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Student discovers little known Siegfried Sassoon poem to young lover  The Guardian

Heartfelt handwritten lines from the war poet 'fell into the lap' of researcher who was trawling through theatre director's letters. Dalya Alberge. Sun 9 Jun 2019 ...

Myanmar love poem saved by devotion of fans  The Hindu

A Myanmar love poem will remain on the national curriculum after the government's plans to scrap it over fears it promoted smoking sparked widespread public ...

Passaic County Community College honors Paterson student poetry contest winners  NorthJersey.com

Passaic County Community College honored winners in Paterson's 25th annual citywide poetry contest.

New & Noteworthy Poetry From Tina Chang, Natalie Scenters-Zapico and More  The New York Times

A selection of recent poetry books; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

DREAMFINDERS: Sophie Jo Talks Writing Disney Parks Poetry and Her...  wdwnt.com

Sophie Jo chats with Nathan about writing Disney parks poetry, her first experience in Phantom Manor, and how Disney makes her happy cry.

A gay first lady? Yes, we’ve already had one, and here are her love letters.  The Washington Post

Rose Cleveland declared her passion for the woman she had a relationship with spanning three decades in letter after letter.

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon honoured for his love of poetry  BreakingNews.ie

The veteran performed some of his songs at an event in New York.

For the love of poetry | TNS  The News on Sunday

With his translation of some of the best works by legendary poet Sachal Sarmast, Ghaffar has once again, outdone himself.

Love, Death, and Magic: 22 Gorgeous Victorian Poems  Book Riot

These 22 beauitful Victorian poems have, for one reason or another, stuck in my mind. Love, death, magic - they cover a range of topics.

US names first Native American woman poet laureate  TRT World

The poems of Joy Harjo, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, are "carriers of dreams, knowledge and wisdom," US Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, ...

2 local poets: 'The spirit of activism has always been in LA poetry'  kcrw.com

Southern California may not get the credit it deserves for its strong literary community and a great spoken word scene. However, poets Shonda Buchanan and ...

Lost Siegfried Sassoon love poem discovered by Warwick PhD student  The National Student

A PhD student has found a previously unpublished poem by Siegfried Sassoon during his research on director Glen Byam Shaw, to whom the short love poem ...

Youth Poet Laureate's 'Love Poem to Oakland'  KQED

Oakland will pick it's new youth poet laureate on June 7th. But before the new honoree is named, Forum talks with 16-year-old Leila Mottley, the city's cur.

Q&A: Tristen talks Poe, poetry and parenting ahead of the ICDD Block Party  Little Village

Beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, the Iowa City Downtown District will present the third annual Downtown Block Party. This year's offerings are bigger ...

Local writer mixes love of poetry, English culture in new children's book  Montgomery County Sentinel

Pirates are more than potentially menacing people who attack and steal from a ship at sea. They are a vivid and beloved part of children's imaginations.

Spoken Word Is The Most Empowering Art Form Out There – 5 Women Tell Us Why  Refinery29

Forget what you *think* you know about spoken word. It's personal, political and empowering. Five women tell us why you'll want to get on board.

Literary love affair  The Ellsworth American

BLUE HILL — The success of a play such as “Dear Elizabeth,” which opened at the Town Hall Theater last weekend, rests almost entirely on the shoulders of.

Natasha Trethewey Reads Charles Wright  The New Yorker

Natasha Trethewey joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Charles Wright's poem “Toadstools,” and her own poem “Repentance.”

Connecting people through poetry: St. Louis team prepares for 20th annual Rustbelt Poetry Slam  STLtoday.com

My city refuse to perish, but my city be dying. My city been dying. My city be bullets and bullets and bullets and bullets and bodies and bodies and bodies,

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Our Families Couldn’t Know’  The New York Times

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words. For this issue, we sought stories from our Indian readers.

Bette Midler writes anti-Trump poem: 'There once was a girl from Slovenia'  Yahoo Movies

The singer and actress mocked Donald and Melania Trump in a new tweet.

15 Beautiful Birthday Poems  Book Riot

A list of birthday poems from classic poets to contemporary writers and thoughtful to humorous perfect for any birthday celebration.

Will You Love This Book In All Its 'Damaged Glory'? Maybe  NPR

Raphael Bob-Waksberg's new short story collection, Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory, opens with an Internet date that's going well.

For the love of poetry: Meet the 70-yr-old reviving Telugu padyams on his blog  The News Minute

It may be a cliché to call 70-year-old Kandi Shankaraiah a 'one-man army' who is working tirelessly to revive Telugu literature. But it isn't an exaggeration if one ...

Student unearths long lost gay love poem from famous writer to young lover  Queerty

Well, here's a perfectly timed Pride discovery. A student in the UK has uncovered a lost love poem by celebrated British poet Siegfried Sassoon, written to his ...

Rob Schlegel: The Poet in the Parent  MTPR

With calm abandon, Rob Schlegel stands among the genderless trees to shake notions of masculinity and fatherhood. Schlegel incorporates the visionary into.

Bette Midler Continues Trump Twitter Wars With Doggerel Poem On Melania  Deadline

Bette Midler Continues Trump Twitter Wars With Doggerel Poem On Melania.

Question of Taste: Olivia O'Leary chooses her favourite poets, music and films  Irish Examiner

RTÉ broadcaster Olivia O'Leary will be at the Amergin Solstice Poetry Gathering in Waterville, Co Kerry, over the next few days. Originally from Borris, Co Carlow ...

How to Celebrate Walt Whitman’s Two-Hundredth Birthday  The New Yorker

This year we celebrate the two-hundredth birthday of Walt Whitman; and by “we” I mean all of us who take conscious pleasure in speaking American English.

Wales Book of the Year 2019: Poet Ailbhe Darcy wins award  BBC News

Cardiff-based poet Ailbhe Darcy has won the Wales Book of the Year Award 2019. Her collection Insistence was called a "thoroughly human project" and ...

A tale of love illustrated with lowercase letters is among this week’s new books  St. Paul Pioneer Press

“u&i” by Michael Hall (Mango Publishing, $18.99). Who could tell the story of a courtship and marriage in 350 words, illustrated only by the letters “i” and “u,” plus ...

Genderqueer poet Andrea Gibson performs ‘First Love’  PinkNews

Genderqueer award-winning poet and LGBT+ activist Andrea Gibson performs a beautiful poem about their first love and finding their place in the world.

At Kamakura, dinner is part 10-course tone poem, part sake crash course  The Boston Globe

The Japanese restaurant, offering kaiseki and more, brings something different to downtown Boston.

Big Grove celebrates Walt Whitman's 200th birthday  UI The Daily Iowan

How would you celebrate your 200th birthday? For famed poet Walt Whitman, the bicentennial festivities in Iowa City spanned an entire week and wound to a ...

Pride month: These 18th-century Ottoman manuscripts feature poems, images celebrating same-sex love  Scroll.in

The pictures raise important questions about sexuality and identity in 17th- and 18th-century Turkey.

Leonard Cohen’s love letters to his muse, Marianne Ihlen, sell for $876,000 at auction  Los Angeles Times

Dozens of love letters written by singer-songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen sold at auction last Thursday for a total of $876000.

Celebrating 25 Years of Lake Affect — Magazine, That Is  Spectrum News

Pick up a copy of Lake Effect Magazine and readers will notice it has local roots. The magazine, celebrating its 25 th anniversary this year, is independently ...

Poet laureate of Twitter warns joy is being taken out of social media  Camden New Journal newspapers website

Provides local news from the Camden, Islington and Westminster areas.

Haunting and hallucinatory: hospital poems from Hugo Williams  Spectator.co.uk

Hugo Williams's wryly candid reports from the front lines of sex and family life are a perennial delight. Often timeless, they also frequently bring the…


Inspired by Common's 1994 'I Used to Love H.E.R.', director and playwright Goldie E. Patrick has brought together a dynamic cast of five to tell the story of the ...

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 21 June 2019  Londonist

FILM FESTIVAL: Cross your fingers for good weather as the Summer Love Open Air Film Festival begins. Screenings take place on the steps by the water in ...

It’s only words... An excerpt from the book of poetry, Love Without A Story!  DNA India

I was eight when I looked through a keyhole. and saw my mother in the drawing room in her hibiscus silk sari,. her fingers slender around a glass of iced cola.

‘Cats’ at the Forrest: Dazzling, fun-loving parade of fabulous felines  The Philadelphia Inquirer

More than 35 years old, "Cats" is among the first of the globetrotting mega-musicals, with more flash and fun than *content*. But it's a fun-loving, childlike parade of ...

Poem Dreamt on a Plane, or, Fragility  lareviewofbooks

JUNE 19, 2019. This piece appears in the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal: The Occult, No. 22. To receive the LARB Quarterly Journal, become ...

Downtown mural inspired by Dayton poet is a message to the community  dayton.com

A downtown Dayton mural designed by Dayton artist Amy Deal was inspired by a Paul Laurence Dunbar poem "The Dove."

Anderson Cooper Pays Tribute to Mother Gloria Vanderbilt on Instagram  HarpersBAZAAR.com

Anderson Cooper paid tribute to his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, on Instagram today. "My mom believed in love more than anyone," he wrote in a heartfelt post.

9 New Books We Recommend This Week  The New York Times

Books are like food. Sometimes you nosh on a little of this and a little of that — méli-mélo, the French say — other times you spend a month eating a whole cow.

Faber & Faber: by Toby Faber review – the untold story of a publishing giant  The Guardian

All publishing houses have archives, but for anyone interested in 20th-century literature the archive of Faber & Faber is a fabled treasure house. This is the firm ...

Murdered Jason's girl pens poem to 'awesome, loving dad'  Herald.ie

The daughter of murdered Irishman Jason Corbett wrote a heartfelt poem for him on Father's Day, in which she thanked him for "my wonderful life".

Danez Smith: Reimagining Ourselves in an Increasingly Queer World  The New York Times

The poet Danez Smith says the shifting sands have revealed what we've known for years: that queer people are innovators of body, mind and spirit.

We must dig deeply to unravel the facts in history: Ramnath Subramanian  El Paso Times

The impressions that one creates of things are just that: impressions. To get to the truth, one has to dig deeply and get to know the subjects.

Love of Ilkley Moor inspires artists  Wharfedale Observer

AS part of this year's highly anticipated Ilkley Art Trail, five local artists will be celebrating the much-loved Ilkley Moor in a joint…

Jason Corbett’s daughter shares heartwarming Father’s Day poem to 'amazing and loving dad'  Extra.ie

The young daughter of murdered man Jason Corbett shared a heartwarming poem to mark Father's Day yesterday. The moving piece, written by 12-year-old ...

26 Amazing Books by LGBTQ+ Authors You Should Add to Your Bookshelf  Mental Floss

Celebrate the many contributions to literature that LGBTQ+ authors have made with these great reads by Danez Smith, Dorothy Allison, Alexander Chee, Alice ...

‘Echo in the Canyon’: Jakob Dylan signs a love letter to ’60s folk/rock scene in Laurel Canyon  Chicago Sun-Times

With the screen still black, “Echo in the Canyon” kicks in with the famous jangling guitar open to the Byrds' classic 1965 rendition of Pete Seeger's “Turn! Turn!

The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poetic explosion of love and home  CNET

The first thing about The Last Black Man In San Francisco that grabbed my attention was the title. It projects a vibe of activism, sadness, pride and gentrification ...

30 Years of Dead Poets Society and Loving Literature  Cultured Vultures

30 years later, we plunge in to take a deeper look at what makes Dead Poets Society such a great movie.

Manchester agency delivers a ‘Love poem from the heart’ to raise awareness of heart disease in women  Business Up North

Havas Lynx Group, which employs 350 people across offices in Manchester and London, has created a unique 'LuvDub' radio commercial that is being used to ...

Leonard Cohen's love letters sell at auction for 5 times more than expected  CBC.ca

A collection of more than 50 love letters written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen to the woman who inspired So Long, Marianne has sold at ...

Influencers Transcript: Kevin Love, June 20, 2019  Yahoo Finance

ANDY SERWER: Many influencers master a single talent, but that doesn't make them one dimensional. Basketball star Kevin Love knows this well.

Poet's Corner: Why I Love Maine  Daily Bulldog

Why I Love Maine Quiet, tranquil star filled nights A place where you can see the sights Majestic mountains rising tall Atlantic Ocean makes you feel small ...

Don't Waste My Time: A Self-Love & Poetry Tour  Very Local New Orleans

STOP wasting your time on people that don't deserve it! Join Ace as he provides tangible road maps to avoid such people. More is Happening. View All Local ...

Peter Whitehead, 82, Swinging-’60s Filmmaker, Is Dead  The New York Times

Peter Whitehead, a British filmmaker whose movies both captured and helped define that moment in time labeled the Swinging '60s, replete with early footage of ...

Tweeters are sharing their 'worst depression meal' in a funny viral post  TODAY

Chik-fil-a sauce on toast, peanuts in milk, pickles and more shocking "depression meals" surfaced in a viral tweet about meals on a budget.

Love Is: A Crowdsourced Valentine's Day Poem  NPR

Poet Kwame Alexander's latest community poem is inspired by kids' definitions of love, touching on everything from ephemeral connections and puppy kisses to ...

Living in Nature's Wonderland  Love Andover

Beautiful fluttering butterflies and busy buzzing bees. Hedgehogs, rabbits, birds, plants and thousands of planted trees. Harmony Woods, a beautiful spot, ...

For Maleah, in another universe [Poem]  Houston Chronicle

Editor's note: The remains of Maleah Davis, a Houston four-year-old, were discovered Friday night in Arkansas, by the side of Interstate 30. Alive, you're riding a ...

Poetry-loving cyclist expresses appreciation of 'Muddy Mile' improvement  Leigh Journal

A POETRY lover has expressed his support for the improvement of a cycle path through the art of rhyme.

Affairs of the heart: Our affection for love poetry shows no sign of fading  Irish Examiner

Our love affair with love poetry's as old as time and showing no signs of fading, writes Rita de Brún. Time was when the Bible was considered the oldest book ...

Is love best expressed with poetry?  The Guardian

A poet struggles for words during a marriage proposal, leading to the question: Is poetry really better at capturing our feelings than plain old prose? Tell us in the ...

Love, poetry and pan-Arabism: The broken dream of Balqis and Nizar  Middle East Eye

Every year, Arab scholars commemorate the 1981 assassination of Balqis al-Rawi, wife of poet Nizar Qabbani. He stopped writing about love - and the Arab ...

A Poetry Professor Critiques Justin Bieber’s Love Poem to Hailey Baldwin  The Cut

Creative writing professor Jeffrey McDaniel critiques Justin Bieber's Instagram love poem to Hailey Bieber (formerly Baldwin).

“Love Poems (For Married People)” Author John Kenney: Being with another person is when all the crazy stuff happens  WGN Radio - Chicago

Love Poems (For Married People) Author John Kenney joins John Williams to explain why he created a satirical take on love poetry. But then, he goes into why ...

Paul Muldoon: On My Culture Radar  The Irish Times

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet on his love of Derry Girls, Glen Hansard's new album and Etto.

Secret Admirer Delivers Love Poetry Written on Mango to His Crush  The Epoch Times

In a romantic confession, a man gave a love poem written on a mango to his bus driver. However, the woman is already married, and wished the man the best.

Code Switch Book Club, Summer 2019 : Code Switch  NPR

For this summer reading list, our listeners suggested a lot of great history, compelling fiction, a few memoirs — and Jane Austen, reimagined with brown people!

Why we are in love with poetry again  Telegraph.co.uk

It's official: poetry is more popular than cricket. It was recently reported that, in any given year, more adults in England wrote a poem than played in a cricket ...

Bishop Curry on ‘love poetry’ and the royal wedding  PBS NewsHour

On our Bookshelf: the power of love to change who we are and the world around us. The head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, ...

Seeking poems of love for seventh annual Herald-Mail Media Love Poetry Contest  Herald-Mail Media

Herald-Mail Media invites readers to compose and enter love poetry in the seventh annual Herald-Mail Media Love Poetry Contest.

Poet Mary Oliver Wrote Plainly and Affectingly of Love and Loss  The Cut

On the occasion of the popular and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver's death, several excerpts of her work.

For an Ohio Poet, Love Is What Gets Us Through  The New York Times

Marcus Jackson's collection “Pardon My Heart” celebrates the way deep emotion unfogs and energizes the experience of living.

Q&A: First Wave fellow Natasha Oladokun teaches love poems as an act of political protest  Madison.com

Natasha Oladokun is a poet, but she didn't grow up reading much poetry. She wasn't really aware contemporary poets existed or that poetry was a legitimate ...

Linda Gregg, award-winning poet who explored love and loss, dies at 76  Los Angeles Times

Linda Gregg, an award-winning poet whose muse followed her in her wanderings from the wilds of Northern California to the rugged hills of Greece, from the ...

The 10 types of poems you should know if you love poetry  Times of India

The poetry as we know now has undergone significant evolution around the globe and has never failed to mesmerise our literary or artistic faculty. If you're really ...

‘How to Love a Country’ and other best poetry collections to read this month  The Washington Post

Richard Blanco, who read at President Obama's second inauguration, wrestles with the contradictions of American history in his latest book of poems, “How to ...

10 Poetry Audiobooks Everyone Will Love :: Books :: audiobooks  Paste Magazine

Poetry collections by Mary Oliver, Nikita Gill, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more top our list of must-listen audiobooks.

Boulder Poet Andrea Gibson Writes Through Love And War In 'Lord Of The Butterflies'  Colorado Public Radio

Boulder poet Andrea Gibson weaves together love poetry with entries that explore protests, gun violence, homophobia and even war. The complexities and ...

5 favorite love poems in honor of Valentine's Day February 13, 2019  USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Former California Poet Laureate and USC Dornsife Professor of English Carol Muske-Dukes selects a variety of poetic works that celebrate love, romance and ...

Falling in Love and Love Poetry  Prospectus

by: Paul R. Benson. When we dare to fall in love, it is as if our feet stand atop a precipice as we contemplate the leap of faith into the unknown. How far does one ...

What Is Love? Teachers, Share This Prompt With Your Students  NPR

NPR's Morning Edition is asking kids and students to write a poem with the prompt, "Love is." Teachers, please share this prompt with your class and submit their ...

An unraveling TV anchor. Love poems for busy spouses. John Kenney's new books chronicle our messy, modern lives  Los Angeles Times

John Kenney's just-released book "Love Poems for Married People" has recently been optioned by Ryan Reynolds' production company. The book offers quick ...

Love Is Never Simple: Love poems to be made into musical - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Love poems by Indonesian literary legends – from W.S. Rendra to Chairil Anwar – are set to charm audiences through a musical performance titled Cinta Tak ...

National Poetry Month: “My Dog Barfed” By BJ Love  Houston Public Media

In this sound portrait, we meet poet BJ Love. He talks about finding inspiration in small moments of everyday life, being married to another poet and how poetry ...

Slam poetry breathes new life into the age-old topic of love  The Dartmouth

Slam is a venue away from the traditional stuffiness of poetry, which is why it makes sense that the most fertile ground for slam is on the Internet. Both slam and ...

Michelangelo's Hilarious Love Poetry  National Catholic Register

Michelangelo was quite a talented fellow! I mean, the Pietà! The statue of David! The Sistine Chapel! The acclaimed sculptor, artist and architect was considered ...

Poetry winners offer insights on love, loss and joy  The Recorder

GREENFIELD — Finalists in the 28th annual Poet's Seat Poetry Contest, ranging from teenagers to adults, recited personal stories of love, loss and joy at ...

Let's Take a Deep Dive Into Justin Bieber's Insta Love Poem, Shall We?  ELLE.com

The Biebs is in a great mood, y'all. And he's determined to show it off. This weekend, he jumped into the comments on an Instagram post by Shawn Mendes, ...

"Poetry on the Porch" will host two poets to discuss poetry in the South  The Daily Tar Heel

The Love House, the headquarters for the Center for the Study of the American South, which is hosting the Poetry on the Porch event with Southern Culture ...