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  1. Have we been taught poetry all wrong?

    Pbs.org - Arts&Culture 06.19 / 21:35 pbs.org
    Poetry can do a kind of “dream work,” says poet Matthew Zapruder. Credit: REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin “I have a confession to make: I don’t really understand poetry.” So goes the opening line of poet Matthew Zapruder’s forthcoming book “Why Poetry,” which looks at why a lot of people feel alienated by poetry (this line is one he’s heard countless times before) and what can be done to remedy that. The book is part personal, part explanatory an…
  2. Jamey Johnson and John Carter Cash Tackle Johnny Cash's Poetry

    Theboot.com - Music 06.19 / 18:43 theboot.com
    On a brand new compilation album, John Carter Cash will bring some of his father’s unfinished poems to life with a little help from Jamey Johnson. Continue r…
  3. City student wins first place in national poetry contest

    Thesarniajournal.ca - Sarnia 06.19 / 05:15 thesarniajournal.ca
    Troy Shantz A city student has won national attention by winning first place in a Canada-wide poetry competition. Lauren Morrison, 13, earned the honour for her poem, “Midnight Mulberries,” the top entry selected in the Grades 6-8 category at this year’s National Student Poetry and Short Story contest. “There’s this one tree near the church... Read more » The post City student wins first place in national poetry contest appeared first on The Sarnia Journal…
  4. Lifelines: The subtle power of poetry preserves the people we love

    Record-eagle.com - Local 06.19 / 04:15 www.record-eagle.com
    I met Erich Rehwinkel while dating his daughter. The romance didn’t last long, but my fondness for the woman’s father blossomed. I wrote the poem for him in late fall of 197…
  5. Poetry at Shubbak 2017: In Theatre, Song, Discussions, and Readings

    Arablit.org - Lifestyle 06.19 / 04:06 arablit.org
    "But there is also a leitmotif of poetry, with Malika Booker hosting a widely varied group of poets: Golan Haji, Mona Kareem, Dunya Mikhail, and al-Saddiq…
  6. Read Original Poetry By Sara Chansarkar: “Mind Your Language”

    Theaerogram.com - Lifestyle 06.18 / 18:16 theaerogram.com
    Three lovely languages I profess to know: English taught by pious habit-clad nuns Who insisted we speak English at school Or they raised a livid eyebrow Teachers with foreheads adorned[...] The post Read Original Poetry By Sara Chansarkar: “Mind Your Language” appeared first on The…
  7. JMU poetry pioneer wins Circle of Excellence award

    Augustafreepress.com-VA 06.17 / 22:08 augustafreepress.com
    Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin is this year’s recipient of the Circle of Excellence in the Arts Award, presented at the Forbes Center at JMU. Augusta Free Press - Shenandoah Valley News, Sports, Weather, Arts, Events, P…