For the sixth installment in our ongoing series about local podcasts, we talk to the poets of Versify.

Luke Bryan Birthday: Wife Caroline Gifts Singer Sweet Poem  Closer Weekly

Luke Bryan's birthday featured quite the sweet and hilarious poem thanks to his wife, Caroline Boyer, — get the details and learn more!


When Blade Runner came out in 1982, it sat at the center of a new genre: “Future Noir.” Ridley Scott established a world so similar and yet so foreign to our own ...

Rapper and Actor Common Appearing in Phoenix at The Van Buren  Phoenix New Times

Common is on tour to promote his new album and book.

America has its first Native poet laureate and her interview is a must-read.  GOOD

Not only can poetry foster a love of language, it can also help create tolerance for cultures that have been erased throughout history. Joy Harjo, a member of the ...

Jake Paul Shares Raunchy Love Poem To Fiancee Tana Mongeau At VidCon - X17 Online  X17 Online

We've gotta admit, Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau still have us scratching our heads over their recent engagement, but if...

Loving the chaos | Oregon ArtsWatch  Oregon ArtsWatch

Hunter Noack grew up in Sunriver cherishing both classical music and outdoor Oregon. His mother, Lori Noack, directed the Sun.

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon honoured for his love of poetry  Irish Examiner

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon's latest honour has come from the Poetry Society of America. The veteran performer was celebrated during a dinner benefit at the ...

Stream Wilco's 'Love Is Everywhere (Beware)' From 'Ode To Joy' : All Songs Considered  NPR

The album, Ode to Joy, is a defiantly hopeful collection of songs for dark days.

Street Roots vendor profile: Love and acceptance  Street Roots News

Street Roots vendor Randy Humphreys does not mince words. “The cycle ends with me,” said Randy, whose family has a history of abuse. Sent by his family to ...

Local poet's life emerges in Adirondack love story  Glens Falls Post-Star

WARRENSBURG — At first blush, life for Pat Shannon Leonard seems a forever heavenly day spent sipping tea in the perennial shade of huge ancient trees in ...

Iowa Official, 66, Says His Love of Tupac Wasn’t What Got Him Fired  The New York Times

Jerry Foxhoven, the former director of the state's Department of Human Services, was removed days after he sent an email celebrating the rapper to 4300 ...

New book of poetry inspired by the Isle of Wight and wider world  Isle of Wight County Press

LIVING on the Isle of Wight proved the perfect inspiration for a new poetry book.

Ilya Kaminsky: ‘Deaf culture is such a beautiful thing’  The Guardian

Until his family migrated to the US when he was 16, the Ukrainian-born poet lived without sound. He discusses his family's persecution and his first collection in ...

Joy Harjo Becomes The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate  NPR

Poet, writer and musician Joy Harjo — a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation — often draws on Native American stories, languages and myths. But she says ...

Drew Poet died way too soon, but his legacy will grow through foundation  Hometownlife.com

Drew Poet's life was idyllic ... until a relentless cancer entered his body and unleashed the courage that inspired everyone who knew him.

Prairie Lights hosts International Writing Program instructors of Summer Youth Program  UI The Daily Iowan

Prairie Lights presented an international reading on July 18 to showcase not just writers from all around the globe but also the University of Iowa International ...

‘Marianne & Leonard’ Review: An Emotionally Complex Story of a Poet and His Muse  The New York Times

Nick Broomfield's remarkable documentary explores the love between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen.

Gyles Brandreth launches poetry by heart initiative  TES News

The author and Just a Minute star is encouraging pupils to recite poetry by heart with care home residents without hesitation, repetition or deviation.

Luke Bryan's Wife Caroline Wishes Him a Happy 43rd Birthday: 'Love You to the Moon and Back'  PEOPLE.com

"Roses are red, violets are pleasant, you have everything ... so you get no present!" wife Caroline joked.

Anderson: Poems for Carol, the love of Larrys life  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Larry Tracy wrote poems to his wife for 61 years, the most important one after she died.

Twenty-Four Poems in 24 Hours: A writer’s crazy journey into the depths of poetic inspiration  Maui Time

The alarm blares into the still night, pulling me out of the dream world into the 2am stillness. Shuffling into my starlight-illuminated kitchen, I fill up the coffee ...

L.A. book festival LitLit at Hauser Wirth announces panels by poets Yesika Salgado, Vickie Vertiz, X Publishe  Los Angeles Times

The city's newest book festival, to be held at the Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles arts complex, will host four panels on July 20 and 21 as part of its programming, ...

"You can only hate it if you love it." Behind the Scenes with The Last Black Man in San Francisco  Cultured Magazine

Joe Talbot and Jimmie Fails are trying to bring art back to San Francisco. Their film, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, is a love song to the old.

Publish Our Love: Elliott Smith  The Michigan Daily

“You can never publish my love,” Rogue Wave chants, in the song that the title of this series riffs on. Maybe that's true, and we can never quite account for our ...

Poet Dennis Ford on Daffodils in Rydal and the new love of his life  Lithgow Mercury

Dennis Ford's eclectic Rydal garden draws visitors every year as part of the Daffodils at Rydal festival.

Spokane author Shann Ray moves from brutality to beauty in his latest work  Pacific Northwest Inlander

In his new book, Blood Fire Vapor Smoke, author Shann Ray takes readers into the depths of human depravity with vivid, brutal scenes from the...

Akron Ohio News - Murals displayed at Maple Valley Library  Akron Leader Publications

Akron, Ohio As part of Art x Love's @PLAY project, two murals featuring notable Akronites now adorn the brick walls of the Maple...

Going Home with Wendell Berry  The New Yorker

Two and a half years ago, feeling existentially adrift about the future of the planet, I sent a letter to Wendell Berry, hoping he might have answers. Berry has ...

Alice Walker comes home  Eatonton Messenger

Alice Walker, famed author and activist, returned to Eatonton last weekend for a hometown celebration that brought community and visitors together by a ...

'Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love': A muse recalled in verse long after the poet moved on  Cambridge Day

Documentarian Nick Broomfield has tackled some beguiling and controversial subjects during his prolific career, be it Tinseltown escort-turned-entrepreneur ...

Favorite Reads of the U.S. Women’s National Team  Book Riot

These members of the U.S. Women's National Team are champions and readers. Find out how books influenced Rose Lavelle, Megan Rapinoe, and more.

Literary Giant Alice Walker Celebrates Her 75th Birthday  Essence

This past Saturday, hundreds of Alice Walker devotees descended upon her hometown of Eatonton, Georgia to celebrate the author's seventy-fifth turn around ...

Nights of poetry in Haworth  Keighley News

KEIGHLEY poet Bernie-the-Bolt has launched a monthly spoken word poetry night in Haworth.

Kaelen Jones: Nerding out over the stats, poetry and people...  The Athletic

While capturing uniquely "Hook 'em" personalities, the coverage will also deconstruct what happens on the field and what it means.

Alabama's 'Father Goose' is as prolific a poet as ever  AL.com

Charles Ghigna (pronounced “Geen-ya,” with a hard g), better known as the poet “Father Goose,” happily climbs the stairs to his wood-paneled office, which he ...

Prairie Lights reading honors late poet James Tate  UI The Daily Iowan

On the evening of July 15, Prairie Lights hosted a reading to memorialize the late poet James Tate, who died in 2015 — a graduate of the Iowa Writers' ...

Figuring out What Works in Bilingual Education  Bowdoin News

In the past decade, dual-language school programs in Dallas, Texas, have spiked as more people embrace bilingual education. This summer, Lauren Elliott '20 ...

‘The Book Of The Red King’ a stunning collection of poems | Biblio File  Oroville Mercury Register

Former Paradise resident John Wilson (@jwilson1812), who edited Books and Culture for 21 years, calls poet-novelist Marly Youmans “the best-kept secret ...

This Puerto Rican Feminist Poet Reminds Us All of Our Own Power  Advocate.com

Where has Denice Frohman been all our lives? Writing words, of course.

Karl Shiels' partner Laura Honan says he was 'love and light' at actor's funeral  RSVP Live

"That was the thing about Karl , he was and is love and light, not darkness and demons."

L.A.’s great brotherhood of taco eaters  Los Angeles Times

You may belong to L.A.'s great brotherhood of taco eaters huddled around trucks late at night. You munch still-muddy radishes to sweeten your breath,

Great-gran uses 900 love letters from late soldier husband to write poetry book  Mirror Online

Valerie Dewey and then fiance Arnold kept their love alive using letters when they were divided by war.

The Week in Arts: The Music of Birdsong, Captives Onstage and a Poet in Love  The New York Times

Sculpture by Carmen Herrera, a retooled Belle & Sebastian and Leonard Cohen's real Marianne.

At the Movies: 'Marianne & Leonard' Highlights Summer Love  San Clemente Times

By Megan Bianco The summer of classic rock-themed movies continues, this time with another documentary. Two months ago, we got to watch the 1960s pop ...

Making a difference through poetry | Bedfordview Edenvale News  Bedfordview & Edenvale News

Mlungisi feels inspired to impact positively on society and on his peers by using poetry as a tool.

'Dead Poets Society' celebrates 30 years: Allelon Ruggiero remembers Robin Williams  7NEWS

30 years ago, Dead Poets Society became a powerful presence in cinemas across the globe - and it remains one of Robin Williams' most iconic roles.

Love, pray, work and laugh as hard as you can  Oklahoman.com

Pam Grout is the author of books, screenplays, a soap opera, magazine articles, and blogs. I first met her when I read her book "Living Big." It came from her own ...


Some poets use language to reveal. Others use language to conceal. Arundhathi Subramaniam seems to do more of the latter.

Review: Ada and the Engine at the Artistic Home Weaves a Love Story of Poetry, Music and Technology  thirdcoastreview.com

Ada and the Engine at the Artistic Home is a magical play about poetry and technology, tinged with tragedy. Ada Byron Lovelace was the daughter of the famous ...

Kim Rose Korkan  Yellow Springs News

Kim Rose Korkan, 62, passed away at home on Tuesday, July 9, surrounded by loved ones. For the past 12 years, she had been dealing with an aggressive ...

New 'Cats' movie trailer brings out the claws  KFGO News

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The star-laden movie version of hit stage musical "Cats" released its first trailer on Thursday, but first impressions were far from ...

An Iowa official and Tupac stan was fired. He says it wasn’t because of the ‘thug life’ cookies.  The Washington Post

Jerry Foxhoven had some wisdom to impart. Then the director of Iowa's Department of Human Services, Foxhoven was dispensing some career advice to one of ...

Homeless ex-army medic chalks 'no glory' poem onto Bath street  Somerset Live

'I ain't a poet and I know it. But this chalk was invested to prevent me being arrested'

Loving America  LA Progressive

Loving America -- We Americans who join the four congresswomen in calling ourselves progressives love our country fully as much as the Trump supporters.

Masego explores her love of poetry  Germiston City News

Masego Nkuna puts pen to paper and releases first poetry book.

‘Late Migrations’ by Margaret Renkl: Nature, family, praise, in a book made of summer  The Philadelphia Inquirer

In this lovely little book, the author interlaces brief, vivid celebrations of the natural world with stories of her family and upbringing in Alabama. She finds the ...

VIDEO: Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, and More Support LGBT Pride in Video-Poem 'Love Goes Never Alone'  Broadway World

Primera Fila, one of Spain's top theatre magazines, has released a video, called 'Love Goes Never Alone.' The video-poem brings together some of the most ...

Emma's poetry is helping to beat cyberbullies with powerful words  Saddleworth Independent

A POEM written by talented Greenfield actress and budding author Emma Sykes was chosen to highlight an international day of recognition against ...

Myanmar love poem saved by devotion of fans  The Hindu

A Myanmar love poem will remain on the national curriculum after the government's plans to scrap it over fears it promoted smoking sparked widespread public ...

Verafede Inc. empowers us to love all things beautiful through the 'Self Love Club'  INQUIRER.net

Love… a topic so widely used from rom-com movies to love songs, now even in a lot of memes and social media rants. It is a topic that is very relatable to literally ...

The Lion King’s revised songs are nearly as uncanny as its CGI  Polygon

You don't even have to see the new Lion King to discern what went wrong. The soundtrack, featuring songs both old and new by Beyoncé, Donald Glover, and ...

Poet’s pristine home by sea in Arklow seeks €279,000  The Irish Times

Number 40 The Pines is a three-bed, 100sq m home in Wicklow in turnkey condition.

Good's Poem in Casual Formality  Atlanta Jewish Times

See Cynthia Good's unique home, blending simplicity with color and femininity and masculinity.

The rise of the lesbian period drama  New Statesman

From Colette to The Favourite, Vita and Virginia to Gentleman Jack: why are filmmakers turning to the past to explore relationships between women?

I’m Emptying My Bank Account to Go to Columbia  The Atlantic

Growing up in northern Uganda, I managed to piece together an education by winning one scholarship after another. But I will somehow have to come up with ...

If Maya Hawke Has Single-Handedly Re-ignited Your Love Of Stranger Things, You're Not Alone  Grazia

Maya Hawke is breakout star of Stranger Things and offspring of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke - here's why we love her so much.

Rising Star: Why Sierra Kersten Leads With A Legacy Of Love  FloSoftball

How Michigan-commit Sierra Kersten went from a broken heart to the fullest heart with hard work and perspective.

Haiku contest unites Weybridge residents  Addison County Independent

WEYBRIDGE —. Weybridge haiku test. draws a lot of good entries. applaud the winners. The above haiku wouldn't win a prize, but far better ones did at the ...

Teresa Palmer opens up about veganism and post-birth health  Now To Love

Aussie actress Teresa Palmer is a force to be reckoned with, and she's opened up to OK! about all things health and veganism after giving birth to her third child.

Suffering for our art — and loving it, too!  Echo Live

Following your dream and becoming an artist can be a difficult path, and JEN HORGAN marvels at those who pursue it. Here she meets three Cork artists — an ...

The Editor's Plight: One Issue, Then Another and Another  Ms. Magazine

The title is perhaps melodramatic—but publishing a quarterly periodical means that occasionally there is scrambling to pull together an issue. This is particularly ...

Gods, ecology and Norwegian woods  The Australian

The history of poetry publishing in this country is an honourable, if unstable, one. Presses arise often through the enthusiasm of one person, thrive for a few ...

If you don't love it, stay anyway  Enterprise-Tocsin

Back in 2006, I managed to score tickets to a Bob Dylan concert at the Jackson Coliseum. At the time, the poet laureate of Rock & Roll was touring with Merle ...

Freewill Astrology for the Week of July 25 | Columnists  Anchorage Press

ARIES (March 21-April 19): After analyzing unusual animal behavior, magnetic fluctuations, outbreaks of mayhem on Twitter, and the position of the moon, ...

New Poetry Collection Presents Numerous Expressions of Love  PR Web

Written from three perspectives which connect to provide a combined view of life's moments, Damian C's new poetry collection “Poems by Damian C: The Devil ...

Revisit Patti Smith’s epic unearthed 1978 poem for Keith Richards, ‘WREATH’  Far Out Magazine

Patti Smith's 1978 unearthed and rare poem about The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards is absolutely perfect.

Debby Ryan's Heartbreaking Goodbye to 'Jessie' Costar Cameron Boyce: 'Bittersweet Celebration of a Life'  Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Debby Ryan shares a heartbreaking tribute to her Jessie costar Cameron Boyce in a new Instagram post.

Salman Rushdie, 72, finds love with 40-year-old poet: report  AOL

Salman Rushdie, who has been married four times, is dating a woman named Rachel Eliza Griffiths, an acclaimed poet.

'He burned bright like a comet' - cast of Fair City send off star Karl  Herald.ie

Fair City actor Karl Shiels was remembered as a magician, a hustler and a "comet that burned bright" at his funeral.

Good, evil and poetry in between the stories  Mail and Guardian

Ben Okri was once asked how poetry could help us in troubled times. His answer was: “Poetry goes straight to the truth of things, with extraordinary gravity, with ...

Affairs of the heart: Our affection for love poetry shows no sign of fading  Irish Examiner

Our love affair with love poetry's as old as time and showing no signs of fading, writes Rita de Brún. Time was when the Bible was considered the oldest book ...

9 Poems That Reveal Nelson Mandela's Impact  The Daily Vox

A fallen icon can never truly die. They are memorialised in the work of artists, the pens of history, and the lips of the people. As much as Nelson Mandela's own ...

Album reviews: Purple Mountains, Blood Orange, Winkle  The Philadelphia Inquirer

What you should (and shouldn't) be listening to this week.

11 New Books We Recommend This Week  The New York Times

What is going on in America? Some mornings you look at the news and immediately have to look away again, as if current events were the sun, so incendiary ...

Wilde About Sappho reading celebrates 50 years of same-sex relationship legalization in Canada  The Martlet

Held in the middle of Pride Week, literary event “Wilde About Sappho” took to Victoria City Hall to honour—via a powerful collection of queer literature—that 50 ...