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Amanda Gorman’s poetry shows why speaking belongs to school

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th presidential inauguration at the United States Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky) Kathleen M. Driveway, Mississippi State University; Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Cornell University, and Wendy R. Williams, Arizona State University Editor’s note: Shortly after Amanda Gorman recited one […]

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To “get” the author of the poetry says to read it aloud | Local news

“He alternates poems and essays,” he says. “This is meant to bring out the conflicting experiences of living in Nebraska – and managing Nebraska. There are trials between sections and sections trying to build through the conflict towards a tentative feeling for Nebraska. “ Peek agrees with Schifferns on the origins of poetry. “Obviously, the […]

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Modern poetry: I don’t like it too | Francesca Peacock

HDuring the TS Eliot Prize shortlisted poets readings at the Royal Festival Hall last night, I became convinced that someone had commissioned the poets to read Freud’s famous collection Totem and Taboo (1913), and All Night was the product of a little too long work at home. We had poems about loving your parents but […]

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Adult poetry workshop with award-winning Malibu poet Ann Buxie – Santa Monica Daily Press

Join Malibu Poet Laureate Ann Buxie for two free virtual poetry workshops for adults, Caffeinated Verse on January 15 and The Write Time on February 19. The Caffeinated Verse workshop series features a featured player followed by an open mic format for poets to share their work. On Saturday, January 15 at 11 a.m., the […]

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How poetry can make less tangible topics like climate change more real to readers

I discovered Ellen Bass’s poem, Birdsong from my patio, during the first confinement in the United Kingdom. My garden hedge was stuffed with sparrows that always seemed to be singing. I also expected to see and hear them in this poem and, at the beginning, I did: “I have never heard so many songs, pure […]

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Experience of violence – The poetry of science

thank you fortake the time toreflecton the nearbyto violencein your lifeand social networks. You said youknow personallyX people whocould physically hurtsomeone else.How many of these injuriesinvolved a gunand whenhave they erodedyour sense of community? You said youknow personallyY people whowere shotby someone else.How many of these peopleswere shot on purposeand when Ybecome a number toostrong […]

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Contemporary poets save the poetic genre from academia

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. When I first encountered contemporary poetry, I was pushed into a troubling space where trying to understand a central theme left me perplexed. Through academic conditioning, I was one of those poetry readers who could quickly identify the […]

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Poetry and the struggle for justice

Ghostly, for you, even though I speak, Deign to lend an attentive ear, To your duty now awake, Listen to my pleading specter, listen. These lines come at the end of a poem entitled “The phantom of justice, ” who has appeared in the August 1820 issue of The Emancipator, the country’s first newspaper devoted […]

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Robert Burns: Putting the Bard’s Poetry to Music is an Exciting Project – Scotsman Commentary

Eddie Cairney attempts to set Robert Burns’ complete works to music (Photo: Ross Cairney / SWNS) But Eddie Cairney, 69, of Newtyle to Angus, has so far made a total of 892 tracks for the Bard’s lyrics, recording nearly 48 hours of music, and hopes to be finished by March of next year. . While […]

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The PB Poetry Festival will collaborate with the Morikami Museum and the Japanese Garden for the SENRYU workshop

Susan R. Williamson, Director of palm beach Poetry Festival, and Blaise Allen, Ph.D., director of community outreach for the festival, today announced a collaboration with the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens to present SENRYU: Haiku’s Cousin Workshop on Thursday, January 13 from 11 a.m. to 13 h. Planned for the Morikami Theater, the workshop is […]