Poetry

Bishop Curry on ‘love poetry’ and the royal wedding  PBS NewsHour

On our Bookshelf: the power of love to change who we are and the world around us. The head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, ...

UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi rediscovers joy via her viral floor routines and poetry  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — A dimpled smile spreads across Katelyn Ohashi's face. It's the same one that lit up the internet in her 90-second gymnastics homage to classic ...

Shakespeare's love life: what really went on?  Telegraph.co.uk

It appears that there was more than just one love in William Shakespeare's life. Find out the truth behind his romantic past...

Poetry spot: 'Laura’s Deportation' by Raquel Denis  AZCentral

Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with two local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives. A note from the poet: This poem's *content* may ...

New Book of Poetry Expresses Subtle Nuances of Love and Lust  Broadway World

In the view of Fahad Bouzubar, people love to read about love, and they love it even more when their own emotions are represented. In his debut publication ...

I Wrote A Sexy NSFW Poem About Brexit  Refinery29

Let's talk about Brex, baby – or not. There are few (if any!) subjects guaranteed to kill the mood like Brexit: a long and drawn-out process involving crusty ...

Ask the Astro Poets: How Do You Help Someone Who Loves to Suffer?  W

Twitter astrologers the Astro Poets share their advice on how to help out mopey Capricorns, and how to stop yourself from sabotaging your relationships.

This NSFW 'Fifty Shades' poem by writer Elise Wouters perfectly sums up Brexit  indy100

If you're getting fed up of Brexit, you're not the only one. However, this writer has decided to add a sprinkle of 'Fifty Shades' to a poem about Brexit, and it's really ...

Happy Valentine’s Day 2019! Why do we send poems, cards and quotes on the date and who is Cupid?  The Sun

Valentine's Day is referred to as the most romantic day of the year - but it began with the murder of a Christian martyr...

Kirkcaldy schoolboy’s poem projected on National Monument  The Courier

Nathan Earnshaw, 12, won a competition to be part of the Message from the Skies event involving some of Scotland's leading artists, designers, musicians and ...

The Instapoet experiment  Varsity Online

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about Instagram as an artistic platform, especially with regards to poetry. I started thinking about it when it came up in conversation ...

Burns Night 2019: 12 best Scottish drinks  The Independent

Most nations like a good excuse for a booze-fuelled get-together and for Scots, January 25 provides one such occasion as they celebrate the birth of national ...

Poet Wanted  Tacoma Weekly

Tacoma Arts Commission announces the eighth annual Tacoma Poet Laureate competition, the winner of which will be named Tacoma Poet Laureate for ...

Her husband died four years ago. She still writes love poems to him every Sunday  CBC.ca

Adè​le Fontaine writes a poem to her husband every Sunday, a ritual that has helped Fontaine process her grief since he died.

Two Poems by Ricardo Hernandez  Hyperallergic

Our poetry editor, Wendy Xu, has selected two poems by Ricardo Hernandez for her monthly series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic ...

20 Kid Love Notes That Are So Pure It Hurts  CafeMom

Forget the chocolate and flowers. These love notes from kids are the best gift ever.

In Laura Sims’s “Looker,” a Sad Voyeur Mistakes Her Own Life for a Poem  The New Yorker

Katy Waldman reviews the poet Laura Sims's novel “Looker,” which is centered on a female voyeur, a figure who inspires pity and fear.

Hannah Sullivan wins the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry  HarpersBAZAAR.co.uk

Poet Hannah Sulliven wins the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for her intimate debut collection Three Poems.

One Couple's Experiment With Consensual Non-Monogamy  WBUR

Note: This post and episode contain some NSFW *content* — specifically, stuff that is sexually explicit. Chris and Kim are a married couple living in the Merrimack ...

Dear Abby: Seems like the girlfriend I adore is cheating on me  Chicago Sun-Times

DEAR ABBY: My girlfriend and I have lived together off and on for three years. We met at a lesbian bar in Los Angeles, and it was love at first sight for me.

Boyd Matheson: Truth and love get the last word  Deseret News

In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated that "unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. …" Some questioned ...

Community calendar for the week of Jan. 18, 2019  Deseret News

Grand Persian Music Concert, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, $20-$30 (801-355-2787 or artsaltlake.org). “Cages,” Body Logic Dance ...

Tufts University Art Galleries' current exhibition 'Harry Dodge: Works of Love' explores philosophy and contemporary fears  Tufts Daily

Tufts University Art Galleries' current spring semester Medford exhibition, which will open on Jan. 17 and close on April 14, offers a focused look at L.A. based ...

15 Poems To Help Calm Your Anxiety When You're Having A Bad Day  Bustle

Anxiety sucks, and the world is a trash fire. If you're having trouble keeping yourself level at a time when everyone seems stressed out, I have 15 poems to help ...

31 Modern Poets You Should Follow (Plus 3 Interviews)  Nxt Modern

This article touches on conversations in poetry and 31 modern poets you should follow today. This publication also features three brief interviews.

A rapper and poet with 'accidental' buzz, St. Paul's Dua Saleh releases debut EP  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Dua Saleh's first musical recording was like the electronic-rap version of those towering wood structures they make at Burning Man Festival: It was online for 24 ...

Mary Oliver broke my heart  The Christian Century

The poet helped me to realize how little I knew about a life observed.

Meditating through poetry  Deccan Chronicle

The poems by Sonnet Mondal are characterised by a strong meditative vein and offer unwavering faith in the sovereignty of love.

Herald Diary: 'Twa murders and a love, please'  HeraldScotland

Drink to that.

Movie fans weigh in on the best flicks of 2018  Arkansas Online

It's January. Which means we can catch our breath, and look back on the past year. So we're continuing our custom of running the Best Of lists of locally ...

Fire Up Your Instagram: A Psychedelic ‘Infinity Room’ Lands (Permanently) At The ICA  WBUR

The piece, titled “Love Is Calling,” is one of 20 existing infinity mirror rooms created by legendary contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama.

Books can save us  The News International

Can reading make you happy? Apparently, yes. Anyone who has grown up reading books would agree. Author Ceridwen Dovey tackles the question in a ...

For the love of zines  The Silhouette

Rya Buckley • Jan 17, 2019 • 0 comments • Arts, FEATURES, Features, LifeStyle, Steel City Scene, Turning the pages · Facebook · twitter · google_plus · reddit ...

Is Gillette out to destroy men?  Miami Herald

Bravo to letter writer William V. Saladrigas and his commentary on the Gillette ad. No doubt millions of men will agree with you.

Doctor Rapp  The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Dr. Sherman Hershfield woke up one morning and was surprised to ...

Love Letters From Blackpool returns to Preston for comedy night for disability community  Lancashire Evening Post

Hit theatre show Love Letters From Blackpool is returning to Preston for a special performance for the city's disability community.

Love Poems for Married People  The New Yorker

They say love is light. I think they do. I'm not really sure. I might have heard that in a Subaru commercial. The point is that I see your light right now. And I wish I ...

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez still together after leak of racy texts  Page Six

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez are still very much together -- despite the fact she allegedly flaunted his embarrassing "sexts."

A love letter to Angela Davis from a Birmingham 4th grader  AL.com

Daughter of the south global revolutionary, scholar, activist, and poet- --Dr. Angela Davis is black revolutionary magic manifest in the eyes of little black girls in ...

Universal appeal: why Shakespeare still speaks to everyone  Telegraph.co.uk

Portrayed as a ordinary human being in new film All Is True, we question what it is that makes Shakespeare's work still so universal?

Michelangelo's Hilarious Love Poetry  National Catholic Register

Michelangelo was quite a talented fellow! I mean, the Pietà! The statue of David! The Sistine Chapel! The acclaimed sculptor, artist and architect was considered ...

Articulate heroes: why books of lyrics are popular  The Australian Financial Review

Books of collected song lyrics are now big business. Neil Tennant, Kate Bush and Florence Welch are among the latest offerings.

War and Love: Poetry that goes beyond the death toll of Yemen's war  The New Arab

Book Club: Sana Uqba's collection of striking poems returns humanity to the thousands of Yemenis who became nothing but a death toll, writes Diana Alghoul.

The 10 types of poems you should know if you love poetry  Times of India

The poetry as we know now has undergone significant evolution around the globe and has never failed to mesmerise our literary or artistic faculty. If you're really ...

Lorde's mum going back to teaching  New Zealand Herald

Sonja Yelich says she'll be returning to teaching part-time due to the shortage of teachers in New Zealand. The mother of pop star Lorde shared the news o.

For an Ohio Poet, Love Is What Gets Us Through  The New York Times

Marcus Jackson's collection “Pardon My Heart” celebrates the way deep emotion unfogs and energizes the experience of living.

A life of love, poetry — and the Red Sox  The Boston Globe

Wesley McNair recalls Donald Hall, who was first a mentor and later a decadeslong friend.

On “On Being”  The Cut

How did NPR's “On Being” host Krista Tippet become the guru to “spiritual but not religious” seekerdom. This cult public-radio show is about beauty and poetry; ...

14 best poetry books  The Independent

National Poetry Day was launched in 1994 with the aim of inspiring people to enjoy, discover and share poems. This year's event takes takes on October 4, with ...

‘Youth that dying touch my lips to song’: The poetry of men who loved men in the First World War  The Independent

Our understanding of the Great War has been shaped by its poets. As Kevin Childs explains, their passions were complex, desperate and tragic; yet their words ...

The Little Prince as Inspiration for Original Art  WCAI

The 2019 Falmouth Reads Together book selection is the classic novella The Little Prince. It's a tender tale of lonliness, love, and loss, in the form of a.

Poem For Your Thoughts: Your Memories Of Love, Captured In Poetry  NPR

Back in January, in honor of Valentine's Day, Morning Edition announced a love poem request line: Send us your memories of love and relationships, and ...

From Walt Whitman to Carol Ann Duffy: The most romantic love poems  The Telegraph

It can be hard to know exactly what to say to someone you care about but, thankfully, the great poets have written plenty of beautiful lines about love and here ...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has a secret love for ethnic attires; here’s the proof  The Indian Express

For the 100th birth anniversary of Urdu poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi in Mumbai, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wore a stunning white and golden suit and was seen ...

10 Unforgettable Love Poems for Every Mood  Reader's Digest

Fumbling for words of love? Let the great poets speak your heart with these timeless and beautiful love poems.

How Instagram Saved Poetry  The Atlantic

Tom spent his days as a clerk, two floors below ground level in the cellars of Lloyds Bank. He worked in the foreign-transactions department from 9:15 a.m. to ...

Top 10 poetry anthologies  The Guardian

Ahead of Thursday's National Poetry Day, its founder recommends some of the best collections – whether you are after poems to inspire or filthy verse inspired ...

A celebration of love means it's Love Poetry time  Herald-Mail Media

Herald-Mail Media is seeking submissions for the sixth annual Love Poetry Contest.Poems should not exceed 32 lines.They must be emailed, typed or legibly ...

Ezra Pound wrote the world’s single greatest poem, but is it wrong to love a fascist?  The Guardian

Nothing in this life is certain aside from death, taxes and English literature graduates writing in the Guardian and spoiling your enjoyment of things you had ...

'Forgotten' female poet of first world war to be honoured at armistice centenary  The Guardian

Mary Borden's passionate sonnet was addressed to a British soldier with whom she had an affair while running a field hospital at the battle of the Somme.

Twenty-Seven Fragments of Love on World Poetry Day  The Wire

A delicate act is learning the secrets of love. The pen slips in scribing the word of error ~ Mirza Abdul Qadir Bedil (translator, Musharraf Ali Farooqi). Love poetry ...

BULGARIAN POET AND WRITER GEORGI GOSPODINOV: I LOVE POETRY BECAUSE IT IS WRITTEN ONLY THROUGH INSPIRATION  Novinite.com

The writer Georgi Gospodinov recently met with students from Sofia high schools in the Sofia City Art Gallery. He told them about his work, the literature and the ...

Trickster is main character in Michael Farrell’s I Love Poetry  The Australian

In recent years it has become increasingly clear that Michael Farrells previous status as a wunderkind of poetic play and Oulipo-ish experiments is evolving ...

Alistair Elliot obituary  The Guardian

Poet and translator whose work was inspired by the classical world.

6 of the best love poems for World Poetry Day 2018  Metro

World Poetry Day is today, so what a perfect time to get stuck into some beautiful words. Love is a common theme in poetry. After all, it's an emotion that we all ...

Omid Safi’s ‘Radical Love’ recenters Sufi poetry within Islam  Chron

Omid Safi's latest project was a labor of love, in the most literal sense. Safi lives in North Carolina, where he leads the Islamic Studies Center at Duke University.

How poetry can light up our darker moments  The Guardian

In this fast-moving technological world, lines of poetry can help people with mental illness.

11 Love Poems You Haven't Heard A Million Times Before That Are Perfect For Your Valentine's Day Card  Bustle

OK, Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means it's time to buy a card... and find a way to express how you really feel about your partner in that card.

11 Books Of Poetry That Make The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift For Everyone In Your Life  Bustle

If I'm going to be totally honest, when it comes to finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift, candy, flowers, and jewelry are seriously over-hyped. (I mean, I love ...

Retired teacher shares love of poetry  Texarkana Gazette

Eloise Turner, a retired Texarkana, Ark., School District teacher, recently shared her love of poetry with several community members in a presentation called.

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 ...

Annual Puppy Love Poetry Contest  The Bark

Roses are red, Violets are blue. Write an ode to your dog—we've got prizes for you! We know you love your dog, and what better way to express that love than in ...

The Garden State is Fertile Ground for Poetry  New Jersey Monthly

Ten people gathered around a conference table in a Jersey City co-working space on a recent Saturday morning, reading “The Neglected Trail,” a four-stanza ...

Culture - Why tyrants love to write poetry  BBC News

Nero, Stalin and Bin Laden were all fans, but what makes verse so appealing to these leaders? Benjamin Ramm explores the connection between ruthlessness ...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry  The Observer

This the first monthly column by Full-Time lecturer and Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas. The column will appear in other publications. “I, too, dislike it,” Marianne ...

'My love poem to Jeremy Corbyn': How Labour's leader led this poet to fall in love with the party again  ITV News

Jess Green's poetry wasn't always political. But that changed when the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government came into power in 2010.

K Love The Poet talks Chicago poetry and viral poem ‘Million Dollar Melanin’  Rolling Out

Chicago produces some of the most prolific and talented poets in the world. There is an urgency and purpose in every word and meaning lives in the pauses.

Love, Poetry and Soca  Nation News

Hundreds joined Red Plastic Bag on the Soca Boat and the rocking got a spontaneous reaction from the Drill Hall crowd. (Photo by Reco Moore) ...

The remarkable medical finding that shows learning verse you love could help stave off dementia  Daily Mail

Poetry By Heart, was commissioned to test my instinct that learning poetry by heart is 'a good thing'. It turns out that it is, of course, but much more fundamentally ...

Poem of the Week | Transatlantic Love By Yasmina Silva  HeadStuff.org

Yasmina Silva's spoken word poem is Poem of the Week at HeadStuff.org this week. Yasmina's poem is called Transatlantic Love. | HeadStuff.org.

A Choreography of Praise  Commonweal

Toward the end of Irish poet Micheal O'Siadhail's new and almost unimaginably ambitious book The Five Quintets, we encounter a final, synthesizing vision, one ...

The Friday Poem: 'I want to get high my whole life with you' by Hera Lindsay Bird  The Spinoff

New love poetry by Wellington writer Hera Lindsay Bird. I want to get high my whole life with you i feel it in my leather hotpant pockets i feel it in my anime wind ...

Poet Adeeba Shahid Talukder Explores Beauty, Family Expectations, and Love in Latest Collection  TheTealMango

In her new chapbook 'What is Not Beautiful,' poet Adeeba Shahid Talukder examines how love can be a life changing force in life. The winner of the 2017 ...

Sir Bob Geldof on his adoration for the love poetry of John Keats  iNews

As fans try to restore the house where the great John Keats died, Sir Bob Geldof pays tribute to his favourite love poet.

How the American Sappho Published the First Book of Lesbian Love Poetry  The Daily Beast

Elsa Gidlow, who published America's first book of lesbian love poetry and the first openly lesbian autobiography, helped invent the stereotype of the mellow, ...

The poetry of Habba Khatoon, a Kashmiri peasant-queen, still resonates nearly 500 years later  DAWN.com

In a time when women's poetry centred around spirituality, she brought romantic lyricism to Kashmir. Prachi Jha | Onaiza DrabuUpdated May 23, 2018 10:35am.

I Shared My Love Poetry In Public & The Strangers' Reactions Weren't What I Expected  Bustle

I'm a writer, but not a performer — which is why, as I stood in front of at least 60 people at an open mic, I wondered, "Why the heck am I here? Did I really think it ...

A history of lost-love poetry in the Middle East  The National

From the ancient tale of Layla to the modern verse of Nizar Qabbani, poetry of undying love has always held a special place in the hearts of Arab people, and ...

Poet Hera Lindsay Bird: 'I forget about the sex in my book until I read it aloud'  The Guardian

New Zealand's outspoken 'Instapoet' star discusses sentimentality, sitcoms – and why humour is essential to her work.

Nadiya Hussain: how writing helped the GBBO winner 'live a double life'  Evening Standard

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has just had a brilliant idea. “Do you know what?” she says. “I'm going to go to Greggs and eat a vegan sausage ...

Four reasons to fall in love with poetry  The Guardian

Children's books site member Safah has just discovered the fantastically varied, powerful and engaging world of written and performance poetry. Here are four ...

30 Best Love Poems And Quotes By Instagram Poet Nayyirah Waheed  YourTango

Instagram poet, Nayyirah Waheed touches people's hearts not only through her talented poems about love, but she also writes about feminism, racism and ...

'milk and honey' is an honest collection of poems from Rupi Kaur  The Daily Cardinal

Poetry can be an acquired taste for some people, a type of love-hate relationship. I'm sure we all can recall those times in English class when we had to come up ...

18 Best Poetry Books to Read Right Now  Signature Reads

There is no shortage of great poetry books – poem collections as well as commentary and criticism – this season. Here's what we're reading.

“The Undressing”: Poetry of Passion Laid Bare  The New Yorker

The American poet Li-Young Lee's new book, his first in ten years, is titled “The Undressing,” suggesting a public performance of privacy, staged to prolong ...

Entries sought for Love Poetry Contest  Herald-Mail Media

Herald-Mail Media is seeking submissions for the fifth annual Love Poetry Contest.Poems should not exceed 32 lines. They must be emailed, typed or legibly ...

Why Children Need Poetry  HuffPost

Poetry is a form of expression that we all seem to love as young children. The rhythms in poetry are exciting to small children who love to dance and mov...

‘Macdara Woods was the recording angel of contemporary Irish poetry’  Irish Times

The poet's 'search for sense' may be over but the sense of his poems will long outlive him.

17 adorable poems that are perfect for your Valentine's Day card or Instagram caption  HelloGiggles

Put how you feel about your partner into words with the help from these poets. This year's Valentine's Day card will be the sweetest one yet.