Mondoweiss
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The latter lent the train to the center as a contribution to encourage children to learn and read.” Fares said, “The knowledge train took off on March 15 and will maintain its activities for a month and a half. The initiative is set to end on April 30. This annual activity is organized by Shorouq wa Amal Center. We sought a rare and unfamiliar way to attract children to read, and this is how the idea of the train emerged. Children really warmed up to it. The train targets around 200 children per day whose ages range between 6 and 12 and who are eager to learn new things ... “The train offers many activities; it includes more than 150 storybooks as well as plays that talk about the childhood of Palestinian authors such as Mahmoud Shukair, Ghassan Kanafani and poet Jabra Ibrahim Jabra. So the children are introduced to the most influential authors and poets in the Palestinian territories,” he noted.
Library of Congress
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This event will have all the love I can bring to it, and all the appreciations that have been given to me during these last two years; I hope to give back. Herrera is the author of 30 books of poetry, novels for young adults and collections for children. He has been one of the most active poets laureate in the history of the position, with two first-term projects and three second-term projects. This past September, Herrera launched an online initiative, The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon, a bilingual illustrated poem created by Herrera and artist Juana Medina. Presented at Read.gov , the poem features contributions by second- and third-grade students and their teachers and librarians from across the country. Continuing his work with students, Herrera and the Library of Congress collaborated throughout the 201617 school year with the Poetry Foundation in Chicago and the Chicago Public Schools on a program titled Wordstreet Champions and Brave Builders of the Dream in which Herrera worked with high school English teachers to develop new exercises and strategies for teaching poetry.
Washington Free Beacon
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This would be a false if understandable conclusion. If On Liberty," with its turgid abstractions and unreal historical personages floating like bloodless stage ghosts across the theater of his imagination, is, in strictly quantitative terms, not unrepresentative of Shelley, it does not weaken the achievement of his strongest poems. The truth about Shelley is that his weaknesses and strengths are of a piece. He is the most adolescent-like of English poets, and his mind, like that of all adolescents, however precocious, was still essentially childish. Like the adolescent that he was he never ceased to remind anyone, least of all his readers, that he was an atheist, and he seems to have earnestly believed that Christ was a kind of minor Stoic philosopher. His facile republicanism and Godwinian antinomianism, especially in the prose, are all but overwhelming.
Derby Telegraph
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While the Holbrook Community Society start the big job of bringing the long-closed Spotted Cow back to life, it's worth a reminder that Holbrook is already blessed with two cracking pubs. Holbrook being the spread-out village that it is, both the Dead Poets Inn and the Wheel are a good stride away from the Spotted, sitting a matter of 100 yards or so apart on Chapel Street. Both are superb.Beerhunter Colston Crawford takes a look at them here:The Dead Poets InnThese days, it's quite unusual for...
The Northern Echo
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SEVERAL of the country's best poets have been lined up to appear at a festival next month.
Deadline
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The Iran Project
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IRNAPresident Hassan Rouhani arrived in Shiraz, Fars province, on Wednesday evening to participate in a commemoration ceremony for Saadi Shirazi and to open several developmental projects. The president is in Shiraz to take part in Saadi commemoration Day and also to inaugurate many developmental projects, including a hospital, a stadium, an addicts revitalization center, many libraries, numerous medical centers, and several industrial and agricultural projects. He also launches construction of sveral projects and plans. His retinue consists of some ministers and cabinet members. Abu-Mohammad Muslih al-Din Shirazi, usually known by his pen-name as Saadi is one of the most prominent and greatest poets of the medieval period. He is not only famous in Persian-speaking countries, but has also been quoted in western sources. Saadi is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts.
The Washington Times - Football
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ANALYSIS/OPINION A Seattle Seahawks defensive end, No. 72, was surrounded by a small gathering at Busboys Poets on 14th Street last week. His size made him stand out in the theater room, a few minutes before the doors opened and 200 folks piled in for Silenced No More: ...
Al Jazeera
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The Event Chronicle
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Sort of like love, which is a sublime experience and occurs in many forms; poets and song writers proclaim its virtues and sorrows, yet, no matter how fine the words, they are only an approximation. Typical definitions include phrases such as: spiritual means of the spirit. This type of definition: defines itself using the same word, yet, surprisingly is reasonably accurate. Spiritual does mean of the spirit. For the spiritual traveler, the soul is comprised of a spiritual energy fabric; this spiritual energy fabric is the source of life and powers our body, 5 senses, emotions and consciousness. To the soul, there is a higher and lower aspect which corresponds to different parts of our functioning (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual); to further complicate, in some discussions soul/spirit are used interchangeably. The goal of spiritual paths, or being spiritual, is to add a measure of conscious spiritual awareness to the traveler’s individual life and day; this knowledge or awareness serves as an enriching, enabling element, so the traveler can complete daily & higher functions.
The Iran Project
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The Sun Daily
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For example if there were no laws, society would became very corrupted and most humans would use their natural animal instincts to survive like the cave men did. The holocaust is an example in history where humans were known to become savages. In this dim background, would John Donne (1572-1631) and his quest for love be a misfit or would it be therapeutic? I opt to think that the latter is true and critically needed. "Love" as proposed by Donne is a supreme experience. Perhaps this is what the world is lacking; love, care and compassion for their fellow beings. As a brief background, Donne was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. Donne is credited with the honour of being the poet who broke traditions prevalent at his time but his themes remain traditional, with renewed attitude towards love and religion.
Library of Congress
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RT YouTube
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Mondoweiss
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Cotswold Journal
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THE first ever Stourbridge Literary Festival is set celebrate the written word throughout a number of events this month.
The Herald
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IT was a meeting between the greatest poets of the First World War which had entered literary legend even though the exact location was shrouded in mystery
Western Morning News
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An art exhibition with a twist has been launched at the CreaTIV Hub on Fore Street.The TRIOS Exhibition Tour is a different take on an art exhibit, with all the art being done in teams of three. Created as an artistic form of Chinese whispers, the way the trios are created is that based on a photograph, the second artist writes a poem, and then the third and final artist creates a painting based on the poem but without ever seeing the original photograph.Each art trio is sold as a single unit...
TIME - Top Stories
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Russian poet, short story writer, and translator Bella Akhmadulina was honored with a Google Doodle tribute on what would have been her 80th birthday. Born in Moscow on April 10, 1937, Akhmadulina was a star of the Russian New Wave literary movement that emerged in the 1960s and was considered one of the era's greatest poets by her contemporaries. The recipient of a panoply of prestigious awards such as the Pushkin Prize and USSR State Prize, Akhmadulina frequently recited her work to packed auditoriums and stadiums at home and abroad. Outside of the USSR, she achieved fame during the period of relaxed censorship controls known as the Khrushchev Thaw. Although her writing was apolitical, Akhmadulina was often critical of the Soviet authorities and spoke out for other writers and dissidents such as Nobel laureates Boris Pasternak and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
NPR
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It embodies the belief that anyone can take the stage and interpret one of the most accessible art forms and "reveal poetry as a living art." (Image credit: Courtesy of Nuyorican Poets Cafe)
Library of Congress
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This 1865 portrait of the Brooklyn Atlanticsis considered an early prototype for baseball cards. Baseball has the snap, go, fling, of the American atmospherebelongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly, as our constitutions [and] laws . Walt Whitman What better way to welcome AprilNational Poetry Month and the start of baseball seasonthan with a quotation about baseball from one of America's greatest poets? Americans have debated the exact origins of their national pastime for more than a century. But it's generally agreed that the American game of baseball started in towns and cities of New England, New York and the Mid-Atlantic, with rules of play varying by region. The Knickerbocker Club, formed in New York in 1845, was among the first organized baseball clubs. It instituted the so-called New York rules, considered to be the basis for the modern game.
BBC Two Wales
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is inevitable that an authority like that will access specialist services from England. It makes sense for people who live in large areas of poets, there are specialist services in England.
BBC Two Wales
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BBC Two Wales
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If we look at the rural authority like poets it.