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See all stories on this topicPoetry News: Literary experts reveal how the late writer and poet encouraged younger generations of writers until his death at the weekend at the age of 91.CLICK HERE for full story!

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 UK Surbiton Festival Returns until Sept. 27th: Festival Events: At once a literary salon, a grand prix, a business conference and more, this year's Surbiton festival - rebranded The Surbo - will be bigger than ever. Bookworms and aspiring scribes...
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 Party Meets Poetry: Vision The Kid & Tru Address the Highs/Lows of Life: New York, NY - Independent Music Promotions today announced that Be Easy Music will release Somewhere in a Dark City (via Be Easy Music), the newest collaboration between Minneapolis rapper Vision the...
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 Small Blades Hurt poetry reading Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Stetson: Stetson University’s Sullivan Creative Writing Program, headed by Terri Witek, Ph.D., professor of English and Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing, will present renowned poet Erica Dawson to read fro...
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 Artscape's Heritage Festival Presents Theatre, Music, Dance & Poetry Sept. 24-30: UK Poetry Events: Multicultural theatre, music, dance and poetry productions are set to engage audiences in a celebration of South Africa's rich heritage at the Artscape Theatre. With South Africa's a...
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 CA: Poetry Readings with Susan Rawlings and Rebecca Radner: Poetry News: Join local authors Susan Rawlings and Rebecca Radner for an evening of delightful poetry. Susan and Rebecca will alternate reading, and they encourage requests from the audience.

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 Pavement poetry's OK with passers-by: CHALK poetry scrawled along the length of Regent Street has been welcomed by passers-by after artist Danny Lake began his work. Over the last few weeks a series of poems, with subjects ranging from Pa...
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 Austin, TX: Vision & Voice Celebration Reception Sept. 19: The Austin ISD Office of Academics, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Division at Austin Community College, invites the community to the Vision + Voice reception, an event featuring student ...
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 CA: KBLX Presents Largest Poetry Show at Historic Bal Theatre: Poetry News: KBLX and Budweiser will present the largest and most anticipated poetry show in the Bay Area, starring Khoree the Poet and featuring Rick Alexander and Dre Rivers of Verbal Sax on Nov. 8 ...
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 Join the GotPoetry Team of Columnists!: Opportunity: The GotPoetry staff is looking for creative writers and journalists that think they have what it takes to join the GP Columnists team!...
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 Aimless Love, Reader and Poetry by Billy Collins:

I love the poems of Billy Collins. Quiet and intimate, they are like sharing your thoughts with your spouse or lover when both of you are feeling happy and have nothing to do.




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 The challenges of imagery in your poetry: No matter how well you write, most people will take away only bits and pieces of your poems. There are very few readers who memorize or even understand a poem in its entirety. If you are lucky enough ...
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 Indian love poems performed in style: SENSUAL and bewitching sounds and stories are coming to Dorchester Arts Centre on Saturday. Najma, pictured right, divulges tales of the heart through song and poetry drawing on both Indian Ghazal ...
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 Rita Dove teaming with Project Learn: DOWNTOWN AKRON — Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Akron native Rita Dove is coming home to help promote literacy and Project Learn of Summit County.comments?


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 Tyler Knott Gregson's Poetry Cracks Best-Seller Lists: The first collection of Mr. Gregson's poetry is hitting best-seller lists. "Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series," published this month by Penguin Random House's Perigee imprint, rec...
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 The Tippler Emily: I taste a liquor never brewed — From Tankards scooped in Pearl — Not all the Vats upon the Rhine Yield such an Alcohol!
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 Review: 'Voices' draws attention to black poets: Poetry News: ... - the main literary outlet for black authors and poets of the time - "Voices" covers the gamut of African-American poetry from 1827 to 1899: odes to freedom and condemnation of slave...
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 Letter reveals Wilfred Owen's links to the Wirral: Academics have always cited Owen’s friendship with Siegfried Sassoon as the main influence of his compassionate verse, but evidence shows that it was his mother’s deeply Christian beliefs that eng...
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 Redford Library to host open mic poetry night: The Redford Township District Library will host its first Open Mic Poetry Night from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the second floor Meeting Room. Redford Library to host open mic poetry night The Red...
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 Write poetry as often as you can: This is a problem faced by all sorts of writers, poets included. There are many people in this world who think that they can be a poet or a writer.comments?


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 Six Tips For Writing Poetry About Difficult Subjects: Helpful Tips: The Writer's Resource Center offers great tips to enhance your poetry writing on unfamiliar topics!
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 Festival brings Canada's best poets to Capital: Poetry News: Some of the best poets in the nation will gather in Victoria from Oct. 13 to 18 for Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. The festival will feature performances from Canada's top spoken word ...
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 Poet Claire Bateman to host free readings at Troy University campuses on Oct. 1,: Poetry News: MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Troy University campuses in Troy and Montgomery will host readings by poet Claire Bateman on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2. The readings, which will serve as part of the Englis...
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 Book review: Sailing The Forest: Selected Poems: Robertson begins with New Gravity from A Painted Field. It has the intimacy and coldness one associates with his poetry, its riddling, wry eyebrow ("Under the oak, the fallen leaves / are pieces of th...
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 BUDDING poets have less than a week to enter the South Petherton poetry competit: This year's competition has a water theme and all poems must have a title, not exceed 40 lines in length and must not have been published.comments?

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