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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 ...


The Denisonian

Poetic Activism Workshop creates a radical love approach
The Denisonian
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, The Center for Women and Gender Action presented a poetic activism workshop titled “Writing Love in a Burning Village” with Inam Kang on Thursday, February 8. Inam Kang is a Pakistani-born poet who ...


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 ...


Indianapolis Monthly

Ask Me Anything: Kaveh Akbar
Indianapolis Monthly
... fair food, balloon animals, and face painting alongside poetry workshops. On your website, Divedapper, you interview some of the world's greatest poets. What questions would you ask Kaveh Akbar? [Laughs] I don't know. You seem to be doing a pretty ...


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 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 ...


Washington Post

Washington and Lincoln were great presidents. But only one was a great poet.
Washington Post
Poetry professor John Lundberg is not impressed. “It's not a winter at Valley Forge disaster, but you can see Washington struggling to hold his poem together: he mangles syntax to fit the iambic pentameter, and has more than a few awkward lines,” he ...

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Herald-Mail Media

Winners named for the annual Herald-Mail Media Love Poetry Contest
Herald-Mail Media
by Crystal Schelle McKenna Miller of Big Pool won the Herald-Mail Media Love Poetry Contest for her entry, "Your Greed." ×. Thanks for visiting HeraldMailMedia.com. You're entitled to limited access of articles every 30 days. If you enjoy our site and ...


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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iNews

Sir Bob Geldof on his adoration for the love poetry of John Keats
iNews
Keats is very sexy music. It is not for nothing that centuries on, especially on Valentine's Day, the wanton emotive power of his perfectly weighted words make women swoon anew and men ache afresh. His flagrant sensuality seems writ on steroid-dipped ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Roses are red; write a love poem this Valentine's Day
University of Wisconsin-Madison
I realize that extinction and Valentine's Day may seem to be an odd combo, but Shakespeare's 'Sonnets,' too, are about memorializing someone who will age and eventually cease to exist.” Besides being inspired by the words of others, Calhoun suggests ...
11 Love Poems You Haven't Heard A Million Times Before That Are Perfect For Your Valentine's Day CardBustle

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Longford Leader

Longford Lives: Dani Gill exploring life 'After Love' with poetry and art
Longford Leader
In fact, the opposite is true, according to local writer, curator and Creative Writing tutor Dani Gill, who will be launching her book of poetry, 'After Love' in the Longford County Library on Wednesday, February 21 next. “Sometimes people think that ...


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 ...


Mountain Democrat

Love is in the air with county's traveling poets
Mountain Democrat
On Friday, Feb. 16, at the El Dorado Hills Library, El Dorado County Poet Laureate Taylor Graham will be joined by local poets and Poetry Out Loud students for an evening of poetry loosely based on the theme of love. “Poetry has long been a major tool ...


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 ...


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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W Magazine

Ask the Astro Poets: How Do I Ask a Gemini If We're Exclusive? | W ...
W Magazine
Ask the Astro Poets is the monthly advice column by W's resident astrologers, Alex Dimitrov (Sagittarius) and Dorothea Lasky (Aries). At the halfway point of every month, they take a breather from writing poetry and horoscopes, and take your questions ...

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The Hindu

Love in the time of poetry
The Hindu
I think it will take me so many more lives to be even one-tenth of him.” The poems are a crucial plot point, beginning with the Urdu word alfaaz in the title that mesmerised Onir. “I fell in love with the word without knowing what it meant,” says the ...

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The Independent

Street poetry groups fight prejudice about favelas in Rio de Janeiro
The Independent
MC Martina fell in love with poetry when seeing Mel Duarte, a Brazilian poet, in an event in São Paulo. From then on, she understood that poetry could be an efficient way to give people a better insight into the reality of favelas in Rio de Janeiro. At ...

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The Indian Express

Video: This 'fat girl' ruminates on how falling in love is never easy in a world obsessed with 'perfect size'
The Indian Express
Although she performed at the 2013 National Poetry Slam, in Boston, Massachusetts, the video has gone viral again, after Neil Hilborn, another slam poet shared it on his Facebook page. At one point, she says her college theatre professor told her she ...


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 ...


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 ...


Sierra News Online (press release) (blog)

Chloe DePledge Takes Top Honors In “Poetry Out Loud”
Sierra News Online (press release) (blog)
10, Madera County Arts Council hosted the Madera County Finals Competition for Poetry Out Loud at Circle Gallery. Students from Madera High School, Madera South High School, Liberty High School, Glacier High School and Voyager Secondary School competed ...


Want to know the Latin for “true love”?
OUPblog (blog)
Notably, Phyllis, the first known figure in Western literature who claims to possess fidus amor, re-emerges in all of Ovid's works that are conventionally known as his love poetry. In the Amores (“Loves”), the poetic “I” roams ancient Rome under the ...

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