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Amanda Gorman: poetry for children

Amanda Gorman touched many of our hearts at the inauguration of President Biden almost a year ago. Whether Democrats, Republicans or Independents, we all admired the 22-year-old poet’s award-winning lyrics and powerful presence. That day she said these words We will not be overthrown or interrupted by intimidation because we know that our inaction and […]

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William Stafford, the March for Life and the Power of Poetry | National Catholic Register

William Stafford (1914-1993) was a distinguished American poet, having written 63 volumes of poetry and prose. His first great collection of poems, Traveling in the dark, won the National Book Award in 1963. In 1970 he was named a Poet at the Library of Congress, a position now known as “Poet Laureate”. Poets, in general, […]

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Catalina Maria Johnson will explore ‘Latin Hip Hop as a New Poetry’ on February 10

On Thursday, February 10, the West Chicago Public Library will host Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D., Illinois Humanities Road Fellow, journalist and host and producer of the radio show Beat Latino, for “Latin Hip Hop as a New Poetry, “a musical, informative and interactive program. Latin hip-hop artists are advancing their country’s poetic traditions in unique […]

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Lunar Poetry: Purdue continues the legacy of leaving relics on the moon | Campus

Just as Neil Armstrong left an American flag on the moon 52 years ago, another member of the Purdue community will leave a poem. A poetry anthology with works from around the world, including Purdue, will be launched in a time capsule aboard a SpaceX flight to the moon. “The Polaris Trilogy” joins thousands of […]

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How Javed Akhtar’s poetry added soul to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Masala Monday

There are many elements that make Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara a modern classic. One of them is the beautiful and touching poetry of Javed Akhtar. During his career spanning more than five decades, Javed Akhtar has scripted numerous masaledaar films in partnership with Salim Khan. The cult film, Sholay, is high on this […]

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The Kids wins the Costa Poetry Prize

Hannah Lowe won the Costa Poetry Award for her book, children, partly inspired by her time teaching literature to high school students in London. The book is a collection of sonnets – love poems about teaching and learning. He draws inspiration from her decade of teaching English in the 2000s, her own experiences learning as […]

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Nervous about reading poetry? This book will put you on the right track

Another example of the breadth of Holland-Batt’s tastes and knowledge is the understanding she shows of the very different work of Stephen Edgar and Pi O, which she wrote about in successive weeks. Edgar is the pre-eminent formalist of the country (if not of the language); Pi O is Fitzroy’s ethnic anarchist. Their distinct merits […]

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Poetry Workshops with Wynn Beard at Reframe – Event Information

A great option for young people (12-25 years old) who want to discover poetry and performance during the September school holidays. Work on your writing and performance techniques. Develop your writing style, explore poetry. Open to anyone living in any of our six board areas of Wollondilly, Wingecarribee, Goulburn Mulwaree, Upper Lachlan, Yass Valley and […]

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How poetry is like meditation

When we step back and examine the workings of the mind, not only the content of thought, but the thought process itself, what do we find? An incessant and self-generated flow of words, images, memories, stories; or repetitive loops of worries, plans, regrets, desires. We also come to see that we do not control our […]