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Virginian-Pilot

Poetry goes visual at Suffolk Art Gallery
Virginian-Pilot
An acrylic entitled “Forbidden Love” by Norfolk artist Tonya Hopson features a black couple in a warm embrace, but it also references the character Blade Morrison and his girlfriend, Chapel, who have a relationship condemned by her parents.


goskagit.com

Poet laureates headline Skagit River Poetry Festival
goskagit.com
LA CONNER — During downtime at the Skagit River Poetry Festival, Chauncey Gummere found himself writing poems in his truck. “I haven't written poetry since 2011,” he said. Gummere, a Skagit Valley College student, discovered his love of writing in ...


Hyperallergic

A Poet's Minecraft Romanticism
Hyperallergic
“I love how poetry has given me something sensible / to direct my anger towards” she writes in “Ultimate Survival.” In this way, she wryly invokes poetry's ivory tower intellectualism, while setting the stage for a personal theater of rage, at times ...


EMTV Online

Royal Wedding Was Filled With Symbolism Of African-American History
WPSU
While speaking with NPR's Weekend Edition, Curry says he took his cue from the royal couple, who selected the scripture. After reading through the love poem, in which at one point a woman stops referring to the love between her and a man and instead ...
US bishop wows royal wedding with impassioned sermon on loveEMTV Online
Weekend Update: Bishop Michael Curry - SNL - YouTubeYouTube

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The Guardian

Poet Hera Lindsay Bird: 'I forget about the sex in my book until I read it aloud'
The Guardian
I don't know what being a romantic really entails, apart from in the Lord Byron sense of sitting around a lake in jodhpurs playing with miniature boats and fucking your sister, but most of my poems I would describe as love poems. I feel like being a ...


Author Bonita Smith-Sanchez's New Book "Bonita's Dreams and Visions: Christian Poetry" is a Collection of Heartfelt ...
Benzinga
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bonita Smith-Sanchez, a mother and inspirational poet, has completed her book "Bonita's Dreams and Visions: Christian Poetry": a deeply personal compilation of poems drawn from life, love, and an ...


Books of Local Interest: Civil War voices, an Adirondack tale, some 'Confessions' and poems
WatertownDailyTimes.com
The book is a compilation of some of the poems Ms. Cordova Gaskin wrote during her years at Mattituck High School on Long Island. The poems are organized into categories such as”Jealousy,” “Love and Loss” and “Depths of Despair.” “I decided to publish ...


thirdcoastreview.com

A Poet Spreads the Love: Poetry in a Bubble Gum Machine
thirdcoastreview.com
Yvonne Zipter, poet and Portage Park resident, is spreading her love for poetry in a creative way. She has placed “poetry machines” in two neighborhood venues. Customers can drop 50 cents in the machines, which look like old-fashioned gumball ...
How Do You Know If A Poem Is Good?WAMU 88.5

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Irish Times

Amanda Palmer: On My Culture Radar
Irish Times
I always feel like a bad poetry fan, because I f***ing love poetry but find so much of it tedious. Then I discovered the poetry of Wislawa Szymborska. I have yet to read a poem by this woman that I don't like. It could have to do with how raw and ...


PBS NewsHour

A poet's love letters to the outdoors
PBS NewsHour
“Are we not supposed to be a part of this…excitement or wonderment about the outdoors?” she asked herself. In her latest collection, “Oceanic,”, Nezhukumatathil adds her voice to the tradition of nature literature with a series of love poems for the ...


Smith College Grécourt Gate

'Hold On To Your Dreams with Dignity': Poet Rita Dove Tells Smith Graduates
Smith College Grécourt Gate
“Whether you end up as a politician or a painter, a novelist or a neurologist, this you all have in common: You have learned how to pursue thoughts and ideas, and hopefully you have grown to love that pursuit,” said Dove, winner of the 1987 Pulitzer ...
Smith graduates embrace 'the in-between'GazetteNET

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HeadStuff.org (press release) (blog)

Five Reasons Why You Should Love John Keats
HeadStuff.org (press release) (blog)
John Keats is one of the most famous and beloved poets ever to have lived. That being said his inclusion on many English literature courses at second level probably means he's also one of the most hated. Living only till the age of twenty five and ...


Plainsman

Americanism essay and poem contest
Plainsman
People should respect our country, and love living here. Winning Poem entries. Ellie Puterbaugh, Holy Trinity Catholic School, first place. No slavery started because of our. Veterans in the Civil War. The United States got the freedom. Before freedom ...

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New York Times

'Stand by Me': Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Married
New York Times
His voice rising and falling with emotion, he made a big, generous, impassioned case for love as the most important thing there is, in religion and in life. His address came after a reading by Lady Jane Fellowes, Harry's aunt (her sister was Diana ...

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Brit + Co

This Book of Poetry Is Inspired by Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' Marriage
Brit + Co
The marriage, or perhaps Kim herself, is like the vacated space at the middle of the book, which the poems are organized around. Similar to the courtly love poetry of the Middle Ages, where the love object, the woman to whom the poems are addressed, ...


Daily Pioneer

Love of the land in poetry
Daily Pioneer
Language, poetry, religion, and nationalism — all evolved simultaneously during India's freedom struggle, and they all warned against intolerance as it does not go well with the very idea of the nation, writes Madan Lall Manchanda. The first ...


'All Of It Is You' Author Nico Tortorella Believes The Power Of Love Can Transform The World
A Plus
The 29-year-old, who you might know best from TV Land's hit show Younger or the podcast The Love Bomb, has used the platform of fame he has been given to pen all of it is you, a poetry collection that came out April 17. In the book's introduction ...


Deccan Herald

Soon, tune in to poems on Metro
Deccan Herald
If you love poetry and have a philosophical state of mind, your rides on Namma Metro are set to get rewarding. The public transporter will soon play short poems and display philosophical messages as you take the ride. The Bangalore Metro Rail ...


New York Times

Jeremy Irons Breathes New Life Into 'The Poems of TS Eliot'
New York Times
The poet's own deadpan reading did not provide an answer, but Irons comes down on uncertainty with three different intonations. His final, stretched-out “Shantih” injects a strange intimacy following a thunderous “DA,” announcing rain — water as a ...


TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

New exhibit gets lay of the literary land with profiles of Minnesota writers
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
If it's one thing that unites Minnesotans, it's love of the outdoors. Sometimes we can't articulate our feelings about the trees and rivers, lakes and fields in this state. But poets can. From Winona to Luverne, Moorhead to Duluth, Minnesota writers ...


Elite Daily

11 Real Love Stories That Will Make You Believe In Love Again
Elite Daily
There was a male medical student in the hospital who was running tests/working/medically helping her and was in the room a lot, he fell in love with her through her poetry and after she woke they talked all the time, fell for each other, when she got ...


Dazed

Laurie Anderson on the lost poetry of Lou Reed
Dazed
Reed got up in front of an unfamiliar audience to read out his poems and short stories about love, music, lipstick, and whisky, recording the first 45 minutes on a tape recorder propped up next to him. Anderson isn't certain where she was on that night ...


LancasterOnline

Andrea Gibson, at Tellus360 Thursday, speaks on love, loss and gender in rhythmic poetry
LancasterOnline
When Andrea Gibson was in college, the poet was required to read a couple of original poems in class in order to graduate. “That was one of the most excruciating experiences of my life,” Gibson says. “I had such awful stage fright.” Fast forward to a ...


Daily Pioneer

A Tribute to Sumitranandan Pant on his Birth anniversary
Daily Pioneer
Pant, the “Bard of Almora” who sang of the beauty of nature in his poetry and was one of the shining names of the “Chhayavaadi” Hindi poets, will always be the pride of Uttarakhand besides being one of the most famous names in Hindi literature. Kausani ...


PBS NewsHour

The poet laureate wants you to read this poem
PBS NewsHour
NEWSHOUR: What were you looking for in your selections? What kinds of voices and themes inspired you when you made your choices? TRACY K. SMITH: I love poems that foster a sense of shared vulnerability between speaker and reader. I invited a range ...
Chelmsford library hosts poetry slamWicked Local

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Hartford Courant

Things To Do This Week
Hartford Courant
The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at Hill-Stead Museum opens May 27 for its summer season with a celebration of Irish poetry and music with headliner and Dublin-born poet Eamon Grennan. At noon ... “Love Never Dies” is a rarer sighting. A sequel to ...


PR Web (press release)

Author Bonita Smith-Sanchez's New Book “Bonita's Dreams and Visions: Christian Poetry” is a Collection of Heartfelt ...
PR Web (press release)
Bonita Smith-Sanchez, a mother and inspirational poet, has completed her book “Bonita's Dreams and Visions: Christian Poetry”: a deeply personal compilation of poems drawn from life, love, and an abiding faith in God. Bonita shares, “'Bonita's Dreams ...


Hornet

These 12 Gay Poems Will Make You Want to Fall in Love (and Lust)
Hornet
As National Poetry Month comes to an end, we're taking a look at some of the best gay poems that capture queer male love in its purest form. From poetry tackling the complexities of affection to poems about fellatio (yes, seriously), this list will ...


Omaha World-Herald

Skutt senior wins third place, $5000 in national Poetry Out Loud competition
Omaha World-Herald
Stratman said she loves language, especially when it's used to express something in a beautiful and concise way and leave an impact. "I love poetry because I feel like it's able to capture emotion and thought in a really poignant and beautiful way ...

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Press Herald

Deering student who fought for spot in national poetry contest says experience was 'like heaven'
Press Herald
His second poem was the love poem “She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron. Monga donned a blue suit jacket for the poem, and used shrugs of his shoulders and nods of his head to punctuate the sentences. He has said the love poem reminds him of his ...

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