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.

In The News:

Neerav Patel and the poetry of the oppressed  LivemintThe bilingual Dalit poet Neerav Patel, who wrote in Gujarati and English, died on 15 May in Ahmedabad. The news of his death was not buried under the more ...
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Raymond Antrobus becomes first poet to win Rathbones Folio prize  The GuardianThe Perseverance, using the writer's experience of deafness to explore human communication, was praised by judges as 'exceptionally brave and kind'
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The Making of Poetry by Adam Nicolson review — Wordsworth, Coleridge, opium and mislaid cheese  The TimesOn a beautiful afternoon in the late spring of 1798 Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his young friend William Hazlitt set off for dinner with William Wordsworth.
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#NPRPoetry Month: Poet Danez Smith  NPRNPR's Michel Martin talks Twitter poetry with Danez Smith, co-host of The Poetry Foundation's VS podcast.
Remembering Omar Khayyam: 10 Rubaiyat by the poet on his birth anniversary  The Indian ExpressOmar Khayyam Quotes, Books and Poems: Astronomer, Persian poet and mathematician, Omar Khayyam is known for his contribution in the fields of poetry.
KFAC to host poetry workshop  Morehead State University NewsThe Kentucky Folk Art Center will host the “Getting Started with Poetry” workshop, Saturday, May 25 from 1 to 3 p.m..
Edouard Vuillard: The Poetry of the Everyday, Holburne Museum, Bath, review: domestic fragments that contain worlds of thought and feeling  Telegraph.co.ukEdouard Vuillard rarely left the Paris apartment he shared with his elderly mother, and at first sight his paintings appear inconsequential, like the kind of random ...
Celebration of music and poetry  Wicklow PeopleAshford's annual Féile Londubh poetry and music festival featured everything from storytelling for children to woodland walks.
Poetry workshops for aspiring writers  Port Macquarie NewsProfessor of English Literature and Creative Writing in San Antonio, Natalia Trevio is the author of two poetry collections. Raised in a Spanish-speaking hous...
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Students read original poetry at the Beinecke  Yale Daily NewsOn Tuesday afternoon, eight student poets gathered in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library to read their work before an audience of roughly 100 ...
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Ravenna teacher self-publishes book of poetry  Record-CourierFor 34 years, Mike Whitmore has been carrying around a small black notebook in his back pocket. When he was in his 20s, he would jot down thoughts while ...
James Matthew Wilson on What Poetry Is, and Isn’t  National ReviewJames Matthew Wilson is an award-winning professor of religion and literature at Villanova University and the author of two poetry collections, Some Permanent ...
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Poet Laureate Simon Armitage elected Oxford college honorary fellow  BBC NewsSimon Armitage says Trinity College "provided the perfect foundation" while an Oxford professor.
Day Jobs: Arresting poetry  PRIA Baltimore police officer turns to poetry to understand his experiences on the job.
Poetry spot: 'Molcajete' by Annaleez Fishkind  AZCentralPoetry spot is part of a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.
Poetry Out Loud Winner: Isabella Callery  NPRThe National Champion of this year's Poetry Out Loud competition was announced Wednesday. Isabella Callery recites "Thoughtless Cruelty" by Charles Lamb.
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€10,000 Moth Poetry Prize winner revealed. Read it here  The Irish TimesJude Nutter has won the €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize for her poem Dead Drift at a special event at Poetry Ireland in Dublin last night, as part of the Poetry Day ...
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'Rouse for Ray' to memorialize Port Angeles poet Saturday  Peninsula Daily NewsPORT ANGELES — In his short and blazing life, Raymond Carver inspired people: from “Wild” writer Cheryl Strayed to Alejandro Iñarritu, director of the ...
Origami Doll by Shirley McClure: poetry as life force  The Irish TimesI felt her loss keenly while working with her poems. There were so many questions I wanted to ask her.
Sikkim touches new height hosting poetry meet at 17800 feet  Northeast NowTeam of Chiya Kavita organized 'Hewma Kavita 2019' (poetry meet) last weekend at the most popular tourist destination Gurudongmar in North Sikkim.
An introduction to Chinese poetry in translation: Five anthologies  SupChinaApril is National Poetry Month, and we're celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past and present. We've featured poets across all ...
Les Murray's 'second funeral' and his everlasting poetry  Sydney Morning HeraldThe poet survived what he considered his first funeral. On Friday he will be farewelled at his second, but his work will survive him.
Poetry, prose and photography, oh my!  Newport News TimesThe county's newest arts publication has put out its first issue and, with it, the work of Toledo Library patrons: “bibliattack,” a small, independently published art ...
In Israel, There Are Poetry Slams For The Deaf  ForwardIn Israel, accessibility for the hearing impaired is far ahead of American media -- with sign language a norm on news broadcasts.
Internationalism looms large in new poetry collections  The Irish TimesJulie Morrissy's playful and wry debut Where, the Mile End; new work from Ciaran O'Rourke and Eileen Sheehan.
Six Poets Recommend Six Poems for Poetry Day Ireland  RTE.ieFor Poetry Day Ireland, six poets were asked by Poetry Ireland to recommend a poem close to their heart...
The Mysterious Ingenue and Siren Who Wowed 19th-Century Readers With Her Verse  The New York TimesL.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated 'Female Byron,'” by Lucasta Miller, analyzes the work and career of the ...
How poetry turned a failing comprehensive into one of Oxford’s most oversubscribed schools  Spectator.co.ukKate Clanchy is an extraordinary person. She is a veteran of 30 years' teaching in difficult state schools, as well as an acclaimed poet (awarded an MBE in…
Southern California poets find eager audiences at Claremont readings  Press-EnterpriseTo hear the diverse voices of Southern California's poets and beyond, head to Claremont, a town that values poetry. Every April since the early 1990s, ...
Skinhead laureate: How Philly poets feel betrayed by former revered poet with white nationalist past  Philly.comFrank Sherlock, Philadelphia's second poet laureate, was in a white nationalist punk band in 1988.
Project turns poetry written by Holocaust victims into music  New York Post TEL AVIV — A Holocaust memorial project in Israel is turning poetry written by Jews during the Nazi genocide into songs, hoping the new music will amplify ...

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