Poetry. Latest news

Poetry

  1. News Poetry: Dear Congress

    Dear Congress I never want to write another poem titled: again So I’m sending you a pen I never want to hear the cries the […
  2. New Leonard Cohen Poetry Book Announced

    Pitchfork.com - Music 10.06 / 19:25 pitchfork.com
    The collection of “largely unpublished” work was finished “days before his death…
  3. Waldoboro poet, Camden Hills student big winners in VillageSoup poetry contest

    Waldo.villagesoup.com - Maine (ME) 10.06 / 17:32 waldo.villagesoup.com
    The people and the judges have spoken and the winners have been selected out of a pool of 22 local poets who submitted pieces to The VillageSoup Community Poetry Contest. Karyn Lie-Nielsen of Waldoboro won in the adult category for her poem, "I come from gardens." (The winning poems are published below. Pearl Benjamin, a 15-year-old Camden Hills Regional High School student from Camden is the winner in the youth…
  4. Navigating Seattle’s ever-evolving streets through poetry

    Pbs.org - Arts&Culture 10.06 / 08:13 pbs.org
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: But first to a story of poetry and place, and a new way to look at the life of an ever-evolving city. Jeffrey Brown reports from Seattle. JEFFREY BROWN: How do you map a city in all its complicated glory? For Seattle, a bird’s-eye map in 1889 showed its early expansion. Foot traffic downtown was highlighted in the 1920s, pedestrian fatalities in the 1940s. There’s this minimalist map of the city’s quirky and infamous…
  5. ‘Brown Girls’ Co-Creator Fatimah Asghar Wins Poetry Foundation Award

    “Brown Girls” is a web series that debuted in February and has already been picked up by HBO. Made in Chicago, it highlights the friendships between young women of color. Joining us in discussion is co-creator Fatimah Asghar, a writer and award-winning poet, and one of the actors in the series, Rashaad Hall.  Below, poems by Fatimah Asghar. If They Should Come for Us these are my people & I find them on the street & shadow through any wild all wild my p…
  6. Poetry Pharmacology: Words That Are More Than Words

    Dailykos.com - Arts&Culture 10.06 / 01:49 dailykos.com
    BBC Culture back at the end of September had a look at The Words That Can Make Us Calmer.  In the introduction to his new book The Poetry Pharmacy, William Sieghart quotes the British playwright Alan Bennett. “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even…
  7. Third annual Chesterville Poetry Night is Oct. 13

    Dailybulldog.com - Arts&Culture 10.06 / 01:48 dailybulldog.com
    On Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at 7 p.m., Chesterville Center Meeting House will host the third annual Chesterville Poetry Night. This event has in the past attracted an enthusiastic group of poets, poetry admirers, and audience members, and has resulted in two published collections of works read. Poets from Chesterville, now or formerly, year-round or…
  8. Poetry reading featured at Florence-Lauderdale Library

    Timesdaily.com - Local 10.04 / 15:15 www.timesdaily.com
    FLORENCE — The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library will be hosting a poetry reading Thursday e…
  9. CHAVELA Documentary Highlights the Pain and Poetry of the Seminal Mexican Lesbian Singer’s Life

    Autostraddle.com - Lifestyle 10.04 / 13:19 autostraddle.com
    Though her life was characterized by solitude and her love for it and the freedom it gave her, CHAVELA is a story of a remarkable person told by the people who loved and admired her…