All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Poetry’

Decorated Poet Maxine Kumin Dies

One for Life, One for Death”- Maxine Kumin It is with much regret that we relay the Associated Press’s report that Maxine Kumin, Pulitzer Prize winner and onetime poetry consultant to the Library of Congress has died at the age of 88. Born Maxine Winokur in Philadelphia, PA on June 6, 1925, Kumin was a committed writer and lover of …

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Seamus Heaney Death Mourned Across the World

Let us take a break from Miley and the Twerking and remember that life has more to offer than endless garbage. The beloved poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney died yesterday at the age of 74, in Dublin. The literary world is grieving at the sudden and surprising loss of an incredible poet who was said to have a gentle …

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New Breaking Bad Trailer Channels Famous Ozymandias Sonnet and the Inevitable Fall of Kings

AMC has just put out a new trailer for the upcoming season 5B of Breaking Bad, and it’s likely to give you chills. No new scenes, no hints at what’s to come – just Walter White calmly reciting Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1818 sonnet “Ozymandias” over sprawling shots of the Albuquerque desert. Oh yeah, and the hat – Walter White’s “shattered …

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Federico García Lorca Gets Google Homepage Doodle

Google’s homepage in Spain is currently showing a doodle honoring Spanish poet Federico García Lorca’s 115th birthday. García Lorca, executed by Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War, was known as a member of the Genration of ’27. In addition to poetry, he wrote a number of plays, a film script, and opera. His work also inspired a great deal …

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Technology vs Humanity [Video]

Poet Marshall Soulful Jones explores the difficulties we have introduced into our society by injecting technology into our relationships. People can claim sometimes thousands of “friends” on Facebook. But, how many of those people listed do you ever interact with in real life? How many would you want to interact with? What about family? Has our technological interface options ever …

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