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Grappling With Identity In 'Fieldnotes On Ordinary Love'  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with poet and video game designer Keith S. Wilson about his new collection of poetry, Fieldnotes On Ordinary Love, which ...

Secret Admirer Delivers Love Poetry Written on Mango to His Crush  The Epoch Times

In a romantic confession, a man gave a love poem written on a mango to his bus driver. However, the woman is already married, and wished the man the best.

Poetry Friday: Fostering Love  KNAU Arizona Public Radio

May is National Foster Care Month, and unfortunately, Arizona has some pretty grim statistics when it comes to foster care. The state leads the nation in.

Arundhati Subramaniam’s book of poems offers up a world viewed with quiet wisdom and fresh insight  Scroll.in

The poems in 'Love Without A Story' allow us to peep into intimate moments that we were perhaps not supposed to be part of.

For Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday, a ‘cosmic’ poem goes on display  Washington Post

One day in 1855, while pondering his evening commute on a New York ferry, Walt Whitman took out his notebook and jotted down thoughts for a poem, about ...

Local poets turn Fourth Street sidewalk into an homage to Louisville  Courier Journal

Through the Love in the Street art initiative, Louisville poets had their words of affection for the city etched into the sidewalk on Fourth Street.

How the Chemical Brothers turned answering-machine poetry into dance-floor epics  Leader-Telegram

LOS ANGELES — The first sample that the Chemical Brothers locked down when building their new record, “No Geography,” made its way into the present from ...

Opinion | 'Make No Apologies for Yourself'  The New York Times

Are we writing for other disabled people, for the nondisabled, or for everyone? The work of these poets speaks for itself.

Waynesboro author's book of poems meant to remind readers God has a plan  Herald-Mail Media

Name: Kimberly S. Slayman. Age: 51. City in which you reside: Waynesboro, Pa. Day job: Retired. Book title: “Light as a Feather”. Genre: Inspirational poetry.

‘How to Love a Country’ and other best poetry collections to read this month  The Washington Post

Richard Blanco, who read at President Obama's second inauguration, wrestles with the contradictions of American history in his latest book of poems, “How to ...

Who's the Bright Star Now? On Reclaiming Straight Love Poems for Queer Lovemaking  Book Riot

“Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art,” I whispered into my partner's ear like a dweeb. I was prepared for laughter, at best. Until then, I'd always followed ...

Poetry winners offer insights on love, loss and joy  The Recorder

GREENFIELD — Finalists in the 28th annual Poet's Seat Poetry Contest, ranging from teenagers to adults, recited personal stories of love, loss and joy at ...

Yemeni poetry thrives despite trauma of civil war  The Guardian

Poets explore how the artform can unite people on different sides of conflict.

A Bouquet Of Poets For National Poetry Month  NPR

Looks like this year, April showers brought April flowers. As in, a bouquet of outstanding poets. So stop and smell the roses, my friends.

Best to meet them in poems  Livemint

Lounge picks five recent collections of poetry that move between the past and the present, private and political .From exquisite lyrics to lines burning with ...

Northfield, Minn., high school student wins national poetry competition  Star Tribune

Every year for four years, Northfield, Minn., student Isabella Callery has entered the Poetry Out Loud competition. And every year for three years she got as far as ...

How Chassidy Jade Directs Memphis' Creative Community  StyleBlueprint

Chassidy Jade began making videos at age 15 and now directs a Memphis collective to help other creatives expand their reach. Get to know today's new FACE!

Maids Moreton: Murder accused 'sent love poems to victim'  BBC News

A church warden sent love letters to the elderly neighbour of the man he was engaged to in order to "woo" her and benefit from her will, a court heard. Benjamin ...

10 Poetry Audiobooks Everyone Will Love :: Books :: Lists :: audiobooks :: Paste  Paste Magazine

Poetry collections by Mary Oliver, Nikita Gill, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more top our list of must-listen audiobooks.

I Love You Mom Quotes & Poems on Mother's Day 2019  Heavy.com

Get ideas for your 2019 Mother's Day cards with these poems and quotes to Mom that say "I love you."

Poet James Cagney doesn't hold back on loss and love  KALW

Poet James Cagney was 19 when he found out he was adopted. A few years later, both of his parents passed away, and Cagney was left homeless. He reflects ...

“Wild Nights with Emily” Dickinson: Comedy with Earnest Intent  Patheos

I'll admit, at first I was put off by the contemporary style of writer/director Madeleine Olnek's revisionist biopic of Emily Dickinson, Wild Nights with Emily.

Encore! - Jamila Woods: 'I fell in love with poetry… and it changed the path of my life'  FRANCE 24

Writing verse might come naturally for most rappers, but few of them have their poetry published before they hit the charts. Yet Jamila Woods is not your average ...

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco On 'How To Love A Country'  wgbh.org

Richard Blanco was the fifth inaugural poet, reading at the swearing-in of former President Barack Obama. In his latest book, "How To Love A Country," Blanco ...

What a priest, two poets and doubting Thomas taught me about love  America Magazine

In a story read at Mass on the First Sunday after Easter, Thomas says it's malarkey when his buddies tell him they saw Jesus, who had come back from the dead.

Plans coalescing to preserve Poet Laureate Donald Hall's Wilmot homestead as literary landmark  The Union Leader

WILMOT -- With a serendipity-filled backstory that would make the late Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon smile, friends of the poetic couple are busy transforming ...

Ex-Manhattanite on big screen in competent romance  Manhattan Mercury

Former Manhattanite Charles Melton has had a term as an actor in broadcast television series. He comes to the big screen in a competent little romance called ...

Spelman College welcomes graduates to community of educated women  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Spelman College graduated 474 members of the Class of 2019 on Sunday, as 9000 family members and f...

MCS students, teachers display school projects at annual Celebrate Excellence event  Ball State Daily News

At East Washington Academy (EWA), third graders were engaged in an artsy literary project this school year — writing haikus, painting cherry blossoms and ...

Poem: Men who paid to touch me  Newsroom

ReadingRoom introduces its Weekend Poem: first-up Hadassah Grace.

Two poems in memory of Liam Ó Muirthile  The Irish Times

Tombstone by Greg Delanty and A Gentleman Caller by Alannah Hopkin.

Janet Lees releases book of poetry and pictures  Isle of Man Today

An award-winning local poet, photographer and writer has released a collection of poems and images.

Village Voice: Richard Blanco On His New Book, 'How to Love a Country: Poems'  wgbh.org

Richard Blanco, the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history, joined Boston Public Radio last week for another edition of "Village Voice," and to talk about ...

Asian Shadows picks up 'Lost Lotus', 'Love Poem' (exclusive)  Screen International

Hong Kong-based sales agent Asian Shadows has picked up international rights to two titles from rising Chinese talents – Liu Shu's Lost Lotus and Wang ...

For Adrienne Rich, On Her 90th Birthday  Forward

Adrienne Rich, poet and activist, would have been 90 years old on May 16. She passed away in 2012.

LeBron James, Rita Dove murals installed at Akron library  cleveland.com

Art x Love, an Akron-based fine arts branding company, on Saturday installed paintings of famous Akronites LeBron James and Rita Dove at the Maple Valley ...

The manipulation of 'LOVE,' 'HOPE' and the life of Robert Indiana  Press Herald

Robert Indiana didn't look pleased. It was September 2008, and the two men who controlled most of the income and created much of the angst in Indiana's life ...

Hit-and-run in Oakland / Poet James Cagney on loss and love / An ancient king in San Francisco  KALW

First up, after a 6-year old and his mother were killed in a hit-and-run, East Oakland residents demand a traffic light. Then, Oakland poet James Cagney on.

Neil Hilborn sparks modern revolution through poetry  The Badger Herald

The High Noon Saloon welcomed slam poet and storyteller Neil Hilborn back to Madison for a late Monday show. With local entertainer Kevin Willmott II opening ...

Poet Richard Blanco On His New Book, 'How To Love A Country'  WBUR

Maine-based poet Richard Blanco was the youngest, first Latino, first immigrant and first openly gay person to serve as an inaugural poet when he was tapped to ...

A kind of magic  Times of Malta

Louis Briffa: Bil-Boqxiex: Poeżiji The author, 2018 ISBN 978-99957-1-206-8 272pp. Hbk. I think it was Samuel Johnson, in that highly coloured voice of his, who ...

National Poetry Month: Talking With An Educator  Human Rights Campaign

HRC is celebrating National Poetry Month by asking young people nationwide to write poems about what equality means to them and share them with us.

Under the Tuscan sun with author Frances Mayes  CBS News

With a sense of adventure, the writer restored her 300-year-old house, making it the star of an international bestseller.

2019 Summer Reading Challenge List  Arizona Daily Star

Challenge yourself to read local this summer with a book from one of these Arizona-inspired categories. Read them all or pick one from each section and share ...

Los Gatos community briefs for the week of May 24  The Mercury News

The 1936 screwball comedy “Libeled Lady” will be screened May 29 as part of the Los Gatos Senior Center's Classic Film Series. The Best Picture nominee ...

Watch and Listen: Nashirah Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia, Live from WRTI 90.1  WRTI

Listen to Nashirah, the Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia, preview their upcoming concert, "LOVE In Every Language," live from the WRTI 90.1.

Meghan Markle's Mother's Day Photo Has a Deeper Hidden Message in the Caption  Oprah Mag

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated Mother's Day with a sweet photo of baby Archie's feet, but the caption also honored Nayyirah Waheed, a Black ...

Mother's Day poem written “Out of Love”  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS – J.C. Hart, the pen name for a local high school senior who is only 18 years-old, might be deemed by many as an old soul.

Zygmuntowicz Itka  Jewish Exponent

When Itka Zygmuntowicz reflects on her life — her imprisonment in Auschwitz-Birkenau, her postwar life in Sweden, her flourishing in the United States — poetry ...

Sacred impulse, poetic form: A review of Sofia Starnes  The Christian Century

Sofia Starnes writes in her title poem: “The consequence of moonlight / is a sigh, and saints out in the garden, strong / and pure, lift stories, as if bodies, // to the ...

Audrey Edel translates emotions into slam poetry  The Piedmont Highlander

The audience, sitting on folding chairs, snap their approval as sophomore Audrey Edel delivers the last line of her poem. Crowded in the small room of Soul ...

How Instagram Poetry Became a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing  Study Breaks

Poetry has an esteemed history, but Instagram poetry is diluting the genre into short, one-note prose, which sells well but endangers the genre as a whole.

Adrian Matejka Receives Academy of American Poets Fellowship  NUVO

Every so often, Adrian Matejka drives up from Bloomington to lead his “Poetry For Indy” workshops at the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Indianapolis ...

Think Again  JSTOR Daily

Rereading W.H. Auden, George Orwell, and James Baldwin in times of crisis.

Stand Out – Poetry  Positively Naperville

When most people think of poetry, they think of a poem written hundreds of years ago in language that is confusing to the modern reader. However, modern ...

Jo Garot McDougall  Arkansas Online

Everybody understands the path to literary notoriety runs through the occupants of a literary salon holding court in a dark and seedy big city bar. Or it runs ...

‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ Review: A Charming, if Generic, Adolescent Love Story  The New York Times

Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton play teenagers falling in love on a hectic, sunny day in New York.

Actor Sally Martin posts poem in loving tribute to late Shortland Street co-star Pua Magasiva  New Zealand Herald

Actress worked closely with Pua Magasiva, with the pair playing on-screen husband & wife.

Greenboro Bound: The Poets Of This Year's Literary Festival  WUNC

The Greensboro Bound Literary Festival has come a long way in just three years. The event was the brainchild of book lover Steve Colyer who thought that.

The Game Pens Poem About Lauren London, Nipsey Hussle's Love  The Source

The Game has been determined to keep Nipsey Hussle's name alive with his social media campaign, #OneNipPostADayTiliFadeAway.

Pete, a sweet smackhead by the seaside  Independent.ie

Bohemian smackhead symphonies he has written aplenty. Still, Peter Doherty, the Rimbaud/Bauderlauire/insert your own bonkers poet of his day, knows his ...

The Game Dedicates Instagram Poem To Lauren London's Love For Nipsey Hussle  HipHopDX

The Game dedicates a poem in an Instagram post to Lauren London and late rapper, Nipsey Hussle.

Dear Abby: Steamy love letters, poems remain secret of affair that led to long marriage  The Ledger

Advice: Because nobody knows about the affair and no questions have been raised about your earlier marriages, I see nothing positive about disclosing that ...

Music is a key part of festival  News Guardian

Some literary festivals seem a bit dry, but music has always been a big part of the IRON Press celebrations.

‘Socrates in Love’ Review: A Vigorous, Brilliant Young Man  Wall Street Journal

Socrates was eccentric and famously ugly. But in youth he had been an active soldier, celebrated dancer and avid lover.

'We need to be visible': Sask. composer diversifying classical music with queer love songs  CBC.ca

When Stuart Beatch first read the queer love poems he has now set to music, he said it was meaningful they spoke to his own experience as a gay man.

Why Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is more relevant now than ever  Telegraph.co.uk

In the artificial intelligence goldrush, are we repeating the errors of Mary Shelley's man who created a monster?

Ukrainian poet Serhiy Zhadan and the Bushwick Book Club  The Ukrainian Weekly

NEW YORK – Yara Arts Group has been working with Serhiy Zhadan, the author of 12 books of poetry, throughout his career. Most recently, Yara brought ...

INK poetry series makes mark on campus  The Signal

By Kelly Scheper Staff Writer. Shek opens up to the audience by reading a love poem (Miguel Gonzalez / Photo Editor). Words and symbolism flowed through ...

Love and heartbreak in Dublin city: A poem by Kerry O'Sullivan  Irish Times

Fighting Words 2019: Kerry O'Sullivan is 18 and a student at Dominican College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

How Mbogi Konnection is spreading their cultural message to the youth  Nairobi News

They say music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. When I first heard Mbogi Konnection playing the ...

Animal Rescuer Poem Explains Just Why People Continue To Help; No Matter The Struggle  Cole & Marmalade

This animal rescuer poem is not new information. In other words, it's not something someone just figured out. It's not a new revelation as to why people continue ...

New musical 'Miracle' is a winner for Cubs fans only  Chicago Tribune

In 1977, the actor Joe Mantegna — then and now a rabid fan of the Chicago Cubs — came up with an idea designed to get baseball lovers into the theater.

Graduate school degree recipients encouraged to 'love what you do'  ND Newswire

Esther Takeuchi, the primary speaker for Saturday's Graduate School Commencement Ceremony at the University of Notre Dame, drew on her own experience ...

Funeral Friday for former St. Louis poet laureate Shirley Bradley Price LeFlore  STLtoday.com

Shirley Bradley Price LeFlore, who was active in the arts for decades and served as St. Louis' second poet laureate, died Sunday. She was 79.

Mohammad Bin Rashid publishes poem on the occasion of his sons' wedding  Gulf News

Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, expressed his boundless ...

Malcolm Gladwell, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Patti Smith, and Mary Ruefle Are Coming to Seattle  TheStranger.com

Seattle Arts and Lectures (SAL) just released their new schedule for 2019/2020! And there are some really good authors on there!! Plus some authors I don't like ...

The Sun Is Also A Star's Charles Melton, Jake Choi and Nicola Yoon talk love  CNET

In a CNET Live Q&A, the cast members and author open up about making the film, the importance of diversity on screen, Riverdale and Bruce Lee.

Virginia Reeves’s New Novel Explores What It Feels Like When the Mind Breaks  The New Yorker

In “The Behavior of Love,” a new novel by Virginia Reeves—whose 2016 début novel, “Work Like Any Other,” was long-listed for the Man Booker prize—marital ...

Happy 40th! Partners Village Store celebrates milestone  SouthCoastToday.com

When I was a little kid, going to Partners Village Store was always a treat.This was back in the '90s, when it was at 999 Main Road — its current location is 865 ...

What to do this week in Pittsburgh: May 20-26, 2019  The Incline

From meditation to Manhattans, comedy to a cruise, there's a little something for everybody this week in Pittsburgh. Plus, don't miss salsa dancing night, ...

Keli Lane’s shocking jailhouse letters revealed  Now To Love

Notorious baby killer Keli Lane has manipulated and terrified an innocent woman from within her tiny prison cell, allegedly using jailbird friends and even guards ...

My favourite reads: Stuart James  The National

Books have enriched my life from the moment 'The Wind in the Willows' whisked me off, in the company of Ratty, Mole and Toad, on glorious childhood ...

What's behind the belief in a soulmate?  The Conversation - US

Many of us go through life in the hope of finding the ideal soulmate -- our missing half. The reason may be deeply embedded in religious beliefs.

The Reading Life with Ani DiFranco and Mary Miller  WWNO

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with singer / songwriter / poet / activist / New Orleanian Ani DiFranco, whose new memoir is “No Walls and the.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Bernard O'Donoghue  OUPblog

For National Poetry Month, we sat down with Bernard O'Donoghue, author of Poetry: A Very Short Introduction. O'Donoghue discusses the importance of For ...

22 SF Bay Area book events you won’t want to miss  East Bay Times

Book lovers looking for fun ways to indulge their literary souls will find plenty to do at libraries, bookstores and beyond this spring and summer, from book ...

Outrages by Naomi Wolf review – sex and censorship  The Guardian

Repressive laws overshadowing the bedroom and the bookshop ... a study of gay Victorians and 'obscenity'

Students work with local writers to explore love, life and loss through poetry  Missoulian

Writer's block was a foreign term to a class of Lewis and Clark Elementary School fourth-graders who brainstormed an extensive list of topics for poems on ...

Movie reviews  NewsOK.com

'Amazing Grace' G 1:29 3 1/2 out of 4 stars In 1972, Aretha Franklin, already a five-time Grammy-winning hitmaker, recorded the gospel double-album “Amazing ...

Liz Lochhead: 10 things that changed my life  The National

In this regular Sunday feature, we ask people about 10 things that changed their life. This week, Liz Lochhead, playwright, poet, broadcaster, Scotland's Makar ...

'From mama with love', food parcels for Libya front line  Manila Bulletin

A villa in Misrata is abuzz with activity as mothers prepare food parcels with poems and messages of love attached for sons battling on the outskirts of the Libyan ...

Arts, Dance Help at Harris County Juvenile Detention Center  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Seven arts programs have been launched in various Harris County Juvenile Probation Department facilities in a collaboration between the county and Theater ...

A Masterful Painting Cycle by Titian Is Being Reunited for the First Time in 300 Years to Travel the World  artnet News

A key series of Old Master paintings by Italian Renaissance master Titian will be reunited for the first time in over 300 years for a forthcoming traveling exhibition.

Church warden, 28, wrote love letters to 83-year-old in 'murder plot'  Cambridge News

He denies defrauding her of £27000 to buy a dialysis machine for his Cambridge University student brother.

Fleabag season 3: Will there be a third series to Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hit TV show?  Heart

Following the Fleabag season 2 finale, fans have been left wondering whether there will be a third series to Phoebe Waller-Bridge's hit TV show.

Men only: How to get over your first love  The Standard

We were one of those couples joined at the hip - the type that they say 'if you see one, the other one isn't far behind'

Teresa Palmer does a Barre class with her newborn daughter Poet just one month after giving birth  Daily Mail

She welcomed her third child with Mark Webber, baby girl Poet Lake, in April. And Australian actress Teresa Palmer was getting herself fighting fit with a Barre ...

Gay Erasure: F***, Fight or Fluke: Gayme of Thrones Pt 2  QNews

The history of monarchs provides insight into gay erasure. It started perhaps with Greek poet Sappho but Edward II merits mention in the Gayme of Thrones.

Sophie Turner had a downright filthy reaction to Arya's love life and it's pure poetry  The A.V. Club

Spoilers for season 8, episode 2 of Game Of Thrones]