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- Poetry gig at the McLellan Festival
There is even a poem beginning: â€˜Warm wind on the night ferry/a glass and a dark song, â€˜a stroll and a dander, at the shining seaâ€™s edgeâ€™. (Raft of Desires) which might resonate with Arran folk. Maura was born in Truro but is of Irish extraction.
- Even detractors at times praised Joaquin Miller's work
Poet-conservationist Miller came to Oregon as a teen in 1837 and later wrote "Unwritten History ... And yet, even in its most blatant fortissimos, Miller's poetry occasionally captured the grandeur of his surroundings, the spread of the Sierras, the ...
- Pallab Chaudhury
Welcome on this Forum, Pallab. The very first poem posted by you unfolds a poetic genius in the making. I loved reading this poem and hope you will continue to post your poetry. All the beat.
- Sunday Rumpus Poetry: A Poem by Juan Martinez
kept from her: Your cruelty to friends, small animals. Every birthday you forgot. not hang up. Juan Martinez was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and has since lived in Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada. He now lives in Chicago. Heâ€™s an assistant ...
- â€˜Here is a woman looking at all that life contains and saying yes, Iâ€™ll take itâ€™
asking strangers if they knew where the Dublin Writersâ€™ Forum was. Of course, they did not. Changing tack, I asked about the Twisted Pepper and was promptly pointed in the right direction. The poems gently nudge the reader to sit awhile in the poetry ...
- Penitentiary inmates write poetry for local trail
The five poems will be on display on the IAIA trail until August. Andrade said her recreation of the trail caught the eye of the inmatesâ€™ friends and prison staff, who also organized a contest where participants voted for the poem they liked best.
- Julianna Baggott
One almost has to go back to the Metaphysical and Cavalier poets to experience her sassy admixture of erotic and spiritual ardor ... During an era of lukewarm and tepid poetry, Baggott offers poems that sizzleâ€”and sear." â€”David Wojahn "For years ...
- Harry Dean Stanton (RIP) Reads Poems by Charles Bukowski
Back in 2012, Stanton headlined an L.A. tribute to the Los Angeles poet. Follow Open Culture on Facebook and Twitter and share intelligent media with your friends. Or better yet, sign up for our daily email and get a daily dose of Open Culture in your inbox.
- Bittersweet Relief
Pornography is frequently cited as the paradigmatic album of â€˜80s goth, and indeed, no other album of that genre ... She is mother to two cats and three poetry chapbooks, released by Fowlpox Press and dancing girl press. Links to her work (which includes ...
- Poetry Mentor Text: â€œRaised by Womenâ€
The first session that caught my eye was entitled â€œWriting Poetry in the High School Classroomâ€, with poet and WVU English teacher Amy Alvarez. My brain went ding! and I found a lucky seat in her session that morning. In the spirit of great lessons ...
- April is a good time to rhyme as Miami celebrates Poetry Month
April has been Poetry Month in Miami- Dade County since 2011. Conceived by Scott Cunningham, the O, Miami Poetry Festival will include 30 events and 23 projects, including performances by Manual Cinema of a piece commissioned by O, Miami.
- Death of a Champion (We Cry With Silent Lips)
For how long should they ask the weary warrior to keep standing? The new masses turned away and the poor exiled under law of phylogeny, There is now no beacon but a rickety fence creakinâ€™ That children fear when blows the old wind, once called freedom.
- Mom from West Virginia building writing career
She devoted her life to raising her children and although she always wrote poetry and dabbled a bit for local newspapers, it wasn't until a friend challenged her to participate in "NaNoWriMo," National Novel Writing Month, that she actually wrote her first ...
- John Ashbery, celebrated and challenging poet, dies at 90
"My poetry imitates or reproduces the way knowledge or awareness ... I feel the carousel starting slowly And going faster and faster: desk, papers, books, Photographs of friends, the window and the trees Merging in one neutral band that surrounds Me ...
- Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to deliver Emory Commencement address
Her second collection, â€œBellocq's Ophelia,â€ received the 2003 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize, was a finalist for both the Academy of American Poets' James Laughlin and Lenore Marshall prizes, and was named a 2003 Notable Book by ...