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- Poetry From Prison
Michael Owens was serving life without parole for a drug related shootout when his first poem â€œLeapâ€ was published. Now heâ€™s releasing his first book â€œThe Way Backâ€ with help from Bob Stanley of the Sacramento Poetry Foundation. Owens calls in ...
- Novelist Porochista Khakpour on Immigration Ban, Poetry in Protest, and More
You can be a refugee once, Iâ€™ve always thought, but how to be one twice?â€ (CNN) Valentineâ€™s Day is fast approaching, but if youâ€™re not in the mood for love poetry, check out these poetry collections in translation on themes other than love ...
- Poet Robert Frostâ€™s original Christmas cards on display
The cards were part of a cache of â€œFrostianaâ€ donated to the college in 1961, two years before Frostâ€™s death, said Middlebury College Archivist Danielle Rougeau. â€œThis form, the combination of poem and form, with beautiful materials and ...
- Today in Kuwait's history
2000 -- Child labour banned in law passed by Cabinet. 2005 -- The First Arabic Poetry Forum, organized by Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain Poetry Foundation, is inaugurated in Iraq by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
- One week left to enjoy the feats of poetry lining Charlestonâ€™s streets
You've got a little more than a week left to find all the poems scattered across Charleston's upper peninsula. The poems, which have showed up on storefront windows and in public parks, are mostly the work of grade-school students. The nonprofit arts group ...
- Contest winners in 1996
With her are, from left, in front: essay contest winner Valerie Lacy, poetry winner Amanda Walker, art winner Christopher Gould, and poster winner Andy Rosamilia; and in back: runners-up Katelyn Dion, Ashley Brandt, Jamie Fultz, Mary Beth Shortledge ...
- Books fulfill a daughterâ€™s promise to mom
The first poem of the â€œEncores of Youâ€ section was written by David on the coupleâ€™s wedding day, remembering their chance meeting on the beach as they begin a life together. A few pages later, â€œNevermoreâ€ combines both parents on one page.
- Poems can wait, former FMâ€™s focus is on finances
The sun is retreating behind the clouds. Seated on red plastic chairs on a vacant plot at Power House Road, the venue for a public meeting, a few among the audience are guessing whether â€œbadal (clouds)â€ will disperse and make way for brightness.
- Picture Special: Nostalgia and celebrations at the Mary from Dungloe Golden Jubilee Banquet
Stories of friendship and romance were shared, as well as renditions of songs and poetry. Past Marys proved their talents were still plentiful and their charisma still shined. Gavin Boyle also remarked that their beauty seemed to grow with the years!
- Twisting Tongues: Bilingual Poetry with AAWW and Wendyâ€™s Subway
Jen lives in Brooklyn, where she is Heart Valve Ambassador for The American Heart Association, the Assistant Poetry Editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, and a collaborative chapbook publisher for No Dear/Small Anchor. Read her poems in AAWWâ€™s The Margins.
- Bring on your epic Whataburger poetry for #BurgerVerseContest
Rhymers and rappers alike will submit their best Whataburger poetry for the chance to win a moment of fame on Whataburger's social media channels, free Whataburger for a Year and a $500 Ticketmaster gift card. Here's how the contest works: â€¢ For three ...
- John Ashbery, American poet â€“ obituary
John Ashbery, who has died aged 90, was perhaps the greatest American poet of the second half of the 20th ... Ashbery expanded the language of poetry to register its historical and cultural moment in all its richness and complexity. In his playful, erudite ...
- Sharper with a Border
When I think of â€œforms,â€ I donâ€™t just mean when you open Miller Williamsâ€™s Patterns of Poetry and the things youâ€™ll find ... whether or not you told those stories in a public forum, whether you were being published or on stage, that you had ...
- Faiz Ahmed Faiz: Myriad New Meanings of Love and Protest
I was studying at the Jawaharlal Nehru University where he came to address us and recited his poetry. By that time, Noorjahan, Begum Akhtar and Mehdi Hasan had sung many of his Ghazals and Nazms in their inimitable styles and we had fallen in love with them.
- Kevin Young Is Ready to Engage the Public with Poetry
Kevin Young, the director of Harlemâ€™s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and author of the National Book Award long-listed Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Post-Facts, and Fake News, became poetry editor of The New Yorker ...