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Spring Ahead

Poetry Foundation | Posted 04.06.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Poets have a close relationship to this tender season. By Annie Finch Spring, like poetry, makes us humble. Poets have a perennially close relationsh...

Culture Is Only A Thin Apple Peel Over A Glowing Chaos

Lena Hades | Posted 04.04.2016 | Arts
Lena Hades

All great artists which I call artistocrats have a constant lifelong desire to communicate vitally important messages. But sometimes a fervent desire to be understood and to convey an important message looks like a declamation of a Shakespeare's Sonnet to a hungry dog.

Europe Without Myth? Greek Antiquity and the Avant-Garde

Helene Politou-Marmarinou | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Helene Politou-Marmarinou

"How beautiful the world is | Greece never existed." These verses belong to André Breton, the founder of Surrealism--of that early twentieth-century ...

An American Arcadia - Wilkes County, North Carolina: A Riposte to Katherine Faw Morris

Pietros Maneos | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Pietros Maneos

After researching various avant-garde agrarian adventures such as black truffle cultivation and saffron, I chanced upon a property with an existing black truffle orchard in the tiny town of Moravian Falls, which is located in Wilkes County.

Stoppard and Sappho

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

As I read the two new Sappho poems for the first time, I thought of Stoppard constantly. It seemed as if he'd somehow conjured them into re-existing, to me at least, by the graceful, gracious way he treated Sappho in his most recent stage play.

This Is What a Feminist Looks Like: A Feminist Reader Reminds Us that Feminism Is Rooted in 2,500 Years of Philosophy and Activism

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 02.02.2014 | Women
Mary Pauline Lowry

The declaration "This is what a feminist looks like" has had a recent resurgence thanks to Kelly Martin Broderick, a woman who was photographed with a sign saying just that.

Weeklings: Gay Men, Pick a Celebrity Lesbian Wife! (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

This week, Archibshop Oscar Cruz of the Philippines said he has no problem with gay men marrying lesbians, because, as he put it, "[t]he anatomy is there." I think this idea is kind of awesome, so in this edition of Weeklings!, I pick the best celebrity lesbian brides for myself.

Saving A Lost Maria Callas Opera

www.smh.com.au | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home

It's a story which involves the late international diva Maria Callas, the rediscovery of a ''lost'' masterpiece by a female Australian composer, and a...

Poetry: Can You Write A Poem In Sapphic Form?

The Guardian | Billy Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There aren't many verse forms that are named after their originators; poetry doesn't seem to work much like biology in that respect. There's the Cleri...