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The Atlantic

The Love Between Man and Beast
The Atlantic
“One night, on my way to film Abba Yusuf, I met a young poet, Elias Shagiz Adonay Tesfaye, who spoke to me about love and heartbreak,” Beshir said. As the filmmaker and the poet zigzagged the labyrinth of the walled city, Tesfaye began reciting his poetry.


Hartford Courant

The Poems Of Benjamin S. Grossberg: Untangling Sex, Love And Death
Hartford Courant
Benjamin S. Grossberg, director of creative writing at the University of Hartford, came of age during the toughest years of the AIDS crisis, so for him sex, love, and death became tangled, and his early poems were attempts to separate these threads ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

From Walt Whitman to Carol Ann Duffy: The most romantic love poems
Telegraph.co.uk
"Love knows not 'mine' or 'thine'": Here Christina Rossetti champions mutual, adoring love between two people. Not just for the starstruck lover, this poem explores the symbiotic relationship of love with charming modesty. The canon of love poetry ...


New Jersey Stage

American Poetry Theater Presents "Gun Love"
New Jersey Stage
(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- The American Poetry Theater presents Gun Love from October 5-7. The play, written by cast and community members, runs about one hour and is a collection of monologues and a skit dealing with gun violence in America.


Deccan Chronicle

Is smutty 'gay love' poetry now kosher?
Deccan Chronicle
If there were no Article 377 in the decades before and after Partition, would Anjuman-e-Jaanbazgan (society of the valiant) been an open, registered organisation in Hyderabad? It probably would. In fact, as long as the feudal hangover lasted, such ...


Al-Monitor

To Beirut, with love: Young poet to represent Mideast in world competition
Al-Monitor
Article Summary. Rabab Chamseddine, a 21-year-old Lebanese poet, is headed for Paris for the World Poetry Slam next year after winning the Beirut Poetry Slam with works that tackled notions of self and country.


Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Poet, writer Michael Shaeffer bringing more chicken to the stage
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The night is described as “an evening of humorous anecdotes, whimsical poetry, and song covering love and loss, beauty and braggadocio.” It's billed as “Chicken Soup for the Frostbit Soul.” “The title references the successful 'Chicken Soup' series ...


Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Theater review: A flutter of emotions showcases FDA's 'Shakespeare in Love'
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
She loves poetry and desperately wants to be a player in his company, yet, because of the laws of the age, women are not allowed to perform on stage. Naturally, she does what anyone in the Shakespearean universe would do, despite all the potential ...


Authors: Teacher turned poet shares writting lessons from his brother
Coastal Observer
That's one of the stories that Tim may talk about during “Pat Conroy's Love of Poetry” at the Waccamaw Library Sept. 27 at 10 a.m.. Tim, who published his first poetry anthology, “Theologies of Terrain,” last year, has made a series of appearances to ...


The Guardian

Danez Smith becomes youngest winner of Forward poetry prize
The Guardian
It's not just about reducing a poet and saying they're writing about police brutality in America. It's about injustice and it's about countering inequality with a stance of saying 'I'm going to get up and speak out, I'm going to externalise my reality ...

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The Christian Century

Poetry for the sake of creation
The Christian Century
This is the love that perceives another's integrity and wills their well-being. In this way, the disruptive space and the generative act of attention that poetry make possible become gifts whereby we might imagine the wounded world, like a mistreated ...


News24

Nomzamo poet aims to give township-generated verse a boost
News24
“I am inspired by ancient things and I see poetry as a calling for me, not just merely a form of art,” he says. The Nomzamo resident's love for poetry was born early, while he was still at school and he started penning his own works. In 2009, a high ...


J-14 Magazine

New Ink: Lucy Hale Adds A Meaningful Tattoo To Her Growing Collection
J-14 Magazine
The 29-year-old Pretty Little Liars alum took to Instagram to share a photo of her new tattoo. "Love her but leave her wild," the arm tattoo reads. So what is the meaning behind Lucy Hale's tattoo? The phrase is actually from Atticus Poetry, and ...

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Washington Post

There's no such thing as a good wedding poem
Washington Post
One of the few hazards of being an English professor is that when a friend or relative gets married, they might invite you to read a love poem at the wedding. It's an honor to be asked, of course, but I've also found it surprisingly difficult to choose ...
I dare you to find me a good wedding poemSFGate

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Today's Birthday 21/9
Daily Mail
From a young age he pursued his first love, poetry. He became fascinated by the works of poet Federico Garcia Lorca as well as stories of the Old Testament. Following a degree in English literature at McGill University in 1955, Cohen spent a term at ...


Washington Post

Gun violence, loss, grief and love: Three poets grapple with emotional turmoil
Washington Post
Kelly Forsythe's startling debut, “Perennial” (Coffee House), asks two timely, important questions: What leads to mass school shootings? And how do survivors deal with the violence afterward? The book, which tells the story of the Columbine High School ...


Inquirer.net

These contemporary poets churn out lines that are relatable AF
Inquirer.net
Regardless if you're a fan or not, you can't argue about Rupi's role on poetry's comeback. Although she's currently the most popular poet around, there are other poets today, who deserve as much praise as her. If you love Rupi's literary style, make ...

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The Independent

The Book List: The poems that give 'Dead Poets Society' life
The Independent
Not all the poems are widely known. Charlie's commentary on a Playboy centrefold (“Teach me to Love? Go teach thy self more wit”) comes from Abraham Cowley's The Prophet, while the rather bloodthirsty “The Ballad of William Bloat” with its twist in the ...


University News

Swordfish Tom's: A speakeasy with a love for poetry
University News
Stroll through the Crossroads Art district, and you'll see many peculiar storefronts, coffee shops, art galleries and other locally owned businesses. Take a turn down an alley off 19th Terrace, make your way through a nondescript gray door, and ...


The New Yorker

Nick Flynn Reads Zoë Hitzig
The New Yorker
Should we hear the poem? Nick Flynn: Sure, I'd love to, yeah. Kevin Young: Yeah, let's hear it. Nick Flynn reads "Objectivity as Blanket". Kevin Young: That was "Objectivity as Blanket," by Zoë Hitzig, which ran in the March 20, 2017, issue of the ...


Cleveland Scene

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry
Cleveland Scene
If you know by heart the lyrics to your favorite song, you already love one kind of poetry. You love another whenever you laugh at a joke or groan over a bad pun. The jargon of your profession and the slang you speak with friends are poetry. So are the ...


NAIJA.NG

5 poems about school for your kids
NAIJA.NG
If you want your child to know and love the best poetry, then these poems about school will work well. They are funny, interesting, witty – everything that kids love. Do not waste time, learn these poems with your kid; all his or her classmates will be ...


Prince George Citizen

Performance poet Koyczan hits the road
Prince George Citizen
Spoken word poetry, part of the reason I do it, is I love language. With opera, everything you write, everything that comes out of the singers' mouths, has to be very vowelly, and it all has to be used to propel the story. There wasn't a lot of room ...


Express.co.uk

'He loved her and she loved him' - Princess Margaret's SECRET love letters to another man
Express.co.uk
“The beauty in it and the poetry lifted my heart again.” In another one, she added: “I think all the time of you.” Princess Margaret and Mr Douglas-Home are thought to have began a secret relationship just before Christmas in 1966, after they met at ...

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The Verge

There's a lion in London's Trafalgar Square that eats words and roars AI-generated poetry
The Verge
The lion then roars at the crowd (a sound which is more ethereal than animal, full of swelling strings and distant screams) while a screen inside its mouth displays a snippet of AI-generated poetry based on their input. At night ... People would feed a ...


The Daily Herald

Everett's Mary Lambert to headline We Are Everett concert
The Daily Herald
Lambert's fame continued to rise with “Same Love”: She toured with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and performed with the hip-hop duo on the “MTV Video Music Awards,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Colbert Report.” She soon released the ... The two-time ...


MCCARTHY: A scientist and an artist
Yale Daily News (blog)
... poets were inspired by this blossoming interest in human anatomy and started concentrating sonnets on body parts like hearts, eyes and lips, deconstructing these as if they were individual organs in cadavers, as I discovered in a Renaissance love ...


AL.com

Birmingham poet discovers love for hometown only after leaving city, and hate, behind
AL.com
Jones' first book of poems, "Magic City Gospel," was published last January. It reveals her hate/love journey with her hometown, which she now embraces, simply, as home. It was a National Poetry Series finalist and a silver medalist in the poetry in ...


Kenyon Collegian

Kenyon Review Fellows read personal poetry and nonfiction
Kenyon Collegian
Wilson, the first of the writers to read, has an unusual background — he has experience writing not only poetry but also dialogue for video games. Wilson's work has a particular focus on the topic of romantic love that overwhelmingly charmed the ...


Pacific Northwest Inlander

Spokane poet Laura Read embraces vulnerability in her new collection, Dresses from the Old Country
Pacific Northwest Inlander
Despite her love of writing, Read doesn't hesitate to say she's a teacher first, not a poet. At SCC she teaches composition, creative writing and, every so often, a poetry-specific course. Mark Anderson, Spokane's current poet laureate, has experienced ...

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