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Guest Post: Guadalupe Garcia McCall on Writing & Teaching Poetry

See all stories on this topicPoetry News: By Guadalupe Garcia McCall for Cynthia Leitich Smith 's Cynsations I love poetry, but not like other people love poetry.

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 Fourth-grader wins poetry contest: South Canton Scholars Charter Academy fourth-grader Rhea Sridhara won the poetry category in the Kroger “I Can Make History” writing contest. The contest was held during Black History Month.
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 American Life in Poetry: Column No. 472: Here's a fine what-might-have-been poem by Andrea Hollander, who lives in Portland, Ore. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation ( www.poetryfoundation.org ), publisher of Po...
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 South Canton Scholars student wins poetry contest: Poetry News: South Canton Scholars Charter Academy fourth-grader Rhea Sridhara won the poetry category in the Kroger 'I Can Make History' writing contest.

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 IL- Library offers Teen Poetry Contest: Throughout April, students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades as well as high school can submit their poetry for a chance to win prizes from area bookstores. The winning poems also will be posted onl...
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 Introducing the winners of the 20th annual INDY Poetry Contest: All three winners of the INDY 's 20th annual poetry contest make that incredible leap through language. We hold our breath as they arc through the air, exhaling only when they ...

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 Officer's poetry snaps stereotype: Poetry News:

Joe Schoenmann's story about Lt. Harry Fagel, the Metro Police poet , shatters the stereotype that poetry is written only by effete intellectuals who come out only after dark.



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 OR- Cowboy Poet to perform at libraries: Jessica Hedges will headline the annual National Cowboy Poetry Week, performing in Lakeview, Paisley, and Christmas Valley April 22-23..

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 Talladega native writes new book of inspiration: Clark divides her time now between her hometown of Talladega and Atlanta, Ga. Her most recent book is a collection of poetry and prose titled "Answering God's Wake-Up Call: A 100 Day Journey With the ...
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 RI- The Block Island Poetry Project - It's not 10, it's 11: Returning favorites like Rumi translator and poet Coleman Barks and South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth will be joined by the poet Carol Ann Davis and the world-renowned storydancer Zuleikh...
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 MA- In our own words: Poetry month events invite community: Poetry News: Contemporary poet reads his work: Poet Spencer Reece's debut collection of poetry, 'The Clerk's Tale,' was chosen for the Bakeless Poetry Prize and adapted into a short film by director J...
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 Book review: Ed Madden's 'Nest': Poetry News: If you attended the TEDx Conference here in January and were lucky enough to see Ed Madden's presentation, you already know the power of his poetry.

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 ATU professor's poetry lots to wrap head about: Poetry News: Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, appears early on in Arkansas Tech University professor Paul Lake's latest collection of poetry, The Republic of Virtue .


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 Montana Cowboys: Cowboy poetry lifts this Western writer: Zarzyski finds gratification in a sweaty day of hard work, but he puts a lot of his energy and skill into poetry instead. "I have no regrets," he said. "I did come from a hardcore, blue-collar, bookl...
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 Teens and tweens can submit poetry: Poetry News: Participants can then email the poem to young adult librarian Cathy Schwemley at cshwemley@bucyruslibrary.org to enter the library's Poetry Month Contest.

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 Gonsalves: Poetry by the numbers: Barry Hellman's Annual Poetry and Music Celebration of National Poetry Month, 1:30 p.m. April 19, Wellfleet Public Library. Writing Poems with Barry Hellman, 2 ...

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 SEE GHOST OF KING HAROLD FOR USA POETRY MONTH: New Novel In Verse About England's 1066 Norman Curse

THE RHYME OF KING HAROLD (Volume I) is a first novel by English journalist Ian Macgill, who reveals that:
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 Mike Doughty to Bring Question Jar Show to Bridge Street Live, 4/24: Doughty, joined by the inimitable Andrew "Scrap" Livingston, picks audience questions and requests out of a jar--and his audience is wickedly good at coming up with extremely weird things to ask.. ...
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 Shortlists announced for $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize: Poetry News:

The Toronto-born writer, who was the Canadian winner of the first-ever Griffin in 2001, is on the short list this time for Red Doc .



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 Community Poetry Reading: Poetry News: The new West Tisbury library hosts its semi-annual community poetry reading on Sunday, April 13, at 3:30 p.m. The event comes home after being hosted by Bunch of Grapes Bookstore while th...
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 Lowell taking part with pop-up poetry: Poetry News: View original works of poetry in the windows of downtown establishments throughout the month of April.


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 Perspectives: Collection of Poetry, Prose & Photographs: The book is a firsthand account of LeNoir-White’s own struggles through abuse, a destructive self-image and cruelty from those who were supposed to protect her. The poetry, prose and photographs rea...
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 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 13: Poetry News: I often come up with prompts for my weekly Wednesday Poetry Prompts on the fly. However, I try to get all my prompts for the monthly challenges set before the month starts-to avoid "promp...
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 Poetry is 'therapy' for Martinez author: Poetry News: Despite being diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was a toddler and with epilepsy when he was 11, Peter Karplus has striven to express himself artistically through the poetry.


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 At the Library: Celebration in April brings attention to art of poetry: Poetry News: During April we celebrate National Poetry Month, an annual monthlong celebration of poetry established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets .

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 Author/Poet Kneika Robbins shares her writing journey via the Dark Mantis Talk S: Poetry News: Apr. 13, 2014 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kneika Robbins is a gifted motivational writer that enjoys the art of writing and sharing her poetry with the world.

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