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News in Poetry Tasty treats awaiting Scots poetry-lovers
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, December 19, 2014 (09:12:10)

Launching the full programme for StAnza, Scotland’s international poetry festival, is one of the most exciting times of the StAnza year for me, coming a very close second, of course, to the opening night itself. Link!

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News in Poetry Voices of Poetry at Hunt Hill Farm on Dec. 21
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, December 19, 2014 (00:37:03)

The Silo will present “Voices of Poetry / Comfort & Joy” on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2 p.m. This afternoon of original poetry and music – to celebrate the holiday season - will be held at The Red Barn at Hunt Hill Farm, Crossman Road, New Milford, CT. A “meet and greet” reception with the poets & musicians – with holiday desserts - will follow the programLink!

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News in Poetry LaGuardia College Hosts Series of Events About Muslim Identity
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (00:31:25)

NEW YORK—A photo exhibit, an open-mic, spoken word poetry and a Bengal tiger in search of the meaning of life, highlighted a day-long series of events at LaGuardia Community College last week, as part of the “Beyond Sacred: Unthinking Muslim Identity” program.Link!

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News in Poetry It's that time of the year
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 (09:37:31)

Hay Festival is back in town for its fourth year in a row, featuring yet another line-up of some of the greatest minds the world of literature has to offer. Link!

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News in Poetry Event Showcases Multiple cultures
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 27, 2014 (04:51:57)

The headlining performer of the night, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, captured the audience’s attention as soon as he appeared on stage. Zihuatanejo has been travelling the world as a published poet since 2008, though he said his roots run much deeper, as he has been writing since he was a young child. He writes and performs about the everyday struggles of life, as well as the struggles of growing up and facing dualities in a Chicano culture.Link!

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News in Poetry RECORD-breaking crowds enjoyed this year's Woodstock Poetry Festival.
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, November 22, 2014 (08:39:52)

RECORD-breaking crowds enjoyed this year’s Woodstock Poetry Festival. Festival founder Rachel Phipps said the event, which ran from Friday to Sunday last week, saw 715 people through the gates, up on last year. Link!

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News in Poetry Berkeley Buddhist temple hosts homecoming of famed Beat poet Gary Snyder
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (04:47:26)

With deep ties to the Berkeley Buddhist Temple, Mimi Kagehiro felt like she was coming full circle, and about to meet an old friend. Though she had never met renowned poet Gary Snyder before, she said she felt connected to him as he returned to the Berkeley Buddhist Temple after a 30-year absence.Link!

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News in Poetry Royal BC Museum Marks Remembrance Day With Series Of Events
Posted by induce on Saturday, November 08, 2014 (03:30:45)

Poetry News: The event kicks off with the series with The Ones Who Have to Pay: The Soldiers - Poets of Victoria, BC in the Great War, a look at poetry written by local soldiers and sent to Victoria newspapers and journals from the front lines.

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News in Poetry Schools prominent in Remembrance events - UK
Posted by induce on Saturday, November 08, 2014 (03:18:28)

Poetry News: Park First School, Cherry Orchard First School and Holy Redeemer Primary School. Poems from the Pershore Poppy Appeal poetry competition will be read out while there will be three readers and two wreath layers. PA equipment will be provided.

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News in Poetry Paradise Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering on Nov. 15
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, November 07, 2014 (08:52:51)

The Fourth Annual "Paradise Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering" is coming to the Paradise Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Saturday, Nov. 15.Link!

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News in Poetry Monkey business with comedic poet Matt Panesh
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, November 07, 2014 (01:46:24)

MATT Panesh will present 300:1 in the Artrix Studio, Bromsgrove on Saturday, November 8. A writer, performer and producer, under the name Monkey Poet Matt has written three solo comedy dramas and four poetry shows and successfully toured them as double bills nationally and internationally. Link!

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Current Poetic Events Emerging Writers' Festival brings 'Amazing Babes' to Sydney
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 (11:25:15)

Poetry News: At the height of superstardom, Mariah Carey performed the type of chocolate box love songs which spoke to a teenager's yearning for romance. Tamar Chnorhokian committed to heart the words of Mariah Carey's tracks, writing down the lyrics in an exercise book which carried scraps of poetry and verse that appealed to the romantic in her.

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Current Poetic Events Poet Laureate to read at College of Saint Elizabeth on Nov. 17
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 (11:21:02)

San Antonio Literary Arts, a 2013 grant from the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation, a 2012 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize, and selection as a 2010 National Women's History Month honoree at Palo Alto College. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity ...

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News in Poetry Celebration of Puerto Rican poet Pedro Pietri coming to Hoboken Historical Museu
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 (09:30:08)

The Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, will host "Broken English Lessons: Through the Eyes of Pedro Pietri, " Sunday, at 3 p.m., to celebrate one of America's most important contemporary Puerto Rican poets, Pedro Pietri (1944-2004). Link!

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News in Poetry Prize-winning Icelandic poet heads top bill at the Crown
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, November 01, 2014 (01:19:51)

Arc Publications, the UK’s leading publisher of international poetry in translation, began the Hebden Bridge leg of its third annual UK tour of some of the world’s greatest poets this month, and have announced the line-up for a November date.Link!

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News in Poetry Singapore Writers Festival opens with poetry readings and dialect nursery rhymes
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, November 01, 2014 (01:18:43)

Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, 63, read his poem Where Did You Learn To Kiss Like That?, which had been commissioned for the festival, to laughter and applause from invited guests.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 LHS Students Take Part in Dodge Poetry Festival
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (07:55:15)

NEWARK, NJ - Livingston High School (LHS) student, Oriana Tang, one of the NJCTE High School Writing Contest Poetry Winners, read her poem at last week’s 15th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, which took place from Thursday, Oct. 23 to Sunday Oct. 26, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Link!

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News in Poetry A celebration of poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (04:49:42)

As Trinidad and Tobago celebrated National Poetry Day on October 15, Belmont Secondary School pupils played their part to mark this special occasion. The school observed a week-long celebration in observation of National Poetry Day with a series of events, which was organised by the school's English DepartmentLink!

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News in Poetry Wellbeing day at Alby highlights positive effect of arts on the mind
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (04:47:51)

The idea is to include poems and personal stories to give people a voice, but also to have an easy reference point for people looking for support with mental health issuesLink!

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News in Poetry East Side Review bulletin board Oct. 26, 2014
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 30, 2014 (03:43:27)

Prolific author Nikki Giovanni will do a Club Book presentation at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave. on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Giovanni has penned nearly twenty poetry collections and is the author or co-author of ten children's books including several profiling seminal moments in black history.Link!

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Current Poetic Events Popular poet to appear at Bromsgrove group's event
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (09:21:43)

UK- learned to speak Welsh as an adult, partly as a form of rebellion. In 2008 she was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, while in 2011 she was named a member of the first ever judging panel for a new school poetry competition. In the centenary ...

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News in Poetry A celebration of poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (03:14:37)

As Trinidad and Tobago celebrated National Poetry Day on October 15, Belmont Secondary School pupils played their part to mark this special occasion. The school observed a week-long celebration in observation of National Poetry Day with a series of events, which was organised by the school’s English Department headed by A. Niles Link!

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Current Poetic Events Byron event will be poetry to town's ears
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:54:50)

Experts will converge on Seaham this weekend to discuss the town’s links with a literary legend.

Members of the Newstead Abbey Byron Society and the Irish Byron Society will visit the town for lectures about the poet Lord Byron.

The line-up for Saturday’s event includes Durham University professor Michael O’Neill, chairman of the Association of International Byron Societies’ advisory board, and former Byron Journal editor Bernard Beatty, an academic at Liverpool University and also a research fellow at St Andrews in Scotland.

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Current Poetic Events Quintessence Extends as You Like it & Richard II Through 11/16
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:50:10)

Poetry News: Quintessence Theatre Group has launched its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions.

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