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  • ICELAND UNVEILS MEMORIAL FOR MELTED GLACIER
    Icelandic officials and environmental activists on Sunday unveiled a memorial plaque, read poems and held a moment of silence to say an official goodbye to the country's first glacier recognized by the country as disappearing due to climate change.
    FoxNews.com
  • PAT WIEDENKELLER: THREE WILD IDEAS FOR AMERICA
    Should the US buy Greenland? Is it time to rewrite the poem on the Statue of Liberty? Rename the New York City street in front of Trump Tower after Barack Obama, just for kicks?
    CNN
  • 'FUNERAL' HELD FOR GLACIER THAT MELTED IN ICELAND
    It was a funeral for ice. With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigurðsson pronounced the Okjokull glacier extinct about a...
    NY Daily News
  • FRANK CIMATU LAUNCHES POETRY COLLECTION
    BAGUIO, Philippines – Trilingual poet, fictionist, essayist, and journalist Frank Cimatu will launch his latest book, a collection of poems, on Tuesday, August 20, at Mt Cloud Bookshop in Baguio City. Ang Mga Prusisyong Dumaan sa Unang Bangungot gathers 88 of Cimatu's long-lost poems in Filipino, works that vanished due ...
    Rappler.com
  • NEWS24.COM | STATUE OF LIBERTY | TRUDEAU ACCEPTS HE BROKE RULES: WATCH THE TOP WORLD NEWS VIDEOS FOR TODAY
    Professor: Statue poem embraces diversity | Canada's Trudeau accepts he broke ethics rules; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.
    news24.com
  • COLBERT MOCKS CUCCINELLI'S STATUE OF LIBERTY COMMENTS
    Stephen Colbert took aim at comments made by Trump immigration official Ken Cuccinelli about the Statue of Liberty's famous poem.
    CNN
  • KEN CUCCINELLI'S ANCESTORS WERE DIRT-POOR ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS — NO DIFFERENT THAN THOSE TRUMP WANTS TO BAR
    Ken Cuccinelli says immigrants should be able to "stand on their own feet" and the Statue of Liberty's famed poem was only supposed to apply to white newcomers from Europe. But the hardline Trump immigration official's own ancestors were dirt-poor Italian laborers who apparently came through Ellis...
    NY Daily News
  • STATUE OF LIBERTY POEM WAS ONLY SUPPOSED TO WELCOME WHITE IMMIGRANTS 'FROM EUROPE,' CUCCINELLI SAYS
    The hardline White House official who slammed the famed poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty now claims the verse was only supposed to welcome white immigrants. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting Immigration and Citizenship Services boss, told CNN that the "give me your poor, your tired" no longer makes...
    NY Daily News
  • TRUMP IMMIGRATION OFFICIAL KEN CUCCINELLI REVISES ICONIC STATUE OF LIBERTY POEM
    Ken Cuccinelli tweaked the famous Statue of Liberty poem.
    Geo Beats
  • CUCCINELLI REWRITES STATUE OF LIBERTY POEM TO MAKE CASE FOR LIMITING IMMIGRATION
    The acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services in a new interview revised the iconic poem on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal to suggest that only immigrants who can "stand on their own two feet" are welcome in the United States.
    CNN
  • JOURNALLING LIFE EXPERIENCES ON CANVAS
    A sculptor who is yet to delve into that medium, a musician at heart, budding poet, writer and a visual artist, Romaine McNeil packs quite a punch. Her journey in the fine arts, she said, was refined at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • PROMINENT WRITER IN IRAN SENTENCED TO PRISON, FEMALE JOURNALIST ARRESTED
    An Appeals Court has upheld an eight-month sentence for a renowned Iranian author, poet, and member of Iran Writers Association (IWA). ";The verdict against the Iranian poet and writer, Nima Saffar, is unfair,"; IWA said in a statement Wednesday, August 7, adding, ";The ruling, as well as all other similar decisions, should be repealed.";
    payvand.com
  • POET, JOURNALIST ARIEL DIM BORLONGAN DIES
    MANILA, Philippines – Poet and journalist Ariel Dim Borlongan died on Wednesday, August 7, of heart attack. He was 60.  The news was announced by his daughter Zey Borlongan; and his partner, Mavic Ragudos, through Borlongan's Facebook account. 
    Rappler.com
  • DAVID BERMAN, SINGER-SONGWRITER WITH INDIE BAND SILVER JEWS, DIES AT 52
    David Berman, a singer-songwriter who formed the 1990s indie group Silver Jews as well as creating poetry and cartoons, has died, according to music label Drag City. He was 52. He was due to start a tour with his new project Purple Mountains on Saturday in New York. The tour had set dates across the […]
    Variety.com
  • NEVER BEFORE. ON THE WEST'S SURRENDER TO ZIONISM
    A poem by Fernando Guevara We are in no position to say "Never Again" Unless we exclude the present Never before have we had war on this scale Our human morals have
    redressonline.com
  • DONALD TRUMP MENTIONS WHITE SUPREMACY IN RESPONSE TO MASS SHOOTINGS
    Donald Trump has made a public statement about the mass shootings that tragically affected the USA this weekend – TMZ Find out how Cole Sprouse reacted to Lili Reinhart‘s birthday poem – Just Jared Jr How is Hobbs & Shaw? – Lainey Gossip This former First Daughter is a mom for the third time – [...]
    JustJared
  • COLE SPROUSE HAS FUNNY REACTION TO LILI REINHART'S BIRTHDAY POST
    Cole Sprouse had a very funny reaction to Lili Reinhart‘s birthday poem that she wrote to him on Sunday (August 4). "I tried to find a poem that I could send to you. Because my words were failing me. But I searched and found nothing that did you justice. All of these love poems can't [...]
    JustJared
  • LILI REINHART POSTS LOVE POEM FOR COLE SPROUSE FOR HIS BIRTHDAY AFTER SPLIT RUMORS
    What breakup? Lili Reinhart took to Instagram on Saturday night to post a love poem for her boyfriend and Riverdale co-star Cole Sprouse for his 27th birthday, more than a week after they...
    E!Online
  • LILI REINHART POSTS A SWEET MESSAGE FOR COLE SPROUSE'S BIRTHDAY
    Lili Reinhart is feeling the love for Cole Sprouse. The 22-year-old Riverdale star posted a sweet message dedicated to her co-star and real-life love, who just turned 27, on Sunday morning (August 4). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lili Reinhart “I tried to find a poem that I could send to you. Because [...]
    JustJared
  • KEVIN SPACEY MAKES RARE ROME APPEARANCE TO RECITE SELF-REFLECTIVE POEM
    Museum visitors at the National Roman Museum in Rome were treated to Kevin Spacey reciting Gabriele Tinti's poem, "The Boxer."
    movieweb.com
  • KEVIN SPACEY DOES LIVE POETRY READING AT MUSEUM IN ITALY
    Kevin Spacey popped up in a museum in Rome, Italy and read a poem to a surprised crowd. The 60-year-old disgraced actor stood in front of a sculpture called “Boxer at Rest” at the Palazzo Massimo and read the poem “The Boxer” by Gabriele Tinti. The themes of the poem were parallel to the things [...]
    JustJared
  • POETRY RECITING BUS DRIVER WINS APPLAUSE
    A ride on Liu Kuanyun's bus in North China's Shanxi Province not only gets you from point A to B, an off-the-cuff recital of ancient Chinese poetry is part of the service he enjoys providing.
    Ecns.cn
  • DUBAI RULER POSTS CRYPTIC INSTAGRAM POEM AFTER HIS ESTRANGED WIFE'S COURT APPEARANCE
    Dubai ruler posts cryptic InstaThe estranged billionaire husband of a runaway princess who came out of hiding yesterday has posted a cryptic poem about "shining swords with sharp blades" on his Instagram page.Yesterday, Princess...
    nzherald.co.nz
  • IRAN PREVENTS PUBLIC COMMEMORATION AT GRAVE OF CELEBRATED POET AHMAD SHAMLOU
    Iranian security forces have prevented devotees of fans of late poet Ahmad Shamlou, who pushed for greater freedoms and had some of his work banned under successive governments, from marking the 18th anniversary of his death.
    payvand.com
  • 23 OF THE WORLD'S BEST HIKING TRAILS
    From a multiday trek tracing the routes of a Japanese poet, to a classic clamber in the Argentinian Lake District, here are 23 of the best hiking trails in the world.
    CNN
  • POET RAS TAKURA TO HOST PANAFEST FUNDRAISER
    For anyone who has ever had the dream of going to Africa, but is unable to do so for whatever reason, dub poet Ras Takura says he will go on your behalf, particularly to the Pan African Historical Festival (PANAFEST) in Ghana. The event will...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • MOVIE REVIEW: CAMINO SKIES
    The Irish poet David Whyte once penned "abandon the shoes that had brought you here right at the water's edge, not because you had given up but because now, you would find a different way to tread". He was referring to the Camino...
    nzherald.co.nz
  • THIS WEEKEND WE WANT TO GO TO ...
    Basement theatre: "We are not a city of angels but I can't help but love you Auckland." So wrote award-winning poet and the co-founder of Rising Voices Youth Poetry Movement Grace Taylor in her ode to our city, My Own Darling....
    nzherald.co.nz
  • HARLEM HOME OF CELEBRATED POET LANGSTON HUGHES AMONG 22 SITES TO GET FUNDING TO HELP PRESERVE BLACK HISTORY
    More than $1.6 million in grants are going to 22 sites and organizations to help preserve black history -- including the Harlem home of famous American poet Langston Hughes. The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the grants Friday during the 25th annual Essence Festival in New Orleans....
    NY Daily News
  • OKC STUDENT'S ANGELOU PORTRAIT DECORATES U.S. CAPITOL
    By Nuria Martinez-KeelStaff writernmartinez-keel@oklahoman.comAn Oklahoma City student's painting of freedom and constraint now decorates the halls of the U.S. Capitol. Lily Rangel, 16, was named a first-place winner in the Congressional Art Competition with a portrait of poet Maya Angelou.Read more on NewsOK.com
    NewsOK.com
  • ANOTHER DUBAI PRINCESS DEFECTS, ANGUISHED POETRY ENSUES
    Few world leaders are known to write poetry. Fewer still offer it up for public consumption. And almost none record their marital breakups in verse on their personal websites.
    bdnews24.com
  • QUANTUM COMPUTING FOR ENGLISH MAJORS
    The poet who discovered Shor’s algorithm answers questions about quantum computers and other mysteries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    Scientific American
  • WASSERMUSIK: FLOATING ALPHABETS
    More like 'water words', take a boat trip on the Spree – past the Hansaviertel, around the Westhafen and back – on which poets explore the facets of Inger Christensen's 1981 poem "alfabet" from alchemy to anthropocene landscapes to language...
    exberliner.com
  • FROM THE STREETS TO THE PAGE: ROBERT LUNDQUIST
    This Friday, June 28 cult US poet Robert Lundquist gives a rare reading in Berlin, alongside some of Berlin's best contemporary poets. Ahead of the evening, Lundquist's own editor Heathcote Ruthven gives you the story of this astounding character.
    exberliner.com
  • THE AMERICAN VOICE RETURNS
    Cult US poet Robert Lundquist gives a rare reading, alongside a fantastic line up of musicians and poets including Tzveta Sofronieva, Alexandru Bulucz, Martin Jankowski, Rumiana Ebert, Sophie Naufal, Sophia Alexandra, and Charles Simmonds.
    exberliner.com
  • AOTEAROANZ
    For New Zealand's national poetry day, local bards Sandra Sarala and Hans Kellett team up with the Sweet As! NZ-GER meetup crew for a night of balladry, music and an open mike at Mitte's Z-Bar.
    exberliner.com
  • 7TH LONG NIGHT OF FILM FESTIVALS
    The cream of Berlin's indie film programmers join forces to present this epic all-nighter, with an eclectic movie line-up exploring everything from football to poetry, plus live music from the likes of indie songstress Candice Gordon.
    exberliner.com
  • 'AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DEATH,' ABOUT DEATHS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL ALIVE, TAKES POETRY PRIZE
    With her poetry collection “Autobiography of Death,” Kim Hye-soon brought Asian women’s voices to the
    KoreaHerald.com
  • BRADFORD LITERATURE FESTIVAL BOYCOTT OVER ANTI-TERRORISM CASH
    A poet says she is "alarmed" to find the Bradford Literature Festival receives Home Office funding.
    BBC News
  • THE ARTS HELP TO PROMOTE HEALING
    "Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast" is a statement often misattributed to Shakespeare, but it is an early line from a play by another English poet and playwright – William Congreve. He lived in Jamaica for some years. Also a politician...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • BETTE MIDLER BLASTS MELANIA TRUMP IN POEM FOLLOWING TWITTER CLASH WITH PRESIDENT
    Liberal actress Bette Midler has continued her Twitter feud with President Trump – this time penning a poem about his wife.
    FoxNews.com
  • THE PHOTOGRAPHER TURNING HONG KONG'S STREET SIGNS INTO POEMS
    For Romain Jacquet-Lagreze, the photography series "City Poetry" began as a personal project. Over the past year and a half, the French artist, who has been living in Hong Kong since 2012, has been taking photos of the city's neon, tiled and etched street signs in an effort to learn about local culture through his camera.
    CNN
  • CONFLUENCE – THE MEETING GROUND OF CONTINENTS
    Confluence - which is medium and a meeting ground of conversations between poets from New Zealand and Jamaica. We launch this path breaking initiative – bringing together literary minds, their thought processes and critically the people of the...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • [KIM SEONG-KON] READING ZACK ROGOW'S POEMS IN THIS HARSH WORLD
    When I first heard Zack Rogow reading from his deeply moving poem, “Skating Lessons” at a poetry reading in
    KoreaHerald.com
  • JOY HARJO IS FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN NAMED US POET LAUREATE
    Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time.
    FoxNews.com
  • PATTON OSWALT TURNS TABLES ON TWITTER TROLL, HELPS THE AILING VIETNAM VET RAISE MORE THAN $30,000 FOR MEDICAL COSTS
    One corner of Twitter was at its absolute best this week when Patton Oswalt used a flare-up over President Trump's border wall to light a fire under an ailing veteran's medical fundraiser. The exchange started when the actor and comedian posted a cheeky poem Wednesday making fun of a Trump tweet...
    NY Daily News
  • DUCHESS OF CORNWALL READS POETRY WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN
    The Duchess of Cornwall visits North Swindon Library to meet children involved in the Lost Words poetry competition. br / br /Camilla, a patron of the National Literacy Trust, unveiled a woodland-themed cake at the ceremony. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
    ITN
  • I DON'T SEE THINGS THROUGH LENS OF GENDER: MEGHNA GULZAR
    Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, daughter of renowned lyricist and poet Gulzar and actress Rakhee, says she is a gender neutral person.
    IANS India
  • SCOTS TO CELEBRATE BURNS NIGHT TO TOAST NATIONAL BARD
    Scots all over the world will raise a dram of whisky to their national poet Robert Burns on January 25 known as Burns Night.
    Ecns.cn
  • INSISTING IT'S NOT ANTI-SEMITIC, NJ GROUP LAUNCHES ANTI-ULTRA-ORTHODOX CAMPAIGN
    Video that echoes holocaust poem urges residents of the towns surrounding Lakewood not to sell to haredi Jews, warning they are taking over the area and harming 'quality of life'
    timesofisrael.com

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