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- Ashura 2017: When is it? Everything you need to know about the Muslim festival of mourning
Ashura involves reenactments of the Battle of Karbala in which Hussein died in 680 AD, and public processions of intense collective grief accompanied by poetry recitals and music during which worshippers wear black.
- New U.S. poet laureate wants to reach out by listening
I have this idea that this forum of the laureateship might open up inroads to different ... So itâ€™s kind of a home for black poetry. What I have seen over the last 20 years is how Cave Canem has, I think, reinvigorated American poetry.
- The Real First Family of Hoops
The Ball family before the Ball family ... to challenge anyone who claims Kyrie Irving doesnâ€™t have the sickest handles in the NBA ("Itâ€™s like poetry in his hands"). Just donâ€™t judge her for thinking La La Land is one of the greatest movies of ...
- Music, Madness and Poetry Party-Animals at Mudfest
Notts-based publishers Mud Press launched their latest poetry anthology Woman last week. We rolled up our sleeves and dived into Cobden Chambers for the launch party. Cobden Chambers, Nottingham's own little slice of Brixton-esque artiness set firmly ...
- Pentagram rebrands Poetry Foundation to show â€œever-changingâ€ nature of literature
The new visual identity has been designed by partner Michael Bierut, and features an â€œalways evolvingâ€ logo that takes on multiple typefaces. A Pentagram New York team led by Michael Bierut have designed a new, typography-based visual identity for US ...
- A Twenty-First Century Illumination: Suzanne Savoy as Christine de Pizan
Widowed at twenty-five, de Pizan supported her family solely through her writing, which included courtly poetry, a book on warfare and chivalry, the official biography of Charles V, and beautifully-illuminated allegorical works demanding respect for women.
- Halfway There: The Best Books of 2017...So Far
At the start of every year, I take a look at what books will be published and think "Man ... Keep in mind that I read crime, horror, bizarro, poetry, nonfiction, and literary fiction, so what you're about to read brings together a plethora of genres.
- Jodorowskyâ€™s â€œEndless Poetryâ€ Continues a Phantasmagorical Coming of Age
At 88 years young, the rebel-shaman filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky has led an eclectic life and enjoyed a provocative career ... Episodic in structure, Endless Poetry feels like a scrapbook of amended memories filtered through Jodoâ€™s lysergic ...
- Dynasty: On Being Black and Queer in Austin
Previous shows encouraged discussion around living in Austin as a queer black man through prose, poetry, and performance. Last yearâ€™s Chronicles closed with a piece about police brutality and depictions of bodies on the ground. Dynasty, the fifth ...
- We Write Poems for Friends and Occasions & A Peek!
Students - I wrote today's poem for some kindergarten friends in Weston, MA. Christie Wyman's students of Country School have been caring for tadpoles, and this week it was time to let them go. They are frogs now. And the kindergarteners have grown too.
- This Epic Poem About Trumpâ€™s Inauguration Is Absolutely Amazing!
Hey everyone, want to get serious with you before I delve into something funny for a moment. Back in September ... and Washington, D.C. insiders. This poem celebrates Trumpâ€™s victory, as we begin to make America great again! This is classic!
- Top 10 Books that Inspired Me (and You)
Some of these books I first read as a child ... Now I look back through the table of contents and the dog-eared pages and recognize the poems and the poets like extended family. Plus, Keillorâ€™s introduction is so good â€” I wish it were taught in ...
- HAVE COFFIN, NEED PALLBEARERS
When I am writing sustainably, my poems gradually take on life. Some of them have been gestating for over five years. I regularly visit the notebooks and files housing them and meander through, waiting for insight, waiting for a sublime line or metaphor to ...
- Poems of Resistance, Power & Resilience â€“ Burgi Zenhaeusern
As the incoming administration builds its agenda of attack on marginalized people, on freedom of speech, on the earth itself, poetry will continue to be an essential voice of resistance. Poets will speak out in solidarity, united against hatred, systemic ...
- Not Friends? Then No Benefits
My friend Nathan and I were walking to a picnic when we passed ... The first time Nathan and I stayed up late talking was after watching â€œThe Dead Poetâ€™s Societyâ€ in my dorm room. When it finished, we lay on the bed and talked until 2 a.m. Even ...