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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 ...


Poetry's Not Dead, And Here Are Books To Help Appreciate It
Interlochen
Our poetry reviewer Tess Taylor observes that every few years, it seems, poetry is declared dead. And in response, books are published about how to bring poetry back to life or how to better appreciate it. Well, Tess read this year's crop so that you ...

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The Guardian

Poetry Pharmacy webchat – William Sieghart's prescriptions for the time-poor, love-rich, hectic and more
The Guardian
It's my birthday on 15 December and although I love birthdays I'm starting to feel the first pangs of getting older and feeling like I'm on the wrong side of forty. I think a poem to help me reflect on these new feelings would be an appropriate ...


Chicago Tribune

Notable poetry of 2017
Chicago Tribune
Even if you find some of the poems a bit too diffuse for their own good, how can you not love Nikki Wallschlaeger's “Crawlspace” (Bloof)? How can you not love a poet who asks “What is the difference between / a house and a mall really?” and calls ...


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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Bustle

Poems You Can "See" In Your Imagination Are The Ones You Love The Most, Science Says
Bustle
What makes good poetry good? It is a question for the ages, one that literature nerds have been turning over in their minds for the last thousand years or so. Researchers at New York University and the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics have ...


New York Times

Review: In 'Love Beats Rhymes,' a Hip-Hop Artist Transformed by Poetry
New York Times
Love Beats Rhymes” is a contemporary romantic drama that's very grounded in a conventional personal-growth narrative. The rap artist Azealia Banks plays Coco, an aspiring hip-hop musician whose crew, the self-dubbed “Staten Island's Finest,” is ...
RZA's 'Love Beats Rhymes' spins out clichésLos Angeles Times
Azealia Banks, actress? How the controversial rapper fares in 'Love Beats Rhymes'USA TODAY
'Love Beats Rhymes': Film ReviewHollywood Reporter

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New York Times

Why Rupi Kaur and Her Peers Are the Most Popular Poets in the World
New York Times
The boys acquit themselves worse — Gregson's “Wildly Into the Dark” and Atticus's “Love Her Wild” are loaded with sensitive-cowboy-mystic peacocking, monotonously mansplaining love to their stardust-kissed muses. But it's less the content than their ...


Wilmington Memorial Library activities
Wicked Local Wilmington
Poetry Circle (RR): 9:15-11:30 a.m. Dec. 16. Love poetry? The poetry circle is a great opportunity to meet other poets and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, provide your email address so you can receive an agenda ...


The Guardian

My summer of WhatsApp love: just a different kind of true romance
The Guardian
Some people after a holiday romance have pictures of themselves holding hands on the beach, posing by a lighthouse, chinking glasses of frosty margaritas, glowing with love and sunburn. The pictures I have are a bit different: selfies but also ...


Kotatv

Largest turnout for fifth annual Lakota Nation Invitational Youth Poetry Slam
Kotatv
Event Organizer and Dances with Words Program Manager, Laree Pourier, says “I'm anticipating that there will be 15 competing poets. I believe that is our highest number of competitors so far. And last year was our highest number with nine competing ...

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HERE'S MY VIEW: Yes, Virginia. he DOES exist!
Therogersvillereview
He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were ...

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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 ...


Broadway World

BWW REVIEW: VERTICAL DREAMING Shares The Music And Poetry Gave Andrew Henry The Strength He Needed ...
Broadway World
Whilst society often shares the stories and achievements of people with visible challenges, it is even more important to understand and acknowledge the battles within and that it is an illness, removing the stigma that once was associate with it. It is ...

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Indulge

Classical fusion: Renaissance-era music meets Indian poetry
Indulge
Poetry is the common thread of this show,” says conductor Françoise Lasserre, who will lead the concert. “Renaissance composers arranged in music the best poets of their time, like Pierre de Ronsard or Torquato Tasso.” The old masters were also ...


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 ...


Eagle-Tribune

Mulling his mortality; Poets Society founder collaborates with Newbury carver on gravestone
Eagle-Tribune
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 ...


Broadway World

Collection of Poetry highlights God's Love to All
Broadway World
The words in the book describe God through one's own eyes and existing relationships. Stevens also shares that turmoil happening in society, such as natural, personal and community disasters may be addressed in the book. "It is fresh and new. A new ...

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The Boston Globe

Poems take on gun violence; a love song to Martha's Vineyard
The Boston Globe
Abbey Clements was a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 when a gunman killed 20 children and six adults there. She survived. The trauma motivated her husband, Brian Clements, a poet, to find a way to use his art to stem gun ...


Daily Nation

BY THE BOOK: Adipo Sidang'
Daily Nation
I fall in love with a book when I decide to buy it. It becomes a bond – a marriage of sorts. I hate to see my books come back home dog-eared and heart-broken. I just don't lend them out. Your favourite childhood book? Barbara Kimenye's Moses series ...


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 ...


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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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 ...


All Sydney needs is love and protection
The Sydney Morning Herald
The movement we now know as "the sixties" – for all its hedonism, sexual silliness and love-not-war-ism, for all its foibles and contradictions – yearned to change the world. It wanted principled change – love, fairness, freedom, respect. It wanted to ...

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Atlas Obscura

The Robots Are Here to Write Poetry
Atlas Obscura
For almost 200 years, humans have been outsourcing the task of writing poetry—fitting fragments of the human experience into a mosaic of thrill and despair—to machines. In addition to hammering our thoughts out on keyboards, we've also relinquished ...


New Jersey Monthly

Poet Patrick Rosal Paves His Own Path to Success
New Jersey Monthly
When he was growing up in the working-class neighborhood in south Edison near the old Fedders factory, the Ford auto plant and the Revlon factory, poet Patrick Rosal favored music over literature. “I didn't really love books growing up. My brother was ...


The News Minute

Caste was more important to my parents than love: Kausalya, whose ...
The News Minute
"Jaathigal illayadi Pappa - kula. Thaazhchi uyarchi sollal paavam. Needhi uyarndha madhi kalvi - anbu. Niraya udayavargal maelor." (There are no castes, child. Calling some inferior or superior on the basis of one's race is a sin. Those who are just ...

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Delhi gets ready for 52nd edition of `Shankar-Shad Mushaira`
Outlook India
New Delhi [India], Dec 15 : To celebrate the literary background and to spread the message of love and peace, the 52nd Shankar-Shad Mushaira is being staged in the city on December 16. The annual get-together is a legacy to commemorate the memory of ...

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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 ...


Ethiopia: Keep Walking - the Inspiration We Need!
AllAfrica.com
Walking around the streets of Addis and observing so many socioeconomic activities, the busy traffic movement and varieties of people doing what they do in various moods and feelings, is a big opportunity for people whose natural call is to reinterpret ...

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