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Poetry Month

Poet, Social Activist and Storyteller Cleo Wade Talks from the Heart

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The Cut called her The Millennial Oprah,  Fast Company named her one of the country’s 100 Most Creative People of 2017, and with featured articles and photoshoots in Elle, Time, and Entertainment Weekly, it is clear: Cleo Wade is not your average “Instagram poet.” A self-proclaimed social activist, poet, artist and storyteller, Wade isn’t just an online personality who wrote a book to cash in on her celebrity.  For her, this comes from the heart and her words of inspiration and advice are anything but run-of-the-mill; they’re art that speaks to both your mind and your soul. Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life (Atria/37 INK), Wade’s first book, is a poetry collection that reads more like you’re having a personal…

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Dwelling in possibilities for Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month, and who better to kick it off than one of America’s greatest poets, Emily Dickinson? In her own quiet way Dickinson was a poetic rebel, ignoring the conventional and stiff rhyming structure of her time. Although her talent was noted while she lived, the few poems that were actually printed were heavily edited. After her sister, Lavinia, convinced publishers to produce her first volume of poetry in 1890, even her supporters were surprised at its enormous popularity. Her poems in their original form weren’t published until 1955. Since then, time has worked in Miss Dickinson’s favor and today she’s considered a literary giant. To kick off Poetry Month and inspire all of us, here is…

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6 Most Quotable Lines of Poetry

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There are some lines of poetry so evocative that once read they resonate in the heart and mind forever. To celebrate National Poetry Month, the poetry nerds at BookTrib have gathered some of the most quotable lines from the great poets. This is just a sampling—your favorite line of poetry might be missing. If it is, please share it with us in the comments section. If we get several good ones we might just do another round of poetry memes. When great work is shared everyone benefits.

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