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Omid Safi's 'Radical Love' recenters Sufi poetry within Islam
Chron.com
Omid Safi's latest project was a labor of love, in the most literal sense. Safi lives in North Carolina, where he leads the Islamic Studies Center at Duke University. His fiancée is based in Switzerland. “We had a long-distance romance, a kind of old ...


WUNC

Finding Radical Love In Ancient Islamic Poetry
WUNC
His new book is “Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition” (Yale University Press/2018) and in it he translates the work of Muslim poets from Persian and Arabic to English. Safi drives home the idea that these medieval Islamic poets ...


Southwest Journal

Summer Poetry
Southwest Journal
Our extended winter and fast-forward spring led to an outpouring of interesting poems for summer. There was love (of course), remembered and ongoing. Kids and dogs. Plants. Poems about poetry. And lots of animals — otters, chameleons and kingifishers ...


Daily News & Analysis

Dhadak Title Track: Janhvi Kapoor-Ishaan Khatter look like poetry in motion in this vibrant love song
Daily News & Analysis
The title track of Janhvi Kapoor-Ishaan Khatter's Bollywood debut film Dhadak is finally out and it indeed captures the heart beat of the romantic drama. Karan Johar released the song today with a tweet that read,"Let the feeling of someone making your ...

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News24

Sweetwaters poet nominated for two PKA awards
News24
“My love for poetry started when I was still in high school. There was this one poem that we did at school, called Mama Liphi Igama Lami (Mother where is my name), where they wanted someone to recite it but nobody wanted to do it. So, I volunteered.


Irish Times

James Clarence Mangan, the rebel poet
Irish Times
In 1907, Joyce criticises Mangan's craven worship and love for Ireland, his beloved queen: “Young is she, and fair she is, and would be crowned a queen”. But, complains Joyce, she is “an abject queen upon whom…madness is come and death is coming”; ...


Boksburg Advertiser

Damelin student writes poetry book about love experiences
Boksburg Advertiser
Damelin Boksburg student, Tsholofelo Ngubeni has written a book, The Plethora Of Love Paradigms. The 21-year-old ambitious young woman from Vosloorus is completing her final year of a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Business Management ...


sundaymail.co.zw

Expressing love through poetry
sundaymail.co.zw
“When I came to submit my poem, I was told that it was too late since it was past the deadline but the lady I spoke to ended up allowing me to submit so I was very happy when I saw it in the paper. I wrote the poem on the day that I brought it here and ...


New York Times

A Hard Childhood Compressed Into Poetry, With Concision and Heat
New York Times
“Any love I find will be treason.” At times, the adult writer still sees himself — and imagines his mother seeing him — as monstrous: “truck stop prom queen in his dirt gown,” “grotesque muse / spinning marrow into lace.” That sense of oneself as a ...

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The Guardian

Poldark review – a tricky love triangle with passion, politics … and bare chests
The Guardian
Hugh Armitage, remember, the pretty, wounded war hero and writer of dreary, whiny love poetry – “Lips to my lips unfold/Tale of our love is told/Hallowed by sea and sand/Beauty was in my hand …” Actually, it was composed by Poldark creator Winston ...

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The Mercury

For better or verse as songwriters put poems to music
The Mercury
... 1990s with hits such as Ordinary Angels, Accidentally Kelly Street and Bizarre Love Triangle — turned straight to Dorothy Porter's posthumous book The Bee Hut, which was published after the acclaimed Melbourne poet's death from breast cancer in 2008.


HarpersBAZAAR.com

Meghan Markle Read a Love Poem at the Royal Wedding Reception, Which Apparently Made Everyone Cry
HarpersBAZAAR.com
The Sun is reporting, via a source who was allegedly a guest at the royal wedding's evening reception at Frogmore House, that Meghan read a love poem out and dedicated it to Prince Harry. Prince Charles hosted the evening party, to which only an ...
Meghan Markle Reportedly Recited a Love Poem That Made Everyone Cry at the Royal Wedding ReceptionMarieClaire.com
Royal wedding: Meghan Markle left guests in tears at reception with emotional poem dedicated to Prince HarryNEWS.com.au
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Canada Bound for Royal Honeymoon Pretty Lovely Spot, Eh?TMZ

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Irish Times

'Macdara Woods was the recording angel of contemporary Irish poetry'
Irish Times
Many of the poems in that book emerged from a period of physical suffering, and their unblinking honesty is matched by an unsentimental, inspirational, open-eyed wonder at the miraculous, complex business of life, love and what I termed in the past ...


Slate Magazine

Galway, Fergus, Emile, and Me
Slate Magazine
Instead, two months after my son was born, failed attempts at poems filled the trash folder of my old MacBook. I loved him more than I ever thought I could love a person who shat into my hand while screaming at me. And still, likely because of that ...


Sampson Independent

Poetry event coming to Ribeyes
Sampson Independent
“The people of Sampson County seem to enjoy it and come to Ribeyes every other month and enjoy dinner and a open mic poetry show,” McCain said. “I am grateful to God for using someone like me to bring something like this, that I love, to my community.


W Magazine

Ask the Astro Poets: What Do I Do If I Fall in Love With an Incompatible Sign?
W Magazine
At the halfway point of every month, they take a breather from writing poetry and horoscopes, and take your questions about love, career, even the big existential questions in life. From matchmaking and compatibility, to friendship, professional, and ...


The Park Record

Park City poet performs 'A Father's Love Letters'
The Park Record
Park City-based poet and spoken-word artist Mike Hamill believes parenthood is the most important job in the world. "I think the greatest thing we can do as a human is to become a parent, and the key to being a good parent, especially fathers, is being ...


The Citizen (press release)

Love and Poetry in Lucknow
The Citizen (press release)
Not so long ago there lived a nausherwan in our midst. This immortal soul from Delhi built such a wondrous world of words around him that people came from far and wide to listen to the zephyr like narrative of this wizard of verbiage. Such was the ...


Chicago Reader

Poet and rapper Tati wants to help you make your own love potion
Chicago Reader
What Tati saw in the city was a path to a recovery that required self-love and self-care, in the form of exploring her ancestral spirituality and continuing to write poetry, raps, and essays. However, just putting pen to paper wasn't enough. She ...


Express.co.uk

Meghan Markle read a LOVE POEM to Prince Harry at Royal Wedding afterparty
Express.co.uk
“Meghan said she knew she had met her prince from the off and how blessed and lucky she feels to have found such a profound love.” Meghan Markle's poetry reading, which lasted two-minutes, was another example of how the royal couple abandoned royal ...
Meghan Markle left Royal Wedding guests in tears with heartfelt love poem dedicated to Prince HarryThe Sun
Meghan Markle leaves Prince Harry and wedding guests 'in tears' as she reveals it was 'love at first sight'Mirror.co.uk
Meghan Markle's Royal wedding poem about Prince Harry left guests in TEARS: 'I'm blessed'Daily Star

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Oregon ArtsWatch

State of the poet laureate
Oregon ArtsWatch
But his parents met and fell in love in California, perhaps recognizing “each other's homesick Midwest ways,” Kim wrote in his riveting book, Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford. Kim has lived in Oregon for most of his adult life ...


Statesman Journal

Sarah Hoggatt's poetry seeks love's way
Statesman Journal
However, not only is Hoggatt an outspoken Christian, but in my observation she follows the injunction of the New Testament Christ to be a steward to others, to care for the vulnerable, and to offer love and compassion. I jumped at a chance to read her ...


TheStranger.com

Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: June 19-24, 2018
TheStranger.com
To prevent some of the quirkier and more extraordinary ones from slipping through the cracks, we've compiled them here—from Ace Comic Con to the Erotic Poetry Slam, and from National Pollinator Week to a Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday.


The San Diego Union-Tribune

Volunteer sharpens young minds with poetry
The San Diego Union-Tribune
“George has such an infectious smile and a very easygoing, patient and thoughtful personality. The kids just love him.” Tsoris is a longtime volunteer who has taught poetry, reading and writing to children, seniors and prison inmates for more than 20 ...


ECM Publishers

GUEST COLUMN: Can old people still be in love?
ECM Publishers
As bad as my poetry is, the message is still true. But Warren Hanson said it more eloquently in his beautiful little book, “Older Love” when he wrote, “When the fire grows quiet, there remains the radiance of a romance that goes on growing in the glow ...


Daily Maverick

Jeremy Vearey – activist, teacher, gang-buster, top cop with the heart of a poet
Daily Maverick
Current WC Deputy Commissioner of Detectives Jeremy Vearey was one of those young people whose lives were inexorably bound to the Struggle and who also spent time incarcerated on Robben Island. With the heart of a soldier and the soul of a poet, ...


Study Breaks

5 Contemporary Poems That Will Melt Your Stress Away
Study Breaks
“[I Love Uncertain Gestures]” is about recognizing that everyone is human and it is okay to not be the embodiment of perfection. In a society where everything is almost completely mechanical, it is a relief to see someone make a mistake, “bang his ...


US poet laureate Smith tells graduates to be guided by love
Fox News
Smith says tolerance is the "bare minimum" and asks graduates to find love for strangers across all divides as they address issues including school safety and immigration. Smith's speech applauded younger generations for facing tough topics such as ...

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Kansas State Collegian

2018 Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest competitors entertain, share art in MHK
Kansas State Collegian
She said cowboy poetry is a unique art form. “People love poetry, and especially I think cowboy poetry is real popular because of its real strong meter and rhyme, it's not abstract or unusual in any way and it really tells a complete story in a poem ...


The Recorder

Local author memorializes granddaughter, who died at 8 years old, in new book
The Recorder
Now, Gaignard has written a book of poetry and pictures, “I Love You Today,” dedicated to her granddaughter, Victoria Rose Gaignard, and Victoria's friend Leena Shea Ciolino, 6, who both died in a March 2016 house fire in Orange. Today, June 14, at 5 p ...

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