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- A poem written from the prompt 'SOLSTICE' for a local writing group I go to.
here! Six months on and the sun has gone, no more will it break at dawn. T'is constant night, the dark as spawned, my mood's changed, I'm more withdrawn... here! So still here in the land of ice, were the sky is so dark and drear.
- Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, March 22, 2015
By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06 Amanda Strand is a poet living in Maryland. I like this poem for its simplicity, clarity and directness. No frills to decorate it, just the kind of straightforward accounting of an experience that Henry David Thoreau said he looked for in an author. Father and Daughter The wedding ring I took off myself, read more
- Surreal and Fine Art Portrait Photography by Peter Zelei
Zelei exposes the rawness, surreality, mysticism and yet also poetry of his surroundings. Photogrist Photography Magazine featuring articles and information on digital and film photography, as well as inspirational photos and pieces from around the world.
- Ph: Love: Save Me The Last Dance - Poem by Brian Johnston
'Would you save me the last dance in next life? ' he asked her, Her tears, though at distance, were touching his heart, She had not liked new poem that first quite upset her, He re-worked last stanzas; her tears love of art. "I have no right to ask for a ...
- 20 Black Poets You Should Know (and Love)
In 1996 the Academy of American Poets dubbed April National Poetry Month to celebrate the richness of American poetry. In its honor, here are 20 black American poets who have shown brilliance in their art and service to the community. â€œWhat happens to a ...
- Happy 154th Birthday, West Virginia
Students sang the â€œHappy Birthdayâ€ song, John Denverâ€™s â€œCountry Roadsâ€ and more during the ceremony. Tyler Ray, a graduate of Webster County High School, was on hand to recite what the state meant to him through poetry. â€œTo be able to express ...
- New York Public Library shows off its collection of Venetian smut
to flap books showing the undergarments of Venetian prostitutes, etchings by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, letters from Lord Byronâ€™s paramours and examples of wedding poetry celebrating the unions of leading European families.
- The homework that inspires horror in families - BBC News
BBC NewsThe homework that inspires horror in familiesBBC NewsLe cahier de poesie - the poetry book - is a standard-format exercise book required by every primary school child in France. Ninety-four mixed pages, lined and blank. The lined - for the pupil to copy out the text of a poem. The blank - for them to ...and more »
- Patti Smith on How Writing Poems Are Different From Songwriting
How is writing poems different from writing songs? Patti Smith: Poetry is a solitary process. One does not write poetry for the masses. Poetry is a self-involved, lofty pursuit. Songs are for the people. When Iâ€™m writing a song, I imagine performing it.
- Heinen: My year in music and poetry
I blame it on deadlines. Every writer has a love/hate relationship with deadlines. A friend gave me a small magnet that hangs on my door reading â€œI love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.â€ Without them, I wouldnâ€™t get as ...
- Gleam and darkness
In revealing the many permutations of shadows in poetry, Hollander stops short of linking the trope ... At the end of the tour, the reader is left with the chiaroscuro of the modern/ist Gothic, â€œa confederation of tribes of shadow that we might loosely ...
- Childhood, Poetry, and History: â€œThe Courtship of Miles Standishâ€
In a box stored in the basement of our home, I have a record of my school history, grades 1 through 12. It was a box my mother kept, and kept adding to, and included everything from report cards and penmanship books to tests and notebooks. Best of all, my ...
- New Lit Mag Celebrates Young Writers With Teen Issue
Despite their grass-roots origins, they take work from anywhere, including art, comics, poetry, and short (less than 2500 words) fiction and nonfiction. This review will have little to say regarding the new teen issue, there being no pressing need to ...
- Local writer David Wolman publishes book of poetry, will host reading at Aiken County Historical Museum
Local writer David Wolman has blended his life's experiences from profound to humorous into his latest book, a collection of poetry chronicling personal stories and artwork. Wolman, who also works as a physician assistant at Internal Medicine Associates of ...
- Poetry in the Wet Air: Three Anthologies
The Anthology Poetry in Flight/PoesÃa en Vuelo celebrates contributors of San Francisco's, El Tecolote. In the words of Juan Felipe Herrera, "this is the El Tecolote Anthology, the pioneering, fiery, soulful eye of this community, keeping watch and ward ...