Joined

JOINED

Heart beat of man pounding - yet
unheard joined becomes the beat of a nation.

Words of man written - yet
unread joined becomes a proclamation.

Sounds of man spoken - yet
unheard joined becomes a production .

Lines of man drawn - yet
unrecognized joined becomes an illustration.

Beings of man humming - yet
forgotten joined becomes a celebration.

Patterns of man created - yet
invisible joined becomes a new universe.

Joined we become recognized.

Susan "Sue" Bacon Trumpfheller is an author, teacher, researcher and coach. Sue works with her clients to use subtle energies to create their supportive environments. You can contact her at http://www.ecoentrepreneur.org

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Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: What metaphors add to our writing  Massillon IndependentEducation is not the filling of a pail,” reads the sign above my colleague's desk, “but the lighting of a fire.”These lines — often attributed to the poet W.B. Yeats ...
Founder of Dead Poets Society is published, posthumously  Daily JournalThe late founder of the Dead Poets Society of America can be inducted to the society of fallen bards now that he's now a published poet.
Poetry meet held in Memorial Museum  Daily PioneerZara si oth bachata hai usko bujhane se, hawa ke beech bhi Deepak sambhalta rehta hai,” recited poet Zahir Qureshi, who was presiding the monthly poetry ...
Mary Oliver did something rare: She made poetry accessible. That’s not a bad thing.  Washington Post“Wild Geese” was trending on Twitter on Thursday, and poetry lovers — not naturalists or ornithologists — were responsible. Mary Oliver, arguably America's ...
What poet Mary Oliver can teach us about dealing with criticism  QuartzNature poets aren't normally associated with controversy. But the New York Times' Friday morning briefing on the death of poet Mary Oliver couldn't resist a bit of ...
Malkmus peppers rock with poetry  Boston HeraldMusician Stephen Malkmus on his stream-of-consciousness rock music.
Poetry spot: 'Laura’s Deportation' by Raquel Denis  AZCentralPoetry spot is part of a collaboration with two local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives. A note from the poet: This poem's *content* may ...
Inspiring anthology of Urdu poetry  The News International'Ghazal os nay chairhi' volume two, is an array of powerful voices that echo the throbbing heartbeat of Urdu poetry. It is a poetic anthology compiled by ...
"Poetry Survives." Behind a Big Gift to Support and Reimagine a Frequently Underfunded Field  Inside PhilanthropyPoetry received a much-needed boost from the Mellon Foundation, whose president, Elizabeth Alexander, is an acclaimed poet. In addition to awarding cash, ...
AAP Gets $2.2 Million In the Name of Poetry  Publishers WeeklyThe Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has donated the funding for two grants to the Academy of American Poets, totaling $2.2 million. The funds, the AAP said, will ...
New Year, New Verse: 4 Poetry Collections That Change the World  VultureRounding up the best new poetry of the new year, the theme of revision and transformation emerges, in Oculus by Sally Wen Mao; Only As the Day Is Long by ...
Hannah Sullivan wins the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry  HarpersBAZAAR.co.ukPoet Hannah Sulliven wins the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for her intimate debut collection Three Poems.
Working with students of Treaty 4 First Nations inspires Jolissa Simon's poetry  Regina Leader PostJolissa Simon's poetry “has a lot to do with my line of work.” She provides psychology services to students in seven First Nations schools.
Poetry Recommendations To Launch Your New Year  NPRProfessional poet Tess Taylor says there's no better way to start the new year than with some poems. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: To help usher in the new year, ...
Reading the darkest poetry book, I could ever come across, I found my smile back  Times of IndiaYash met me at a workshop that I took in Nagpur. It was Summer of 2016. He was apparently a shy, naive innocent teen. Introspective and seemingly way too ...
The Road Not Taken: The art of poetry  Colorado Springs GazetteThe motivations for writing poetry include expressions of love, friendship, happiness, remorse, and the fear of death, all of which are universally shared ...
How To Start Reading Poetry If You Have No Idea Where To Begin  BustleSo, you've heard that poetry is making a comeback (I mean, isn't it always?) and you're thinking it might be time for you to hop aboard that well-versed ...
Millennial mysticism: why contemporary poets are turning to the occult  New StatesmanIs there something inherently magical about poetry? Spells: 21st-Century Occult Poetry argues forcefully in the affirmative. Yes, there is power in the naming of ...
Local musician releases debut book of poetry | Local News  Journal TimesMADISON — Kristian Iliev, lead singer and guitarist of local alternative rock band The Racing Pulses, is branching out with a new poetry anthology.
The evolution of poetry in the age of the Twitter rant  The Globe and MailA pair of recent controversial texts, branded as poems by commentators, draw more from the technical constraints of the social media site than from any other ...
Poetry to Tap Into Women’s Spiritual Sides  The New York TimesBrief, beautiful poems about human psychology and the natural world.
How do you define authenticity? A poetry collection explores a modern problem.  Washington PostA variety of voices in “The Best American Poetry 2018” look at similar themes.
Poetry for the Masses  Foreign PolicyIn the dark times. Will there be singing? There will be singing. Of the dark times. —From Bertolt Brecht's Svendborg Poems, “German War Primer” (1939).
For a diverse new generation, poetry is a 'growth industry'  Star TribunePeople are clicking on poetry on Twitter. They're listening to poems on podcasts. They're buying poetry collections on Amazon. But on Monday night in St. Paul, ...
Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County  The Daily HeraldBetsy Bell: 6 p.m. Jan. 25,Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Open Borders” is a memoir about love, loss and anti-war activism.
12 gifts of poetry for everyone on your list  PBS NewsHourYour foodie friend, your dad, that person you're not quite dating, your new neighbor, your work wife — you may have had a lot of shopping to do this December, ...
New Poetry gathering starts at Artist Loft  Coos Bay WorldCOOS BAY — A new free Poetry Reading Night is being launched at the Artist Loft Gallery. Poetry Reading Night will be held 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, and ...
'Poetry is the antidote': in fight against Hindu nationalism, India turns to verse  The GuardianBuoyed by social media, Urdu poetry is enjoying new popularity in the face of divisive sectarian politics. Alice McCool and Tamseel Hussain. Fri 11 Jan 2019 ...
New Langston Hughes award to celebrate poetry performance  Lawrence Journal-WorldPoetry is an art that is meant to be heard, says Lawrence poet Eric McHenry. And now that audible art form will be recognized with a special local award. As pa.
Bob Odenkirk Praises "Poetry" of Tracy Letts' Writing  Hollywood ReporterA wet and stormy night wasn't enough to keep stars like James Franco, Bob Odenkirk and Eric McCormack from filling the Mark Taper Forum on Wednesday for ...
These new voices in poetry should make us sit up and listen  Washington PostThe edgy, surprising poems in Kristen Tracy's “Half-Hazard” (Graywolf), winner of the Emily Dickinson First Book Award, are as readable as good fiction. Tracy ...
Activist poets on the frontline | News | Africa  Mail and GuardianVoboy is one of Kenya's activist poets pushing for social and political change, draw on the tradition of oral storytelling. Comments. AddThis Sharing Buttons.
Celebrating Castro: Life of inaugural St. Louis Poet Laureate to be honored at Jan. 20 public memorial  St. Louis AmericanThe St. Louis creative community grieved collected with the passing of Michael Castro, the city's first Poet Laureate. He passed away on December 23 after a ...
Symbolic Power of Poetry  Economic and Political WeeklySanskrit kavya was used as a mechanism of social conditioning in early India.
Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson, Spokane Arts launch Poetry at the Podium  The Spokesman-ReviewIt's not unusual to hear poetry in bookstores, coffee shops and even bars, but thanks to an initiative from Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson and Spokane ...
Journeys of Discovery: Poetry focused on California's diverse habitats  KCBXFire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California is an anthology of 250 poems about California's ecosystems. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a chat with Los Osos.
The poetry of Wallace Stevens paired with parallel artworks in USJ exhibit - Hartford Courant  Hartford CourantAn exhibit at University of Saint Joseph pairs poetry by Wallace Stevens with artworks that reflect the tone and theme of the poems.
MLK Parade Youth Poetry Slam  WCBD News 2The 47th annual Martin Luther King parade will make its way through the streets of Charleston on Monday. Leading up to the event, there are plenty of events to ...
Students Poetry Prize, open for entries  Daily TrustThe fourth edition of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) has opened for submissions. Interested Nigerian undergraduates are expected to submit a poem ...
‘Rain Poetry’ appears on South Carolina city’s sidewalks  Charlotte ObserverSouth Carolina's capital city is jazzing up its sidewalks with poetry when it rains.
Somalia: Poet arrested after poetry reading  FreemuseThe government of Somaliland arrested British-Somalilander poet Abdirahman Abees on 12 January 2019, the day after he recited poems about “police brutality ...
Poetry spot: 'Ankle Specialist' by Devin Kate Pope  AZCentralPoetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
Remembering Henry Morgenthau III, Whose Poetry Debut Came At Age 99  NPRWe remember Henry Morgenthau III, who published poetry late in life. He died in July at age 101. DEBBIE ELLIOTT, HOST: As this year draws to a close, we ...
Art project pipes in poetry for pedestrians - The Villager  The VillagerBY TEQUILA MINSKY | What looks like a yellow submarine periscope peeping out at the Ruth E. Wittenberg Triangle at Sixth Ave. and Eighth St. is, in fact, the ...
Mills puts poetry back in the inaugural mix  Press HeraldJanet Mills is a published poet and a vocal advocate for Maine's literary community, so it's not surprising that the state's next governor is returning poetry to a ...
Lompoc Public Library host poetry workshop for kids  KEYTThe Lompoc Public Library has teamed up with Santa Barbara County's California Poets in the Schools. The Cal Poets organization is hosting a poetry-writing ...
Poetry across the linguistic divide  The Irish TimesNew work in Irish from Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Amanda Bell and Doireann Ní Ghríofa.
Poetry: Breda Wall Ryan’s new book confirms her talent  The Irish TimesBreda Wall Ryan's new book Raven Mothers (Doire, €12) confirms the talent evident in her first book, In a Hare's Eye, which won the Shine/Strong Award in ...
American Life in Poetry: ‘Bakery of Lies’  The Spokesman-ReviewI've had my eye on Americans' obsessions for more than 70 years and I can't remember a time when public lying got as much attention as it does today.
Fairfield author publishes first poetry collection  Fairfield CitizenFAIRFIELD — Jack Powers has published many individual poems throughout the years, earning accolades like the Connecticut River Review Poetry Contests in ...
PhD student Emily Jungmin Yoon releases debut poetry collection  UChicago NewsUniversity of Chicago PhD student Emily Jungmin Yoon's first poetry collection, A Cruelty Special to Our Species, focuses on the plight of Korean comfort ...
Poetry for uncertain times: the 2019 TS Eliot Prize shortlist reviewed  Telegraph.co.ukIf the 10 writers up for the UK's richest poetry prize have anything in common, it's that they're worried.
TS Eliot Prize: Read extracts from the 10 poets shortlisted for leading poetry prize  Evening StandardIf you're heading into 2019 trying to embrace curiosity and harness creativity, you can't go wrong with a bit of poetry. This Sunday, the ten poets shortlisted for the ...
Poetry aiding mental health  Otago Daily TimesTerry Lynch has been writing poetry for 35 years and said using words as an ''expression'' during his own mental health battles had helped him in tough times.
Bristol is starting to celebrate real people says award-winning inner city poet and filmmaker  Bristol PostThe funny thing is I never looked for mainstream validation, it has always been about the cause not a prize."
CT Poets' Corner: Jim Finnegan’s poems explore our transitory existence - Hartford Courant  Hartford CourantLike Hartford's renowned poet Wallace Stevens, poet Jim Finnegan of West Hartford works in insurance.In his poetry, Finnegan looks at our transitory existence ...
Bucks County Community College holding poetry contest  The IntelligencerAny student in grades 9-12 who lives in Bucks County or attends a Bucks County High School is eligible to enter.
Poetry: After Watching “Surviving R. Kelly”  BuzzFeed News"People want me to believe / there's a difference when the result / is the same, same, same."
Poetry and pessimism at the 12th Shanghai Biennale  Apollo MagazineIn a city where the majority of galleries and private art museums are increasingly seduced by spectacle, the 12th Shanghai Biennale, held at the Power Station of ...
'Her Castle of Dreams': Poetry Dedicated to Womanhood and Its Pitfalls  NewsClickInstead of playing with toys during her childhood, Rafia Mukhtar would cook for her family of eight, clean and take care of domestic animals. She spent six ...
Harborside sixth-graders prepare poetry to raise awareness, funds for water issues  Kenosha NewsSixth-graders at Harborside Academy who have been studying the world's ancient rivers during the first semester of the school year will be doing poetry reading ...
Obituary: Lynne Gawlas / A humble princess of poetry  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMy mom was raised that you didn't boast. None of her poetry or publications were framed. They were folded up and put into a box.”
Academy of American Poets makes Trethewey, Harjo chancellors  Washington PostThe Academy of American Poets has named two new chancellors: former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey and Joy Harjo, the first Native American to join ...
To become sunlight: Remembering the Bengali poet Nirendranath Chakraborty  Telegraph IndiaNirendranath Chakraborty was the poet of incomplete narratives, the real human situation.
A New Anthology Amplifies the Voices of Queer Poets of Color  HyperallergicNepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color features works by literary legends like Audre Lorde and James Baldwin alongside contemporaries ...
The personal, the political, the poetic  MPR NewsBookseller Danny Caine recommends a new "dazzling" collection of poetry that mixes the personal and political.
Spoken word poets and rappers inject new energy into an Irish tradition  The GuardianYoung performers are electrifying audiences in Ireland and beyond.
Poetry slam founder to perform at Region Ale in Schererville  nwitimes.comPoetry slam founder Marc Kelly Smith, who goes by the nickname Slam Papi and presided over years of spoken word poetry performances at the Green Mill in ...
Earning a living as a poet? You know it.  The Boston GlobeLexington's Regie Gibson says he enjoys 'breaking stereotypes'
Milwaukee couple make it their mission to give trauma victims the chance to talk and be heard  Milwaukee Journal SentinelSpoken word artists Tina and Kwabena Nixon help African-Americans who suffer from trauma learn to cope by getting in touch with their emotions.
The restless poet; Laurie Anne Fuhr examines nomadic life of a military brat in debut collection, Night Flying  Calgary HeraldIn Laurie Anne Fuhr's poem, A Face is a Picture More Often Than a Face, she writes, “Never knew where I was until I left a place.” In Saskatchewan, she writes, ...
HighlandLIT publish selection of short stories and poetry in new book  Press and JournalA literary group in the Highlands has published a new book which aims to pull at the heartstrings of readers in the local community. HighlandLIT brings those ...
Poetry Slam: Samuel L. Jackson And Jimmy Fallon Go Rhyme Time On The Wall, The Weather And More  HuffPost“Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and actor Samuel L. Jackson teamed up on Monday to update the audience about current events with a poetry slam.
‘NOT EXACTLY POETRY… NOT EXACTLY NOT POETRY’ IN LOCAL AUTHOR’S NEWEST BOOK  My Timmins NowA seafood restaurant is an unconventional place for a book launch. Then again, “unconventional” also describes the writing and photography of Anne Pelletier.
Gathering Will Remember Inaugural St. Louis Poet Laureate Michael Castro  St. Louis Public RadioFriends, family and admirers will remember St. Louis poet Michael Castro during a memorial *service* Sunday at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman.
Leonard Cohen’s Posthumous Collection of Poems, Lyrics and Sketches  The New York TimesWhen he died in 2016, the singer left behind hundreds of notebooks that have yielded material for a new miscellany, “The Flame.”
Poets lament Sulwadi temple poisoning incident  Times of IndiaMYSURU: Poems about the heinous Sulwadi Maramma Temple poisoning incident were recited at the University of Mysore on Saturday.
‘He did to films what ONV did to poetry’  Times of IndiaKOCHI: M Mukundan was aghast when he came to know that lanky Raghuvaran would play the protagonist in the screen adaptation of his novel Daivathinte V.
Meet Maryland author, poet Ogden Nash  Herald-Mail MediaEditor's note: The Maryland Writers' Association is a voluntary not-for-profit organization dedicated to support Marylanders in the arts, business and craft of ...
Lana Del Rey Says Her New Album and Book of Poetry Are Done, Teases Upcoming Single  SPINLana Del Rey confirmed that her new album is "completely finished," and that the next single will be out January 9. She also allegedly has a book of poetry on.
Author Nash uses poetry and rhymes to entertain  SoMdNews.comThe Maryland Writers' Association this year is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the Writers' Round Table Program to encourage writers, poets, playwrights ...
Ladysmith Arts Council launches Poetry Trail, 100-day Challenge  Ladysmith ChronicleWind-torn start to the year not going to slow down local arts community.
Mural shows a poet caught in tumult of Mughals, Mutiny  Times of IndiaMumbai: Conscious of his stature, Mirza Ghalib once expressed it in a couplet: Yeh Masail-e-Tasawwuf..Yeh tera bayaan Ghalib/ Tujhe hum wali samajhte, jo na ...
Watch: Slam poet Priya Malik attacks Hardik Pandya's sexist comments in her latest poem  Scroll.inBoth Pandya and KL Rahul have issued an unconditional apology for their comments on the show 'Koffee with Karan'.
Scottish poet JO Morgan scoops Costa prize  BBC NewsA writer based in the Scottish Borders has won the prestigious Costa Book prize for poetry. JO Morgan, originally from Edinburgh, took the award for his work ...
Rambling Poets find a safe, snug harbor in North Adams  Berkshire EagleNORTH ADAMS — They came with sonnets, haiku, free verses and gratitude. "Bless this space for being open again," host Alex Hicks-Courant said during the ...
In verse, Harvard doctor Rafael Campo discovers ‘a form of survival’  The Boston GlobePhysician-poet Rafael Campo, newly appointed poetry editor for JAMA, reflects on the role of poetry in medical care.
Channel your emotions through self-expression, says young Saudi poet  ArabnewsRIYADH: In the newly burgeoning art scene of Saudi Arabia, Nora Alfard has found a home. Debuting her first book of poetry at a launch party in Riyadh on ...
See Samuel L. Jackson Poetry Slam News, Get ‘Motherf–ker’ Bleeped on ‘Fallon’  Rolling StoneSamuel L. Jackson showed off his formidable poetry slam skills during The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he took on the government shutdown ...
Poet Tita Lacambra Ayala dies  RapplerTita Lacambra Ayala, the poet much loved from Ilocos Norte to Davao City, dies of pneumonia on Wednesday, January 9.
Performances, poetry slam, teen summit highlight Peabody's MLK celebration  Yale NewsThe 23rd annual celebration will take place on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 20 and 21. Sunday's program runs from noon to 4 p.m.; Monday's from 10 a.m. to 4 ...
Professor with local ties helps translate book of Catalan Poetry  Salina JournalA professor, who spent many harvests working on a family farm east of Salina when he was younger, helped translate a book of poems that were originally ...
City says goodbye to a word warrior, St. Louis' first Poet Laureate Michael Castro passes at 73  St. Louis AmericanWhen Michael Castro spoke in the City Hall Rotunda last month to pass the St. Louis poet laureate torch to his good friend Shirley LeFlore, he beamed.
Schenectady poet Craven explores the real and unreal  The Daily GazetteSchenectady author and journalist Jackie Craven is fascinated by the dichotomy of the real and the unreal. It comes through in her latest collection of poems, ...
Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina's ninth poet laureate  News & ObserverPoet Jaki Shelton Green has won major awards, including the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. But this year brought the biggest prize, selection as North ...
The Poetry of Rule Breaker Investing  The Motley FoolDavid Gardner reads five letters from listeners asking for advice, sharing some investing wisdom, and inspiring some poetry-sharing.
The poet of Minnesota, Vietnam and mythical men  MPR NewsRobert Bly is probably best known for his controversial nonfiction book 'Iron John.' But as a poet, he's conjured deeply resonant imagery of nature and war for 60 ...
EPIC Poetry Group: Poet's Corner - small town embrace, in which the poet becomes a bird  My Edmonds NewsMy Edmonds News is pleased to present the second installment of a new feature, Poet's Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group.
Poet Quits Swedish Academy After Being Found to Leak Names of Nobel Prize Winners  News18The poet Katarina Frostenson and her photographer husband Jean-Claude Arnault, who was jailed last year for rape, have been at the centre of turmoil at the ...
Nuggets' Nikola Jokic on season-high 39 points: 'Poetry in motion'  Longmont Times-CallDENVER — The Nuggets have won five in a row overall and 10 in a row at the Pepsi Center, but Nikola Jokic is working on a different, more poetic streak.

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