Poetry

Myanmar poets killed after coup

On March 4, her sister received a summons from the police to the Monywa morgue. She identified her brother’s body, Ms. Khin Sandar Win said. A bullet hole pierced his left temple. A long gash ran across his chest. The family wondered if the gash indicated that his internal organs …

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Lima presents the first poet laureate

LIMA – The Lima City Council, in partnership with Art / Space Lima, presented the first official poet laureate in the city’s history during its council meeting on Monday evening. Lima asked longtime resident and educator Timothy Cheeseman to be the city’s leader in creative writing and poetry. Cheeseman is …

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The UC Davis program debuted the national youth poet

Self-doubt nearly kept Carmichael’s Alexandra Huynh from entering the high school classroom where a UC Davis program offered students the opportunity to present their poetry. While a student at Mira Loma high school, Huynh had not yet given a public voice to her poems. But a phone call to her …

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Tennessee teenager to compete in national poetry competition finals

Battle Ground Academy junior Kendall Grimes has reached the final of Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation competition that draws students from across the country. After successfully completing her school and national competitions, then the 2021 national semifinals, the two-time champion of the state of Tennessee will compete against …

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the elusive poet Ethna MacCarthy

Following our fascinating dive into the Irish Times archives, poetry critic Maria Johnston writes about the archival discoveries she made as she went in search of the elusive Irish poet and physician Ethna MacCarthy (a remarkable woman for her time, who died on this subject in 1959) and reflects on …

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POETRY: A NEW LANGUAGE, A NEW DICTION – Journal

Writing in October 1942, Faiz Ahmed Faiz complained in a critical essay that the new poetry was difficult to understand because the symbolism it used was alien to our poetic tradition, and cited a line from Miraji as an example. The same debate is repeated every time traditionalists confront new …

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Clark County’s New Poet Laureate Keeps It Real

He’s a man of words – they’re even inked on his knuckles – so it’s only fitting that he’s now surrounded by them. That’s why he’s here. It’s a Friday afternoon and Sin to Your Wishes is being courted at the Sunrise Library. He came here as a child, cycling …

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