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You Lost Your Last Gamble and Me
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Barriers
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Lifes Too Short
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Superman
Top 20 Poetry Quotations
Listen as I Share: WE
Antidotes for an Alibi
Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi
Poetry "Reborn" Emerges In Thriller Mystery Novel
Tsunami Day
Caught in the Arms of ED
Kafka Re-Trial
Tsunami -a Poem Dedicated To Help Aid and Awareness and Encourage Future Harmony. Make Peace Not War
Passion and Poetry, and Life
The Power of Eating Disorders
Writing Innovative Poetry
Looking Out the Rear Window
The Valley Of Pain
Publishing Your Poetry
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Discussion of How Do I Love Thee?
Banana Republic
THe Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)
Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger
Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair
Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster, Americas First Folk Song Writer
Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide
Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband, A Discussion
Wondering
Because of You
Eds Poem
Five Poems
Eight Poems
Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose
Article on Poetry and Two Poems
Opposites Do Attract Quite Well
A Dose of Laughter
A World That Doesnt Care
The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]
Stones
Rocks
The Time Has Come and Buzzing
Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets
Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]
Man Unbowed [A poem]
Death & the Supernatural: Poetry/Five Poems
Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog
The Gaul of La Laguna de Paca
The Treasure of Catalina Huanca (In English and Spanish)
Our Home
Thank You To Our Soldiers And A Tribute To Old Glory And A Prayer For Peace
Spell of the Andes: (in English and Spanish)
How to Write Bad Poetry
New Poetic Work By Ethiopian Immigrant Promotes Respect, Courage And Cultural Sensitivity
A Happiness Poem
The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique
Write Your Way to Fame
Rules for Writing Poetry
The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)
Learn About Love From Poet Rumi
The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)
The Spirits de Copan
Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem
Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)
Become A Poet In Ten Minutes
Learn About Love From Poet Rumi
Poetry in a Nutshell
Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes
Shakespeares Sonnet XVIII, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?
Chan Chan and The Gorriones (Two Poems in English and Spanish)
Footprints to Mantaro Valley (a poem in Spanish and English)
I Saw the Universe
Two Poems: Black Poncho, and Spirits of de Copan [in English and Spanish]
Mother, I Dont Mind The Pain
Black Blood, in Jeremiahs Vines - A Poem and an Article
Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem
Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]
A Ship to Remember
Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]
Rhymes of an Ordnance Man [Vietnam War: 1971]
Review Of Stephen B. Wileys First Book Of Poetry: HERO ISLAND
Hindu Poet - Kamalakanta
Three Poems: Phantom of the Rocks; Lady from Lima & Bell Ringer of de Copan
Motiff
Little Girl from Huancayo [a poem/in English and Spanish]
Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]
The Man Who Could Not Say Sorry For His Sins
Three Poems: The Monkey Man of Lima, Plus Two More
Shaking out the Rugs [Following the Poet]
Lima, City with the Stretched out Wings [In English and Spanish]
Three Sweet Poems, and Two Not So Sweet [now in: SPANISH and English]
Two Poems and a Short Story
The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]
Here And There
The Plane from Iquitos [1959-Part One]
Biography of Charlotte Bronte
Expressing an Emotion - The Art of Writing Poetry
Way of Life: Rhymes of the Inca [four poems: see in Spanish and English NOW!]
The Ballad of: Brawling Mad-dog Sergeant Rook [Now in: SPANISH and English]
Ode, to the Mighty Midget Omac [In English and Spanish]
Four Poems: Grendels Nature...the Racetrack...Counting days...[Now in English and Spanish]
Two Poems and an Analysis ['Witness,' & 'An Old Love']
Lord Byrons She Walks in Beauty
To My Friend, With Love
San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]
Five Poems from Home [And a view on the planet vs. the poet]
Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru
Mechanical Poetry
Poetry in Turbulence
Mechanical Poetry; Part Two
Five Mixed Poems, with Notes [now is Spanish and English]
Two Poems on the Traditions of Peru [in English and Spanish]
Two Poems: San Jeronimo Brook & [in English and Spanish]
Mechanical Poetry - Part Three
Three Love Poems [all wicked]
Ballade of an Inca King
In The Midst Of All
The King and Delka & Moiromma: the Cold Planet [Parts 25 and 26]
Whats A Prisoner to Do?
Two Poems, with Figurative Language
Asha of Darfur [A poem with a commentary by the author]
Exalted Poetry; Two poem [and commentary]
Recollections
Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]
In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]
Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]
A Death in Cajamarca, Peru (Atahualpa, in Cajamarca ((in English and Spanish))
Never Ever More
Farewell to Lester Graybill
Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]
The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]
Africa - Wheres The Profit?
Ode to: The Ice Maiden of Ampatos Summit [now in: English and Spanish]
Ambiguity and Abstraction in Bob Dylan's Lyrics
Song of the Great Zimbabwe, and Silver and Inca Blood [Poems and notes]
Commuting Hell!
The Cat
Testimony to the Night [In English and Spanish]
Key Largo - Frater Albertus
Two Poems Written During Recovery
House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three/with notes]
Tale of the Brick Maker, of San Jeronimo, Peru [In English and Spanish]
Life is a Fantasy
The Game of Life
Feelings, O How Glorious!
Storm Rising along the Lima Coast
A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]
Three Poems: Dona Leonors Revenge; The Old Moon; Common Sides [All in Spanish/all in English]
The Lull of Twilight [Over Mantaro Valley] In English and Spanish
Shadows of the Andes; Ollantayambo; and Cesar Vallejo [Poems in English and Spanish]
Tale of the: Old Hunter and the Golden Hare [In SPANISH and English now]
Burning Autumn Leaves [a poem in Spanish and English]
Three Poems: Liberty, Death, and a Frog [with Commentary on Liberty]
In the Mountans of Haiti [A Poem: in English and Spanish]
Africa
Cruel World
Preserving Dignity
Colorful Talk
The Crusader: A Search for the Virtue Inside (an excerpt of an Epic Poem)
Arizona Blue--Gunfighter: The Wolves Nest [Chapter One of Seven: The North]
The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]
An Old Wood Pile [a poem with notes]
Breathing-in, Minnesota [a poem: now in Spanish and English]
Grandpas House & From Iraq with Love [Two Poems]
Uamaks Aquatic [suspense: now in Spanish and English]
Memoirs of a Wastelands Rim [a Poem: now in Spanish and English]
Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]
Wars, Air of Ambiguity [for: Lt. Laura Walker] in SPANISH and English
Infected Ideologies [a Poetic Portrait]
Poetry and Popular Culture
Ole Bulky Jeeps & Paper, Ink and Rain [two Peoms]
Blind Designs [a Poem] and a Note by Rosa on The Other Door
Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]
The Goat and the Rope [a Poem: in Spanish and English]
Contract of Death [Now: in SPANISH and English]
Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]
I Shall Wait...
It Was Not Me
Birthday Messages
Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]


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Viral verse: Poets of Instagram inject new life, fresh voices into poetry genre  CBC News

Poetry is having a renaissance thanks to a generation of young, accessible writers breathing new life into the literary form via Instagram.


Poetry Meets the Moment(s)  The New York Times

The Book Review's poetry editor, Gregory Cowles, discusses Tracy K. Smith's essay about political poetry and more from this week's special issue.


Dave Lucas: What makes a poem poetry?  Canton Repository

What makes poetry poetry?Ask a dozen people and you'll get as many different answers, maybe more. Some won't be much help: “Poetry is the sort of thing ...


Bertolt Brecht: Poet and Communist  The New York Times

The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht,” translated and edited by Tom Kuhn and David Constantine, brings together more than 1000 poems.


He’s a Legend of Contemporary Poetry. There’s Finally a Volume of His Collected Work.  The New York Times

In poems that cajole, beguile, praise and evoke, Robert Bly makes the case that poetry should be near the center of life.


Poetry performance returns to save Valletta's Skyline  Newsbook

The popular poetry performance that delighted audiences at the Teatru Salesjan earlier this year is set to return in February, with a soirée named Folly, Fantasy ...


Political Poetry Is Hot Again. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How.  The New York Times

Tracy K. Smith, the United States poet laureate, looks at the ways poetry has dealt with the shifting political landscapes of the past two decades.


For an Ohio Poet, Love Is What Gets Us Through  The New York Times

Marcus Jackson's collection “Pardon My Heart” celebrates the way deep emotion unfogs and energizes the experience of living.


Annapolis writer Grace Cavalieri named poet laureate of Maryland  CapitalGazette.com

Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Grace Cavalieri, of Annapolis, to be Maryland's new poet laureate.


Two New Volumes by Adrienne Rich, Game-Changing Feminist, Poet and Essayist  The New York Times

Selected Poems: 1950-2012,” and “Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry,” are laden with insights that, six years after Rich's death, remain as ...


How to See the Poetry in Plants  Atlas Obscura

Researchers who work in tropical rain forests often speak of the hassles of it all: Whacking through dense vegetation is tricky, especially when you're lugging ...


A Poet Takes Aim at the Literary and Political Patriarchy  The New York Times

In Anne Waldman's latest collection, “Trickster Feminism,” her verses argue on behalf of collective expression — and collective responsibility.


Can Poetry Help Us Create Meaning Out Of Despair?  wgbh.org

Poet Richard Blanco highlighted his favorite works by poet Ada Limón, which are united by a common theme of searching for meaning in "seeming oblivion."


The best Canadian poetry of 2018  CBC.ca

2018 was a great year for books. Here are CBC Books's top 12 Canadian works of poetry that came out this year.


On learning to love yourself through poetry  The Boston Globe

The first collection by National Slam Poetry winner Melissa Lozada-Oliva of Newton is “Peluda.''


Solstice performance to feature poetry, music  Mount Desert Islander

MOUNT DESERT — A performance featuring the poetry of Paul Weiss and the original music of the folk duo Timbered Lake is planned for Friday, Dec. 21 at 7.


The importance of poetry and reading between the lines  The Guardian

Letters: Mary Gameson wants to see poetry on our front pages, while Joan Lewis looks into Sats results and reading ability.


Francis: A Life in Songs by Ann Wroe review – the saint’s life in poetry  The Guardian

Among the stranger moments in the saga that is Brexit was Michael Gove's suggestion that Theresa May, “our first Catholic prime minister”, is insufficiently ...


The Best Poetry of 2018  The New York Times

The Book Review's poetry columnist, David Orr, picks 10 collections worth your attention.


Lawson Inada's poetry distills cultural heritage  Statesman Journal

Poets are chroniclers. Through careful distillation, they put into a few words what scholars take tomes to relate.


Hollywood Has Long Turned to Novelists for Help. But Poets?  The New York Times

In her new film “The Kindergarten Teacher,” Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a frustrated aspiring poet who discovers that a boy in her kindergarten class may be a ...


Can't Find Time To Read? Poetry Might Make The Perfect Gift  NPR

Poet Tess Taylor says a good poem can "reroute your day" in under five minutes. She offers suggestions for poetry that "takes you to a different place, and then ...


Poetry for people who hate poetry  The Clermont Sun

This is a love story. I don't know exactly where or when it begins—only that it's led me here, writing to you about how and why I fell in love with poetry…


Finding Beauty Through Poetry  Verily

When you think of poetry, do your palms immediately start sweating? Does your mind go back to high school, when teachers asked you to write essays on the ...


Meena Alexander, Poet Who Wrote of Dislocation, Dies at 67  The New York Times

Meena Alexander, a poet and scholar whose writings reflected the search for identity that came with a peripatetic life, including time in India, Africa, Europe and ...


Visitors enjoy traditional poetry at QNL event  Gulf Times

Qatar National Library (QNL) has hosted a traditional Qatari poetry reading, featuring renowned poets Mohamed Yasin, Zainab Almahmood, Nasser al-Wobair ...


Poet Michael Robbins offers picks for best poetry collections of 2018  Chicago Tribune

Poet and critic Michael Robbins offers his picks for best poetry collections of 2018, from a debut by Vanessa Couto Johnson to a new translation of Bertolt Brecht.


Forget Beatnik Cliches: A Fresh Style of Jazz and Poetry is Brewing  KQED

It's taken more than five decades, but *fresh* jazz/poetry collaborations have finally shaken the tired cliches festering in the zeitgeist since the Beat movement of ...


Dear Damian Hinds, please stop wrecking poetry for children  The Guardian

Do you like poetry? I do. It's an art form that can entertain, provoke, console, reflect, observe and much more. A breakthrough for me was at primary school when ...


Poetry festival to hold in Calabar  Daily Trust

Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is set to hold the fourth edition of Festival Poetry Calabar 2018, themed 'The Problem with Silence: Poets in Crises Period'. The 3-day ...


Elena Ferrante: ‘If people still told their stories in verse, I would be too embarrassed to write’  The Guardian

I grew up with the idea that being a poet is for truly exceptional people, while anyone can have a go at prose. Maybe it was the fault of my school, which instilled ...


Complicated, Challenging 'Revolution Sunday' Mixes Prose And Poetry  NPR

Cuban writer Wendy Guerra has lived under surveillance in her home country, and she works that experience into her intense new novel about a young poet in ...


Poems About Loss That Shatter Meaning and Borders  The New York Times

Be With,” by Forrest Gander, plumbs death and grief with an alertness to the fragility of life — and of language.


Is contemporary poetry really in 'a rotten state' - or just a new one?  The Guardian

Rose Tremain and Robin Robertson have criticised poets for abandoning 'craft' – but that argument silences the possibilities offered by new voices.


Poetry Twitter Erupts over a Plagiarist in Their Midst  Vulture

Ailey O'Toole tattooed a poem onto her skin from her Puschart Prize-nominated poem “Gun Metal.” It turns out she'd stolen those words from Rachel McKibbens.


One poet’s advice for feeling at home in the unfamiliar  PBS NewsHour

The pages of Jenny Xie's first poetry collection will take you places. Bouncing from Vietnam to New York, reading “Eye Level” feels like leaning your head ...


AM Juster's translation of Maximianus, the Last Roman Poet  The Weekly Standard

A.M. Juster makes the bawdiness and decrepitude of the forgotten 6th-century poet Maximianus available for the first time to 21st-century readers of English.


From an Iconoclast and an Icon, Poems of Personal and Public Transformation  The New York Times

In “Evolution,” Eileen Myles makes us reconsider the nature of experience and imagination.


Poetry spot: 'Teeth of Our House' by Jennifer Conlon  AZCentral

Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.


On Poetry: Finding the spirit of holiness | Local News  Traverse City Record Eagle

I know, I know, not all of us are Christians. The poet himself was Jewish. But it seems like this poem, this story, opens itself to multiple cultures. The story.


Review: The Inspired Poetry of Gandini Juggling  The New York Times

In “Smashed,” Gandini Juggling seems to invent a new genre using elements of the dance theater of Pina Bausch and others.


A Poetry Collection That Opens Up Like a Cabinet of Curiosities  The New York Times

J. Michael Martinez's “Museum of the Americas” takes on the white gaze, colonial trauma and Mexican migration.


Prize-nominated poet's debut cancelled as plagiarism accusations build  The Guardian

Several authors have accused Ailey O'Toole of using their poems to write her own, including the Pushcart-nominated Gun Metal. Alison Flood. Thu 6 Dec 2018 ...


Listen: Poetry in Atlanta shows another side of city culture  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Listen now or open in iTunes or Google Play: Atlanta poet Ryan Jones may have felt defea...


Instagram poets make me ask: What is good poetry?  America Magazine

If one more Instagram poet tells me how to feel or what to think, I am going to lose my mind. I was bursting to scream this as I read through Nikita Gill's book of ...


Akeem Lasisi: Novel ride through musical poetry, video  Guardian

On the Nigerian cultural scene, poetry is being reborn in many interesting guises. No longer is it satisfied with just being confined and read on the pages of a ...


Luciana Souza's New Recording, "The Book of Longing" Translates Poetry into Jazz  Forbes

On her new recording, “The Book of Longing,” Luciana Souza marries poetry and Jazz in an idiom all her own with spare accompaniment and her uniquely ...


The power of poetry to bring different cultures closer  Daily News & Analysis

The power of poetry to bring different cultures closer - It will be hard for people living today to believe that his sole subject of discourse was Tamil poetry.


Jazz Pianist Helen Sung On Poetry, Being Asian-American And The Debt She Owes Harry Connick Jr.  WBUR

As a student at the University of Texas Austin, pianist and composer Helen Sung was set on a classical career. But when she saw Harry Connick Jr. play at a ...


Poetry in motion along Monroe Street - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

All six Madison poet laureates are represented in a Madison Arts Commission project that has embedded 12 poems, two from each poet, in the sidewalks along ...


Robin Robertson: ‘Writing poetry has very little to do with the intellect’  The Guardian

The Scottish poet and editor on defying conventions of genre, the elusive nature of what he does, and the importance of external validation.


Poetry Programme preview: TS Eliot Prize nominee Ailbhe Darcy  RTE.ie

In the Poetry Programme at 7:30 pm on Sunday 16th December on RTÉ Radio 1, Olivia O'Leary meets Ailbhe Darcy, whose collection Insistence has been ...


A Debut Poet Confronts the Sexual Violence of an Earlier Generation  The New York Times

In “A Cruelty Special to Our Species,” Emily Jungmin Yoon memorializes the Korean “comfort women” who were forced into prostitution during World War II.


UW Researcher Promotes Use Of Poetry In Science  Wyoming Public Media

A paper published in BioScience looks at how poetry can be used to teach scientific concepts and how researchers can use poetry to gain a new perspective.


First time out: Debut poetry by Duy Doan, Chanda Feldman, July Westhale  San Francisco Chronicle

Opening Duy Doan's debut poetry collection, “We Play a Game” (Yale University Press; $20), we enter an elusive world of syllables and animals, where past and ...


Our favourite books of the year, and prose poetry with Claudia Rankine – books podcast  The Guardian

On this week's show, we reveal the books we loved most in 2018 and discuss the future of prose poetry with poets Rankine, Jeremy Noel-Tod and Emily Berry.


SFA students create book of Latin American art, songs, poetry  Lufkin Daily News

NACOGDOCHES — A group of Stephen F. Austin State University students spent the semester creating “Qué Tiene la Música: Canciones, Poemas y Dibujos de ...


Oklahoma woman expresses herself through poetry  The State

An Oklahoma woman is expressing herself through poetry.


Monday's Google Doodle Honors Poet Nelly Sachs  Forbes

Monday's Google Doodle honors poet and playwright Nelly Sachs, who escaped from Nazi Germany in 1940 and gave a voice to the horrors of the Holocaust ...


In Recent Poetry Collections, Weapons Made of Words  The New York Times

In these four deeply political, deeply personal books, poets grapple with some hot-button issues of the day.


Of bridges and buses: Photographs & poetry from the U.S.-Mexico border  Santa Fe New Mexican

Lawrence Welsh reads from Cutting the Wire: Photographs and Poetry from the US-Mexico Border at Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia St., 505-986-0151, 5 p.m. ...


American Life in Poetry: ‘The Girl from Panama’ by Clemens Starck  The Spokesman-Review

Clemens Starck of Oregon has 50 years' experience working with his hands, as a merchant seaman and then a carpenter, and he knows work and working ...


Lemn Sissay’s Superkids — can poetry help troubled minds?  Financial Times

“They're thought of as intrinsically bad,” says poet Lemn Sissay, referring to children in care. I would have thought most people would realise that such children ...


Cut & Paste: Justin Phillip Reed's poetry is haunted by St. Louis history  St. Louis Public Radio

Justin Phillip Reed's writing career has gotten off to an extraordinary start. Following a chapbook in 2016, this year he published his first collection of poetry ...


How Sadie Dupuis Got Back into Poetry  Rolling Stone

Speedy Ortiz singer-guitarist Sadie Dupuis has one of the most distinct lyrical voices in indie rock. Over the last seven years, she's filled albums like 2015's Foil ...


The best poetry books of 2018  The Irish Times

Our critics choose works by Mahon, Jamie, O'Sullivan and others.


A Puschart Prize-Nominated Poet Has Been Accused Of Plagiarism By Numerous Poets  Bustle

Another literary prize, another scandal. Poet Rachel McKibbens, whose latest collection, blud, came out earlier this year, has accused Pushcart Prize-nominee ...


Anchorage Museum archives earthquake with viral memes, Twitter poetry  Alaska Public Radio Network

How do you measure the impact of a natural disaster? After the devastating Good Friday earthquake in 1964, archivers collected print newspaper headlines, ...


American Life in Poetry: ‘Estelle’  The Spokesman-Review

Alaska Quarterly Review put out a special double issue late in 2017 to celebrate its 35th year, a very long tenure for a literary magazine. Among the many fine ...


The Worst Bad Poem? There’s a Contest for That  The New York Times

There was expectation in the room that someone would deliver a poem as lovely as a tree. Or not. The expectation was about choosing the worst of the worst ...


When Church Language Fails Us, We Resist With Poetry  Sojourners

Note: A version of this essay was given as a talk at Women Doing Theology 2018, at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary on November 9, 2018 in ...


The Great Hall of Poets | Hobbit Movie News and Rumors  TheOneRing.net

Welcome to The Great Hall of Poets, our regular monthly feature showcasing the talent of Middle-earth fans. Each month we will feature a small selection of the.


Poet Tracy K. Smith, winner of Hall-Kenyon Prize, to appear in New Hampshire  The Laconia Daily Sun

CONCORD — United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is the 2018 winner of the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry, honoring the late Donald Hall and ...


Bethel names first poet laureate  Danbury News Times

BETHEL — Bethel's new poet laureate finds that it's the experiences that hit close to home for a writer that tend to be the most relatable to others. “In poetry, I ...


Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Nutley Poetry Festival is Coming, Woo Hoo!  TAPinto.net

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley children will each write a poem, you're invited to listen and know 'em, about cats in hats, baseballs and bats, and you can attend this ...


Quarto's chapbook event hosts a propelling performance of poetry  CU Columbia Spectator

Quarto Magazine, a student-run literary magazine, performed the works of the top three chapbook contest contributors at their annual chapbook event last Friday ...


Theater review: 'Dear Elizabeth' a captivating story of love,...  Duluth News Tribune

A love story told in letters from two brilliant but damaged poets seems an unlikely topic for an engaging, comic and tragic play. Yet so it is, with Sarah Ruhl's ...


The ultimate gift: Iowa teacher pens book of poetry for his mother  Des Moines Register

At age 10, John Thompson promised himself he'd write a book about his mom. Now 55, he did — and giving it to her was among the "happiest" moments.


Free Poetry Skool @ Downtown Public Library  Boulder Weekly

Poets gather like words on a page scribed in their own handwriting. as illustrious lines they embody poetic form — such as , a tercet , perhaps —. where this ...


Best books of 2018: Poetry  Financial Times

The Coming of the Little Green Man, by John Agard, Bloodaxe Books, RRP£9.95. In the year when we learnt of the damage and cruelty that the UK's ...


Poetry on a Budget  New York Times

In Sullivan County, N.Y., an architect set out to build the bare minimum of a rural retreat: a pared-down house with soul.


Maya C. Popa Joins 'PW' as Poetry Reviews Editor  Publishers Weekly

Maya C. Popa has joined Publishers Weekly as its new poetry reviews editor, effective immediately. Popa succeeds Alex Crowley in the post and will be ...


A Fresh Look at How Poets Evolve Over the Course of a Career  The New York Times

In “We Begin in Gladness,” the poet and critic Craig Morgan Teicher considers poets from W.S. Merwin to francine j. harris, in light of changes in their language ...


Pushcart-Nominated Poet Accused of Plagiarizing Multiple Peers  Jezebel

Earlier this week, Twitter was full of up-and-coming writers celebrating their Pushcart Prize nominations. The Pushcart, which honors works published by small ...


Berkeley’s beloved ‘Bubble Lady’ poet dies  The Mercury News

BERKELEY — Julia Vinograd, who brought bubbles and poetry to all she met during the more than 50 years she ambled along Telegraph Avenue, has died.


Chronicling his times on Earth through poetry and hikes  Minneapolis Star Tribune

There is poetry everywhere James Marshall Goff treks. His first book is a collection of selected poems, “Hiking in the Universe,” which Goff admits to getting ...


News Poetry: How to Love a Monster  The Colorado Independent

It's all in my head, the morning news, mourning cities and synagogues. I sit here muttering until my mouth goes dry, fingers cramp around the pen. Sorrow is ...


Column | The Poetry of Reality  Daily Californian

Last summer I saw myself in a test tube. Watching my amateur-ly extracted DNA swirling in a glass tube, I remember panicking at the enormity of the situation.


SunStar, Superbalita Cebu writers and artist publish books on essays, poetry  SunStar Philippines

SATURDAY, Dec. 15, became a celebration of the literary talents of three local artists and writers who launched their books simultaneously. In the company of ...


Susan Middleton wins Beals Prize For Poetry  Athol Daily News

WINCHENDON — A panel of three distinguished judges recently proclaimed Susan Middleton of Ashfield the winner of the first Beals Prize for Poetry for her ...


Poetry spot: 'Anarchy on the Edge of a Hairline' by Ernesto L. Abeytia  AZCentral

Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.


'I Write Where I Want To Be': Spoken Word Poet Andrea Gibson  WUWM

Andrea Gibson 's poetry covers a wide spectrum of topics, including gender, love, loss, family and mental health. Their (Gibson prefers the they/their/them.


North Pole Poet Laureate Amy Marschak Spreads Christmas Cheer, Poems  Westword

Amy Marschak has assumed the mantle of the official North Pole Poet Laureate, and she's pulling plenty of poems out of Santa's bag. “The job of a poet laureate ...


Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs review – powerful, emotional poetry  The Guardian

Cut-up beats are a foil for candid reflections on the artist's battles with drugs and depression, with moving moments of parental reconciliation.


‘The Long Take’ is a poetic call to action  The Mercury News

By Sibbie O'Sullivan | Washington Post. When was the last time you said of a book of poetry, “I couldn't put it down?” Well, now's your chance. Moving between ...


Two Sister-Poets Gone Too Soon: Ntozake Shange and My Sister  The New Yorker

On the occasion of his late sister's birthday and the recent death of the poet and playwright Ntozake Shange, Hilton Als writes about both women's influence.


Road-Tripping With California's Poet Laureate (Who Helped Invent The Jello Jiggler!)  LAist

California poet laureate Dana Gioia made it his goal to visit all 58 counties in California. He made most of those trips in his 10-year-old car. (Carla Javier/LAist).


Poet Natasha Trethewey's new collection 'soars,' says NYT  Northwestern University NewsCenter

Renowned poet Natasha Trethewey's new collection is receiving rave reviews. The two-time U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner and a member of the ...


Okie from Muskogee: Steward finds herself through poetry  Muskogee Daily Phoenix

Two things have long weighed on Jessica Steward's heart — serving her country and sharing her emotions. She said she had wanted to be in the military for as ...


Sheffield’s first hip-hop poet laureate: 'gone are the days of tradition'  The Guardian

The poet appointed by lord mayor Magid Magid to champion creative arts wants to change the face of poetry.


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