Federico García Lorca

Marking the 122nd anniversary of the birth of Federico García Lorca born on 5th June 1898. The most prominent poet of the group Generation of ’27 and one of the most celebrated and influencial Spanish poets, García Lorca is famous also for his political commitment in the period of turmoil leading to the Civil WarContinue reading “Federico García Lorca”

Walt Whitman

Poems by Walt Whitman, from the collection “Leaves of Grass” have been published over the past months in this blog, in original language, with translations in Italian: Among the Multitude Are You the New Person For Him I Sing Native Moments That Shadow My Likeness This Moment Yearning and Thoughtful One of the most popularContinue reading “Walt Whitman”

Walt Whitman

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth, born on  31/5/1819 Among the most influencial American poets and a great interpreter of the American soul in the second half of the XIX century. Also an innovator in poetry, often recognised as the father of the free verse. His collection of poems “Leaves of Grass” wasContinue reading “Walt Whitman”

The Pinko Commie Dyke Kills / an interview with poet Julie R. Enszer — Bekah Steimel

The Pinko Commie Dyke Kills by Julie R. Enszer babies on street cornerswith the steel speculumshe has been carryingsince she was nineteenand gazing at her cervixwith a group of women now with the Kumbaya ofbody exploration passedabortion docs in demandcommanding high feesfor a simple D & Cso the pinko commie dykehelps women dilate andevacuate theirContinue reading “The Pinko Commie Dyke Kills / an interview with poet Julie R. Enszer — Bekah Steimel”

My Bohemian Life (Ma Bohème) by Arthur Rimbaud — rantslate

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet who is known as one of the most influential Symbolists. His influence on modern literature and arts is literally everywhere. Born in Charleville-Mézières, Rimbaud started writing at a very young age and excelled as a student, but abandoned his formalContinue reading “My Bohemian Life (Ma Bohème) by Arthur Rimbaud — rantslate”

HBD: Mary Renault and Richard Wright — In Case You’re Interested

Today marks birthdays for Mary Renault (b. 1905) and Richard Wright (b. 1908), two authors who used their tremendous talents to tackle social injustice and institutional discrimination. Renault’s novels, including 1953’s The Charioteer and 1956’s The Last of the Wine, challenged homophobia: the first directly, the second, like most of her works, indirectly, through the […]Continue reading “HBD: Mary Renault and Richard Wright — In Case You’re Interested”

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