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Why is modern poetry so bad? - Washington Post

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Why is modern poetry so bad?
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A 6,000-word jeremiad about the pathetic state of contemporary poetry appears in the July issue of Harper's magazine, which hits bookstores Friday.
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Poetry and Privacy by John Redmond – review - The Guardian

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Poetry and Privacy by John Redmond – review
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The public life of poetry today means different things to different people.
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'Water Books' addresses poet's dual life - Martinsburg Journal

'Water Books' addresses poet's dual life
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Judith Vollmer's fourth collection of poetry, "The Water Books," is a notable achievement which engages the reader with its many-faceted depiction of human experience.
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The school dropout who became the father of Swahili literature - Daily Nation

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The school dropout who became the father of Swahili literature
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Yet Sheikh Shaaban Bin Robert was a humble primary school dropout, who worked his way to the high table of Swahili literature and culture.
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Why You Should Be Offended By The Pirating of Photoshop ...

Eric Fialkowski. Thank you for writing this. I get tired of seeing photographers complain about their work getting stolen or being asked to work for free but then it turns out they are pirating Photoshop or even the whole suite of ...
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Inside the Collapsing Media Empire of Deceased GOP Sleaze-Peddler Andrew Breitbart

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

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Poetry by War Veterans to Debut in Teaneck
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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.
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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...
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The new book group? Women form 'Lean In' circles - Wall Street Journal

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The new book group? Women form 'Lean In' circles
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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.
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Liberal arts provide firm foundation - Columbus Dispatch

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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)...
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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. 

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

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Love James Joyce? This creative writing contest is for you
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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.
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Poetry slam links modern verse to oral traditions - The National

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Poetry slam links modern verse to oral traditions
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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.
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Kuwaiti writer Saud al-Sanaussi wins Arab Booker for migrant worker novel - Raw Story

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Kuwaiti writer Saud al-Sanaussi wins Arab Booker for migrant worker novel
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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.
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Why Is Contemporary American Poetry So Good? - Huffington Post

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Why Is Contemporary American Poetry So Good?
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{NB: Below is my response, as a poet, to an article published earlier today in the Washington Post entitled "Why Is Modern Poetry So Bad?
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Shun Li and the Poet – review - The Guardian

Telegraph.co.uk Shun Li and the Poet – review The Guardian Then she comes into contact with Bepi, sympathetically played by the Croatian-born star Rade Serbedzija: an old fisherman who comes into the bar most days and appears to have no great hopes...
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The Dream Employers For Liberal Arts Students - Forbes

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The Dream Employers For Liberal Arts Students
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Universum recently culled its data to find the 100 most attractive employers by asking 17,764 undergraduates in the U.S.
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Non-fiction literature fest draws diverse crowd - Hindustan Times

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Non-fiction literature fest draws diverse crowd
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Non-fiction literature fest draws diverse crowd. Aarefa Johari , Hindustan Times Mumbai, June 22, 2013. First Published: 02:49 IST(22/6/2013) | Last Updated: 02:51 IST(22/6/2013).

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The world needs more love & less bullets. Join the Ignite movement & continue the peaceful revolution into 2013!

The world needs more love & less bullets. Join the Ignite movement & continue the peaceful revolution into 2013! | Human Writes | Scoop.it
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Henry James Predicted TMZ

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This article is excerpted from the introduction to Melville House’s new edition of Henry James’ novel The Reverberator.
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Sylvia Plath's Poetry Becomes Experimental Cinema in 1991 Film ...

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httpv://vimeo.com/59413160 Dying Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. These three terse lines---with their offhandedly morbid.
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Complex art of interpreting literature - The Korea Herald

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Complex art of interpreting literature
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In a comment on the art of reviewing and interpreting literary works, the English writer G.K.
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S.E. Cupp Tries Unsuccessfully to Get Salon Writer to Admit It Was ...

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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 ...
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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"

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

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A library of cross-disciplinary interestingness and combinatorial creativity.
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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
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Robert Redford: Great Britain 'Has Better Support for Arts' Than the U.S.
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Crimean Tatars: Publication Of Crimean Tatar Literature Book - UNPO

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Presentation of the book “Library of the Crimean Tatar literature”.
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