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- American Life in Poetry: Everyday Grace
At this time of great national division it's good to see a few people in a tire shop, coming together to share their common humanity. Her most recent book is Colors of the River: Poems, from Yellow Flag Press.
- African poetry immortalised in beautiful box set
An exciting new collection of African poetry called New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set is scheduled to be launched early next month. Chapbooks were popularised in the 16th century, when literature was produced cheaply on paper-covered ...
- A Short Analysis of William Wordsworthâ€™s â€˜Lines Written in Early Springâ€™
â€˜Lines Written in Early Springâ€™ was written in April 1798, the year that William Wordsworth and his friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge signalled their arrival on the literary scene with their ground-breaking collection of Romantic poems, Lyrical Ballad
- Composing in one's head
Poetry and songs act as mnemonics in a way that prose does not. Surely there are authors who have effectively composed books in their heads?
- A Normal Life
Part two in an occasional series in which Henry Normal â€Žuses poetry, storytelling and comedy to explore lifeâ€™s big â€Žquestions. â€Ž Last year Henry brought us his acclaimed show, A â€ŽNormal Family, which centred around his son, Johnny ...
- Houston Holds Its 25th Annual Iranian Film Festival
Leonardo Faierman was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Queens, on the playground was where he planned most of his schemes. He writes video game, music, and movie reviews, poetry, comic books, bad dreams and good copy. NYC is his serpentine loa.
- A Valentineâ€™s Cocktail: Arabic Poetry, Lust, Calligraphy, and Art
Itâ€™s titled â€œRadical Love: Female Lustâ€ and features 46 women artists â€œinspired by Arabic Poetry of Love & Lust,â€ of which there is no shortage. The organizers of â€œRadical Love: Female Lust,â€ which opens February 14 and runs through March ...
- Eileen Myles
When one regards Eileen Myles and her prodigious body of workâ€”an oeuvre consisting of more than 20 books of poetry and prose, most recently I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014 and a rereleased edition of the novel Chelsea Girls ...
- 100-year-old Henry Morgenthau III waxes poetic
I donâ€™t believe it will work./ It does! Uncorked, I am freed. â€œA Sunday in Purgatoryâ€ is also the name of a collection of Morgenthauâ€™s poetry published last year by Passager Books, which is dedicated to providing a platform for writers age 50 and ...
- Asian American authors join forces to help writer Matthew Salesses, whose wife is battling cancer
Rhee, author of the recently released poetry collection â€œLove, Robot,â€ reached out to members of the Asian American literary community to provide gifts for those who contribute to the fundraiser. Among the offerings, many of which have been claimed ...
- California teen poet with Utah roots herald for her 'unique' background
As The OC Weekly reported, Huestonâ€™s mother, Mabelle Hueston, grew up on Navajo land between the Utah and Arizona borders. Kinsale Hueston will often focus her poems on issues surrounding the Navajo Nation.
- Delectatio Morosa: On Fleur Jaeggyâ€™s â€œThese Possible Livesâ€
These amount to secular intuitions that in creative forms â€” the prose of poetry and the poetry of prose â€” there is something beyond the surface facts and details that animates and takes hold, possesses, gives life, transports. This is certain because ...
- An Incomplete Life | Review of Ernesto by Umberto Saba â€” Melissa Considine Beck
Ernestoâ€™s erotic exploits with the man leave him bewildered ... Remains for Poets to do,â€ Saba argues that â€œIt remains for poets to write honest poetry.â€ Saba applies this pursuit of literary honesty to his prose as well when he inserts his ...
- The Wedding Dress Minefield
I notice that pretty much every wedding dress firm uses matchstick models who look ... but Iâ€™m only really comfortable when the attention isnâ€™t solely based on my looks. Iâ€™ll give a poetry reading, or tell an anecdote at a party (whether you want ...
- Gulzar Reciting A Poem About The Beauty Of Urdu Will Make You Fall In Love With The Language
Indian poet Gulzar has been loved for his words for more time than anyone can remember. Call it the eternal nature of his poetry, his flair for writing, or his sheer quality of evoking the feeling of love in us all, he makes us really feel things.