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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 ...


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
The script by Nicole Jefferson Asher toggles between sharp observations about wordcraft and some “Dynasty”- or Tyler Perry-level soap operatics. RZA's direction lacks visual personality, but he keeps the narrative moving and elicits strong performances ...
RZA's 'Love Beats Rhymes' spins out clichésLos Angeles Times

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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 ...


Loop Barbados

BDF not letting up on HIV/AIDS threat
Loop Barbados
Commander Clarke was speaking as the BDF partnered with the Barbados Government Information Service to bring to Barbadians, “Love Poetry and Song 2018”. “We support all programmes that increase awareness among our internal military community, the ...


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 ...


Love Telugu Literature? Let's Not Forget These Iconic Poets Who Have Shaped It
The Better India
He viewed poetry as a divine gift, one to be used for salvation. Palkuriki Somnatha: The birthplace of this great poet is uncertain, as there is a village called Palkuriki in Warangal, as well as in Karnataka. He lived during the 12th or 13th century ...


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 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 ...


Londonist

It's The Poetry Night You'll Drunkenly Fall In Love With – Whether You Like Poetry Or Not
Londonist
A chorus of rattling milk bottles reverberates around the Soho basement where we're cocooned for the night. It is 11.40pm, we are a bottle of house wine deep and already the floor is chanting 'OLD BASTARD' at Martin Galton, the first act of the night ...


Evening Standard

Helena Bonham Carter on the power of poetry: It's the time for badass rebel women like us
Evening Standard
Producing a well-thumbed copy of A Poem for Every Day of the Year, Bonham Carter then asks if I'd like to hear her read aloud “as a little pressie”. She and Russell Beale split the workload of who would read what pretty evenly, she says, although “when ...


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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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 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 ...


CBC.ca

7 Canadian books to read if you love the poetry of Alden Nowlan
CBC.ca
Dionne Brand is a Canadian poet, novelist, essayist and documentarian. (Jason Chow/McClelland & Stewart). What it's about: Inventory is a book-length poem that shows Dionne Brand at simultaneously her most incisive and her most generous-hearted. In ...


Oxonian Review

All the Home I Need
Oxonian Review
The poem is a linguistic resistance to stereotype and, in its resistance, an embrace of love and connection. In the poem, the speaker weighs a story of Zambia (Chingonyi's home) as told by a newsreader with that told by his mother. Although his mother ...


Complex

How Fatima Al Qadiri Uses the Internet to Create Multidisciplinary Protest Poetry
Complex
For years, Al Qadiri and longtime collaborator Khalid Al Gharaballi have explored queer and genderless personas through video and photography, garnering inspiration from their image searches, YouTube videos, and group chats alike. Released in October ...


Insider Louisville

Louisville's 'Love in the Streets' program seeks sidewalk poems
Insider Louisville
Similar to what other cities do, Louisville will add sidewalk poetry downtown in 2018. | Art found in St. Paul, Minn. This week, submissions close for “Love in the Street,” a poetry-based public art initiative hosted by Louisville Metro. Hopeful poets ...


New York Times

Review: In 'Today Is My Birthday,' Love Is a Butt Dial
New York Times
But the chance to discover what's effective and what isn't in a young playwright's work is, after all, why Page 73 devotes itself to “developing the most talented early-career voices.” The company's alumni include multiple prizewinners like Quiara ...


HuffPost

Love Overcomes Life's Obstacles
HuffPost
We were all raised by a poet of a father who read us love poetry instead of nursery rhymes, so it was only appropriate for the oldest to follow suit. She would never know the impact that discovery had on my young brain . . . and heart. Rowaida, my ...


Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

Stones and stanzas – Pre-Islamic poetry … a step back from 'ignorance'
Arab Times Kuwait English Daily
An arsenal of poetry that were narrated through generations are now slowly finding its earliest records. There have been numerous discoveries of written Pre-Islamic Arabic poetry from around the Arabian Peninsula, mostly carved in stones dating as far ...

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Remezcla (blog)

In Her Debut Book, Salvadoran-American Poet Yesika Salgado Pours Her Heart Out to Help You Heal
Remezcla (blog)
Yesika Salgado is the picture of confidence. With her signature red lipstick, unapologetically bold fashion, and raw honesty, which peppers her debut book, the Salvadoran-American poet serves as an inspiration to her followers. But growing up, she ...


Press Herald

Founder of Maine-based Dead Poets Society gets a tombstone for the ages
Press Herald
Skold, who is moving from Freeport, Maine, to Pennsylvania, has documented the final resting places of hundreds of American poets since he launched the Dead Poets Society in 2008. The society's name was inspired by the 1989 Robin Williams movie about a ...
Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women – VarietyVariety
Geraldo Rivera on Twitter: "Sad about @MLauer great guy, highly skilled & empathetic w guests & a real gentleman to ...Twitter
Geraldo Rivera on Twitter: "Reaction to my tweets today on #sexharassment makes clear I didn't sufficiently explain ...Twitter

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TeenVogue.com

Cupcakke Talks Sex Positivity, Self Love, and Double Standards Women Face
TeenVogue.com
I went home and did that — started putting my poems over rap. TV: You've gotten a lot of praise for your sex-positive lyrics. What inspires you to be so open? C: I write about everything. I make drill music, [but I also] make deep music, sex music ...


Shepherd Express

MinkTronics Present Poetry, Music, Love, Death (and Mink?)
Shepherd Express
Charles P. Ries and the MinkTronics were brought together by a confluence of commonalities. Heading the list, as their name suggests, are shared experiences in a little-known rural Wisconsin industry: mink farming. Bassist Kevin Rautmann and guitarist ...


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 ...


Scroll.in

Watch: Perumal Murugan speaks about folklore, caste and poetry as a political statement
Scroll.in
With Kannan Sundaram, publisher Kalachuvadu Pathippagam translating Murugan's words, the conversation centred on caste, poetry and the influence of folklore in his writing. The Tamil writer has recently published a collection of short stories titled ...


Washington Post

Vietnam's victims take to the page in 'Inheriting the War'
Washington Post
Poet in Spain (Knopf) is the first new volume since 1991 of translations of the work of Federico García Lorca, one of most important Spanish poets of the 20th century. In this bilingual edition, award-winning poet Sarah Arvio gives readers her version ...

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Independent.ie

What Lies Beneath: John Montague by Colin Davidson
Independent.ie
His poetry reflects this." Though Montague compared the making of poems to the dropping of rose petals into the Grand Canyon, a futile act, those very rose petals change the Grand Canyon, making it more interesting, more beautiful. John Montague's All ...


Minster FM

Posthumous collection of poetry from a much loved crime writer
Minster FM
Acclaimed York crime writer Helen Cadbury (1965-2017) published three successful novels and won the Northern Crime Award for her debut. But when she was told she had terminal cancer, it was her first love poetry, to which she returned. Forever, Now ...

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