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- A Lesson in Democracy for Turkeyâ€™s Islamist President
He has called on foreign governments to arrest their own citizens for statements critical of him, such as his April 2016 demand in April that Germany charge comedian Jan BÃ¶hmermann for his profanity-laced poem criticizing the Turkish president.
- Daily News, ProPublica win Pulitzer Prize for public service
Jess won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry forOlio, a collection of his sonnets, songs and narratives that highlight the lives of "unrecorded African-American performers" before the Civil War up to World War I. Last year's history prize was won by "Custer's ...
- Lou Reed Archives Head to New York Public Library
Packed away was a huge collection of paperwork, photographs and recordings â€” more than 600 hours of demo tapes, concerts and even poetry readings â€” that spanned ... Reed wrote to his new friend in a fax: â€œI could not have imagined this scene and ...
- Cranford Poet Launches New Book, Will Host Poetry Reading
The Mountainside Superintendent will be hosting a book launch, reception and poetry reading for her new book â€œThe Only Proof" on June 11. CRANFORD, NJ â€” Cranford resident and Mountainside Superintendent Nancy Lubarsky is promoting her recently ...
- Don McLean's 'American Pie' lyrics sell for $1.2 million at auction
Kate Stanton NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- The original manuscript of Don McLean's "American Pie" sold Tuesday for $1.2 million at an auction at Christie's in New York.
- Friends and fans pay their respects to The Tragically Hipâ€™s Gord Downie
Looked up to the Gord above and said, hey man, thanks. Itâ€™s a day that fans, friends and family members hoped wouldnâ€™t come, but on Tuesday night, Canadian musician and poet Gord Downie passed away. He was 53. Downieâ€™s family released a statement on ...
- Communities Bond Over â€œCentennial Brooksâ€
The Logan Center will present BrooksDay@Nite on June 7, the anniversary of her birth, with 100 one-minute performances to celebrate her birthday. POETRY Magazineâ€™s June issue will also be published as a tribute to her. Her poems will undoubtedly continue ...
- Poetry and Storytelling Event to Support Local Immigrants at Dolphin Bookshop Sat., April 29
â€œWe are trying to help our immigrant neighbors here on Long Island while celebrating great poetry and prose.â€ Participants include Sally Wen Mao, the author of Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014) and Oculus, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 201
- Roles as a poet and minister intertwine (VIDEO)
In the relative solitude of country life, she discovered books were fine companions. "Early on, I felt in my heart that I was a poet," she said. "I wrote poetry as a kid, but in college at Shippensburg I started out in social work and wound up taking an ...
- Ten Things to Do in Denver for Under $10 (Four for Free)
Admission is free. Hitting stages all over the world since 1989 ... Wrangle up some fine imagery at the 29th Annual Colorado Poetry Rodeo, which uncoils like a dusty lasso from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, April 21. With readings from a selection of ...
- Geo-Poetic Spaces: People Stare at Me
His book Intimate Geography, published by Ragged Sky Press, won the 2012 San Diego Book Award for Poetry. Ish, as he is known, has also written lyrics for German musicians Andrea HÃ¶rkens and Thomas Roderburg (Tender Art).
- Has queer culture lost its edge?
Just sad? Consider the following ... Her work has appeared in Womenâ€™s Studies, ISLE, Poetry, Oyez Review, and Terrain.org.
- Join California Kids in Helping Our Oceans on Kids Ocean Day
One of the amazing students from Brentwood Science Magnet won this yearâ€™s KIDS OCEAN DAY POETRY CONTEST. Third Grader Tyler Giddens actually performed her poem as a song! See her video here. She shares why we need to â€œCOME TOGETHERâ€ for the ...
- POETRY: The cusp of luminescence
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- Danbury Teen Poet's Imagery Nabs Silver Medal In National Contest
DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury High School senior Anna Strosser sees the world through her poetry, and was recently recognized with a silver medal in a national contest. Strosser's "Nose Dive" won in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The competition ...