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Israeli Love Poetry in Translation  TLV1 Podcasts

In this week's episode, we will consider Israeli Love poetry through the lens of Barbara Goldberg's new book, Transformation: The Poetry of Translation, which ...

Iowa's Poetry Out Loud winner says poetry appeals to her artistic side  Sioux City Journal

SIOUX CITY -- Reciting Noah Buchholz's poem "The Moonlight" puts Foster Johnson in a somber mood, while Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Love's Philosophy" ...

A Love Note To Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith  Book Riot

During a trip to the historic Ferry Building in San Francisco, I bought American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time. The anthology features poetry by Jericho Brown ...

Ariana Grande's Hilarious Mango Tweet Has Her Fans Professing Their Love For The Fruit  Bustle

Who doesn't like a tropical fruit? Ariana Grande's mango tweet has a surprise twist, and her fans are honestly loving it. The singer shared a short poem about the ...

Love Is Never Simple: Love poems to be made into musical - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Love poems by Indonesian literary legends – from W.S. Rendra to Chairil Anwar – are set to charm audiences through a musical performance titled Cinta Tak ...

Celebrate St. Pat's with music, poetry, or love gone astray  Oregon ArtsWatch

You don't need to go to the local pub to get your green on this St. Patrick's Day. Instead, you can drop in at the Lincol.

30 Depression Poems That Are Raw, Real, and Powerful  Book Riot

From slam poetry to short pieces, these depression poems powerfully capture what it feels like to live with the mental illness.

When love ends, be the water poetry review  UTSA The Paisano

Rene Villanueva, the singer and writer for the band Idyll Green, recently released a book of poetry titled, “when love ends, be the water.” The book takes its name ...

Slam poetry breathes new life into the age-old topic of love  The Dartmouth

Slam is a venue away from the traditional stuffiness of poetry, which is why it makes sense that the most fertile ground for slam is on the Internet. Both slam and ...

Channing Tatum Is Now an Instagram Poet  The Cut

Singer Jessie J shared a screenshot on Instagram of a direct message from her boyfriend, Magic Mike star Channing Tatum, in which he rhymed in an extremely ...

From hardship to hope, Singapore's migrant poets find their voices  Reuters

SINGAPORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In dorms on Singapore's fringes or employers' backrooms, a growing number of migrant workers are using poetry ...

This famous British poet gave up the thing dearest to him for Lent  Aleteia EN

Giving up something for Lent? The more you love something, the greater the sacrifice. For some, it might be almost impossible to go without a daily cup of coffee.

Buffalo St. Patrick's Day Love Poem  wyrk.com

With your help we wrote an epic love poem to Buffalo in anticipation of the weekend's celebrations. We started you off, and you took on the rest.

The Fall 2019 Valentino Collection Included Poetry From Greta Bellamacina, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Mustafa The Poet, and Robert Montgomery  Vogue

Love was in the air at Valentino's Fall 2019 show today. A week after the Oscars, Pierpaolo Piccioli's focus shifted from Gemma Chan's couture and Frances ...

A Terrorist Attack In New Zealand  Fortune

Forty-nine people were killed and many injured when a heavily armed white supremacist opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch.

Marcus Cumberlege, poet whose work was suffused with his spirituality – obituary  Telegraph.co.uk

Marcus Cumberlege, who has died aged 80, was a poet whose work was both sophisticated and spiritual.

Ariana Grande Fans Perplexed Over Singer's Cryptic 'Mango' Tweet: See the Best Reactions  Billboard

Ariana Grande fans are very confused over a tweet she pinned Saturday (March 16) that reads like a poem -- about a mango.

Pittsburgh protected my family after the synagogue massacre. Now we must do the same for Christchurch families.  JTA News

Marnie Fienberg. March 18, 2019 11:29 am. A picture is left among flowers and tributes near the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 18, 2019.

Poetry review: StAnza 2019, various venues, St Andrews  The Scotsman

Can poetry save the world?” It's a brave question to pose at the start of a poetry festival. But St Andrews' own John Burnside, prolific poet, novelist and professor ...

W.S. Merwin, former poet laureate who wrote about war, nature and Hawaii, dies  Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — W.S. Merwin, a prolific and decorated poet who celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the ...

Remembering WS Merwin  NPR

W.S. Merwin died Friday at the age of 91. He was one of the United States' most prolific poets — he won the Pulitzer Prize twice.

O'Rourke Fantasized About Murdering Kids, Skated on a Drunk Driving Arrest  The New American

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke isn't just a contender with a thin record and a thinner resumé. Nor is he just a man with criminal past, including arrests for ...

Loveland Today: Stories you may have missed this weekend (plus, submit your poetry)  Loveland Reporter-Herald

Good morning, Loveland! By the way, I received some wonderful poetry submissions last week (scroll down to read them)!

Deep love poems for her  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ These deep ⭐LOVE POEMS⭐ will definitely melt any girl`s heart. They will express your sincere feelings in the most successful way. Even if ...

From soccer to sonnets: Frank Skinner plans to bring poetry to the masses  The Guardian

The comedian and radio DJ Frank Skinner is usually associated more with football chants than the sonorous stanzas of TS Eliot or Philip Larkin. But Skinner ...

When Poems Speak Love, So Says Shann Ray  Patheos

Well friends, I've got a treat for you today! Shann Ray is a friend, a poet, a systems psychologist, an award-winning novelist, a dad and a husband. And y'all, after ...

FEATURE -From hardship to hope, Singapore's migrant poets find their voices  Reuters

SINGAPORE, March 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In dorms on Singapore's fringes or employers' backrooms, a growing number of migrant workers are ...

Teen beats - Stage  Weekly Volcano

Tacoma and Olympia's entertainment newsweekly giving you the best food, arts, culture and more. Find the coolest events and venues; the best restaurants; the ...

Amid tight Senate race, Reuters reporter sat on Beto hacking story  Washington Examiner

It'd be great if reporters stopped handing President Trump ammunition for his attacks on the press. Reuters' Joseph Menn, for example, discovered prior to the ...

I always felt I wasn't clever enough for poetry. But this was like making a new exciting friend  The Guardian

I don't know anything about painters or photographers or theatre. Here's how I fell in love with poetry.

'I go out with a bang' | Lester Smith combines humor and love in writing his obituary  KHOU.com

Longtime Houston philanthropist Lester Smith passed away last week. But he lives on through the words of his obituary, which was masterfully written in his own ...

Figuring by Maria Popova review: A musical, poetic modern classic  The Irish Times

In Popova's thrilling world of mathematics, nature and more, everything is connected. Bulgarian-born writer, blogger, literary and cultural critic Maria Popova.

VOX POPULI: Poetry-loving officer possessed true grit in postwar Japan:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

Historian Kojiro Naoki, who died on Feb. 2 at the age of 100, served in the Imperial Japanese Navy d.

Not just a fluke: Wednesday Night Poetry celebrates 30 years  Arkansas Times

Wednesday Night Poetry celebrated its 30th anniversary on Feb. 6, commemorating 1567 consecutive Wednesdays of weekly poetry readings since it began as ...

Artist Spotlight: loveclosely blends Middle Eastern poetry with Western streetwear  The Eyeopener

By Nabeeha Baig. Streetwear brand loveclosely celebrated the release of their winter 2019 collection on March 9 with their “A Night Out” launch party at Geary ...

'Ways out of the darkness': books for helping with loss  The Guardian

There are different kinds of loss – of self, of someone else, of a dream. Sometimes a book can speak across these boundaries, reaching out from the ...

Falling out of love with Lang Leav: An open letter to the poet from a former fan  INQUIRER.net

It's a dissenting voice which we thought needed to be heard, amid the fanfare we expected would rise as soon as Lang Leav arrives.

Hal Blaine: Every No. 1 Hit The Wrecking Crew Drummer Played On  Billboard

Hal Blaine may have been one of the most prolific session drummers of all time -- but above all else, he considered himself an “accompanist.” When recording ...

Vandenberg Happenings  Lompoc Record

MOVIES: Vandenberg AFB Reel Time Theater. Phone: (805) 606-5565. Doors open 30 minutes before showing. Tickets: Adult $6, Child $4, 3D showings $8.

Museum is venue for new play about great American poet Walt Whitman and his bond with Bolton  The Bolton News

THAT the great American poet Walt Whitman had a special relationship with a group of 19th century Bolton men is one of the most intriguing aspects…

Remembering Kedarnath Singh and His Immortal Work  The Wire

It has been a year since Kedarnath Singh, a doyen of modern Hindi literature, left us with a blank page. Of course, his poetry did the same thing: “After all the ...

The 7 Best Poetry Instagrams To Help You Survive Tough Times  Hit 107

We all like to think we're a poet when we accidentally rhyme a few sentences and proclaim 'I'm a poet and didn't know it!' In reality, most of us might not know ...

It's all happening NOW!  Echonetdaily

Miranda Burne and Corinne Martin rehearsing 'Two Women' for the Now Club poetry night at Marvell Hall on Friday. Photo supplied. If you love a good Friday ...

By the Book: Laurie Halse Anderson  The New York Times

The author, most recently, of the memoir “Shout” doesn't shun any genres: “That's like avoiding colors or parts of the flavor spectrum. I want all kinds of stories on ...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Enduring San Francisco  The New York Times

The writer and bookstore founder's upcoming 100th birthday is the perfect reason to take a tour of old-school San Francisco, with an emphasis on the Beats' ...

Theater beat: Here are six shows opening soon  Hartford Courant

How many theaters have resident dance companies? Stop/Time Dance Theatre has been performing at 244 Park Road in West Hartford since before the ...

Hera Lindsay Bird's unholy love for Mark Leidner  The Spinoff

The poet Hera Lindsay Bird interviews the brilliant American writer Mark Leidner, and does her best to explain why he's her favourite writer of all time. Some time ...

Three different languages, one poet's powerful voice  UI The Daily Iowan

My poems are about the absurdity of life. It's constantly breaking down and not making sense.” Chuck Miller said this as he shared the story of his life, and the ...

Rashad tha Poet Talks Everlasting Love in "Say My Name"  Nashville Scene

The stellar MC's latest track leans toward Motown.

Letitia Elizabeth Landon was the Byron of her age  The Economist

L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated “Female Byron”. By Lucasta Miller. Knopf; 416 pages; $30. Jonathan ...

Love Is: A Crowdsourced Valentine's Day Poem  NPR

Instead of greeting cards and chocolates this Valentine's Day, poet Kwame Alexander has packaged up for you a poem inspired by kids' definitions of love.

The Kapil Sharma Show: Popular hasya kavis to join in on the fun  The Indian Express

The talented hasya kavis Anjum Rahbar, Arun Gemini and Pradeep Choubey will be seen on today's The Kapil Sharma Show. They also celebrate Holi with ...

'His poetry will go on': top Canadian writers pay tribute to beloved poet Patrick Lane  CBC.ca

Susan Musgrave, Esi Edugyan and Margaret Atwood are among the luminaries honouring Lane, who died last week at 79.

WATCH: Rod Stewart gets emotional after gift of 1916 poetry book from Ryan Tubridy  JOE.ie

Rod Stewart got visibly emotional after Ryan Tubridy presented him with a first edition book of poetry written by 1916 revolutionary Joseph Mary Plunkett.

Rod Stewart was emotional on Friday night's Late Late  RTE.ie

Music legend Rod Stewart became tearful when Ryan Tubridy presented him with a book of poetry connected to the 1916 Rising on Friday night's Late Late ...

Top 10 flowers of love and their meaning  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ You still do not know which ⭐ FLOWERS OF LOVE ⭐ to choose? Then you came to the right place. After reading this article, you will realise ...

ARTIFACTS: Egypt love, architecture digest, young poets. | Art, Theater & Culture  Monterey County Weekly

Robert Coppola is a documentary photographer and professor at Massachusetts College of Art, and he is coming to John Steinbeck Library 4:30-5:30pm Friday, ...

An Artist’s Archeology of the Mind  The New Yorker

Joshua Rothman on how Peter Sacks draws power from the hidden layers of his canvases.

Birmingham magazine's culture picks for March  AL.com

Books, movies, albums, TV shows, and more—this month's top culture picks.

Everything’s coming up roses: Valentino AW19 show report  Financial Times

“Truth and roses have thorns about them”, warned Henry David Thoreau, the essayist, poet, philosopher and naturalist wont to living in a wooden hut.

22 Absolutely Breathtaking Emily Dickinson Quotes  Book Riot

I have compiled this list of Emily Dickinson quotes, taken from her poems (and one letter). Jump in to read more of her stunning words.

Teacher Shares 10-Year-Old's Powerful Poem About Dyslexia  CafeMom

Sixth-grade teacher Jane Broadis shared a poem about dyslexia written by one of her 10-year-old students that's so moving, it's now going viral.

Juice WRLD: Death Race for Love | Review  Pitchfork

Over 72 minutes, the emo-rap star explores drugs, heartbreak, and the drugs that lead to heartbreak.

Shakespeare in Love: A Sure Cure for Writer's Block  Erie Reader

Friday, Mar. 15. Writer's block has confounded novelists, poets, and playwrights for centuries. While it is never easy to overcome, typically inspiration has its way ...

'Lucy Negro Redux,' based on book by Nashville poet, explores Shakespeare's love life  NewsChannel5.com

"Lucy Negro Redux," based on the book by Nashville poet Caroline Randall Williams, explores the love life of William Shakespeare.

Derry Girl Saoirse-Monica Jackson: ‘Yes, we have a harsh sense of humour’  The Guardian

The star of Channel 4's comedy hit talks fame, facial contortions and globalising Northern Irish slang.

Poets to speak on gender, sexuality – The Shield  Shield

The Shield interviewed poet Marty McConnell who will present her work with Meg Day at a poetry reading sponsored by the Department of Communications, ...

Khloé Kardashian Is Officially That Girl Posting Sad Love Poems On Insta Now  Pedestrian TV

Khloé Kardashian has taken to Instagram to share some pretty intense love poems that could be a hint that she'd headed for a breakup with Tristan Thompson.

Annual Poetry Contest Inspires Youth to Spread Love and Equality  KAAL

An annual poetry contest aimed at inspiring local students to spread love and equality organized a presentation of the winners on Saturday.

The Interview: Mass Resistance  The Texas Observer

Rebel priest Roy Snipes discusses his fight to save a historic chapel from Trump's wall.

Love Poems for Married People  The New Yorker

They say love is light. I think they do. I'm not really sure. I might have heard that in a Subaru commercial. The point is that I see your light right now. And I wish I ...

Rebirth of the love - Arts & Culture - Arts&Culture - February 28, 2019  Sacramento News & Review

By Aaron Carnes. How poet, rapper and activist Andru Defeye survived himself. Published on February 28, 2019 as Arts & Culture in the Arts&Culture section of ...

Falling in Love and Love Poetry  Prospectus

by: Paul R. Benson. When we dare to fall in love, it is as if our feet stand atop a precipice as we contemplate the leap of faith into the unknown. How far does one ...

Remembering John Kilzer: 'The theme of his songs was always love'  The Daily Memphian

John Kilzer, who died March 12, taught me about cardiognosis (I hope I spelled that right). He explained what we all know intuitively: It is a long journey from the ...

“Love Poems (For Married People)” Author John Kenney: Being with another person is when all the crazy stuff happens  WGN Radio - Chicago

Love Poems (For Married People) Author John Kenney joins John Williams to explain why he created a satirical take on love poetry. But then, he goes into why ...

The 69 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: March 18-24, 2019  TheStranger.com

The Stranger's arts critics recommend the best local events.

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 ...

Students, alumni unite to host third annual TEDxGVSU event  Grand Valley Lanthorn

Following months of rigorous planning, educators, authors, performers and leaders alike each gave their unique take on growth during this year's TEDxGVSU ...

Love, poetry and pan-Arabism: The broken dream of Balqis and Nizar  Middle East Eye

Every year, Arab scholars commemorate the 1981 assassination of Balqis al-Rawi, wife of poet Nizar Qabbani. He stopped writing about love - and the Arab ...

Spring Break Reads: 70+ great books for kids and teens, as recommended by librarians  Vancouver Sun

With two weeks of Spring Break ahead, Lower Mainland kids who love to read will find an embarrassment of riches at their local public library branches.

A two-day literary showcase  Union Daily Times

UNION — USC Union will be the host of the annual Upcountry Literary Festival this year on Friday, March 22 from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m.-1 ...

My Father’s Stack of Books  The New Yorker

When I was a child, the grownup books in my house were arranged according to two principles. One of these, which governed the downstairs books, was ...

Narcissus myth, flowers in Karaburun  Hurriyet Daily News

During this season, you will surely catch a whiff of the narcissus flower, the harbinger of spring. After enduring winter, the flowers in the hometown of the ...

Is love best expressed with poetry?  The Guardian

A poet struggles for words during a marriage proposal, leading to the question: Is poetry really better at capturing our feelings than plain old prose? Tell us in the ...

Spanglish Spoken Here: Josiah Luis Alderete and “the great American language”  San Francisco Examiner

I love listening to the kids on Muni after school and hearing Spanglish being spoken,” said poet Josiah Luis Alderete. “It's the great American language.”

Bishop Curry on ‘love poetry’ and the royal wedding  PBS NewsHour

On our Bookshelf: the power of love to change who we are and the world around us. The head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, ...

Knowing what love is unites poetry contest winners  Herald-Mail Media

Poetic inspiration comes in different forms.For the winners of this year's Herald-Mail Media Love Poetry Contest, inspiration came from knowing what love is.

Exhausted Mom Hilariously Calls Out Her Sleeping Husband In Viral Poem.  Someecards News

No matter how you slice it, being a parent isn't easy. While a lot of couples divide up tasks to attempt to make the parenting load equal, in a lot of straight couples ...

A Poetry Prescription For Your Valentine's Day Predicaments  WBUR

Looking for a poetry recommendation to help get you through Valentine's Day? Sarah Kay, one of the people behind the Paris Review column Poetry Rx, is here ...

Seeking poems of love for seventh annual Herald-Mail Media Love Poetry Contest  Herald-Mail Media

Herald-Mail Media invites readers to compose and enter love poetry in the seventh annual Herald-Mail Media Love Poetry Contest.

For an Ohio Poet, Love Is What Gets Us Through  The New York Times

Marcus Jackson's collection “Pardon My Heart” celebrates the way deep emotion unfogs and energizes the experience of living.

What Is Love? Teachers, Share This Prompt With Your Students  NPR

NPR's Morning Edition is asking kids and students to write a poem with the prompt, "Love is." Teachers, please share this prompt with your class and submit their ...

Boulder Poet Andrea Gibson Writes Through Love And War In 'Lord Of The Butterflies'  Colorado Public Radio

Boulder poet Andrea Gibson weaves together love poetry with entries that explore protests, gun violence, homophobia and even war. The complexities and ...

The Reading Life with Albert Woodfox  WWNO

This week on The Reading Life: New Orleans native Albert Woodfox, author of “Solitary: My Journey of Transformation and Hope.” He is the last of the group.

Reading Pathway: Jason Reynolds  Book Riot

Where to begin reading the work of award-winning middle grade and young adult author Jason Reynolds.

Vicky Kaushal And Harleen Sethi Unfollowed Each Other On Social Media Making Breakup Insta-Official  BollywoodShaadis.com

Just how, Vicky Kaushal made his relationship with Harleen Sethi Insta-official when he posted a photo with Harleen with the caption, High Sir! #URI and.

Michelangelo's Hilarious Love Poetry  National Catholic Register

Michelangelo was quite a talented fellow! I mean, the Pietà! The statue of David! The Sistine Chapel! The acclaimed sculptor, artist and architect was considered ...

Why a science writer fell in love with Mary Oliver’s poetry  Washington Post

Pinned beside my desk in The Washington Post's newsroom, between storytelling tips and accumulated press passes from years of scientific meetings, I keep a ...

Brewhemia's seven night entertainment programme is like 'Disneyland for adults'  The List

Edinburgh's Brewhemia: a beacon of good times, class scran and quality entertainment that lies just a few steps away from Waverley Station. Brewhemia is ...

Why we are in love with poetry again  Telegraph.co.uk

It's official: poetry is more popular than cricket. It was recently reported that, in any given year, more adults in England wrote a poem than played in a cricket ...