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“Love Poem,” by Linda Gregerson  The New Yorker

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

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Poem from school co-workers meant to comfort in loss of family member  Lewiston Sun Journal

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Recently a much beloved co-worker had a loss in her family. It's become a ritual to read Sun Spots every morning in our classroom. We, as ...

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.

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 ...

Jake Paul Finally Revealed His and Tana Mongeau’s Wedding Date in an NSFW Poem  Cosmopolitan.com

Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul fueled wedding rumors a couple weeks ago when Jake captioned some photos “marriage today.” But it seems they took those ...

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.

How a stone knight inspired two very different visions of love from John Keats and Philip Larkin  The Conversation UK

Chichester Cathedral's stone effigy famously influenced Philip Larkin's An Arundel Tomb. But a new discovery suggests it may have inspired the tale John Keats ...

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.

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 ...

This writer’s job: Get young people to see poetry everywhere  Christian Science Monitor

Naomi Shihab Nye, the new young people's poet laureate, encourages children to slow down and notice details – to see that every life is extraordinary.

Creative expressions: verses by local poets  Record Bee

LAKE COUNTY — Today in literary history: French novelist Christiane Rochefort was born on July 17, 1917 in Paris. A feminist writer who wrote bestselling, ...

Modern poetry’s sentimentality problem  New Statesman

Two new but stale collections offer joyless caricatures of passion.

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 ...

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.

The Family Room: Rutland creates its own entertainment – and it's free  Rutland Herald

Two unique and completely free events are happening this week, brought to you by some of the talented and creative people who call Rutland home.

Columbia Poets Respond to Visual Art at Stormwater Studios  Charleston Post Courier

Just about every school kid ends up studying John Keats' 1819 poem “Ode On A Grecian Urn.” It's one of the best-known poems in literary history, and one of its.

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.

New L.A. book festival LitLit announces talks by poets Yesika Salgado, Vickie Vertiz and more  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, ...

There will be no love for dating apps until they change their toxic cultures  The Guardian

Workplace allegations against Badoo reflect an industry that all too often treats both its staff and users unfairly at best, says sex and relationships author Nichi ...

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 ...

‘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.

‘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 ...

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 ...

Revolving Museum hits the road for 35th anniversary  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG — Last year Massachusetts artist and Revolving Museum founder Jerry Beck aimed to break the world record for largest paper airplane with a ...

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 ...

Wearing Jesus – let's wade on in  The Pathway

I love it that my heavenly Father already has the perfect outfit for me. “For he has clothed me with the garments of salvation and wrapped me in a robe of ...

A Q&A with Newly Published Creative Writing Alumnus, Poet  Southern New Hampshire University

In a little more than a month, Michael Garrigan '19G achieved two major goals. In May, he graduated with his MA in English & Creative Writing, and in June, ...

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 ...

DC church mixes spoken word and social justice with 'Prophetic Poetry Slam'  Episcopal News Service

LaTonya Merritt performs at All Souls Episcopal Church's Prophetic Poetry Slam in Washington, D.C., on July 13, 2019. Photo: Egan Millard/ENS. [Episcopal ...

John Wall Barger’s ‘The Mean Game’: The problems with love, myth by myth  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Love is a mean game, and cruelty in all its forms is a close relative. These vivid, odd, often marvelous poems create brand-new myths that probe unkindness, ...

'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 ...

Group in Cebu brings poetry to the next level  INQUIRER.net

Cebu City, Philippines— A group in Cebu is bringing poetry up a notch. Almost Poets Society (APS), a group composed of poets, is taking poetry to the next level ...

Things I Love  Opelika Observer

By Sean Dietrich. Andy Griffith. He would definitely be near the top of my list. I can't think of many things better than Andy and Barney. Next would be barbecue.

What to write in a christening card – the best poems, quotes and messages to use  The Sun

COMING up with a few choice words written in a christening card is surprisingly tricky. For a start who do you actually address the card to, the new born child or ...

David Ly and Jenny Ferguson In Conversation  This Magazine

Meet This Magazine's new Poetry Editor, David Ly, and Fiction Editor, Jenny Ferguson. Jenny Ferguson is Métis, an activist, feminist, auntie, teacher, and ...

The straightforward Catholic legacy of poet artist Mary Fabilli  Angelus News

Robert Duncan, the influential San Francisco poet, once lamented that the esteemed William Carlos Williams wouldn't praise Duncan's own poetry, but “went ...

WRITE TEAM: When the chicken comes home to roost  MyWebTimes.com

What does poetry mean to you?” This was the question I was posed upon my first encounter with the Ottawa High School poetry club.

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.

DREAMFINDERS: Sophie Jo Talks Writing Disney Parks Poetry and Her...  wdwnt.com

Sophie Jo chats with Nathan about writing Disney parks poetry, her first experience in Phantom Manor, and how Disney makes her happy cry.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Enjoy some poetry from J-Lyn's soul  Germiston City News

J-Lyn Matjila explores her passion for writing and has released an emotional poetry book.

16 Engagement Tattoos If Rings Aren't Your Style, Because Your Love Is Forever  Elite Daily

If you don't like wearing things on your hands or you've never been into jewelry, you may be wondering how you and your partner can symbolically celebrate ...

Good's Poem in Casual Formality  Atlanta Jewish Times

That face. You've seen her face, maybe a young ingénue doe-eyed Natalie Wood? More accurately delivering our nightly news as anchor for more than a ...

Luke Bryan's Wife Caroline Shares Hilarious Birthday Shoutout On Instagram  iHeartRadio

Country star, Luke Bryan is celebrating his 43rd birthday today (July 17). To celebrate, his wife Caroline gave him nothing but a hilariously, savage Instagram ...

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 Rally, President Accuses Liberal Critics of Seeking the Nation’s ‘Destruction’  The New York Times

These left-wing ideologues see our nation as a force for evil,” Mr. Trump told a packed arena in Greenville, N.C., to a crowd that seemed to relish his comments.

Lost Siegfried Sassoon love poem discovered by Warwick PhD student  The National Student

A PhD student has found a previously unpublished poem by Siegfried Sassoon during his research on director Glen Byam Shaw, to whom the short love poem ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Children's Book Review: "Harbor Bound"  LaughingPlace.com

"Harbor Bound" by Catherine Bailey and Ellen Shi is a picture book about ships sailing home during a day at sea told in poem style.

Dark Nights of the Soul: On John of the Cross, Jonah, and America  Patheos

So dark the night!…I went with no one knowing upon a lover's quest –Ah, the sheer grace! – so blest, my eager heart with love aflame and glowing.” –John of 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 ...

Masego explores her love of poetry  Germiston City News

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

Amie Patricia Hamilton  Kern Valley Sun

Heaven received a beautiful new angel on June 15, 2019. Amie was a gentle soul who graced this earth and all who knew her with her kindness and her ability ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

How Stranger Things spawned an entire album of Stranger Songs  BBC News

On a scale of one to 10, Ingrid Michaelson's new record Stranger Songs is an Eleven. The US singer-songwriter is best known for such intimate indie-pop ...

VIDEO: Parksville teen performs poetry as escape from anxiety  Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Lorna Rasmussen to perform original work at MAC.

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.

Poet Kate Daniels Explores Addiction as a Family Illness  Nashville Scene

Daniels writes about aging, loss, and the circle of pain created by addiction.

Princess Haya's love affair, a mere rumor or a conspiracy?  Global Village space

Princess Haya has recently been the subject of great scrutiny and controversy as the royal family of UAE claims that her husband, the Sheikh.

Arboretum sports new sculpture; Cantus offers 'Unrequited' at several venues  MinnPost

Not long ago, the new sculpture now on display at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum was a pile of chipped aluminum bars lying by the side of a ...

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.

Free Will Astrology | Astrology  North Coast Journal

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

The Summer of Dead Birds: A Memoir of Love and Loss  Utne Reader Online

Ali Liebegott's new book, The Summer of Dead Birds, is a collection of poems that form a memoir grappling with love and loss.

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.

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 ...

Bella Thorne Claims Tana Mongeau 'Broke Girl Code' in Twitter Exchange  PEOPLE.com

The Youtuber fired back, writing on Twitter "Wtf is this b?"

‘Irish racists believe Ireland should be pure. They know what they are doing’  The Irish Times

New to the Parish: Dagogo Hart arrived from Nigeria in 2010.

Toothless, cousin loving  scalawagmagazine.org

False narratives about the South abound—to the benefit of oppressive lawmakers and the smug progressives who believe these stories to be wholly true.

John Milton's Lovers in Paradise  The Objective Standard

John Milton wrote ten thousand lines of perfect iambic pentameter blank verse—while blind—blending Greco-Roman and Hebraic literature with the Biblical ...

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 ...

Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen: The truth behind their 56-year love story  Telegraph.co.uk

She was the inspiration behind many of his songs, his muse and lifetime love, yet the relationship between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen was often ...

9 Katipunan hangouts that remind me of my exes  ABS-CBN News

An ode to a stretch that holds a lifetime's worth of memories—of cheap beer and monobloc chairs, of smug grins and hot chocolate, of poetry, first love, and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Google resurfaces Maya Angelou poem to promote social app Google Duo  The Drum

To promote its social app, Google Duo, the tech giant has resurfaced a Maya Angelou monologue recorded for Oprah Winfrey in 2010.

Suelta: When Potential Boos Are Threatened by Your Success  Remezcla

In the latest Suelta relationship column, Yesika Salgado talks about dating men who cannot handle your success.

Smriti Irani turns poet for Instragram with soul-touching poem on life. Internet hearts it  India Today

Smriti Irani recently took to the gram and shared a self-written soul touching poem with her fans. The poem has hit her fans right in the feels.

Kate Tempest – The Book of Traps and Lessons  mxdwn.com

Tales of love and intimacy Kate Tempest is an English spoken-word performer, poet and writer whose dark, abstract lyrics and slam poet-esque delivery sets her ...

Curating 1930’s Parisian Book Bus for Ventnor Fringe a labour of love, hosts tell OnTheWight  On The Wight

The Book Bus is one of our favourite places at the Ventnor Fringe Festival. We were interested to recently learn more about how the incredible range of books for ...

Call Him Mine: Dial M for murderous prose  Irish Times

Review: Tim MacGabhann's debut is billed as a literary crime novel but lacks killer writing.

Rise of the 'Wife Guy': Men who post about their partners at the center of a viral trend  USA TODAY

Mikey Mosher is a self-proclaimed "wife guy." While less Instagram-famous than the viral versions of partner-obsessed men before him, Mosher floods his ...

Our Time review – forbidden love on a bull-fighting ranch from Carlos Reygadas  The Guardian

Director Carlos Reygadas comes close to autobiography in this shallow and self-indulgent story of a tortured extramarital fling.

Nanaimo poet holding book signing for debut release  Nanaimo News Bulletin

Alice Casey presents 'Open Up' at Port Place London Drugs.

Love Is: A Crowdsourced Valentine's Day Poem  NPR

Poet Kwame Alexander's latest community poem is inspired by kids' definitions of love, touching on everything from ephemeral connections and puppy kisses to ...

Smokey Myanmar love poem saved by fans' blowback  Mizzima News

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

Love, Death, and Begging for Celebrities to Kill You  The New Yorker

The first time I noticed that quite a lot of people on the Internet seemed to be begging celebrities to kill them was a couple of years ago. “Can lana del rey step on ...