We leave fingerprints.
On walls, on furniture,
On door knobs, dishes and books.
Smudges, showing we were there!
Oh Lord, please,
Wherever I go today...
Help me leave Heartprints...
Heartprints of compassion,
Understanding and love.
Heartprints of kindness
And genuine concern.
I shall go out today...
To leave Heartprints...
And if some one should say...
"I felt your touch!"
May that one feeling be...
Your loving touch, Lord,
May my heart touch
my lonely neighbor, with a smile,
a worried mother, with peace,
a runaway child, with safety,
a homeless person, with warmth,
and my dear friends, with love.
2011 Nobel literature laureate Tomas Transtroemer dies
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 83, his publishing house Bonniers said on Friday. "Most of Transtroemer's poetry collections are characterised by economy, concreteness and poignant metaphors. In his latest collections... Transtroemer has shifted towards an even smaller format and a higher degree of concentration," the Nobel ...
N.J. tattooists tell us why their art is more than ink on skin
Whether it's a skull or a rose, a tribute to the dearly departed or a bit of prose, there's more to a tattoo than ink on skin.
Outrage, pain and prose
Sonia Faleiro talks to Apoorva Sripathi on 13 Men, a book on the alleged gang rape of a Santhal woman
Poetry pulled Texas center McGee-Stafford from depression
Poetry, Imani McGee-Stafford says, saved her life. She was still in middle school when she began putting the words rumbling through her head down on paper, filling notebook after notebook in search of a voice to break free of the depression that was choking her. Eventually, that writing pulled her out of depression. She found her voice when she arrived at the University of Texas, at slam poetry ...
Poetry open mic at the library Sunday
With National Poetry Month just around the corner, the Ridgefield Library along with the Friends of the Library will be hosting a Poetry Celebration Open Mic on Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m.
Bad Poetry Night Features The Worst Celebrity Poems For A Good Cause
Chicago Writers Conference is hosting a Bad Poetry Night fundraiser featuring the worst of the worst celebrity poems. [ more › ]
Bowe Bergdahl, in sparse prose, details his captivity for the first time
In a statement provided by his lawyer, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl describes in visceral detail the conditions of his five-year confinement.
GDCI students win OSSTF Student Achievement Award for poem
Curtis Jeffrey, a student at Goderich District Collegiate Institute, was recently announced as the recipient of an Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) Student Achievement Award.
MSMS junior to represent Miss. in national poetry competition
Mississippi University for Women student Joy Carino will participate in Poetry Out Loud in Washington D.C. next month from April 27-29. Photo by: Mark Wilson/Dispatch Staff
Glenn Presents Poetry Collection “Say You’ll Stay”
Inspiring collection of poetry infused with reality and lighthearted topics. (PRWeb March 25, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Glenn/SayYoullStay/prweb12601200.htm
‘O, Miami’ focuses city on poetry in April
April has been Poetry Month in Miami- Dade since 2011. Conceived by Scott Cunningham, the O, Miami Poetry Festival this year will include 30 events and 23 projects, including performances by Manual Cinema of a piece commissioned by O, Miami.
20 poets aspire for crown at Prince of Poets contest
Poetry enthusiasts across the country will be glued to their television sets tonight as the identity of the 20 aspiring poets who will battle it out for the coveted ‘Prince of Poets’ title will be revealed on many Arab TV channels. Launched in 2007 to revive the art of poetry in the UAE and the Arab region, the Dh1-million competition is similar to the ‘Million Poet’ — both organised here by the ...
Poetry Then, Poetry Now: A Poet Laureate and His Legacy
April is National Poetry Month. UCR Professor of Poetry Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera could not possibly contain himself to just one month, however, nor even to a single year.
BHS junior, other local students attending State Speech
Several area high school students have made it to the State Speech Competition, including Ariason James of Beatrice High School.
Daily Press celebrates National Poetry Month
Every year throughout the month of April, poets across America celebrate their chosen art form with special events and activities. According to poets.org, the website of the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is "the largest literary celebration in the world with schools,...
Revered Russian writer Valentin Rasputin, member of Village Prose movement, dies at age 77
Valentin Rasputin, a revered Russian writer who was a prominent member of a literary movement in the 1960s and 1970s known as Village Prose that focused on peasants in the Soviet Union, has died. Rasputin, who died Saturday, was remembered by hundreds of Russians, including President Vladimir Putin, who paid their final respects at Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral. Reflecting his literary legacy ...
'Powers' Jumps From Comics and TV to Prose With 'Secret History' Novel
Deena Pilgrim's past is the focus of the first book, co-written by creator Brian Michael Bendis.
Catsplaining, Part 1: Can Robot Writers Put Human Scribes Out Of Business?
This is the first in a series of guest posts from my cat, Mr. Higgs
Happy words dominate most languages
From the idealistic prose of Cervantes' "Don Quixote" to the crisis-ridden pages of daily newspapers, most human language tends to take a happy view on life, a new study suggests.
Tom Brokaw uses poetry to cope with cancer diagnosis
When Tom Brokaw was diagnosed with cancer, he found comfort in the prose of an acclaimed poet. "I've had an unusual experience," Brokaw said Wednesday night at Strand Book Store in Manhattan. ...