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  • AGONG EXPRESSES CONGRATULATES, BEST WISHES TO CIKGU SAM
    KUALA LUMPUR: The success of English teacher Samuel Isaiah (pix) selected as one of the 10 finalists of the 2020 Global Teacher Prize, has captured the attention of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.His Majesty expressed his congratulations, joy and pride on the dedication and noble efforts of the young teacher from Kuantan, Pahang on being selected as a candidate to receive the prize, thus making the country famous on the international stage.Comptroll
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  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SAYS IT'S TIME FOR 'EXORCISM' IN WASHINGTON DC IN ATTACK ON DONALD TRUMP
    During an episode of his E Street Radio show on SiriusXM, American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen called for an “exorcism” in Washington, D.C. to rid the country of Donald Trump and his allies, Breitbart reported. “It is time for an exorcism in our nation’s capital,” he said. “In just a few days, we’ll be throwing the bums out. I thought it was a f*cking nightmare. But it was so true.” Elsewhere, Springsteen used the episode to claim that
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  • MALAYSIAN TEACHER SAMUEL ISAIAH MAKES FINAL 10 FOR ABOUT RM4.1 MLN (US$1 MLN) GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE 2020
    KUALA LUMPUR: English language teacher Samuel Isaiah from Sekolah Kebangsaan Runchang school, Muadzam Shah, Pahang, has been named as one of the top 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2020, in partnership with UNESCO.The Malaysian teacher was selected from over 12,000 nominations and applications from over 140 countries around the world, said a statement issued by the Varkey Foundation which the Global Teacher Prize is part of its long-standing commitment to improving the status of teache
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  • COVID-19 CATCHES RAMDAS ATHAWALE WHO COINED THE 'GO CORONA GO' ANTHEM
    Mumbai: Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale - who coined the 'Go Corona' slogan in April - and Nationalist Congress Party MP from Raigad Sunil Tatkare have tested positive for Covid-19, here on Tuesday. Both Athawale, 60, and Tatkare, 65, made the announcement through social media and appealed to all those who came in contact with them to undergo tests and exercise full precautions. Head of Republican Party of India (A), Athawale had coined the popular slogan "Go
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  • SERBIAN POET TAKES SHANGHAI FESTIVAL HONORS
    The pandemic may have curtailed global travel, but that was not going to stop the writers and poets from voicing their opinions and thoughts in the modern world. The Shanghai International Poetry Festival
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  • ELLI AVRAM PENS POETRY ON SOCIAL MEDIA
    Swedish-Greek actress Elli AvrRam has penned a beautiful poem on social media.br /br /#ElliAvram
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  • LINDSAY ELL & POET ADAM ROA ARE DATING!
    Lindsay Ell has a new boyfriend! The 31-year-old country star confirmed she’s in a relationship with 35-year-old L.A.-based poet and artist Adam Roa in a post on her Instagram on Thursday (October 22). “Every moment spent with you makes me smile,” she captioned a sweet photo of Adam giving her a kiss in a warm [...]
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  • 'WESTMOUNT WAS KIND OF A BEACON FOR HIM': LEONARD COHEN'S EARLY YEARS TOLD THROUGH HUNDREDS OF VOICES IN NEW BOOK
    Back in the mid-2000s, Michael Posner, then a staff reporter for The Globe and Mail, received a much awaited email from a coveted address, [email protected] The address belonged to none other than the superstar Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. Posner had contacted Cohen to ask for his participation in an oral history biography of the famous musician, featuring quotes and recollections from hundreds of pe
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  • POEM FOR BREONNA TAYLOR - WOTY TRIBUTE
    Camoghne Felix reads a poem for Breonna Taylor.
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  • PM MODI CONDOLES DEMISE OF POET AKKITHAM
    Palakkad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of the late poet and Jnanpith laureate Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri in a message sent to the grieving family of the poet. In the condolence message, the PM stated that the creative works of Akkitham, the great poet, redefined the literature in Malayalam and strengthened the social and cultural heritage of the nation. The intellectual poets works influenced the readers of all generations including youth. Also the youngsters could effor
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  • MEETING GROUND: NATIONAL HEROES' DAY EDITION
    October 19 is National Heroes' Day in Jamaica, and as the poems below remind us of people in the past who fought for freedom, whether from all forms of slavery, or colonialism, they also remind us that there are heroes today still fighting for the...
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  • 'HYSTERIA' WINS TWO AMERICAN TRANSLATION AWARDS
    An English translation of Kim Yi-deum’s book of poetry “Hysteria” (Action Books) became the first-ever book to win both the National Translation Award and the Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize given by the American Literary Trans
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  • THE GREATEST IS A BRILLIANT ARGUMENT WITH NO ENDING
    October 18, 2020 5:00 AMDo poetry lovers pout and rage and pit W.H. Auden against John Keats? Is there such a thing as The Best in verse? Do violin folk loudly mock their buddies as musically illiterate if they put Itzhak Pearlman and Yehudi Menuhin in the incorrect order of merit?
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  • JP CLARK'S BODY ARRIVES KIAGBODO FOR BURIAL
    Kindly Share This Story:Late JP ClarkBy Akpokona OmafuaireKIAGBODO— THE remains of renowned emeritus professor of literature and poet, Professor John Pepper Clark, Thursday, arrived his
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  • AKKITHAM LAID TO REST WITH STATE HONOURS
    Thrissur: Eminent Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboodiri was laid to rest with state honours here on Thursday. He was laid to rest at his residence 'Devayanam' in Kumaranellur here next to where his wife's body was cremated. The last rites were performed by his elder son Akkitham Vasudevan Namboodiri. Noted personalities from political and cultural fields paid tributes to the great poet during the public homage at Kerala Sahitya Akademi and his residence. Minister C Raveendranath and
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  • EMINENT PERSONALITIES CONDOLE DEMISE OF POET AKKITHAM
    Many eminent personalities condoled the demise of great Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri. Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, union minister V Muraleedharan, MP Shashi Tharoor, writer M N Karassery, actor Prithviraj, writer Subhash Chandran and others expressed their grief over the poets demise. "The passing of Mahakavi Akkitham is a great loss for Indian literature and Malayalam poetry. With roots firm on Indian thought, he played a role in bringing modern sensibility to Malayalam
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  • RENOWNED POET AKKITHAM ACHUTHAN NAMBOOTHIRI PASSES AWAY
    Thrissur: Renowned Malayalam poet and Jnanpith laureate Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passed away on Thursday morning. He was 94. Akkitham was undergoing treatment in private hospital in Thrissur for age related ailments for the past few days. The death was declared at 8.10 am. Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri who is popularly known as Akkitham has penned over 43 works in Malayalam.'Irupatham Nootandinte Ithihasam' is his major work. Nimisha Kshethram, Upanayanam, Samavarthanam, Bhagavatham, Bal
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  • 'CLOUDS' REVIEW: THE STIRRING TRUE STORY OF ZACH SOBIECH BECOMES AN EFFECTIVE DISNEY PLUS WEEPIE
    You have to hand it to “Clouds,” the latest wholesome YA drama to premiere on the Disney Plus platform: There has never been, and probably never will be, another teen movie to pay such repeated tribute to Mary Oliver. A line from the late American poet’s “The Summer Day” — “Tell me, what is it […]
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  • CHARLIE SHEEN PAYS TRIBUTE TO 'TWO & A HALF MEN' CO-STAR CONCHATA FERRELL AFTER HER DEATH
    Charlie Sheen has spoken out after hearing of Conchata Ferrell‘s passing this week. The two actors starred together on CBS’ Two & A Half Men for years as Charlie and housekeeper Berta. “an absolute sweetheart, a consummate pro, a genuine friend, a shocking and painful loss,” Charlie wrote in poem form on Twitter, remembering the [...]
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  • BREAKING: LEGENDARY NIGERIAN POET JP CLARK IS DEAD
    Foremost Nigerian poet, John Pepper Clark, popularly called J.P. Clark, is dead. He was 85.The poet, who has been ill for a while, died on
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  • JUST IN: RENOWNED POET JP CLARK IS DEAD
    Renowned poet and Emeritus Professor of Literature, John Pepper Clark, has died.The professor's death was announced in a statement signed by Prof. C. C. Clark
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  • RENOWNED POET AKKITHAM ACHUTHAN NAMBOOTHIRI HOSPITALISED
    Thrissur: Renowned Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri has been hospitalised. He was in discomfort after suffering a blockage in the urinary tract. He has been shifted to High Tech Hospital in Thrissur. Akkitham remains in the Intensive Care Unit as there are concerns regarding his health, the poet's son Narayanan Akkitham told mathrubhumi.com
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  • AMERICANS PAUL R MILGROM AND ROBERT B WILSON WIN NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS
    Stockholm: Americans Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson have won the Nobel Prize in economics for “improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.” The winners were announced Monday in Stockholm by Goran Hansson, secretary-general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The award caps a week of Nobel Prizes at a time when much of the world is experiencing the worst recession since World War II because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Technically k
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  • KIDS STRUGGLE WITH COVID-19 AND ITS MONTHS OF AFTERMATH
    Veronica Richmond is just 15, but she's skipped three grades and is about to graduate from high school in Boise, Idaho. But the self-described photographer, biologist, poet, graphic designer and debater now has a new identity she never wanted.
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  • EZHACHERRY RAMACHANDRAN BAGS VAYALAR AWARD
    Alappuzha: Noted Malayalam poet Ezhacherry Ramachandran has bagged the Vayalar Award this year. His creation 'Oru Virginian Veyilkalam' won him the honour. The award consists of a memento designed in bronze by Kanayi Kunhiraman, certificate and a purse of Rs 1 lakh. 'Oru Virginian Veyilkalam' is a collection of 41 poems. The award was announced at a press conference by Vayalar Ramavarma Memorial Trust President Perumbadavam Sreedharan. The jury consisting of Dr KP Mohanan, Dr N Mukundan a
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  • UN'S WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
    Oslo: The United Nations World Food Programme on Friday won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe. The organisation provided assistance to almost 100 million people in 88 countries around the world last year. “I think this is the first time in my life Ive been without words," WFPs head David Beasley told The Associated Press from Niger. "I was just so shocked and surprised.” Beasley said he found out about the award from
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  • IRAN'S LEGENDARY CLASSICAL SINGER AND COMPOSER MOHAMMAD-REZA SHAJARIAN DIES
    Iranians around the world flooded their social media accounts with tributes, songs and poetry dedicated to legendary Iranian singer and composer Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, who died from complications due to a long standing battle with kidney cancer on Thursday.
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  • NEWS24.COM | CELEBRATED AMERICAN POET LOUISE GLUCK WINS 2020 NOBEL LITERATURE PRIZE
    The Nobel Literature Prize went to American poet Louise Gluck, known for themes of childhood and family life that draw inspiration from myths and classical motifs.
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  • AMERICAN POET LOUISE GLüCK WINS NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
    Former U.S. poet laureate Louise Glück added to her resume Thursday when she was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature for "her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal."
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  • AMERICAN POET LOUISE GLUCK WINS NOBEL LITERATURE PRIZE
    STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The Nobel Prize for literature was awarded to American poet Louise Gluck on Thursday "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal." The prize was announced in Stockholm
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  • LOUISE GLUCK WINS NOBEL LITERATURE PRIZE
    American poet Louise Gluck won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. The Nobel prizes are named after dynamite inventor and wealthy businessman Alfred Nobel and have been awarded since 1901 for...
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  • AMERICAN POET LOUISE GLUCK AWARDED NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
    Stockholm: American poet Louise Gluck was on Thursday awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020 "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal". The New York-born Gluck, 77, is the 16th woman to win the prestigious prize and the first American to receive it since singer-lyricist Bob Dylan in 2016. Currently an Adjunct Professor and Rosenkranz Writer in Residence at Yale University, she had won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. IANS
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  • NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE AWARDED TO AMERICAN POET LOUISE GLüCK
    The 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to the American poet Louise Glück "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal."
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  • SEOUL CITY OPENS SPECIAL EXHIBITION OF ILLUSTRATED POEMS TO PUBLIC
    서울시, 한글날 맞아 '2020 문해교육 온라인 시화전' 공개br /br /To commemorate Hangeul Day,... the city of Seoul is putting on an exhibition of poems written and illustrated by senior citizens who were late learning to read, having been deprived of opportunities when they were young.br /These poems include touching stories from their lives and messages of hope.br /There are 35 poems, and they'll be put online twice on Thursday from 10 AM to 6 PM,... and on Friday from 6 PM u
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  • POET WRITES 'VOGUE' TRIBUTE TO KAMALA HARRIS ON NIGHT OF VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
    With the first presidential debate in the rear view mirror, Americans have geared up for the debate between current Vice President Mike Pence and democratic nominee Kamala Harris. In a recent piece for Vogue magazine, poet Tracy K. Smith wrote a dedication to Harris, highlighting an historic moment for the potential vice president not just for women, but for black women especially. “One call is for institutions and communities to do more to hear and heed the perspectives of Black people
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  • COVID 19 CORONAVIRUS: LANA DEL REY UNDER FIRE FOR WEARING MESH MASK TO MEET FANS
    Lana Del Rey has been heavily criticised for wearing a mask that did not appear to protect against the spread of Covid-19. The Young and Beautiful singer held a public event for her poetry collection in Los Angeles, and wore a silver...
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  • 'BORN TO DIE' SINGER LANA DEL REY UNDER FIRE FOR WEARING A MESH MASK
    U.S. singer Lana Del Rey has drawn criticism from fans after she attended a book signing in a glittery mesh mask that appears to offer no protection against COVID-19 . More than 11,000 people commented on a video that the Born to Die singer posted to her Instagram page, many of them
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  • DEREK MAHON, BELFAST-BORN POET WHOSE VERSE ASSUAGED PANDEMIC ANXIETY, DIES AGE 78
    Derek Mahon, the Belfast-born poet whose verse "Everything is going to be alright" consoled millions during the height of the pandemic, has died after a short illness.He was 78.
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  • LANA DEL REY FACES BACKLASH FOR APPARENT MESH MASK AT FAN MEET & GREET
    Lana Del Rey is being met with backlash amid the pandemic. The 35-year-old Born to Die singer posted a video of herself meeting fans at an impromptu signing for her new poetry book, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass on Friday (October 2) at a Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles. PHOTOS: Check out the [...]
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  • COVID: SIX MONTHS' SHIELDING 'ENOUGH TO DRIVE YOU INSANE'
    Tuesday Gale says writing poetry and her dog's companionship have "got her through" the pandemic.
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  • FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE OCTOBER CRISIS, QUEBEC STILL OCCUPIES A SPECIAL PLACE IN THE NATIONAL IDENTITY
    Other things were happening during the October Crisis. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Canada formally recognized “Red China.” But for Canadians, the early days of October, 1970, were a singular moment, the greatest crisis of identity in two centuries, since the British defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham, the high ground of Canadian national myth.
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  • BELFAST-BORN POET DEREK MAHON DIES AGED 78
    Taoiseach (Irish PM) says "outstanding poet" leaves "wonderful legacy to the world of literature".
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  • GIFTS TO HELP PEOPLE LOVE HOME AGAIN
    As a great poet once said, are you too good for your home? No matter how good (or otherwise) you and your home are, everyone's probably a bit sick of being stuck inside after a 2020 of self-isolation, quarantine, general exhaustion, and existential dread. And as the weather cools down in the Northern Hemisphere, with no sign of the pandemic abating in the U.S. and UK, there's a lot more time at home to come. But we all deserve to feel comfortable and inspired in our personal palaces, and that
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  • ACE HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN L.A. LAUNCHES HAIKU POETRY PROJECT ON ITS MARQUEE
    Venues are coming up with all kinds of ways to keep their sense of purpose alive during lockdown, but the Theatre at the Ace Hotel has come up with what may be a unique one: "5-7-5," an "open air text-based art project” with poetry on its marquee. Twelve poets, songwriters, and text-based artists will contribute […]
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  • JOHN OLIVER BREAKS DOWN HOW DEMS CAN BRING THE PAIN TO MITCH MCCONNELL — EVEN IF HE WINS RE-ELECTION
    "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver returned to his Sunday show, fresh off of an Emmy win, to explain how the United States got so incredibly f*cked up.Oliver began by remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and noting that her seat will be taken over by a far-right conservative justice who will unmake healthcare, reproductive freedom, LGBTQ rights and more things Americans have indicated they want.He played a clip of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) claiming that America is a "center-right" country
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  • RIMBAUD AND VERLAINE: FRANCE AGONISES OVER DIGGING UP GAY POETS
    There is mounting pressure to have two of France's best-loved poets reinterred in the Paris Pantheon.
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  • A WEEK IN CREATIVE: COCA-COLA RETURNS WITH POETRY AND SNAPCHAT LURES BRANDS
    This is an extract from The Drum's A Week in Creative email briefing. You can subscribe to it here if you'd like it in your inbox once a week. Welcome to 'A Week in Creative,' a handpicked selection of all the best campaigns to come out of The Drum's Creative Works in the past week. This week's top picks include a breathtaking Nike spot, Snapchat's invitation to brands and the return of Coca-Cola.  Coca-Cola opens up After a seven-month ad pause, the longest in its history, Coca-
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  • CREATIVE WORKS: INCLUDING NIKE, GAY STAR NEWS AND NATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE
    Welcome to The Drum's Creative Works, in partnership with Adobe Stock, dedicated to showing the best creative work from around the globe. Scroll through the latest work from the likes of Nike, Gay Star News, National Citizen Service (NCS) and more, then click through to the global Creative Works site and see what stands out. For project information, creative credits and more, click on the project to expand to full screen and then click on the stars to vote for your favourite. To submit w
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  • 'YOUR TWEETS ARE A BLIGHT': ELON MUSK GOT ROASTED IN A POEM WRITTEN BY THE AI CREATED BY A COMPANY HE HELPED FOUND
    Win McNamee/Getty Images An artificial intelligence-generated poem roasted Tesla CEO Elon Musk for his infamous Twitter presence, according to The Economist. The poem was created by GPT-3, the third-generation machine learning model from the San Francisco-based OpenAI, which was cofounded by Musk. The algorithm has garnered attention in the AI world for its advanced capabilities in interpreting datasets to churn out human-like text — in this case, a poem. The poem is entitled "Elon
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    이번주말 즐길만한 전시 및 공연은? 재개관한 국립현대미술관 근현대서예전 사람들로 북적br /br /It's Friday which means our arts and culture correspondent Kim Bokyoung is live in the studio to give us our weekly dose exhibitions and art performances.br /Bo-kyoung, what do you bring us today to cheer up the depressed and calm down the distressed during these rainy days?br /Hi Conn-young, due to the coronavirus, many museums were closed for a while,... but they ha
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