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- Celebrating Black History Month through poetry
Students showed off their talents in poetry, song and rap at Poetry Jam: An Open Mic in honor of Black History Month. The Cross Cultural and Gender Center hosted the event in the Henry Madden Library on Feb. 1. Performer Kameron Brooks presented a poetry ...
- Poetry Sunday: â€œThe New Colossus,â€ by Emma Lazarus
â€œGive me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!â€ This poem is in the public domain.
- Why Griffin Poetry Prize finalist Hoa Nguyen would never use a pen name
Hoa Nguyen's book of poetry Violet Energy Ingots has been shortlisted for the $60,000 Griffin Poetry Prize, the richest prize for poetry in Canada. Violet Energy Ingots, Nguyen's fourth collection, is about finding contemplation in every day moments ...
- Poetry Review: Two from Talonbooks
In this case: the body of poems. What does it mean to be a collection? What does it mean to write and express, to create and then to consume? Where is the radicalization of poetry within a grouping? Where is the breakdown of the housing that carries the ...
- Death Poems - Poems For Death - A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An Infant Of Twelve Months
Enlarg'd he sees unnumber'd systems roll, Beneath him sees the universal whole, Planets on planets run their destin'd round, And circling wonders fill the vast profound. 'Thrice welcome thou.' The raptur'd babe replies, 'Thanks to my God, who snatch'd me ...
- Hundreds light candles and say goodbye to Bristol teen George Zographou, who died from meningitis
Georgeâ€™s dad, Andrew, read beautifully from the poem When God Saw You Getting Tired ... like he would, I am going to let love win.â€ Donations will go to Meningitis Now and Royal Cornwall Hospital.
- Still Flying: Refusal to grow up clashes with march of time
â€œFor Peter Pan on her 70th birthday,â€ now at Playwrights Horizons ... The achingly poignant drama finds poetry in the peculiar dynamic of a family reunion, studded with reminiscences of key childhood moments anyone can relate to.
- Goodison recalls Derekâ€™s humour
â€œI am so saddened by his passing as Derek and I were friends. We met many years ago as he was one of the first persons to give me lessons in creative writing after taking a look at my poems. Over the years he has also been a mentor to me. We spoke two ...
- Liberty Circus â€¦ A Rogue Band of Outlaw Songwriters and Poets
Thanks to Alan for the heads-up on this. Alan Kaufman â€“ â€œcitizen poetâ€ with five published volumes including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry has been featured here before and was also featured in The BeZine.
- Linda Pastan: A National Treasure
and the Charity Randall Citation of the International Poetry Forum. Unlike Dickinson, Pastan did not dedicate herself to reclusiveness; Pastan has given many poetry readings, and she served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1991 to 1995. Pastan also taught ...
- A teenage poet from Bacup dark tale has been selected for a national poetry anthology
A TEENAGE poet has had his dark tale selected for a national poetry anthology. Year 10 pupil Leon Watson, from Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, Bacup will have his poem published in Teen Poets 2017 â€“ Voices of Youth. The poem 'Greed', which ...
- Top 10 Shocking Facts About Famous Writers
Her confinement also gave her time to write, and Browning went on to produce some of the most revered romantic poetry in British history. In fact, much of her poetry is considered as high in quality as that of William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.
- World Poetry Day: Did you know PM Narendra Modi is a poet? Here's where you can read his poems
Delhi: On the occasion of World Poetry Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated all poets for their efforts to popularise the "splendid medium of expression: He said, "Poetry is at the heart of the oral tradition, giving voice to ...
- Friends, Ya, And So Much More Now, Too
I'd fully intended to ink that bicycle ride, sweeter than I've ever known before cuz of you, but you must captivate every minute; and to think I didn't realize Mrs. Sitz' prompt of "Friend" was on the same day as Starbuck's Friendship Day special.
- The beautiful poetry of SPAM
Sometimes, though, all you need is the right line breaks and, as a plus, sketchy English-as-a-second-language writing skills. I received an average SPAM letter in my email and made this awesome poetry out of it different with line breaks: