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SORCERY – Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn / Create with special parents background, having Chinese ancestor.

Mixed media style, often incorporating song, poetry and images. Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is ready to challenge your assumptions. There’s a walled citadel from where the Spanish ruled their eastern empire, together incredible markets. The colonial Spanish walled (in area of Intramuros), is an interesting place to explore. Its Chinatown (also known as Binondo), it’s an exquisite place …

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TO BE IN LOVE – Shuntaro Tanikawa /Bearing the weight of being alone.

The Japanese living poet you’ve never heard of. On the outside this town looks like any technologically advanced modern city, but don’t forget it’s home to some world famous traditional and historical landmarks. Tokyo is a mix of ultra-modern skyscrapers and traditional historical temples. Highlights in Tokyo? Watch a Japanese ceremony and sumo matches, enjoying your special dinner a a …

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CROSSING HALF OF CHINA TO SLEEP WITH YOU – Yu Xiuhua / When writing poems means facing yourself, not facing others.

Because they’re simple, and don’t have many words. Hubei is a province located in the Central China region, where was born poet Yu Xiuhua. The territory was part of the powerful State of Chu. The most celebrated element of Hubei cuisine, is the Wuchang bream (a freshwater bream that is steamed). Its Shennongjia area, is the alleged home of the …

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AFTER MIDNIGHT – Mohan Rana / A poetry that defies any categorisation.

Thinking in verse, thinking about poetry. Don’t forget: enjoy the famous “paratha wali gali” (a delicious stuffed fried bread, with fresh creamy curd and home made pickles). The city of New Delhi still bears the influence of British colonial rule, also in its buildings and propensity for high tea. Uncover its scents and flavors through narrow alleyways and crowded backstreets. …

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ALONE – Deborah Ager / Writing in captivating style, challenges you to stare ugly truths.

Confronting the world’s issues. A thriving economy, supports 200 restaurants, art galleries, theaters, and boutiques. Bethesda, located just northwest of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C., it takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House. Here, Positano Italian Restaurant http://www.epositano.com/ is a unique hybrid in the heart of Bethesda, that lets patrons eat, drink, and be merry. …

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RUGHT HERE WAS THE OCEAN – Zehra Nigah

Serious themes and more innovative forms. Its culture is characterized by the blending of Middle Eastern, Western and Asian influences. Located on the coast, Karachi has a mild climate, with low levels of rainfall. Port Grand is an extensive food street and entertainment complex located at Port of Karachi (near Native Jetty Bridge, in downtown). Here, you don’t only get …

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MEMORIES – Carlo Malinverni / Admire as the sole art, the art so-called pure, that is its end in itself

Memories over infamous sweet rocks. He was born in Genoa in 1855 in a bourgeois family, dividing his life between his work in the bank and writing in newspapers of the time. If you read a particular poem of his you will find the word “gnàgnoa”. That is the existential anguish that the poet CARLO MALINVERNI managed to soothe with …

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QUITE RADICAL, BUT POWERLESS TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT – John Fuller / Think about literature

Becoming poet, novelist and critic It has been a market town since the 13th century. Ashford, a town in the county of Kent, it lies on the River Great Stour, about 61 miles (98 km) southeast of central London. Its St Mary’s Church, has been a landmark since the 13th century, and now it functions as a centre for worship …

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AFTERNOON RAIN IN STATE STREET – Poem by Amy Lowell

Exploring the Imagist style, mixing formal verse and free forms Her poem “Fixed Idea” was published in 1910, after which she published individual poems in various journals. In October of 1912, Houghton Mifflin published her first collection. She was encouraged to write from an early age, and at seventeen she secluded herself in the 7,000-book library, to study literature. She …

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FROM THE PALM OF MY HAND – Víctor Terán / When Love flowers unceasingly, like a sickness

When love is bigger than a cloud A typical Mexican city? With a lively market, Juchitán de Zaragoza it’s a special town for the traveler, simply because few other gringos do. There are many festivals and celebrations in this town that has a Muxe community with cisgender men who dress in traditionally female. Around the main plaza, are stands offering …

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