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Imelda May on poetry and equality (via The Irish Post)

Full Title: "INTERVIEW: Imelda May on poetry and equality ahead of all-female 'Imagining Ireland' cultural event" THIS MONTH will see Irish singer, songwriter and poet Imelda May take to the stage at London's Barbican Hall as part of a one-night only, all-female line-up event showcasing some of the best talent Ireland has to offer. But … Continue reading Imelda May on poetry and equality (via The Irish Post)

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The nine lives of Cats: how poetry became a musical, then a film (via Guardian)

When Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats appeared in the first week of October 1939, it might have been thought that its author had lost the plot. It was only 17 years since TS Eliot had published The Waste Land, his cryptic lament for the moral and psychic disintegration that both caused and followed the first world war. Now, a … Continue reading The nine lives of Cats: how poetry became a musical, then a film (via Guardian)

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Rupi Kaur Is the Writer of the Decade (via The New Republic)

Rupi Kaur has published two books: 2015’s Milk and Honey, 2017’s The Sun and Her Flowers. Her epigrammatic verse is spare, the offspring of classical aphorism (if you’re feeling generous) and the language of self-help. The poems have a confessional, earnest manner; disarmingly full of feeling, they can be easy to dismiss. Nevertheless, Rupi Kaur, a Canadian … Continue reading Rupi Kaur Is the Writer of the Decade (via The New Republic)

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Olivia Gatwood, a Poet With a YouTube Following, Branches Out (via NY Times)

If Olivia Gatwood had never found poetry, she would probably be dead by now. She said this nonchalantly backstage before a performance at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg for several hundred fans. A few minutes later, she was slathering lavender oil on her tattooed arms. “I don’t like perfume,” she said. “It makes me feel … Continue reading Olivia Gatwood, a Poet With a YouTube Following, Branches Out (via NY Times)