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- The past is never past
To read Latin American authors and poets like Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Pablo Neruda, and Octavio Paz is to see, first, what they have in common. It is a commonality of culture that goes beyond the Spanish language.
- The Challenge to Black Men
Even being feminine or only preferring men does not absolve you. It does not matter how many black poems you have written how many one-man shows about black fatherhood you have penned and performed. Misogyny is the primordial cancer to nation-building.
- Never Mind the Buzzcocks pays tribute to Sean Hughes
"I gigged with Sean a bunch before Buzzcocks. T&C mostly. Funny, dry, off kilter, always asking more questions than he ever answered. I loved it when he dropped serious poems into his comedy set. No warning. No apology. "I remember a mad thing he did with ...
- Daily Star replaces retiring reporter
Daily Star Publisher Fred Scheller agreed ... She replied that she writes poetry, fiction and studies political philosophy and social justice. She said she enjoys traveling, running and good discussion, and hopes to learn how to whittle spoons and ...
- Beautiful Love - Poem by Matthew Ray Long
We are hunters and killers and lovers and poets. We may live in hell, but we'll never know it. Blinded by lies and truths and sun and rain. With knees that creak and mouths that complain. Hearts full of hatred and ignorance and love for our brother.
- DC Theater Friday: â€˜Three Sistersâ€™ 2.0, plus a â€˜Nasty Womenâ€™ rep
[Celia Wren reviews Forum Theatreâ€™s â€œNasty Womenâ€ rep] â€œIntelligence ... performances and the serviceable stage pictures never allow the potential poetry to achieve liftoff.â€ (Celia Wren) Through April 9 at the Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 ...
- Book Title Poems Take 2
Several years ago I stumbled across the existence of book title poems and knew I had to try them. It was a blast, a perfect convergence of several of my hobbies and passions, so Iâ€™m not sure why I pretty much forgot about it until recently when my friend ...
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- 2016 books by Oregon poets to read in the new year
With the holidays over and winter weather due to continue for the next couple of months, this is a perfect time to curl up with a pile of books. The start of a new year invites contemplation, and poetry makes a good companion for looking inward.
- Northumberland publisher's cottage industry celebrates 10th anniversary
After taking a course in how create websites, Sheila produced her own and set about publishing mainly poetry and fiction. Over the decade, Sheila has published more than 160 books. She says: â€œI wanted to publish people who might not otherwise get their ...
- American Life in Poetry: The Air Smelled Dirty
Marge Piercy is a distinguished poet who lives in Massachusetts. Her most recent book is Made in Detroit: Poems (Knopf, 2015). I share with her the memory of coal furnaces and clinkers, which when I was a boy we carried out in buckets and used to surface ...
- Vulpes Random: On marking a poetry exam
I collect my share of the poetry exam scripts, put them in my bike pannier, and cycle home. I put them on the table, close my laptop to avoid distracting emails, find pencil, eraser and decent black ink pen. I open the packet. Fifteen exam scripts stare ...
- New Song, New Look, New Merch: Taylor Swift's Snake-y 'Reputation' Merchandise is Here
The pre-order collection includes a $75 black, snake-embossed and gothic-lettering hoodie ... "16 Pages of Handwritten Lyrics by Taylor Swift," paintings, poems and fashion portraits. There will be no further explanation. There will just be reputation.
- Sad Little Man will tackle adult grief through performance poetry
Poetry, music, two balloons and a bathroom that rains are about to collide in an exploration of how adults deal with grief. Sad Little Man is the latest show from The Pub Corner Poets, a collaboration of artists that celebrates â€œthe joy of the spoken ...
- Free-verse drama with dark underbelly
How to Stop the Sea, written in free verse, and with a dark underbelly, tells the story of a woman who ... such as Connemara. Emer had been writing poetry, but felt it was time for a different approach. â€œThe idea of that kind of heightened language ...