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What Poetry Means for Doctors and Patients During a Pandemic
The poetry editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association talks about medicine, metaphor, and how literature can even improve patient outcomes.
When Rafael Campo took over as poetry editor at The Journal of the American Medical Association a little over a year ago, he wasnt expecting to field quite so many submissions. (Yes, in between case … [+3259 chars]
Sara Harrison
2020-08-03 12:00:00




Lana Del Rey's poetry debut review – sometimes cliche, always solipsistic
Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass, released as an audiobook this week and in print in September, is a reminder of the singer’s strengths and shortcomingsLana Del Rey has a decided aesthetic: a kitsch, drag queen femininity, always heartbroken, always nosta…
Lana Del Rey has a decided aesthetic: a kitsch, drag queen femininity, always heartbroken, always nostalgic for 1950s California. From early albums such as Born to Die and Ultraviolence, to her lates… [+4244 chars]
Yara Rodrigues Fowler
2020-07-29 06:00:23




The Guardian view on poetry in schools: don't let it go | Editorial
Finding meaning in verse can be a challenge for teenagers. But it is also a joy, and letting them drop it is the wrong move“Had we but world enough, and time…” The opening line of Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress sums up the dilemma of the English exam re…
Had we but world enough, and time The opening line of Andrew Marvells To His Coy Mistress sums up the dilemma of the English exam regulator Ofqual, which this week decided the Covid-19 crisis means t… [+2768 chars]
Editorial
2020-08-07 16:38:54




Alt-Text as Poetry
Alt-text is an essential part of web accessibility. It is often overlooked altogether or understood through the lens of compliance, as an unwelcome burden to be met with minimum effort. How can we instead approach alt-text thoughtfully and creatively?
Thanks for experiencing this website... From the website designers Hello! Youve reached the end. This website, made for and with Shannon and Bojana, has been a collaboration between uswe are desig… [+11325 chars]

2020-08-04 11:50:43




Here's why Gabbie Hanna is all over TikTok
Gabbie Hanna, who first gained internet fame through Vine, is now the butt of jokes all over TikTok.  The 29-year-old Vine star turned YouTuber turned musician left social media this month after weeks of accusing YouTube of suppressing her content. Although h…
Gabbie Hanna, who first gained internet fame through Vine, is now the butt of jokes all over TikTok.  The 29-year-old Vine star turned YouTuber turned musician left social media this month after wee… [+5767 chars]
Morgan Sung
2020-07-09 20:44:37




How Poetry Helps Us Through Grief
A former U.S. poet laureate’s new memoir reflects on the power of storytelling to reconcile past traumas—and offers lessons for surviving the cataclysms of the present.
In her foundational 1977 essay, “Poetry Is Not a Luxury,” the Black feminist writer Audre Lorde argued that the art form transcends the constraints of the written word. Poetry doesn’t just reflect th… [+9687 chars]
Hannah Giorgis
2020-08-01 12:00:00




How Poetry Societies Are Giving Women in Afghanistan a Voice During Coronavirus Lockdown
On a frosty February morning in Kabul, Lima Aafshid’s face glows in the pale blue light of her smartphone. She is reciting the words of 13th century Afghan poet Jalaluddin Rumi. Speaking in Dari, her voice is soft, yet clear. ‘Let’s get away from all the clev…
On a frosty February morning in Kabul, Lima Aafshid’s face glows in the pale blue light of her smartphone. She is reciting the words of 13th century Afghan poet Jalaluddin Rumi. Speaking in Dari, her… [+7798 chars]
Lynzy Billing
2020-07-10 17:53:30




“The Field”
Poetry by Rick Barot: “Two people are asleep in a field.”
Audio: Read by the author. Two people are asleep in a field.The light is not yet up. The air is cold, even though it is summer.I cannot get closer than where I am. I know only so muchabout them. I k… [+1933 chars]
Rick Barot
2020-07-13 10:00:00




“A Stranger”
Poetry by Saeed Jones: “I wonder if my dead mother still thinks of me.”
Audio: Read by the author. I wonder if my dead mother still thinks of me.I know I dont know her new name. I dont know her, not now. I dont know if her is the wordburning in a strangers mind when he… [+441 chars]
Saeed Jones
2020-07-13 10:00:00




Go Memorize a Poem
In times of crisis, learning and reciting poetry can act as a balm.
One tribute to the late John Lewis began by noting his love of W. E. Henley’s “Invictus”; it seems to have been Nelson Mandela’s favorite too, as affirmed in Morgan Freeman’s reading of the poem .Du… [+6066 chars]
Eliot A. Cohen
2020-07-29 10:00:00




Twitter Is at Its Best When Verified Accounts Can’t Tweet
On Wednesday, a hack involving high-profile Twitter accounts led the service to suspend the activity of verified users. It was great.
In 1998, folk singer Jewel released a book of poetry called A Night Without Armor. (The title was a pun, you see. It plays with the homophones night and knight ... Oh, you do see? OK, never mind.) It… [+3340 chars]
Angela Watercutter
2020-07-16 14:34:59




Make Up review – an eerie erotic awakening in a caravan park
A young woman suspects her boyfriend of infidelity in this striking drama set in off-season CornwallBritish writer-director Claire Oakley’s striking feature debut transforms an off-season caravan park in Cornwall into a haunting hall of mirrors. Eighteen-year…
British writer-director Claire Oakleys striking feature debut transforms an off-season caravan park in Cornwall into a haunting hall of mirrors. Eighteen-year-old Ruth (Molly Windsor) is visiting her… [+796 chars]
Simran Hans
2020-08-02 10:00:09




Poem of the month: How to Do Absolutely Nothing by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The best recent poetry – review roundup
Rent a house near the beach, or a cabinbut: Do not take your walking shoes.Don’t take any clothes you’d wearanyplace anyone would see you.Don’t take your rechargeables.Take Scrabble if you have to,but …
Rent a house near the beach, or a cabinbut: Do not take your walking shoes.Dont take any clothes youd wearanyplace anyone would see you.Dont take your rechargeables.Take Scrabble if you have to,but n… [+335 chars]
Barbara Kingsolver
2020-08-08 11:00:07




Finding a moment of calm with Yo-Yo-Ma
Evidence shows that culture can be calming, consoling and a source of comfort—for example studies at Harvard have shown creative activities like painting can have a positive effect on health and wellbeing. When lockdown began earlier this year, internationall…
Evidence shows that culture can be calming, consoling and a source of comfortfor example studies at Harvard have shown creative activities like painting can have a positive effect on health and wellb… [+970 chars]
Freya MurrayProgram ManagerGoogle Arts & Culture
2020-07-16 14:00:00

à la fin… small moments of poetry, absurdity & surrealism
à la fin… small moments of poetry, absurdity & surrealism abduzeedo07.14.20 Nicolas Lichtle, a senior motion designer, I work in the fields of museography, documentary and animated typography at studio Mada Mada, started this film a year ago.It's not a c…
Nicolas Lichtle, a senior motion designer, I work in the fields of museography, documentary and animated typography at studio Mada Mada, started this film a year ago.It's not a commissioned work, it'… [+829 chars]
abduzeedo
2020-07-14 14:58:10




I Asked An Expert To Read My Ghost Of Tsushima Haiku. He Wasn’t Impressed
When not fighting invaders, Ghost of Tsushima gives players peaceful ways to catch their breath. The island is littered with scenic spots that host a haiku-composing mini-game, and by the end of the journey players should have “written” quite a few of these s…
When not fighting invaders, Ghost of Tsushima gives players peaceful ways to catch their breath. The island is littered with scenic spots that host a haiku-composing mini-game, and by the end of the … [+5404 chars]
Ian Walker
2020-07-21 20:30:00




Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Yeats
Click here to go see the bonus panel!Hovertext:Honestly, romantic poetry almost never accounts for the way that, on average, nothing ever happens.Today's News:

tech@thehiveworks.com
2020-07-17 11:57:02




Beyoncé drops breathtaking 'Black Is King' visual album with cameos from all the family
The day has arrived. Beyoncé has bestowed another gift on the world in the form of a breathtakingly beautiful visual album called Black Is King. In just over one hour and 19 minutes, the Grammy-winning artist takes us on a mesmerising journey, reimagining her…
The day has arrived. Beyoncé has bestowed another gift on the world in the form of a breathtakingly beautiful visual album called Black Is King. In just over one hour and 19 minutes, the Grammy-winn… [+2665 chars]
Rachel Thompson
2020-07-31 12:05:23




How Phillis Wheatley Was Recovered Through History
Elizabeth Winkler writes about Phillis Wheatley, America’s first Black poet, an African-born slave whose life and work have been viewed through the lens of a posthumous “memoir” written by a white woman. Winkler discusses Honorée Fannone Jeffers’s historical …
But how, presumptuous shall we hope to findDivine acceptance with thAlmighty mindWhile yet (O deed ungenerous!) they disgraceAnd hold in bondage Africs blameless race? On Thanksgiving Day, 1778, som… [+6837 chars]
Elizabeth Winkler
2020-07-30 19:55:22




Clint Smith Joining The Atlantic as a Staff Writer

The Atlantic has hired Clint Smith as a staff writer, editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg announced today. Smith, who received his Ph.D. in education from Harvard University this spring, has contributed… [+1787 chars]

2020-07-27 15:15:00
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