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  • U.S. POET LAUREATE AND OKLAHOMA NATIVE JOY HARJO CURATING POEM-A-DAY IN APRIL
    By Brandy McDonnellThe poet laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo, has selected 22 new poems by contemporary poets to be featured in the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day series as a special offering this April, which is National Poetry Month."I'm honored to curate Poem-a-Day during the month of April.Read more on NewsOK.com
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  • YEMENI-AMERICAN POET THREA ALMONTASER WINS WHITMAN AWARD
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Yemeni-American poet Threa Almontaser has won the Walt Whitman Award for best first book.Read more on NewsOK.com
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  • RADIO 4 TODAY: BBC'S FERGAL KEANE WITH THE VERSE THAT HELPED SUSTAIN HIM THROUGH PTSD
    On Radio 4 Today some of BBC News' best known voices offer favourite poems of #comfortandhope and talk about the importance of the words in their lives.
    BBC News
  • VARUN DHAWAN PENS A POEM FOR HIS MOM
    Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan shared a photograph of himself along with his mother and penned a heart-warming poem for her.br /
    IANS India
  • LISTEN: NTSIKI MAZWAI'S LETTER TO CYRIL RAMAPHOSA
    Former journalist and anti-apartheid activist Thami Mazwai's daughter Ntsiki, a poet, in a letter she shared on her Twitter account on Saturday via three audio
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  • TULA: 'MAY BAGONG BAYANI ANG ATING PANAHON' NI RIO ALMA
    MANILA, Philippines – Matapos ang World Poetry Day nitong Marso 21, nagsimulang mag-post sa Facebook ang Pambansang Alagad ng Sining na si Virgilio S. Almario ng mga tulang isinisulat niya sa panahon ng krisis sanhi ng pagkalat ng novel coronavirus.  Inilalathala ng Rappler nang  may pahintulot ng manunulat  ang ilan ...
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  • PRASOON JOSHI PENS POEM IN SUPPORT OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
    Prasoon Joshi pens poem in support of COVID-19 lockdownbr /
    IANS India
  • WATCH: SIR PATRICK STEWART READS SHAKESPEARE SONNETS
    Sir Patrick Stewart is using Shakespeare's famed sonnets to help people cope with social distancing as the world battles the coronavirus. The legendary "Star Trek" actor has posted several videos online with the hashtag, #ASonnetADay. Each one features the English actor reading one of the poems....
    NY Daily News
  • WATCH: SIR PATRICK STEWART READS SHAKESPEARE SONNETS
    Sir Patrick Stewart is using Shakespeare's famed sonnets to help people cope with social distancing as the world battles the coronavirus. The legendary "Star Trek" actor has posted several videos online with the hashtag, #ASonnetADay. Each one features the English actor reading one of the poems....
    NY Daily News
  • EXPLORING A JAMAICAN NANNY'S 'FORTIFIED CITY'
    In a book that soars with poetry, American author and journalist Ross Kenneth Urken metaphorically describes his Jamaican nanny's past as being "a fortified city". But it was one he felt compelled to explore. This I learned when he and I chatted...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • [OPINYON | WIKAPEDIA] COVID BILANG CORONAVIRUS DIONA TWEET
      QuaranTinapay. Ito ang pamagat ng pagdiriwang natin ng World Poetry Day ngayong Marso 21. Dapat ito ay sa Kamuning Bakery ng katuwang nating si Wilson Lee Flores sa likod ng tagumpay ng Kape't Ka Pete na nakakalap ng higit sa P100,000 para sa maykaramdamang makatang ...
    Rappler.com
  • POEM DELIVERS STRONG MESSAGE OF HOPE AMID PANDEMIC
    CNN's Anderson Cooper reads the poem "Lockdown" by Brother Richard Hendrick, a strong message of hope during the coronavirus pandemic.
    CNN
  • PERSIAN NEW YEAR TRADITIONS TRANSFORMED BY CORONAVIRUS
    The Persian New Year, or Nowruz, is a time of coming together in Iran. Alongside family, friends and strangers, Iranians take part in two weeks of rituals that include the spring equinox. Poetry is read and loved ones join one another in dance. Locals jump over bonfires to ward away sickness. Homes are cleaned, tables are symbolically rearranged. It's part of a string of customs to herald the spring and celebrate rebirth.
    CNN
  • HASINA RECITES POEM BY REHANA ON FATHER SHEIKH MUJIB
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has recited a poem by her sister Sheikh Rehana on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary.
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  • BANGLADESH BEGINS BANGABANDHU CELEBRATIONS AT THE MOMENT OF HIS BIRTH
    Bangladesh started celebrating the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman through the national anthem, songs, poetry and fireworks on Tuesday.
    bdnews24.com
  • CARTOONIST JAMAL RAHMATI USES SHAHNAMEH CHARACTERS TO MAKE ANIMATIONS ON DEFEATING CORONAVIRUS
    has used characters from Persian poet Ferdowsi's magnum opus, the Shahnameh, to make an animation series named ";The Seven Adventures of Coronavirus";. ";Rustam and Zakariya against Corona";, the first part of the seven-episode comedy series, was released on Saturday.
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  • INDIANS CELEBRATE COLORFUL HOLI FESTIVAL
    Holi has been celebrated in the Indian subcontinent for centuries, with poems documenting celebrations dating back to the 4th century CE. It marks the beginning of spring after a long winter, symbolic of the triumph of good over evil. 
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  • BIG B SHARES HIS CONCERN OVER CORONA VIRUS IN A POEM
    Big B shares his concern over corona virus in a poem
    IANS India
  • 'A WILD, MAD, CRAZY JOURNEY': A POET'S QUEST FOR A JEWISH SAFE HAVEN IN THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK
    Out of his element and motivated by a "terrifying sense of doom", a Yiddish poet sets off on a mission to find out if a million persecuted Europeans can make a new home in the remote Northern Territory.
    abc.net.au
  • IT'S SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN ZAYED'S BIRTHDAY TODAY
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum shared a short poem on Twitter to wish Sheikh Mohamed.
    khaleejtimes.com
  • OKC BAND LATIN MOJO TO PERFORM FRIDAY AT SHAWNEE'S MABEE-GERRER MUSEUM BEFORE CLOSE OF BRAZILIAN ART EXHIBIT 'BANDITS & HEROES'
    By Brandy McDonnellSHAWNEE – The Latin music group Latin Mojo will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, 1900 W. MacArthur.The performance is part of a reception for the exhibition "Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil.Read more on NewsOK.com
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  • TRIBUTES IN POETRY, PROSE AND MUSIC FOR BRATHWAITE
    On Sunday, various colleagues, friends and admirers of the late historian, essayist and poet Edward Kamau Brathwaite paid tribute to him in poetry, prose and music. The function held in the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1) at The University of the...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • THE RUMI PRESCRIPTION: HOW AN ANCIENT MYSTIC POET CHANGED MY MODERN MANIC LIFE
    A compelling cultural, spiritual and literary memoir, THE RUMI PRESCRIPTION is inspired by and sprinkled with new original translations of one of the finest mystic poets of all time. It is at once a smart and tender father-daughter story, an intriguing tale of spiritual pilgrimage, a delightfully eccentric self-help manual, and an inspiring account of hope and survival through the healing power of love and poetry.
    payvand.com
  • JAMES MCAVOY BRINGING 'CYRANO DE BERGERAC' TO BAM
    James McAvoy will make his U.S. stage debut at The Brooklyn Academy of Music. The “X-Men” star is bringing his Olivier Award nominated performance in “Cyrano de Bergerac” to the outer boroughs. Directed by Jamie Lloyd and adapted by Martin Crimp, McAvoy plays the title role, the big-nosed warrior-poet who falls in love with the […]
    Variety.com
  • PAULINA PORIZKOVA SHARES POEM THAT DESCRIBES 'DISSOLUTION' OF HER MARRIAGE TO LATE HUSBAND RIC OCASEK
    Model Paulina Porizkova shared a touching poem on her Instagram that she feels describes the "dissolution" of her marriage to late musician Ric Ocasek.
    FoxNews.com
  • A JOYFUL MOMENT AT LIBERTY HALL
    It was a joyful moment at Liberty Hall: The Legacy of Marcus Garvey, during Black History Month. The poem The Black African Bloom – Tribute to the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, was presented to Liberty Hall by Errol Bean. Participating in...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • WATCH: OKLAHOMA SINGER-SONGWRITER SAMANTHA CRAIN ENCOUNTERS MYSTERIOUS MASKED FIGURES IN 'GARDEN DOVE' MUSIC VIDEO
    By Brandy McDonnellRespected Oklahoma singer-songwriter, activist and poet Samantha Crain encounters mysterious masked figures while on a nighttime drive in the atmospheric black-and-white video for "Garden Dove," one of the songs from her forthcoming album. As previously reported, Crain will release her new album, titled "A Small Death," May 1.Read more on NewsOK.com
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  • ARTS DEAN AT REGINA UNIVERSITY EXPRESSES SYMPATHY FOR VILIFIED POET
    Well-known poet George Elliott Clarke cancelled his lecture at the university after reports that he was connected to killer-turned-poet Stephen Brown
    NationalPost
  • YOU CAN'T MISS THIS POETRY AND MUSIC NIGHT FOR JOSE F. LACABA
    MANILA, Philippines – Artists, poets, and writers are coming together for one night to raise money for the medical expenses of veteran screenwriter, poet, and journalist Jose "Pete" F. Lacaba. Kape't Ka Pete: Music and Poetry night will be held on March 7 at the Kamuning Bakery Cafe in Kamuning, ...
    Rappler.com
  • WRITTEN FROM THE GUT, LOADED WITH REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES
    With Bob Marley brought to life in Bob Marley in Brixton, Sade, who 'never liked doing more than one take of a song', nods to Ted Hughes and his crow poems, the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London, which claimed 72 lives, and more shared references...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • NCU STUDENT PUBLISHES COLLECTION OF POEMS
    Third-year Communication Studies student at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Quade Thompson has published his first Book Powetic – Where Power Meets Poetry. The young poet says that his book is a collection of poems that tackle social issues...
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  • FIRST JOB AT 1 AND FIRST DRINK AT 9: 20 SECRETS ABOUT DREW BARRYMORE, HOLLYWOOD'S ULTIMATE SURVIVOR
    No one has lived more life than Drew Barrymore. There's a bit of odd poetry in the fact that the iconic actress most recently spent three seasons on the Netflix comedy Santa Clarita...
    E!Online
  • HEMPRESS SATIVA: CARVING OUT A NICHE FOR ROOTS REGGAE
    The annual staging of Hempress Sativa Live will, for the third year, focus on creating a multifaceted experience for established and emerging roots-rock-reggae artistes, poets and selectors whose messages are about consciousness. It is slated for...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • EXPATS FIND PERFORMANCE COMMUNITY IN WORDSMITHS
    On the surface, Wordsmiths is like any other open mic event, providing a space for writers to share their poetry, prose and music. But a swift dig beneath the surface reveals a community of warmth, mutual support and acceptance. Wordsmiths’
    KoreaHerald.com
  • 'PREMATURE': FILM REVIEW
    There's poetry in "Premature" — literally, if not always cinematically. Zora Howard, a spoken word artist and sometime actor who reunites with director Rashaad Ernesto Green for his second feature (they collaborated more than a decade earlier on a short of the same name), plays Ayanna, a tentatively romantic Harlem teenager navigating a relationship for […]
    Variety.com
  • NEAPOLIS PAYS MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO SEFERIS
    Neapolis University Paphos and the Municipality of Ayia Napa, as part of a series of events 'Seferis Days' are organising the concert 'Ballads from Giorgos Seferis΄ Poetry' at the Neapolis University amphitheatre on Wednesday, February 19 at 7pm. The mayor of Ayia Napa, Christos Zannetos, under the auspices of whom... The post Neapolis pays musical tribute to Seferis appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
    cyprus-mail.com
  • THE FOX AND THE HEDGEHOG
    By Preston Wilder A 1953 essay by Isaiah Berlin, citing the ancient Greek poet Archilochus, divides the world into foxes and hedgehogs: foxes are good at many different things, hedgehogs are driven by one big thing. Parasite, the surprise – not to say shock – winner of Best Picture at... The post The fox and the hedgehog appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
    cyprus-mail.com
  • DELTA GOODREM STALKER JAMES LAFFERTY DEFENDS MESSAGES AFTER GUILTY PLEA
    The man who stalked Delta Goodrem, bombarding her with love poems and turning up at her apartment, has been described as "creepy" by a magistrate who listed his very lengthy criminal history including a stalking conviction.But after...
    nzherald.co.nz
  • EXILED BANGLADESHI POET DAUD HAIDER FALLS VICTIM TO CREDIT CARD FRAUD IN INDIA
    Daud Haider, an exiled Bangladeshi poet and columnist, has fallen victim to credit card fraud in India after attempting to send a large consignment of books to Germany, reports The Indian Express.
    bdnews24.com
  • MEETING GROUND – NZ PART II
    In June 2019 Meeting Ground had its first outing, featuring poems from Jamaica and New Zealand. The theme then centred on fatherhood. This time around, our theme is birds from New Zealand and Jamaica. We present Part II of this exciting...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • WHY THE THING ABOUT HARRY MATTERS
    The poet Rupi Kaur wrote in her 2017 collection The Sun and Her Flowers: representation is vital otherwise the butterfly surrounded by a group of...
    E!Online
  • IS TWITTER KILLING THE WRITTEN WORD?
    If Donald Trump had anything in common with a poet, it would be Homer. Homer was a pre-literate poet from Ancient Greece, while Trump is a post-literate US president who prefers to be briefed orally, gets his news from television and boasts that he likes to read as little as possible. Homer refers to speech … Continue Reading "Is Twitter Killing the Written Word?" The post Is Twitter Killing the Written Word? appeared first on Fair Observer.
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  • CHINESE POEMS ON JAPANESE DONATIONS REFLECT CULTURAL BOND
    Chinese netizens not only expressed their appreciation for Japan's recent assistance in battling the novel coronavirus, but also had a heated discussion over the ancient Chinese poems posted on the boxes of Japanese donations to China.
    Ecns.cn
  • 'THE GREEN KNIGHT' TRAILER STARRING DEV PATEL DEBUTS
    A24 debuted a mysterious and fantastical trailer for Dev Patel’s upcoming film “The Green Knight,” a take on the 14th century poem “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” Patel, portraying Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s nephew and Knight of the Round Table, battles the monstrous green-skinned creature in the new footage. “I fear I’m not meant […]
    Variety.com
  • PEN AMERICA TO AWARD PLAYWRIGHT TOM STOPPARD, POET M. NOURBESE PHILIP AT 2020 LITERARY AWARDS
    The pen is mightier than the sword. British playwright and screenwriter Sir Tom Stoppard and Canadian poet and novelist M. NourbeSe Philip are among the honorees being awarded in March by literary and human rights organization PEN America, the the group announced Wednesday. Stoppard, 82, will be...
    NY Daily News
  • IPSWICH GIRL, 12, PUTS EXPERIENCE AS REFUGEE INTO POETRY
    Yagavi, 12, kept a secret diary of poetry until it was discovered by her parents and put into print.
    BBC News
  • A NIGHT OF POETRY AND WINE
    For a taste of something different and a break from the usual Saturday night shenanigans, AHDR in partnership with Ideogramma, Home for Cooperation (h4c) and the Home Café are hosting a Poetry and Wine evening on Saturday with a theme of inclusion and integrity. Poets and poetry lovers are invited... The post A night of poetry and wine appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
    cyprus-mail.com
  • JAZZ POEMS IN BLUE
    Exploring ranges of sound and the endless possibilities of combining only the best of words with music, jazz singer and composer Sara So Far will provide an ambience to lose oneself in on February 21 at her performance in Paphos. Through original compositions, drawing from jazz influences as well as... The post Jazz poems in blue appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
    cyprus-mail.com
  • EMILY BLUNT REVEALS ACTING HELPED HER OVERCOME A SEVERE STUTTER
    "Once a stutterer, I feel, always a stutterer," Emily Blunt tells Marie Claire magazine about her years growing up with a speech impediment that prevented her from reading poems aloud or even saying her name as a kid.
    CNN
  • DYCR READY TO REGROUP AND RESURFACE - DUB POET WINS DECADE-LONG LAWSUIT AGAINST DOWNSOUND RECORDS
    After a decade-long court battle with musical giant Downsound Records, dub poet DYCR is ready to get his career back on track. In an interview with The Gleaner, the entertainer says despite the fact that so much has changed in the industry over the...
    jamaica-gleaner.com

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