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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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News in Poetry 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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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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News in Poetry Jamaica names 1st poet laureate in 50 years
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (03:06:47)

Wykeham McNeill named poet Mervyn Morris to the honorary position. Morris has published several volumes of his own poetry and authored and edited a wide range of anthologies and essay collections. He most recently wrote a book about Louise ...

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News in Poetry Camoens Monument
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (22:17:46)

Luís Vaz de Camões (1524-1580), ometimes rendered in English as Camoens, is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads). Link!

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News in Poetry Poet and children's writer Jane Yolen in Minnesota for three events
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:30:01)

She's been called the "Hans Christian Andersen of America" for her great contribution to children's literature, but author Jane Yolen is also a poet and an essayist. Many of her children's books ride the wave between fairytales, fantasy and science fiction, though her range is much broader than that....

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News in Poetry Future doctors take poetry class - Tue, 15 Apr 2014 PST
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:13:10)

And what better way to practice those skills, he asks, than writing poetry? As part of the class, students will be paired up with real patients at CentraCare in St. Cloud, Minn., in collaboration with a ...

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News in Poetry Tarpaper Sky and Conversations : Interviews with Rodney Crowell and Stanton Moor
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:12:36)

But for the most part, let's try and make the poetry work." Now, the poetry doesn't work all the time in song because the phrasing that you get on the page doesn't have to match a ...

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News in Poetry Poetry from Portland - " Part 2: Tavern Books
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:09:21)

Michael and Matthew, make up the Portland 4 and are at the core of the blossoming poetry scene both here in the Northwest and across the country. Here is a selection of titles from their Living Library series and a ...

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News in Poetry A monthlong celebration of poetry
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:07:37)

Poetry News: April is National Poetry Month, a monthlong, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

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News in Poetry This is the year to hike the Dylan Thomas trail
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:06:36)

Poetry News: In his short life, Dylan Thomas became one of the world's first multimedia superstars through his spellbinding poetry, stage readings, and dramatic writing for the stage, screen, radio and television.

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News in Poetry National Poetry Month, 2014 Odes
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:02:33)

Poetry News: One of the most ancient forms of poetry is the ode, a song of prais. The word 'ode' is derived from the Greek word, aeidein meaning to sing or to chant.

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News in Poetry Does 1648 Poem Contain the World's First Emoticon? Probably Not
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:01:48)

Now, a new discovery from a poetry fan reveals that the smiley may date as early as 1648, when it appeared in a poem called "To Fortune" by Robert Herrick. Found by ...

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News in Poetry Verses NJ's biggest poets headline packed event in Hoboken
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:58:33)

Several of the state's most famous poets were born here and made their name elsewhere, like Walt Whitman and Alan Ginsberg. ...

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News in Poetry Challenge to Put "How to Read a Poem" on a Teacher's Desk in Every State
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:57:57)

Poetry News: T.S. Poetry Press wants National Poetry Month to go the extra mile this year and actually change the way poetry is taught and experienced.

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News in Poetry Mayhem Poets bring unique style to the Pit
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:57:12)

Poetry News: Unnecessary poem aside, Kyle Rapps, Scottt Raven and Mason Granger took the stage in the Chamberlain Student Center Pit on April 12, ready to let the audience experience their unique blend of poetry and stage theatrics.

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News in Poetry Featured author Danny Baker drives a nail into the skull of convention
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:56:01)

It is outside this realm of vanity where Baker truly shines as a beacon of sincerity, balance and truth. Baker's poetry and prose is always cerebral and intellectual without overt pretense and usually with a kick to the shin of convention. And there ...

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News in Poetry Celebrate Poetry Month on Long Island
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:52:39)

Poetry News:

The bronze statue of Walt Whitman, called "Whitman with Butterfly," was commemorated on the 50th anniversary of a Buddhist community leader's visit to the Walt Whitman Birthplace.



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News in Poetry New bill would create a 4-year term poet laureate
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:45:37)

Poetry News:

Florida has not had a poet laureate for two years now. This bill would bring it back and with new rules TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."



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News in Poetry Bowie High student places third in poetry competition
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:43:47)

Poetry News: Poetry Out Loud is a competition where contestants recite poetry from an anthology of more than 700 classic and contemporary poems and were evaluated based on voice, articulation, evidence of understanding, level of difficulty and accuracy, according to the news release.

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News in Poetry Book News: a Q&a With Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Vijay Seshadri
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:31:44)

Of all the winners of the Pulitzer Prizes announced Monday, perhaps the most unexpected was the poetry collection 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri, which largely passed under the critical radar. (Donna Tartt's brick of a novel, The ...

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