Poetry

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2012 file photo, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum and his wife Princess Haya of Jordan walk towards the paddock on the second day of Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, England. A legal battle between the powerful, poetry-writing ruler of Dubai and his wealthy estranged wife is leading toward a showdown in a London courtroom later this month. The family division court case scheduled on July 30 pits Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum against Princess Haya, daughter of the late King Hussain of Jordan and an accomplished Olympic equestrian on friendly terms with horse aficionado Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
July 04, 2019 - 9:12 am
LONDON (AP) — A legal battle between the powerful, poetry-writing ruler of Dubai and his wealthy estranged wife is leading toward a showdown in a London courtroom later this month. The family division court case scheduled on July 30 pits Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum against Princess Haya,...
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In this undated photo made available on Friday, May 10, 2019, poet Simon Armitage poses for a photo, In London. Armitage has been named the U.K.’s new Poet Laureate, succeeding Carol Ann Duffy in the 10-year post. Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment, Britain’s highest literary honor. It is up to the poet to decide whether or not to produce poetry for national and royal occasions. Armitage, a professor of poetry at the University of Leeds, has published 28 collections of poetry and his work is studied by schoolchildren as part of the national curriculum. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
May 11, 2019 - 6:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Simon Armitage has been named the U.K.'s new Poet Laureate, succeeding Carol Ann Duffy in the 10-year post. Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment, Britain's highest literary honor. It dates back to the 17th century, and previous laureates have included John Dryden, William...
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May 07, 2019 - 7:54 am
Marilyn Nelson is receiving a $100,000 lifetime achievement award from the Poetry Foundation, which also is honoring Naomi Shihab Nye and Terrance Hayes. The Chicago-based foundation announced Tuesday that Nelson has won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Nelson is a three-time National Book Award...
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FILE - This Nov. 18, 2017 file photo shows author Roxane Gay at the 2017 Vulture Festival Los Angeles in Los Angeles. Gay and the online publishing platform Medium have launched Gay Magazine, dedicated to diverse, “intelligently provocative work” and a culture of respect for both readers and writers. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 03, 2019 - 3:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Author Roxane Gay and the online publishing platform Medium have launched Gay Magazine, dedicated to diverse, "intelligently provocative work" and a culture of respect for both readers and writers. The first edition, posted earlier this week , includes essays by Grace Lavery and...
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In this Nov. 11, 2015 photo, Frank Sherlock, the then-poet laurel of Philadelphia, poses outside Dirty Franks, a bar in Philadelphia where he worked as a bouncer. Sherlock, who focused on bringing poetry to neighborhoods and the city’s young people, has been outed as a former white nationalist. He was appointed to the year-long post in 2014 during the administration of Mayor Michael Nutter, who is black. In the late 1980s, Sherlock was a 19-year-old skinhead and vocalist for a white nationalist punk band called New Glory. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's second poet laureate, who focused on taking poetry to neighborhoods and the city's young people, has been outed as a former white nationalist. In the late 1980s, Frank Sherlock was a 19-year-old skinhead and vocalist for a white nationalist punk band called New...
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April 25, 2019 - 10:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Poet Joy Harjo has won a $65,000 prize for writers deemed worthy of greater recognition. Poets & Writers announced Thursday that Harjo had received the Jackson Prize, an honor that previously has been given to Claudia Rankine, Henri Cole and Elizabeth Alexander, among others...
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Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveils the name of new era “Reiwa” at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo, Monday, April 1, 2019. Japan says next emperor Naruhito’s era name is Reiwa, effective May 1 when he takes the throne from his father.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
April 01, 2019 - 7:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — The era of Japan's next emperor, which begins May 1, will be named "Reiwa," connoting pursuit of harmony, the government said Monday after selecting the phrase from ancient Japanese poetry instead of Chinese classics as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promotes national pride. The current "...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, poet W.S. Merwin speaks to the Hawaii Conservation Conference in Honolulu. Merwin, a prolific and versatile master of modern poetry who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, died on Friday, March 15, 2019 at his home in Hawaii. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed more than 20 books and ranked high in the pantheon for decades, from early works inspired by myths and legends to late meditations on age and time. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
March 15, 2019 - 7:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile poetry master who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, died Friday. He was 91. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed...
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In this Feb. 4, 2019 photo, diabetes patient Aminta Villamizar lies on her bed next to a statue of Dr. Jose Greogrio Hernandez, a 19th century Venezuelan doctor who treated the poor and is revered throughout the country as a saint, in Caracas, Venezuela. “I was a person who worked my entire life, but this sickness destroyed me,” she said, complaining of joint pain and blurry vision. “If we don’t receive help, we’ll have to resign ourselves to God’s will.” (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 07, 2019 - 8:55 am
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can't come soon enough. She's watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over...
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In this Feb. 4, 2019 photo, Anahis Alvarado, 32, poses for a portrait during an interview in Caracas, Venezuela. Alvarado’s battle with a failing kidney has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis. Over the past few years, she’s watched as five fellow patients in her thrice a week dialysis group have died due to inadequate care. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 06, 2019 - 7:01 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can't come soon enough. She's watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over...
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