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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 ...


Notable poetry of 2017
Chicago Tribune
Even if you find some of the poems a bit too diffuse for their own good, how can you not love Nikki Wallschlaeger's “Crawlspace” (Bloof)? How can you not love a poet who asks “What is the difference between / a house and a mall really?” and calls ...


Bustle

Poems You Can "See" In Your Imagination Are The Ones You Love The Most, Science Says
Bustle
What makes good poetry good? It is a question for the ages, one that literature nerds have been turning over in their minds for the last thousand years or so. Researchers at New York University and the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics have ...


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
Love Beats Rhymes” is a contemporary romantic drama that's very grounded in a conventional personal-growth narrative. The rap artist Azealia Banks plays Coco, an aspiring hip-hop musician whose crew, the self-dubbed “Staten Island's Finest,” is ...
RZA's 'Love Beats Rhymes' spins out clichésLos Angeles Times
Azealia Banks, actress? How the controversial rapper fares in 'Love Beats Rhymes'USA TODAY
'Love Beats Rhymes': Film ReviewHollywood Reporter

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Kotatv

Largest turnout for fifth annual Lakota Nation Invitational Youth Poetry Slam
Kotatv
Event Organizer and Dances with Words Program Manager, Laree Pourier, says “I'm anticipating that there will be 15 competing poets. I believe that is our highest number of competitors so far. And last year was our highest number with nine competing ...


charlestonchronicle.net

Charleston's Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker reveals ternary project, 'empath'
charlestonchronicle.net
Preorders for empath are currently available at http://poetryandjazz.com. Amaker started writing the empath poems last year. The poems cover a wide range of topics: Charleston bars, lynchings, social justice, social media, love, Prince, family and ...


The Guardian

My summer of WhatsApp love: just a different kind of true romance
The Guardian
Some people after a holiday romance have pictures of themselves holding hands on the beach, posing by a lighthouse, chinking glasses of frosty margaritas, glowing with love and sunburn. The pictures I have are a bit different: selfies but also ...


Broadway World

BWW REVIEW: VERTICAL DREAMING Shares The Music And Poetry Gave Andrew Henry The Strength He Needed ...
Broadway World
The works have a degree of humour covering the poignant truth in the way that humour is often used to deal with hurt and Andrew balances that expression beautifully so that as an audience member you feel like bundling him up in a hug at the end of the ...

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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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


Southwest Virginia Today

Wytheville Community College student wins first at forensics competition
Southwest Virginia Today
Travis King, right, and Christian Lindsey, left, recently competed with the Wytheville Communicated Forensics Team at the Collegiate Forensics Association Holiday Tournament held at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. King won first in the ...


The Hub

Marketable Poetry: Pillow Thoughts
The Hub
All of the poems blend together, and even though they are sorted into different sections, it all feels the same. Nothing is very memorable or quotable. At best, it has a Millennial Chicken Soup for the Soul type encouragement. Maybe there's some sad ...


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 ...


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 ...


Los Angeles Times

Galway Kinnell's poetry transformed the world, but the world has changed
Los Angeles Times
Kinnell was inarguably a great poet. Among the subjects he was best at were steadfastness in marriage and parenthood. In his famous poem “After Making Love We Hear Footsteps,” Kinnell's young son Fergus wanders into his parents' room when “we lie ...


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 ...


Atlas Obscura

The Robots Are Here to Write Poetry
Atlas Obscura
For almost 200 years, humans have been outsourcing the task of writing poetry—fitting fragments of the human experience into a mosaic of thrill and despair—to machines. In addition to hammering our thoughts out on keyboards, we've also relinquished ...


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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Kent Online

Tributes to former teacher and poet Nick Matthews from Sandwich
Kent Online
Mr Matthews was a much-loved English teacher at Sandwich Technology School for 28 years, remembered by many of his pupils who would stop him in the streets recalling his quirky ways. He also ran the library and was a year head. He finished his career ...


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 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 ...


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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The Ellsworth American

Emily Dickinson's black cake for those who hate fruitcake
The Ellsworth American
Her neighbors knew her as the daughter and sister of prominent men, as a knowledgeable gardener, and as the eccentric recluse who once lowered a basket of gingerbread out her window to reach a group of eager children. Emily Dickinson, a poet of ...


Eugene Weekly

Winter Reading 2017 - Fiction, Poetry & Young Adult
Eugene Weekly
Be warned: Rachel Glaser's second book of poems may cause readers to drop everything just to lie in the tender arms of her world. Glaser's voice sings of orchids and wooden, one-dimensional villains. She describes epics of lonely boys, hums with the ...


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 ...


Weekly Challenger

'Still I Rise'
Weekly Challenger
“I began to write poetry and she loved to read my poems. I was excited that she took the time and I began to write more. It's something I still use today to express my feelings and to get a message across to others.” With Johnson having a mentor at ...

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