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“This is Jamaica” Poetry scholarships awarded to 10 students

The top three in the “This is Jamaica” scholarship competition. (LR) 1st place Courtney Greaves – Jessie Ripoll Primary School, 2nd place Gabrielle Buckley – Balaclava Primary School and 3rd place Shadecia Dinnall of Central High School The newly minted “This is JamaicaThe scholarship competition was a resounding success in its first year, as ten […]

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A God at the Door by Tishani Doshi is the poetry of his time

As a poet, Tishani Doshi’s concerns are immense. In his latest collection of poetry, A god at the door, they extend their tendrils over a wide range of injuries. In ‘Do Not Go Out in the Storm’, for example, she talks about climate catastrophe and genocide in one fell swoop. But even in the largesse […]

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“Complete” Beauty: The Poetry of Jim Harrison Collected in Its Full | Arts & Theater

CHRIS LA TRAY for the Missoulien When the book arrives in the mail, I look at him a little stunned for a moment. It’s beautiful and it’s huge. In the warm light of my desk lamp, the painting by Russell Chatham used for the cover image – titled “Spring Moon Over the Marshall Ridge” – […]

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International poetry-film award for the island duo |

Martyn Cain and Janet Lees Print and digital download photos available Collaborating together to produce a “powerful visual rendering” of a poem won an international award for two local artists. Filmmaker Janet Lees and musician Martyn Cain received top prize at the Ã? Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition, an artistic prize awarded by an Irish artistic […]

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For these veterans, poetry and prose help heal the moral damage of war

At the end of a maze of booths on the top floor of VFW’s Kansas City headquarters, Nick Lopez read a script for a veterans event he’s been working on for months. The theme was “Heroism in Service”. “The classic hero’s journey involves sacrifice first and foremost,” Lopez began. The Navy veteran and VFW Youth […]

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Tennessee Vols inspires fans to write moving poetry

Christmas is just a few days away. Do you know what it means. Families from all over the world will gather around the fireplace and recite poems they have written. I’m joking. However, there would be worse ways to spend your Christmas than reading the poems composed by my literary contributors. I was overcome with […]

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Poetry in motion: in the footsteps of the haiku master

Photo / Shutterstock. Grab a leaf from the book of one of Japan’s most famous poets on a walking tour of the sites that inspired a literary legend Sometimes when you spend time in nature, the sheer beauty of what you witness is enough to incite poetry – or so was the famous Japanese poet […]