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Category - Poetry

What’s Your Story: Stephen Black – Artist, Producer, Writer, Director, Photographer.

What’s Your Story: Stephen Black – Artist, Producer, Writer, Director, Photographer.

What is something that you always carry in your bag? What do you think that the item says about you? I almost always have scrap paper in my bag. That probably means that I prefer to write things on free, recycled paper rather than use an expensive nonbiodegradable object that requires batteries. You have a…

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Writing as retaliation – in conversation with Andrew Marshall

Writing as retaliation – in conversation with Andrew Marshall

Soft-spoken is one way to describe Andrew Marshall. Other words that come to mind are opinionated, driven, brave. He’s someone who believes in looking beyond the rat race, into the limitless potential offered by the pursuit of your passion. Indeed, he lives and breathes his passion for writing and reading; this is obvious within the…

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Why in the World Does London Need Poets Before the Olympics?

The 100-day countdown has begun. And millions of people around the world are getting ready for the best sporting event this year. If physical activity and cheering for your country is not your thing, here’s another good reason to head to London — Poetry Parnassus. Set to be the largest poetry event in the UK,…

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Poetry, 30 Days

Stanza. Rhyme. Allegory. Imagery. Motif. These terms are often used by academia to refer to poetry. But more than anything, a poem expresses one’s most private feelings, secrets and desires. Across time, poetry has been used for a wide range of purposes.  Aside from being a means of communication between lovers, poetry has been used…

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Poem Forest

“It isn’t true that Nature is mute.”, says Italian poet Eugenio Montale. While Spanish poet Antonio Machado writes, “Wake up as much as possible.” Literally or figuratively, take it whichever way you want. Poetry is open to as many interpretations as possible anyway. But for all of us who have have experienced awe and wonder when…

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Singapore Writers Festival

One of Asia’s premier literary events is happening in two days! It’s back this year with the theme, “Transactions”. Here’s more from the organizers: “SWF 2011’s theme reminds us how transactions underscore our daily lives – from our individual purchase and consumption of goods and services, including the arts, to the larger business dealings and…

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That Bald Man in Google Doodle

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. Yesterday was Jorge Luis Borges’ 112th birthday. In case you haven’t heard of him, he is one of the most beloved Latin American writers of the 20th century. Google even celebrated the Argentine writer’s birthday with this Doodle. The Christian Science Monitor writes:…

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