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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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Current Poetic Events Alaska comes to New Jersey with fiddling poet Ken Waldman
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:28:58)

Poetry News: Centenary Stage Company presents Ken Waldman, Alaska's Fiddling Poet: Portrait of an Artist as Santa Claus as part of the Kutz Theatre Series. Waldman brings a show that is one part Appalachian - string band concert, one - part riveting storytelling, one - part poetry reading, and one - part early Christmas gift exchange to the Edith Kutz Theater from Nov. 13 through the 16. The Edith Kutz Theater is located in the David and Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown.

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News in Poetry Day celebrates a century since legendary poet's birth
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 24, 2014 (21:19:41)

A Dylan Thomas Day is to be held at Sheffield Hallam University next Saturday as part of the Off the Shelf festival. The event marking 100 years since the Welsh poet’s birth will include a series of talks, workshops and poetry readings.Link!

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Current Poetic Events London Book And Poetry Events: 23-29 October 2014
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (10:10:18)

London UK-hundredth birthday in 2020. Free, prebook , 6pm LIT LOUNGE: London Literature Lounge at Keats House is an evening of poetry with open mic. Writer, broadcaster and Director of London Literature Lounge, Anjan Saha, will read from his collection Lost ...

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News in Poetry Ted Hughes Festival
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (08:37:32)

The Ted Hughes Festival will return to Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd for another year. Over three days, the festival promises to showcase some of the best poetry talent from across the country, in a homage to Ted Hughes’ connection to the Calder Valley.Link!

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News in Poetry Renaissance One, Tilt and Carnival Village to Host London is the...
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (01:47:52)

Renaissance One and Tilt with Carnival Village and partners present "London is the Place for Me 2014". The second weekend festival of literature, music and limin' returns to celebrate the vibrancy of the Caribbean and its love affair with London, curated by Melanie Abrahams, Ray Funk and Alexander D Great and running at The Tabernacle, London W11 25th and 26th October 2014, with events from noon until late.Link!

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News in Poetry The return of Blank Page Poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (01:18:08)

PERHAPS Savannah's most unique grassroots cultural offering, the Blank Page Poetry series ambitiously blends spoken word poetry, dance, music, and digital projection. Organized by Jerome Meadows of Indigo Sky Community Gallery, each quick but hard-hitting show - they always run well under an hour - is one-of-a-kind, depending on a diverse group of local contributors from all kinds of disciplines and backgrounds, and generally built around a single theme.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry and drama festival
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (21:57:55)

ROGER McGough, described by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy as 'The Patron Saint of Poetry' will be reading at this year's Torbay Poetry Festival. His exciting work, with its blend of mischievous wordplay, and distinctive sense of humour, has made him one of the country's most-loved poets. Link!

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News in Poetry Journey without maps
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, October 13, 2014 (09:20:40)

Four of the most vibrant and original voices in Canada today are coming to Whistler: Yvonne Blomer, Jennica Harper, Katherena Vermette and Sue Goyette. And they are going to take us out far and in deep. And for that 60-minute flight, there is going to be turbulence.Link!

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News in Poetry Festival for distributing Jibanananda-Prize
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 12, 2014 (01:14:43)

A day-long festival to mark the distribution of the Jibanananda-Prize in memory of Jibanananda Das, the “Poet of Ruposhi Bangla” was held on Friday in the ancestral city of the poet. The participants called for more study and research on the life and achievements of Das, while they also sought the preservation of places associated with the poet.Link!

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Current Poetic Events What's on in Sydney 11 and 12 October
Posted by Essex68 on Friday, October 10, 2014 (06:53:27)

AUS-its award winning Escape from Krypton as well as a host of cool brass tunes from 10am on Sunday morning. A series of poetry slams and a Literary Love-in (Saturday 11 October 5.30pm ) where a restaurant is transformed into a round robin of ...

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Current Poetic Events London Book And Poetry Events: 9-15 October 2014
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, October 09, 2014 (08:40:00)

UK-Kings Place is the venue for London Lit Weekend , which explores all sorts of topics from religion to rock'n'roll, poetry to crime, and money to philosophy. Buy tickets to individual events, or get a day pass for A 20. 10-12 October ArchWay With ...

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News in Poetry UK: Autumn arts festival details
Posted by RZS on Thursday, October 09, 2014 (01:36:07)

Poetry News: ... Amongst many other offerings, Ulster Poetry Slam Champion Colin Hassard will present his one–man show “Quantum of Sonnets” on Saturday 11 October at 8pm. This Bond themed act will leave you shaken and stirred, and hopefully rolling in the aisles with laughter. ...

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News in Poetry OR: Music, Poetry and Art in North Portland
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 (03:12:32)

Come to the Portland Round in North Portland on October 14, 2014 for a monthly arts experience featuring three singer songwriters, slam poetry and live visual art for a relaxed evening of collaborative performance' sponsored by Portland Abbey Arts. At this event, three songwriters will share the stage with additional musicians occasionally joining in.

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News in Poetry SC: FMU to host fiction, poetry festival
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 (03:05:17)

Poetry News: The ninth annual Pee Dee Fiction & Poetry Festival at Francis Marion University will bring to campus four award-winning authors on Nov. 6 and 7. The two-day festival will celebrate the works of Megan Abbott, Ron Carlson, Denise Duhamel and Tim Seibles. The event is held in Cauthen Educational Media Center's Lowrimore Auditorium and all sessions are free and open to the public.

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News in Poetry Poetry, prose, talks and fun at Ilkley Literature Festival
Posted by RZS on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 (18:57:00)

Poetry News:

THE gripping first chapter of Ilkley's annual literature festival began on Friday night with a show by a former Poet Laureate. The festival, which runs over two weeks, will feature over 250 events across the town, but things got started last night with an "exploration of poetry and prose" with Sir Andrew Motion.



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News in Poetry Poetry with Mimi White
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 05, 2014 (08:21:36)

Join returning Poet-in-Residence Mimi White and several Art Retreat participants for an evening poetry project at Rockefeller Hall. Educator Mimi White has worked 30 years with students of all ages to create original works.Link!

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