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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'Drop By Drop': How Poetry Helped The US Military In Afghanistan
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SFGate

Poetry project aims to reach patients with dementia. - StarTribune.com
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Employees at 20 nursing homes in Wisconsin are receiving training to use poetry as a method of reaching residents with dementia.
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Bronx Times

Huntington Library Hosts Poetry Reading
Bronx Times
The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room hosted a free poetry reading featuring local authors on Saturday, July 7. The Huntington Free Library would like to thank Bronx poet and instructor John Maney, Jr.; the NYS Council on the Arts and Poets and ...



PBS NewsHour

How young writers are leading a poetry comeback
PBS NewsHour
Twenty-eight million American adults read poetry this year — the highest percentage of poetry readership in more than 15 years, according to a survey of arts participation conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau.



Dhaka Tribune

'Sanskarnama': Poetry for our times
Dhaka Tribune
Parts of one line have nonetheless stayed: "For poetry makes nothing happen: it survives/ In the valley of its making ..." Initially they came with a sense of grief whenever I felt that social and political injustice tilted its head and became the ...



Irish Examiner

Colin Sheridan: There's little poetry found in social media
Irish Examiner
Colin Sheridan: There's little poetry found in social media. Monday, July 16, 2018 - 06:37 AM. By Colin Sheridan. Through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder. - Patrick Kavanagh, Advent. I wonder what Patrick Kavanagh would have made of Twitter?



The Boston Globe

Henry Morgenthau III, 101, award-winning WGBH producer who turned to poetry
The Boston Globe
Publishing his first collection of poetry just before turning 100, Henry Morgenthau III offered a bracing perspective on both a century of living and a momentous day that lay ahead. In opening lines of one poem he wrote: I'm telling you my dear,. dying ...

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AZCentral.com

Poetry spot: 'the disappeared' by Mary Hope Lee
AZCentral.com
Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with two local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives. the disappeared. By Mary Hope Lee ... it is possible to be completely consumed by the desert. Pima County Arizona Chief Medical ...



National Catholic Register (blog)

Michelangelo's Hilarious Love Poetry
National Catholic Register (blog)
I'd never read any of them until I stumbled upon a collection translated by American poet and academic John Frederick Nims. In The Complete Poems of Michelangelo (The University of Chicago Press, 1998), Nims strove to avoid the stifled, pompous words ...



Waco Tribune-Herald

Passion for poetry: Local poets bring statewide conference to Waco
Waco Tribune-Herald
The conference, which requires a $25 registration fee for participation, will feature readings, talks on poetry, awards, a Thursday night reception with Texas Fine Artists members and open mic sessions Thursday and Friday. There's also “Poetry: A ...


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