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- Cuban Poetry Festival Slams US Blockade and Imperialism
Cuba hosted its First Itinerant Poetry Festival of Our Americas ... dates back to Jose Marti's admiration for Walt Whitman's literary work and the friendship cultivated between Cuban poet Nicholas Guillen and African-American poet Langston Hughes.
- Unhealthy Love
Socialite, Series of the Year, original Artwork/Artist and Spoken Poetry. Learn who was awarded an honorary award of Humanitarian of the Year and more
- Call for Submissions: LOST AND FOUND Poetry and Prose Series
Weâ€™d like to hear all about it in our LOST AND FOUND Poetry and Prose Series! PROMPT: Tell us about something you lost or found in a poem (any reasonable length) or prose piece (300 words or fewer â€” this word limit also applies to prose poems).
- Mans Best Friend - Poem by Scott Michaud
My best friend Bentley he goes on adventures with me. He will eat what I'm eating will share my meals with him. I have giving him a life. We been to the ponds been to see the waterfalls been out walking getting our exercise. He also sleeps with me.
- Top American Indian stylemaker's home base: a tiny N.D. town, population 29
Inside, her two employees gathered outfits for the fashion show â€” part of Turtle Mountain Days, a weeklong festival with a teen dance, a parade ... "Flakes of pink leathery birch," one of her poems begins, "twirl in soft gusts." Metcalfe has long ...
- Poet Sharon Olds will write about whatever she likes, thank you
â€˜I have done what you wanted to do, Walt Whitmanâ€™ For a woman to write this explicitly about sex shocked many of Oldsâ€™s early readers, but perhaps even more unsettling is the way her poetry mixes the erotic and the maternal. Oldsâ€™s writing ranges ...
- The Patch Calendar Is Open: Chili Cookoff, Poetry at The Menil, and Mardi Gras
The Rothko Chapel is set to host an event exploring the intersection of poetry, spirituality and family. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, the nonprofits new Concept of the Divine series continues with readings and conversation with Willis, Aliki and Tony ...
- Nick Joaquinâ€™s tropical gothic tales now in Penguin Classics
Among her recent big-ticket projects were The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century American Poetry edited by Rita Dove and the New ... it took The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic less than half a year to get off the press.
- Bucknell literary magazine becomes launching pad for writers
â€œWe have a reputation for publishing well-regarded artists before they go on to bigger things,â€ said Ciotola, who also works as the program manager at Bucknell Universityâ€™s Stadler Center for Poetry. Ciotola and West Branch Editor G.C. Waldrep ...
- At 18, this L.A. high school poet often makes audiences go silent
Get Lit is a local group that partners with Kurnick and teachers from nearly a hundred schools to promote spoken word poetry. Coaches help poets with their writing and showmanship, then bring them together once a year to compete in a high-energy contest ...
- Center in Lebanon holds Portuguese poetry contest
the Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center will host two free preparatory workshops, on May 19 and June 2, both from 6 pm to 8 pm. â€œAnyone can register for the workshops, whether they wish to enter the contest or simply become familiar with haiku poetry,â€ says.
- A Case for Lower Case L Literature
Rachel writes fiction, poetry, and essays. She teaches at Seton Hall University ... Itâ€™s implied that certain genres of writing are not worthy of critical inspection, and that hurts Literature too because when people reading hood books or romance don ...
- The Writing Center: dodging writerâ€™s block and upcoming events
The Writing Center isnâ€™t just for serious-writing business. On March 21 the Writing Center is hosting a Writing Contest and Poetry Party in honor of World Poetry Day. Poem submissions were due on March 13th. If you didnâ€™t get the chance to write or ...
- Friends of Bethany Inc. to host Mother-Daughter Luncheon
FORT WAYNEâ€”Friends of Bethany Inc.â€™s Executive Director Juanita ... A nutritious lunch, fashion show, speakers, poetry and fellowship will highlight the event. Frost Illustrated is Fort Wayne's oldest weekly newspaper. Your Independent Voice in ...
- This Indian Teenager Is Using Slam Poetry To Confront Beauty Standards
â€œSince the age of 9 Iâ€™ve been slapping my face with fairness creams,â€ Joharâ€™s poem begins. â€œEvery face wash was a slap ... anything is better than dark.â€ (Haldi is the Indian word for turmeric, which many women use to make their skin appear ...