Superman

So many looked to you for inspiration,

Unlikely hero for the wheelchair nation.

Proudly you fought and proudly you believed,

Everyone loved you Christopher Reeve.

Readily it seemed you accepted your fate,

Man you are super..man you are great!

All the nation mourns a hero has passed,

No more bound, you fly again at last!

Bill Herren

Bill Herren is webmaster for http://www.personalized-name-poems.com your source for personalized poetry and gifts.

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Poetry Audiobooks DO Exist — And You Can Listen These 6 Right Now  BustleWhether it's fiction or nonfiction, there's a general assumption that most audiobooks are written in prose. But you might not have realized that there are some ...
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U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on Writing, Poetry As Social Activism, & "The Slowdown"  New Hampshire Public RadioU.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith was awarded the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry at the Currier Museum in Manchester on Wednesday, December 12.
Poetry in motion  The Daily News of NewburyportAMESBURY — Pam Fenner has had a long, ongoing relationship with a man she never met — and so has much of the city.
Curating an LGBT version of the Poetry Jukebox  The Irish TimesThis project represents the first 'anthology' of LGBT writing on this island.
Winter Poetry Salon on Pearl Street  Tribeca TribThe Winter Poetry Salon will take place Tuesday, January 8 at 7 p.m. You don't have to be a writer or parent to come, but you must be 21 or older. Admission is ...
Viral verse: Poets of Instagram inject new life, fresh voices into poetry genre  CBC NewsPoetry is having a renaissance thanks to a generation of young, accessible writers breathing new life into the literary form via Instagram.
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Poetry spot: 'Croak' by Sawyer Elms  AZCentralPoetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
15 Poetry Collections From 2018 You Won't Want To Miss With 2018 coming to a  BustleWith 2018 coming to a close, I know the very LAST thing you probably need is MORE books in your TBR pile. If it's anything like mine, 2018's must-reads are ...
Poetry Meets the Moment(s)  The New York TimesThe Book Review's poetry editor, Gregory Cowles, discusses Tracy K. Smith's essay about political poetry and more from this week's special issue.
In These New Essays, John McPhee Finds Poetry in the Material at Hand  The New York TimesThe Patch,” his seventh collection, probes landscapes from New Jersey to Alaska and profiles a vast cast of characters, from Joan Baez to Thomas Wolfe.
The best Canadian poetry of 2018  CBC.ca2018 was a great year for books. Here are CBC Books's top 12 Canadian works of poetry that came out this year.
Meet Porsha Olayiwola, Boston’s new poet laureate  The Boston GlobeOlayiwola, a Jamaica Plain resident and artistic director of MassLEAP, aims “to do poetry where poetry isn't.”
Can Poetry Help Us Create Meaning Out Of Despair?  wgbh.orgPoet Richard Blanco highlighted his favorite works by poet Ada Limón, which are united by a common theme of searching for meaning in "seeming oblivion."
Poetry in motion along Monroe Street - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3All six Madison poet laureates are represented in a Madison Arts Commission project that has embedded 12 poems, two from each poet, in the sidewalks along ...
When poetry and music combine  DispatchLIVEEast London-born musician Aston Wylie and local poet Megan Ross will be giving their home town an intimate performance in a joint soireé.
Bertolt Brecht: Poet and Communist  The New York TimesThe Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht,” translated and edited by Tom Kuhn and David Constantine, brings together more than 1000 poems.
Political Poetry Is Hot Again. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How.  The New York TimesTracy K. Smith, the United States poet laureate, looks at the ways poetry has dealt with the shifting political landscapes of the past two decades.
‘Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes’ Review: A Pro in Need of Poetry  Wall Street JournalWashington. Charline von Heyl, the German-born (1960) abstract painter who splits her working time between New York and Marfa, Texas, is nothing if not ...
Poets at the Post featuring Aaron Wilson : Arts  Smile Politely - Champaign-Urbana's Online MagazineA little before 7 p.m. on a Monday, I escaped the December cold into the Iron Post to, of course, hear some poetry. The second Monday of each month, Iron Post ...
How Poetry Informs How A Boston Doctor Treats His Patients  WBURRafael Campo has two callings in life: medicine and poetry, and perhaps unsurprisingly, Campo finds himself drawn to the write about illness.
PEN America Mourns Meng Lang, "Exquisite Poet, Courageous Activist"  PEN America"Meng Lang was an exquisite poet, a publisher and promoter of the work of colleagues, a courageous activist, and a strong believer in freedom and human ...
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Dear Damian Hinds, please stop wrecking poetry for children  The GuardianDo you like poetry? I do. It's an art form that can entertain, provoke, console, reflect, observe and much more. A breakthrough for me was at primary school when ...
Hollywood Has Long Turned to Novelists for Help. But Poets?  The New York TimesIn her new film “The Kindergarten Teacher,” Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a frustrated aspiring poet who discovers that a boy in her kindergarten class may be a ...
Lawson Inada's poetry distills cultural heritage  Statesman JournalPoets are chroniclers. Through careful distillation, they put into a few words what scholars take tomes to relate.
On learning to love yourself through poetry  The Boston GlobeThe first collection by National Slam Poetry winner Melissa Lozada-Oliva of Newton is “Peluda.''
The Best Poetry of 2018  The New YorkerDan Chiasson makes a year-end list of his favorite poetry collections from 2018.
Elena Ferrante: ‘If people still told their stories in verse, I would be too embarrassed to write’  The GuardianI grew up with the idea that being a poet is for truly exceptional people, while anyone can have a go at prose. Maybe it was the fault of my school, which instilled ...
He’s a Legend of Contemporary Poetry. There’s Finally a Volume of His Collected Work.  The New York TimesIn poems that cajole, beguile, praise and evoke, Robert Bly makes the case that poetry should be near the center of life.
Mahoso reignites love for poetry  NewsDayZIMBABWE Media Commission chief executive Tafataona Mahoso has rekindled his love for poetry with a collection that touches on a raft of issues, including ...
A Poet Takes Aim at the Literary and Political Patriarchy  The New York TimesIn Anne Waldman's latest collection, “Trickster Feminism,” her verses argue on behalf of collective expression — and collective responsibility.
Can't Find Time To Read? Poetry Might Make The Perfect Gift  NPRPoet Tess Taylor says a good poem can "reroute your day" in under five minutes. She offers suggestions for poetry that "takes you to a different place, and then ...
Two New Volumes by Adrienne Rich, Game-Changing Feminist, Poet and Essayist  The New York TimesSelected Poems: 1950-2012,” and “Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry,” are laden with insights that, six years after Rich's death, remain as ...
Meena Alexander, Poet Who Wrote of Dislocation, Dies at 67  The New York TimesMeena Alexander, a poet and scholar whose writings reflected the search for identity that came with a peripatetic life, including time in India, Africa, Europe and ...
Forget Beatnik Cliches: A Fresh Style of Jazz and Poetry is Brewing  KQEDIt's taken more than five decades, but *fresh* jazz/poetry collaborations have finally shaken the tired cliches festering in the zeitgeist since the Beat movement of ...
Lasisi celebrates Oshodi in new poetry video  The PunchChux Ohai Award-winning performance poet and journalist, Akeem Lasisi, recently unveiled a new poetry video titled Oshodi and an online media plat...
Is contemporary poetry really in 'a rotten state' - or just a new one?  The GuardianRose Tremain and Robin Robertson have criticised poets for abandoning 'craft' – but that argument silences the possibilities offered by new voices.
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Meng Lang, Poet Who Promoted Dissident Writers, Dies at 57  The New York TimesMeng Lang, a poet who promoted Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, along with other dissident Chinese writers, died on Dec. 12 in Hong Kong.
Poetry plagiarism: All the twists in row surrounding Deepa Nisanth and Sreechithran  The News MinuteOn Thursday, writer, teacher and occasional orator Deepa Nisanth, teaching at the Sree Kerala Varma College in Thrissur, was accused of plagiarising a poem.
Award-winning poet Ted Blodgett overflowed with inspiration  The Globe and MailPoetic inspiration could strike Ted Blodgett at any time. While he was sitting at a concert, for instance, or in the bathtub. He would then have to get up and ...
Our favourite books of the year, and prose poetry with Claudia Rankine – books podcast  The GuardianOn this week's show, we reveal the books we loved most in 2018 and discuss the future of prose poetry with poets Rankine, Jeremy Noel-Tod and Emily Berry.
For an Ohio Poet, Love Is What Gets Us Through  The New York TimesMarcus Jackson's collection “Pardon My Heart” celebrates the way deep emotion unfogs and energizes the experience of living.
The importance of poetry and reading between the lines | Letters  The GuardianLetters: Mary Gameson wants to see poetry on our front pages, while Joan Lewis looks into Sats results and reading ability.
How to See the Poetry in Plants  Atlas ObscuraResearchers who work in tropical rain forests often speak of the hassles of it all: Whacking through dense vegetation is tricky, especially when you're lugging ...
One poet’s advice for feeling at home in the unfamiliar  PBS NewsHourThe pages of Jenny Xie's first poetry collection will take you places. Bouncing from Vietnam to New York, reading “Eye Level” feels like leaning your head ...
Complicated, Challenging 'Revolution Sunday' Mixes Prose And Poetry  NPRCuban writer Wendy Guerra has lived under surveillance in her home country, and she works that experience into her intense new novel about a young poet in ...
Monday's Google Doodle Honors Poet Nelly Sachs  ForbesMonday's Google Doodle honors poet and playwright Nelly Sachs, who escaped from Nazi Germany in 1940 and gave a voice to the horrors of the Holocaust ...
Poetry Programme preview: TS Eliot Prize nominee Ailbhe Darcy  RTE.ieIn the Poetry Programme at 7:30 pm on Sunday 16th December on RTÉ Radio 1, Olivia O'Leary meets Ailbhe Darcy, whose collection Insistence has been ...
Prize-nominated poet's debut cancelled as plagiarism accusations build  The GuardianSeveral authors have accused Ailey O'Toole of using their poems to write her own, including the Pushcart-nominated Gun Metal. Alison Flood. Thu 6 Dec 2018 ...
Full Episode: Seth Moulton, Former Mass. House Speaker Sal DiMasi, Using Poetry In Medicine  WBURHost Deborah Becker speaks with Rep. Seth Moulton as the federal government is on the verge of another shutdown. Also, now that he's out of prison on ...
Poetry Twitter Erupts over a Plagiarist in Their Midst  VultureAiley O'Toole tattooed a poem onto her skin from her Puschart Prize-nominated poem “Gun Metal.” It turns out she'd stolen those words from Rachel McKibbens.
On Poetry: Finding the spirit of holiness | Local News  Traverse City Record EagleI know, I know, not all of us are Christians. The poet himself was Jewish. But it seems like this poem, this story, opens itself to multiple cultures. The story.
Best books of 2018: Poetry  Financial TimesThe Coming of the Little Green Man, by John Agard, Bloodaxe Books, RRP£9.95. In the year when we learnt of the damage and cruelty that the UK's ...
The Problem With Silence as Festival Poetry Calabar opens  Guardian NigeriaWith 'The Problem with Silence: Poets in Crisis Periods'as theme, Poets in Nigeria (PIN) will on December 20 through 22, 2018 hold the fourth edition of this ...
Two Canadian collections make New York Times' top 10 poetry picks  Cape Breton PostNEW YORK — Two Canadian poets have made the New York Times Book Review's list of the best poetry collections of 2018. Richard Sanger of Toronto was ...
UW Researcher Promotes Use Of Poetry In Science  Wyoming Public MediaA paper published in BioScience looks at how poetry can be used to teach scientific concepts and how researchers can use poetry to gain a new perspective.
Listen: Poetry in Atlanta shows another side of city culture  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionListen now or open in iTunes or Google Play: Atlanta poet Ryan Jones may have felt defea...
Poetry in motion (0-5)  FC BarcelonaSensational football sees Barça power their way to victory in Valencia. Yet another hat-trick for Leo Messi's collection; Luis Suárez and Gerard Piqué get the ...
a calming mix full of experimental poetry, by swedish duo flora  i-DThis article originally appeared on i-D Germany. "Come back. Take me by surprise. I don't want to see it coming. I want you to take action. You in control. Out of ...
Robin Robertson: ‘Writing poetry has very little to do with the intellect’  The GuardianThe Scottish poet and editor on defying conventions of genre, the elusive nature of what he does, and the importance of external validation.
Hurling and poetry: Ó Bhéal’s word-clash of the ash  Irish ExaminerBy John Tynan. IF EVER there was a field sport so poetic that words can only but strive to do it justice, it is hurling and its proponents, the Cúchulains of Croker, ...
The power of poetry to bring different cultures closer  Daily News & AnalysisThe power of poetry to bring different cultures closer - It will be hard for people living today to believe that his sole subject of discourse was Tamil poetry.
Patrick Kavanagh, a poet who never shunned hard truths, inspires a new generation  The Irish TimesThe Lea-Green Down features more than 60 new poems responding to Kavanagh's work.
Here's to another poetry plagiarism scandal – and here's how to fix it  The Globe and MailPlagiarism scandals seem to be popping up more frequently in poetry than in any other genre. Every week there is incontrovertible proof that some poet has ...
Lemn Sissay’s Superkids — can poetry help troubled minds?  Financial Times“They're thought of as intrinsically bad,” says poet Lemn Sissay, referring to children in care. I would have thought most people would realise that such children ...
Poems About Loss That Shatter Meaning and Borders  The New York TimesBe With,” by Forrest Gander, plumbs death and grief with an alertness to the fragility of life — and of language.
A Puschart Prize-Nominated Poet Has Been Accused Of Plagiarism By Numerous Poets  BustleAnother literary prize, another scandal. Poet Rachel McKibbens, whose latest collection, blud, came out earlier this year, has accused Pushcart Prize-nominee ...
Cut & Paste: Justin Phillip Reed's poetry is haunted by St. Louis history  St. Louis Public RadioJustin Phillip Reed's writing career has gotten off to an extraordinary start. Following a chapbook in 2016, this year he published his first collection of poetry ...
Poem: watercolours  InDailyIn today's Poet's Corner, Ben Adams completes two months of South Australian-themed poems with these musings on impressions visions.
Tabloid headlines inspire Tom Smith to publish poetry book “Poet Steals Headlines”  WebWireTom Smith loves to write poetry. In fact, he has published 11 book-length collections of poems to date, the latest of which is “Poet Steals Headlines: Sentenced to ...
First time out: Debut poetry by Duy Doan, Chanda Feldman, July Westhale  San Francisco ChronicleOpening Duy Doan's debut poetry collection, “We Play a Game” (Yale University Press; $20), we enter an elusive world of syllables and animals, where past and ...
National Student Poet shares gifts with hometown  Huntington Herald DispatchHUNTINGTON - Huntington's own National Student Poet Darius Atefat-Peckham shared his talent with his hometown Tuesday at the Cabell County Public ...
Road-Tripping With California's Poet Laureate (Who Helped Invent The Jello Jiggler!)  LAistCalifornia poet laureate Dana Gioia made it his goal to visit all 58 counties in California. He made most of those trips in his 10-year-old car. (Carla Javier/LAist).
Jazz Pianist Helen Sung On Poetry, Being Asian-American And The Debt She Owes Harry Connick Jr.  WBURAs a student at the University of Texas Austin, pianist and composer Helen Sung was set on a classical career. But when she saw Harry Connick Jr. play at a ...
Sheffield’s first hip-hop poet laureate: 'gone are the days of tradition'  The GuardianThe poet appointed by lord mayor Magid Magid to champion creative arts wants to change the face of poetry.
Akeem Lasisi: Novel ride through musical poetry, video  GuardianOn the Nigerian cultural scene, poetry is being reborn in many interesting guises. No longer is it satisfied with just being confined and read on the pages of a ...
Poetry Programme: Vona Groarke, Mary Costello & more  RTE.ieIn the Poetry Programme on Sunday 25th November, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, Olivia O'Leary meets poet Vona Groarke, and novelist Mary Costello chooses ...
Poetry & Pomegranates - Clerkenwell-based restaurant to host special event  Hospitality & Catering NewsYuma Hashemi, chef patron at The Drunken Butler, is hosting a unique event at the Clerkenwell-based restaurant – celebrating the Persian festival of ...
AM Juster's translation of Maximianus, the Last Roman Poet  The Weekly StandardA.M. Juster makes the bawdiness and decrepitude of the forgotten 6th-century poet Maximianus available for the first time to 21st-century readers of English.
Official proclamation: The 20 best poetry books of 2018  The SpinoffAll week this week we present the 20 best books of the year. Today: the 20 best collections of poetry. Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart ...
A Poetry Collection That Opens Up Like a Cabinet of Curiosities  The New York TimesJ. Michael Martinez's “Museum of the Americas” takes on the white gaze, colonial trauma and Mexican migration.
Free Poetry Skool @ Downtown Public Library  Boulder WeeklyPoets gather like words on a page scribed in their own handwriting. as illustrious lines they embody poetic form — such as , a tercet , perhaps —. where this ...
Fahmida Riaz, Our New Aqleema  The WireFahmida Riaz, who passed away on November 21, informed the reader in her first collection of poetry, Patthar ki Zuban (The Language of Stones), that she ...
Poetry on a Budget  New York TimesIn Sullivan County, N.Y., an architect set out to build the bare minimum of a rural retreat: a pared-down house with soul.
A Debut Poet Confronts the Sexual Violence of an Earlier Generation  The New York TimesIn “A Cruelty Special to Our Species,” Emily Jungmin Yoon memorializes the Korean “comfort women” who were forced into prostitution during World War II.
Poet Michael Robbins offers picks for best poetry collections of 2018  Chicago TribunePoet and critic Michael Robbins offers his picks for best poetry collections of 2018, from a debut by Vanessa Couto Johnson to a new translation of Bertolt Brecht.
The best poetry books of 2018  The Irish TimesOur critics choose works by Mahon, Jamie, O'Sullivan and others.
Wollongong girl's heartbreaking winning poetry for a brother lost  Illawarra MercuryI wanted to let go of what I was holding in my heart”.
Bethel names first poet laureate  Danbury News TimesBETHEL — Bethel's new poet laureate finds that it's the experiences that hit close to home for a writer that tend to be the most relatable to others. “In poetry, I ...
Kumar Vishwas, other poets make audience laugh, think  Times of IndiaNagpur: Despite rains leading to a last minute venue change, the poetry programme titled 'Ek Shaam Kumar Vishwas Ke Naam' organized during the ongoing.
Poet's retreat held in Ajman  The NationalEvent aimed at highlighting the importance of the arts in the Emirates.
Pushcart-Nominated Poet Accused of Plagiarizing Multiple Peers  JezebelEarlier this week, Twitter was full of up-and-coming writers celebrating their Pushcart Prize nominations. The Pushcart, which honors works published by small ...
Poetry Programme: Sarah Crossan & Natalya O'Flaherty  RTE.ieIn this week's Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1, Olivia O'Leary meets Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan and performance poet Natalya O'Flaherty. Listen to it ...
Poetry spot: 'Anarchy on the Edge of a Hairline' by Ernesto L. Abeytia  AZCentralPoetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
Maya C. Popa Joins 'PW' as Poetry Reviews Editor  Publishers WeeklyMaya C. Popa has joined Publishers Weekly as its new poetry reviews editor, effective immediately. Popa succeeds Alex Crowley in the post and will be ...
The ultimate gift: Iowa teacher pens book of poetry for his mother  Des Moines RegisterAt age 10, John Thompson promised himself he'd write a book about his mom. Now 55, he did — and giving it to her was among the "happiest" moments.

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