Poetry

April 25, 2018 - 9:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actresses Uma Thurman and Christine Lahti (LAH'-tee) were among the readers and Grammy winner Patty Griffin performed a new song during a poetry tribute in New York City. Presented by the Academy of American Poets, the 16th annual "Poetry & the Creative Mind" was held Wednesday...
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In this April 13, 2018 photo, Shaquille O'Neal poses for a picture in Los Angeles. The basketball icon-turned-TV personality is adding poetry to his resume as one of the stars of the new public television series “Poetry in America.” (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 20, 2018 - 4:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal called himself "The Big Baryshnikov" and "The Big Socrates" in his days in the NBA. Now he can add "The Big Shakespeare." The basketball Hall-of-Famer, TNT TV analyst, commercial pitchman and onetime rapper is putting poetry on his lengthy resume as part of a new...
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April 17, 2018 - 5:19 pm
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — Sam Hamill, a poet, translator and anti-war activist who as co-founder of Copper Canyon Press published works by Pablo Neruda, W.S. Merwin and many other celebrated poets, has died at age 74. Hamill died Saturday at his home in Anacortes, Washington, following a period...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2006 file photo, poet J.D. McClatchy discusses his English translation of Mozart's "The Magic Flute," at Lincoln Center in New York. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that McClatchy died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at his home in Manhattan. He was 72 and had been battling cancer. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
April 11, 2018 - 1:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. McClatchy, a revered and versatile man of letters praised as a poet, librettist, educator, editor and translator, died Tuesday night at his home in Manhattan. He was 72. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that McClatchy, known as "Sandy" to his friends, had been battling...
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March 21, 2018 - 8:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ten emerging writers, a mix of poets, dramatists and fiction and nonfiction authors, were the winners of this year's $50,000 Whiting Awards on Wednesday night. Nobel laureate Toni Morrison was scheduled to speak at the ceremony in Manhattan, but could not attend because of a...
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March 07, 2018 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lucie Brock-Broido, a prize-winning poet and educator, has died at age 61. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Wednesday that Brock-Broido died Tuesday at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The cause of death was not immediately provided. Brock-Broido was the author of four...
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Ursula Le Guin American author of novels, children's books, is seen in a Sept. 9, 2001 photo at home in Portland, Ore. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, according to a brief family statement posted to her verified Twitter account. She was 88. (Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 2:27 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. Le Guin died suddenly and peacefully Monday at her home in Portland, Oregon, after several weeks of health concerns,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony for a solar panel project on farmland he owns in his hometown of Plains, Ga. Carter is working on a book about his religious faith. Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, that Carter’s “Faith: A Journey for All” will tell of how religion has sustained him and what role it plays in society. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 17, 2018 - 9:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is working on a book about his religious faith. Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that Carter's "Faith: A Journey for All" will tell of how religion has sustained him and what role it plays in society. Carter, 93, said in a statement that he...
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December 10, 2017 - 6:40 am
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — For the first time in more than half a century, a series of Christmas cards and booklets that feature poems by Robert Frost, the poet known for his gritty images of rural New England life, are on display at Vermont's Middlebury College. Some of the poems were published for...
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Walter Skold, left, and gravestone carver Michael Updike discuss the design of Skold's future tombstone, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Newbury, Mass. Skold drew inspiration from his visits to the graves of more than 600 poets for his own tombstone to be carved by the son of novelist John Updike. The design represents a poignant and humorous mishmash inspired by the graves of poets including John Keats, Herman Melville, Elizabeth Frost and Frances Osgood. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
December 01, 2017 - 10:47 am
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America is preparing for the day he'll become a dead poet himself — by getting a tombstone. Walter Skold is drawing inspiration from his visits to the graves of more than 600 bards for his own tombstone to be carved by the son of...
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