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- Chicagoâ€™s Very Own: J. Ivy
CHICAGO â€” Chicago hip-hop poet J. Ivy has taken his pain of growing up without a father and turned it into something positive. Heâ€™s spreading the word of forgiveness and empowerment to Chicago elementary school students. Students at Ashburn Community Elementary School call their poetry club a safe haven, an open forum for self-expression through [â€¦]
- Books of Wonder | Interview with Nance Van Winckel â€” Susan Aizenberg
NVW: Yes, my eighth book, Our Foreigner, received the Pacific Coast Poetry Award and is just out from Beyond Baroque Books. Iâ€™m working on a book thatâ€™s primarily a memoir; it has many sorts of hybrid forms going on in it, including some visual black ...
- Thomas A. Firey: A love letter to good teachers
Among those sad absences are the loss of good teachers ... she helped hundreds of students to better appreciate literature, poetry and photography. Speaking personally, she introduced me to two of the great loves of my life, Greek mythology and Shakespeare.
- Librarian who rejected Melaniaâ€™s book donationâ€”Dr. Seussâ€™s poems are steeped in racist stereotypes
The photo was taken at a special â€œGreen Eggs Breakfastâ€ in celebration of Theodor Seuss Geiselâ€™s birthday, and the only â€œclicheâ€ I see here is that tired old saw about left-wing hypocrisy.
- Keynotes: Hudson Public Library holds poetry contest â€“ Wicked Local Hudson
Wicked Local HudsonKeynotes: Hudson Public Library holds poetry contestWicked Local HudsonHudson resident Sandra Merlini won first prize in the adult category for her poem â€œWhite Lilacâ€ in the annual Hudson Public Library poetry contest. First prize in ...
- Paying to Play: On Submission Fees in Poetry Publishing
For poets (or their non-poet friends, family, or even strangers) who can afford to sponsor others, the nomination model presents an outstanding option to assist poets in financial need and should be adopted more widely in poetry publishing to the benefit ...
- Film reviews round-up: Goodbye Christopher Robin, Home Again, Daphne, Pecking Order, Zoology
She sells one of his private poems to a magazine. Meanwhile ... Peter (Dmitriy Groshev), a radiologist who has an erotic fascination with her new growth. However, she is soon shunned by the townsfolk, who react to her condition as if she has leprosy ...
- Caricom Secretary General issues condolences on passing of Derek Walcott
Sir Derek, a prolific and accomplished writer who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, has left a void in the tapestry of Caribbean literature and theatre, after more than seven decades of producing inspiring literary works in essays ...
- Mohammad Rafi gets Google doodle on 93rd birthday
Search engine Google on Sunday dedicated its doodle to the legendary Bollywood singer Mohammad Rafi on his 93rd birthday. The doodle shows Rafi ... He sang qawwalis (devotional music), ghazals (type of poem), disco and pop in Hindi and various other ...
- 'We are one family': Edmontonians counter September attack with show of unity
They shared a Somali meal, soaked up poetry and an Inuinnaqtun prayer ... We are here to support you. We are one family.' - Ahmed Abdulkadir, Unity Celebration organizer "It just brings me that peace of knowing that these are the people I'm surrounded ...
- Rashmi Virag: I write songs because there's very less poetry left in the universe
Ace lyricist Rashmi Virag has given penned lyrics for several Bollywood films likes DUS KAHANIYAAN, ZINDA, HAMARI ADHURI KAHANI and may more. His iconic songs include, â€˜Zinda Hoon Main', â€˜Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon' and â€˜Muskurane Ki Wajah' and few more.
- Poet's Notebook: In over our heads
One pleasure of these columns is that it leads me back to poems I loved years ago, and this story reminded me of a great one by James Dickey, in which a lifeguard dreams about a child he failed to save. If you havenâ€™t read it, look it up.
- Ludington, MI Author Publishes Poetry
particularly as part of her writing group, "The Westside Gang." Her previous works include a novel, Two Steps this Side, and poems published in various literary journals. Taking in the Seasons is an 80-page paperback with a retail price of $11.00.
- Ben Lerner's The Hatred of Poetry: a quest for the unattainable - The Australian
The AustralianBen Lerner's The Hatred of Poetry: a quest for the unattainableThe AustralianThe editor of these pages wrote in a recent Claws column that The Hatred of Poetry was a romance, and that's certainly true, but in a particular sense. It's full of love, but it's not romantic. Lerner shows a route to bring poetry out of godliness, to ...and more »
- The day when everyone was a poet
Poets and poetic souls celebrated World Poetry Day on Saturday by sharing their favorite verses with fellow masters of rhymes in the Twitterverse.