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- Fears for Chinese Poet Liu Xiaâ€™s Life After Troubling Phone Call to Friend
NEW YORKâ€”Reports that Chinese poet Liu Xia, who is spending her seventh year under house without charge, has made rare and risky contact with a fellow writer to lament her failing her health raise fears for her life under conditions of stringent ...
- Raw poetry: Author's book came from experience with domestic violence
That was four years ago. Now, Renee is an author who recently published a book of poems titled, â€œPoetic Diaries Ambiguous Loveâ€ detailing her own domestic violence experiences. â€œI just started writing about whatever was on my mind,â€ Renee said.
- Alaska Native poetâ€™s second book focuses on indigenous thought
As a Tlingit and Inupiaq poet in Juneau, Ishmael Hopeâ€™s goal for his second book of poetry â€œRock Piles Along the Eddyâ€ was â€œto just be himself and to be unapologetically Native.â€ Aakâ€™taatseen, the name of the boy who lived among the salmon ...
- Spady Museum teaches youth black culture at creative camp
The schedule will feature teaching artists, who will share how to create dolls, quilts, poetry and baskets â€“ while imparting ... to enhance the Palm Beach County School Districtâ€™s black history curriculum in a historical environment.
- Ph: Love: Adventures With Paul - Poem by Brian Johnston
A slow train toward eclipse is adventure this time, Two friends sharing new quest till I run out of rhyme, In four days moon path's wisdom will blot out the sun, But I've brought magic drum to help pray time's not done.
- Books to give kids who love science
Sure, the kids in your life are going to get toys ... The award-winning classic Science Verse by Jon Scieszka takes science concepts and translates them into hilarious poetry. Perfect for anyone who loved both English and science classes.
- Earthy Portland, Oregon Hoyt Arboretum wedding
Their wedding ceremony was held at Hoyt Arboretum ... guests were encouraged to shower them with encouraging words and affirmation. Also included were poetry readings and Danaâ€™s sister serenading everyone with a heartfelt song. After the rings and ...
- Politics, activism, human rights highlights of Faiz Aman Mela
The second session was all about poetry and it was conducted by Dr Khalid Javed Jan ... Abid Saqi and Gulnar of the Womenâ€™s Action Forum. The participants highlighted the struggle of Asma Jahangir for the rights of the peasants, workers and women.
- New reads bearing Yuletide joy
For Christmas, hereâ€™s a special installment of our regular roundup of spiritual books. â€œJoy: 100 Poems,â€ edited by Christian Wiman, Yale University, 232 pages, $25 Amid the darkness of this season â€” nay, this moment in history â€” this book of ...
- Baraka, black boys & poetic curiosity
Baraka's poem includes double entendres, playful rhymes, black folk culture references ... I'll see what kinds of questions we might formulate based on reading poetry.
- Funny Poems - Poems For Funny - Life's Dream
It's funny how we always seem, To be so happy in a dream, Yet when it's time for us to wake, We think our dreams a big mistake. It's funny how in proper life, We seem so bent on war and strife, If only we would try to live, To be forgiving and to give.
- Dionne Brand named M&Sâ€™s new poetry editor
Brand, the former poet laureate of Toronto and an Order of Canada appointee, has been recognized with numerous accolades â€“ among them, the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize for her collection Ossuaries, published by M&S. M&Sâ€™s poetry program relaunched in ...
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He is perhaps most popular today for his erotic verse, in which the Alexandrian youth in his poems seem to have stepped right out of the Greek Anthology, and into a less accepting world that makes them vulnerable, and often chastened diction, avoidance of ...
- National Book Award: American author Annie Proulx to receive lifetime achievement
Anne Hathaway, who starred in the film version of "Brokeback Mountain," will present the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Proulx ... for the year's best fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature books.
- A night of Swampscott poetry
He also shared poems about rosebuds on a late friendâ€™s patio, and the breakdown of the Berlin Wall. He spoke to the people who had become free in the historic event. â€œDo not be fooled to think capitalism could deliver heaven,â€ he read. â€œPossessing ...