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- Elegy as Ecstasy: Rereading Motherwell
Moterwell and Stevens, both masters, both land on the elegy. An elegy is a poem of loss. It typically celebrates and/or mourns the death of someone who should not have died or whose death will be greatly missed. Elegy comes to us from the Greek work ...
- Teen columnists share their views
I really enjoy writing. Iâ€™m best at poetry and short stories, mostly because I think of it as a means of escape from the problems reality throws at me during my daily life. Thatâ€™s mostly the reason I wanted to join the teen columnists group ...
- Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, April 12, 2015
By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06 I don't think I've ever sold anything that, later, I didn't wish I had back, and I have a list of regrets as long as my arm. So this poem by Melissa Balmain really caught my attention. Balmain lives in New York state, and her most recent book is "Walking in on People" from Able Muse Press. Love Poem read more
- Memory of Figment a Merely: Four Poems by Zaina Alsous
leaving and never returning is a choice, not a violence. A poem, depending on the speaker, an act of incitement to violence. Concrete left in the throats of children, a motherâ€™s final glance, a segregated beach, a segregated sun; it is all just a great ...
- Gary Phillips named Carrboro poet laureate
Phillips was appointed poet laureate in 2016, and has accepted the job through June 2018. His responsibilities include organizing the West End Poetry Festival in Carrboro, and leading weekly meetings of the Carrboro Poetâ€™s Council. The Town of Carrboro ...
- Alliance Francaise celebrates â€˜Poetry and Francophonieâ€™ in March
00 pm â€“ Panel Poetry Discussion â€“Is poetry a way of making a statement? â€“ Free Admission Saturday, April 1st, 4:00 pm â€“ 3:00 pm â€“ French Karaoke Contest â€“ A fun occasion for persons to make use of their French!! All songs will be sang in French.
- Kya Yaad Hai Aapko: This girl's poetry on sexual abuse by her stepfather is gut-wrenching
#MeToo campaign led many celebrities and common people to open up about sexual abuses they have faced. The harrowing experience which leaves an ever lasting imprint on the person's mind started becoming the subject of discussions and our news feed.
- University of Michigan Hosted Speaker who claimed Blacks Face Daily Microaggressions, Racism
The University of Michigan â€œcelebratedâ€ Martin Luther King Day by inviting Yale University Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry Claudia Rankine to read ... in their everyday lives. The Michigan Daily reports Rankine read from her best-selling Citizen ...
- 5 Trending Headlines: Agâ€™s biggest challenges for 2018; PLUS: Calling all cowboy poets
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead and the North American Free Trade Agreement is not-so-quietly and ... Association Trade Show in New Orleans by participating in a Cowboy Poetry Contest being held in conjunction with the 2018 Phoenix event, reports ...
- DOWNLOAD EBOOK The Vision of Sir Launfal, and Other Poems James Russell Lowell For Kindle
- Marcus Amaker brings the city's first poetry festival to Charleston
laughs Amaker. Foley and Amaker ended up becoming good friends â€” Foley was one of Amaker's groomsmen in his wedding â€” and they, along with Berry, the mastermind behind local group Unspoken Word, have been spreading poetry around town for years now.
- Deadline Approaches for Emily Dickinson First Book Award
Submissions are currently open for the Poetry Foundationâ€™s Emily Dickinson First Book Award. A prize of $10,000 and publication by Graywolf Press is given for a poetry collection by a U.S. writer of at least forty years of age who has not published a ...
- 'Black Lives Matter (Too)' play aims to unpack the term and share humanity
When Angela Jackson-Brown and Ashya Thomas wrote their play "Black Lives Matter (Too)," they set some goals. They wanted to infuse the work â€” which comprises scenes, poetry and music â€” with human connections. They wanted to plant hope that triumphs ...
- Lost. Missed. poem by Brenda Davis Harsham (LOST AND FOUND Poetry and Prose Series)
a rusty, swing set beam. Blankie? Bye. Lost. Missed. AUTHORâ€™S PHOTO CAPTION: Me, at two, holding Blankie â€” lost but not forgotten. NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I broke my arm around age six. I grew up in the tough love generation. My stepmother was probably ...
- Anoka-Hennepin High Schoolers write from the heart with poetry
Weeping over a beloved grandmotherâ€™s death, enraged at a parentâ€™s betrayal or determined to make their own way, sophomore students exercised rarely expressed emotion when they read their original poetry aloud during a Dec. 1 poetry reading at the school.