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NPR

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 author Kwame Alexander will find a poem that captures that feeling. We got more than 600 heartfelt ...

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The Bark (blog)

Annual Puppy Love Poetry Contest
The Bark (blog)
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 verse? We're pleased to announce the return of The Bark's Annual Puppy Love Poetry Contest ...


Wicked Local

Scottish songs and poetry shared at MLT with 'Love, Scotland'
Wicked Local
Love, Scotland” was a delightful production celebrating the words and songs of Scottish poet Robert Burns, brought to Marblehead Little Theatre by local couple Rhod Sharp and Vicki Staveacre on Friday. Sharp, a Scotland native, along with four other ...

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Indianapolis Monthly

Ask Me Anything: Kaveh Akbar
Indianapolis Monthly
I have relatives who now aren't allowed to come to the U.S. to visit. And that's just one of the many realities he has ushered in. I get hateful comments on Twitter—people have called me a sand n-word. But that's the obvious, idiot-on-its-face stuff ...


The New Yorker

What We're Watching This Week
The New Yorker
The videos are unofficially called the Admiration Poetry Project, and Feist's camera work, like her music, whips and roves while remaining close and committed to its subject. Dwan is a compelling performer, and though “The Love Song of J. Alfred ...


Nation News

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). MORE ARTICLES. Cyberattacks Read More · BL&P's green vision for 2045 Read More · Jones' 400m stuns crowd Read ...


Irish Times

Love poems: 'For one night only naked in your arms' - 14 poets pick their favourites
Irish Times
Both poems share a deceptive simplicity of diction and seductive cadence, the evocation of the natural world as the proper theatre of love, and an air of the mysterious – but the Graves lyric, I think, reaches even farther and deeper into the psychic ...

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The New Indian Express

To (un)grateful kids, we love you but not poetry-reading events
The New Indian Express
I have been invited to come and 'extend my support'. I don't want to extend my support because it means sitting in three hours of traffic to witness a 15 minute assembly. I ask you, does this seem like an appropriate and fair exchange? It does not. And ...

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Herald-Mail Media

Winners named for the annual Herald-Mail Media Love Poetry Contest
Herald-Mail Media
Judges for the Love Poetry Contest were middle school judge was author middle school judge author Kimberly S. Slayman of Waynesboro, Pa., who has published a collection of inspirational poetry called "Feathers of Love"; high school judge was romance ...


The Spokesman-Review

Poet EJ Koh grapples with love
The Spokesman-Review
“I think seeing the possibility of love, in anything, in betrayal, in war, in abuse – I think it asks us to be courageous. It asks us to notice love,” Koh said. Koh invites others to be courageous with her when she reads Feb. 24 at Auntie's Bookstore ...


Patricia Smith wins the $100000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award at Claremont Graduate University
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
A second poetry prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, will go to Donika Kelly for her collection “Bestiary,” this honor for a first book by a poet whose work shows great promise coming with a $10,000 prize. Donika Kelly is the 2018 winner of the Kate ...


Washington Post

Washington and Lincoln were great presidents. But only one was a great poet.
Washington Post
Washington's only other known poem is from the same period and is similarly melodramatic (“That in an enraptured Dream I may … Possess those joys denied by Day”). Whether he ever wrote a verse about his wife, Martha, with whom he had a loving marriage ...

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The Trinitonian

Poets straddle line between love and anti-love
The Trinitonian
“Personally, I believe the boundary between love and anti-love is always fluctuating,” said Courtney Justus, senior and event planner in charge of the Trinity Review's Love & Anti-Love Poetry Contest. “Even in love poems or songs, you get a reaction to ...

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StyleBlueprint (blog)

Magic City Poetry Festival Founder Ashley M. Jones: FACES of Birmingham
StyleBlueprint (blog)
I fell in love with poetry in stages — it began with Harriet the Spy, which was not about poetry, but reading that book and watching that movie inspired me to start writing on my own. It wasn't until third grade that I really got into writing. Eloise ...


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Roses are red; write a love poem this Valentine's Day
University of Wisconsin-Madison
MADISON – How do you love thee? Why not write the ways. Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to think outside the heart-shaped chocolate box by putting pen to paper and writing a love poem. (It's also a bit easier on the pocketbook.) Maybe you're ...
11 Love Poems You Haven't Heard A Million Times Before That Are Perfect For Your Valentine's Day CardBustle

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Daily Mail

A mother's glorious gift of love: Dying novelist wrote a heart-stirring poem that helped her win a top literary ...
Daily Mail
When the poet and novelist Helen Dunmore died of cancer eight months ago, her abiding legacy was the body of literature for which she will be remembered. But more than that, in the last days of her illness she wrote a poem to the family she adored ...


Asharq Al-awsat English

Ancient Egyptians Expressed Love with Poetry, Gifts, Flowers
Asharq Al-awsat English
Whether through poetry, gifts or flowers, ancient Egyptians were known as romance and nature lovers, who expressed their passion for their beloved. A recent Egyptian study, published to highlight Egyptians' celebrations on Valentine's Day, revealed ...


Tallahassee.com

Limelight Extra: Theater, poetry and a sci-fi adventure flick
Tallahassee.com
Movies. AREA X MARKS THE SPOT: After her husband disappears in a mysterious, mutated landscape known as Area X in North Florida, a biologist (Natalie Portman) and a small team of armed scientists-fighters is sent in to investigate in the ecological sci ...


PEOPLE.com

Granddaughter Sends Grandma Love Letters Late Husband Wrote Her During WWII: 'It's Poetry'
PEOPLE.com
After Elissa Kravetz's grandfather Bill passed away in 2008, she made sure to hold on to a box containing 65 letters he had written to his wife, Martha. “I put them in order and thought that it wasn't time for me to read them,” says Kravetz, who only ...


Roodepoort Record

Celebrating love through poetry
Roodepoort Record
The first participant, Cleford Huma (who is Sello's older brother) opened the floor with a soulful rendition of a poem titled Look my way, whereafter the rest of the performers were called upon to participate. Sello, who wrote his own book of poetry ...

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Heart-to-heart: When words fall short, a poet is on hand
Chico Enterprise-Record
The third annual Scribes In Love drafted up another year of romantic and platonic poetry in celebration of Valentine's Day. The poems are looking at love but not necessarily in a traditional sense, Hughes explained. For $5, guests pick a writer ...

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NewsDay

Poets urged to use local languages
NewsDay
Out of the 12 participants who battled for the first, second and third position, only three recited their poems in native languages. Courage Shumba, also known as Nyanduri Boy did poems three poems in Shona. He shared Dzonze's sentiments. “Many poets ...


Philly.com

Nausheen Eusuf's 'Not Elegy, But Eros': Love, and the life of the senses
Philly.com
Elegy derives from a Greek word meaning "lament," typically of the dead, but covering as well a wide range of subjects, both serious and sad. Eros, of course, is passionate love. Nausheen Eusuf was born and raised in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh ...


The Daily Iowan

Kyla Lacey reads on love and empowerment at poetry competition
The Daily Iowan
Kyla Lacey will share her empowering poetry and pass on wisdom to young Iowa writers as they participate in CAB's Slam Poetry competition in honor of Black History Month from 9 p.m. to midnight today in the IMU Main Lounge. Lacey is a two-time Campus ...


Chicago Tribune

With new song cycle, Lawrence Brownlee explores a black man's life in America
Chicago Tribune
For the tenor's recital at Carnegie Hall he is pairing “Cycles of My Being” with a more familiar song cycle, Schumann's “Dichterliebe” (“Poet's Love”). Race relations in the U.S. is a subject the 46-year-old singer has addressed in various ways over ...


Laura Dzubay: Poetry Playlist on Love in the Time of February
The Michigan Daily
I'm sorry to add to the deluge of Valentine's Day-branded stuff being thrown around this week, but let's face it: This is a literature column. I write poetry playlists. Love is one of the top forces out there that makes people really turn out for ...


Camp Verde Bugle

'Love is a Many Splendored Thing' poetry show at Sedona library
Camp Verde Bugle
On Friday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. the Sedona Public Library will be hosting a music and poetry show titled “Love is a Many Splendored Thing.” This celebration in verse and song will feature a look at the many different types of love which warm our hearts ...


Port Orange Observer

Spruce Creek freshman to compete in state poetry competition
Port Orange Observer
When Cecilia Rike was in elementary school, a librarian at her school encouraged her to learn more about poetry. The librarian would even meet with Rike and other students on an individual basis to help them better understand the poetry they were going ...


Aljazeera.com

How Bollywood's Padmaavat distorted a Sufi love poem
Aljazeera.com
Earlier this month, the release of Bollywood film Padmaavat sparked protests across India. Hindu right-wing groups, led by members of Karni Sena, a Rajput caste organisation, vandalised public and private properties and attacked cinema halls across ...


Herald-Mail Media

A celebration of love means it's Love Poetry time
Herald-Mail Media
Poets may enter no more than two poems. Editors reserve the right to correct grammar, capitalization and spelling mistakes and alter line breaks for publication. All poems must be original compositions from the person submitting them, have a title and ...

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