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- After her friend's suicide, a teen posts an anti-bullying video -- and is suspended from school
The girl was Gipson's friend, and the suicide led Gipson to pen the poem that eventually ended up in her viral video. Johnson, the spokeswoman, said no bullying was discovered or reported by either Gipson or the friend. "While students have said repeatedly ...
- For Poetry Month: Meaning and Pleasure featuring Michael Dickel and Myra Schneider
Itâ€™s great to get a poem or story published. Itâ€™s about income and getting read and for some itâ€™s validation as well. These are all important (even vital), but I was reminded recently that our poetry and other writing is about so much more.
- Baha'i Poet Jailed in Iran Wins Free Speech PEN Pinter Prize
LONDON (AP) â€” A Baha'i poet who was jailed for almost a decade in Iran has won a writing award celebrating free speech. Mahvash Sabet shares ... A volume of her verses, "Prison Poems," was published in Britain in 2013. Iran's Baha'i minority has been ...
- Read Poetry: Forever Yours, by Richard Huntly
Even on the days that perhaps you didnâ€™t feel your best, I came first, forever yours. Feeding me, healing me, teaching me, how can I be anything else, forever yours. When I began writing my own life chapters, lest we forget, I am still forever yours.
- This poet is trolling everyone on Instagram to show how social media glorifies pop poetry
When Texas-based poet Thom Young joined Instagram around 2009, he noticed a number of poets were already using the platform to share their work. At first, he found this encouraging abd began sharing his work there as well, amassing several thousand followers.
- MU's speech and debate team headed to national forensics tournament
The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON - Marshall University's speech and debate team, the Thundering Word, heads to Ohio University Wednesday, April 15, to compete in the National Forensics Association Tournament.
- 'A Quiet Passion' illustrates the conflicted life of poet Emily Dickinson
and her early efforts at published poetry are stymied by the presumption that women cannot pen worthwhile verse. Her immediate family is more sympathetic but seems to understand that Emily has a lonely life ahead of her. Around the end of the first act ...
- Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is coming back. You should revise all your lame poems now
We we are targeting a May release,â€ Majethia told a leading daily. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai ran on Star Plus between 2004 and 2006 and revolved around an upper class family in Mumbaiâ€™s struggles with their middle class daughter-in-law. The family often ran ...
- Myrna Martinez: The Poetry of a Serial Archivist
All images and words by Myrna Martinez. Photography in Poetry is a new series that weâ€™re starting blending the art of photography with the expressive nature of poetry. For thirty years Iâ€™ve had a camera in my hand, never taking it too serious.
- Womenâ€™s Poetry
The Skirball Cultural Center is holding its second annual celebration of women poets on Friday, March 3 at 8 p.m. The forum features a discussion with poets and spoken word artists Alyesha Wise, Aman Batra, Chingona Fire, Terisa Siagatonu and Sariyah Idan.
- 10 Historic Cowboy Towns Across the U.S. You Need to Visit
Located in far West Texas, Alpine is home to an annual cowboy poetry gathering, a two-day event celebrating the oral tradition of cowboys in poems, songs and stories. Some of Texasâ€™ oldest ranches can also be found in Alpine. Tombstone, Arizona is a ...
- Defending the Faith: Some alternatives to Christian ethics
â€œBeowulf,â€ an Old English epic poem probably composed around A.D. 700 ... followed a path blazed for it by the French Revolutionâ€™s anti-Catholic and anti-Christian â€œReign of Terror.â€ Citizen Robespierre and his associates, determined to establish ...
- The Sweetness of Love
On this Spot, Sadhguru gives a different perspective on love and shares his new poem, equally titled â€œLove,â€ with us. â€œLove is not just a bond / But a balloon that buoys / you to the borders of Boundlessness.â€ We also have a slideshow of Sadhguru ...
- 14 New Poetry Collections That Will Expand Your Worldview
Click here to buy. 6'Don't Call Us Dead' by Danez Smith Beginning with an imagined afterlife for black men shot by police, Danez Smithâ€™s second poetry collection, Donâ€™t Call Us Dead, will appear in September from Graywolf Press and takes a close look ...
- Arthur Brown's Inspirational Fire Is Still Burning
One time I had to go onstage with an axe.â€ Brown is classically trained, but his workâ€”which draws from modern jazz, soul, R&B, rock â€™nâ€™ roll, psychedelic poetry, and other spiritual musingsâ€”is revelatory. He believes music is something that ...