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  • Bronze Star - 2,647 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (2/3/2015 3:33:00 PM) Post reply
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    The first week in the month of February is declared by the United Nations as Inter-faith Harmony Week. May religions in the world learn to work together to make religions a vital force for protecting human lives and safeguarding human values of peace, justice, tolerance and understanding.

  • Bronze Star - 2,647 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (2/3/2015 3:30:00 PM) Post reply

    Today the Jordanian pilot, abducted or held captive by ISIS, now declared dead having been burned alive. Great sorrow in our human history when the way to get one's aim is through inflicting pain on others.

  • Silver Star - 3,506 Points Saheb Mohapatra (1/1/2015 5:17:00 AM) Post reply

    happy new year to all talented members of ph..........make this new year great not by spending money but by lending it to the poor......make them aware of this beautiful year by giving them love, love and only love.

  • Gold Star - 24,387 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (12/31/2014 9:03:00 AM) Post reply

    The curtain is falling for 2014. The curtain is opening for 2015. We can expect a happy new year 2015.

  • Bronze Star - 2,647 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (12/31/2014 3:45:00 AM) Post reply

    December 31,2014: Today more dead bodies have been retrieved from the sea, from the tragic AirAsia 8015 which disappeared last Sunday with 162 passengers. A great tragedy in airflight industry, a tragedy that brings fear to the human heart, tragedy that brings pain, sorrow and grief to the families of the lost and dead passengers. May the departed rest in peace and may the bereaved families find strength and comfort. Not a good way to start the New Year 2015 but life goes on.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/10/2014 4:26:00 AM) Post reply

    Today is the birthday of Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) and Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)

    Boris Pasternak was a Russian language poet, novelist, and literary translator. Pasternak's theatrical translations of Goethe, Schiller, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, and William Shakespeare remain deeply popular with Russian audiences.

    Outside Russia, Pasternak is best known for authoring the novel Doctor Zhivago, which was banned in the USSR, Doctor Zhivago was smuggled to Milan and published in 1957. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature the following year.

    More about Pasternak and his poems on Poemhunter:
    http://www.poemhunter.com/boris-pasternak/

    Bertolt Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director. An influential theatre practitioner of the 20th century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production.

    There are few areas of modern theatrical culture that have not felt the impact or influence of Brecht's ideas and practices. In addition to the theatre, Brechtian theories and techniques have exerted considerable sway over certain strands of film theory and cinematic practice.

    More about Brecht and his poems on Poemhunter:
    http://www.poemhunter.com/bertolt-brecht/

    Happy Birthday Boris Pasternak! Happy Birthday Bertolt Brecht!

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/5/2014 4:12:00 AM) Post reply

    Today is the birthday of William S.Burroughs (1914–1997)

    He was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be " one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century."

    Find more about Burroughs and quotes on Poemhunter
    http://www.poemhunter.com/william-burroughs/

    Happy Birthday Burroughs!

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/4/2014 7:19:00 AM) Post reply

    World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.

    World Cancer Day 2014 (4 February 2014) will build on the success of last year's campaign, by again focusing on Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer, under the tagline “Debunk the myths”.

    Today is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. From a global level, we are focusing our messaging on the four myths above. In addition to being in-line with our global advocacy goals, these overarching myths leave a lot of flexibility for members, partners and supporters to adapt and expand on for their own needs.

    Learn more: http://www.worldcancerday.org/

  • Gold Star - 10,741 Points Edgar Stevens (8/6/2013 3:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Poem Hunter Poetry Contest has officially started. You can enter with your favorite poem now or write a new one and submit it before August 31st,2013.

    Prize is $1,000 for the winner and $250 for the 2nd and 3rd place..

    You can write in any poetic style and on any subject.

    Entering the contest is free.

    Details: http://www.poemhunter.com/contest/

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  • Rookie - 0 Points MRITYUNJAY JHA (1/25/2013 2:58:00 PM) Post reply

    VIRGINIA WOOLF, BRITISH NOVELIST, ESSAYIST AND PUBLISHER WAS BORN THIS DAY IN 1882!


    ” FOR THE MOST PART OF HISTORY,
    ANONYMOUS WAS A WOMAN! ”

    Virginia Woolf.

    VIRGINIA WOOLF, British Novelist,
    Essayist n Publisher, Was Born
    This
    Day, On January 25,1882 In
    Kensington, UK!

    Virginia Woolf Is Still Widely Read
    Across The Globe.She Wrote Less
    Than A Dozen Novels, Two
    Volumes
    Of Short-stories, A Critically
    Acclaimed Essay Book (A ROOM
    OF
    ONE’S OWN) , Nearly 400 Letters
    Compiled In Two Volumes And
    Other Articles, especi ally, Book
    Reviews For The Times Lit.
    Suppl.!

    ‘Mrs. DALLOWAY’, ‘TO THE
    LIGHTHOUSE’, ‘THE WAVES’ Are Her
    Best Novels.

    Virginia Woolf Was One Of The
    Early Modernists Who Dared Lots
    Of
    Experimentations In The Very Art
    n Science Of Novel-writing And
    Had
    Established Herself As A
    Prominent
    Modern Novelist Writing In
    English,
    Of Postwar(WWI) Era.

    She Laid Huge Emphasis Upon
    The
    Inner Psyche Of A Character Than
    The Usual Practise Of Outward
    Delienation! The Outward Action
    Gets A Backseat and On The
    Frontseat Comes The Interior
    Thoughts, Motives,
    Urges.....et.al. (INTERIOR
    MONOLOGUES)
    Of A Character!

    The Idea Of Flat Character Got
    The
    Beating And The Concept Of
    ‘Round Character’ Got Shape! This
    Multi-dimensional Character
    Sketch Lent The Novels A Deeper
    Psychological Edge And The Art
    Of
    Novel Writing Went Through A
    Profound Change!

    James Joyce And V. Woolf Had
    Had
    The Most Contributions To The
    Modern Novels!

    Terms Like ‘STREAM OF
    CONCIOUSNESS’ Became Very
    Definitive Reference To The
    Novels
    Of Postwar Period!

    She Had Also Penned A Lot
    Regarding The Feminist Criticism
    In
    Her Seminal Book, ‘A ROOM OF
    ONE’S OWN’.
    This Book Is A Collection Of Her
    Lectures Delivered At Women’s
    Colleges In Oxford n Cambridge
    University.
    Virginia Woolf Took A Historical
    Perspective And Had Analyzed
    Various Female Authors And
    Feminist Critics In A Dramatised
    Way Of Presentation.

    A Life Full Of Breakdowns n Bouts
    Of Depression, Woolf Died Of
    Drowning Herself In The Ouse
    River By Stuffing Her Pockets
    With
    Stones And Going To The Middle
    Of
    The River. She Was 59.

    With Husband Leonard
    Woolf, Himself An Author, She
    Had Run Successfully The
    ‘HOGARTH
    PRESS’ And Thus Also Known As
    Publishers of Note!

    Her Friends’ Circle That Used To
    Have Had Get-Togethers At
    Woolf’s Bloomsbury Villa, Came
    To Be Known As ‘BLOOMSBURY
    CIRCLE’!
    Many Authors, Painters n
    Academics Were The Members Of
    The Circle That Included The Likes
    of Mr. T.S.ELIOT, EZRA POUND,
    GERTRUDE STEIN, WYNDHAM
    LEWIS....et.al.!

    After Woolf’s Death, Her
    Popularity
    Dwindled Sharpely And It Was
    Not
    Untill The Late 60s n Early 70s
    That
    A Fresh Plus Abiding Interest
    Grew
    For Her Works — Thanks To The
    Women’s Liberation Movement!

    Films Were Made On Her Life n
    Works, Chiefly, ‘THE HOURS’ and
    ‘Mrs. DALLOWAY’.
    Today Virginia Woolf’s Works
    Invariably Make Places In The
    Book-Shelves Of Reading
    Fraternity Around The World!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VIRGINIA
    WOOLF!


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