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What is poetry? - The Hindu

What is poetry? - The Hindu | Human Writes | Scoop.it
What is poetry?
The Hindu
Little poetry is read and much less is written about it. So it comes as a rare interview to hear Adrienne Rich on what poetry is, should be.
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How a poem helped save a suicidal teen’s life

How a poem helped save a suicidal teen’s life | Human Writes | Scoop.it
"I saw killing myself would take me away before I even had the chance to make something of my life," she wrote.
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You never know how your words, your story, or your poem might help someone.

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Taiye Selasi: stop pigeonholing African writers - The Guardian

Taiye Selasi: stop pigeonholing African writers - The Guardian | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Why must writers from Africa always bear the burden of representing their continent? They should be granted artistic freedom, as other authors are
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Let America Be America Again | Academy of American Poets

Let America Be America Again | Academy of American Poets | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.
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Helen poet, 94, has new edition of poetry collection printed - Washington Times

Helen poet, 94, has new edition of poetry collection printed - Washington Times | Human Writes | Scoop.it
It was Mildred White’s first trip to the principal’s office. Mrs. McDonald had called the fourth-grader’s mother to tell her that Mildred had turned in a poetry assignment that she simply could not have written.
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Liberal Arts-Professional Divide Is an Illusion - Huffington Post

Liberal Arts-Professional Divide Is an Illusion - Huffington Post | Human Writes | Scoop.it
A decade ago I might have revealed my perception that there existed a strange and even dirty little secret within the liberal arts college sector -- that many national liberal arts colleges have offered robust "professional" programs, but that they...
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Why College Kids Are Avoiding the Study of Literature - Commentary Magazine

Why College Kids Are Avoiding the Study of Literature - Commentary Magazine | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Why College Kids Are Avoiding the Study of Literature
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Declining enrollments in literature courses. Her book is titled Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities.
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David Hackett Fischer Wins $100K Award for Military Writing - ABC News

David Hackett Fischer Wins $100K Award for Military Writing - ABC News | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Historian David Hackett Fischer has won a $100,000 award for military writing. Prize officials announced Tuesday that Fischer is this year's recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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Paris Review - The Art of Poetry No. 3, Robert Lowell

Paris Review - The Art of Poetry No. 3, Robert Lowell | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.
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The essence of literature - The Nation (blog)

The essence of literature - The Nation (blog) | Human Writes | Scoop.it
“Why do we study Literature?”
Whenever I put forth this question to the young minds of our upcoming generation, I am likely to get a response from them in the form of ‘drawing a blank’.
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Top 10 art holidays and creative writing retreats in the UK - The Guardian

Top 10 art holidays and creative writing retreats in the UK - The Guardian | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Getting away from it all on a writing retreat or art break offers an opportunity to combine a hobby with a holiday where it’s possible to learn new skills at beautiful and inspiring locations
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51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature | Human Writes | Scoop.it
"At the still point, there the dance is." —T. S. Eliot

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William Butler Yeats was a tough prophet for our times

William Butler Yeats was a tough prophet for our times | Human Writes | Scoop.it
W. B. Yeats at 150 somehow seems more alive than any other English-speaking poet of the last two centuries. He is no member of the Dead Poets’ Society; his pulse is stronger than that of many poets whose hearts are still beating.
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Preserving Innu Language Through Verse: A Chat With Poet Josephine Bacon - Indian Country Today Media Network

Preserving Innu Language Through Verse: A Chat With Poet Josephine Bacon - Indian Country Today Media Network | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Renowned Innu poet Josephine Bacon talks with ICTMN about language preservation and the new generation of poets.
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Understand Our Culture, or Lose It: Innu Poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine on ... - Indian Country Today Media Network

Understand Our Culture, or Lose It: Innu Poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine on ... - Indian Country Today Media Network | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Young Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, born in 1991, has burst onto the literary scene; she chatted with ICTMN in May.
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Contests showcase computer-generated literature, poetry, music sets - Globalnews.ca

Contests showcase computer-generated literature, poetry, music sets - Globalnews.ca | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out.
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Barry Blackmon - American Graduate Champion

Barry Blackmon, II, sixth grade gifted English and Language Arts teacher from The B.E.S.T. Academy at Benjamin S. Carson Middle School, was named Atlanta ...
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Writer Tess Gerritsen drops ‘Gravity’ lawsuit

Writer Tess Gerritsen drops ‘Gravity’ lawsuit | Human Writes | Scoop.it
CAMDEN, Maine — Best-selling Maine writer Tess Gerritsen is dropping her $10 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. over the studio’s Oscar-winning 2013 movie “Gravity.” Gerritsen of Camden wrote on her blog Monday that she made the decision after the court ruled twice that Warner Bros. “need not honor and is [...]
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The Frost Place Inspires Present-day Poets - Seven Days

The Frost Place Inspires Present-day Poets - Seven Days | Human Writes | Scoop.it
A hundred years ago, a relatively unknown poet named Robert Frost bought a farm in Franconia, N.H., and settled in with his wife and four...
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Adria Amos: Bluegrass woman renews her passion for writing with help from ... - Knoxville News Sentinel

Adria Amos: Bluegrass woman renews her passion for writing with help from ... - Knoxville News Sentinel | Human Writes | Scoop.it
West Knoxville woman is honing her writing craft with help from others.
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Percy Bysshe Shelley: Separating the Art from the Artist

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Separating the Art from the Artist | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The scandalous life of 19th century Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley rivals that of the most shocking celebrities of our modern age.  For him, art was all – even if the pursuit of that art meant ...
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The Middle of Things: Advice for Young Writers - The New Yorker

The Middle of Things: Advice for Young Writers - The New Yorker | Human Writes | Scoop.it
As you age, you’ll notice that time is the weirdest thing in the world, that surprises are relentless, and that getting older is not a stroll but an ambush.
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US poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera: 'Poetry is one of the most beautiful ways of participating'

US poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera: 'Poetry is one of the most beautiful ways of participating' | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The newly appointed poet laureate of the US talks about his upbringing as a campesinos in California, the role of poetry in political life, and Allen Ginsberg
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Juan Felipe Herrera to become United States’ first Latino poet laureate

Juan Felipe Herrera to become United States’ first Latino poet laureate | Human Writes | Scoop.it
‘I’m here for everyone and from everyone. My voice is made by everyone’s voices,’ says Herrera, who was born in California to parents from Mexico
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