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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.

Read More... | 12 comments | Meet the GP Poet |

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.

Read More... | 13 comments | Meet the GP Poet |

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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Staff Picks Staff Picks for December 2013
Posted by mamta on Friday, December 20, 2013 (17:37:25)

The Staff and Curators of GP wishes all its members a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Season and A Happy and Prosperous 2014. On that note I begin the last Staff Picks of 2013 with this thematic poem:

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for November 2013
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 (16:49:19)

November is slowly coming to an end and we are on the threshold of another new year. Autumn and winter poetry are often melancholic and sad and many times it reflects the inner feelings of the poet. Autumn poems always have wonderful visuals mainly due to the changing color of leaves that lend color to the trees and the ground once they fall. My pick of this month is one such poem which is rich in imagery with lots of color and visuals.

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for October 2013
Posted by mamta on Sunday, October 20, 2013 (09:53:22)

Another round of staff picks and this time we have a seasonal poem again by new poet, Seshat_Nibada. This poem is the choice of both wordsmithwannabe and me.

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Current Poetic Events IL: Oct. 9: Slam poetry performances at CLC by Ken Arkind and Marty McConnell
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (05:25:37)

Poetry News: A performance by nationally known slam poets Ken Arkind and Marty McConnell will be presented at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 in Room C005 at the College of Lake County Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Ken Arkind, a National Poetry Slam Champion and full-time touring artist, is half of The Dynamic Duo, the nation's most highly booked spoken word act for the past two years. He has been featured in documentaries, was a member of the highly influential Spilljoy Ensemble tour and is the founding program director of Denver Minor Disturbance, an independent literary arts organization for Colorado youth.

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Reviews Review: 'Voices' draws attention to black poets
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (05:20:58)

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 slavery, celebrations of life and love, calls to religion and politics, ...

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Current Poetic Events PA: Carnegie Library opens poetry series
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (05:18:41)

Poetry News: Two of Pittsburgh's acclaimed literary artists, Toi Derricotte and Vanessa German, will launch a new series of poetry readings at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Saturday. They will read from their works in the Andrew W. Mellon International Poetry Room at the library's main branch in Oakland between 3 and 4 p.m. The readings, which are free of charge, will be the first of four such events through the spring 2015, said Don Wentworth, librarian in charge of the poetry room, which is on the library's second floor.

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Current Poetic Events AZ: Literary Southwest to feature noted poet, author
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (05:15:55)

Poetry News: ... her writing to attest to our shared humanity. Nye is the author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes. Her books of poetry include "19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East," "A Maze Me: Poems for Girls," "Red Suitcase," "Words under the ...

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Reviews Aimless Love, Reader and Poetry by Billy Collins
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (05:13:28)

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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Current Poetic Events International line-up for King's Lynn Poetry Festival
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (05:11:31)

Poetry News: Marking 30 years since the King's Lynn Poetry Festival first brought top poetic talent to the town, one of the most exciting programmes in the festival's history has just been announced. Chairman Tony Ellis said: "This programme, which I think everyone would love and should come along to, is one I'm very proud of and features some truly brilliant writers.

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Reviews Book review: Sailing The Forest: Selected Poems
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (02:15:34)

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 the tree's jigsaw"), its fierce clarity and precise ...

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Reviews Ken Berman: Sound Poetry
Posted by RZS on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (22:56:53)

Music News:

Pianist Ken Berman's friendship with the late poet Eythan Klamka served as the inspiration for Sound Poetry , a musical project of mostly original compositions bookended by two solo reinterpretations of classic jazz standards. Poet Klamka, to whom this album is dedicated, had previously stated that "any true musician is a sound poet" and to this end, poetry and music come together on the pianists fourth album as leader.



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Reviews Book reviews: Two new books play on songs of the Rust Belt
Posted by RZS on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (22:37:24)

Poetry News: ... novels, "I Was So Much Older Then" in 2001 and "The Measure of Everything" in 2006, as well as the collection of poetry "Time of the Light" in 2013. Both authors have taught creative writing. Both stories are situated in the Rust Belt. A great deal ...

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