Somali Poetry Prizes open for nominations

flag of somalia The Somali Poetry Awards were open for nominations from Tuesday on the Home of Somali Poetry website, a cultural initiative launched last month with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The awards, with three categories – Poet of the Year, UNDP Poet of the Year …

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‘Frustrated’ Northeast Calgary resident Chahal removed campaign materials with incorrect polling address from property

CALGARY – A resident of northeast Calgary had questions for his new MP after his doorbell camera captured Liberal candidate George Chahal apparently removing campaign materials promoting his opponent Jag Sahota. Images show Chahal appearing to pick up a campaign postcard and remove it from a porch in northeast Calgary-Skyview, …

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Lena Waithe and Gillian Flynn to launch the book prints

When Gillian Flynn submitted her novel “Gone Girl” to her editor, Crown, she wasn’t sure what the executives would think of the story’s twists and turns and her crass, unreliable narrator. “We knew it was strange, complex and risky,” said Molly Stern, who was Crown editor at the time. “We …

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Ask the author: Johnnie Each

Cedar Rapids teenager Johnnie Each won the 2021 Paul Engle High School Essay Contest for her story of living life with her family in Iowa. Even before winning an essay competition that earned her a year of free tuition at the University of Iowa, Johnnie Each knew she wanted to …

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Young poet on the social challenge through poetry | New times

Roger Manzi, 24, is a young, multi-talented poet who has found solace in writing both Kinyarwanda and English poems. Manzi, who recently graduated in translation and interpretation from the University of Rwanda, says he started writing short poems in 2007 at the age of 10, casually performing in his neighborhood …

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