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- Acosta versus Miller: A lurking ideological conflict about the Statue of Liberty
In 1903, 16 years after Lazarusâ€™ death, the poem was inscribed on the statueâ€™s base, just as millions of immigrants were steaming into New York harbor. Lazarusâ€™s words infused the gracious monument with an immigration message â€” regardless of what ...
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- American Life in Poetry: 'My Mother's Penmanship Lessons'
I was deeply moved by this weekâ€™s poem, which shows us the courage of a person struggling with a disability, one that threatens the way in which she wishes to present herself. It illustrates the fierce dignity that many of us have observed in elderly people.
- Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award
Poetry can be a solitary activity and she appreciates the support she received from the online community, particularly when starting out. She is excited about continuing the dialogue with her blog here.
- Thomas Morstead gets to see full impact of fundraising campaign as he presents check to Children's Minnesota
who suffers from type 1 diabetes and benefitted greatly from Children's Minnesota's child life program, read a poem written for Morstead, and the hospital presented a thumbprint tree that mirrored the logo for What You Give Will Grow. Twenty-five media ...
- WritersWill Compete In Literary Death Match At Guild Hall
Literary Death Match founder and host Adrian Todd Zuniga, who is bringing the internationally roving event to Guild Hall in East Hampton for the first time on Friday, July 7, said Saturday that heâ€™s described the competition as â€œDef Poetry Jamâ€ meets ...
- International poetry festival held in Nicaragua
Poets from around the world gathered at the 8th International Poetry Festival in Granada, Nicaragua, express their rejection of hate and violence, and warn of the dangers of the arrival of Donald Trump as president of the United States. 'The Great Wall ...
- Peter Aman's Halloween poetry: I'm running against ghosts and ghouls
That said, Aman's poetic post doesn't technically infringe upon the pact candidates made at the recent candidate forum â€” they promised not to sling any more mud until Election Day Nov. 7.
- How to Be an American
Song of Hiawatha, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Closest thing we have to a national epic poem. Poems, Emily Dickenson: Nothing more American than her quirky New England eccentricity. American Gothic, Grant Wood: This iconic painting is more enigmatic than ...
- The Poetry of Death
Poetry begins with elegy, in extremity ... These devastating enactments of Janeâ€™s art became daily events. The emotional abundance of her language climbed to the summit of literary achievement, the pupil exceeding her teacher, and I made my poems ...
- Dan Gerber
Drawing upon eight previous collections and including a book-length selection of new poems, this retrospective tunes its ears and eyes to the natural world and a provenance that includes the influence of English Romanticism, Buddhism, and Rilke.
- Poetry and Farming
The field that I farm was the foundation of two years of play as a child. No matter where I was in my life, I would think of running on this land with my best friend. Poetry happens for me where the is a space between the imaginative process and wildness.
- Protecting My Son Meant Wishing for His Death
He makes electronic music, he writes poetry. He is irascible ... understood that a primal maternal instinct is to protect oneâ€™s young. To will the death of your child would appear to be a reversal of that instinct. But, as I found out, it can be the ...
- This Gorgeously Animated Neil Gaiman Poem Examines a Disturbingly Modern Problem
... Poetry Project aims to make poetry more accessible by lifting words off the page and transforming them into short films. The colorful Hate for Sale, from Dutch animator Anna Eijsbouts, is from an original poem about the seductive power of hate by Neil ...
- Chestermere couple wins $98,000 dream wedding
Henry said he heard about Virgin Radioâ€™s $98,000 Dream Wedding contest in early January and began compiling the required 98-second submission video. With experience as a spoken word artist, he said he wrote a poem about his love for Beninger and placed ...