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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 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 ...


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 ...


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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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 ...


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 ...


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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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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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 that ancient Egypt had dedicated seasons for love, during which lovers express their feelings towards their loved ones and spouses, reported the German news agency (dpa). The study published by Luxor's Center for Women Studies and Rights in the Republican ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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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 ...


Kane County Chronicle

Batavia event by Waterline Writers to let poems, slam poetry shine
Kane County Chronicle
LaTour will read her unique love poems including “When Billy Collins Falls for Me,” “The Years My Heart Was an Aquarium” and “Lot's Young Wife.” Mazza, whose work addresses sexual politics and identity, victimhood and personal accountability in frank ...


Adweek

This AI Tool Generates Personalized Shakespearean Sonnets to Give to Your Love
Adweek
This Valentine's Day, teams of developers and designers at Brooklyn-based agency Huge wanted to use technology to help star-crossed lovers stay out of the Hallmark aisle. During a one-day employee hackathon, the winning team created a “machine ...


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 ...


PBS NewsHour

For Valentine's Day, put down your phone and face your feelings with these poems
PBS NewsHour
Siegel explores how easy it is to become distracted by technology in two poems from his first collection: “[Sometimes I don't know if I'm having a feeling]” and “[And sometimes I know I am having a feeling].” This distraction, he says, can make it ...


Arizona State University

The history of poetry isn't all roses and romance
Arizona State University
Valentine's Day can bring visions of roses and flowery language — or at least the Hallmark-card version. But poetry did not always serve the romantically minded. Robert Bjork, Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University, says poetry ...


Mashable

This beautiful, touching interactive love story is perfect for couples
Mashable
Love stories have defined film, TV, poetry, novels. But games? Not so much. "That's largely a blind spot for us," says Ken Wong, who was previously the lead designer on the iOS art house hit Monument Valley that recently launched his own studio ...

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Central Michigan Life

Kewadin poetry community showcased in film festival documentary
Central Michigan Life
For nearly 33 years, Wooten held workshops and readings for young poets, which has trailed off in recent years. Maintaining the Stone Circle has since become a full-time job and labor of love. Wooten originally built Stone Circle to inspire a sense of ...

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Chicago Tribune

Recommended Chicago-area classical concerts Feb. 16-22
Chicago Tribune
Newberry Consort: One of history's great love affairs, that of the medieval poet Abelard and his beautiful student Heloise, is recreated with actors reading from the lovers' letters and the ensemble performing musical settings of courtly love poetry ...


Firstpost

Anupama Chopra's review of The Shape Of Water: Guillermo del Toro's unique love story is poetry in motion
Firstpost
The Shape of Water is a love story set in the 1960s. The lovers are a mute cleaning lady and an amphibian man who has a muscled torso but also scales and gills. On paper, it sounds preposterous. On screen, it is poetry. Guillermo del Toro's film is ...

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India West

Love is Profane and Sacred – The Message of Romance from Urdu Poetry
India West
There is a widespread impression that Urdu poetry, especially its most popular form, ghazal, is overwhelmingly devoted to love; it isn't fully but a considerable and most well-known part is. For this Valentine's Day, let's find from its magnificent ...


Corvallis Gazette Times

Interfaith Voices: Discovering God's redeeming love; one Christian Scientist's journey
Corvallis Gazette Times
The words “God is Love” in large letters on the wall at the front of the church auditorium meant a great deal. The basis for this concept is I John 4:8 — and what a wonderful concept it is! Most Christian Science churches — including the Albany and ...

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Looking for 100 Oregon writers
Ashland Daily Tidings
It's not always easy finding a break as a writer, especially when just starting out. Sometimes the rejection letter pile becomes overwhelming, but a local man has created a new opportunity to find a way into print. Writer and U.S. Army vet Dave ...


A minute with Irene Day Athanasiou, Jazz singer / Song writer / YouTuber
Cyprus Mail
What's your idea of the perfect night/day out? I'm definitely a day person. I love spending time with my dog, Baby – especially at the beach. Enjoying nature, the sun on my skin, followed by a perfect meal, and a glass of white Riesling wine. Best book ...


Los Angeles Times

Former Sen. Roderick Wright blames love of spoken-word poetry for harassment claim that led to settlement
Los Angeles Times
Sen Rod Wright resigned in September 2016 in a voter fraud case. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times). Former state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) was given a “stern admonishment” in 2010 by the Senate Rules Committee for repeatedly using coarse and ...

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