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- It's Leonard Cohen's Birthday. The Present Is Dark
On this day, Leonard Cohen's 82nd birthday, he's given us a gift: It's dark, it's beautiful and it's deep ... The elder statesman of poetry and prudence, whose music has touched me since I was a kid in the '60s, has done what no one from those days ...
- Poems of Resistance, Power & Resilience â€“ Louise Visneskie
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 ...
- Muhammad Ali, An American Poet - WLRN
Muhammad Ali, An American PoetWLRNWhat, after all, could be whiter than poetry? A mandatory school subject replete with dead white men and force-fed to children as a moral value, poetry was the perfect medium for Ali to turn the mainstream culture against itself. He didn't write prose ...and more »
- Maine author-illustrator tells story of slavery in childrenâ€™s book
Author-illustrator Ashley Bryan warmed up his audience by having them chant poems by the American poet Langston Hughes. Then he talked about what he hoped they would take away from his new childrenâ€™s book, â€œFreedom Over Me,â€ in which he imagines the ...
- Penguin Modern Poets 6 â€“ Jack Clemo, Edward Lucie-Smith, George MacBeth
His poems are memorable and quite dark â€“ drawing on imagery of concentration camps, imprisonment and trials. I canâ€™t recall which of his works we studied at school, but with the kind of education we were having, we did look quite deeply at this kind of ...
- Muhammad Ali's poetry over pugilism impressed PNE's Lee
Iâ€™ll write you something about me.â€™ â€ Lee had a guest book with him, and Ali wrote out three short poems across the two-page centre-spread. Theyâ€™re a far cry from the brash, funny rhymes he spouted before boxing matches. The first reads ...
- 'The Moth' to wrangle authentic Old West stories at cowboy poetry event in Nevada
Thatâ€™s where the 33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is under way this week with stories ... Tickets to individual shows cost $20 to $35; check availability online or by calling before you go. Bear in mind: Itâ€™s cold in Elko at this time of year.
- Gov. Mary Fallin selects OU graduate as state's poet laureate
Mish has been awarded the 2010 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry and the 2010 Western Heritage Award for Poetry for her book "Work is Love Made Visible." Mish also has several other poetry books published, according to a release. Mish incorporates Oklahoma ...
- Ledbury Poetry Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary - Ledbury Reporter
Ledbury ReporterLedbury Poetry Festival celebrates its 20th anniversaryLedbury Reporter"The Festival will launch with an anthology reading featuring poets including Ruth Padel, Daljit Nagra, Fleur Adcock, Festival poet in residence Jacob Polley and many more followed by a birthday party at The Feathers Hotel." Ms Garner added: "The ...and more »
- Slam poetry makes a loud, local comeback
Ask Shayna "Simba" Castano where she got her "Lion King" nickname and she'll shrug. It's just something that stuck, she explains, possibly because of her hair, a thick, black mane.
- Youth take up national development process - Chronicle
ChronicleYouth take up national development processChronicle... of worship (religion), their food and beverages (culinary culture), their methods of tilling their land, of harvesting and storing their crops (agriculture), their entertainment which includes songs, poetry, dances and story-telling (performing art ...and more »
- â€˜My poetry revolves around analysing human behaviourâ€™
My interest for poetry grew from there. As a child, I wrote a few poems in Arabic and I always had support from my family and at school. It was later on in my late teens when I started exploring English poetry that I stumbled upon â€œspoken wordâ€ and ...
- Emily Friedrichsen wins Vt. poetry competition
This year, more than 5,500 Vermont students participated in classroom contests, with winners proceeding to school competitions. â€œThe Poetry Out Loud program not only connects students to poets and poetry, it helps students develop transferable skills ...
- Pittsburgh artists Yona Harvey, Tereneh Mosley named 2016 Carol Brown Award winners
The Established Artist Award goes to Ms. Harvey, a professor in the University of Pittsburgh Writing Program and author of the poetry collection â€œHemming ... Her entry into the Marvel comic book universe, the Black Panther spinoff â€œWorld of Wakanda ...
- My small act of rebellion - Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nzMy small act of rebellionStuff.co.nzHere was a dad who had probably worked a 50-hour week and was now out in the sun with his children, yet unable to surrender to the moment. He was ignoring a chance to create memories they could all carry with them forever. It made me feel deeply sad ...and more »