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Poet Richard Blanco takes a virtual tour...

The Malibu Poet Laureate Poetry Studio has been hosting workshops for six years, and on February 11, they received a virtual tour from Richard Blanco, former President Barack Obama’s 5th Presidential Inaugural Poet. Blanco was introduced by Kathy Eldon, the founder of Creative Visions, visited Mr. Eric Carrier’s creative writing class at Malibu High School […]

Top 20 Jamaican Writers You Should Know

Jamaica has produced some of the most eloquent and relevant writers in the world. They encompass poets and playwrights to novelists, essayists and journalists. Here are 20 Jamaican writers everyone should know, in no particular order. 1. Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, known as Miss Lou, is the author of several books and worked on television on […]

Angelo State to Host 25th ASU Writers Co...

Naomi Shihab Nye will be the guest speaker this year. SAN ANGELO, Texas – Angelo State University announced that award-winning author and poet Naomi Shihab Nye will be the featured speaker at the 25th ASU Writers’ Conference honoring Elmer Kelton. The two-day conference is scheduled for March 3-4 on the ASU campus. Nye will give […]

Literary calendar for the week of Februa...

February 26 – New collections of poetry, a new novel and prison essays make up this week’s literary calendar: JOYCE SUTPHEN: The former Minnesota State Poet Laureate presents her new collection of poetry, ‘This Long Winter’, composed of poems reflecting on life in the rural world: reflections on hard work, aging and the ravages time. […]

Manchester City of Literature presents n...

(From left to right): Ali Al-Jamri, Anjum Malik, Jova Bagioli Reyes Submitted by Tom McGarva Manchester City Multilingual Poets’ inaugural team has been announced ahead of International Mother Language Day on February 21. Three poets have been appointed by Manchester City of Literature and its partners to produce a series of original works on behalf […]

not just Beyoncé’s favorite poet

London’s first Young Poet Laureate, Warsan Shire was catapulted into the limelight when her poetry was used in Beyoncé’s 2016 “visual album” film Lemonade. And now comes the 33-year-old’s long-awaited first book – it’s been promised since 2016 – Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head. As in its two previous booklets, […]

Lynn Buckle wins Barbellion Award; Iris...

Critics in The Irish Times this Saturday are Keith Duggan on Rob Davies’ Jackpot and Patrick Foster’s Might Bite; Mia Levitin on We Were Young by Niamh Campbell; Seán Hewitt on Best New Poetry; Wendy Erskine on How to Gut a Fish by Sheila Armstrong; Carol Ballantine on Mia Döring’s Any Girl; Paul Howard in […]

Our rich history: Outloud Festival comes...

By Raymond G. HebertThomas More University Part 32 of our series, “Retrospect and Vista II”: Thomas More College/University, 1971-2021 It was in the early 1990s that a community-minded retired journalist named Caden Blincoe was working as a volunteer and board member for the Northern Kentucky Literacy Council. His idea of ​​an “Outloud Festival”, at which […]

Poets head to Zoom

The Poetry Night Reading Series is proud to present San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin and Landon Smith at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, via Zoom: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/my/andyojones. Eisen-Martin is a poet, movement worker and educator from San Francisco. His latest program on extrajudicial executions of black people, “We Charge Genocide Again,” has been used […]

LGBTQ+ History Month 2022: Events and hi...

LGBT+ History Month began as a celebration of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) history in the United States of America in 1994. Although observed in October in North America and Australia, LGBT+ History Month has been the month of February in the UK since 2005, to coincide with the end of Section 28. It […]

Divine Diversions: Western Books – C&I M

Lose yourself in the pages of these western books recommended by the THIS crew. Here has THIS, we take reading seriously. Take a peek inside each office at our head office and you‘You’ll find a shelf (or two) lined with literary wonders. So putting together our favorite Western books for our January 2022 issue was […]

Walter McDonald Obituary (1934 – 2022) –

Walter Robert “Walt” McDonald, 2001 Texas Poet Laureate, died January 22, 2022 in Richardson, with faith in his Lord and Saviour. Born in 1934, in Lubbock, Walt was the youngest child of Charlie and Vera McDonald. In 1959 he married artist and Abilene graduate Christian Carol Ham, his charming and cheerful darling of his heart. […]

Sierra College to Host Online Sierra Wri...

Thursday-Saturday, February 10-12, Sierra College Press will host the 2022 Sierra Writers’ Conference, featuring science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson, author and publisher Nisi Shawl, Nevada County Poet Laureate Kirsten Casey and a group of writers whose presentations focus on various elements of story, writing, and community building. “In this time of profound societal change, […]

Healing the planet through moving music:...

Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath (Photo: Facebook) By Pallavi Nagesha braḥmapraṇava sandhānaṁ nādō jyotirmayaḥ śivaḥ| (Ṇādbindu Upaniṣat) (When we rejoice in the sounds of nature, music becomes salvation) Pallavi Nagesha When was the last time you heard nature sing? Trees, stars and blue hills are meaningless. Melodies float through the air to fill the hills and valleys. […]

Socialite Arts Organization Comes Home t...

San Antonio-based nonprofit Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) arts organization is known for its ongoing mission to build bridges between nations through music. However, racial tensions exacerbated by the 2020 Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd and the ensuing protests caused MBAW to turn his attention home, seeking to bridge the understanding gaps between […]

Damodar Mauzo, from the fight for life a...

Jan 09, 2022 | 06:00 HIST Damodar Mauzo, from the fight for life at the Jnanpith Prize Damodar Mauzo, a prolific writer whose work spans the literary spectrum from short stories to novels, novels, children’s stories, film scripts, biographies and newspaper columns, won the 2021-22 Jnanpith Prize. Xavier Cota, a close friend of Mauzo’s, explains […]

Top 10 Jamaican Arts & Entertainment New

Entertainment news in 2021 was dominated by music and musical artists, some early successes and the passing of music legends. Jamaican writers were hailed and honored with awards, sprint champion Usain Bolt began another career as a recording artist, and Khalia Hall became the new Miss World Jamaica. Jamaican artists were inducted into the New […]

Robert Gómez is the first Watsonville po

WATSONVILLE– For the first time ever, the town of Watsonville has its own Poet Laureate. Longtime resident Robert Gómez will work over the next two years to advance the literary arts throughout the Pajaro Valley. A Poet Laureate is appointed by a government or other institution to represent and engage in dialogue with their communities, […]

First Look: Discover “A New Day Lyric” b

Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images for BET Amanda Gorman published her poem Words of a new day Wednesday on Instagram. Words of a new day takes a hopeful look at the ways that being ‘withered’ and ‘beaten’ by 2021 has ‘tied’ us together in search of something ‘better’. The best-selling poet laureate performed the original […]

An interview with Rescue Poetix – The Go

Rescue Poetix (Susan Justinano) is Jersey City’s current Poet Laureate. She is a poet, oral artist and musician who has performed her heartfelt and introspective work at live events in the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. A Brief History of the Poet Laureates in Jersey CityA Poet Laureate is a position granted to a […]

Somerville poet laureate Lloyd Schwartz ...

Schwartz became Somerville’s third Poet Laureate in 2019. This two-year nomination is an honor that unites his talents as an educator and poet. Although the pandemic altered Schwartz’s literary plans for the city, he adapted with the support of a recent $ 50,000 grant from the Academy of American Poets. The in-person seminars he gave […]

Grace Nichols’ ‘Pioneer Voice’ Wins Quee

Guyanese poet Grace Nichols will receive the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry for her work, in particular her debut collection of poems I Is a Long-Memoried Woman, her prose and several books for young readers. Buckingham Palace announced on Friday that the Queen had approved the choice recommended by the Medal of Poetry Committee, chaired […]

How the editor of the Daily Telegraph in...

Few deserve more than Sir Edwin Arnold the Laurel as the most accomplished, but most neglected, mathematician of the Victorian era. Educator, author, poet and journalist – editor of the Daily Telegraph from 1873 to 1888 – Arnold spoke 19 languages, including Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit and Persian, and wrote books on education and a two-volume […]

An Ode for .. the First Sinister

First published on 14 NOV 2021 Updated on November 14, 2021 Victor Billot Dunedin writer Victor Billot is the author of The Sets, an acclaimed collection of poems published in 2020 by Otago University Press. Every Sunday, he composes weekly satirical Odes for Newsroom. Show more Reading room New Zealand poet laureate composes an ode […]