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  • HAILEE STEINFELD WEARS SHEER PANTS IN NYC FOR 'DICKINSON' PROMO
    Hailee Steinfeld steps out for an early morning interview in sheer pants and an oversized sweater on Thursday (October 17) in New York City. The 22-year-old actress waved to cameras while heading to her first appearance of the day, promoting her upcoming Apple+ series, Dickinson, based on the life and times of poet Emily Dickinson. [...]
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  • DUCHESS MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY APOLOGIZE ON INSTAGRAM AFTER THIS 'HICCUP'
    Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had a minor hiccup on Instagram that saw them issuing an apology. It started when the royal couple posted a quote from activist and poet Maya Angelou. The quote should have read “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands [...]
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  • BROADWAY REVIEW: 'THE ROSE TATTOO' STARRING MARISA TOMEI
    "The Rose Tattoo" is what happens when a poet writes a comedy — something strange, but kind of lovely. The same might be said of director Trip Cullman's production: Strange, if not exactly lovely. Even Marisa Tomei, so physically delicate and expressively refined, seems an odd choice to play the lusty and passionate protagonist, Serafina […]
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  • GENIUS LOCI
    What follows is a 400-page paean to the Song dynasty poet-official Su Shi (苏轼), in which Lin tries to complicate this picture—and succeeds in imbuing an almost superhuman level of complexity and charisma to 11th-century China's most notable personality.
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  • LIZZO, MONICA LEWINSKY, CYNDI LAUPER NARRATE STATUE OF LIBERTY POEM IN NEW VIDEO
    A cross-generational collection of performers and personalities, stretching from Cyndi Lauper to Lizzo, reads the poem on the base of the Statue of Liberty in a new video teasing an upcoming documentary. "Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty women with a torch," Lizzo says...
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  • 'DROWNING,' STARRING MELORA WALTERS AND MIRA SORVINO, DEBUTS TRAILER (EXCLUSIVE)
    Melora Walters’ “Drowning,” which has its world premiere at the Rome Film Festival, has debuted its first trailer. The film stars Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, Emmy winners Gil Bellows and Jay Mohr, and Walters, whose acting credits include “Magnolia,” Boogie Nights” and “Dead Poets Society.” The film tells the story of a mother coming to […]
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  • WATCH: OKLAHOMAN AND U.S. POET LAUREATE JOY HARJO TALKS ABOUT LISTENING, THE PATH OF A POET, INFANT MEMORIES AND MORE ON OPRAH WINFREY'S 'SUPERSOUL SUNDAY'
    By Brandy McDonnellTulsa poet, writer and musician Joy Harjo emphasized the importance of listening in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey."If you're going to be a poet ...Read more on NewsOK.com
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  • LILI REINHART TO RELEASE 'SWIMMING LESSONS' BOOK OF POETRY
    Lili Reinhart is about to release her first book ever! The 23-year-old Riverdale actress just revealed that she’s coming out with a poetry book, titled “Swimming Lessons”. “One year ago, I decided I wanted to share my poetry with the world. It's scary to reveal a part of myself that I don't often show, but [...]
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  • MILEY CYRUS' BEAU CODY SIMPSON PENS ROMANTIC POEM
    Cody Simpson shared a poem he wrote amid rumors that his relationship with Miley Cyrus is heating up.
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  • CODY SIMPSON'S LATEST POEM CHEEKILY HINTS HE'S ''MAKING LOVE'' WITH MILEY CYRUS
    Is Cody Simpson's love language "words of affirmation?" It just might be! The 22-year-old singer is showing off his romantic and sweet side, after sharing his newest poem on...
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  • VIDEO: POET LAUREATE AND OKLAHOMA NATIVE JOY HARJO TO BE FEATURED ON OPRAH WINFREY'S 'SUPERSOUL SUNDAY'
    By Brandy McDonnell Tulsa poet, writer and musician Joy Harjo recently sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey to air Sunday on "SuperSoul Sunday.Read more on NewsOK.com
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  • CURIOUS ZELDA: EXCLUSIVE POEM REVEALS HILARIOUS ADVENTURE FROM SOCIAL MEDIA CAT'S WORLD
    CURIOUS ZELDA is the latest cat to take the social media world by storm after the enormous success of Grumpy Cat. And now Express.co.uk can exclusively share a hilarious and cute poem from the furry feline's new book, The Adventures of A Curious Cat.
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  • AZERBAIJAN'S NASIMI FESTIVAL IS A MELTING POT OF POETRY ARTS AND SPIRITUALITY
    Kicking off in Baku, the multi-disciplinary festival bears the name of Imadeddin Nasimi a great 14 century poet and thinkers.
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  • DOES READING HELP WITH FEELING WELL? NZ WRITER KATHERINE MANSFIELD PROBES THE LINKS
    A former physiotherapist turned writer is the recipient of the 2019 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship. Poet, essayist and novelist Sue Wootton will travel to Menton, in the south of France, next year to work on her sixth poetry...
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  • JESSYE NORMAN WAS A DIVA WHOSE VOICE COULD NOT BE DENIED
    If arias are like lyrical prose poems, then each singer who performs one is like a poet who reads their work with a unique timbre and cadence. Whether she was singing the Habenero from Act 1 of Bizet's "Carmen," "Lieder" by Richard Strauss or performing in a Wagner opera, Jessye Norman's voice was pure poetry.
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  • JUSSIE SMOLLETT REACTS TO BEING COMPARED TO STUDENT WHO LIED ABOUT HAVING HER DREADLOCKS CUT BY BULLIES
    Jussie Smollett is reacting to being compared to an ongoing news story. After @theshaderoom posted an update about a Virginia teenager who claimed her white students cut her dreadlocks and then later admitted to making up the story, poet and philanthropist Derrick Jaxn commented: “Jussie really is a trendsetter,” referring to Jussie‘s ongoing legal battle [...]
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  • ROBERT HUNTER DEAD - GRATEFUL DEAD LYRICIST DIES AT 78
    Robert Hunter has sadly died. The Grateful Dead lyricist and poet sadly passed away at the age of 78, according to his family on Tuesday (September 24). “It is with great sadness we confirm our beloved Robert passed away yesterday night. He died peacefully at home in his bed, surrounded by love. His wife Maureen [...]
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  • POETRY IN MOTION ALONG NEW LINES
    Pauline Froissart Eighteen-year-old Londoner Danique Bailey is one of a new generation of poets using social media to revive the art. She was among 100 winners of last year's Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, a competition of 6,000 11- to 17-year-olds from 83 countries, for her mischievous ode...
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  • ROBERT HUNTER, GRATEFUL DEAD LYRICIST, DEAD AT 78
    Robert Hunter, the poet famous for writing many of the Grateful Dead's best-regarded songs, has died at 78.
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  • GRATEFUL DEAD LYRICIST ROBERT HUNTER DIES AT 78
    Robert Hunter, the poet famous for writing many of the Grateful Dead’s best regarded songs, has died at 78. “It is with great sadness we confirm our beloved Robert passed away yesterday night," Hunter’s family said in a statement released to Rolling Stone. "He died peacefully at home in his bed, surrounded by love. His […]
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  • L.A. THEATER REVIEW: ETHAN COEN'S 'A PLAY IS A POEM'
    With all due respect to Ethan Coen, a poem is a poem, a play is a play, and "A Play Is a Poem" isn't much of either, although that doesn't make this 105-minute evening at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum a failure so much as a case of false advertising. This isn't the first time […]
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  • WATCH TRAILER FOR 'DEATH WILL COME AND SHALL HAVE YOUR EYES' (EXCLUSIVE)
    SAN SEBASTIAN — "Death Will Come And Shall Have Your Eyes" Italy's Cesare Pavese wrote memorably in a poem that enchanted Chilean film director José Luis Torres Leiva a decade or so back. Now he delivers a film of that title which world premieres at San Sebastian in main competition and talks about death without, […]
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  • BRAD PITT ATTENDS OPENING NIGHT OF 'A PLAY IS A POEM' IN L.A.
    Brad Pitt is greeted by fans as he arrives for opening night of A Play is a Poem presented by Center Theatre Group on Saturday night (September 21) at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. The 55-year-old actor kept things cool in a black paperboy hat and brown jacket as he stepped out for [...]
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  • 'PRODIGAL SON' EXPLORES JUST HOW BADLY YOUR PARENTS CAN SCREW YOU UP
    To get into character as a serial killer known as The Surgeon in Fox's new drama "Prodigal Son," Michael Sheen relies on a line from a nearly five-decades old poem. "They f--k you up, your mum and dad, they may not mean to, but they do," reads the opening line of English poet Philip Larkin's "This...
    NY Daily News
  • BOOK OF LATE S. KOREAN POET CHO'S POEMS PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH
    A book of more than 80 poems of late renowned South Korean poet Cho Ji-hoon was published in English in New York more th
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  • SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON TWO RENOWNED POETS
    Arguably Jamaica's best known poets, Louise 'Miss Lou' Bennett-Coverley and Lorna Goodison are in the cultural spotlight just now. As of the week of her 100th birthday anniversary on September 7, the former is being officially celebrated by the...
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  • HAILEE STEINFELD FOLLOWS HER PASSIONS IN 'DICKINSON' TRAILER - WATCH NOW!
    Hailee Steinfeld balances a book on her head in the first trailer for her Apple TV series, Dickinson. The series is set in the 19th century and explores the constraints of society, gender and family from the perspective of a rebellious young poet who was ahead of her time. “It's been so incredible to be [...]
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  • STRATEGIST FOR SEN. WARREN ON LONGLIST FOR POETRY AWARD
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren's reach has extended into the world of literary prizes. A communications strategist for the Democratic presidential contender's campaign is on the poetry longlist of the National Book Awards.Read more on NewsOK.com
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  • CARP HAVE BEEN FARMED IN CHINA FOR 8,000 YEARS, RESEARCHERS SAY
    Washington (UPI) Sep 16, 2019 Aquaculture has deep historical roots in China. New analysis of ancient fish bones suggest humans in China were managing carp aquaculture as long as 8,000 years ago. Scientists published their findings this week in the journal Ecology and Evolution. There is historical evidence of carp farming. The Shijing, the oldest existing collection of Chinese poetry, describes carp being ra
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  • JAVIER BARDEM ON GREENPEACE DOCUMENTARY 'SANCTUARY' AND HOW HOLLYWOOD CAN SPREAD THE CLIMATE CHANGE MESSAGE
    Javier Bardem started in showbiz as a child actor in Spanish TV series "El pícaro" in 1974, landing his first recurring role at age 17 in 1986 in drama "Segunda enseñanza." Hollywood success followed; he played Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas in Julian Schnabel's "Before Night Falls," earning the first of three Oscar nominations. […]
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  • DON'T MISS THE OKLAHOMA BOOK FESTIVAL IN BOATHOUSE DISTRICT ON SATURDAY
    Staff reportsBook lovers, cancel all your other weekend plans and make sure to attend the 2019 Oklahoma Book Festival on Saturday.The second annual event, which is free and open to the public, will feature more than 100 authors, poets and book illustrators.Read more on NewsOK.com
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  • CHINESE MARK MOON FESTIVAL WITH PATRIOTISM
    Across China, people have observed the Mid-Autumn Festival with a variety of activities, including performances, poetry recital, calligraphy exhibitions, and music shows, to preserve fine traditional culture and promote virtues such as patriotism and dedication.
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  • MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL: POETRY THAT EMBODIES THE ETHEREAL MOON
    The Mid-autumn festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, and is one of the most important Chinese traditional festivals. It originated in the early Tang Dynasty (618-907) and numerous poems have been written after that.
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  • REGGAE SINGER THANKS MISS LOU
    Her endorsement of Jamaican Creole is not the only thing for which the late cultural ambassador Louise 'Miss Lou' Bennett-Coverley is remembered. The esteemed folklorist is also revered for her literary pieces, like the poem Dutty Tough, which...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • MORE MUSIC IN SEPTEMBER
    The summer's music festivals may be over but it's not the end of the live music scene as there are dozens of concerts coming up this month. One that's touring the island is a musical tribute to the celebrated writer, poet and composer Manos Eleftheriou following his death last summer.... The post More music in September appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
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  • POEMS THAT GROW FROM THE PERSONAL TO THE UNIVERSAL
    Sam Hunt is considered New Zealand's most popular poet. His latest book, Coming to It: Selected Poems, brings his published work up to 23. Released in 2018 by Potton...
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  • UPCOMING YOUNG ADULT TITLE FOCUSES ON THE TIDAL FORCES SWIRLING AROUND A FAMILY IN TURMOIL
    "The Last True Poets of the Sea" by Julia Drake (Disney-Hyperion, 400 pages, in stores Oct.Read more on NewsOK.com
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  • FILIPINO POET FEATURED IN SOUTH AFRICAN LITERARY FESTIVAL
    MANILA, Philippines – Award-winning poet Filipino Jim Pascual Agustin was recently featured at a poetry festival in McGregor, Western Cape in South Africa.  The South Africa-based Agustin read selected works from his collection, How to Make a Salagubang Helicopter & other poems (San Anselmo Publications, Inc) at ...
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  • TORONTO FILM REVIEW: ANNETTE BENING IN 'HOPE GAP'
    In "Hope Gap," Annette Bening plays a fiercely intelligent but not nearly independent enough English housewife who has been toiling away on a project for years. A lover of literature, and poetry in particular, Bening's character Grace is compiling a book of verses for the full range of human experience. She intends to call it […]
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  • STUDYING THE ANCIENTS PAYS OFF FOR HUNGRY STUDENTS
    Finally, there's a payoff for liberal arts students at a university cafeteria in Central China that is giving discount coupons to any student who can recite lines from a randomly selected ancient Chinese poem.
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  • A POET IN WOLF'S CLOTHING
    In an acclaimed poet whose plaything is language, THEO PANAYIDES finds an emotional man who flows, both physically and in his poetry "I'm a wolf," says the poet Costas Reousis, "but I don't live like a wolf." 'Reousis', with the accent on the first syllable, is actually a pseudonym (he... The post A poet in wolf's clothing appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
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  • THE NO-MADDZ WANTS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY
    Roots Reggae band The No-Maddz believes many people miss the important topics covered in its music because they can't get pass its appearance and sound. "I do believe that some people miss the nuances ... you see nuances now, and poetry, you have...
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  • HUNGER FOR CONCRETE EATS AWAY AT MOUNTAINS
    Degirmenlik, Cyprus (AFP) Sept 1, 2019 Soon, Jamal's voice will no longer ring out over the mountain slopes he's roamed for years with his herd in northern Cyprus. To feed the concrete demands of hotels, holiday homes and road-building, quarries are eating away at the mountains where his goats graze. "I will have to leave because I don't have a future here," said the 55-year-old herder and lover of poetry. From Cyprus to
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  • GOOGLE DOODLE CELEBRATES PUNJABI WRITER AMRITA PRITAM'S 100TH BIRTHDAY
    Google paid tribute to Punjabi writer and poet Amrita Pritam on Saturday with a doodle in celebration of what would have been her 100th birthday.
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  • ANG PAG-ABOT NG PANGARAP NG MGA MAG-AARAL NG ST NICHOLAS
    MANILA, Philippines – Una kong narinig ang St Nicolas Senior High School of Cabanatuan City nang naimbitahan akong maglingkod bilang isa sa mga hurado sa Spoken Word Poetry at Speech Choir competition sa CACES Encounter Year 3 noong Pebrero 1, 2018.  Ang CACES o Cabanatuan Catholic Education System ay samahan ng mga Catholic school ...
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  • THE TRIP: A FILM SCREENING
    Limassol's The Island Club is getting ready to host a new artist at their venue, this time with a film screening. The Trip by American poet Eileen Myles will be on display at the non-profit exhibition space from August 31 to September 28. The film is a road trip through... The post The Trip: A film screening appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
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  • HAILEE STEINFELD'S 'DICKINSON' GETS A FIRST LOOK TRAILER - WATCH NOW!
    The teaser trailer for Apple’s latest show, Dickinson, has just dropped! The show audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld). Set in the 19th century, Dickinson is a coming-of-age story that finds Emily Dickinson to be an unexpected hero for our millennial [...]
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  • HAILEE STEINFELD ISN'T THE EMILY DICKINSON YOU KNOW IN APPLE'S DICKINSON TRAILER
    This isn't your great-great-grandma's story about Emily Dickinson.Apple TV+ has revealed the first teaser trailer for Dickinson, its upcoming half-hour comedy series starring Hailee Steinfeld as the great American poet, and it looks like we're in for some classic fun when this series hits the ... Read More Other Links From TVGuide.com Hailee Steinfeld
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  • 'ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP' STAR AVAN JOGIA RELEASES HIS FIRST BOOK 'MIXED FEELINGS'
    Avan Jogia is releasing his first book! The 27-year-old Zombieland: Double Tap actor will release his book Mixed Feelings on September 17. The book is described as “a mixture of poems and interviews with people of mixed race telling their stories of identity.” Here’s a synopsis: In Mixed Feelings, Avan explores his complicated emotions around [...]
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  • EXHIBITION SHOWCASES LIFE OF LITERARY GIANT
    A comprehensive exhibition of the life of French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885) is now on show at the Pearl Art Museum through December 1. Hugo, a novelist, poet and dramatist, is one of the most important
    ShanghaiDaily.com

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