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- On the Bright Side: Art contest and exhibit fight addiction
Artists and poets have a chance to win a share of $4,000 in prize money in this yearâ€™s LEAF â€œBlue Skies Smilinâ€™ at Meâ€ Art and Poetry contest, an organizer said on Monday. This is the seventh year for the competition, said Leatherstocking Education ...
- Bay Area Bound: Books out this month by local authors
A Little Book on Form: An Exploration Into the Formal Imagination of Poetry, by Robert Hass (Ecco; $29.99) Babies of Technology: Assisted Reproduction and the Rights of the Child, by Mary Ann Mason and Tom Ekman (Yale University Press; $30) Borderwall as ...
- Varieties of Love
The emotional qualities of poetry, theatre, literature, music and eventually film deeply influenced his work. Although he was a scientist, he explained that: â€œthe natural sciences have always left aside the most important aspect of life, which is love ...
- Louise Erdrich, Matthew Desmond Among Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards
The novelist Yaa Gyasi, whose debut novel, â€œHomegoing,â€ won the John Leonard Prize for the best first book in any genre, thanked her parents for the sacrifices they made to bring her family to the ... The prize for poetry went to Ishion Hutchinson ...
- Giving the gift of books, 2016
What a great year 2016 has been for books, especially books by and about queer people. That's why these outstanding titles in poetry, fiction, nonfiction and even picture books should make holiday shopping a breeze. Literary language: Primer (Univ.
- Christian: Gaining strength through stanzas
Mature love: Sharon Oldsâ€™ poem â€œTopographyâ€ brings a smile during a time of ... What fortune to have been raised on rhyme. Christian, a former Dubuquer, is an Ames. Iowa, writer who can be reached at
- Remembering Shakeel Badayuni, Who Was Resolutely Romantic in a World of Progressives
That Badayuni held his own against the formidable presence of the progressives â€“ Sahir Ludhianvi, Kaifi Azmi, Jan Nisar Akhtar, Majrooh Sultanpuri â€“ and kept writing in the romantic strain at a time when socially-engaged purposive poetry was gaining ...
- POETRY CORNER: Ode to the Answering Genius
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- Fighting the pull of poetry, this poet finds his muse in the military's role in his life in latest novel
Jay Baron Nicorvoâ€™s debut novel, â€œThe Standard Grand,â€ centers on a group of veterans â€” each damaged by his or her experiences in the military â€” who form a community in Catskills. When a multinational company attempts some subterfuge in order to ...
- Ipswich Waterstonesâ€™ 13 books you need to read this summer
â€œThis part diary part poetry book will have you in tears, while her most recent publication, PLUM, is equally brilliant.â€ Perfect for fans of Victoria Wood, Pam Ayres and Kate Tempest. â€œA book I have been waiting to read for a long time, this ...
- The Heartwarming Reason Why This Teenâ€™s Mirror Selfie Went Crazy Viral
According to Buzzfeed, 19-year-old Julissa Emile posted the series of mirror selfies on Twitter from a restroom while away at a collegiate poetry slam in Chicago, and because of the restroom where the pictures were taken, the photo series took off.
- Youth Literary and Art Forum from next week in Dhofar
He said the 23rd edition of forum will include several events, such as competition in poetry, folk poetry and short story, short story readings, an exhibition on fine arts, an evening of theatrical performances, a seminar and dialogue in the Omani literature.
- 6 Ways to Wow Guests at Your Wedding Reception
The bride and groom were once the main attraction at a wedding. Then came the band ... Couples hire entertainers who speak to who they are: opera singers for the highbrows; poetry pontificators for the romantics; or street and subway acts for the urbanites.
- Poem penned years before woman's addiction-related death published as obituary
A Lancaster County family is mourning the loss of a loved one due to heroin addiction. As News 8's Susan Shapiro explains, a poem Stephanie Evanko penned years before her death became an obituary that touched people nationwide. Read it in full here.
- Launch of â€˜The Great Animatorâ€™.
My new collection, â€˜The Great Animatorâ€™ will be published in February. To launch the book Iâ€™m delighted and honoured that Iâ€™ll be reading with the American poets Michael Waters and the Romanian born poet Mihaela Moscialue. It is worth clicking ...