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Reaching For The Moon review: A moving tale of love and loss

See all stories on this topicThis biographical double portrait is framed by a poem, Elizabeth Bishop’s One Art, which begins “The art of losing isn’t hard to master”. The work has already had a cinematic outing – Cameron Diaz learns it by heart in the comedy In Her Shoes – but here, in a film with its author at its centre, the poem takes on a particular directness and poignancy..

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 Call for Caribbean literary submissions and artwork: The work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective. Besides the usual poetry, short fiction and essays, Volume 29 will highlight contradictions and ambiguities in the Caribbean s...
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 McCrory picks poet laureate without input, rankles poetry community: Poet laureate is a coveted position in North Carolina’s literary world. Fred Chappell and Sam Ragan are among the nationally known previous laureates, while outgoing Laureate Joseph Bathanti has pub...
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 Author of famous 'Wandering Falcon' dies : July 14, 2014,: ISLAMABAD – Jamil Ahmad, the author of an acclaimed collection of short stories about life in Pakistan's tribal areas, has died after a long illness, his family said on Monday..

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 Prophetstown honors Thoreau with Poetry Night: Poetry News: Prophetstown celebrates Thoreau with Poetry Night Prophetstown State Park will be holding its first Open Nature Poetry Night.

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 Roundhouse Poetry Slam to Return as Part of Summer Sessions, July-Aug 2014: Poetry News: The annual Roundhouse Poetry Slam returns for 2014, as part of Summer Sessions, offering young artists aged 16-25 from across the UK the chance to compete ...
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 Maryland author Richard Seldin will sign his book, "Pearls Beneath...: Poetry News: ... relationships can substantially improve. Kirkus Reviews has described the book as a "smart, unusual collection of poetry with honed, pleasant surprises." Poet Michaela Carter, has wr...
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 MA - Books & Poetry: Poetry News: Wilks Library: Book club meets every third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.; Will host a monthly writers' group on the first Thursday of every month from 6-7 p.m. All writers welcome, no ma...
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 McCrory appoints Fuquay-Varina's Valeria Macon as NC's new poet laureate: Poetry News: ... Joseph Bathanti in the 2-year position. Macon has lived in the state 35 years and has published several books of poetry, including Shelf Life, portrays the joys and the sorrows of li...
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 Timotheus Cea's First Book "SON Star Poems" is an Uplifting Collection...: Poetry News: New book, "SON Star Poems" from Page Publishing author Timotheus Cea, is a work of religious poetry that will buttress your faith and bring strength to your mind, body, and spirit.
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 PA- Youth poetry festival: Youth poetry festival: The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival kicks off tonight, bringing hundreds of young poets from across the nation to Philadelphia. It's the first time the...
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 Poetry & Spoken Word at Bell The Cat: Poetry News:

Former Belfast Poet Laureate Jacob Fricke will guest host the July edition of the bi-monthly open Poetry & Spoken Word Reading in Bell The Cat's performance space Friday evening, J...
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 20 years of poetry - a comparative study: Some years ago I listened to poet/academic Kgafela oa Magogodi as he recited his famous poem Varara from his no-holds-barred installment Thy Condom Come. I listened with intensity as he hammered in ev...
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 Moterwriter.com Reviews The Latest Hit Book - The Spirit Of A Sultan: Poetry News: ... the Sarwari Qadiri Sufi order and was known for his teachings on Sufism, Islam and the mysticism of Islam. His poetry is still sung today and has a staunch band of followers who ensu...
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 Flint's all-female poetry slam team goes to national competition: Poetry News:

They've been practicing for months, writing poetry from their own lives about things like family, abuse, mental illness, and love.



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 UK- Hero's daughter will pay poetic tribute to fallen soldiers: Ginalee Brownson will recite My Country - about life on the frontline - at a special service in Durham Cathedral during a weekend of commemorative events in the city..

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 Review: 'How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky,' by Lydia Netzer: Poetry News: ... With a title that reads like a line of verse, the novel's mesmerizing cadence is little surprise. There is a deeper poetry to Netzer's writing, as well. Words carry multiple meanings...
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 Fuquay-Varina woman named N.C. poet laureate: Poetry News: Macon has published two collections of poetry.."Shelf Life" in 2011 and "Sleeping Rough" in 2014, both of which have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize..

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 CT - Wallace Stevens Home Back On Market After Plans For Purchase, Museum Fall T: Poetry News: ... Financial Services Group . Stevens, who lived in house from 1932 until his death in 1955, won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and National Book Award. A few years ago, The Hartford Fri...
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 Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 271: Poetry News: Before we get to the prompt this week, a few things: first, don't forget to write a golden shovel for the latest WD Poetic Form Challenge ; second, Dressing Room Poetry Journal published ...
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 Pakistani Civil Servant Who Published Debut Novel At 79 Dies: •Pakistani writer Jamil Ahmad, who published his debut novel, The Wandering Falcon, when he was 79, has died "after a long illness," his publisher said. He was 83. Ahmad spent decades as a civil ser...
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 Nina Dobrev: Dissing Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed with Instagram Poem?: “I give / You take / I break / You fake PITY / I bleed / You dive in deep / Into my blood / Thick as syrup / Tell me / Are you a mosquito?” Dobrev posts.comments?

 a Poem about any town or village in Thurrock could land its writer a tidy 1,000.: A POEM about any town or village in Thurrock could land its writer a tidy £1,000. United Press’s local poem competition is in full swing again, in which anyone can have a go at writing about the...
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 "A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen,": Poetry News: ... a Canadian Broadcasting Corp. production focusing on his pre-music life as a rising star in the world of Canadian poetry. Most striking to those aware of the stage fright that threat...
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 'Friends of Frank' poetry reading at library on July 18: Poetry News:

Friday Night Dialogues at the Library and the Shelter Island Poetry Project will present "Friends of Frank: Frank O'Hara and the Poets of the New York School" on July 18 at 7 p.m. Once...
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 Writers to showcase their work at Rath Mor Hive Studio: "We will have readings of poetry, drama, fiction, and local history from some of the best authors around today. For lovers of writing and verse, this will be ...

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