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 Appleton accepting entries for sidewalk poetry program: The city is accepting entries for the sidewalk poetry program. It's open to city of Appleton residents and Appleton Area School District studentsRead More...
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 Burns Night in Newcastle: Our top 10 Burns Night events: UK-It's time to tuck into haggis, down a wee dram and recite some poetry as we celebrate the birthday of famous poet Rabbie Burns Burns Night is now just a few days and if you haven't yet made any pla...
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 10 homepages that teach something new every time you open a tab: Ideal for anyone who wants to read more poetry but can't find the time, this will bring you an original, previously unpublished poem on weekdays and classic poems on weekends.Read More...
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 Poetry Open Mic: IN-The Bartholomew County Writer's Group invites you to bring your favorite poem to read and share. Poetry can be your own or your favorite author's poetry.

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 D. A. Powell's Unruly Elegies: Powell, who is gay and H.I.V.-positive, published “Tea,” his first collection, in 1998, while the United States was still in the throes of its AIDS epidemic. In his five books of poetry—most rec...
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 A Guide To Spoken Word Nights In London: The days of stuffy, pretentious performance poetry in empty hipster cafés are long gone. The contemporary spoken word scene is dynamic, playful and far from dull. This oft misunderstood medium is an ...
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 Woman finds poetry in battle with brain cancer: In verse, Kaufman has picked apart her relationships and described her desires. She has written about cancers as pregnancies. About life passing her by. "My brain is handcuffed to a chair," she not...
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 Poet laureate adds another dimension to the Somers Point arts scene: Officials took another step toward proving that the arts have a home here when Maria Provenzano was introduced as the city's first poet laureate at the Jan. 5 reorganization meeting. Provenzano, 26, i...
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 Poetry workshop in Palatine Feb. 14: The Northwest Cultural Council will hold its Second Saturday Poetry Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Poet Deborah Nodler Ro...
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 Let's Write a Sestina: The sestina, a verse form dating back to the Middle Ages, consists of 39 lines divided into seven stanzas: six containing six lines each and a concluding triplet. With its intricate rules, the form ma...
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 The Five R's: Poetry in motion: Greenfield man tells Soledad High students how a cross-country adventure will inspire his writing Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1C68fhq On Thursday, he walked into the audi...
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 Satirical cartoonist and poet to give reading at Teesside University in Middlesb: Visual journalist and award-winning cartoonist Martin Rowson, who contributes drawings to The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday and The Daily Mirror, will be exhibiting his work in the university’...
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 Poetry is alive at upcoming Palm Beach Poetry Festival: Jan. 23's "Ballet's Child" is a mix of poetry and performance art, part of this year's Palm Beach Poetry Festival.comments?

 MB - Conlin exhibit opening at AGSM: Poetry News: Playing selections from her newest album, "Burning Delight," with Leanne Zacharias and Alex McMaster. "Burning Daylight" is a poetry collection and song cycle drawing together the Yukon G...
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 Book review: Poems by Iain Banks and Ken Macleod: When I interviewed Iain Banks shortly before his death in 2013, I was surprised that most of his creative energies were devoted to “fettling” his poetry. comments?

 Elizabeth Alexander appointed the inaugural Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry: Elizabeth Alexander, newly named as the inaugural Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry, is a noted poet, essayist, and scholar of African-American poetry, drama, and 20th-century literature.comments?

 Join in with Burns Night celebration in Warndon Villages: Poetry News: There will be a traditional meal of haggis, turnips and mashed potatoes along with poetry, song, music and dancing at the church in St Nicholas Lane to mark the annual Scottish celebratio...
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 365 days of poetry on Seattle area buses: The King County arts commission, 4Culture, is sponsoring a massive poetry campaign, which includes a whole year of poetry on Metro buses. Local poets submitted short poems addressing the theme "Writin...
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 Burns Supper, ceilidh in Belfast: Belfast — The Maine Celtic Celebration invites everyone to relieve those mid-winter blues with a combination Burns Supper and Cabin Fever Ceilidh Saturday, Jan. 24 — the 256th anniversary of poet ...
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 Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: January's 2nd Tuesday: Poetry News: KOS - Although the first Tuesday of the month is often when I "borrow" a poem from my friend Lee McCormack, I decided to do it the second one this time, just because nothing came to my ow...
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 JCU student Dwight Venson's creative style stands out as he...: Poetry News: ... high school I started to change. I used to listen to Lady Gaga and then I discovered my love of Prince, that I liked poetry and I started doing plays. It dawned on me that I could no...
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 American Life in Poetry - Sun, 18 Jan 2015 PST:

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. I've read lots of poems about the loss of beloved pets, but this one by J.T. Ledbetter, who lives in California, is an e...
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 New Federal Theatre Dedicates 46th Season to Amiri Baraka: Poetry News: Amiri Baraka moved uptown to Harlem to set up the Black Arts Repertory Theater. In the '60s, American cities were in turmoil; Baraka's poetry and essays defined that unrest. Baraka's imag...
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 Melene Kemmerling's first book "Running Over Bridges" is a...: New book “Running Over Bridges” from Page Publishing author Melene Kemmerling is an endeavor of heart and soul forged in life and branded upon the pages of this new book. With skill and style, wor...
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 New Poetry Book You are not Alone is Released: John Isky marks his debut in the world of literature with "You Are Not Alone" (published by Xlibris AU). This book, a collection of his original poems, dazzles in the range of subjects that it touches...
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