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- The Cultures of Life and Death in Poetry
We are all familiar with Blessed John Paul IIâ€™s description of the Culture of Death in his 1995 encyclical, Evangelium Vitae. The good Pope, of course, was not the first to notice and give expression to this phenomenon. In 1922, T. S. Eliot released to ...
- Q&A: RubÃ©n Medina lives a life with poetry at the center
I liked the reactions people had to the two poems that I read. Iâ€™m sharing my experience and somehow that experience now is a lot more clear. Literature and writing have been very linked to notions of resistance, to be able understand experiences ...
- Jim Jarmusch's new film 'Paterson' meditates on poetry and trauma
Its main character is also named Paterson, who is a Williams-obsessed poet and a bus driver (it must be another inside joke that this Paterson who is a driver in Paterson is played by the purrmanently sad-faced ... of a movie about poetry.
- Library announces contest winners
the Piqua Public Library reports that its 2017 Youth Poetry Contest was a resounding success. Contest Coordinator Robin Heintz said that the number of entries more than doubled from last yearâ€™s totals. â€œThe contest continues to grow well beyond our ...
- After a best-seller, novelist John Green lays bare his mind
(AP) â€” In the years since John Green's tear-jerker love story about two teen cancer patients became ... ways and technologies to communicate with each other â€” through blogs, poems, texting, or "Star Wars" fan fiction â€” to make up for their fears ...
- Dale winner Wright to walk across the United States to create 'listening poems'
Margaret Wright, a senior majoring in English who is affiliated with Rockefeller College, has taken many classes at Princeton that have taught her how to better articulate and present her opinions. To add to those skills, she said, she would like to focus ...
- Poetry Hickory: Poetry Spotlight
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- The novelist Paul Kingsnorth on Anglophobia, voting Leave and teaching his children to live off the land. - New Statesman
New StatesmanThe novelist Paul Kingsnorth on Anglophobia, voting Leave and teaching his children to live off the land.New StatesmanHis fiction, his non-fiction, Dark Mountain (which publishes two volumes of prose and poetry a year and hosts conferences and festivals) and his move here, an hour's drive from Shannon Airport, are all part of the same project for Kingsnorth â€“ his life ...and more »
- These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival
A gang of like-minded teens aged from 14 â€“ 19 ... lots of events and workshops for young readers and writers (aged 15 â€“ 19), including open mic poetry, writerâ€™s block workshops, and even a special Irish Rail train trip from Dublin to Waterford.
- ACT Living Treasure Ian Warden pens a capital love poem
It is one of my roles as a designated ACT Living Treasure to further the cause of romance in our city. So here I offer Canberra's lovers, to give them ideas for composing their own love poems, a prose poem I have just given its world premiere at a suburban ...
- Poetry Slam Champ: YaKuZa Moon Claims Citywide Title [POEMS]
All the Citywide Poets circle together after the Grand Slam. With poems about Navajo reservation life and the events of Detroit in 1967, 17-year-old YaKuZa Moon won the 2017 Detroit Youth Poetry Grand Slam Thursday. He and four other students â€” Wes ...
- Book review: Author infuses poetry, death, humanity and love in 'Days Without End'
I have just read the best novel of 2017. I have just read the best poetry of 2017. They are one and the same. They are â€œDays Without Endâ€ by Sebastian Barry. I recognize that 2017 is in its literary infancy and I also recognize that â€œDays Without End ...
- Events for the coming week: Prairie Appreciation Day, Black Box jazz series, author event, music and more happenings
Bryan Willis (playwright), Merridawn Duckler (short fiction), Pat Dixon (poetry), Lynette Charters (animation), Holly Reever, Merry Jo Shaw and Bill Yake will be highlighted. Itâ€™s at the Black Box Theater, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $22.
- Whatâ€™s on in Spalding, Holbeach, Long Sutton
Fenland Family History Society: membersâ€™ family stories and speaker Judi Upton, St Peterâ€™s Church, Wisbech, 7pm, 01945 587723.
- Symmes Valley teacher gives writing a try
Bethany Corn did. Corn, a kindergarten teacher at Symmes Valley Elementary School, has always liked to write. "I wrote poetry and short stories, but then I wanted to try to write a book," she said. She started writing "A Place of Guardians" in 2010.