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GotPoetry? Join the GotPoetry Team of Columnists!
Posted by LostInTranslation2 on Saturday, September 27, 2014 (04:52:06)

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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GotPoetry? Meet The GP Poet: Christopher Schmitz
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (04:58:43)

An ongoing interview series exclusively for and about GotPoetry poets. Volume 5, July 29, 2014.

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for July 2014
Posted by mamta on Sunday, July 20, 2014 (17:51:14)

Spiritual awakening, esoteric traditions and raising of energy and consciousness in the body have been topics that have always fascinated me. The first pick for this month from wordsmithwannabe captures a moment of the energy vortices with beautiful and esoteric language.

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GotPoetry? Meet The GP Poet: Wayne Richard Baker
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 (14:04:16)

An ongoing interview series exclusively for and about GotPoetry poets. Volume 4, July 2, 2014.

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for June 2014
Posted by mamta on Saturday, June 21, 2014 (18:09:45)

This month's staff picks is a collection of poems that are captivating not only in theme and language but they are also a combination of raw emotions, versatility, passion and romance.

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GotPoetry? Meet The GP Poet: silent lotus
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 (04:26:59)

An ongoing interview series exclusively for and about GotPoetry poets. Volume 3, June 3, 2014.

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News in Poetry Call for Entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest - Summer 2014
Posted by mamta on Sunday, June 01, 2014 (09:29:18)

Razz The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing their innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. www.dreamquestone.com

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for May 2014
Posted by mamta on Monday, May 19, 2014 (08:39:59)

The month of May brings out so many images in my mind - holidays, special days, mother's day and many more. My pick for this month is one such poem that is rich in imagery, rhythm and metaphors:

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GotPoetry? Meet The GP Poet: Mary Ann Schallert
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 (15:50:55)

An ongoing interview series exclusively for and about GotPoetry poets. Volume 2, May 6, 2014.

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for April 2014
Posted by mamta on Saturday, April 19, 2014 (10:20:58)

Yes, its the National Poetry Month and we have seen poetry being celebrated and appreciated since its inception in 1996. It's time for another round of staff picks! Check out the poems for this month which our curators think are worthy of your attention. And check out more of their work if you read something you like!

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for March 2014
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (10:35:14)

It is going to be officially spring from tomorrow and I begin this month's staff picks with a spring poem. The poem is simple but neat and elegant and it captures the essence of the season beautifully.

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GotPoetry? Meet The GP Poet: Judih Weinstein Haggai
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, February 27, 2014 (17:48:16)

An ongoing interview series exclusively for and about GotPoetry poets. Volume 1, March 2014.

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for February 2014
Posted by mamta on Friday, February 21, 2014 (07:35:55)

Another month and I am back with another round of staff picks. I have always found imagist poems fascinating mainly because of the clarity and precision of words and expression. The minimalist style and the visual representation paint a clear picture to the readers. My pick for this month is one such poem by a new poet where the economy of words and vivid images strike a beautiful scene.

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for January 2014
Posted by mamta on Sunday, January 19, 2014 (10:08:43)

A beginning of another year and here I am with another round of Staff Picks. This feature was first started in January 2008 and it is in its sixth year now. We have featured poems and poets whom we thought were worthy of your attention. And before I proceed, I would like to thank all the staff and curators who have been a great support in making this feature regular and successful.

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News in Poetry Ballot-Box Hero: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (21:24:06)

The Caribbean Writer invites the general public to another book launch of Volume 28 on Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 1-4 pm in the first-floor conference room of UVI’s Administration and Conference Center (ACC) on St Thomas.Link!

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News in Poetry The Caribbean Writer Volume 28 book launch party
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (21:22:40)

The Caribbean Writer invites the general public to another book launch of Volume 28 on Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 1-4 pm in the first-floor conference room of UVI’s Administration and Conference Center (ACC) on St Thomas.Link!

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News in Poetry Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (21:21:31)

A search for the perhaps mythical lair of Chinese poet Han Shan is the subject of James P. Lenfestey's Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain (Milkweed). The ancient poet set the challenge himself: "Men ask the way to Cold Mountain/ Cold Mountain; there's no through trail."Link!

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News in Poetry November Events at Blue Ridge ...
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (21:20:25)

Waynesville resident Sam Kaufman returns to Blue Ridge Books to record a live acoustic set and poetry reading. A local artist, Sam is 18 years old and will be playing both original and cover songs, as well as reading his own poetry. Link!

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News in Poetry Four Ways to Publish Your Poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (10:08:11)

There are four general options for publishing a collection of poetry: Web Publishing Subsidized Publishing Self Publishing Traditional Publishing Link!

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News in Poetry Pupil's poem alongside luminaries'
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (08:04:43)

Adam Scammell still can't quite believe he is a published poet, with his work featuring in the same book as such well-known writers as James K. Baxter, Joy Cowley, Sam Hunt and Margaret Mahy. Link!

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News in Poetry Civic Duty
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (08:02:41)

Claudia Rankine’s new book of poetry, Citizen, is getting a lot of attention in part due to its meditations on race in modern America.Link!

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News in Poetry Smart bets: The Cosmic Happy Slam
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (08:01:24)

Check your coat and your drama at the door. The Cosmic Happy Slam! youth poetry event was created to remind stressed teens that “in the midst of our crazy, busy lives, we can always access joy, laugh and have fun,” according to Soulspeak Asheville founder Mel Kelley.Link!

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News in Poetry Dodge Poetry Festival pays tribute to life, work of Amiri Baraka
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (07:59:24)

NEWARK — The Dodge Poetry Festival gathered seasoned poets and enthusiasts Sunday to celebrate the life and work of author and activist Amiri Baraka.Link!

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News in Poetry Vijay Seshadri, 2014 Pulitzer-Winning Poet to Visit SUNY Old Westbury
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (07:58:12)

Old Westbury, NY - October 28th, 2014 - Poet, essayist and critic Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, will give a reading on Thursday, November 13, at 3 p.m. at SUNY College at Old Westbury. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the New Academic Building, Room 1100.Link!

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News in Poetry New Marketing Campaign Launched for Lauren Merritt's Book
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (07:56:24)

In author Lauren Merritt's new and opulent offering, "Seven Short Stories And Selected Poems", (published by Xlibris) he leaves behind the world of aerospace design and veers into the realm of the ancient debate of the nature of God. This collection of short stories and related poetry comes out in favor of "I am is God." which appeals to people who have had enough of the trappings of our present day religious organizations. Link!

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