Poetry Information

Poetry Information

New Poetic Work By Ethiopian Immigrant Promotes Respect, Courage And Cultural Sensitivity


McLean, VA - "The Healing Conscious" tells the story of an Ethiopian immigrant boy on his fascinating journey to America and adulthood. Author Kifle Bantayehu, a 23 year-old second-generation Ethiopian immigrant, recounts this poignant tale in poetic format.

A Happiness Poem


If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then my face would always dress in style.If my ears could hear my computer screen, From one to another, they, too, would grin.

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique


You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse, your co-workers, or your friends, but you might not get the responses that you can suck up into your little writing fingers to use in an effort to refine your craft. What does it really mean when someone who cares about you, but not for poetry says, "Wow, this is great.

Write Your Way to Fame


Have you ever thought about how nice it would be to see your poem discussed in the New York Times? Think you have what it takes to become a famous poet? Well the unfortunate truth is that no one has what it takes to be a famous poet. Here's a little exercise: Name the most famous contemporary poet you can think of.

Rules for Writing Poetry


You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your high school writing class. You know the rules about writing poetry, right? Are there rules? Well, if you frequent the poetry forums across the Internet as much as I do, you'd find that there are a lot of amateur poets who adamantly declare that there are no rules for writing poetry and if someone even suggests reading poetry or books on poetry, many of the amateur poets will throw up a defensive front.

The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)


Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what retreat art hid?-Where falling mountains groan In shadow and amongThe rapids of the Rio? Is not your name Mantaro Valley?Beyond the footprints of the Andes--?I can hear your voice in echoesI can hear thy voice, divinely low. I do but know thy by a glanceAs the clouds above me know? .

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi


In this modern age of technology, busy lifestyles, and obsession with consumerism have taken a lot of the romance and love out of our lives. The Internet has become a medium to connect with people as everyone is finding it a lot harder to meet one another in the 'real' world.

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)


English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to its glory in the Rio Valley-for a season; then let it be gone, we shall call it Copan?"Prologue: Empires come and go, liken to cosmic events, or the storms around the world: Atlantis, Mu, Greece, Persia, Rome, the Inca Nation, and even the great Maya heroic times of Copan, in Central America. All came and all left, one way or another; now just dust and artifacts in the spiral of time.

The Spirits de Copan


Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them in their hells They whisper and they moanAnd never are alone- The Spirits and the Ghouls? The Spirits de Copan!They are shadows in my world Echoes in my dreams A mystery and a force To a cosmic happening! The Spirits and the Ghouls? The Spirits de Copan!..

Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem


Mother's Day Poetry,I'm Sorry Mom!I'm sorry for the troubles And the worries I brought you. I'm sorry for my mistakes, I didn't mean to make you blue.

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)


Here are three more poems by the author, Dennis Siluk, while traveling througout Central and South America.Three Poems While in Transition (In Spanish and English)Poem OneEnglish VersionOrange Timid MoonO´er the Copan skyan arch of shadows weave their webswith low-lights, as the moon rises.

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes


Have you ever sat there staring at the paper, ready to write, but unsure where to begin? Want a solution that will overcome even the worst writer's block? Anyone can start writing poetry today using a few simple techniques.One, two, .

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi


Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead poet named Rumi. No need to look for ancient texts hidden in caves.

Poetry in a Nutshell


Poetry is more than just rhyming and prose that is in meters and verse. It is an art form.

Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes


One of the most important poets of the post-war period, Edward James Hughes (1930-1998), was drawn towards the primitive. He was enchanted by the beauty of the natural world, frequently portraying its cruel and savage temperament in his work as a reflection of his own personal suffering and mystical beliefs - convinced that modern man had lost touch with the primordial side of his nature.

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Chicago Tribune

Notable poetry of 2017
Chicago Tribune
For the fifth consecutive year, a gathering of some poetry that caught my ear in the preceding twelvemonth — not the “best,” not even necessarily my favorites (the only reason Anthony Madrid's “Try Never” isn't here is that he's a friend). Just some ...



Poetry's Not Dead, And Here Are Books To Help Appreciate It
NPR
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 don't have to. TESS TAYLOR, BYLINE: As it turns out, the best books about loving poetry this year ...



Philly.com

Longtime editor of American Poetry Review, 'the Poetry Don' dies at 68
Philly.com
On a tip from Norman O. Brown, the late philosopher under whom Mr. Bonanno studied at Wesleyan University, he pursued a job in 1973 at the year-old American Poetry Review shortly after graduation. Mr. Bonanno was young but made an impression on the ...



Olean Times Herald

Olean High School students come out of shells with Poetry Out Loud competition
Olean Times Herald
Fourteen participated in the school's annual Poetry Out Loud event, which required students to recite two known works of poetry from memory. A panel of judges weighed the performances on a variety of factors, including volume, tone, hand gestures, poem ...



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 ...



San Francisco Chronicle

State Lines: California poetry: Susan Gubernat's 'Christmas Fires'
San Francisco Chronicle
Holiday poems are hard to find, maybe because poets favor subjects that offer more ambiguity and nuance. In “Christmas Fires” however, Susan Gubernat embraces the sort of ambiguity I'm thinking about. Here we find all the details we might expect in a ...



Kotatv

Largest turnout for fifth annual Lakota Nation Invitational Youth ...
Kotatv
RAPID CITY, SD (KOTA TV) - The Lakota Nation Invitational is known for basketball, but there's a lot more that goes on. More than 15 events take place at the LNI including the 5th annual Poetry Slam. Last year's winner opened up the 5th annual Lakota ...
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The Colorado Independent

News Poetry: (Survivors)
The Colorado Independent
People are always asking me how I am, apparently expecting me to know. I don't say: the illusion of honesty can build the most impressive wall. I am a chain-link fence. Everyone sees the whole—not the holes. I am trying to pinpoint when I decided it ...



Arizona Daily Star

Tucson Comedy, Dinner Theater, Poetry and Theater events for Dec. 21-29
Arizona Daily Star
Free Form Friday Fight Night — Unscrewed Theater. Four improv teams compete against each other. Ages 17 and up. 9:15 p.m. Dec. 22. Free. Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe Uncensored Shows — Unscrewed Theater. Ages 17 and up. 9:30 p.m ...



Local Poetry Group Publishes Chapbook
The Missourian
A group of Franklin County poets has published its first chapbook, featuring the work of eight area authors. “Three Rivers Reflections,” a 40-page soft cover book, will be distributed to all area libraries. Pacific resident Jo Schaper designed and ...


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