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INNOCENCE AND FRANKNESS – Noshi Gillani, writing poems in Urdu and English

Her poetic creativity has attracted international audience in Australia and Pakistan, Canada and the United States. Life abroad has increased the complexity of her poems, reinforcing her sense of female identity. In Pakistan, a woman who writes poems in Urdu, gains an international audience. Her fifth collection of poems was released in 2008. Noshi Gillani was born in 1964 in ...

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INFINITELY, BETWEEN SENSUALITY AND DISPERATION – The poetry of Emile Verhaeren

In the southwest of the province of Antwerp, you can visit Sint-Amands, https://www.belgium.be/nl/contactinfo_en_sites/Gemeenten/sint-amands where Schelde naturally determines the city’s boundary. This border is a true tourist attraction with dams, where you can ride bicycles (or walk for miles) and with water, which is ideal for canoeists or water skiers. The Belgian poet Émile Verhaeren was born in Sint-Amands in 1855. ...

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GREY HAIRS – Poem, by Marina Tsvetaeva

She began writing poetry already in her early childhood, debuting as a poet at the age of 18. Her father was a professor of art history and her mother was a talented pianist. Marina Tsvetaeva was born in Moscow, but with the family traveled a lot, also attending the Sorbonne school in Paris. A collection of her poems – composed ...

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ANSWER – Poem, by Andrzej Titkow

Andrzej Titkow is the author of dozens documentaries, feature films, TV shows, TV shows and theatrical performances. He is a Polish poet, director and screenwriter. He was born in Warsaw in 1946, debuting as a poet in 1963. He graduated at the Lodz High School in Film, Television and Theater. Since 1973 he has been associated with the Documentary Companion ...

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I LOVE YOU – Poem, by Lörinc Szabó

Lőrinc Szabó was a Hungarian poet and translator, born in Miskolc in 1900. He began his studies at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, but did not finish his studies. He preferred to work for a literary periodical. His first book of poetry – Earth, Forest, God – had been published in 1922, achieving remarkable success. Lőrinc Szabó had fought in ...

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ONE NIGHT – Dobriša Cesarić

  He wrote no more than about one hundred poems in just over half a century (most of which fit on a single page). Dobriša Cesarić was a Croatian poet and translator, born in Požega. He was the founder of modern Croatian poetry. He spent his childhood in Osijek. In the midst of World War I, he moved to Zagreb, ...

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VOICES – The breathtaking beauty of the poems of Costantino Kavafis

The beauty of his lyrics is amazing. Even with a few words he could summon a tumultuous world. Employed in his life in an Egyptian office, he secretly cultivated his love for poetry. His writing was ironic and totally disenchanted toward reality. His first collection of poems, many times epigraphic and essential, was published in 1935. The poetic production of ...

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INTEREST IN ECOLOGY AND CULTURE – Kenneth Rexroth, promoter of the poetic Renaissance in San Francisco

Until the nineteenth century, this area was known as shelter of bandits hiding among woods and canyons. KENNETH REXROTH, born in 1905, was an American poet, translator and critical essayist and promoter of the poetic Renaissance in San Francisco. In the 1920s he settled in Chicago, where he held political activity and attended the bohemian intellectuals. He was among the ...

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NOT FEAR – Poem, by Rafael Guillen

Rafael Sebastián Guillén Vicente (identified as Subcomandante Marcos) was born in Tampico in 1957. Like many of his generation, he was radicalized by the events of 1968, becoming militant in a Maoist organization. In 1981 he was one of the five students of the university department of letters and philosophy, who have received national medal of excellence. His famous political ...

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TO LOVE, TO WONDER – The Poetry of Sitor Situmorang

During the Suharto regime, he, a Christian, for communion sympathies suffered eight years in prison. He is an Indonesian poet, essayist and writer of short stories. Born in North Tapanuli (north of Sumatra) in 1924, he belongs to the “Generation of the 45” (a group of artists, who matured during Japanese occupation and revolution, sharing the same existential rigor). All ...

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