Poetry Information


Poetry Information

New Poetic Work By Ethiopian Immigrant Promotes Respect, Courage And Cultural Sensitivity


McLean, VA - "The Healing Conscious" tells the story of an Ethiopian immigrant boy on his fascinating journey to America and adulthood. Author Kifle Bantayehu, a 23 year-old second-generation Ethiopian immigrant, recounts this poignant tale in poetic format.

A Happiness Poem


If a happiness poem could bring forth a smile, Then my face would always dress in style.If my ears could hear my computer screen, From one to another, they, too, would grin.

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique


You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse, your co-workers, or your friends, but you might not get the responses that you can suck up into your little writing fingers to use in an effort to refine your craft. What does it really mean when someone who cares about you, but not for poetry says, "Wow, this is great.

Write Your Way to Fame


Have you ever thought about how nice it would be to see your poem discussed in the New York Times? Think you have what it takes to become a famous poet? Well the unfortunate truth is that no one has what it takes to be a famous poet. Here's a little exercise: Name the most famous contemporary poet you can think of.

Rules for Writing Poetry


You've been writing poetry since that first assignment in your high school writing class. You know the rules about writing poetry, right? Are there rules? Well, if you frequent the poetry forums across the Internet as much as I do, you'd find that there are a lot of amateur poets who adamantly declare that there are no rules for writing poetry and if someone even suggests reading poetry or books on poetry, many of the amateur poets will throw up a defensive front.

The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)


Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what retreat art hid?-Where falling mountains groan In shadow and amongThe rapids of the Rio? Is not your name Mantaro Valley?Beyond the footprints of the Andes--?I can hear your voice in echoesI can hear thy voice, divinely low. I do but know thy by a glanceAs the clouds above me know? .

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi


In this modern age of technology, busy lifestyles, and obsession with consumerism have taken a lot of the romance and love out of our lives. The Internet has become a medium to connect with people as everyone is finding it a lot harder to meet one another in the 'real' world.

The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)


English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to its glory in the Rio Valley-for a season; then let it be gone, we shall call it Copan?"Prologue: Empires come and go, liken to cosmic events, or the storms around the world: Atlantis, Mu, Greece, Persia, Rome, the Inca Nation, and even the great Maya heroic times of Copan, in Central America. All came and all left, one way or another; now just dust and artifacts in the spiral of time.

The Spirits de Copan


Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them in their hells They whisper and they moanAnd never are alone- The Spirits and the Ghouls? The Spirits de Copan!They are shadows in my world Echoes in my dreams A mystery and a force To a cosmic happening! The Spirits and the Ghouls? The Spirits de Copan!..

Im Sorry Mom! A Mothers Day Poem


Mother's Day Poetry,I'm Sorry Mom!I'm sorry for the troubles And the worries I brought you. I'm sorry for my mistakes, I didn't mean to make you blue.

Three Poems (While in Transition/English and Spanish)


Here are three more poems by the author, Dennis Siluk, while traveling througout Central and South America.Three Poems While in Transition (In Spanish and English)Poem OneEnglish VersionOrange Timid MoonO´er the Copan skyan arch of shadows weave their webswith low-lights, as the moon rises.

Become A Poet In Ten Minutes


Have you ever sat there staring at the paper, ready to write, but unsure where to begin? Want a solution that will overcome even the worst writer's block? Anyone can start writing poetry today using a few simple techniques.One, two, .

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi


Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead poet named Rumi. No need to look for ancient texts hidden in caves.

Poetry in a Nutshell


Poetry is more than just rhyming and prose that is in meters and verse. It is an art form.

Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes


One of the most important poets of the post-war period, Edward James Hughes (1930-1998), was drawn towards the primitive. He was enchanted by the beauty of the natural world, frequently portraying its cruel and savage temperament in his work as a reflection of his own personal suffering and mystical beliefs - convinced that modern man had lost touch with the primordial side of his nature.

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Tenderloin Pride Shines Through Eighth Grade Poetry
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Every year, De Marillac publishes five anthologies by its eighth graders, who have had poetry integrated into their school experience since fourth grade. While many are regular kid musings about family, friends, and anxieties over high school ...



San Francisco Chronicle

State Lines: California poetry: Iris Jamahl Dunkle's 'Interrupted Geography'
San Francisco Chronicle
Longtime California residents know that terra firma isn't so firm after all. Iris Jamahl Dunkle invites us into the mind of a newcomer facing that reality. Her poem “Interrupted Geography” dwells on the differences between geographical places, and how ...



Protesting Through Poetry : NPR
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Morning Edition co-host Rachel Martin talks to authors Kwame Alexander and Nikki Giovanni about protesting through poetry. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: What are the different ways that Americans protest? Our co-host Rachel Martin has been asking. RACHEL MARTIN ...

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Auburn Citizen

Passion for poetry: Auburn man's childhood, past struggles inspire book
Auburn Citizen
Johnston, of Auburn, told a woman he was a poet. She wanted to see his work, but he wasn't confident about it. A month later, he decided to refit everything, create more pieces and turn his "sloppy poetry" into a cover-to-cover collection. The result ...



Omaha World-Herald

Column: 'Midwife' is television poetry
Omaha World-Herald
Once in a while I discover a television series so poetic, touching and bewitching that it distracts me from my books. Such a series is “Call the Midwife,” which is seriously hampering my intention to read Jon Meacham's biography of Andrew Jackson ...



KTOO

Poetry Omnibus solicits submissions, offers workshops
KTOO
Poetry Omnibus program coordinator Ceann Murphy was among the contest winners in 2014. (Photo by Scott Burton/KTOO). Poetry Omnibus, the poetry contest that displays locally written work in our Capital Transit buses, is now accepting submissions from ...



Arizona Daily Wildcat

Poetry Center starts spring with a full calender
Arizona Daily Wildcat
The University of Arizona Poetry Center, located at 1508 E. Helen St., holds monthly events for students, staff and members of the community. The month of January has several events planned from Shop Talks to the UA Prose Series. The events are planned ...



Denton Record Chronicle

Verses and flow: Black film fest gets more depth through poetry slam
Denton Record Chronicle
For the Denton Black Film Festival, films about black lives and experiences make up the centerpiece of an event with a lot of programming. Before the weekend is up, the homegrown film fest will open an art exhibit that explores an early settlement of ...



The New Yorker

Joan Murray's Enduring Poetry of the Senses
The New Yorker
First, Murray's manuscript was pried, from her mother, by W. H. Auden, who wanted to publish it as his inaugural pick as judge of the Yale Series of Younger Poets, in 1947. The resulting book, “Poems,” received a few respectful notices but was soon ...



Globalnews.ca

Winnipeg poets hit grand slam with unique work
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Winnipeg poet Kier Mailan has been to the national event before, and has been a part of many slam performances, having done it since he was 12. “I was just writing poems and reciting it to myself very dramatically and passionately,” Mailan said. “I ...


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