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Daily Beast

How the American Sappho Published the First Book of Lesbian Love Poetry
Daily Beast
Three years later, she produced a 69-paged book, On a Grey Thread, the first collection of lesbian love poems published in the United States. Gidlow settled in 1926 in San Francisco. The city's remoteness freed people from convention, while its port ...


New York Times

Review: In 'Love Beats Rhymes,' a Hip-Hop Artist Transformed by Poetry
New York Times
The script by Nicole Jefferson Asher toggles between sharp observations about wordcraft and some “Dynasty”- or Tyler Perry-level soap operatics. RZA's direction lacks visual personality, but he keeps the narrative moving and elicits strong performances ...
'Love Beats Rhymes': Film ReviewHollywood Reporter
RZA's 'Love Beats Rhymes' spins out clichésLos Angeles Times

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Literature Review: Henry Normal's Love, Relationships and Other Realistic Expectations at Nottingham Lakeside Arts
LeftLion
On a stage confusingly decorated with a “Hamish, the Famous Equestrian Illusionist” horsebox, that was soon revealed to be a stowed away prop for the currently running play Black Beauty, all hopes that Henry Normal, poet, comic and writer for such ...


NPR

Jamila Woods And The Poetry Of Black Love
NPR
When I was doing my poem, it felt like I was communicating something that was received by people, and it felt like it was very eloquent and very, just thoroughly what I wanted to say was said. And I don't really feel that way talking ... my most pure ...

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Books Issue 2017: “Read!” says Florida's Poet Laureate
Creative Loafing Tampa
Most of them read poetry, but they also read a lot in general. They read news because they're citizens. They read poetry because they love it, but also to see what's been done in the past, so they don't reinvent the wheel; and contemporary poetry so ...


Irish Times

Portrait of the artist as a poet and playwright too
Irish Times
To act was my first love. Not loved by my father, who certainly did not encourage it. So I trained as a painter in the art school of Reading University, acting in student productions, and leaving to marry before the end as my husband-to-be, who was in ...


YourStory.com

Meet DC Rajappa, an IPS officer-cum-poet who has inspired over 500 cops to write poetry
YourStory.com
The poem is written in the form of a conversation between the poet and Death. In the poem he asks Death why it chose to prey on an innocent victim instead of choosing those suffering people who await and invite death on daily basis. Over the years ...


Broadway World

Collection of Poetry highlights God's Love to All
Broadway World
The words in the book describe God through one's own eyes and existing relationships. Stevens also shares that turmoil happening in society, such as natural, personal and community disasters may be addressed in the book. "It is fresh and new. A new ...

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The Guardian

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie review – a poet and novelist's memoir
The Guardian
Alexie's young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, has appeared near the top of annual US “banned books” lists. Each year, new challenges arise to his thinly veiled autobiography of his years growing up on the Spokane Indian ...


The Badger Herald

Stories Etc: 'Deny This' uses repetition, wordplay to ignite themes of justice
The Badger Herald
I love poetry and writing for similar reasons as to why I do mathematics. I encourage anyone to follow their passion and express their creativity through whatever medium they see fit, and I truly believe this holds for my passion for mathematics and ...


Slate Magazine (blog)

What the “Plums” Meme Has to Say About How Poetry Can Work on the Internet
Slate Magazine (blog)
While Twitter poetry has been a thing for several years, short poems in English have a long history. Given Twitter's robust literary communities, it's surprising that we don't see more short poems going viral. Perhaps cold plums is just another weird ...


The Boston Globe

Poems take on gun violence; a love song to Martha's Vineyard
The Boston Globe
Abbey Clements was a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 when a gunman killed 20 children and six adults there. She survived. The trauma motivated her husband, Brian Clements, a poet, to find a way to use his art to stem gun ...


Atlas Obscura

The Robots Are Here to Write Poetry
Atlas Obscura
For almost 200 years, humans have been outsourcing the task of writing poetry—fitting fragments of the human experience into a mosaic of thrill and despair—to machines. In addition to hammering our thoughts out on keyboards, we've also relinquished ...


Love Andover

Once in a land faraway part 1
Love Andover
My poetry has many diverse themes from madness to the mundane, from fantasy and fable to philosophical and the darkness of reality (whatever that is). I have been writing since I was 18 and have inspired other artists such as Benjamin Heine who created ...


Los Angeles Times

Galway Kinnell's poetry transformed the world, but the world has changed
Los Angeles Times
Kinnell was inarguably a great poet. Among the subjects he was best at were steadfastness in marriage and parenthood. In his famous poem “After Making Love We Hear Footsteps,” Kinnell's young son Fergus wanders into his parents' room when “we lie ...


CBC.ca

7 Canadian books to read if you love the poetry of Alden Nowlan
CBC.ca
Dionne Brand is a Canadian poet, novelist, essayist and documentarian. (Jason Chow/McClelland & Stewart). What it's about: Inventory is a book-length poem that shows Dionne Brand at simultaneously her most incisive and her most generous-hearted. In ...


ABS-CBN News

Poems highlight love, struggles of migrant workers in Singapore
ABS-CBN News
Now a small number have taken to poetry to write about their daily struggles, being homesick, love and joy in an annual contest which aims to break down barriers with Singaporean society by showcasing migrant workers' literary talents. Apriyani won the ...

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Times of India

For the love of mushair, poetry and shayari
Times of India
Cherishing the beauty and charm of the Urdu language, the 52nd Shankar-Shad Mushaira is all set to enthrall audiences in the national capital with its mushaira and poetry reading sessions. Recommended By Colombia. To be held on December 16 at Modern ...


Louisville's 'Love in the Streets' program seeks sidewalk poems
Insider Louisville
Similar to what other cities do, Louisville will add sidewalk poetry downtown in 2018. | Art found in St. Paul, Minn. This week, submissions close for “Love in the Street,” a poetry-based public art initiative hosted by Louisville Metro. Hopeful poets ...


The Guardian

Carol Rumens's best poetry books of 2017
The Guardian
Poets have to be linguistic virtuosi, but I prefer them to be brilliant quietly. Richard Price's poetry is inventive, sometimes dazzling, but never merely showy. I first came to Price's poetry with the publication of Lucky Day (2005) and every ...


New York Times

Adding Up a Prolific Poet's Charming Weather Reports
New York Times
The poet A. R. (Archie) Ammons (1926-2001) also wrote a book on a scroll. His “Tape for the Turn of the Year” (1965) was composed on a skinny roll of adding-machine tape, which he threaded through his typewriter, a “ribbon of speech.” It was an ...


HuffPost

Love Overcomes Life's Obstacles
HuffPost
We were all raised by a poet of a father who read us love poetry instead of nursery rhymes, so it was only appropriate for the oldest to follow suit. She would never know the impact that discovery had on my young brain . . . and heart. Rowaida, my ...


The Crozet Gazette

Ricey Clarkson New
The Crozet Gazette
He always retained a love for travel and often returned to South America to keep his language skills sharp after becoming a Spanish Teacher in Albemarle County. Clark had an affinity for art and spending time in nature. He hiked the entirety of the ...


Love Telugu Literature? Let's Not Forget These Iconic Poets Who Have Shaped It
The Better India
As as a part of this initiative, the World Telugu Conference will be held at Lal Bahadur Stadium, in Hyderabad, from 15-19 December 2017, to create awareness about the culture of Telangana and its rich history. During the conference, the Telangana ...


Charleston's poet laureate Marcus Amaker releases new book of poetry January 1
Charleston City Paper
Charleston's first poet laureate, Marcus Amaker, is ready to release his latest project — one that he tells us he's really proud of. empath, a 185-page poetry book, comes out on Jan. 1 2018, featuring poems on the topics of Charleston bars, lynchings ...

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Shepherd Express

MinkTronics Present Poetry, Music, Love, Death (and Mink?)
Shepherd Express
Charles P. Ries and the MinkTronics were brought together by a confluence of commonalities. Heading the list, as their name suggests, are shared experiences in a little-known rural Wisconsin industry: mink farming. Bassist Kevin Rautmann and guitarist ...


Voice of San Diego

I Made it in San Diego: Chasing the Lucha Libre Dream
Voice of San Diego
Josh remembers seeing a Lucha Libre match for the first time as his dad watched it on their home TV in San Ysidro. He knew immediately that's what he wanted to do with his life, he said. “I just got mesmerized and fell in love with Lucha Libre,” he ...


Washington Post

The best poetry collections of 2017
Washington Post
Spanning more than 50 years and featuring more than 200 poems, this collection shows Oliver, in the early years, turning away from grief and finding in nature a “vast, incredible gift.” Over time, as she carefully observes and records, Oliver extols ...


Kotaku

Doki Doki Literature Club's Darkest Moment
Kotaku
Sometimes this problem is depression. Sayori's poem feels heavier than a romance trope that can be solved with the power of love. The realism of Sayori's mental health problems is unsettling, especially because at this point, other than “Bottles,” the ...

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Press Herald

Founder of Maine-based Dead Poets Society gets a tombstone for the ages
Press Herald
Skold, who is moving from Freeport, Maine, to Pennsylvania, has documented the final resting places of hundreds of American poets since he launched the Dead Poets Society in 2008. The society's name was inspired by the 1989 Robin Williams movie about a ...
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Geraldo Rivera on Twitter: "Sad about @MLauer great guy, highly skilled & empathetic w guests & a real gentleman to ...Twitter
Geraldo Rivera on Twitter: "Reaction to my tweets today on #sexharassment makes clear I didn't sufficiently explain ...Twitter

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