Posts from the ‘Poets’ Category

  • Behind closed doors

    The 32-Year-Old Poet who was Executed for Waging War on a Barbarous God

    March 20th, 2014 | Poets | journalpulp | No Comments

    “I have tried to defend the legitimate right that every people in this world should have which is the right to live freely with full civil rights.” — Hashem Shaabani, February, 2014 This just happened. On February 17th, 2014, the Iranian government executed Hashem Shaabani, a thirty-two-year-old Arab-Iranian, and his friend Hadi Rashedi, both of […]

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  • Greatest Living American Poet?

    Greatest Living American Poet?

    March 1st, 2014 | Poets | journalpulp | No Comments

    Richard Purdy Wilbur — American poet and literary translator, second Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1987), two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1957 and again in 1989), New York City native who published his first poem when he was only eight-years-old — was […]

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  • May Swenson: the best poet you’ve never heard of

    September 12th, 2013 | Poets | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    Have you ever heard of May Swenson? Most people haven’t. And yet she’s undoubtedly one of America’s greatest poets — a poet and playwright, I should say, though it’s for her poetry that she’s most properly praised. She was born May 28th, 1913, in Logan, Utah, the oldest of ten children. She was raised Mormon. […]

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