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  • The First English Translation of ‘The Odyssey’ by a Woman Was Worth the Wait

    11/17/2017 7:49:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 16 | Madeline Miller
    Attempting a new translation of “The Odyssey” is like directing “Hamlet.” Much of your audience knows the work well, and they take their seats with entrenched expectations and the intonations of favorite performances reverberating in their heads. At the same time, though, you will have audience members who have never seen the play, for whom you provide the introduction to a giant of Western literature. And let us not forget those who are there under duress, dreading the upcoming hours of boredom. You must find a way to speak to all these disparate groups, sneaking past the defenses of the...
  • My "Thrice Happy Poetry" Kindle book will be free tomorrow, 15 Oct 2017 for one day

    10/14/2017 4:45:05 PM PDT · by mairdie · 28 replies
    Amazon Kindle ^ | December 2016 | Henry Livingston
    The Kindle edition of "Thrice Happy Poetry" will be free for one day - 15 Oct 2017 - starting about 3am E.S.T. 14 poems, mostly love and beautiful women, by Henry Livingston, author of Night Before Christmas, illustrated with 174 vintage postcards. Think a comic book of poetry.
  • Poetic Allegory -- "The Swamp"

    10/07/2017 11:35:33 PM PDT · by txnativegop · 20 replies
    8 October 2017 | txnativegop
    An area covered in still water The smell of stagnation will overwhelm Even the strongest of sweet fragrances Diversity of life easy to see It is a swamp its denizens harmful to all life save for native residents Its water riddled with bacteria Its bottom - vile, sticky trapping the lax Various denizens like mosquitoes and snakes will create disease, suffering that will spread to locales very distant unless decisive action is taken to check the contagion of the swamp Pesticides will control it for a short time But disease will very quickly return Teeming diversity hides great evil of...
  • Barack Obama makes Michelle blush with this surprise 25th wedding anniversary message (barf alert)

    10/03/2017 8:21:30 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | October 3, 2017 | Lisa Gutierrez
    Barack and Michelle Obama celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. That's the silver anniversary. But the former president put some pink in his wife's cheeks with a lovey-dovey public ode to his beloved. In the morning, the former first lady posted a photo of herself as a bride on her wedding day with her groom. "A quarter of a century later, you're still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know. I (heart) you," she wrote. Then the former president showed off some enviable husband skills when he surprised his wife during her appearance with TV...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, November and December, 2017

    09/30/2017 10:55:01 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 489 replies
    October 1, 2017 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
  • Communicating climate change through poetry

    09/29/2017 6:15:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Yale Climate Connections ^ | September 29, 2017 | By Bud Ward
    For many people, climate change can feel distant and abstract. San Diego poet Scott T. Starbuck hopes his poems can help change that. Starbuck: “I spend hours researching the science, and then I let my unconscious and intuition work in the metaphors and the images to try to carry that information to people in a way that will have meaning for them.” For example, he reads a short piece called “Punch Bowl Hike Meditation”: Starbuck: “For 30 years I’ve talked to myself about climate change/ but now most everyone is/ When you think that long you feel for Nina in...
  • See No Evil? Then it will take you by surprise.

    07/26/2017 7:57:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer, 2017 | Myron Magnet
    Incredibly, it wasn’t until I was 19 that I learned that there had been a Holocaust. My hyper-assimilated, New England Jewish family and friends looked only to the present and future. We focused on the polio vaccine that promised to banish the iron lungs that had been our childhood terror. We trusted in the United Nations, whose gleaming buildings my father took me to see when they were brand-new, and from which I came away with hopeful admiration—mixed, however, with a vague sense, which I couldn’t have put into words then, that perhaps an enterprise housed in architecture so grandiosely...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September, 2017

    07/01/2017 10:12:57 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 706 replies
    July 1, 2017 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Word for the Day - DOGGEREL

    06/02/2017 6:22:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 06-02-2017 | Red Badger
    WORD FOR THE DAY! ======================================================================== In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day........ DOGGEREL [daw-ger-uh l, dog-er-] adjective 1. comic or burlesque, and usually loose or irregular in measure. rude; crude; poor. noun 2. doggerel verse. Origin of doggerel: 1350-1400; Middle English; see dog, -rel; cf. dog Latin British Dictionary definitions for doggerel: noun...
  • 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...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June, 2017

    03/31/2017 10:37:13 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 846 replies
    April 1, 2017 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham;
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Sorry, That's Not Really Donald Trump's Inauguration Poem (One I posted earlier)

    01/17/2017 5:22:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 17, 2017 | Lylah Alphonse
    It's really something, though. Though it's been touted – and slammed – as the official inaugural poem of Donald Trump, there's no sign the heavily gilded and long-winded ode to a Scottish hero who saves the United States from tyranny was commissioned by the incoming Trump administration or slated to be read at the inauguration on Friday. "Pibroch of the Domhnall" describes the president-elect as a "braw gallant man" who "with purpose and strength ... came down from his tower / To snatch from a tyrant his ill-gotten power." It goes on to lavish praise on "the handsome Trump clan"...
  • 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...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February and March, 2017

    12/31/2016 9:19:58 PM PST · by JustAmy · 1,022 replies
    January 1, 2017 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham;
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Poem, "The Constitution"

    12/02/2016 5:35:17 PM PST · by Ellin Anderson · 6 replies
    December 2, 2016 | Ellin Anderson
    THE CONSTITUTION By Ellin Anderson The scroll that holds our liberty is frail, With nothing but the truth to fill its sail, Breathed by the brave in secret long ago, And then proclaimed as thunder to the foe. Its namesake is Old Ironsides, whose strength Took cannon volleys all along its length Of battle-worthy, seasoned oaken planks, Just as the foe now hammers at our flanks. As sturdy as whoever takes the helm, As solid as the people’s sacred realm, Oh ship of state, your sail a parchment scroll, Forever on the waves of freedom roll, And make the same...
  • 'Greatest living poet' Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize

    10/13/2016 12:16:57 PM PDT · by Hostage · 97 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 13, 2016 | Reuters
    Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award. The 75-year-old Dylan — who won the prize for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" — now finds himself in the company of Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann and Rudyard Kipling as Nobel laureates. The announcement was met with gasps in Stockholm's stately Royal Academy hall, followed — unusually — by some laughter. Dylan's songs, such as "Blowin'...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, November and December 2016

    10/01/2016 10:47:43 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 989 replies
    October 1, 2016 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham;
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • The Raging Pachyderm

    08/05/2016 6:29:03 AM PDT · by loran · 9 replies
    Prancing Pen ^ | Aug 5, 2016 | J. Randal Matheny
    The wild and raging Pachyderm Burned down the House, from roof to floor; Attacked the ravaged Town, in turn, Where reigned the foolish Mule before.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September 2016

    07/01/2016 7:00:35 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 770 replies
    July 1, 2016 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham;
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )