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'Manuscripts' Encourages Readers To Approach The Bible Like A Novel

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:31:16 GMT

The Manuscripts version of the Bible abandons chapter and verse structure, encouraging readers to approach it like a novel. Jesse Tyler hide caption The first Bible I ever purchased was a New International Version Student Life Bible; it was black with neon pink and green lettering.

Henry David Thoreau

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:56:21 GMT

Concord, Mass., grad. Harvard, 1837. Thoreau is considered one of the most influential figures in American thought and literature.

Heart-to-heart: When words fall short, a poet is on hand

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:08:39 GMT

Young poet Seven Mills gets familiar with her typewriter for the third annual Scribes In Love event hosted at The Bookstore in Downtown Chico Sunday. Chico >> A steady clank of old typewriter keys murmured as jazz sweetly warbled from the speakers at The Bookstore Sunday afternoon.

Celia wins the battle of words in Banjo poetry contest | List of winners

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:35:07 GMT

WINNING WORDS: Celia Kershaw won first place with her poem Turtle in the Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Competition. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0217jkbanjo5 Words painted a thousand pictures when 34 poets from across NSW and interstate contested the annual Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry competition at the Orange Civic Theatre on Saturday.

Parkland freshman turns to poetry to ease her pain

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:35:06 GMT

Tragedy strikes in the middle of English class on Valentine's day. 17 students and teachers were massacred in a Parkland high school.

Nancy Nelson answers Alzheimer's diagnosis with poetry writing

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:49:38 GMT

Blue, river, apple. It's a disjointed series of innocuous words that sent Nancy Nelson on a journey she hadn't prepared for and never wanted to take.

Kewadin poetry community showcased in film festival documentary

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:29:48 GMT

Terry Wooten answers questions about the Stone Circle, his poetry-centric community gathering, Feb. 17 in the Charles V. Park Library Baber Room. Poets, film-goers and students gathered Feb. 17 in the Charles V. Park Library auditorium to watch director Patrick Pfisher's documentary "Stone Circle."

Argentine feminist's poignant poems reborn in music

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:16:42 GMT

Alfonsina Storni, an early 20th century feminist whose arduous life ended in suicide, is remembered as one of Argentina's foremost modern poets -- but she is far from a household name outside the Spanish-speaking world. In a fresh show of interest in the poet, whose verse was both melancholic and amorous, her words have been turned into music by Bryce Dessner, the composer also known as a guitarist with indie rockers The National.

Poet E.J. Koh grapples with love - Sat, 17 Feb 2018 PST

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:48:28 GMT

E. J. Koh will be at Auntie's Bookstore on Saturday for a reading from her poetry collection, "A Lesser Love." These lines from "Showtime," the first poem in Koh's book "A Lesser Love," hint at the hard personal truths Koh will reveal in the pages that follow - a childhood marked by absent parents and a struggle to get by, the wars and massacres that directly affected her family, the ghosts that haunt her, the need for love, even in its lesser forms.

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Celebrates Its Sweet 16

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:38:50 GMT

The five-week art & culture showcase supplying audiences with live stage works, independent film, cutting-edge music and envelope-pushing poetry, will take up residence in some of lower Manhattan's most thrilling and celebrated spaces. Running from April 7 through May 12, artists with their finger on the pulse of what the city is thinking will present their works at Theatre 80 St. Marks, Tribeca Film Center, New York Live Arts, Joe's Public at The Public Theater , and Nuyorican Poets Caf.

Tyhai will be performing their Indo-Celtic music at Small World Theatre in Cardigan

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:24:46 GMT

The group is an exciting collaboration between three musicians based in Wales: Rajesh David , Pete Stacey and Dylan Fowler . Tyhai's repertoire includes the ragas and rhythms of Indian music, verses from Sufi poetry and ancient Sanskrit texts as well as Welsh traditional music and song.

Paul Laurence Dunbar poetry comes alive -

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:07:14 GMT

Greene County News Nathan Price impersonated Paul Laurence Dunbar in full period costume Feb. 15 at the Beavercreek Library where he read Dunbar's poetry to a full room. Changing his voice to match different tones of and characters in Paul Laurence Dunbar's poems, Nathan Price also interacted with the audience, nodding to various challenges as a black author in the 20th century.

Celeb-Studded Poetry Slam Inspires Next Generation of New Yorkers

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:59:16 GMT

America's Got Talent has nothing on The Best of the Bronx! -that much was clear on Wednesday night, at the fourth annual BronxWrites Poetry Slam Finals, presented by Dreamyard and GlobalWrites at Joe's Pub. The standing-room-only event glittered with the likes of Nico Tortorella from the hit series Younger , model and Muay-Thai fighter Mia Kang, Hamilton' s Daniel Watts, and former NFL player and Wilhelmina model Dale Moss-all of whom jumped to their feet again and again and again.

Poet Devan Kingsford on Fashion, Writing and Being Cool

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:39:42 GMT

Poet Devan Michael Kingsford creates poems on the fly. Give him a theme and a donation, and he'll type up a piece relating to the topic.

With poetry and song, Tripura's poll campaigning gets colourful

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:02:31 GMT

Agartala, Feb 16 - Patriotic songs by Lata Mangeshkar and other artistes clash with India's national song Vande Mataram as they blare out of loudspeakers at street corners and from atop campaign vehicles, while street plays and satirical poetry lampooning rivals are the order of the day as part of hectic campaigning for Sunday's Tripura Assembly polls. The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist and its rivals, the Bharatiya Janata Party , Congress and Trinamool Congress, have been organising road shows and poll campaigns using vehicles colourfully decorated with flowers, balloons, party flags and festoons.

'The only thing that should beat your face is a makeup brush' -...

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:42:08 GMT

Those are just a few verses from a poem called Things Every Young Lady Should Know by April Neal, a Central Texan. Neal is a poet who began writing poems because her parents wanted her to channel her emotions into something constructive.

Pop-up weddings, poetry among downtown Las Vegas weekend offerings

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 03:23:24 GMT

Ferguson's Downtown, at 125 S. 10th St., will host a post-Valentine's Day edition of its monthly Market in the Alley series from noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Victoria Hogan is the founder of Flora Pop, offering popup weddings with unique locations and themes throughout the South West.