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.
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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...
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.
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...
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...
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 […]
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...
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
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...
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50, 100 & 150 YEARS AGO: DECEMBER 2019
Poet W. H. Auden greets the New Year; Einstein helps us throw out old ideas
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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...
'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...
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)
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'...
CLIVE JAMES DEAD AT 80
Australian writer, broadcaster and poet Clive James has died at the age of 80, his agents have said.
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.
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 […]
A DESPERATE RELATIONSHIP WITH WATER
No season is as central to Indian life and lore as the monsoon. It turns up in ancient Sanskrit poetry and in Bollywood films. It shapes the fortunes of millions of farmers who rely on the rains to nourish their fields. It even has its own music.
RENOWNED POET-ARCHITECT RABIUL HUSAIN DIES AT 76
Ekushey Award-winning poet and architect Rabiul Husain has died during treatment for a blood-related ailment in Dhaka. He was 76.
ALABAI RIVALS HORSE FOR NATIONAL AFFECTION
A gift for foreign leaders, a subject of presidential poetry and the inspiration for a new statue in the capital — the alabai shepherd dog's stock has never been higher in horse-loving Turkmenistan.
SHAUKAT AZMI PASSES AWAY AT 93
Veteran actress Shaukat Azmi, wife of renowned Late Urdu poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi and mother of actress Shabana Azmi, passed away on Friday. Her last rites will be performed in Mumbai on Saturday. br /
JAMAICAN POETS SCHOOL TOUR 2019 A GREAT SUCCESS
The figures tell only a fraction of the story, but they do indicate the success of the Jamaican Poets School Tour 2019. Led by Florida-based, internationally acclaimed Jamaican poet Malachi Smith, over a period of 10 days, 29 poets had readings and...
HOW THE BRAIN DETECTS THE RHYTHMS OF SPEECH
Neuroscientists have discovered how the listening brain scans speech to break it down into syllables. The findings provide for the first time a neural basis for the fundamental atoms of language and insights into our perception of the rhythmic poetry of speech.
TRANSCENDENCE – A TOTAL ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE
Kyisha Patterson and Arabesk Dance Collective have been in rehearsal since June for the third staging of Transcendence, which unfolded on Sunday at the Philip Sherlock Centre, UWI, Mona. Dance, music, art drama and poetry were all delightfully...
A LIFE IN VERSE
Muzaffar Ali, filmmaker, painter and costume designer talks to IANS about 'Anjuman E Dil', his life-long relation with poetry, and cinema in contemporary times. br /
PIONEERING FEMINIST VOICE IN POETIC ARENA
POETRY is a wonderful light in life. Like art, it is an important companion and friend for a journey into the unknown. If you don't read poetry, I dare say you have never loved in your life. Fortunately,
Q&A: HOLT, OTHERS HOST CIVIC SATURDAY
By William CrumStaff [email protected] weekend's Civic Saturday gathering on Film Row in Oklahoma City will feature music, poetry readings and remarks by Eric Liu, founder of the nonprofit Citizen University, with its mission to build "a culture of powerful, responsible citizenship.Read more on NewsOK.com
SO LONG, LITERARY GIANTS! IRAN REVAMPS ITS TEXTBOOKS
Omar Khayyam is considered a giant of Persian poetry. His poems have been part of Iran's school curriculum for years. Yet students will reportedly no longer be able to read his rubaiyat in textbooks under a new plan. Students are instead likely to learn about the life of an Iranian fighter killed in Syria, where the Islamic republic has helped prop up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime during the country's eight-year civil war. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE/RL
TV REVIEW: 'DICKINSON' ON APPLE TV PLUS
Watching “Dickinson” is a strange experience, and not just because it’s a deliberately strange retelling of poet Emily Dickinson’s life complete with bass-heavy needle drops and hallucinations of Death as a man with a Cheshire Cat smirk (played by, this is true, Wiz Khalifa). For all the big creative swings the new Apple TV Plus […]
GERMANY TO CELEBRATE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF GOETHE'S ";WEST-EAST DIVAN"; IN SHIRAZ
Germany will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's ";West-East Divan"; during a festival in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, home to the mausoleum of Persian poet Hafez who influenced Goethe's collection.
APPLE'S DICKINSON WILL MAKE YOU SAY 'WHAT IS THIS?' IN THE BEST WAY
If you think of Emily Dickinson, you probably think of her as the reclusive poet laureate of depression, a troubled genius who lived her life in a small room and whose brilliance was only recognized after her death. You probably don't think of her as "fun." Apple TV Plus' new comedy series Dickinson ...
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MISS LOU CELEBRATED IN POETRY, PLAY AT COKE METHODIST
A theatrical production, 'Skip to My Lou – Lou', which celebrates the life and work of Louise 'Miss Lou' Bennett-Coverley in poetry and play, is now on the stage of the historic Coke Methodist Church hall, East Parade, Kingston. It's where Miss Lou...
ESPOLòN TEQUILA POURS ONE OUT FOR 'FAKE NEWS' IN OBITUARY AD
In celebration of D?a de los Muertos, Espol?n Tequila hoped to put an end to "fake news" with an obituary in the New York Times. Espol?n Tequila wrote a literary calavera--an illustrated poem commonly written on D?a de los Muertos--about "fake news" and put the creative illustration in the Times as an obituary ad. "Citizens...
ROCK AND MORE
Savino Live has been holding up Larnaca's rock and live music scene for years with back to back performances from local bands and international guests. In November, the bar has got more gigs and themed nights planned. Greek heavy rockers Poem are heading to Savino Live on Saturday for a...
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20,000 POTS OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS ATTRACT TOURISTS
A chrysanthemum exhibition in Xihu Park in Fuzhou City, East China's Fujian Province, Nov. 3, 2019. More than 20,000 pots of chrysanthemums, in nearly 600 varieties, were on display at the fair, attracting many tourists and local residents. The chrysanthemum is one of the "Four Gentlemen" of China's favoured plants in ancient poetry, the others being the plum blossom, the orchid, and bamboo.
DAESAN LITERARY AWARDS ANNOUNCES FOUR WINNERS
The Daesan Foundation announced the four winners of the 27th annual Daesan Literary Awards on Monday. Poet Oh Eun won for his book of poetry titled “I Have a Name” (translated); Cho Hae-jin for her novel “Simple Sincerity” (tr
'DICKINSON' SHOWRUNNER ALENA SMITH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
"I think that poetry in the 1850s was like the pop music of its day."
(ONLINE) POET ONCE AT FOREFRONT OF #METOO MOVEMENT PUBLISHES COLLECTION IN ENGLISH
Poet Choi Young-mi, one of the leading voices in the #MeToo movement in Korea’s literary scene last year, has published her first collection of poems in English, “The Party Was Over.” The collection includes the poem “Monster&
RENOWNED PERSIAN POET MAZAHER MOSAFFA DIES AT 87
Persian poet Mazaher Mosaffa, mostly famous for his odes, died of natural causes at his home in Tehran on Thursday October 31, 2019. He was 87. Mosaffa is considered as one of the few most outstanding ode composers in contemporary Persian literature.
SWEDISH PUBLISHER DETAINED IN CHINA TO PUBLISH POEMS SMUGGLED OUT OF JAIL
A dissident bookseller who has been detained in China off and on since 2015 is to release a collection of his poems that have been smuggled out of jail, a Swedish publishing house said on Wednesday.
THIS COMPUTER CAN WRITE SHAKESPEAREAN PROSE — FUTURE BLINK
The Columbia University project creates poetic captions for paintings. The computer's program combines English poems, classic art, and Shakespearean-styled writing. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, English, Play, and Shakespeare
UNVEILING PICASSO AS A WRITER AND POET
An exhibition titled "Writer: Picasso" is underway at the Biblioteca Miguel de Cervantes, Shanghai, showcasing the Spanish painter's lesser-known talent of being a poet.
AT KABUL'S PUBLIC LIBRARY, USING VERSE TO MAKE SENSE OF A WORLD OF CONFLICT
For more than 50 years now, a mystic poet has kept a quiet window desk at the Kabul Public Library. His seat overlooks the hustle and bustle of the Afghan capital city, all but unrecognizable from the day he arrived as a young library clerk — one with a dreamy mind and stammering speech but fine calligraphic handwriting that helped land him his day job.
BILLE AUGUST TO DIRECT 'THE PACT' ABOUT KAREN BLIXEN'S RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUNG POET
Bille August (“Pelle the Conqueror”), one of Denmark’s best known filmmakers, is set to direct “The Pact,” a psychological drama about the intense friendship between Karen Blixen, the Danish author best known for her autobiographical novel "Out of Africa," and Thorkild Bjønvig, a young and promising poet. “The Pact” was written by Christian Torpe based […]
GRAND SLAM: Touring poet Andrea Gibson will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.Read more on NewsOK.com
CHO JI-HOON RELEASES FIRST POETRY BOOK IN ENGLISH
“News in brief from New York” was a small book party in which outgoing Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Cho Tae-yul read a poem from “Shedding of the Petals,” the first book of poetry by his father Cho Ji-hoon in Englis
HAILEE STEINFELD STAYS MUM ON MARVEL'S 'HAWKEYE' AS TALKS MOVE FORWARD
Hailee Steinfeld is gearing up for her first major television role with “Dickinson” on Apple Plus, in which she stars as famed poet Emily Dickinson, but the multi-hyphenate could be gearing up for yet another leading role on television on another new streaming service: Marvel’s “Hawkeye” series on Disney Plus. Steinfeld is being eyed for […]
POETRY IN MOTION
Elaine Chung and Cara Chen
Word on the street is that Valentino wants you to fall in love with its latest collection. The Italian fashion house has enlisted four contemporary poets - Greta Bellamacina, Mustafa The Poet, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Robert Montgomery - to pour out their hearts in a small...
LONDON'S ST. PAUL CATHEDRAL LIGHTS UP WITH WWII PICTURES
Historic pictures depicting the Second World War were projected onto the St. Paul's Cathedral as part of the upcoming "Where Light Falls" light show and poetry readings in London, UK on Wednesday.
GREEK PIANIST IN CYPRUS
Described as an extraordinary musician and as an artist who combines sensibility, effervescent spirit and poetry, Panayiotis Gogos is considered one of the most remarkable Greek pianists of his generation. He will appear for the first time in Cyprus, in a recital organised by the Pharos Arts Foundation, on November...
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