Category Archives: Poetry News

Poetry café teaches kids lessons about language, self-expression

Dear Readers,I have been writing this column for more than 18 months now, and it has been a wonderful experience to hear from parents grappling with the ups and downs of everyday life. Poetry News

Finalists for poetry competition

OVER 5,000 poets from across the globe entered Poetry Rivals’ competition last year – now the time has come to announce the top 100 poets invited to battle it out in the final. Poetry News

A rebellion Putin can’t laugh off

The videos feature some of Russia’s most famous actors, writers, directors, musicians and other VIPs, all united by the heartfelt slogan: “Why I am voting for Putin.” Violist Yuri Bashmet compares Russian leader Vladimir Putin to the great violin-maker Antonio Stradivari, saying that his “golden period is yet far ahead.” One of the country’s most…

Discovering poetry: Dryden’s earthy translation of Lucretius

If cat-eyed, then a Pallas is their love; If freckled, she’s a party-coloured dove; If little, then she’s life and soul all o’er; An Amazon, the large two-handed whore. Poetry News

Rare Literary Works from Serendipity Books to Go Under Hammer

The much-anticipated Bonhams sale from Serendipity Books in Berkeley, Calif., will start along with a great selection of European paintings and 20th century designs in San Francisco. Poetry News