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News in Poetry Former N.J. teacher follows her writing muse
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, December 08, 2014 (04:40:37)

Two decades ago, Therese Halscheid quit her job as a teacher at Van Sciver Elementary School in Haddon Township and sold most of her belongings, uncertain about what her future had in store. Link!

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News in Poetry Meet the Lakes' new poet in motion
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, December 07, 2014 (21:01:59)

A SOUTH Cumbrian writer will retrace the footsteps of the romantic poets - promoting green travel for tourists. Kirstie Pelling, of Burton-in-Lonsdale, will explore Lakeland towns and villages by bike, bus, boat and boot. Link!

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News in Poetry Dr. Majid Naini U3 4O Usu O3USO U...O U O U O U U U U -Internationally...
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 04, 2014 (09:11:23)

Dr. Naini has traveled over 400,000 miles after 9/11, devoting his life to promote world peace and to enhance the understanding and communication among people of all cultures, faiths, and backgrounds. In his programs he talks about the latest discoveries and research in science/technology intertwined with the astounding ancient wisdom and words of Rumi, Hafez, Khayyam, Attar, Ferdowsi, Saadi, and other mystics and poets.Link!

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News in Poetry Learning from youth at TEDx ManhattanBeach
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, November 30, 2014 (09:10:19)

“I truly believe the most healing thing a person can do is tell their story,” she said. “A year and a half ago, I had my first run-in with spoken word on a TED talk. It instantly turned my idea of what poetry and art should be on its head.” The first time she tried performing some slam poetry of her own, a “healing energy overcame” her.Link!

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News in Poetry Brevity is the soul of Whittier
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, November 22, 2014 (08:39:01)

Professor Whittier’s lectures are certainly diamonds in the rough of academia. She’s known across campus for her free-form style of teaching English that makes Shakespeare feel not just applicable, but important in daily life. Link!

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News in Poetry Robert Pinsky's PoemJazz Sessions
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (20:32:56)

On an evening last March, a crowd of people filed in to Boston Playwrights’ Theatre on Commonwealth Avenue to hear Robert Pinsky, the former three-time US poet laureate and College of Arts & Sciences professor of English and creative writing perform with jazz musicians Laurence Hobgood, Stan Strickland, and John Lockwood. ....The event was being shot for The Art of Poetry, a MOOC (massive open online course) taught by Pinsky that was offered this fall. The course was developed as part of BU’s Digital Learning Initiative (DLI) in collaboration with edX, the online learning platform of which BU is a member.Link!

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News in Poetry Against unremembering
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (06:32:02)

There's a more thought-provoking response to the Great War on display at the Saison Poetry Library in the Royal Festival Hall. The artists David and Ping Henningham collaborate as Henningham Family Press on essays and poetry which they develop through printmaking, bookbinding and performance.Link!

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News in Poetry Little girl's book of poetry raises big charity funds
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (05:42:36)

AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD writer said she feels ‘proud’ after her book of poetry has garnered the praise of a famous author and raised big money for Children in Need. Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry Brothels Rule
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, November 03, 2014 (21:22:39)

A party where you pay to have verse read to you in a bordello-style setting is packing in the punters. Are poetry and sex work really comparable?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 Poetry boxes encourage north shore readers to take literary pause
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 24, 2014 (21:22:27)

Poetry fans who relish moments of still contemplation or appreciation for the written word might want to seek out the newest public literary feature being created for north shore residents: poetry boxes. Serving as tiny public displays of work by locals, the small boxes placed on decorated poles hope to encourage passersby to stop and appreciate an art form that gets little recognition in an age when digital media often rules. Link!

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News in Poetry La Salita Cafe Further Champions Puerto Rican Artists Through a Kickstarter Camp
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (08:42:28)

The San Juan café, a burgeoning hub of artists, musicians, filmmakers, poets and spoken word performers, hopes crowdfunding will bolster its mission to discover, showcase, and create a platform to support emerging local talent in Puerto Rico.Link!

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News in Poetry Welsh History Month: The poet and the half moon castle
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 16, 2014 (22:49:14)

Laugharne Castle and the poetry of Dylan Thomas has inspired local schoolchildren to create wonderful poems and films says Dylan IorwerthLink!

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News in Poetry Blue Giraffe: Launch speech from Anne Kellas, for issue 13 of Blue Giraffe
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (21:54:29)

What can explain the mystery of why a poem works in its totality, and why an editor should choose it, and not another? By their works we shall know them.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry Inspired By The Wilderness At Fire Island National Seashore
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 05, 2014 (08:23:39)

Join three teen poets from New York City on an adventure to the wilderness of Fire Island National Seashore . Here, these young city dwellers discover a natural sanctuary sheltered from the fast paced frenzy of urban life.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetic impact on world hunger
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 05, 2014 (08:22:52)

The month of October marks the 4th annual World Hunger Action Month. As poets we are determined to use our poetry to make an impact and create awareness of the dire situation millions are still facing in our world today, on a daily basis. The first submission comes from poet Deborah Wiederhold, presently a top contributor in the group "Poets" on LinkedIn.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry with a slice of pizza in Camden
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (10:50:51)

For nearly 20 years, Wilson, a poet, playwright, and substitute teacher in the city schools, has led Pizza and Poetry at A Slice of New York pizzeria in downtown Camden. "They keep coming. They must like it," Wilson says with a shrug, cracking open a can of Guinness before Wednesday night's gathering to celebrate poets with October birthdays, Jim Henson and Mary Oliver among them.Link!

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News in Poetry Two poets, one voice relay message of humanity over Gaza conflict
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (01:10:49)

In 2009, Palestinian-American poet Deema Shehabi of Walnut Creek opened an email from Jewish-American poet Marilyn Hacker, who lives in Paris. The two award-winning writers had corresponded before about other literary topics, but this time Hacker had sent stanzas about a child lamenting her fate during that year's siege of Gaza.Link!

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News in Poetry Pinsky Teaches Poetrya to the World
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, September 27, 2014 (22:33:34)

Poetry News: In the video above, poet Robert Pinsky, a CAS professor of creative writing and three-time US poet laureate, discusses the meaning and appeal of poetry with several guests. Video by Devin Hahn It's safe to say that many fans of poet Robert Pinsky would love to take a class with him.

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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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News in Poetry Pavement poetry's OK with passers-by
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, September 26, 2014 (01:59:37)

CHALK poetry scrawled along the length of Regent Street has been welcomed by passers-by after artist Danny Lake began his work. Over the last few weeks a series of poems, with subjects ranging from Palestine to meditation and bird droppings, have been turning heads on the street.Link!

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Staff Picks Staff Picks August 2014
Posted by zhaul on Monday, September 08, 2014 (21:23:54)

Once again, we're sharing the Staff Picks for poetry you really should read this month on GotPoetry. Each month, the GotPoetry curators and staff read through hundreds of poems that are submitted for inclusion in the Finished Poems section. Once a month, we gather up our favorite poems from the previous month and share them with you all. This month, our picks included stories, both modern and mythical, images of turning seasons and changing societies, and a couple of vignettes that speak of the truth in everyday scenarios. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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News in Poetry Author's Notes: Mike Jenkins on Red Poets
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, September 06, 2014 (21:41:05)

Twenty years ago at Clwb-y-Bont in Pontypridd, a strange creature was born. Then called Red Poets’ Society (as in the film Dead Poets’ Society), it later morphed into Red Poets.Link!

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News in Poetry Woman Scream Festival turns 5
Posted by induce on Saturday, August 30, 2014 (06:04:41)

Poetry News: Woman Scream International Poetry Festival reaches its fifth anniversary next March 2015, and we want to make a special tribute to a group of heroines' initiators of this social mission we have assumed with respect, courage and pride since 2011.

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News in Poetry Celebrate Eid at Watford Palace Theatre - UK
Posted by induce on Saturday, August 30, 2014 (04:29:48)

Poetry News: Returning after performing at Celebrate Eid 2011, Dreadlockalien tours the UK with his performance poetry and slam sets as well as three plays, Amalgam Jam, Soundclash and Chocolate Wars.

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