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Is poetry political? It seems a silly question to ask, even during National Poetry Month which is technically not state-sponsored but very much in the spirit of public communion. Plato, in his Republiccalled for the censoring and banning of poets.
As a teen, you may be full of intense emotions, feelings, and thoughts. You may feel a high level of angst towards the world, towards your parents, and towards yourself. You can channel your feelings of anger, confusion, and frustration into something creative, such as poetry.
It is with great pride and humility that I announce that I have accepted the appointment of Prince George's County Poet Laureate for a 3 year term. I also look forward to building bridges between generations and cultures as well as between the poetry community and those for whom poets speak. Prince George's Suite Magazine.
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Winner of several prestigious awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award, Olds is known for writing intensely personal, emotionally scathing poetry which graphically depicts family life as well as global political events. Her work is often built out of intimate details concerning her children, her fraught relationship with her parents and, most controversially, her sex life. Listening to Olds, we hear a proud, urgent, human voice.
Rupi Kaur is the modern day poet. The year-old internet star is known for her short poetry and prose showcased on both Tumblr and Instagram. The Toronto-based writer began sharing her poetry on Tumblr in her teenage years with friends, family and a small community of South Asian women.
Some are funny, some are angry, some are observations of the modern world, many are very sad, and of course, a very large number of them are about love! I missed some memories in my past But i hope this emotion of mine will last Missing my whole family maybe turn into crying And it makes me feel that my heart is dying. I missed the time when i'm not all alone I mean when my family were all in home When we eat together it was so nice and fun 'cause we talked and laughed together as long as we can.