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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 ...


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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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 ...
RZA's 'Love Beats Rhymes' spins out clichésLos Angeles Times
'Love Beats Rhymes': Film ReviewHollywood Reporter

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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 ...


New York Times

Adding Up a Prolific Poet's Charming Weather Reports
New York Times
“That's not writing, that's typing,” Truman Capote said about Jack Kerouac, who wrote “On the Road” on a 120-foot scroll of paper and rarely revised. The poet A. R. (Archie) Ammons (1926-2001) also wrote a book on a scroll. His “Tape for the Turn of ...


The New Yorker

The Letters of Sylvia Plath and the Transformation of a Poet's Voice
The New Yorker
“It is this man, this poet, this Ted Hughes.” He is “hulking,” with a voice “richer and rarer than Dylan Thomas.” His poems are “better than Thomas and Hopkins many times.” (Love blinded her there.) Her passion and creativity were immediately ...


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 ...


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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Eagle-Tribune

Mulling his mortality; Poets Society founder collaborates with Newbury carver on gravestone
Eagle-Tribune
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 ...


The Union of Grass Valley

North Lake Tahoe local artist's poetry and art book stems from battle with Lyme disease
The Union of Grass Valley
The art and poetry book is titled "Expressions of Thy Self". Its pages are filled with thoughtful, encouraging messages, photographs of Lake Tahoe scenery and original works of art. "I just want to try and bring beauty, hope, inspiration and love ...


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 ...


Dear Match Book: Reading about Reading
New York Times
In “Why Poetry,” Matthew Zapruder approaches the “dream logic” of the form with colloquial ease, making the case that to appreciate verse we must forget “many incorrect things we have learned in school.” Don't let the title or the astringent tone of ...


The News Minute

Caste was more important to my parents than love: Kausalya, whose husband was killed
The News Minute
Those who are just, highly intellectual, educated and possess plenty of love are all superior.) Those who read Tamil poetry, are no strangers to these words penned down by poet Subramaniya Bharathiyar in the 19th century, when the state was grappling ...

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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 ...


Book Review: Poet Nathaniel Tarn's New Collection 'Gondwana'
Berkeley Daily Planet
By describing himself as "a Franco-Anglo-American poet," Tarn touches on more than his personal history, also indicating how the impulses of his poetry--including that ongoing spirit of adventure and discovery--relate to kindred movements in each of ...


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 ...


Minster FM

Posthumous collection of poetry from a much loved crime writer
Minster FM
Acclaimed York crime writer Helen Cadbury (1965-2017) published three successful novels and won the Northern Crime Award for her debut. But when she was told she had terminal cancer, it was her first love poetry, to which she returned. Forever, Now ...

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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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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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The Guardian

Hera Lindsay Bird: poet of exploding helicopters and dick jokes
The Guardian
“It's a contemporary book of long, metaphor-laden love poems filled with exploding helicopters, outdated 90s sitcom references, and dick jokes,” the 29-year-old says, when asked to sum up a book that contains items such as Keats Is Dead So Fuck Me From ...


Evening Standard

Helena Bonham Carter on the power of poetry: It's the time for badass rebel women like us
Evening Standard
Producing a well-thumbed copy of A Poem for Every Day of the Year, Bonham Carter then asks if I'd like to hear her read aloud “as a little pressie”. She and Russell Beale split the workload of who would read what pretty evenly, she says, although “when ...


SYFY WIRE (blog)

The strange loves of Supergirl
SYFY WIRE (blog)
It features Faye Dunaway as an evil witch character, Mia Farrow as a mom and a cameo by Peter O'Toole. That is the supporting cast of literally every movie made in the 80s. This film introduced another boyfriend for Linda Lee: a groundskeeper at the ...


PEOPLE.com

Robert Frost's Personal Christmas Cards to Friends on Display for the First Time in Decades
PEOPLE.com
A series of Christmas cards and booklets containing poetry by the legendary poet Robert Frost will be on display at a Vermont college for the first time in over half a century years, reports says. Middlebury College will host the poems, some of which ...

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Andrea Keller: Still Night: Music in Poetry understated but compelling
The Sydney Morning Herald
Andrea Keller selected poems from around the world and set them to music. Photo: Natasha Blankfield. Still Night is a work that is close to Keller's heart, and was inspired by her love of poetry and her own experiences of loss and grieving. She ...


Variety

Film Review: 'Love Beats Rhymes'
Variety
Every character in “Love Beats Rhymes” deserves to get expelled, except for sidelined Julie, stuck smiling in a crop-top in the margins of the movie. Between poetry competitions hosted by Dixon's husband Coltrane (Common), Coco and Dixon plunge into a ...

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The Star Online

Art and activism bazaar returns with numerous activities
The Star Online
WRAPPING up the year with love and respect for vulnerable communities, Art For Grabs returns with its final instalment of the year at The School, Jaya One in Petaling Jaya. Themed “Laundromat of Love”, the bazaar will feature 70 art and crafts booths ...


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 ...


Complex

How Fatima Al Qadiri Uses the Internet to Create Multidisciplinary Protest Poetry
Complex
For years, Al Qadiri and longtime collaborator Khalid Al Gharaballi have explored queer and genderless personas through video and photography, garnering inspiration from their image searches, YouTube videos, and group chats alike. Released in October ...


Hyperallergic

On Impious Poetry and Poetic Faith
Hyperallergic
As Marilynne Robinson put it in a recent issue of The New York Review of Books, referring most immediately but not exclusively to our own case in the United States, “these lovers of country, these patriots, are wildly unhappy with the country they ...


Publishers Weekly

Spring 2018 Announcements: Poetry
Publishers Weekly
Guante's debut is the chorus to an anthem, the anthem to a movement covering justice, love, community action, and personal reflection. It's a compilation of a decade's worth of writing from the two-time National Poetry Slam champion. Nothing Is Okay by ...

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