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- Notable Twin Cities: 2/5â€“2/11
Monday 2/5: Button Poetry Live convenes at Camp Bar again for a night of electric spoken word. Hosted by Neil Hilborn featuring poet Omar Holmon, this event includes a free, pre-show workshop next door at Keys Cafe & Bakery at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7:30.
- Jenny Zhang on Staying Authentic in Poetry & Prose
Were you writing fiction all the while you were publishing and performing your poems?" Let's start there: Jenny Zhang: I wrote these stories in my undergraduate and graduate years, but even then I started writing poetry on the side, to give myself an ...
- A teacher claims that this hilarious poem was written by a third-grader, but I have my doubts
Recently, an anonymous elementary school teacher shared a Facebook post about one of her third-graders apparently wrote a feminist poem at recess ... me texting all my femme friends: say it. say it with me. say you're a rich pie strong with knowledge.
- Best new poetry: Mary Oliver, Nikki Giovanni and Maggie Smith
In Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver (Penguin), one of our most beloved writers offers both the best of her work and a spiritual road map of sorts. Spanning more than 50 years and featuring more than 200 poems, the collection shows Oliver, in ...
- 'A Quiet Passion' explores the contradictions of poet Emily Dickinson's life
The writer-director wisely uses the poet's life to explore the stifling societal norms ... Emily's quick-witted, independent best friend, Vryling Buffam (Catherine Bailey), provides much of the comic relief, with her barbed repartee and outrageous views.
- 8 Childrenâ€™s Books About Death
She uses poetry to meditate on the questions weâ€™ve all had about ... My generation is haunted by the film version of Petersonâ€™s novel. In childrenâ€™s books, no one dies. The closest we ever got was Charlotteâ€™s Web. It was a simple fact that we ...
- Poetry Month / â€œSuction cup arrow shot in the darkâ€
Steven Harz was the 2013 winner of the international People's Poetry Contest and is a three-time winner of The Iron Writer Challenge. In his writing, Steven captures the exhilaration, pain, and frustration of love, all the while making you strive to find ...
- Paul Gerard Reed Poems
All my poems since 2010 are on poemsforlifebypaul.blogspot.com. I wrote 365 poems between October 2010 and 2011. I would like to write over 1,000 poems but as I have found numerical challenges usually reduce the quality (if there was any to begin with) .
- Social media honors Tupac Shakur on 21st anniversary of death
More than two decades after his death, hip-hop heads still sing his praises ... Tupac influenced the masses through his film, poetry and music. Today, people are expressing their gratitude. From lyrics and quotes to pictures and newspaper clippings ...
- US Rep. Richard Neal mourns death of Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness
Neal, the Democratic leader of Congress' Friends of Ireland Caucus, said he was sad to learn that McGuinness ... statesman and a gentleman," he will miss his friend's love of poetry, fishing and the city of Derry. "During this difficult time, my thoughts ...
- 5+1 reasons you should visit Eger, the Hungarian Athens
The defeat of the Turkish forces at Eger is of great historical importance and several poems and novels were written about it ... (built in the 13 th century in Roman style, then rebuilt in Gothic, then again in Neo-Gothic style), the DobÃ³ IstvÃ¡n ...
- She has dreams.
Hope that one day she'll be happy again. Again. The kind of hope that makes her wonder what is sadness. She is sad. So sad that she feels alone. One more time. The kind of sadness that makes her think that she's alone. She is lonely. But never alone.
- Hessler Street Fair Poetry Entrants Read at the Euclid Tavern
One of the community facets of that annual throwback festival of music and crunchy-granola culture in University Circle, the Hessler Street Fair, is its annual poetry contest. Entries are closed and the competitors have been chosen. The contestants ...
- 14 New Poetry Collections That Will Expand Your Worldview
Click here to buy. 6'Don't Call Us Dead' by Danez Smith Beginning with an imagined afterlife for black men shot by police, Danez Smithâ€™s second poetry collection, Donâ€™t Call Us Dead, will appear in September from Graywolf Press and takes a close look ...
- African American recipients of poetry prizes, awards (1987-2017)
2016: Angel Nafis (Ruth Lilly and(Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship) 2016: Alison C. Rollins (Ruth Lilly and(Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship) 2016: Tyehimba Jess (Lannan Foundation Literary Award)