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- The Science Of Making Friends (and Shidduchim)
In the ironic poem above, Shel Silverstein writes about a way to â€œstay friends forever.â€ Of course, no friendship works if one person is constantly bossing the other person around. And there arenâ€™t any hard and fast rules for friendship, right?
- Alicia Suskin Ostriker
â€œâ€˜Let us now praise famous cities,â€™ says Alicia Ostriker in Waiting for the Light. Indeed, let us now praise these poems, their ferocity, tenderness, intelligence, compassion, and joy. A seeker and seer in the tradition of Whitman, Ostriker searches ...
- A Firestorm of Protests Will Take Aim at Donald Trump's Inauguration
the Busboys and Poets Peace Ball will be a "gathering to celebrate the accomplishments and successes of the past four years" at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Notable attendees include celebrities ...
- Hough brings power, poetry to Brahms with Kalmar, Grant Park Orchestra
In the Adagio, Hough conveyed the searching, stoic expression with notably free phrasing and rubato. The finale provided the requisite payoff with the sturm und drang morphing into insistent optimistic energy, Hough ratcheting up the edgy virtuosity to a ...
- Poetry on the menu at historic Bull Run
Innkeeper Alison Tocci is eager to prove her words. The Bull Run will hold its first poetry event on July 15. Her neighbor, a restoration carpenter and poet, Kristie Connolly came to her with a full-blown idea for "Words Change Everything." "Right away ...
- Itâ€™s Not Unusual: Trump Falls Into Republican Trend, Lacks Inaugural Poet
According to the Atlantic, Donald Trump (for a so-called outsider) isnâ€™t breaking party lines when it comes to poetry. The newly-minted President hasnâ€™t invited a poet to speak at his inauguration, like all of the Republicans who came before.
- Record Number of Connecticut Schools Participating in 2016-17 Poetry Out Loud
A record 49 Connecticut high schools have registered to participate in the 13th annual Poetry Out Loud (POL) national recitation contest, according to the Connecticut Office of the Arts, which stages the program in partnership with Connecticut Humanities.
- From Arrival to Hell or High Water, the top 10 films of 2016
Iâ€™m looking forward to a third viewing â€“ this deceptively simple story stars Adam Driver as Paterson, a bus driver in Paterson, N.J., who watches the world around him and writes soulful poems about it. And somehow, writer/director Jim Jarmusch has made ...
- The Assault on Catholic Language and the Rebellion of the Poets
To poetry? To the entire culture ... One could say that they emerge from a black and white world into a colored world; they step from two dimensions into three. True and lasting renewal in the Church begins with an unequivocal commitment to the great ...
- For Barack Obama, poems of love, hope
Olumide Sowunmiâ€™s second poetry triology on President Barack Obama reveals how much the poet adores the United States leader. Poem after poem, he highlights the broken barrier achieved as a result of the election of the first black man in American history.
- Richland second graderâ€™s poem receives top honors in national contest
She won a $200 scholarship, and the poem will be displayed at the U.S. Department of Education, the National PTA online gallery and a traveling art exhibit.
- Contra Costa DA hopefuls tout criminal justice reform credentials during public forum
On a question about hate crime prosecutions, he said heâ€™d recently attended a slam poetry event that gave him a new perspective ... ill out of the criminal court system. Saturdayâ€™s forum was co-hosted by the ACLU of Northern California; Alliance ...
- Ghostly Faces and Invisible Verse Found in Medieval Text
"It's easy to think we know all we can know about a manuscript like the 'Black Book,' but to see these ghosts from the past brought back to life in front of our eyes has been incredibly exciting," Myriah Williams, a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge, said in a statement. In 1904, Sir John Williams, the founder of the National Library of Wales, bought the book, which measures 6.7 by ...
- Chinese poet Liu Xia â€“ wife of Liu Xiaobo â€“ calls friend whilst under house arrest, claims to be unwell
Chinese poet Liu Xia successfully called a friend on Wednesday night despite being under house arrest and forbidden from contacting the outside world. The 55-year-old, who is also the wife of dissident Liu Xiaobo, said she was unwell. Liu Xiaobo was ...
- Emily D, the Lady Gaga of poetry
The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinsonâ€ just closed ... Emily D corresponded with hundreds of people. â€œMy friends are my estate,â€ she wrote. Dickinson lived through the Civil War, grieved when her friends died and suffered from Brightâ€™s disease.