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Robert Pinsky's PoemJazz Sessions: On an evening last March, a crowd of people filed in to Boston Playwrights’ Theatre on Commonwealth Avenue to hear Robert Pinsky, the former three-time US poet laureate and College of Arts & Science...
| How to gain immortality: Chaucer, perhaps best known for his title, Father of English Poetry, and his summative works, often employed bawdy and satirical undertones. With an ear for exquisite lyrical metrics and a seemingly n... |
| U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Robert Pinsky: Robert Pinsky is one of America's leading poets, but he is most famous for having been the United States Poet Laureate three separate times. He is widely thought to be one of the most effective poet... |
| The haunting poetry of a Chinese factory worker who committed suicide: The poems, translated at the leftist website Libcom.org, are a wrenching echo of the alienation and hardship felt by countless people in modern China and, for that matter, in other parts of the develo... |
| 1,000-Year-Old Chinese Tomb Is Found Filled With Poetry, Murals and Star Maps: A Chinese tomb was unearthed by researchers and is filled with star maps, poetry and murals. All of the images and findings have now been published in English by Chinese Cultural Relics.comments? |
| RECORD-breaking crowds enjoyed this year's Woodstock Poetry Festival.: RECORD-breaking crowds enjoyed this year’s Woodstock Poetry Festival.
Festival founder Rachel Phipps said the event, which ran from Friday to Sunday last week, saw 715 people through the gates, u... |
| Merle Amodeo Reveals Poems on Heartaches in New Anthology: "After Love" (published by Xlibris) is an anthology of poetic verse written in a span of eight years. The poet passionately examines the complex relationships between two people, which encompass the h... |
| 2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 18: It’s a Tuesday, which means we’ve got two prompts today:
Write a sweet poem.
Write a sour poemcomments? |
| Brevity is the soul of Whittier: Professor Whittier’s lectures are certainly diamonds in the rough of academia. She’s known across campus for her free-form style of teaching English that makes Shakespeare feel not just applicable... |
| Poet to read from rare publication: The Orland Art Gallery invites the public to enjoy Christmas cakes, cider and the poetry of Rae Turnbull at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10.comments? |
| Try your hand at becoming the Fenland Poet Laureate for 2015: Budding poets are asked to pick up a pen and create literature about the Fens to try their hand at becoming the area's next poet laureate. The competition is a chance for writers from across the Fens ... |
| News briefs, Nov. 18: Poetry News: The 1491s, will join Eastern Michigan University's Native American Student Organization to discuss the role of poetry in contemporary Native society. The panel discussion will be from 3 t... |
| Poetry volume supports pancreatic cancer foundation: November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and two poets, Islander Virginia Walker and Michael Walsh of Rocky Point, both active in East End poetry workshops, have pledged their new book, ... |
| 'bad for ears' : the role of poetry by RG Gregory: The title poem of my second selection, "bad for ears" dips into circumstances remembered from years back in the writings of Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens, and provides the underlying theme for an i... |
| WD Poetic Form Challenge: Erasure Poem: It is time for another poetic form challenge. This time, we’ll be doing erasures. Click here to discover what an erasure is.comments? |
| Tom King wins GG fiction prize; Daniel Poliquin wins for translation: The winner for English poetry is Arleen Paré, Lake of Two Mountains (Brick Books). Former Carleton University professor Christopher Levenson was nominated for his collection Night Vision (Quattro). |
| The power of poetry transcends borders: As the afternoon glow set in on the lawns of Bangla Academy, named 'Bottola' for the Hay Festival, Urdu Urdu poet Fatema Hassan and French-Indian poet and dance curator Karthika Nair recited their poe... |
| Poetry of connections, and disconnections: Mimi Khalavati stumbled across her flair for poetry during a scriptwriting workshop. “Upon pursuing it further, I was overwhelmed by my ignorance,” she said. At "Powerful Voices" at the lawn of th... |
| Author Awarded on Icelandic Language Day: Icelandic author Steinunn Sigurðardóttir received the Jónas Hallgrímsson Prize for her contributions to the Icelandic language on Sunday. November 16, the birthday of national poet Jónas Hallgrí... |
| Language and possibilities: Language is just not meant to carry out with one’s business but its structure underlines a nation’s civilisation. If one studies the growth of a language, it is just not an exercise to understand ... |
| American Voices: An Hour with Robert Frost and Maxine Kumin- A Poetry Discussion: These two pastoral poets were rooted in rural New Hampshire but expressed political opinions in their lyric and narrative poems. At the Oliver Wolcott Library on Sunday, December 7 from 1:00- 2:00 p.m... |
| Review: Blah, Blah, Blah. Poetry at Bristol Old Vic: Compered by the refreshingly friendly Anna Freeman in the Bristol Old Vic’s basement November’s cabaret night of the spoken word featured poets Malika Booker,Niall O'Sullivan, and Talia Randall.
| Interview with Daron Kenneth, author of Pieces of Me: Pieces of Me, is Daron Kenneth’s newest offering of poetry that takes the reader on the real and often surreal ride through the mindscape of the author’s soul. Pieces of Me is an electric journey ... |
| Poetry slam furthers change in Ogden community: Four of the state’s top young poets competed in a Champions’ Slam last week to raise funds for the first homeless youth shelter in Utah.
The Champions’ Slam, in which all competitors must hav... |
| Little girl's book of poetry raises big charity funds: AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD writer said she feels ‘proud’ after her book of poetry has garnered the praise of a famous author and raised big money for Children in Need. comments? |
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