63 schools approved for innovation program
11:18 (GMT) - 22.07.2014
More than 60 schools have gotten the green light to innovate on such things as school schedules, student-teacher ratios or teacher evaluations under a new initiative established by the UFT contract.
WorldViews: India’s Modi was an over-sharing politician. Now he’s a silent prime minister.
9:57 (GMT) - 22.07.2014
Narendra Modi spoke breathlessly on almost every national and local issue. Now, he
Four short links: 22 July 2014
6:39 (GMT) - 22.07.2014
write-good — a naive `lint’ for English prose. cockroachdb — a scalable, geo-replicated, transactional datastore from a team that includes the person who built Spanner for Google. Spanner requires atomic clocks, cockroach does not (which has corresponding performance consequences). (via …
Computer Engineering: A Fine Day Job for a Poet
6:01 (GMT) - 22.07.2014
In approximately three months, her second poetry collection, Zion (winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition in 2013), will be published by Southern Illinois University Press. She’s managed to accomplish all of this while also serving as a senior poetry editor of Tupelo Quarterly—and while working as a Senior Integration Engineer at HealthTrust in Nashville. You were born in Nashville, did ...
Author Raza Mir writes a guide to Urdu poetry
4:41 (GMT) - 22.07.2014
Want to fully understand the nuances of an Urdu couplet enchanted by its spoken cadence?
The best podcasts for stories, fiction and poetry
10:37 (GMT) - 21.07.2014
The best story and poetry podcasts including short stories, readings of fiction and real-life dramas, selected and updated by Pete Naughton
Does Poetry Matter?
10:22 (GMT) - 21.07.2014
Sunday's New York Times Book Review featured several new collections of poems. But does poetry matter? Is it relevant?
Unveiling The Roundels, an evening of poetry, music and prose at Woolhanger Manor
7:59 (GMT) - 21.07.2014
Rosanna Rothery experiences Unveiling The Roundels, an evening of poetry, music and prose at Woolhanger Manor.
Poetry draws crowd at Capitol
21:56 (GMT) - 20.07.2014
Poets from Lansing and as far as Detroit came to the Capitol building for the free annual event put on by Rina Risper last Thursday. Poetry in the City allows anyone to step up to the mic and recite original or previously published poetry.
American Life in Poetry - Sun, 20 Jul 2014 PST
3:11 (GMT) - 20.07.2014
Poetry has room for everything and everybody, for every subject and object. Here’s a poem by Sharon Chmielarz, a Minnesota poet, on a subject I’ve never seen written about. And poetry, and American Life in Poetry in particular, now welcomes pillow cleaners. The Pillow Cleaners Come to Town
Literary calendar - Sun, 20 Jul 2014 PST
3:05 (GMT) - 20.07.2014
Spokane Poetry Slam - Spokane Poetry Slam is competitive performance poetry. Poets have three minutes to present their original work without costumes, props or musical accompaniment. Audience judges chosen at random score the poem and the highest cumulative score after two rounds of poetry wins the $50 grand prize. This is loud and raucous, and audience participation is highly encouraged ...
A call for revolution, and romance: The poetry of Faiz
23:06 (GMT) - 19.07.2014
One of them was Faiz Ahmed 'Faiz," who even won the Lenin Peace Prize. Faiz (1911-84) more than held his place among this illustrious line-up of revolutionary-romantic poets including Allama Iqbal himself, Josh Malihabadi, Hasrat Mohani who originally gave the slogan "Inquilab Zindabad" but also penned "Chupke Chupke Raat Din..." - that splendid ode to the memory of one's first love and many ...
Sumter County Democrats to share food, politics in new headquarters
8:56 (GMT) - 19.07.2014
SUMTER, S.C. - Politics and prose are on the agenda as South Carolina's Democrats celebrate the opening of Sumter County's new party headquarters. Sumter County Democratic Party chairman Allen Bailey says the public is invited to today's event beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Poetry Profiles: Four Way Books
15:15 (GMT) - 17.07.2014
Martha Rhodes discusses the publisher's work.
Dept. Of Ed. Releases List Of Schools For PROSE Program
11:21 (GMT) - 17.07.2014
by Noah Zuss Five schools in central Queens have been selected read more
Blackberry and honey liqueur created in homage of Bronte sisters
8:23 (GMT) - 17.07.2014
When a connoisseur of liquor wanted to distill the prose and poetry of the Bronte sisters into a bottle, he decided it would have notes of blackberry, sloe, wild honey and jasmine. Sir James Akroyd, who has held senior positions at Speyside Distillers, Buchanan’s whisky and Martini and Rosso, has created Bronte Liqueur in homage of the literary sisters who gave the world classics like “Wuthering ...
Making Scents: Scentless buying
7:07 (GMT) - 15.07.2014
Apt descriptive prose, comparisons and personal truths from perfume aficionados are what drive the purchase of perfume online.
Politics & Prose wins National Book Festival contract
9:11 (GMT) - 11.07.2014
P&P will be the first independent bookstore to sell books at the annual festival, which is on Aug. 30 this year.
Deputy: Sheriff pulled gun in rant against Web reporter
23:13 (GMT) - 8.07.2014
A Beaver County sheriff’s deputy told a jury Tuesday that his boss, Sheriff George David, pulled out his gun during a profane rant in April 2012 in the sheriff’s office and threatened to kill a Beaver County Times reporter he believed wrote an unfair story about him and the county prothonotary with whom he was feuding after the 2011 election.
America Loves Poetry—But It’s Called Rap
22:46 (GMT) - 28.06.2014
Poetry is no longer something we curl up to with a cup of tea. Instead, we take it in through earbuds. And America has never loved it more.
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