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'Love Poems — Poemas de Amor': English and Spanish poetry by Paul and Maryrose Carroll  Watauga Democrat

For the first time, Maryrose Carroll has compiled an English/Spanish book of love poems written by her and her husband, Paul Carroll. Paul was a historic ...

Poem of the week: The Song of Songs  The Guardian

Traditionally ascribed to King Solomon, these rich allegorical verses are ripe with sensuous passion.

Our Truest Loves: On Poetry and Parasocial Relationships  lareviewofbooks

Sophia Stewart considers parasocial relationships through the lens of poetry.

How to reach people with poetry? ‘Fault in Our Stars’ author John Green, Chicago Poetry Foundation are trying  Chicago Tribune

Young-adult author John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars") is behind a new YouTube series "Ours Poetica," launching in Chicago with the Poetry Foundation, with ...

Author Explores Love, Patriotism and Immigration in Debut Collection of Contemporary Poetry  Yahoo Finance

In "American Dream," Emelda Suh draws on her personal experiences to paint a vulnerable portrait of modern society MINNEAPOLIS , Sept. 16, 2019 ...

A Rebel French Poet Draws New Followers to the Hometown He Hated  The New York Times

Pilgrims flock to the once-ignored grave of Arthur Rimbaud, the “Jim Morrison of poets,” loved by fans as a tragic hero of free thought and authenticity.

Q&A: Poet Jericho Brown on Atlanta's poetry community, black masculinity, and the politics of love  Atlanta Magazine

Born in Louisiana, Jericho Brown is now an associate professor and director of the creative writing program at Emory University. His poems have appeared in ...

New Poetry Video Series from the Poetry Foundation & Complexly  Book Riot

The Poetry Foundation, Complexly, and Paige Lewis team up to bless the internet with Ours Poetica: a new poetry video series focused on the printed page.

Ex-con poet and lawyer grapples with justice  Campus Times

At the end of his poetry reading, he shared a question that seems to guide his work as a lawyer and poet. “What does it mean to want to be free?”

The Parliament of Poets 09/22–10/06  encoremichigan.com

ANN ARBOR—On September 22, 29, and October 6, the theatre company, Apollo's Troupe, will stage the theater adaptation of the poem, The Parliament of ...

How Barbara Kingsolver reignited her love affair with words  The Washington Post

To know me, you wouldn't guess I'm carrying on a secret life. I go to my desk early and stay late, making about as little noise as a human can make while earning ...

Decorated poet Terrance Hayes shares poetry at Penn State's 2019 Emily Dickinson Lectureship  The Daily Collegian Online

Decorated poet Terrance Hayes shared his poetry with the Penn State community on Sep. 12 in Foster Auditorium for the 21st annual Emily Dickinson ...

Did Charlie Chaplin Write the Poem, 'As I Began to Love Myself'?  Snopes.com

Charlie Chaplin was an actor, director, composer, and according to a persistent internet rumor, the author of a poem entitled, “As I Began to Love Myself”:.

The Obsession That Inspired Great Poetry, if Not Great Romance  The New York Times

Martin Walser's novel “A Man in Love” depicts the elderly Goethe's infatuation with a young woman, which led him to compose the “Marienbad Elegy.”

Royle Family co-writer launches poetry collection in Brighton  Brighton & Hove Independent

Brighton-based Henry Normal is launching a new poetry collection.

Rupi Kaur Is Killing Poetry  NYU Washington Square News

Nowadays, Instagram poetry is seemingly everywhere. On social media, small aestheticized squares of text dominate the feeds of millions of people. These short ...

On Poetry:Home is where love first strikes  Traverse City Record Eagle

With school cranking up again, I thought of this poem by Gregory Djanikian, his own story as a young immigrant singing quintessential American songs in his ...

Book clinic: which collections will get me reading more poetry?  The Guardian

Kate Kellaway on anthologies to help you find your taste.

Meet Life, the Storydriven West London Rapper  DJBooth

Life exists at the intersection of classic hip-hop haze and poetry. The West Londoner's music is story-driven and has the grain of old film. The rasp in his voice ...

The best recent poetry – review roundup  The Guardian

Nobody by Alice Oswald; If All the World and Love Were Young by Stephen Sexton; In Her Feminine Sign by Dunya Mikhail; and I May Be Stupid But I'm Not ...

Gay poet ponders life and love in new Shakespeare-inspired collection  Washington Blade

Yet, after reading even a few lines from “Infinity Standing Up,” a volume of Shakespearean sonnets by gay poet Drew Pisarra, your misgivings about poetry will ...

Love is stronger than death  Trinidad News

VAHNI CAPILDEO. You would be mistaken if you ignored Kei Miller's new book, In Nearby Bushes, just because it is poetry and perhaps you do not read, like, ...

Love the theme of book of poetry  The Miami Times

Nikki Giovanni with illustrator Ashley Brown wanted to make it clear that the “I Am Loved” book of poetry was created to bring sunshine and brightness in the ...

Hungry for Love | Arts  Harvard Crimson

If The Beatles had stumbled on the 18th century Gujarati poet named Nishkulanand Swami (1766–1848), they might have realized that their hit single “All You ...

‘Fem Love’ concert celebrates love from a woman’s perspective  OregonLive

Northwest Art Song uses voice and chamber ensemble to give "a narrative of a woman's life."

Scintillae: Poems dealing with love  Telegraph India

Debut author Priyam Marik pens down his take on love and how it permeates his book of poems.

Words of Wonder, Wit, and Wisdom Concert | Arts | journaltimes.com  Journal Times

Choral Arts Society presents Words of Wonder, Wit, and Wisdom. From “Good Night Moon” to “Red, Red, Rose”. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:00 PM.

"Falling In Love With Yichang" was organized by the Yangtze  Yahoo Finance

YICHANG, China , Sept. 16, 2019 /CNW/ -- A tourism marketing activity themed on " F alling I n L ove W ith Yichang" was organized from Sept. 7 to 9 in the ...

Astro Poets New Podcast Is Astrology With Humor- Listen  Refinery29

Twitter's favorite astrologers, the Astro Poets, have launched a new podcast and you can listen here first.

How To Hang On To Summer Vibes Through Poetry  NPR

Before you fully hand yourself over to fall — know that there are ways to hold onto the summer fun. Tess Taylor gives NPR's Mary Louise Kelly a few poems to ...

Local artist brings together art, poetry and love of Block Island  Block Island Times

Ted Merritt believes in human possibility. And every page of his new book, “My Art, My Love and Block Island” attests to that outlook. Indeed, the slim volume that ...

Poetry Town: Kelley Square Love Song  Worcester Mag

I write a poem about eating eggs with you. One month passes. You tell me you hate eggs —even scrambled. This woman half-waltzes, half-staggers into the ...

Smoking with Elvis: A Tale of the Mangled Generation  lareviewofbooks

A superb translation of a bleakly brilliant novel about the Bosnian war.

Review: Love Sick, Theater J's seductive musical  DC Theatre Scene

In its best moments Love Sick—the opening show of Theater J's 2019-20 season in its newly renovated space—is a brilliantly woven tapestry of competing forms ...

7 Poets Like Rupi Kaur To Read, Because There Are So Many Talented Writers Out There  Bustle

Whether you're a die-hard poetry fan or have little interest in the art you'll almost certainly have heard of Rupi Kaur. The acclaimed poet and creative shot to ...

Highlight: Love, through the eyes of an unconventional Tibetan poet  台北時報

Choreographer Jade Hua's (華碧玉) work for her 22-year old Jade Dance Theatre (肢體音符舞團) have alternated between neo-classical performances drawing ...

Poet finds inspiration in the everyday rhythms of the 'L'  Chicago Tribune

Award-winning poet Lois Baer Barr never reads or listens to headphones on CTA "L" trains, because she finds inspiration from taking in the life around her.

FAVORITE POEM — Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do  Bay View Compass

Melissa Cook, manager of the Hank Aaron State Trail for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is quick to cite one of her favorite lines of poetry: “you ...

The life, love and poetry of Amrita Pritam  The Indian Express

She wrote about female sexuality, self-realisation and the pain of loss at a time when women mostly wrote on conservative themes. Remembering the rebellion ...

Poem of the week: One Art by Elizabeth Bishop  The Telegraph

Each week, William Sieghart's poetry pharmacy prescribes the right poem for life's ups and downs. This week: the difficulty of letting go. It's a funny thing, how ...

Townsville Eisteddfod: Young poet loves the challenge of performing  Townsville Bulletin

BUSH poetry is probably not what most 13-year-olds are into.

Love and Language in Ocean Vuong's 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'  wgbh.org

T.S Eliot Prize-winning poet Ocean Vuong ventures beyond his much lauded poetry in his debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous. In this ...

A 'Hungry Farm' And A Love Of Stars: Marshfield's Star Pudding Farm Road  Vermont Public Radio

Katie Sullivan, who lives in Albany, Vt., is curious about a road name in a town just south of her, in Marshfield. “How did Star Pudding Farm Road get its.

UCSB Scholar's Third Collection of Poems Reflects a World Teetering on Abyss  Noozhawk

In Robert Krut's third collection of poems The Now Dark Sky, Setting Us All on Fire (Codhill Press, 2019), he wanders through a landscape that's familiar and ...

Diverse Spoken Word by Out-Spoken at London’s Southbank  Book Riot

Highlighting Out-Spoken a spoken word event in London that has become one of the top events for poetry and live music in the city.

POEM: I Love You, Kate  MyWebTimes.com

I love you, Kate, since we kissed. by the garden gate. I'll have to ask your dad if we can wed. If he says yes, we will set the date and. we will kiss twice by the ...

John Bird: Another year, another chance to learn from history  Big Issue

One hundred years ago my father was 18 months old and living in dreadful circumstances for bringing up a child. He had many elder brothers and a drunken ...

Write after sickness: Trying to shut Sick Girl up  University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

All semester long, I wrote columns for The Cavalier Daily on being sick. Even when I tried branching out, I felt compelled to stick in at least one sentence from ...

Fall in Love With These 6 Beautiful Autumn Poems  Book Riot

Love this cozy season? These autumn poems celebrate Fall from poets like Mary Oliver, Gwendolyn Brooks, and more. Read them now (cozy mug of tea ...

Alzheimer's is robbing this poet of his words. He is travelling the world sharing his poems at intimate readings while he can.  TheSpec.com

Once fluent in four languages, Punjabi poet Irfan Malik now suffers from aphasia and Alzheimer's and is losing his memory one language at a time.

“Yes, Women Poets Write About the Body”: A Conversation with Alicia Ostriker and Erika Meitner  lareviewofbooks

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019. A FORMIDABLE FORCE in the world of poetry, feminist scholarship, and political activism, Alicia Ostriker (b. 1937) has inspired ...

Wilma Theater aims astonishingly high with ‘There’ — and mostly gets there  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Most theater is an experiment, putting people, words, and ideas into play in a physical space. And minutes before the opening night of There by Etel Adnan, ...

The Friday Poem: Love Poem after Seven Years by Carrie Rudzinski  The Spinoff

A new poem by performance poet Carrie Rudzinski. Love Poem after Seven Years At this point it's difficult to sleep without you. I prefer to take up the whole bed ...

NEW Zoo calling all young poets for Children's Animal Poetry Contest  Fox11online.com

SUAMICO (WLUK) -- Roses are red, violets are blue, children love poetry and animals do too. The NEW Zoo and the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets are hosting ...

Newly out NFL player Ryan Russell posts love poem to boyfriend and… wow  Queerty

Put your hand up if you'd like a hunky, sensitive NFL level playing boyfriend; A man who's so smitten with you that he feels compelled to come out; Who then ...

Ken Burns on the love and loss of 'Country Music'  69News WFMZ-TV

Ken Burns, the renowned documentarian known for bringing American history to vivid life, debuts his latest effort on Sunday, "Country Music." The ambitious yet ...

Frederick Glaysher's 'Parliament of Poets' at Theatre Nova for three Sunday performances  encoremichigan.com

ANN ARBOR—On September 22, 29, and October 6, the theatre company, Apollo's Troupe, will stage the theater adaptation of the poem, The Parliament of ...

Fair gave us ritual of poetry reading, love of literature and insight into philosophy  Shine News

Reading poems can be quick and convenient, but poetry moves us in ways that require patience and con.

In San Francisco's North Beach, pasta, poetry and uncertainty  Los Angeles Times

Some visit San Francisco's North Beach because it tastes like Italy, and some visit because it howls like the Beat Generation. But the times, they are a-changing.

Peanut Butter Falcon is 'a love poem to this community'  The Outer Banks Voice

Filmmakers Nilson (center) and Schwartz (right) along with East Carolina Radio's Tom Hoggard (photo by Mark Jurkowitz). This weekend, amid a swirl of warm ...

‘Love Sick’ strums the strings of passion, but not as dynamically as it could  The Washington Post

“Love Sick” is the on-the-nose title of actress-composer Ofra Daniel's song cycle about a woman driven mad by passion. Based on romantic poetry embedded in ...

Nora Quoirin's Irish mother moves mourners to tears with poem written for her beloved daughter's funeral  Irish Post

MEABH QUOIRIN moved mourners to tears with a powerful self-penned poem paying tribute to her late daughter Nora. The 15-year-old was laid to rest at a ...

Take a leaf out of her book: woodland poet’s search for inspiration in the trees  The Guardian

Tiffany Francis-Baker looks back on her six months as a Forestry Commission writer in residence – and urges us to take care of our woodlands.

Theater in L.A. this week: Bill Irwin's 'On Beckett,' Ethan Coen's 'A Play Is a Poem' and more  Los Angeles Times

New plays in L.A. for Sept. 15-22 include Bill Irwin's "On Beckett" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and Ethan Coen's "A Play Is a Poem" at the Taper.

Things to Do in DC This Week: The "African Mean Girls Play," Billy Bragg, and Cats  Washingtonian

You're going to have the BEST week in Washington.

Last Call: What's your favorite poem about food that isn't the plums one?  The Takeout

Over the past few years, Twitter users have been eager to show they paid attention in sophomore year English class by using William Carlos Williams' poem, ...

Instagram poetry: How social media is revitalizing an ancient art form  The State Press

Instagram poetry has changed the way students interact with the art form.

13 cool things about the Petaluma Poetry Walk  Petaluma Argus Courier

Let's face it. Whether or not you have ever personally attended Petaluma's legendary Poet Walk event, which has taken place annually for nearly a quarter of a ...

Cole Sprouse Shares Steamy Makeout With Lili Reinhart on Actress' Birthday  Yahoo Entertainment

"Riverdale" star Cole Sprouse is sharing an intimate moment with his on-screen and real-life girlfriend, Lili Reinhart, for her 23rd birthday. Posting a tribute to his ...

Pyrrha Releases Atticus Pendant to Benefit Love Is Louder  JCK

Pyrrha is offering a pendant featuring words from the poet Atticus, with proceeds from its sales to benefit the foundation Love Is Louder.

Two ancient Roman skeletons have been holding hands for 1,500 years, and they’re both men  PinkNews

Two ancient Roman skeletons found next to each other in Italy have been revealed by experts to both be men, and they have been holding hands for 1,500 ...

Enrique Martinez Celaya | The Universal Theory of Everything is Propped on a Pedestal  Flaunt Magazine

The Cuban-American artist's first solo exhibition at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles is open, informed by romanticism and impressionism, complemented by a ...

Philadelphia names 2019-20 Youth Poet Laureate  AL DIA News

Mia Concepcion is a South Philly native, and currently a senior at Science Leadership Academy.

Daniel Johnston, the Folk Poet of Devil Town  The Atlantic

While the songs of the influential musician, who died at 58, will endure, it's hard to say that he was properly appreciated in his time.

BARTOW BIO: Lee secures job at her childhood second home  Daily Tribune News

Jesse Lee has managed to turn her childhood love into a rewarding full-time job that could potentially lead to a career. In February, Lee began working as the ...

I Found Love With An Old Friend I Hadn't Seen In 60 Years  HuffPost UK

For a collaboration between HuffPost UK and The Moth, author Cynthia Riggs tells her story of falling for an old friend through cryptic letters.

'One Must Sing Before Tongues Are Tied': A Poet On Art And Survival In Kashmir Post Article 370  HuffPost India

Kashmiri poet, filmmaker and academic Asiya Zahoor talks about Article 370, the significance of the Chinar tree in Kashmir, and the necessity of expression and ...

Previous story Wendy Morton named Juan de Fuca's poet laureate  Sooke News Mirror

The award-winning poet has long been the voice of the community.

Busboys & Poets To Open In Columbia By 2020  CBS Baltimore

COLUMBIA, MD. (WJZ) — If you live in the Baltimore area and have never experienced the bookstore and restaurant that DC folks love, you'll be able to soon.

Six Things to Do With Noam Sienna's New Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts  Jewschool

It is hard to imagine the reader competent to review Noam Sienna's new book, A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts From The First Century ...

12 YA Recommendations Based On Your Favorite Poe Poem  Book Riot

Fall is coming, and it's time to get spooky! Check out these YA books like Edgar Allan Poe poems and match your favorite with a great read.

Song and dance, poems and jokes  UTSA The Paisano

Students with diverse talents filled the Paseo Courtyard on Sept. 15 to perform and watch the Open. Mic Night hosted by the UTSA Student Union. Creativity was ...

Visionaries Marcel Wanders and Ross Lovegrove dialogue on plastics and design  LifeGate

Two world-famous designers, Ross Lovegrove and Marcel Wanders, on the relationship between plastic and design. The stimulus for this conversation was ...

Alex's praise poet cop hogs the airwaves  Alex News

ALEXANDRA – Constable Mbalathi's praise poetry rings sweetly in the ear.

Yayoi Kusama's 'LOVE IS CALLING' Will Bring An Infinity Of Whimsical Polka-Dotted Tentacles To ICA  WBUR

One of the artist's famed “Infinity Mirror Rooms” is coming to the ICA, with soft-sculpted inflatable tentacles dangling from the ceiling and springing from the floor ...

Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan marks unique London concert  Hindustan Times

Hosted by the Nehru Centre, the cultural wing of the Indian high commission, the concert by noted London-based singer-composer Swati Natekar encompassed ...

‘For Love of Orcas’ reading and gallery walk  Journal of the San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art. The San Juan Islands Museum of Art in conjunction with their current exhibition, “DEEP DIVE” will host a gallery walk and ...

Yankee Notebook: Poet, wanderer, observer | Weekend Magazine  Rutland Herald

There are places on this planet where the earth speaks. I suspect there are fewer of them each year because, perhaps, they've gone silent, or because their ...

How Hailee Steinfeld and Dickinson creator are welcoming the legendary poet into the modern era  Entertainment Weekly News

Star Hailee Steinfeld and 'Dickinson' creator Alena Smith tease their forthcoming Apple TV+ series and the prospect of seeing Emily Dickinson as 'a voice ...

All the Poets (Musicians on Writing): Eleanor Friedberger  lareviewofbooks

In this monthly series, Scott Timberg interviews musicians on the literary work that has inspired and informed their music.

National Poetry Day 2019  Love Andover

Poets from Andover are being invited to participate in this national event being held on the 3rd October 2019. Whether you are new to creative writing, or a.

Richard Dawkins: ‘Brexit is now a religion. They don’t mind if they destroy the country’  The Irish Times

The atheist biologist has written a new book about God but what really worries him is closer to home.

Meet the inspiring poet exploring faith, race, and gender politics through her words  Asian Image

A postgraduate student is using poetry to write about her personal cultural experiences.

An Astonishing New Cancer Memoir Brings Radical Politics to the Genre  The Nation

Anne Boyer's The Undying insists on a Marxist and feminist reading of the disease, opposing narratives confined to individual triumph or tragedy.

O, for a draught of vintage: Keats House scraps plan to sell alcohol  The Guardian

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know,” the Romantic poet John Keats wrote in a letter ...

Why is the young Kenyan man so angry?  nation.co.ke

What makes today's young man so frustrated? Can his situation be redeemed?

Booksellers vote for top poetry books from last 25 years  Independent.ie

A poetry collection by the late Maya Angelou and a book-length poem dramatising a river are among the works on a list of the 25 favourite poetry books from the ...

Apple showcases period drama 'Dickinson' | Tv  Gulf News

Apple TV+ premiered its first show at the Tribeca TV Festival on Saturday, flaunting feminist snark, lavish period costumes and a star-studded cast in 'Dickinson,' ...

Nora Quoirin’s mum’s heartbreaking poem to ‘gruffest angel ever made’ as teen, 15, is laid to rest in emotion  The Sun

TRAGIC Nora Quoirin was laid to rest today as her mum read a moving poem to the "gruffest angel ever made"at her funeral. The 15-year-old's body was ...

Jenny Hval on her beguiling, inquisitive new album The Practice of Love  The FADER

Norwegian experimental pop artist Jenny Hval talks about finding stillness in the midst of apocalypse on her new album.