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- Louis de BerniÃ¨res: â€˜Iâ€™ve never written about a place I havenâ€™t been to, that would be cheekyâ€™
The author on writing poetry on trains, wallpaper music and his first ever word processor Iâ€™ve got two writing places. Thereâ€™s a shed, next to the vegetable patch, which is a lovely place to write but I can get uptight about the pigeons and squirrels.
- Poem of the week: Tourists by Ruth Bidgood
It was first published in Not Without Homage (1975) and reprinted in New and Selected Poems (2004). Her latest collections are Time Being (2009), which won her the Roland Mathias prize, and Above the Forests (Cinnamon, 2012). Although the 18th-century ...
- Leonardo DiCaprio as Persian Poet Rumi: Another Example of Whitewashing in Hollywood?
To the delight of avid poetry lovers around the world ... Often compared to the great Shakespeare, Rumi is known for his romantic couplets and scholarly works on Sufism and Islam and has become the bestselling poet in the United States.
- In Embracing Poetry, Alex Dang Is Connecting With His Roots
in high school at a poetry slam. "I just fell in love with this art form where it was the same kind of writing that you see in theater and hip hop," Dang told NBC News. "It was so poetic, it was heightened, it was elevated, it was dense." Dang began to ...
- Pickle Fest relishes in preserving local food, farmland
More than 200 people attended the event at the Riverdale School House in East Knox County to take advantage of free cooking demonstrations, pickle and poetry contests, music, puppet shows and the more than 15 vendors selling local foods, jewelry and art.
- About the Author: Meet William Wright, Jr.
It is a routine that has served me well. Preface . . . The poems in this book are for anyone who has ever experienced the wrath of anxiety or the lows of depression. I hope that every single stanza you read, will serve as a reminder, that there are ...
- Purple Death
Together with his assistant, Sergeant Lucy Clay, they must piece together the shreds of evidence that will lead them to the mysterious Chocolate Woman, and in turn to the brain behind the horrific murders that soon come to be known as the Purple Death.
- Portrait of an Artist as a Queer Poet: Four poets share their verses on love, sexuality
As for the way poetry engages Queer pride, Katyal says, "To write even an intimate poem about your boyfriend or about one's body can be political in our times when the law books deem same-sex acts criminal or transgender bills being proposed have a very ...
- Ian McMillan: Strung along
how long is a piece of writing and how long should a piece of writing be? I was thinking about this the other day when I was talking to somebody about poetry competitions. Often the rules of the competition will stipulate a maximum line-length for the ...
- The Fuzzy In-Betweenness of Everything
Selected Poems, 1968â€“2014, gathering five poems apiece from his 12 ... Muldoonâ€™s sparse narratives could start anywhere and end anywhere else, forgoing symmetries for free-associative triple jumps and world-traversing butterfly effects.
- Prufrock: Russian Literature and Totalitarianism, Picasso's Self-Portraits, and Stallone at the NEA
I'm the African American son of a single mother ... could take part in that bigger conversation as well as writing my own poetry. My own, doubtless romantic, view is that if one engages in it truly, the world of poetry is like a marvelous island where ...
- How to Build an American Home
Chengâ€™s debut collection of poems House A draws power from repetition ... unsure it leads me towards greater insight. [Ed: â€œHow to Build an American Home,â€ â€œHistory Lessonsâ€ and â€œDislocated Objectsâ€ are italicized in the original.]
- Lange student's tribute to grandmother receives national award
Last year, Jamieâ€™s seventh-grade English and language arts teacher, Gabriel Sesmas, submitted every poem from his class to the American Library of Poetry Contest. The contest, open to students in grades 3 through 12 is held annually and is open to ...
- This is the official poem of 2016
about good bones: This place could be beautiful, right? You could make this place beautiful. Smithâ€™s poem was first published in the online literary journal Waxwing in June 2016, a couple days both after the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando ...
- Reviewed: Eimear McBride's The Lesser Bohemians
Her Joycean use of the English language and play with syntax amounts to over 300 pages of prose that read like poetry. "I move. Cars move. Stock, it bends light. City opening itself behind. Here's to be for its life is the bite and would be start of mine."