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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”:.

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.

Gallegos finds writing poetry gives him inspiration | Opinion  El Defensor Chieftain

Local 21 year old Bo Gallegos currently works at the Socorro Presbyterian emergency room. A long time poet, Gallegos recently produced a collection of his ...

Taking poetic license in Oldsmar | News  Suncoast News

OLDSMAR — According to a 2012 Library of Congress article, “The responsibilities of Poets Laureate during their terms are not well understood because there ...

Eureka names first poet laureate  Eureka Times Standard

Eureka's first-ever poet laureate David Holper, a mainstay in College of the Redwoods' department of English, applied for the position because he feels the city ...

5 Skokie students win Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry awards  Chicago Tribune

Five students from Skokie were recognized this month for their way with words when they were named winners at the annual Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry ...

State Poetry Champ to Attend UA in Fall  UANews

Before Edgardo Aguilar knew about the likes of William Yeats and Maya Angelou, he fell in love with the poetry of musical artists such as Tupac, Bob Dylan and ...

Wicked Woman Poetry Award Goes To New England Lesbian  Rainbow Times

Quinlan won the Wicked Woman Poetry Prize with her manuscript Chelsea Creek, a series of poems reflecting on her upbringing in a blue-collar New England.

Gloucester poet Stephanie Strauss puts Hopscotch Brain on display  Wicked Local North of Boston

Gloucester local Stephanie Strauss is a 19-year-old college student, Taylor Swift lover, Instagram blogger, and now a self-published author. Strauss's book ...

Poetry Contest Winner: Breaking My Mother's Addiction  The Chronicle of Social Change

In this winning poem from the 2019 Words Unlocked contest, a poet reckons with their mothers addiction and breaking the cycle.

On Poetry: Summer love: Universal yet anonymous | Lifestyles  Traverse City Record Eagle

This poem reminds me of when I fell in love with a boy from down the lake and went for weeks stumbling around without my glasses and calling myself “Sue”

Bella Thorne says she was molested her "whole life" in emotional poem  PopBuzz

In an emotional poem shared to Instagram, Bella Thorne opens up about being molested and seeking validation from others. She also talks about loving herself.

Christina Rossetti brought together theology and ecology  Catholic Herald Online

Christina Rossetti By Emma Mason OUP, 240pp, £30/$39.95 Devotional Victorian poets understood the particularities of nature as manifestations of God's ...

Gloucester poet Stephanie Straus puts Hopscotch Brain on display  Wicked Local Gloucester

ADHD, LGBT, heartbreak and age all themes explored in first book.

Baton Rouge artists pay tribute to Sadie Roberts-Joseph through poetry, murals and portraits  The Advocate

Art was a frequent tool for Sadie Roberts-Joseph. The beloved civil rights activist and founder of the Baton Rouge African American Museum was a proud ...

An Astrological Guide to Taylor Swift  W

Just in time for Taylor Swift's album Lover, the Astro Poets break down the zodiac by Taylor Swift songs, from "Bad Blood" to "You Need to Calm Down."

Lili Reinhart shares love poem for Cole Sprouse amid breakup rumors  USA TODAY

"Riverdale" star Lili Reinhart shared a "sappy nighttime birthday poem" in honor of Cole Sprouse's 27th birthday on August 4, despite breakup rumors.

Maya Hawke Acts, Sings & Cries  Refinery29

Maya Hawke started making music because she was crying too much. Like any 19-year-old *fresh* out of high school and facing the intimidating “What's Next?

Saida Dahir's Spoken-Word Debut Is A Powerful Love Letter To Black Muslim Women  grammy.com

The Recording Academy speaks to 18-year-old poet Saida Dahir about her spoken-word debut, what her black-Muslim identity means to her, BTS and other ...

Button Poetry Fans Are In Luck: Audiobooks Are Now Available  Book Riot

Spoken word and slam poetry have become increasingly popular in the last few years. They have captured readers' attention for their rawness and beauty and ...

Valentino's Creative Director on Bringing His Poetic Vision to Fashion  HarpersBAZAAR.com

Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, the great thinker behind the Roman fashion house, looks to sculpture to inform his beautifully poetic vision.

Visits to black country churches, cemeteries turned into collection of poems  Winston-Salem Journal

For her new collection of poetry, “Resurrecting the Bones: Born from a Journey through African American Churches & Cemeteries of the Rural South,” Jacinta V.

50 Must-Read Best Poems  Book Riot

In search of some of the world's best poems? Check out this list of 50 great poems from ancient times to today, including Sappho, Shakespeare, and more.

Collection of Poems Reflects A Texan's Definition of Love  WebWire

Love is a wonderful feeling that may almost seem unexplainable. Most people struggle to find the right words to use just to describe this feeling. For Elias Elliot ...

Detroit's poetry community looks to reinforce foothold in city's future  The Neighborhoods

While many Detroiters believe the city can only progress with updates to infrastructure or an influx of business, Detroit's poetry community is asking that the ...

Valentino Tapped Mustafa the Poet for This Romantic Gown  Vanity Fair

Alvin Ailey dancers, Mustafa the Poet, and Valentino give new meaning to the idea of “poetry in motion.”

Revolving Museum's Poetry Mobile comes to Downtown Crossing  BayStateBanner

On Aug. 19 and 20, an unusual vehicle will make its way through Downtown Crossing. The refurbished 1952 Ford pickup and trailer, painted a whimsical black ...

Dr. Michael Jay Shively  Daily Herald

1946-2019. Mike was born in Mount Summit, Indiana to Phyllis Beavers Shively and Alan Shively. He returned to his heavenly home in Provo, Utah on August ...

Close to Home: Local Poets Get Personal  pittsburghquarterly.com

If all politics is local, perhaps all good poetry might be considered local, as well. Consider how setting and description flavor the Homestead poems...

Reasons to Love Misha Collins on His Birthday!  Nerds and Beyond

King of Kindness, Misha Collins turns 45 today! What better way to celebrate than to share all the reasons you should love him too. Check out our staff list below ...

Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love  fox5sandiego.com

As a big music lover, I put Leonard Cohen in the same category as Bob Dylan. Amazing poets and songwriters, but voices so bad, it makes 75% of their ...

Ode to the poem: why memorising poetry still matters  MercatorNet

Memorising poetry was once common in classrooms. But it has, for the most part, gone out of style. There are good reasons for this. Memorisation can clash with ...

Love Island's Greg wrote a poem instead of a speech for Amber  cosmopolitan.com

In tonight's Love Island final, contestants had to prepare and read speeches. Greg chose to write a poem for Amber, and it left fans in tears.

Anna Friel: ‘My most treasured possession? A love poem’  The Guardian

Born in Rochdale, Friel, 43, began acting at 13. In 1994, on Channel 4's Brookside, she shared the first pre-watershed lesbian kiss on British TV. Her TV work ...

10 Marriage Proposal Ideas For Couples Who Love To Read  Bustle

Want to pop the question, but have no idea how to go about it? If your partner is a big ol' book-lover, consider one of these 10 marriage proposal ideas for ...

This Is How You...Ex? Lili Reinhart Sent Cole Sprouse A Love Poem For His Birthday  Refinery29

Amid rumors of a breakup, Lili Reinhart sent a love poem to Cole Sprouse for his birthday on Instagram, suggesting the couple may not be broken up at all.

September 1, 1939 by Ian Sansom review – a biography of a poem  The Guardian

One of WH Auden's most famous poems is treated to an entertaining dissection.

Poetry in the air during Judge Edwin Cameron’s send-off  Daily Maverick

Where in the world could an esteemed judge, a proudly gay man who lives openly with HIV, end 25 years of *service* with a declaration of love to his partner?

From Barcelona with love  City Pulse

The thing about spending two weeks in a blissfully Trump-free vacation bubble is that it's pretty easy to burn up on re-entry.

National Treasure Paul Kelly Announces Forthcoming Poetry Book & Tour, ‘Love Is Strong As Death’  Music Feeds

Australian music legend Paul Kelly has today announced that he'll be releasing a new book titled Love is Strong as Death: Poems Chosen by Paul Kelly.

We Want Live Words: Call for Submissions  scalawagmagazine.org

Scalawag Magazine is seeking submissions of ekphrastic poems engaging the work of Black artists in the U.S. South.

‘The melon of Huangtai’: tycoon Li Ka-shing’s poetic call to restore order  South China Morning Post

The 91-year-old tycoon publishes a statement in newspapers that 'the melon of Huangtai cannot bear the picking again', a reference to a poem suggesting ...

St. Charles resident pens poem about love for St. Charles  Kane County Chronicle

ST. CHARLES – Lisa Macaione's love for St. Charles is so great that she felt compelled to write a poem about the city she has called her hometown for 30 years.

Don’t revise the Liberty poem – live up to it  Raleigh News & Observer

A Trump administration official says the Statue of Liberty should welcome only those immigrants who “can stand on their own two feet.”

True Love Poems From The Heart  Thrive Global

How do you know when your love is true and that you are not just fooling yourself? How do you know that you are not merely infatuated with each other? How do ...

Donald Trump May Be Falling In Love With Greenland. Taxpayers, Beware.  Forbes

When real estate mogul Donald Trump falls in love with a piece of property, things don't always turn out so well. Now that he's president and seems to be slowly ...

Memories Of Home: Share Yours As A Poem  KGOU

Writers draw on memories to create some of their best work. Morning Edition wants to hear your memories of home and where you come from — through poetry.

10 sexiest songs for making love to  Happy Mag

Since the dawn of the dawn of the phonograph, people having been selecting their favourite records to spin in the voodoo throes of love.

“Stranger Things”’ Maya Hawke Shares Video for New Song “To Love a Boy”: Watch  Pitchfork

Actor Maya Hawke (“Stranger Things,” Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood) has shared a music video for her new song “To Love a Boy.” The visual features ...

A New Literary Timeline of African-American History  The New York Times

We asked black writers to bring overlooked moments of history to life — in poetry and prose. With contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Barry Jenkins, Rita Dove and ...

The Londoner: Parliament given poetry in motions  Evening Standard

In today's Londoner: Parliament given poetry in motions | Unity is brewing in the Commons | Lena Dunham's has Grand Designs | Jon Sopel floored by Trump.

New York's Legendary City Winery Closes its Doors—But Not for Long  Newsweek

Michael Dorf built the City Winery in New York City, or at least he seemed to, for people like me: older fans who still love music as much as when we were 19, but ...

For Eileen Myles, Writing A Poem And Posting An Instagram Feel Like One And The Same  Bustle

I'm in a workshop room in a London arts center. Forty people, mostly in their twenties, are whispering and giggling in anticipation of the arrival of a celebrity poet.

Region remembers late poet Ogilvie on 150th anniversary of his birth  The Southern Reporter

Celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Borders poet Will H. Ogilvie's birth came to a fitting conclusion at the weekend. Ogilvie was born near Kelso in 1869, ...

The Human Difference and the Design of Sex  Discovery Institute

It's safe to say that human intimacy, at its best, surpasses that of any animal, even the most intelligent.

VIU professor writes over Shakespeare in new book of poetry  Nanaimo News Bulletin

In Sonnet L'Abbé's latest book, the local poet and VIU professor superimposes her own truth and experience over the words of William Shakespeare.

'Ode to Joy:' Falling in love – literally  Yes! Weekly

The romantic comedy Ode to Joy is a fact-based farce inspired by a story on the popular radio show “This American Life,” adapted for the screen by executive ...

‘End of the Century’ Review: Love Is Ephemeral in the Best Gay Film of the Year  IndieWire

Few films have captured the dual fleeting and enduring nature of intimate connection as poignantly as “End of the Century.” The film, an elegant three-hander ...

A$AP Ferg Describes His Creative Process & Love For A$AP Rocky: 'I Always Make Sure My Brother is Good'  Billboard

Billboard spoke with A$AP Ferg about his new project, his love for female MCs, why he considers Big Sean and MadeinTYO his brothers, his first conversation ...

Reviews | Joel Oppenheimer / Hans Plomp / Piero Heliczer  The Quietus

Three new tapes from the Netherlands' Counter Culture Chronicles, featuring the voices of poets Joel Oppenheimer, Hans Plomp, and Piero Heliczer, ...

Sonnet L'Abbé on overwriting the work of William Shakespeare  Quill & Quire

Sonnet L'Abbé (Rachel Idzerda) Sonnet L'Abbé's relationship with William Shakespeare's poetry goes back to her childhood, starting with her own name.

Don't laugh at my dialect: Poetry in translation with Valentina Gosetti — Italianmedia  Il Globo

Gosetti, who is Senior Lecturer in French, Convenor of French and Course Coordinator in various languages courses at the University of New England (UNE), ...

Litbits: Poets dead and living, Leigh Sales and more  The Canberra Times

August 26: That Poetry Thing: Women out of Line(s): Activist poets Anita Patel, Samia Goudie, Sandra Renew and Melinda Smith share works. Smith's ...

Seven Great Poems on the Glory of Man  The Objective Standard

Enjoy these poems celebrating the glory of man—including works by Charles Eugene Banks, George Washington Doane, Berton Braley, Quent Cordair, and ...

A moment with Nepali poet Samyak Shertok, Aspen Words’ August writer-in-residence  Aspen Daily News

Samyak Shertok, in some ways, never felt closer to his father than he did after his death.

Cork electrician turns passion for poetry into wedding speech business  Irish Examiner

Former electrician Cormac Lally turned his passion for poetry into a business where he writes wedding speeches in verse, says Marjorie Brennan.

Poem: Instructions  The New York Times

This poem reminds us of the games we play with our minds to get through hard times, laddering down — then conjuring amends — to calm our own ...

Hariharan to perform at Indian Independence Day show in Abu Dhabi  Khaleej Times

From fusion to ghazals to playback singing, the veteran Indian singer Hariharan has done it all. His songs with AR Rahman like Chanda Re...

Deep Water: 'John Doe's Love Letter,' by Dawn Potter  Press Herald

The title of this week's poem suggests that perhaps the “he” in the poem is dead and unidentified, that his body has been found merging with the natural world, ...

The life of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, emir of Dubai  INSIDER

In 1971, a 22-year-old Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum — royal but not yet a ruler — witnessed the return of sovereignty to Dubai at the end of British ...

Labour branch secretary suspended over Hezbollah 'love' poem  Jewish News

Huseyin Abudharr Ali also claimed Hollywood is Zionist propaganda machine and compared Israel to ISIS.

Three Things  Port isabel south padre

By MIKE HANCOCK. Special to the PRESS. “Speaking of racism, as a boy, I used to love poetry.” Larry paused, a trickle of sweat inching down his brow. We sat ...

Building cultural bridges 'with love' through travel literature | Khulud al-Fallah  The Arab Weekly

Basim Furat is an Iraqi poet and traveller who says there is no creativity without adventure.

Teitur On Mountain Stage  WEAA

Faroe Islands native singer/songwriter Teitur Lassen said recently, "If you're a chef, you don't want to work with only carrots." In.

Love Island Montana Brown writes poem for late Mike Thalassitis  Metro.co.uk

Love Island star Montana Brown has written a poem about her late friend and fellow islander Mike Thalassitis. Mike, 26, died by suicide earlier this year.

What the ES fashion team are loving this week  Evening Standard

Rain dance Did the trend gods also predict this on-again, off-again, festival-cancelling weather? Or is it just coincidence that rain hats have found a way into ...

Shane McAnally at ACM Honors: 'I Didn't Know You Could Be in Country Music and Be Gay'  Billboard

Shane McAnally was honored as 2019 ACM songwriter of the year at Wednesday evening's (Aug. 21) ACM Honors ceremony at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Love in a Hollywood heat wave  Curbed LA

When it's too unbearable to be outside, summer in Los Angeles can become the season for stowing away. Draw the blinds. Crank the A/C (if you're lucky enough ...

I took an internship at 30, and it was the best move of my career  Fast Company

I won't sugarcoat it: I was sometimes miserable. But the internship helped me break into my current job as a journalist.

The people who look like identical twins but are actually complete strangers – and the striking similarities d  The Sun

THE chances were one in a million when Niamh Geaney set herself a challenge to find her doppelganger - no matter how far she had to look. Amazingly, the ...

Post-mortem: Love letters and absinthe pile up at grave of French poet Rimbaud  The Local France

The much-loved French poet Arthur RImbaud may have died 127 years ago but that doesn't mean his fans have stopped communicating with him, or raising a ...

Greg Boyed's widow posts a touching tribute on the first anniversary of his death  Now To Love

August 20th marked one year since the tragic death of television presenter Greg Boyed, and his grieving widow Caroline Chevin has posted a poem in tribute to ...

Q&A with Edmond Rostand, great-nephew of Cyrano de Bergerac poet  London Theatre Direct

Did you know that the late French poet Edmond Rostand, author of Cyrano de Bergerac, has a blood relative with the exact same name? Having prematurely pa.

Anisa Nandaula's How To Spell Love Shines A Light At Queensland Poetry Festival  scenestr

From nationally-renowned poet Anisa Nandaula comes 'How To Spell Love', as part of this year's Queensland Poetry Festival.

A Chunk of Trinitite Reminds Us of the Sheer, Devastating Power of the Atomic Bomb  Smithsonian.com

Within the Smithsonian's collections exists a telltale trace of the weapon that would change the world forever.

Author Mister Bill's New Book “The Power of Love: Inspirations, Poetry, Prose, and Ponderings” Is a Collection of Poetic Contemplation of Life, Love, and Faith  PR Web

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2019 -- Mister Bill, a married father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who was born on a sharecropper's farm in North.

These 4 Authors Are Writing The WLW Fantasies They Always Wanted To Read  Bustle

"Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space! Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor! Skeletons!" So reads the blurb, written ...

Koleka Putuma's Christian/ queer collision | Arts and Culture  Mail and Guardian

In the astounding anthology that is Koleka Putuma's Collective Amnesia, the poem No Easter Sunday For Queers stands out as the centrepiece.

Sea Change  Resilience

We love the sea. But here is climate change at our backs, warming the oceans, spoiling all our plans. Here is the tide coming in.

Greg Boyed's widow shares heartwrenching poem one year on from his death  Newshub

She's paying tribute on the anniversary of his death.

Peace, Love, And Soul: Broadway Takes On Soul Train  Talk Radio 1210 WPHT

The iconic "Soul Train" television series will be adapted into a Broadway musical outlining the life of its 22-year host Don Cornelius. Questlove, of the group ...

Brian Justin Crum: Somebody to love  Out In Jersey

About two years ago, singer/songwriter Brian Justin Crum walked onto the stage of America's Got Talent and melted the hearts of thousands.

Mark Kilgore's New Book “Sweetheart Love Poems” Is a Collection of From-the-Heart Poems Dedicated to the Girl Next Door Along with Pictures that Stir the Imagination  PR Web

Recent release “Sweetheart Love Poems” from Page Publishing author Mark Kilgore explores the images and words that come to mind when that special one is ...

Lessons in truth, joy and love from the Angelic Doctor  The Irish Catholic

I was at a social event recently with some high-powered academics. I mentioned at a certain point that a lot of my research and teaching centres on the theology ...

Greg Boyed's widow pens heartfelt poem on anniversary of his death  New Zealand Herald

The widow of TV presenter Greg Boyed has penned a poignant poem to mark a year since his shock death. Caroline Chevin shared the poem on Facebook, ...

Riddle of Greek love poem uncovered on hidden grave  Metro Newspaper UK

A MYSTERY has been unearthed in a village cemetery after a clear-up revealed a message carved on a gravestone in ancient Greek. Volunteers clearing ...

The amazing poem penned for first same-sex couple to tie the knot in church  Coventry Telegraph

"Yet, here we stand, for the first time, woman to woman, bride to bride, taking first steps on a newly laid pathway, declaring this is love, enriching worn footsteps, ...

Cathleen Schine Writes Fiction. But She Prefers Not to Read It at Work.  The New York Times

The author of “The Grammarians” and other novels favors nonfiction when she's writing: “I try not to read contemporary fiction, which is often so good it's ...

25 books to read in the second half of 2019  The Week

Looking for something to read? You're going to have to be more specific. Do you want a biography about one of the most ancient and irresistible human stories ...

Friendship Day quotes and poems to send to your friends  Metro.co.uk

Quotes and poems that you can share with your best friends to celebrate International Friendship Day.