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  • B-TOWN CELEBS ATTEND JAVED AKHTAR'S RETRO THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY
    lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar turns a older yesterday. He hosted a retro themed birthday party at his residence on Thursday in Mumbai.
    IANS India
  • EMPEROR HOPES FOR CHILDREN'S BRIGHT FUTURE IN FIRST POEM READING
      TOKYO, Japan – Emperor Naruhito expressed his hope for a bright future for children in his poem recited Thursday, January 16, at the first annual New Year Poetry Reading Ceremony held after he ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne last year. The 59-year-old became emperor after his father, former Emperor Akihito, ...
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  • 2020: MILLENNIUM OF PERSIAN POET FERDOWSI
    Anniversaries are important; they celebrate legacies and signify presence and continuity. This year, 2020, marks the 1000th anniversary of Ferdowsi's death. This renowned Persian poet died at age 81 in 1020, more than five centuries before Shakespeare was born. Ferdowsi has not only endured for a thousand years but has also defined the very identity and language of his own country - Iran. This is, indeed, a great achievement for a poet or for any person, for that matter. -Rasoul Shams
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  • OPRAH TELLS TINA FEY MAYA ANGELOU'S ADVICE ABOUT TURNING 50
    Oprah Winfrey is sharing with Tina Fey the advice she once received from the late poet Maya Angelou about getting older. The 65-year-old executive was joined by the 49-year-old Modern Love actress at Oprah‘s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour – presented by WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined – at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday [...]
    JustJared
  • RICHIE INNOCENT RECEIVES GLOBAL DUB POETRY AWARD
    Dub Poet Richie Innocent recently received a certificate of Excellence at the Sarabita Masters Awards in New York for his contribution to the global advancement of dub poetry. The Kingston-born poet, who is known for poems such as Where Are The...
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  • MUTA HOPES POPCAAN RETURNS WITH NEW PERSPECTIVE - ARTISTE HONOURS ANCESTORS AT CAPE COAST CASTLE
    Prominent Jamaican dub poet, broadcaster and social activist Mutabaruka, while pointing out that the media has not made a big enough deal of last year being dubbed 'The Year of Return' by Ghana, says he hopes that dancehall star Popcaan will return...
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  • RESTORED FOOTAGE AT CENTRE OF 'MISHIMA' DOCUMENTARY ON CONTROVERSIAL LITERARY FIGURE
    Restored footage of an infamous Tokyo University debate between controversial Japanese poet and novelist Yukio Mishima and university students is the centerpiece of a documentary "Mishima: The Last Debate" by Keisuke Toyoshima, which will be released theatrically in Japan in March. Mishima, real name Hiraoka Kimitake, is known equally as one of Japan's most important […]
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  • YOUTH POETRY SLAM: TEENAGERS COMPETE TO SHOW EDGE
    It's a less-than-three-minute performance of spoken word, one full of expression, emotion and visuals. In a nutshell that's what slam poetry is about. A short performance of original work where its delivery on stage is almost as important as its content. Around the globe, slam poetry championships have been taking... The post Youth poetry slam: teenagers compete to show edge appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
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  • READ THE SCRIPT FOR GOLDEN GLOBES SURPRISE WINNER '1917' (EXCLUSIVE)
    “Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose,” wrote English poet A.E. Housman. “But young men think it is, and we were young.” Houseman’s poignant words appear on page two of the screenplay for “1917,” co-written by the film’s director Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, the gripping journey of two British soldiers who endeavor […]
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  • AUTHOR-TURNED-HUMANITARIAN SHARES HER GOALS FOR 2020
    In her 2014 critically acclaimed Mek Wi Laugh & Talk: An Anthology of Jamaican Poems, Donna Hart bared her concerns over the many shortcomings besetting modern society. In my review...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • MEETING GROUND – PART IV - POETRY COLLABORATION BETWEEN JAMAICA AND PUERTO RICO
    In this the fourth and last instalment of the Jamaica/Puerto Rico Christmas Poetry collaboration, we experience the side of the holidays that would not make the Hallmark movie Christmas list; the side we try to forget at this time of year, but a...
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  • ON QASSEM SOLEIMANI'S ASSASSINATION: IS IT FOOLISH TO CREDIT THE FOOLISH CLOWN WITH FOOLISHNESS?
    Jesus saw a dead man on a roadside. Startled, he pondered, saying: ";O man, whom had you slain, for whose death. You paid the price with your blood; And where shall lie the avenger of your demise?"; I am translating these haunting lines penned by a Persian poet over a thousand years ago. Tit for tat, and tat for tit; then tit for tat again, and tat for tit; over and over and over: will the riddle ever end?! -Kambiz Zarrabi
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  • POET'S SPEECH IN REGINA TO GO ON DESPITE CONTROVERSIAL ASSOCIATION WITH MAN CONVICTED IN WOMAN'S DEATH
    George Elliott Clarke will not recite the poetry of Stephen Kummerfield Brown 'because of my sensitivity to the feelings of the survivors of his victim'
    NationalPost
  • OVER 1,000 OF T.S. ELIOT'S LETTERS TO HIS COMPANION ARE OPENED FOR THE FIRST TIME
    While T.S. Eliot may have measured out his life with coffee spoons, researchers and fans of the poet are hoping to measure his legacy through a newly revealed collection of letters which has been unseen in over 60 years.
    CNN
  • WHAT DOES 'AULD LANG SYNE' MEAN? SONG LYRICS & LISTEN NOW!
    You’ve probably heard “Auld Lang Syne” every New Year’s Eve, but are you still wondering what it means? The literal translation of the phrase is “old long since,” but the meaning is “days gone by.” The song started off as a poem written down by Robert Burns in 1788, though it is believed that it [...]
    JustJared
  • 'I FEEL COMPLETE' IN UGANDA - GEORGE THE POET
    London-born spoken word artist and podcaster George the Poet reflects on belonging, diaspora and his Ugandan heritage before his first gig in the country.
    BBC News
  • GULZAR'S INDIRECT JIBE AT PM MODI, RULING GOVERNMENT
    Legendary writer-poet-filmmaker Gulzar has taken an indirect jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the government, as well as the current political scenario in India.
    IANS India
  • SARA ALI KHAN'S 'MOMMY NO 1' POST FOR AMRITA SINGH
    Actress Sara Ali Khan has penned an emotional poem for her mother Amrita Singh, and said that she is her "anchor, inspiration and the magician that takes away all tension".
    IANS India
  • FAMILY TALK: WHAT DOES THE SONG 'AULD LANG SYNE' MEAN TO YOU?
    By Jim PriestFor The OklahomanIt's Auld Lang Syne week! But do you know the words to the song and do you know its origin?"Auld Lang Syne" literally means "days gone by" and was a Scottish poem written or perhaps edited by Robert Burns in 1788, later made into a song.Read more on NewsOK.com
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  • MEETING GROUND - 3 - CHRISTMAS POETRY COLLABORATION BETWEEN JAMAICA AND PUERTO RICO
    In the third instalment of our series – Meeting Ground – the holiday poem from Puerto Rico recounts the migrant's return home and healing Caribbean traditions. – Loretta In this edition Delores Gauntlett, like Mbala and John Figueroa before,...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • POETRY-THEMED BOOKSTORE OPENS IN SHANGHAI
    A poem themed salon is held at a poetry themed bookstore in Shanghai, east China, on Dec. 28, 2019. The bookstore called Si'nan Books-Poetry Bookstore started business on Saturday.
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  • FROM PERFORMANCE TO SCRIPT, PENNY DREADFUL WAS THE 2010S SHOW MOST ROBBED OF RECOGNITION
    Every week on Penny Dreadful Eva Green climbed out of the TV screen like the girl from The Ring, crawled through the broken glass on her knees, recited a Tennyson poem, burned a corset, and sat down for tea. (I'm taking only the slightest creative liberties here.) Green's performance on the Showtime ... Read More Other Links From TVGuide.com Penny DreadfulEva GreenBillie PiperJosh HartnettTimothy DaltonRory KinnearReeve CarneyHarry TreadawayPatti LuPoneHelen McCrory
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  • MEETING GROUND – CHRISTMAS POETRY SPECIAL
    In this, the second installment of collaboration between poets of Jamaica and Puerto Rico, we share with you poems from Louise Bennett Coverley, John Figueroa, and Julie Mahfood, and by Ana Portnoy Brimmer, from Puerto Rico. Here's to poetry and...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • A POET'S MEDITATIONS ON INSPIRATION AND HOPE
    A poem arrives like a hand in the dark. Who knows where inspiration comes from, and where it goes. I submit that even artists don't — at least not yours truly. After something of a dry patch, where I began to refer to myself as an "ex-writer," I find that I’m writing poetry, again: three … Continue Reading "A Poet's Meditations on Inspiration and Hope" The post A Poet's Meditations on Inspiration and Hope appeared first on Fair Observer.
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  • LANA DEL REY ANNOUNCES PLANS TO RELEASE SPOKEN WORD ALBUM
    Lana Del Rey is releasing a new album, but this one has a twist. The 34-year-old singer announced on Instagram that she will be releasing a new spoken word album of “freestyle poetry,” which she will coincide with the printed collection of poetry she is releasing. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lana Del [...]
    JustJared
  • WATCH TWO ADORABLE MINIATURE HORSES DRESSED AS SANTA BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO THEIR ELDERLY NEIGHBOR!
    You might remember in the poem ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas' the phrase ‘a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer' bringing Santa to people's homes. Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.
    Buzz 60
  • THE BEST ON-SCREEN PORTRAYALS OF ARTISTS IN THE MOVIES
    Artist Biopics, at their best, can act as perfect amalgamations of cinema and portraiture. Showcasing the best each has to offer, a feature film that explores the life and art-form of iconic painters, poets, and philosophers (often three qualities reside in the same subject) can enhance it all – from the first brushstroke to the […] The post The Best On-Screen Portrayals Of Artists In The Movies appeared first on THN - The Hollywood News.
    thehollywoodnews.com
  • WHAT TO DO IN OKLAHOMA ON DEC. 17, 2019: SEE THE EXHIBIT 'MISUNDERSTOOD! INDIGENOUS ART AND POETRY AS POLITICAL RESISTANCE' AT THE FRED JONES JR. MUSEUM IN NORMAN
    By Brandy McDonnellToday's featured event:NORMAN - See the exhibit "Misunderstood! Indigenous Art and Poetry as Political Resistance" at the Fred Jones Jr.Read more on NewsOK.com
    NewsOK.com
  • BIG B PRAYS AT ONE OF EUROPE'S OLDEST CHURCH
    Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan prayed for his father and legendary poet Harishvansh Rai Bachchan in a church in Poland.
    IANS India
  • MEETING GROUND - A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS COLLABORATION BETWEEN POETS OF JAMAICA AND PUERTO RICO
    Christmas is universal and elicits reactions from all our. As the Jamaican and Puerto Rican poems that will be shared over the next two weeks illustrate, there are fundamental similarities in the Christmas celebrations, such as Christmas trees,...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • PENNY DREADFUL WAS THE 2010S SHOW MOST ROBBED OF RECOGNITION
    Every week on Penny Dreadful Eva Green climbed out of the TV screen like the girl from The Ring, crawled through the broken glass on her knees, recited a Tennyson poem, burned a corset, and sat down for tea. (I'm taking only the slightest creative liberties here.) Green's performance on the Showtime ... Read More Other Links From TVGuide.com Penny DreadfulEva GreenBillie PiperJosh HartnettTimothy DaltonRory KinnearReeve CarneyHarry TreadawayPatti LuPoneHelen McCrory
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  • WEST END MUSICAL CATS TO TAKE OVER LIMASSOL STAGE
    Macavity was my favourite. Closely followed by the Magical Mister Mistoffelees. But that was before I discovered the musical, and knew only the poems. Once I'd seen the West End production, it was Old Deuteronomy who took over, along with Skimbleshanks, the railway cat. Though Rum Tum Tugger sunk in... The post West End musical Cats to take over Limassol stage appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
    cyprus-mail.com
  • FIL-AM POET BINO REALUYO'S WORK TO BE FEATURED IN U2'S FIRST PHILIPPINE CONCERT
    MANILA, Philippines – Irish rock band U2 is playing a historic first show in the Philippines on December 11, and a Filipino poet's work will be part of it. The band is featuring the poem "Filipineza" by poet and novelist Bino A. Realuyo. The band planned to include poetry that expresses ...
    Rappler.com
  • ANUFOTOGIRL PROMOTING NIGERIA'S TOURISM POTENTIALS @ LABAF 2019
    Stories by Prisca Sam-Duru Anufotogirl showing her works to renowned Poet, Odia Ofeimun, during the 2019 LABAF held at Freedom Park Lagos. The first time I met
    OnlineNigeria.com
  • PALETTES OF HARMONY - RUSSIAN ART TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN KINGSTON
    "The essence of this poem…," said Aleksei Sazanov, head of consular section, Embassy of the Russian Federation in Jamaica, " … is that love is unconditional …" Sazanov was giving context and translation of 'Wait for Me', a poem by Konstantin...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • 400 PAKISTANI STUDENTS, TEACHERS IN UAE PAY TRIBUTE TO TWO GREAT VISIONARIES
    Students also took part in traditional games such as Batibazai, which is an Urdu poetry couplets competition.
    khaleejtimes.com
  • NEW BOOK DEPICTS UNA MARSON AS MULTIFACETED PIONEER
    Part 1 of a two-part article. A seven-year-old girl is among those currently getting acquainted with the woefully neglected but important Jamaican pioneering poet, playwright, feminist and social activist Una Marson. The girl has been reading...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • WHY AMANDA SEALES WENT TO A "DARK PLACE" AFTER THAT EMMYS PARTY DRAMA
    From the outside looking in, Amanda Seales has no reason to feel insecure. As a successful writer, poet, actress and comedian, the Hollywood star has earned her spot in an industry that...
    E!Online
  • AWARD WINNING SRI LANKAN WRITER, POET CARL MULLER PASSED AWAY
    Award winning Sri Lankan writer and poet Carl Muller has passed away, his family said in a statement today. The Gratiaen Award winning writer is best known for his trilogy about Burghers in Sri Lanka: The Jam Fruit Tree, Yakada Yaka and Once Upon A Tender Time. A statement from his family said: Carl Muller […]
    ColomboGazette.com
  • LOS NIñOS CANTAN FELIZ NAVIDAD - JAMAICAN STUDENTS PERFORM CHRISTMAS SONGS IN SPANISH
    In any language, Christmas songs bring joy to the heart and a smile to the face. So it was last Thursday, when students of various Jamaican schools performed Christmas songs and poems in Spanish. The occasion was the 14th staging of Concerto De...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • HUNDREDS RALLY IN MYANMAR TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR SUU KYI
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — About 700 people rallied Sunday to show support for Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as she prepares to defend the country against charges of genocide at the U.N.'s highest court. Members of Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party swelled the ranks in front of the colonial-era City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, as the crowd waved national flags and listened to music and poetry.Read more on NewsOK.com
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  • THE WOMEN WHO LED THE WAY
    An ongoing project aims to rectify the role of women in Cyprus' history   There are a lot of firsts surrounding the 19th century poet Polixeni Loizias. She was the first to create a women's movement in Cyprus, the first female journalist, the first to push for physical education classes... The post The women who led the way appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
    cyprus-mail.com
  • 50, 100 & 150 YEARS AGO: DECEMBER 2019
    Poet W. H. Auden greets the New Year; Einstein helps us throw out old ideas -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    Scientific American
  • MISS LOU 'A GOOD PERSON AND A SKILFUL POET', SAYS MORRIS
    Louise Bennett was a good person and a skilful poet." That pithy statement about Jamaica's most loved cultural icon was made last week Tuesday by long-time Bennett researcher, University of the West Indies Professor emeritus Mervyn Morris. The...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • 'A LOT OF SUFFERING': GRIM 3000YO WARNING ABOUT TO COME TRUE
    It's happened before, now some claim it's happening again.In 1200BC, the world's most advanced civilisations ? Egypt, Assyria, Cannan ? were burnt to the ground all at once.It was the era of the Biblical Exodus and the poet Homer's...
    nzherald.co.nz
  • MAN ARRESTED FOR WRITING GRAFFITI ON CENTURIES-OLD KYOTO TEMPLE DID SO FOR EXTREMELY WEIRD REASON
    yoto has long been considered the cultural heart of Japan, and with good reason. For centuries, the city's temples, gardens, and other scenic sights have been prompting poets and painters to move brush and pen with their serene beauty. (Japan Today)
    NewsOnJapan
  • AUTHOR CLIVE JAMES DEAD AT 80 AFTER LONG BATTLE WITH LEUKAEMIA
    Clive James, the Australian poet, critic and broadcaster admired around the world for his dry wit and bravery in the face of a long battle with leukaemia, has died at the age of 80. James died 'surrounded by his family and his books'...
    nzherald.co.nz
  • CLIVE JAMES DEAD AT 80
    Australian writer, broadcaster and poet Clive James has died at the age of 80, his agents have said.
    CNN
  • CLIVE JAMES: AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTER AND AUTHOR DIES AGED 80
    The critic, author, poet and TV host was known for his witty commentary on international television.
    BBC News
  • IDFA HONOREE JORGEN LETH: 'I'VE ALWAYS BEEN WORKING WITH MY OWN PASSIONS'
    Jørgen Leth hates being called "a multimedia artist," but the fact is that "filmmaker" doesn't really do him justice either. Now 82, the Danish polymath has a number of strings to his bow, including poetry, journalism and a passion for sports and cycling that means he truly believes is most famous in his homeland for […]
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