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- Berks Bard Fest 2017 with poet Olivia Sica
Events are free and open to the public ... This year's selection of poets also includes Catherine Rittenhouse Good, frequent winner of the Encore Poetry Contest and award winning poets Elizabeth Bodien, Awilda I. Castro-Suarez and Doug Arnold.
- I Will Marry Tomorrow - Poem by olu Akin
We shall walk the aisle. I, grinning in my genteel gaunt beside blanched ebony. I will this honour bequeath my beloved tomorrow. Its sweet perfume encased in a whorl. Alas! That which I await is scarce. This memory will be banished tomorrow. I must nurture ...
- SYSTEM OF A DOWN Frontman Is 'More Interested In Writing Instrumental Pieces Of Music': 'Screw Vocals,' He Says
Not because there is nothing I want to talk or sing about. Sure, there are topics I don't want to write lyrics to, but at least I can pull out some new emotions out of it. "Poetry is always something that opens yourself up and supports self-determination ...
- When Arabic Poetry Means Prison
What is known as modern Persian poetry has a history dating back to almost 11 centuries ... One of the first acts of his regime was to have the young poet Saeed Soltanpour abducted from his wedding ceremony and executed on a spurious charge of â€œCommunist ...
- American Life in Poetry: â€˜Bees Were Betterâ€™ by Shihab Nye
The University of Minnesota Press has published a fine collection of bee poems, â€œIf Bees are Few.â€ Hereâ€™s one by one of my favorite poets, Naomi Shihab Nye, who lives in San Antonio. Her most recent book is â€œFamousâ€ from Wings Press. at every table.
- Creative Writing alumnus named 2018 NEA Literature Creative Writing Fellow
The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program awards $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers to enable them to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and career advancement.
- BREAKING NEWS: Sir Derek Walcott dies
He was 87. Walcott was a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was Professor of Poetry at the University of Essex from 2010 to 2013. His works include the Homeric epic poem Omeros (1990), which many critics v ...
- Tribute to Kgositsile, SAâ€™s only poet laureate
He died on Wednesday. In his school days Bra Willie (78) managed to get access to African American poets Langston Hughesâ€™ and Richard Wrightâ€™s poems. This was no mean feat in apartheid South Africa when schools for African children either didnâ€™t have ...
- Taking on the world in verse
Poet Chemmanam Chacko leads us into his â€˜writing roomâ€™ in his house in Padamugal. It has a small writing table in a corner next to the window, a chair, clipboards, pens, a magnifying glass and othe...
- Kevin Young is named new poetry editor at The New Yorker
Last year, Young accepted a job in New York to become the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a Harlem research unit of the New York Public Library system. Young had served as the curator of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library ...
- Poetry International's 22/23 Launch And Reading
... release of its latest annual poetry journal with a reading. San Diego poets and editors from San Diego State University will read from their work, and there will be books for sale plus light refreshments (feel free to BYOB). Find additional details here.
- 2017 Summer Reading for teens include poetry camp, dance lessons
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Hey teens, want to learn how to be a poet? Then make plans to attend the Spoken Word Poetry Camp July 10-14 at the Central Library. Sponsored by the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) Archives Department and Real Life Poets Inc., this camp is ...
- Kristen & Lauren | San Francisco, CA
Writing your wedding vows can be stressful, but in Lauren and Kristenâ€™s San Francisco wedding, love and poetry flowed. For more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/iqvideography https://www.aliciakdesigns.com
- In New York, an Influential First Lady Redefines the Position
Arrayed before her were not the familiar faces of friends and family, but dozens of other women ... but is openly more comfortable with the written word. She has written poetry for most of her life, and she previously signed off her emails with the line ...
- Poems on His Birthday: Thoughts about Dylan Thomas on my 40th [by Daniel Westover]
This is all rather self-indulgent, I know. When I agreed to begin 2015 as the guest writer at the Best American Poetry, it didnâ€™t dawn on me that Iâ€™d be starting on my birthday, and I certainly didnâ€™t have it in mind to write about Dylan Thomas.