AUDIO: JAH PRAYZAH AND SANDRA NDEBELE URGED TO SPEAK AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
Bulawayo based poet Desire Moyoxide has released a poem called Dear Big Guns which calls upon heavyweights in the arts industry to condemn the arbitrary
ACTION TRUMPS PLOT
In his 12th century work Posthomerica, Byzantine poet and grammarian John Tzetzes lists the Amazon warrior women who fell at Troy. Among the slain Amazon women was queen Andromache, famous for having previously fought Hercules in a non-fatal encounter. Fast forward to 2017 and San Franciscan writer Greg Rucka adopts...
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PROTAGONISTS IN ICONIC BENGALI SONG 'COFFEE HOUSE' ARE ALL FICTIONAL, SAYS COMPOSER GHOSH
Just as Nikhilesh does not live in Paris, reporter Moidul of Dhaka does not exist in reality; guitarist D'Souza or Amol, the one with a poet-like appearance—all these characters are imaginary.
AMAZING WALT WHITMAN QUOTES ON LOVE, NATURE AND THE MEANING OF LIFE
Walt Whitman quotes teach us important life lessons. The essayist, poet, and journalist was born in an era when different social problems were prevalent. Nonetheless,
LANA DEL REY DEBUTS 'VIOLET BENT BACKWARDS OVER THE GRASS' POETRY AUDIOBOOK - LISTEN TO THE FIRST POEM!
Lana Del Rey‘s poetry book has arrived! The 35-year-old Norman F–king Rockwell singer debuted the audiobook version of her poetry collection, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass, on Tuesday (July 28). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lana Del Rey The audiobook is read by Lana Del Rey, and features music from her frequent [...]
POEMS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
The poems below are Part 3 of the Meeting Ground: Poems in the Time of COVID-19 series. – Ann-Margaret Lim L for Locked Out Some things are beyond the cutting edge of poems. Like this true story (BBC report with photographs) of this widow in a...
KIM WHAN-KI AS A POET WHO PAINTS
Korean modern art master Kim Whan-ki is widely known at home and abroad for his signature dot paintings. But it is little known that the artist was actually a poet as well, having penned a number of poems as “Suhwa,” and that he sought po
LEBANON'S INGRAINED INSTABILITY
BY Amin Saikal The famous Lebanese American writer, poet and visual artist Khalil Gibran (1883–1931) once reflectively wrote about his
BIG B ‘MOVED BEYOND EMOTION' AS POLISH STUDENTS RECITE HIS FATHER'S POEM
Amitabh Bachchan has shared a video on social media that shows students of Wroclaw University, Poland, paying a tribute to his father, poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. br /
LISTEN: OKC RAPPER JABEE COLLABORATES WITH OKLAHOMA DEATH ROW INMATE JULIUS JONES ON NEW SONG 'UNTIL YOUR FREE'
By Brandy McDonnellOklahoma City rapper and activist Jabee has released a new a song called "Until Your Free" about Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones, on which he collaborated with Jones himself. The hard-hitting song opens with Jones calling Jabee from prison to read a poem.Read more on NewsOK.com
GE'S NEW SHIP IS TRANSFORMING OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY MAINTENANCE
So we rowed through the narrow strait in tears, On one side Scylla, on the other, shining Charybdis with a dreadful gurgling noise sucked down the water."* If you enjoy tales from the deep, you will know all about Ulysses, the hero of Homer's epic poem, "The Odyssey." The many ordeals he and his crew … Continue reading GE’s new ship is transforming offshore wind energy maintenance →
VARAVARA RAO: OUTRAGE AS JAILED INDIAN POET CONTRACTS COVID
Varavara Rao is a Maoist ideologue and poet who has espoused radical thinking and revolutionary ideas.
'I CANNOT SERVE A FASCIST GOVERNMENT': JERRY GRACIO RESIGNS FROM KOMISYON NG WIKANG FILIPINO
MANILA, Philippines – For the 3rd time since President Rodrigo Duterte was sworn into power, multi-awarded poet and screenwriter Jerry Gracio resigned from his current post as Commissioner for Samar-Leyte Languages at the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino.
Gracio, a senior writer of the embattled ABS-CBN, submitted the resignation letter on July 11 ...
A THOUGHT-PROVOKING JOURNEY
A Dawning Like the Wind is the debut poetry collection by Veniesha Rochester, in which she takes readers on a thought-provoking journey spanning nearly two decades of poetry. Her writing is inspired by everyday human vulnerabilities – pain, love,...
THE MANY CHALLENGES OF BEING GOVERNOR OBIANOS SPOKESMAN — JAMES EZE
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Ace journalist, Public relations practitioner and poet James Eze is the Spokesperson for Anambra state governor Chief Willie Obiano.
LENA HORNE'S GRANDDAUGHTER DEVELOPING LIMITED SERIES BASED ON HER LIFE AT SHOWTIME
Lena Horne will be the focus of a new limited series at Showtime. Jenny Lumet, who is the iconic jazz singer, actress and activist’s granddaughter, is developing the series with her producing partner, Alex Kurtzman, Deadline reports. The series is titled, Blackbird: Lena Horne and America, in homage of Lena‘s favorite poem, "Thirteen Ways of [...]
LENA HORNE LIMITED SERIES IN THE WORKS AT SHOWTIME
Showtime is developing a limited series about entertainment icon and activist Lena Horne. The series is currently titled “Blackbird: Lena Horne and America,” named for Horne’s favorite poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.” Jenny Lumet, Horne’s granddaughter, will co-write the first few episodes of the series with Alex Kurtzman, with both also executive […]
EDO GUBER: GOV OBASEKI HAS SQUANDERED EDO PEOPLE GOODWILL - POLITICAL COMMENTATOR
- Michael Ovienmhada has endorsed Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the next governor of Edo state- Ovienmhada is a respected political commentator, playwright, poet and author
MYANMAR POET ACCUSED OF STAGING PROTEST OVER INTERNET BLACKOUT
Maung Saung Kha, a prominent Myanmar poet and activist, appeared in court on Tuesday to face accusations that he helped stage an unlawful protest demanding an end to internet blackouts imposed on two of the country's poorest states.
'DICKINSON,' 'WATCHMEN,' 'POSE' STARS DISCUSS FEMALE CHARACTER AGENCY ON TV
In 1852 Emily Dickinson published her first poem anonymously. She was still just a teenager, but the reason for keeping her name off the verses ran deeper: In the 1800s, a woman's place was in the home, with few attending school, let alone pursuing public positions. But Dickinson was determined to "make sure her work […]
PLASTIC SCREENS, TRACINGS APPS AND TABLE SERVICE. ENGLISH PUBS REOPEN ON BITTERSWEET DAY
The revered English poet William Blake once purportedly likened an English pub to a church, with two important caveats: "a pub is warmer, and there's more conversation."
'LOVE AND FURY': OKLAHOMA NATIVE AMERICAN FILMMAKER STERLIN HARJO CONTINUES TELLING INDIGENOUS STORIES
By Brandy McDonnell, Features writer, [email protected] filmmaker Sterlin Harjo wanted to showcase the Native American artists that he knows and loves, and he was willing to literally travel around the world to do it.
Harjo, who is Seminole and Muscogee (Creek), followed several Indigenous musicians, dancers, visual artists and poets for a year as they pursued their careers in the U.S. and abroad for his latest feature-length documentary, "Love and Fury.Read more on NewsOK.com
THIS VICTORIAN PAINTING DEPICTING TWO WOMEN IN LOVE WAS NEARLY LOST IN HISTORY
In a small, delicate watercolor from 1864, the Archaic Greek poet Sappho embraces the poet Erinna, their lips nearly touching. Sappho's longing is plain on her face, while Erinna, heavy-lidded, eyes the viewer, her dress slipping off her shoulder.
HALSEY ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HER FIRST POETRY COLLECTION, 'I WOULD LEAVE ME IF I COULD'
Halsey is publishing her first collection of poetry! The 25-year-old “Without Me” singer made the exciting announcement on social media on Thursday (June 25). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Halsey “I wrote a few thousand sentences but am somehow struggling to string together a single one to summarize how excited I am about [...]
RETHINK: CALEB FEMI SAYS 'CREATIVE THINKING' IS KEY TO STUDENTS' FUTURE
Poet Caleb Femi says the young must be innovative to progress, in one of a series of essays for the BBC.
SAMUEL ADAMS AND GLAAD JOIN FORCES TO ELEVATE THE BLACK LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY
This month, Samuel Adams launched its "Love Conquers All" campaign with nonprofit GLAAD to share live poetry written and performed by LGBTQ+ performers at New York's Stonewall Inn, site of the Stonewall riots of 1969. The brand is also selling limited-edition rainbow cans for Pride Month, pledging a $100,000 donation to GLAAD and matching donations...
NEWS24.COM | 'PLEASE DON'T TOUCH MY HAIR': GIRL, 7, READS POEM SHE WROTE ABOUT BEING BLACK
Nylah, who was born in Uganda, blows away crowd at a British #BlackLivesMatter rally by reading her poem.
DREW BARRYMORE GETS CANDID ON FATHER'S DAY: 'SOMEHOW I HAVE ZERO BAGGAGE OR DAD ISSUES'
Drew Barrymore is honoring her father, John Barrymore. The 45-year-old Santa Clarita Diet actress posted a tribute to her dad on Father’s Day Sunday (June 21). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Drew Barrymore “My mom chose a wild card for my dad. He was a mad poet hedonist man child! But I understood [...]
TESSA THOMPSON, JOHN LEGEND AMONG 1,000 'BLACK ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM' CALLING TO END RACIAL INJUSTICE
A new collective of Black workers in the arts and entertainment field, called Black Artists for Freedom, has released a statement on their website commemorating Juneteenth and calling on cultural institutions to make changes in order to eliminate racial injustice. The collective consists of over 1,000 Black actors, musicians, filmmakers, authors, painters and poets, including […]
NICK CANNON ON FORMER WIFE MARIAH CAREY: 'I CAN'T HOLD A CANDLE TO THAT WOMAN'
Nick Cannon has wanted to work in entertainment ever since his imagination was sparked as a kid by the madcap poems of Shel Silverstein and the stories of Judy Blume. But he has never wanted to be famous. “I’m not one of those people who have fans — that fantastical-level fandemonium type of thing,” Cannon […]
SEEKING THE HIDDEN TREASURE OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
In 2010 Forrest Fenn hid a real treasure chest somewhere in the Rockies. The only clues to its whereabouts are in a poem.
'BREADWINNER' FIRM WESTEND BOARDS ANIMATED FEATURE 'LAMYA'S POEM'
WestEnd Films has launched international sales on "Lamya's Poem," an animated feature by Alexander Kronemer, which will be part of Annecy's Works in Progress panel at the digital version of the world's largest animation festival and market that begins Monday. WestEnd builds on an established reputation representing prestigious independent arthouse animated features, such as Oscar-nominated […]
MEETING GROUND – CELEBRATING FATHERS
For the 2020 Father's Day edition of Meeting Ground, we present poets from New Zealand and Jamaica sharing poems on fatherhood. We celebrate fathers in their many manifestations. Happy reading from the curators, Ann-Margaret (Jamaica) and Shane (...
LEGENDARY ANCIENT BEAUTY, TRAGIC LOVE STORY
Yang Yuhuan (AD 719-756), one of the four great beauties of ancient China, has long been a muse for artists and writers — the subject of paintings, operas and poems.
People are always saddened by her
BOB DYLAN DISCUSSES GEORGE FLOYD AND CORONAVIRUS IN RARE INTERVIEW: 'EXTREME ARROGANCE CAN HAVE SOME DISASTROUS PENALTIES'
In a rare new interview, rock's poet laureate Bob Dylan expressed his horror at the recent police killing of George Floyd and called the coronavirus a harbinger of something yet to come.
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PIOLO PASCUAL WILL BE READING A MICHAEL COROZA POEM FOR 'HIMATI'
MANILA, Philippines – The Savage Mind, a Naga-based bookshop, announced on its Facebook page Wednesday, June 10 that actor Piolo Pascual will be part of Himati: Bikol Project Poetry. The actor will read a Filipino poem by Michael Coroza, as translated by Mikael De Lara Co.
The bookshop ...
POETS CRITICISE POETRY FOUNDATION'S STATEMENT ON BLACK LIVES MATTER
More than 1,800 people have signed on to an open letter criticising the Poetry Foundation's response to the protests sweeping the United States, pledging not to work with the organisation until it meets demands that range from replacing its president and board chairman to redirecting funds to anti-racism efforts.
FEDOR BONDARCHUK HELMS FIRST DOC, TV SERIES FOR SHINGLE ART PICTURES STUDIO'S GROWING SLATE
Russian multi-hyphenate Fedor Bondarchuk was riding high after a series of blockbuster hits when Hollywood came calling in 2014. Fresh off the domestic success of his alien invasion movie "Attraction," and the World War II epic "Stalingrad," Warner Bros. tapped him to direct a big-budget movie based on Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey." But then […]
HUSSAIN MANAWER'S POEM IN TRIBUTE TO CORONAVIRUS VICTIMS
BBC Breakfast commissioned poet Hussain Manawer to mark three months since the first UK coronavirus death.
DRAKE MAKES SUBSTANTIAL DONATION TO NATIONAL BAILOUT TO AID BLACK FAMILIES DURING PANDEMIC
Drake has donated a very large sum to the National Bailout Collective in support of black families around the USA. The 33-year-old musician has given $100,000 to families in need during the protests, and COVID-19 pandemic. Mustafa the Poet called out Drake and The Weeknd to donate to the collective on his Instagram Stories, and [...]
MEETING GROUND: POEMS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
In the two poems below, the personas are in isolation, but that doesn't stop the creativity bred from their pandemic observations. – Ann-Margaret Lim (Meeting Ground coordinator) April 2020 My iPhone keeps me company. Plays music for me, shows...
WORKS OF FAMOUS CALLIGRAPHER ON SHOW
Calligraphy pieces and poems reveal the personality and vision of Zhao Puchu as a patriot, a social activist and a scholar, Zhang Kun reports in Shanghai.
YOUTUBE STAR KSI OUT TO PROVE THE NAYSAYERS WRONG ON DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
IMELDA MAY — SLIP OF THE TONGUEIrish singer Imelda May’s first foray into poetry offers a variety of delights. Since starting out in 2002, she has forged a reputation for dependability.Solid songwriting and enviable musicianship has made her a darling of taste-makers like Jools...
THIS IS THE CONTROVERSIAL POEM ABOUT LAI MOHAMED THAT GOT OBA AKEWI ARRESTED (LISTEN)
This is the poem (audio) that got the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to order the arrest and detention of a Kwara-based
ZIM POET IN SA BONGANI MNCUBE PENS POEM ON MTHWAKAZI HERO MAGAGULA
South Africa based poet, Bongani Mncube has penned a poem as a tribute to the late Author and Mthwakazi hero David Magagula who passed on
A WALMART EMPLOYEE'S POEM ABOUT SOLIDARITY HAS MADE HIM AN ADVERTISING STAR
Consumers have said they're fatigued--actually, plain sick and tired--of doom and gloom forecasts and negative pandemic-related news. What they want to hear now, particularly from marketers, are "hopeful, comforting and supportive" messages. Walmart, taking that sentiment and running with it, has launched a 60-second ad built around an upbeat poem about community and solidarity. And...
BANI ADAM (CHILDREN OF ADAM): WORLD MUSICIANS RELEASE SOLIDARITY MUSIC VIDEO DURING PANDEMIC
A music video inspired by Persian poet Sadi's famous poem ";The Sons of Adam Are Limbs of Each Other"; has been released with the voice of Iranian vocalist Alireza Qorbani in collaboration with several Italian singers and overseas musicians during the pandemic. The music video has been released to promote the message of peace and friendship, the Italian theater and cinema actress Pamela Villoresi has said in an introduction to the music video.
COVID-19 HAS PROVEN NIGERIAN ARTISTES ARE IN TROUBLE…FEW CAN FEED THEMSELVES – JIMI SOLANKE
The 77-year-old songwriter said the COVID-19 has shown that only few Nigerian artistes can truly feed themselves.Jimi Solanke, veteran Nigerian actor cum poet, says the
FEDS SEIZE 3,600-YEAR-OLD TABLET OF EPIC MESOPOTAMIAN POEM THAT WAS STOLEN FROM IRAQ
An ancient tablet stolen from Iraq depicting a scene engraved with part of an epic Mesopotamian poem was seized from a Washington, D.C., museum by authorities, federal prosecutors announced Monday.
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LOCKDOWN DIARIES KANGANA RANAUT PENS A POEM 'AASMAN'
Actress Kangana Ranaut is spending time with her family in Manali amid lockdown. Amid this, the talented actress has turned to poetry and penned a poem named 'Aasman'.br /