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- 'Poetry gave me a voice when depression bound my thoughts and dried up my throat': why a good book is still the best cure for the black dog
Whether itâ€™s the rhythm of poetry or the catharsis of a novel, research shows that medicating with books really works. Rachel Kelly makes the case for prose over pills One evening, when Ellie Bate was five, she was rushed to hospital with kidney failure.
- Nigerian born US graduate perfectly replies lecturer who said there's â€˜no spaceâ€™ for black writers on her course
Told through poetry, childhood games, and music - everything from nursery ... I decided to confront the experience of colourism and skin bleaching which permeates the black and Asian community. â€œWhen I was growing up, I noticed visible changes in some ...
- Jonas Mekas: the film-maker's film-maker - Art Newspaper
Art NewspaperJonas Mekas: the film-maker's film-makerArt Newspaperâ€œI consider it all very normalâ€”it was part of one's life,â€ says Mekas, who is a prolific poet and writer (his Lithuanian poetry is now part of that country's classic literature). â€œWhatever I did, I did it because nobody else was doing it,â€ he says ...and more »
- Underground Books Host Jackie Robinson Poetry Day In Harlem
On Saturday, September 3 rd, Underground Books in collaboration with QBR (qbr.com) held the first annual Jackie Robinson Poetry Day at the Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem. The outdoor event, which lasted into early evening, featured some well-known poets ...
- Teen LGBT pride set to take center stage at Art House
The event, at which Siena will also be performing, serves as a music and art festival for LGBT teens from ages 13 to 19 to "come as they are" as they present artwork, poetry, and music to a receptive audience. Tickets to the event are priced at $5.
- Read the Poem Every Newborn in Scotland Will Soon Receive
Her poem, which is now included in Scotland's baby boxes, has already been given to babies in a pilot program that began on Jan. 1. Modeled after the popular baby box program started in Finland, the box contains essential items such as an assortment of ...
- Birdman Wishes Lil Wayne Many Happy Birthdays
He regularly curses his â€œdaddyâ€ from the stage, and is currently suing Baby for $51 million. But that barrage of negativity didnâ€™t stop Birdman from commemorating Weezyâ€™s 34th birthday today with four celebratory IG posts.
- Attorney: Firm's promotion decision preceded bias complaint
An attorney for a Silicon Valley venture capital firm said Wednesday it did not retaliate against a female junior partner by deciding not to promote her after she filed a gender discrimination complaint. ...
- Write Out Loud Presents THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
Each program explores specific themes by weaving a variety of stories, poems and music together into a literary ... futuristic story presents a couple about to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. She dreams of seeing Paris at night; he ponders ...
- A Poem From Yours Truly For Poet's Day Yesterday. (A Poem For Our Lost Loved Ones)
Over the weekend I had a close friend of mine lose someone very dearly in his life ... In remembrance of Summer and anyone you have ever lost in your life, here is a poem.
- Poem: â€œTriple Witchingâ€
Jane Shilling is a book critic for the Telegraph and the author of two books: The Fox in the Cupboard and The Stranger in the Mirror, a memoir of middle age, published in 2011. She writes on books for the New Statesman.
- Janice N. Harrington
â€œIn her innovative and incisive third book of poems, Primitive, Janice N. Harrington shows us the great revelations possible in the intersections of history and poetry. These elegantly-crafted poems explore the aftermath of war, Jim Crow ...
- This Poem About The Darkness Of Depression Gets Beautifully Animated
After reading the poem, Carina Kolodny, a creative director at HuffPost (and a friend of mine) asked if Ji Sub Jeong, one of HuffPostâ€™s talented multimedia producers, could have a go at animating it, and I was incredibly moved by the poemâ€™s ...
- The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Poet Thomas Lux Has Died, and More
The journal will publish three writers every two weeks ... Rita Dove talks with Salon about poetry, optimism, and politics.
- Being The Other, Saeed Naqvi Dips His Pen in Compassion and Pluralism
He was brought up in Lucknow. Therefore he singles out this region as a glowing example where give and take amongst people was practiced best, where Kashmiri Pandits had once drowned in Urdu poetry in many a Muslim home. The problem with today is that ...