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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 ...
'Love Beats Rhymes': Film ReviewHollywood Reporter
Azealia Banks, actress? How the controversial rapper fares in 'Love Beats Rhymes'USA TODAY
RZA's 'Love Beats Rhymes' spins out clichésLos Angeles Times

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Books Issue 2017: “Read!” says Florida's Poet Laureate
Creative Loafing Tampa
Most of them read poetry, but they also read a lot in general. They read news because they're citizens. They read poetry because they love it, but also to see what's been done in the past, so they don't reinvent the wheel; and contemporary poetry so ...


Irish Times

Portrait of the artist as a poet and playwright too
Irish Times
To act was my first love. Not loved by my father, who certainly did not encourage it. So I trained as a painter in the art school of Reading University, acting in student productions, and leaving to marry before the end as my husband-to-be, who was in ...


YourStory.com

Meet DC Rajappa, an IPS officer and poet who has inspired over 500 cops to write poetry
YourStory.com
He also believes that empathy is at the core of both poetry and police work. “Policing is looked upon as a stern profession with no place for emotion. But, that's not absolutely correct. I believe in policing with a human touch,” he tells us. To bring ...


Broadway World

Collection of Poetry highlights God's Love to All
Broadway World
The words in the book describe God through one's own eyes and existing relationships. Stevens also shares that turmoil happening in society, such as natural, personal and community disasters may be addressed in the book. "It is fresh and new. A new ...

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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 ...


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 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 ...


Slate Magazine (blog)

What the “Plums” Meme Has to Say About How Poetry Can Work on the Internet
Slate Magazine (blog)
While Twitter poetry has been a thing for several years, short poems in English have a long history. Given Twitter's robust literary communities, it's surprising that we don't see more short poems going viral. Perhaps cold plums is just another weird ...


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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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 ...


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 ...


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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New York Times

Adding Up a Prolific Poet's Charming Weather Reports
New York Times
The poet A. R. (Archie) Ammons (1926-2001) also wrote a book on a scroll. His “Tape for the Turn of the Year” (1965) was composed on a skinny roll of adding-machine tape, which he threaded through his typewriter, a “ribbon of speech.” It was an ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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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 ...


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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Voice of San Diego

I Made it in San Diego: Chasing the Lucha Libre Dream
Voice of San Diego
Josh remembers seeing a Lucha Libre match for the first time as his dad watched it on their home TV in San Ysidro. He knew immediately that's what he wanted to do with his life, he said. “I just got mesmerized and fell in love with Lucha Libre,” he ...


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 ...


gulfnews.com

The making of the Gulf News calendar
gulfnews.com
Naheed Patel, Promotions Manager, Marketing and Sales, Gulf News, who conceptualised and coordinated the project describes it as a labour of love. “As always, I began thinking about the theme in February. The concept was crystalised when our editor-in ...


PBS NewsHour

In poet John Keats' letters, a man full of life just before he died
PBS NewsHour
In his letters, Keats wrote to his brothers George and Tom about daily life, discussed poetry with friend Benjamin Bailey and later expressed his love to the young Fanny Brawne. The letters show Keats “as a young man about town, writing poetry, living ...


Washington Post

Vietnam's victims take to the page in 'Inheriting the War'
Washington Post
Poet in Spain (Knopf) is the first new volume since 1991 of translations of the work of Federico García Lorca, one of most important Spanish poets of the 20th century. In this bilingual edition, award-winning poet Sarah Arvio gives readers her version ...

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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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Press Herald

Founder of Maine-based Dead Poets Society gets a tombstone for the ages
Press Herald
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 ...
Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women – VarietyVariety
Geraldo Rivera on Twitter: "Sad about @MLauer great guy, highly skilled & empathetic w guests & a real gentleman to ...Twitter

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Author Promotes Fun In Learning: Collection Of Poems and Short Stories
MilTech
Learning is Grand: Poems and Short Stories is a product of Lund's undying passion for amusing young children. She presents a variety of poems that are not only catchy in their rhyming arrangement, but are also informative of what children love. This ...


Kent Online

Tributes to former teacher and poet Nick Matthews from Sandwich
Kent Online
They married three years later and moved to Sandwich in 2007, a town they both love. As well as being a poet, Mr Matthews was also a published photographer and designed card models of buildings such as St Peter's Church, Sandwich. He enjoyed painting ...

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