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Famous Poets

This Man Has Visited 300 Dead Poets' Graves

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 10.04.2013 | Books

PORTLAND, Maine -- PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who's devoted himself to honoring the memory of poets from the past has now visited 300 grave ...

Gift a Poem: Please a Heart

Anthony Strano | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

So often we are told "think before you speak." In our world of mass media most words are collections of mass trinkets that say very little of worth. A poem is different.

National Poetry Month: Read New Work From Four Great Poets

Posted 04.01.2012 | Books

Salman Rushdie said, "a poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going ...

Why Emily Dickinson Is One Author's Hero

The Guardian | Helen Oyeyemi | Posted 08.08.2011 | Books

People came to visit her and left feeling shaken. Often because she refused to see them, but sometimes because she didn't refuse....

Remembering 9/11 Through Poetry

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

After the tragedy of September 11th, poetry helped people cope with emotions that they otherwise struggled to grasp.

The Official and Unofficial (and Brilliant and Insane) Poetry of Wimbledon

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

You've surely heard about the "poetry" of a Roger Federer winner or a Serena Williams blast. But this year's Wimbledon tournament has also led to some poetry in the literary sense of the word.

Wimbledon Crowns a Poet

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

In a strange marriage of poetry and sports, Wimbledon has appointed a "Championships Poet" to help celebrate the world's most prestigious tennis event.