Human Writes
Follow
Find
1.4K views | +0 today
Human Writes
Language Arts as the Human Politic
Curated by DrSophi
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Inside the Collapsing Media Empire of Deceased GOP Sleaze-Peddler Andrew Breitbart

Inside the Collapsing Media Empire of Deceased GOP Sleaze-Peddler Andrew Breitbart | Human Writes | Scoop.it
In the year after Breitbart's death, his heirs have produced a string of grotesque episodes that have embarrassed even their own impossible-to-shame allies on the right.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Poetry by War Veterans to Debut in Teaneck - Patch.com

Poetry by War Veterans to Debut in Teaneck - Patch.com | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Poetry by War Veterans to Debut in Teaneck
Patch.com
The play will present a collection of original poetry and artwork in a performance exploring military experiences ranging from recruitment to homecoming, according to a news release.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Creative writing: out of the garret, into the classroom and workplace - EducationGuardian.co.uk (blog)

Creative writing: out of the garret, into the classroom and workplace - EducationGuardian.co.uk (blog) | Human Writes | Scoop.it
EducationGuardian.co.uk (blog) Creative writing: out of the garret, into the classroom and workplace EducationGuardian.co.uk (blog) Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was written in response to a group challenge to produce a short horror story, and many...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

The new book group? Women form 'Lean In' circles - Wall Street Journal

The new book group? Women form 'Lean In' circles - Wall Street Journal | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The new book group? Women form 'Lean In' circles
Wall Street Journal
NEW YORK — "Remember — you are your own brand," business coach Franne McNeal was telling some 100 women crowded into a downtown Manhattan office lounge one evening last week.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Liberal arts provide firm foundation - Columbus Dispatch

Liberal arts provide firm foundation - Columbus Dispatch | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Liberal arts provide firm foundation Columbus Dispatch I am concerned that, according to the Monday Dispatch article “Major debate,” “rising costs reignite questions about the value of a liberal-arts education,” and “governors in three states (are)...
DrSophi's insight:

The "value" of a liberal education can't be measured in money earned over a lifetime. It isn't about jobs or the state of the state. It IS about critical thinking, moral and ethical decision making, the worth of a human being beyond what the human being "consumes" or manufactures. The possibilities of independent thought and decision making could, in fact, lead to the downfall of corporate thinking and the aims of the STATE. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Love James Joyce? This creative writing contest is for you - Syracuse.com

Love James Joyce? This creative writing contest is for you - Syracuse.com | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Love James Joyce? This creative writing contest is for you
Syracuse.com
John Mannion (left) and his wife, Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner, do a reading in 2010 at the annual Bloomsday celebrations held each June to honor author James Joyce.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Poetry slam links modern verse to oral traditions - The National

Poetry slam links modern verse to oral traditions - The National | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The National
Poetry slam links modern verse to oral traditions
The National
Although ADIBF is chiefly a trade event, Marianne Kennedy, the event's cultural programme manager, says live poetry is entirely in keeping with the overall literary theme.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Kuwaiti writer Saud al-Sanaussi wins Arab Booker for migrant worker novel - Raw Story

Kuwaiti writer Saud al-Sanaussi wins Arab Booker for migrant worker novel - Raw Story | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Raw Story
Kuwaiti writer Saud al-Sanaussi wins Arab Booker for migrant worker novel
Raw Story
Kuwaiti writer Saud al-Sanaussi has won the Arab version of the Man Booker Prize for a novel focusing on the situation of migrant workers in the Gulf.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

National Poetry Month: “A Thousand Paper Cranes” inspires writing ...

On this last full week of April, we continue our National Poetry Month celebration with some student poems inspired by Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and the classroom project centered around the book.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Marge Piercy poetry reading in Brewster - Wicked Local

Marge Piercy poetry reading in Brewster - Wicked Local | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Marge Piercy poetry reading in Brewster
Wicked Local
For the second year in a row, Marge Piercy will perform a reading of her poetry at the Brewster Meeting House during April, National Poetry Month.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Upcoming San Diego nonprofit uses literature as a way to fight racism and ... - LGBT Weekly

Upcoming San Diego nonprofit uses literature as a way to fight racism and ... - LGBT Weekly | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Upcoming San Diego nonprofit uses literature as a way to fight racism and ...
LGBT Weekly
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Multicultural LGBT Literary Foundation is a new organization that was started in November 2012.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Discovering the power of poetry firsthand - phillyBurbs.com (blog)

Discovering the power of poetry firsthand - phillyBurbs.com (blog) | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Crosscut
Discovering the power of poetry firsthand
phillyBurbs.com (blog)
Editor's note: Meghan was named the 2013 Bucks County High School Poet of the Year by the Bucks County Poet Laureate Program administered by Bucks County Community College.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Kirby Scudder: Kevin Devaney brings new performance poetry scene to Santa ... - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Kirby Scudder: Kevin Devaney brings new performance poetry scene to Santa ... - Santa Cruz Sentinel | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Kirby Scudder: Kevin Devaney brings new performance poetry scene to Santa ...
Santa Cruz Sentinel
A poetry slam is a competition at which poets recite original works, focusing on performance as much as poetry.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Henry James Predicted TMZ

Henry James Predicted TMZ | Human Writes | Scoop.it
This article is excerpted from the introduction to Melville House’s new edition of Henry James’ novel The Reverberator.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Sylvia Plath's Poetry Becomes Experimental Cinema in 1991 Film ...

Sylvia Plath's Poetry Becomes Experimental Cinema in 1991 Film ... | Human Writes | Scoop.it
httpv://vimeo.com/59413160 Dying Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. These three terse lines---with their offhandedly morbid.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Complex art of interpreting literature - The Korea Herald

Complex art of interpreting literature - The Korea Herald | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Complex art of interpreting literature
The Korea Herald
In a comment on the art of reviewing and interpreting literary works, the English writer G.K.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

S.E. Cupp Tries Unsuccessfully to Get Salon Writer to Admit It Was ...

S.E. Cupp Tries Unsuccessfully to Get Salon Writer to Admit It Was ... | Human Writes | Scoop.it
During her other gig on MSNBC's "The Cycle," TheBlaze's S.E. Cupp on Wednesday attempted to get Salon writer Joan Walsh to admit that it was wrong for some in the liberal media to hope the Boston bombers were "white ...
DrSophi's insight:

We don't want to believe these days that a person is capable of independent thought and action. And we like to believe the facile thing - radical Islam. But the truth is - hardened thought that raises an Idea above the value of a human being will always be threatening.   Ideas have interchangeable vocabulary .... White Supremacy, the True Believer, Radical Islam .... Ironically, ideas can also sound like Human Rights, ProLife, Women's Rights.  It's a wise mind that can weigh the idea against the humanity, the mind against the heart, Righteousness against forgivemess .... Above all there is life.  To quote the poet: "Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes"

more...
DrSophi's curator insight, April 25, 2013 10:32 AM
We don't want to believe these days that a person is capable of independent thought and action. And we like to believe the facile thing - radical Islam. But the truth is - hardened thought that raises an Idea above the value of a human being will always be threatening.   Ideas have interchangeable vocabulary .... White Supremacy, the True Believer, Radical Islam .... Ironically, ideas can also sound like Human Rights, ProLife, Women's Rights.  It's a wise mind that can weigh the idea against the humanity, the mind against the heart, Righteousness against forgivemess .... Above all there is life.  To quote the poet: "Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes"
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

William Wordsworth on Pleasure as the Shared Heart of Poetry and ...

William Wordsworth on Pleasure as the Shared Heart of Poetry and ... | Human Writes | Scoop.it
A library of cross-disciplinary interestingness and combinatorial creativity.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Robert Redford: Great Britain 'Has Better Support for Arts' Than the U.S. - Hollywood Reporter

Robert Redford: Great Britain 'Has Better Support for Arts' Than the U.S. - Hollywood Reporter | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Hollywood Reporter
Robert Redford: Great Britain 'Has Better Support for Arts' Than the U.S.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Crimean Tatars: Publication Of Crimean Tatar Literature Book - UNPO

Crimean Tatars: Publication Of Crimean Tatar Literature Book - UNPO | Human Writes | Scoop.it
UNPO
Crimean Tatars: Publication Of Crimean Tatar Literature Book
UNPO
Presentation of the book “Library of the Crimean Tatar literature”.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Poet Maya Angelou Recovering After Hospitalization - BET

Poet Maya Angelou Recovering After Hospitalization - BET | Human Writes | Scoop.it
BET
Poet Maya Angelou Recovering After Hospitalization
BET
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — One of Maya Angelou's doctors says the poet and author is recovering at her North Carolina home following a brief hospitalization.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Don't Bore Your Audience with Your Writing - TIME

Don't Bore Your Audience with Your Writing - TIME | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Don't Bore Your Audience with Your Writing
TIME
You may have been taught to avoid phrases like “can't” and “that's,” but they counteract stuffiness, a major cause of poor writing. Avoid passive voice.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Youth poetry event 'Louder Than a Bomb' - Greensboro News & Record

Youth poetry event 'Louder Than a Bomb' - Greensboro News & Record | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Youth poetry event 'Louder Than a Bomb'
Greensboro News & Record
Local festival organizer Kelly Rae (whose given name is Khalisa Rae Williams), 26, is co-founder of Greensboro's Poet.she Female Performing Arts and Spoken Word.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

Book City: Hugo House's Tree Swenson on how to read poetry - Crosscut

Book City: Hugo House's Tree Swenson on how to read poetry - Crosscut | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Crosscut
Book City: Hugo House's Tree Swenson on how to read poetry
Crosscut
Tree Swenson is the executive director at Hugo House. Her background and love is poetry.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrSophi
Scoop.it!

'Prairie Home Companion' host to honor influential poet in Logan - Salt Lake Tribune

'Prairie Home Companion' host to honor influential poet in Logan - Salt Lake Tribune | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The New York Review of Books (blog) 'Prairie Home Companion' host to honor influential poet in Logan Salt Lake Tribune Poet May Swenson created her greatest work outside her home state of Utah, but she was infused with a spirit of exploration and...
more...
No comment yet.