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Oregon ArtsWatch | Oregon Arts & Culture News
1 month ago
Writing

LitWatch June: Bigfoot Poetry Festival, Portland Book Week, and the Rose City Book & Paper Fair

Books have the power to transport individuals to different worlds and create lasting experiences within them. [ more ]
The New Yorker
2 months ago
Writing

Amy Woolard Reads Charles Wright

Amy Woolard, a civil-rights attorney and poet, reads and shares poems on 'New Yorker Poetry' podcast. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Writing

David Shapiro, Who Gained Fame in Poetry and Protest, Dies at 77

David Shapiro, a prominent poet aligned with the New York School, known for his highly lyrical and personal work, passed away at 77. [ more ]
The Atlantic
2 months ago
Writing

No Subject

Andrew Motion is a celebrated UK Poet Laureate known for his poetry collections and biographies, having received prestigious awards and honors for his contributions to literature. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Writing

As National Poetry Month comes to a close, 2 new retrospectives to savor

Marie Howe and Jean Valentine are celebrated for their impactful and essential poetry collections, with Howe particularly known for her genuine and thought-provoking work. [ more ]
AnOther
3 months ago
Writing

Elaine Kahn's Favourite Book Imagines a "Free Palestine"

Gaza Writes Back features short stories by young Gazans during Operation Cast Lead.
Elaine Kahn's poetry harnesses language's liberatory potential with impactful imagery. [ more ]
Oregon ArtsWatch | Oregon Arts & Culture News
1 month ago
Writing

LitWatch June: Bigfoot Poetry Festival, Portland Book Week, and the Rose City Book & Paper Fair

Books have the power to transport individuals to different worlds and create lasting experiences within them. [ more ]
The New Yorker
2 months ago
Writing

Amy Woolard Reads Charles Wright

Amy Woolard, a civil-rights attorney and poet, reads and shares poems on 'New Yorker Poetry' podcast. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Writing

David Shapiro, Who Gained Fame in Poetry and Protest, Dies at 77

David Shapiro, a prominent poet aligned with the New York School, known for his highly lyrical and personal work, passed away at 77. [ more ]
The Atlantic
2 months ago
Writing

No Subject

Andrew Motion is a celebrated UK Poet Laureate known for his poetry collections and biographies, having received prestigious awards and honors for his contributions to literature. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Writing

As National Poetry Month comes to a close, 2 new retrospectives to savor

Marie Howe and Jean Valentine are celebrated for their impactful and essential poetry collections, with Howe particularly known for her genuine and thought-provoking work. [ more ]
AnOther
3 months ago
Writing

Elaine Kahn's Favourite Book Imagines a "Free Palestine"

Gaza Writes Back features short stories by young Gazans during Operation Cast Lead.
Elaine Kahn's poetry harnesses language's liberatory potential with impactful imagery. [ more ]
moreliterature
#identity
The Atlantic
1 month ago
Writing

The Two Women Who Wrote as "Michael Field"

Poetic genius is not restricted by traditional norms; creativity can be expressed through multiple identities. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
Writing

Meet Berkeley's first youth poet laureate

Berkeley High junior Julia Segre has been named as Berkeley's first-ever youth poet laureate.
Serena Griffin, a student at Saint Mary's College High School, will serve as Berkeley's first vice youth poet laureate. [ more ]
The Atlantic
1 month ago
Writing

The Two Women Who Wrote as "Michael Field"

Poetic genius is not restricted by traditional norms; creativity can be expressed through multiple identities. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
Writing

Meet Berkeley's first youth poet laureate

Berkeley High junior Julia Segre has been named as Berkeley's first-ever youth poet laureate.
Serena Griffin, a student at Saint Mary's College High School, will serve as Berkeley's first vice youth poet laureate. [ more ]
moreidentity
#music
www.amny.com
1 month ago
Design

Magne Furuholmen: Charting the future of art through language, memory and form | amNewYork

Magne Furuholmen's interdisciplinary creativity transcends boundaries, blending visual art, music, and poetry, providing a glimpse into the future of the art world. [ more ]
BKReader
7 months ago
Brooklyn

Brooklyn Academy of Music Announces the Start of Their 2024 season

BAM's 2024 season will include music, dance, theater, film, hip-hop, poetry, and exhibitions that celebrate unsung voices and redefine genres.
The season will feature artists such as Caetano Veloso, Mark Morris, Alvin Ailey, Taylor Mac, Matt Ray, Machine Dazzle, and Jeffrey Wright. [ more ]
www.amny.com
1 month ago
Design

Magne Furuholmen: Charting the future of art through language, memory and form | amNewYork

Magne Furuholmen's interdisciplinary creativity transcends boundaries, blending visual art, music, and poetry, providing a glimpse into the future of the art world. [ more ]
BKReader
7 months ago
Brooklyn

Brooklyn Academy of Music Announces the Start of Their 2024 season

BAM's 2024 season will include music, dance, theater, film, hip-hop, poetry, and exhibitions that celebrate unsung voices and redefine genres.
The season will feature artists such as Caetano Veloso, Mark Morris, Alvin Ailey, Taylor Mac, Matt Ray, Machine Dazzle, and Jeffrey Wright. [ more ]
moremusic
#grief
The New Yorker
1 month ago
Writing

A Poet's Reckoning with What Poetry Can Do

Writing 'Modern Poetry' without an answer [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Writing

Bearing witness, celebrating strength: How poetry has changed lives for NPR's audience

Poetry can be a powerful tool for healing and processing grief, providing comfort and connection. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Writing

Bearing witness, celebrating strength: How poetry has changed lives for NPR's audience

Poetry provides comfort and healing in times of grief. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Writing

Poet Jackie Kay: I could have been brought up by Tories!'

Facing grief, poet Jackie Kay channels emotions into her latest collection, 'May Day,' influenced by her parents' recent passing. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Writing

A moment after death when the face is beautiful': rare Raymond Chandler poem discovered by US editor

A newly discovered poem by Raymond Chandler sheds light on the only known attempt by the crime novelist to write poetry as an adult.
The poem, titled Requiem, was discovered by the managing editor of the Strand magazine and dates back to 1955, shortly after Chandler's wife's death. [ more ]
The New Yorker
1 month ago
Writing

A Poet's Reckoning with What Poetry Can Do

Writing 'Modern Poetry' without an answer [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Writing

Bearing witness, celebrating strength: How poetry has changed lives for NPR's audience

Poetry can be a powerful tool for healing and processing grief, providing comfort and connection. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Writing

Bearing witness, celebrating strength: How poetry has changed lives for NPR's audience

Poetry provides comfort and healing in times of grief. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Writing

Poet Jackie Kay: I could have been brought up by Tories!'

Facing grief, poet Jackie Kay channels emotions into her latest collection, 'May Day,' influenced by her parents' recent passing. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Writing

A moment after death when the face is beautiful': rare Raymond Chandler poem discovered by US editor

A newly discovered poem by Raymond Chandler sheds light on the only known attempt by the crime novelist to write poetry as an adult.
The poem, titled Requiem, was discovered by the managing editor of the Strand magazine and dates back to 1955, shortly after Chandler's wife's death. [ more ]
moregrief
#reflection
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Poem of the week: An Epitaph on the Death of Nicholas Grimald by Barnabe Googe

Reflecting on mortality and the transient nature of life through poetry. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Writing

The best recent poetry review roundup

Waterman's collection navigates poignant elegies and midlife reflections subtly, offering profound insights on loss, memory, and self-discovery through poetry. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Poem of the week: An Epitaph on the Death of Nicholas Grimald by Barnabe Googe

Reflecting on mortality and the transient nature of life through poetry. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Writing

The best recent poetry review roundup

Waterman's collection navigates poignant elegies and midlife reflections subtly, offering profound insights on loss, memory, and self-discovery through poetry. [ more ]
morereflection
#dehd
Pitchfork
2 months ago
Writing

Dehd: Poetry

Dehd's latest album 'Poetry' showcases a more ambitious and complex sound, with the band experimenting with their music composition and melodies to create a cohesive and electrifying experience. [ more ]
Pitchfork
5 months ago
Music

Dehd Announce Poetry Album and Tour, Share New Video

Dehd has announced their fifth studio album, "Poetry," which will be released on May 10.
The band worked on the album while on a road trip, with their only purpose being to write new music.
Dehd finished the album at Chicago's Palisade Studio with co-producer Ziyad Asrar. [ more ]
Pitchfork
2 months ago
Writing

Dehd: Poetry

Dehd's latest album 'Poetry' showcases a more ambitious and complex sound, with the band experimenting with their music composition and melodies to create a cohesive and electrifying experience. [ more ]
Pitchfork
5 months ago
Music

Dehd Announce Poetry Album and Tour, Share New Video

Dehd has announced their fifth studio album, "Poetry," which will be released on May 10.
The band worked on the album while on a road trip, with their only purpose being to write new music.
Dehd finished the album at Chicago's Palisade Studio with co-producer Ziyad Asrar. [ more ]
moredehd
The Infatuation
2 months ago
Writing

Golden Sardine Review - North Beach - San Francisco - The Infatuation

Golden Sardine is a unique North Beach bar with a blend of the modern wine bar trend and the neighborhood's Beat bohemian past. [ more ]
#language
The Atlantic
2 months ago
Writing

Poetry Is an Act of Hope

Poetry expands language in unique ways beyond traditional communication. [ more ]
The Paris Review
2 months ago
Writing

Between the World and the Universe, a Woman Is Thinking - The Paris Review

Poetry struggles with capturing profound essence beyond language. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Writing

Poem of the week: The saddest noise, the sweetest noise by Emily Dickinson

Spring's beauty intertwined with sadness and nostalgia.
Dickinson's unique use of language and paradoxical analogies. [ more ]
Kqed
4 months ago
Writing

3 Collections Take the Poetic Measure of America in the Aftermath of the Pandemic

Poets respond to challenging times with powerful language and themes.
Poems in 'Silver,' 'Modern Poetry,' and 'The Gone Thing' use humor and reclaim language to address societal issues. [ more ]
The Atlantic
5 months ago
Writing

The Pianist Upstairs

The poet Erica Funkhouser has a deep love for language and the natural world, but also recognizes the limitations of writing in capturing real brutality.
Despite her disillusionment, the power of art and music to engage with injustice should not be underestimated. [ more ]
The Atlantic
2 months ago
Writing

Poetry Is an Act of Hope

Poetry expands language in unique ways beyond traditional communication. [ more ]
The Paris Review
2 months ago
Writing

Between the World and the Universe, a Woman Is Thinking - The Paris Review

Poetry struggles with capturing profound essence beyond language. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Writing

Poem of the week: The saddest noise, the sweetest noise by Emily Dickinson

Spring's beauty intertwined with sadness and nostalgia.
Dickinson's unique use of language and paradoxical analogies. [ more ]
Kqed
4 months ago
Writing

3 Collections Take the Poetic Measure of America in the Aftermath of the Pandemic

Poets respond to challenging times with powerful language and themes.
Poems in 'Silver,' 'Modern Poetry,' and 'The Gone Thing' use humor and reclaim language to address societal issues. [ more ]
The Atlantic
5 months ago
Writing

The Pianist Upstairs

The poet Erica Funkhouser has a deep love for language and the natural world, but also recognizes the limitations of writing in capturing real brutality.
Despite her disillusionment, the power of art and music to engage with injustice should not be underestimated. [ more ]
morelanguage
www.scientificamerican.com
2 months ago
Writing

The Poetic Lives of Lost Women of Math and Science

Women scientists' stories are often neglected; poems can offer a unique perspective on their lives and work. [ more ]
#love
High Country News
2 months ago
Chicago

Une derniere pour la route - High Country News

The poem expresses a sense of detachment from traditional romantic notions and embraces solitude and nature. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Writing

Poem of the week: Ars Poetica, XI by Mary Jean Chan

Exploration of love's nuances and complexities through poetry. [ more ]
High Country News
2 months ago
Chicago

Une derniere pour la route - High Country News

The poem expresses a sense of detachment from traditional romantic notions and embraces solitude and nature. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Writing

Poem of the week: Ars Poetica, XI by Mary Jean Chan

Exploration of love's nuances and complexities through poetry. [ more ]
morelove
High Country News
2 months ago
Writing

One for the road - High Country News

The speaker rejects traditional summer love and finds solace in a unique connection with the sun. [ more ]
#alice-notley
The Paris Review
2 months ago
Writing

Alice Notley's Prophecies - The Paris Review

Alice Notley's poem 'The Prophet' challenges conventional notions of prophecy and spirituality. [ more ]
The Paris Review
2 months ago
Writing

On Being Warlike - The Paris Review

Alice Notley is recognized for her greatness in poetry despite her anti-masculinist, anti-patriarchal, and anti-militarist stance. [ more ]
The Paris Review
2 months ago
Writing

Alice Notley's Prophecies - The Paris Review

Alice Notley's poem 'The Prophet' challenges conventional notions of prophecy and spirituality. [ more ]
The Paris Review
2 months ago
Writing

On Being Warlike - The Paris Review

Alice Notley is recognized for her greatness in poetry despite her anti-masculinist, anti-patriarchal, and anti-militarist stance. [ more ]
morealice-notley
Open Culture
2 months ago
JavaScript

Bukowski Reads Bukowski: Watch a 1975 Documentary Featuring Charles Bukowski at the Height of His Powers

Richard Davies directed a documentary about poet Charles Bukowski capturing his life and success, focusing on his blunt language and reflections. [ more ]
#creativity
Oregon ArtsWatch | Oregon Arts & Culture News
2 months ago
Writing

Bobby Bermea: Ken Yoshikawa, man on a mission

Ken Yoshikawa is exploring playwriting with creativity and risk-taking sensibility. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
3 months ago
Data science

Uncertainty is Science's Super Power. Make It Yours, Too

Uncertainty is a rich source of inspiration for poetry.
Engaging with uncertainty leads to potential and creativity. [ more ]
Oregon ArtsWatch | Oregon Arts & Culture News
2 months ago
Writing

Bobby Bermea: Ken Yoshikawa, man on a mission

Ken Yoshikawa is exploring playwriting with creativity and risk-taking sensibility. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
3 months ago
Data science

Uncertainty is Science's Super Power. Make It Yours, Too

Uncertainty is a rich source of inspiration for poetry.
Engaging with uncertainty leads to potential and creativity. [ more ]
morecreativity
Harvard Gazette
2 months ago
Writing

Acclaimed poet receives Arts Medal - Harvard Gazette

Kevin Young '92 reflects on his roots at Harvard and how they impacted his career in the arts. [ more ]
Creative Bloq
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Bizarre AI camera turns images into sonnets and haiku

The Poetry Camera converts images into AI-generated poems, offering a unique way to preserve memories outside of digital screens. [ more ]
The Paris Review
2 months ago
Writing

Making of a Poem: Maureen N. McLane on "Haptographic Interface" - The Paris Review

Poem "Haptographic Interface" inspired by conference on Writing Practice, Andrew Bennett's talk on Keats, and haptographics technology, exploring poetry's aim and the sensorium. [ more ]
#taylor-swift
New York Post
2 months ago
Music

Stevie Nicks writes moving poem about heartbreak for Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department': 'For T and me'

Stevie Nicks collaborated with Taylor Swift on her album, 'The Tortured Poets Department', contributing a heartfelt poem about heartbreak. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
Music

Taylor Swift and Emily Dickinson aren't just acclaimed writers. They're distant relatives

Taylor Swift and Emily Dickinson are distant relatives, 6th cousins, 3 times removed, descended from a 17th-century English immigrant settled in Windsor, Conn.
Swift's song 'Evermore' coincided with Dickinson's 190th birthday, both being Sagittarius, and their poetic styles have similarities. [ more ]
The Ringer
5 months ago
Music

Wait, Is Taylor Swift Actually a ~Good~ Poet?

Taylor Swift's upcoming album title, The Tortured Poets Department, is a nod to the discourse around her music as poetry and the academic subculture of Taylor Swift studies.
Swift's writing incorporates poetry techniques and aesthetics, and she plays with language, genre, and structure in her songs. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
Music

Stevie Nicks writes moving poem about heartbreak for Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department': 'For T and me'

Stevie Nicks collaborated with Taylor Swift on her album, 'The Tortured Poets Department', contributing a heartfelt poem about heartbreak. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
Music

Taylor Swift and Emily Dickinson aren't just acclaimed writers. They're distant relatives

Taylor Swift and Emily Dickinson are distant relatives, 6th cousins, 3 times removed, descended from a 17th-century English immigrant settled in Windsor, Conn.
Swift's song 'Evermore' coincided with Dickinson's 190th birthday, both being Sagittarius, and their poetic styles have similarities. [ more ]
The Ringer
5 months ago
Music

Wait, Is Taylor Swift Actually a ~Good~ Poet?

Taylor Swift's upcoming album title, The Tortured Poets Department, is a nod to the discourse around her music as poetry and the academic subculture of Taylor Swift studies.
Swift's writing incorporates poetry techniques and aesthetics, and she plays with language, genre, and structure in her songs. [ more ]
moretaylor-swift
The New Yorker
3 months ago
Writing

The Poet Who Took It Personally

Delmore Schwartz's painful life and attempts to change poetry led to acute feelings of failure. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Writing

The best recent poetry review roundup

Ondaatje returns to poetry after 20 years, focusing on impermanence and learning through last moments.
Clarke's poetry highlights nature's beauty and comfort during dark times, using simple language for profound moments. [ more ]
#nature
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Writing

Opinion | How to Breathe With the Trees

Ada Limon's warmth and ability to connect through poetry is rare and comforting, especially in today's world.
Poetry, with its pauses and breaks, encourages slowing down and reflection, offering solace and healing. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Writing

Let the Light Pour In by Lemn Sissay audiobook review salutations to the dawn

Let the Light Pour In is an experiment in hope
The poems in the collection explore themes of early morning, darkness and light, and the power of nature [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Writing

Opinion | How to Breathe With the Trees

Ada Limon's warmth and ability to connect through poetry is rare and comforting, especially in today's world.
Poetry, with its pauses and breaks, encourages slowing down and reflection, offering solace and healing. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Writing

Let the Light Pour In by Lemn Sissay audiobook review salutations to the dawn

Let the Light Pour In is an experiment in hope
The poems in the collection explore themes of early morning, darkness and light, and the power of nature [ more ]
morenature
#poet-laureate
Miami Herald
3 months ago
Writing

Her love of words began in Miami-Dade's public libraries. Now she's the county's poet laureate

Caridad Moro-Gronlier named Miami-Dade County's new poet laureate, following Richard Blanco.
Moro-Gronlier, influenced by childhood experiences, dreams of impacting others through poetry. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
3 months ago
Writing

Mississauga's outgoing poet laureate reflects on his time in the role | CBC News

Ayomide Bayowa served as Mississauga's poet laureate from November 2021, focusing on amplifying community voices.
Bayowa emphasized the importance of the poet laureate position in speaking for all residents and supporting other poets. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
East Bay (California)

New poet laureate represents undocumented, LGBTQ+ communities

Yosimar Reyes appointed as Santa Clara County Poet Laureate for a two-year term ending in 2025
Reyes will promote poetry at community events and act as a resource for the Santa Clara County Library District [ more ]
Funcheap
7 months ago
San Francisco

Kim Shuck's Poem Jam Celebrates "Pick a Garnet to Sleep In" (SF Main Library)

Kim Shuck celebrating the publication of her new poetry book
Kim Shuck's background and accomplishments as San Francisco's seventh Poet Laureate [ more ]
Miami Herald
3 months ago
Writing

Her love of words began in Miami-Dade's public libraries. Now she's the county's poet laureate

Caridad Moro-Gronlier named Miami-Dade County's new poet laureate, following Richard Blanco.
Moro-Gronlier, influenced by childhood experiences, dreams of impacting others through poetry. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
3 months ago
Writing

Mississauga's outgoing poet laureate reflects on his time in the role | CBC News

Ayomide Bayowa served as Mississauga's poet laureate from November 2021, focusing on amplifying community voices.
Bayowa emphasized the importance of the poet laureate position in speaking for all residents and supporting other poets. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
East Bay (California)

New poet laureate represents undocumented, LGBTQ+ communities

Yosimar Reyes appointed as Santa Clara County Poet Laureate for a two-year term ending in 2025
Reyes will promote poetry at community events and act as a resource for the Santa Clara County Library District [ more ]
Funcheap
7 months ago
San Francisco

Kim Shuck's Poem Jam Celebrates "Pick a Garnet to Sleep In" (SF Main Library)

Kim Shuck celebrating the publication of her new poetry book
Kim Shuck's background and accomplishments as San Francisco's seventh Poet Laureate [ more ]
morepoet-laureate
www.amny.com
3 months ago
Design

Your spring arts guide for New York City 2024 | amNewYork

Bjrn Okholm Skaarup's exhibition showcases sculptures including The Town Musicians of Bremen.
Ase: Afro Frequencies at ARTECHOUSE explores Afrocentricity and Afrofuturism through digital art and poetry. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
3 months ago
London

Charity launches search for poet to write about London's bridges with new 10,000 residency

Poet-in-residence opportunity to write about London bridges
Role requires eight poems, events attendance, and bridge visits [ more ]
ianVisits
4 months ago
London

Harrow transport worker's art-inspired poetry at central London tube station

The poem 'Ode to the Mother' by Anthony Okolie displayed at St James's Park station is inspired by a mural at Brixton station.
Art on the Underground's Writer in Residence scheme aims to showcase creative voices within TfL through engaging responses to art across the network. [ more ]
The Paris Review
4 months ago
Writing

"It's This Line / Here" : Happy Belated Birthday to James Schuyler - The Paris Review

Schuyler's poem reflects on intentions unfulfilled, the play of assembly and disassembly, and enjambments as sites of hesitation and meaning collection. [ more ]
#social-media
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Writing

Whether voice of a generation or queen of cringe, Rupi Kaur was a gateway to the world of poetry

Rupi Kaur gained popularity for her bite-size poems on Instagram, resonating with themes like love, femininity, abuse, and identity.
Her poems attracted a generation of young readers, addressing the uncomfortable experiences of womanhood and fostering a sense of community on social media. [ more ]
Scroll.in
5 months ago
Books

Instapoetry is successful and there's nothing wrong with that

Instagram poetry, or Instapoetry, has become a popular subgenre of poetry, with writers like Rupi Kaur rising to stardom and earning money.
Instapoetry combines self-help, reflections on relationships, identity, and plain language to create accessible poems that users can quickly grasp and share on social media. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Writing

Whether voice of a generation or queen of cringe, Rupi Kaur was a gateway to the world of poetry

Rupi Kaur gained popularity for her bite-size poems on Instagram, resonating with themes like love, femininity, abuse, and identity.
Her poems attracted a generation of young readers, addressing the uncomfortable experiences of womanhood and fostering a sense of community on social media. [ more ]
Scroll.in
5 months ago
Books

Instapoetry is successful and there's nothing wrong with that

Instagram poetry, or Instapoetry, has become a popular subgenre of poetry, with writers like Rupi Kaur rising to stardom and earning money.
Instapoetry combines self-help, reflections on relationships, identity, and plain language to create accessible poems that users can quickly grasp and share on social media. [ more ]
moresocial-media
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Writing

A Year of Last Things by Michael Ondaatje review a connoisseur of atmospheres

Ondaatje is known for his poetry but gained fame as a novelist, especially for The English Patient.
In his collection A Year of Last Things, Ondaatje explores the theme of last and lost things, focusing on the incomplete and unknown. [ more ]
The Paris Review
4 months ago
Books

Remembering Lyn Hejinian (1941-2024) - The Paris Review

Lyn was a private person who remained engaged with the world despite her illness.
Lyn had a unique combination of generosity and discernment in both her poetry and life. [ more ]
www.harrowtimes.co.uk
4 months ago
London

I jumped like a wild kangaroo when I heard my poem would be in print'

Three schoolchildren have their poetry published in a festival anthology in London, showcasing young talent.
The Spine Festival for youngsters involves 16 library authorities across London with creative writing workshops for children aged seven to 11. [ more ]
#fiction
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Books

Bold', extremely fun', luminously written': the best Australian books out in March

Le's '36 Ways' dismantles violence of empire, history, language while reclaiming poetic traditions and interiority
Jim Moginie's 'The Silver River' explores Midnight Oil's journey and the human cost of the music industry
Gail Jones' 'One Another' meditates on guilt, displacement, and imagination in a luminously written style [ more ]
Block Club Chicago
7 months ago
Chicago

Chicago Review Of Books Announces 2023 Award Winners

The Chicago Review of Books announced the winners of its annual awards in categories like fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essay/short story.
The awards honor works published by authors from the Chicago area's literary community. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Books

Bold', extremely fun', luminously written': the best Australian books out in March

Le's '36 Ways' dismantles violence of empire, history, language while reclaiming poetic traditions and interiority
Jim Moginie's 'The Silver River' explores Midnight Oil's journey and the human cost of the music industry
Gail Jones' 'One Another' meditates on guilt, displacement, and imagination in a luminously written style [ more ]
Block Club Chicago
7 months ago
Chicago

Chicago Review Of Books Announces 2023 Award Winners

The Chicago Review of Books announced the winners of its annual awards in categories like fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essay/short story.
The awards honor works published by authors from the Chicago area's literary community. [ more ]
morefiction
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Writing

Poems on the Underground: free riches I hold in high esteem | Rachel Cooke

Poems on the Underground offer free art and wellness to commuters
The project holds significant cultural and artistic value, supported by well-known figures like Seamus Heaney. [ more ]
Artforum
4 months ago
Writing

LA BLUES

Wanda Coleman's poems embody musical lyricism, especially in her 'American Sonnets' which she described as 'jazz poems.'
Coleman's connection to music and her ability to improvise with her own poems showcased her trust in the form and her profound relationship with language and sound. [ more ]
CodeProject
4 months ago
JavaScript

Composing poesie concrete with AWS Step Function

Using the concept of poésie concrète to create a poem from search engine results on Russian war crimes.
Implementing a serverless architecture using AWS components for the poem generation process. [ more ]
www.eastbaytimes.com
4 months ago
Education

AUSD Notes: Highlighting the pursuits of Alameda schools' students, staff

1. Hakim Karimzada, an English language learner, showcases calligraphy exhibit at Rhythmix Cultural Works. 2. Roan Byrne Sarno, a 10th-grader, wins second place in Poetry Out Loud contest. 3. Bay Farm and Paden Elementary students run Valentine's Day post offices for hands-on learning. [ more ]
#san-francisco
Medium
4 months ago
San Francisco

'Ode to San Francisco'-a poem

The poem beautifully captures the essence of San Francisco through vivid imagery and emotions.
The nostalgic recounting of romantic moments in San Francisco evokes a sense of longing and desire. [ more ]
Funcheap
5 months ago
San Francisco

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library

The Main Library in San Francisco hosts a monthly poetry reading series called Poem Jam.
The event is moderated by Kim Shuck and takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm. [ more ]
Funcheap
5 months ago
San Francisco

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library

The Main Library in San Francisco hosts a monthly Poem Jam poetry reading series.
The event is moderated by Kim Shuck and takes place on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 pm. [ more ]
Medium
4 months ago
San Francisco

'Ode to San Francisco'-a poem

The poem beautifully captures the essence of San Francisco through vivid imagery and emotions.
The nostalgic recounting of romantic moments in San Francisco evokes a sense of longing and desire. [ more ]
Funcheap
5 months ago
San Francisco

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library

The Main Library in San Francisco hosts a monthly poetry reading series called Poem Jam.
The event is moderated by Kim Shuck and takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm. [ more ]
Funcheap
5 months ago
San Francisco

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library

The Main Library in San Francisco hosts a monthly Poem Jam poetry reading series.
The event is moderated by Kim Shuck and takes place on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 pm. [ more ]
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The New Yorker
4 months ago
Books

Donika Kelly Reads Mary Oliver

Donika Kelly is a renowned poet and author of two poetry collections.
She has received multiple prestigious awards for her poetry. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Writing

Poem of the week: Blue Field by Lavinia Greenlaw

The poem 'Blue Field' by Lavinia Greenlaw explores the concept of the color blue in a profound and sensory manner.
The poem delves into the ethereal quality of the color blue, emphasizing its intangible nature and associations with light. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Writing

As with a poem, each patient is unique': the cancer surgeon using poetry to help train doctors

Connecting modern poetry with medical education for holistic care.
Poetry helps doctors focus on empathy and compassion, essential for patient care. [ more ]
#activism
Kqed
5 months ago
Writing

How the Struggle for Liberation Made aja monet Into a Poet | KQED

Poetry can communicate messages more effectively and emotively than extensive research.
Poetry has the power to elevate consciousness and inspire action in long-lasting social movements. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Writing

Art is a form of protest that leaves no blood': Zambian poet puts African voices on the spoken-word stage

Vanessa Chisakula used poetry as a way to process the challenges of motherhood and explore her identity.
Chisakula is expanding the spoken-word scene in Zambia and using poetry for activism on issues like women's rights and mental health. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Writing

Benjamin Zephaniah obituary

Benjamin Zephaniah was a widely respected and beloved poet in the UK, known for his rebellious nature and ability to appeal to a broad audience.
He used his poetry to tackle issues such as racism, unemployment, homelessness, and animal rights, and also wrote novels for adults and teenagers. [ more ]
Kqed
5 months ago
Writing

How the Struggle for Liberation Made aja monet Into a Poet | KQED

Poetry can communicate messages more effectively and emotively than extensive research.
Poetry has the power to elevate consciousness and inspire action in long-lasting social movements. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Writing

Art is a form of protest that leaves no blood': Zambian poet puts African voices on the spoken-word stage

Vanessa Chisakula used poetry as a way to process the challenges of motherhood and explore her identity.
Chisakula is expanding the spoken-word scene in Zambia and using poetry for activism on issues like women's rights and mental health. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Writing

Benjamin Zephaniah obituary

Benjamin Zephaniah was a widely respected and beloved poet in the UK, known for his rebellious nature and ability to appeal to a broad audience.
He used his poetry to tackle issues such as racism, unemployment, homelessness, and animal rights, and also wrote novels for adults and teenagers. [ more ]
moreactivism
www.berkeleyside.org
5 months ago
East Bay food

40 fun things to do indoors on a rainy day in Berkeley

The Berkeley Public Library is celebrating Lunar New Year with a lion dance performance by the Cal Vietnamese Student Association Lion Dance team.
Renee Watson will be reading from her new book of poetry at Mrs. Dalloway's Books in Berkeley. [ more ]
time.com
5 months ago
OMG science

2024 Marks an Important Year in NASA's Search for Extraterrestrial Life

NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft will launch in October 2024 to explore Jupiter's moon Europa, a potential habitat for life.
Poet Ada Limon wrote verse inspired by Europa and the mission, capturing the cosmic lyricism and the longing to find answers about life beyond Earth. [ more ]
The Paris Review
5 months ago
Books

The Art of Fiction No. 121

Margaret Atwood wrote the poem 'Frogless' on a hotel notepad while in Sweden.
Atwood began her writing career at a young age and has become a dominant figure in Canadian literature. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Golden State Warriors

The Warriors according to legendary writer Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Reed, an acclaimed author and diehard Warriors fan, wrote a poem in response to the team's recent losses.
Reed sees basketball as an allegory and believes it can be as worthy a muse as any other art form. [ more ]
the Guardian
5 months ago
Books

Debut poet Grace Yee wins $125,000 for 'feminist vision' at Victorian premier's literary awards

A first-time poet has won the $100,000 Victorian prize for literature and the $25,000 poetry category at this year's Victorian premier's literary awards, becoming the first poet to win the overall award in a decade.
Grace Yee won the awards for her debut collection Chinese Fish, which tells the story of a Chinese immigrant and her daughter navigating themes of patriarchy, racism, migration, and assimilation. [ more ]
#art
www.cbc.ca
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter

This long-running festival is celebrating Black History Month and Black futures too | CBC News

The KUUMBA festival in Toronto celebrates Black History Month throughout February with art, dance, film, and poetry.
The festival's theme this year is voice, exploring how Black voices are expressed, received, and heard. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Brutality of oppression: Ai Weiwei speaks on Gaza, China and New York City

Power fears art and poetry because they challenge and defy the restrictions and uniformity imposed by those in power.
Ai Weiwei's graphic memoir Zodiac chronicles his lifelong struggle against power and repression, from his childhood in China to his exile and artistic career. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter

This long-running festival is celebrating Black History Month and Black futures too | CBC News

The KUUMBA festival in Toronto celebrates Black History Month throughout February with art, dance, film, and poetry.
The festival's theme this year is voice, exploring how Black voices are expressed, received, and heard. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Brutality of oppression: Ai Weiwei speaks on Gaza, China and New York City

Power fears art and poetry because they challenge and defy the restrictions and uniformity imposed by those in power.
Ai Weiwei's graphic memoir Zodiac chronicles his lifelong struggle against power and repression, from his childhood in China to his exile and artistic career. [ more ]
moreart
Nytimes
5 months ago
Books

Fred Chappell, Admired but Unsung Writer of the South, Dies at 87

Fred Chappell was a poet, novelist, and critic known for his ability to capture universal themes through his evocations of rural North Carolina.
He was considered the South's premier contemporary person of letters and was influenced by writers such as Faulkner, O'Connor, Warren, and Welty. [ more ]
BKReader
5 months ago
Writing

This Brooklyn Wordsmith is up For a Grammy

Kevin Powell is nominated for a Grammy award for his poetry album 'Grocery Shopping With My Mother'
Powell credits his mother, his love for writing, and his deep connection to Brooklyn as sources of inspiration [ more ]
The Atlantic
5 months ago
Writing

Jamaal Bowman's Very Bad Poetry

Jamaal Bowman, a member of the "Squad," has been criticized for his subpar poetry that sometimes endorses conspiracy theories.
Bowman's regret for posting his poetry highlights the vulnerability and growth that can come from public self-expression. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Writing

Poem of the week: Blood by Holly Pester

Pester treats the making of the self and its experiences into poetry as dramatisation.
The poems in the collection combine critique with artistry and humor. [ more ]
emptywheel
5 months ago
Books

On the Skewering of Self-Promoters Who are Filled with Misplaced Self-Importance - emptywheel

Satirists hold up a mirror to those who try to present themselves as better than they are.
Robert Burns is a celebrated satirist and poet. [ more ]
#jason-allen-paisant
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Writing

It was a real trauma': the TS Eliot poetry prize winner on his turbulent upbringing

Jason Allen-Paisant wins the TS Eliot prize for poetry with his book Self-Portrait as Othello.
The book explores themes of masculinity, Black masculinity, and vulnerability, addressing questions about the character of Othello that are not addressed in the play. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Jamaican poet Jason Allen-Paisant's Self-Portrait as Othello wins TS Eliot prize

Jamaican poet Jason Allen-Paisant has won the TS Eliot prize for his collection Self-Portrait As Othello.
The collection explores themes of Black masculinity and immigrant identity, drawing connections between Shakespeare's Othello and the experiences of Black immigrants today. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Writing

It was a real trauma': the TS Eliot poetry prize winner on his turbulent upbringing

Jason Allen-Paisant wins the TS Eliot prize for poetry with his book Self-Portrait as Othello.
The book explores themes of masculinity, Black masculinity, and vulnerability, addressing questions about the character of Othello that are not addressed in the play. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Books

Jamaican poet Jason Allen-Paisant's Self-Portrait as Othello wins TS Eliot prize

Jamaican poet Jason Allen-Paisant has won the TS Eliot prize for his collection Self-Portrait As Othello.
The collection explores themes of Black masculinity and immigrant identity, drawing connections between Shakespeare's Othello and the experiences of Black immigrants today. [ more ]
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The Paris Review
6 months ago
Books

Making of a Poem: Nadja Kuchenmeister and Aimee Chor on "feathers and planets" - The Paris Review

The poem "feathers and planets" by Nadja Küchenmeister started with an image and rhythmic sounds that made a phrase into verse.
Writing the first draft of the poem posed challenges and required finding the right images to fit together. [ more ]
Chris Warrick
6 months ago
Python

Python Packaging, One Year Later: A Look Back at 2023 in Python Packag

Many of the Python packaging tools mentioned in the previous post are still being maintained, with recent commits, pull requests, and issues.
Popular tools like setuptools, Poetry, and Hathling are still widely used, but there are also new tools like Posy and Rye emerging in the space. [ more ]
www.npr.org
7 months ago
Writing

After 18 years living with cancer, a poet offers 'Fifty Entries Against Despair'

Christian Wiman, poet and memoirist, reflects on his battle with cancer and the role of faith in his life.
Wiman's new book, Zero at the Bone, explores themes of illness, love, and faith through memoir and poetry. [ more ]
The Paris Review
7 months ago
Writing

Compositions

Louise Glück, Nobel Prize-winning poet, visited Claremont McKenna College in Southern California, where she shared stories about her life and love for food.
Glück won the Nobel Prize in Literature and shared the news with her son, friend, and editor before reporters arrived at her home. [ more ]
KQED
7 months ago
Books

This Unpretentious Poetry Series Roams the Pockets of Golden Gate Park

Outdoor poetry readings provide a comfortable and inclusive space for chronically ill individuals who prefer to avoid indoor settings.
Light Jacket poetry readings prioritize accessibility and create a public and welcoming atmosphere. [ more ]
The Paris Review
7 months ago
Writing

Ahegao

Louise Glück visited Claremont McKenna College in Southern California and took a road trip with the author to get there.
Glück bought nasturtiums and strawberries at a farmers' market and talked about her girlhood and struggles with anorexia. [ more ]
The Nation
7 months ago
Writing

Helene Cixous, a Poet Among Theorists

Hélène Cixous sees herself as a poet rather than a social theorist, and delegates the responsibility of political combat to others.
Cixous's thought embodies différance, the belief that meaning is perpetually deferred, and she embraces the utopian impulse of a liberatory politics. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Writing

Poem of the week: from The Wrong Person to Ask by Marjorie Lotfi

The poem describes a scene of danger and uncertainty, with the girl and boy navigating through rubble and potential dangers
Marjorie Lotfi's poetry explores themes of migration and cultural difference [ more ]
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