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- A Sun Lady for All Seasons Reads Her Poetry
I mean you gots to dig on yourself, know that you be bad, badder than bad in factâ€¦â€ In this collection of poems, Sonia Sanchez aims to uplift the Black community and specifically the Black woman for whom Sanchez continues to be an advocate.
- Pakistani court sentences Christian to death over 'blasphemous' poem on WhatsApp
A court in Pakistan has sentenced a Christian to death for blasphemy on Sept. 14 over an allegation that he sent a "blasphemous" message to a Muslim friend via WhatsApp, according to a defense lawyer. In July last year, Nadeem James was charged with ...
- Gil Scott-Heron comes to life in new Han Ong play
Gil Scott-Heron helped lay the groundwork for rap by fusing minimalistic percussion, political expression and spoken-word poetry on songs such as â€œThe ... â€œThereâ€™s a line in the play â€” we go to the sad ones, you know. The sad cases.
- James Francoâ€™s Movie About Shel Silverstein Will Spotlight Every '90s Kid's First Favorite Poet
Whether you're a lifelong lover of literature or not, there's something special about a person's first encounter with poetry. As reported by Deadline, James Franco will play Shel Silverstein in a film based on the famed poet's life. For many kids who grew ...
- Unassuming Dohm Alley seeks to become a multimedia destination
However, thanks to the work of the Design @ Dohm Alley team, the alley has been transformed into an outdoor art space and is hosting its first installation: the English Romantic Poets. Design @ Dohm Alley is a project of Princeton Future, an organization ...
- CARIBBEAT: Remembering Derek Walcott â€” the St. Lucia Renaissance man whose literary works touched the world
Best known for his poetry, Walcott was also a prolific playwright ... is going strong â€” enthused and informed â€” as she prepares to celebrate her 103rd birthday on Tuesday. â€œStill very much in the knowâ€ is how longtime family friend Mona Wyre ...
- Your CBC Poetry Prize writing tip of the week
The 2017 CBC Poetry Prize is now open for submissions. The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their work published in Air Canada enRoute magazine.
- Film of the week: A Quiet Passion â€“ Terence Davies and Cynthia Nixon conjure Emily Dickinson in fetters
(These are whole poems, not odds and ends, read empathetically by Nixon.) There is a third way: an excursion into the poetâ€™s imagination, an erotic reverie in which a man slowly climbs the stairs to her room. The synergy between the traditional song on ...
- Fresh faces offer fresh rhymes at Slam Camp - nwitimes.com
nwitimes.comFresh faces offer fresh rhymes at Slam Campnwitimes.comPerforming their original rap poem are, from left, Cheyenne Fitzpatrick, 10, Christina Fitzpatrick, 11, and Isis Fitzpatrick, 11, at the Slam Camp Showcase on Friday at the Michigan City public library. Mary Cate ... â€œThe kids get so much out of it ...and more »
- Nottingham Poetry Festival 2017 - all you need to know
The Nottingham Poetry Festival is back for a second year from April 21 ... Organiser Tommy Farmyard explains more The festival began in 2015 when Henry Normal (co-writer of the Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, PaulCalf, Coogan's Run and The Parole ...
- San Diego Poetry Annual
Poetry & Art Series 2017 presents the 2017 San Diego Poetry Annual. Editors and authors published in the anthology read poems from this year's edition. There will guest appearances by San Diego authors Anthony Blacksher, Judy Reeves, Adam Greenfield, and ...
- Jayadeva's Geeta Govinda - A Love Song 23 - Poem by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon
When Radha's friends left her alone with Krishna, she smiled shyly, looking down at her soft bed made of tender leaves and flower beds. While Radha sat thus, fixing her gaze modestly on the grass bed, Krishna spoke to her gently and lovingly.
- Notes on Blindness is a vision of cinematic poetry - RTE.ie
RTE.ieNotes on Blindness is a vision of cinematic poetryRTE.ieWriter and academic John Hull's last glimpse he believes was of a church spire in Shrewsbury in England, the last thing he ever saw before he went totally blind in 1983 at the age of 45. When he realised that henceforth he wouldn't be able to read the ...and more »
- Former showrunner in 'conversation' for Doctor Who book release
They've now found a whole new way of looking at the Doctor, in this charmingly-illustrated collection of funny and whimsical poetry. Davies and Goss will be joined by the presenter of hit YouTube series Doctor Who: The Fan Show, Christel Dee, as they ...
- â€˜The Songs and Poems of Molly Drakeâ€™ Review: An Artist in Her Own Right
For much of her life and beyond, Molly Drake was defined by the men in her family. Her father was a member of the elite Indian Civil Service in Burma (now Myanmar), her husband a prosperous engineer in that countryâ€™s timber industry. In Yangon, she gave ...