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  • FREE Kindle "Night Before Christmas" by Henry Livingston. 1 Nov till midnite PT - 89 illos

    11/01/2017 11:12:48 AM PDT · by mairdie · 12 replies
    Bryant Gumbel 2000    Mac Jackson's Statistical Results 2016    People Magazine 2000    NY Times 2000    Mac Jackson came out last year with statistical proofs showing the unconscious characteristics of Henry Livingston are consistent with the poet of "Night Before Christmas." Moore's characteristics are statistically not a match. Mac's conclusion: Livingston, not Moore, wrote the poem.
  • Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies in Oklahoma

    04/01/2017 12:42:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | April 1, 2017 | Ken Miller
    Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose work focused on war atrocities and denounced anti-Semitism and tyrannical dictators, has died. He was 84... Yevtushenko gained notoriety in the former Soviet Union while in his 20s, with poetry denouncing Josef Stalin. He gained international acclaim as a young revolutionary with "Babi Yar," the unflinching 1961 poem that told of the slaughter of nearly 34,000 Jews by the Nazis and denounced the anti-Semitism that had spread throughout the Soviet Union... Until "Babi Yar" was published, the history of the massacre was shrouded in the fog of the Cold War...
  • Inaugural poem for Donald J. Trump revealed

    01/15/2017 5:00:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | January 16, 2017 | Diane King
    The Society of Classical Poets today published their poem for the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. Donald J. Trump. The poem draws on Trump’s noble Scottish roots and is written by New Mexican native and decorated poet Joseph Charles MacKenzie. The inspiration behind the poem is to touch on the classical poetry existing throughout American history, and the inauguration poem marks important moments in US political history. Traditionally, the poem began with President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in January, 1961, the inaugural poem and has, until now been a purely Democratic Party tradition. “ The Society’s...
  • Averse to Trump, America's poets fight back with words

    01/13/2017 4:58:29 AM PST · by Prov1322 · 84 replies
    ap ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | WILLIAM J. KOLE
    BOSTON (AP) — America's leading poets are averse to Donald Trump, and they're not about to go gentle into that good night. Poetry slams and other literary events are being organized nationwide in the run-up to the president-elect's Jan. 20 inauguration. Some, like this weekend's "Writers Resist" rallies in New York, Boston and 90 other U.S. cities, are overtly in protest. Others are merely an attempt to find a little solace and beauty in verse. "Our country was founded on brilliant writing," said Erin Belieu, an award-winning poet who runs the creative writing program at Florida State University. She hatched...
  • Pope Francis declares a new doctor of the Church (Catholic Caucus)

    02/23/2015 2:27:51 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | February 23, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    From Vatican Radio:  Pope Francis has declared Armenian poet and monk, Saint Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Universal Church.  Meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Cause of Saints on Saturday ahead of his departure for Aricca on Lenten retreat, the Pope confirmed the proposal put forward by the Plenary Session of the Congregation to confer the title of Doctor of the Universal Church on the 10th century saint.St. Gregory of Narek is widely revered as one of the greatest figures of medieval Armenian religious thought and literature. Born in the city of Narek in...
  • Amiri Baraka, activist poet and playwright, dies at 79

    01/09/2014 1:56:42 PM PST · by Borges · 32 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 1/9/2014 | Carolyn Kellogg
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American letters. He was born Everett LeRoi Jones on Oct. 7, 1934, in Newark, N.J. A gifted student, he graduated from high school two years early and went to college at New York University and Howard University. After serving in the Air Force for more than two years, Baraka -- then Jones -- was dishonorably discharged for reading communist texts.
  • Barack Obama’s 20 Most Impossibly Self-Absorbed Moments

    SOLIPSISM [sol-ip-siz-uhm] (noun): 1) Philosophy: the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist. 2) Extreme preoccupation with and indulgence of one’s feelings, desires, etc.; egoistic self-absorption. 3) Barack Obama. President Obama is undoubtedly many things to many people. Liberals see him as a genius, conservatives see him as a meddlesome dilettante. Liberals fawn over rhetorical skills, conservatives say the credit goes to his teleprompter. Liberals think he knows it all, conservatives think he’s a know-it-all. Fine. But if there’s an attribute central to Barack Hussein Obama which all objective, reasonable people should be able to...
  • Poet Gunned Down In N. Miami

    05/31/2011 8:01:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies · 10+ views ^ | May 29, 2011 6:51 PM
    The shooting happened just after 12:30 a.m. on the 900 block of NE 125th Street. According to police, someone drove up and the passenger got out of the car and shot Bell multiple times. North Miami Police said that multiple suspects were possibly seen leaving the scene in a dark colored vehicle with a spoiler on the rear, or a light colored car. “At this time, we don’t have a motive but we can tell you that nothing was taken. He had jewelry on him, money on him, his car keys, so we’re looking for why this happened,” said North...
  • Caption Obama hitting the campaign trail in Iowa

    04/28/2010 1:58:58 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 26 replies · 725+ views
    President Barack Obama smiles as he tours POET Biorefining in Macon, Mo., Wednesday, April 28, 2010.… US President Barack Obama, seen here addressing workers at the Siemens Energy Inc. facility in Fort Madison, Iowa, reached out Tuesday to Americans yet to feel the nascent economic recovery, firing up the Democratic campaign to avoid a drubbing in November's mid-term polls.
  • Al Gore reads his Global Warming poem to CNN Reporter

    12/10/2009 9:05:19 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 47 replies · 1,580+ views
    CNN ^ | 12-10-09
  • Vomit Alert: Katie Couric Recites ObamaCare Poem on Nightly News (video)

    11/24/2009 7:12:14 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 1,095+ views ^ | Nov. 23, 2009 | Zip
    And I thought her dancing was wretch-inducing....
  • Vin Skully...The World Series misses Him.

    11/01/2009 7:24:49 PM PST · by maclogo · 28 replies · 828+ views
    Baseball Almanac ^ | A lifetime | Vin Skully
    As I watch the World Series this year, I am reminded, once again, how I miss the poetic voice of VIN SKULLY. His lyrical narrative in describing the game was very inspiring and went far beyond the sport he was observing. A talented broadcaster with a Word Paintbrush. For those who remember, here are just a few more quotes he was known for. (Please click Link for a just a brief reminder of his talent).
  • Reflections of Life

    08/03/2009 7:05:32 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 334+ views ^ | 08/03/2009 | Sonny
    Beautiful flowers by the pulpit In such a magnificent array Bring back to me, old memories Of another time, of bygone days It was here that I first heard the word Preached so many different ways The once new varnished pulpit Now like me, weathered and aged It was here that I had first believed And here I accepted the Lord It was at this altar by the pulpit Where we prayed in one accord
  • Pashtun poet Rehman Baba’s mausoleum bombed [because women visited it]

    03/05/2009 5:51:01 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 7 replies · 412+ views
    Dawn ^ | 5 March, 2009 | Dawn
    PESHAWAR: Suspected militants blew up on Thursday the mausoleum of a 17th century poet revered in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, apparently because women visited the shrine. The ethnic Pashtun poet, Abdul Rehman, is commonly known as Rehman Baba, and is loved by Pashtuns for his mystical verse. People regularly go to his white, marble mausoleum on the outskirts of Peshawar to pay their respects but no one was hurt in the pre-dawn blast. 'The structure of the shrine has been badly damaged but there were no casualties,' said police officer Zar Noor. Militants had warned people to stop women visiting...
  • Why Obama chose Elizabeth Alexander for his inauguration (Lauding Vacuity)

    01/20/2009 12:42:49 PM PST · by raybbr · 22 replies · 1,020+ views
    Guardian, ^ | 18 December 2008 | Jay Parini
    The tradition that a president-elect should choose a poet for his inauguration goes back to JFK and Robert Frost. Frost stole the heart of a nation with his performance on an icy January afternoon in 1961, reciting his poem "The Gift Outright" from memory when he found he could not read the faint typescript of the poem he'd written for the occasion. I was a kid, watching the inauguration on television, and it was the first time I knew that it meant something to be a poet. Poets could inspire a nation, as Frost did. Since then, I've watched as...
  • Activists protest indictment of poet [Jordan]

    10/21/2008 9:36:40 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 2 replies · 284+ views
    Jordan Times ^ | 22 Oct 2008 | By Mohammad Ghazal
    AMMAN - The Jordanian Writers Association (JWA) strongly criticised on Tuesday the indictment of poet Islam Samhan for allegedly insulting Islam after incorporating verses from the Holy Koran into his love poetry. The writer was referred to the court by the Press and Publications Department (PPD) early this week for violating articles in the Press and Publications Law after he published his first poem collection “Grace Like a Shadow”. “The prosecutor general of a magistrate’s court in Amman charged Islam Samhan with insulting Islam and the Koran as well as violating the Press and Publications Law,” Zeina Karadsheh, his lawyer,...
  • Liberal Website, Bans Conservative Poet (Vanity)

    11/22/2007 2:54:07 AM PST · by Thomas Newton · 15 replies · 2,862+ views
    I wonder what happened to Thomas Newton, Conservative Poet? We haven't heard from him in a while. --Tarquin Farquart, Your post will not be visible until a moderator has approved it for posting. THE BASTIONS OF INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM Let the name of Moses be stricken from every book and tablet, stricken from every pylon and obelisk of Egypt. Let the named of Moses be unheard and unspoken, erased from the memory of man for all time. --Sethi, The Ten Commandments screenplay We have the power. We can block the printing Of every important sonnet that He writes, and...
  • Immigrant Simic to Be U.S. Poet Laureate

    08/03/2007 6:43:52 AM PDT · by Michael A. Velli · 160+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2007 | Holly Ramer
    CONCORD, N.H. — Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic, who learned English as a teenage immigrant, will be the new U.S. poet laureate, the Library of Congress announced Thursday. Simic, who lives in Strafford, will replace another New Hampshire poet, Donald Hall of Wilmot, the poet laureate program, which promotes poetry across the nation. "I'm overwhelmed," he said. Simic taught at the University of New Hampshire for 34 years before moving to emeritus status. He won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1990 for his book of prose poems, "The World Doesn't End." He also is an essayist, translator, editor and...
  • Can a Conservative Poet Survive Today’s Liberal Hegemony?

    05/19/2007 1:45:45 AM PDT · by Thomas Newton · 4 replies · 518+ views
    "Can a Conservative Poet Survive Today’s Liberal Hegemony?" --This thread was deleted from a prominent intellectual message board, so it must be a great conservative topic. With the recent takeover of Congress by the Democrats, the firing of Donald Rumsfeld, and the problems that Judith Regan is having; is it possible for a Conservative poet to survive in today’s Liberal-left world of poetry? Thomas Newton Conservative Poet
  • Behold the Catholic Man -- Joyce Kilmer, Catholic Poet-Patriot

    04/04/2007 10:40:20 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 7 replies · 585+ views
    Catholic Men's Quarterly ^ | Winter 2006 | John Covell
    Joyce Kilmer, a Catholic poet most widely renowned for the poem “Trees,” was very popular in the early 1900s. He was author of three books of poetry and editor of Dreams and Images, an anthology of then-modern Catholic poets of England and America. Trees was probably the most printed poem of its time, put to music, and memorized by more school children than any other. But that’s not important. What’s important is that Joyce was more than a poet—he was a Catholic poet . . . and, in fact, more than a Catholic poet—a unabashedly Catholic writer, interviewer, husband, father,...