NY Times: Putin's useful idiots
And in the last century intellectuals like André Gide, Pablo Neruda and Jean-Paul Sartre all stumped for the Soviet Union as what Lenin allegedly called "useful idiots," apologizing for its monstrosities long after the rest of the world recognized them ...
Hawkers from “Punjab”
Notwithstanding, having suffered centuries of oppression, even the humblest of humble mud-roofed houses with rash of wild red tulips sang in symphony with poets like Pablo Neruda, “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.
Three recent children's books
Boston Globe (subscription)
Not only does the anthology range widely in time and aesthetics, it's also culturally varied, including the ecstatic Sufi poet Rumi; an Asian emperor; and Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda album. For many a bewildered adult, wishing to bring ...
Succulent poetry in the best possible taste
The culinary realm itself has provided rich inspiration for the poetic imagination. In a typically entertaining essay in The Outnumbered Poet, Dennis O'Driscoll refers to a great menu of fine food poems, such as Pablo Neruda's The Great Tablecloth ...