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News in Poetry Award-winning author, John Michael Cummings, chats with PLJ
Posted by Essex68 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (07:53:06)

Poetry News: ... peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. PLJ is available through the EBSCO Academic Complete and ProQuest databases in full-text. It is also on sale as single ...

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In the Traditional Media BBC: The Decline of Self Expression
Posted by Essex68 on Monday, August 18, 2014 (07:49:42)

Poetry News: ... writing letters, poems, diaries in longhand, dipping our quills in ink. Or at least gazing out the window composing poetry in our head. The other reason is that we think we're clever, and that somehow each iteration of technology is an advance. It's ...

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News in Poetry New work by Ross Harris and Vincent Oa Sullivan at Old St Paula s
Posted by Essex68 on Monday, August 18, 2014 (07:47:20)

Poetry News: ... Infantry as part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. The song cycle is the centerpiece of an evening of music and poetry which will include music by George Butterworth and Benjamin Britten, together with poetry in English and German. The new ...

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News in Poetry Island poet wins coveted Edwin Morgan award
Posted by Essex68 on Monday, August 18, 2014 (07:44:48)

Poetry News: Niall Campbell won the first 20,000 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award for Moontide, published by Bloodaxe this year, and was given the prize at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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News in Poetry Facing Evil with Maya Angelou
Posted by induce on Sunday, August 17, 2014 (06:06:18)

Poetry News: Maya Angelou

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News in Poetry Remembering Shamsur Rahman
Posted by induce on Saturday, August 16, 2014 (22:47:14)

Poetry News: Remembering... Shamsur Rahman. In his dealings with people, men and women he did not know and yet who knew him well through his poetry, he was every inch an emblem of politeness.

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News in Poetry Lleucu Sienycn: Why we shouldn't mind our language too closely
Posted by induce on Saturday, August 16, 2014 (07:49:18)

Poetry News: The Literature Wales boss has a few choice words for Welsh language purists.

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News in Poetry 'Hook' Actor Dante Basco Writes Robin Williams Tribute
Posted by induce on Thursday, August 14, 2014 (16:30:46)

Poetry News: ... years before when 'Dead Poets Society' became one of my favorite films and really started me being interested in poetry, at which I later became a poet," Basco wrote. "I was fortunate to spend private times, many mornings in the makeup chair, (which ...

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Art in the News A unique collaboration by Colorado artists and poets to be unveiled
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 14, 2014 (09:36:04)

Poetry News: ... the second work of verse, and so on. The result is a unique collection of verse and imagery, Image and Word: Art and Poetry in Conversation . This unique collaborative effort will be unveiled at the Louisville Center for the Arts at 801 Grant Avenue ...

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In the Traditional Media 'Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy' opens at The Queen'
Posted by Essex68 on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (06:54:30)

Poetry News: ... and monarch over 350 years. Through historic documents from the Royal Library and newly commissioned works of art, Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy marks the halfway point in the tenure of the current Poet Laureate, Carol ...

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News in Poetry New York Shakespeare Exchange's Sonnet Project Becomes...
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (22:44:58)

New York Shakespeare Exchange is thrilled to announce that their on-going, ambitious Sonnet Projecthas been selected as the only North American organization to partner with Shakespeare's Globe in London (the company that brought Mark Rylance's Twelfth Night and Richard 3 to Broadway) on an upcoming digital project. Link!

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In the Traditional Media 13 things to do today, Aug. 12, in Boulder County
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (16:19:38)

Poetry News: ... first poet laureate of Suffolk County NY, and an American poet "of celebration and of witness," 6 p.m., Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St., Boulder, free; 303-579-1644. "Resistance" Film Screening Food & Water Watch, a local community ...

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News in Poetry Putting poetry on the bus
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 (02:59:52)

Years ago, when Tom Leduc was studying fine art at Cambrian College, he drew artistic inspiration from the people and scenery on the long bus ride from Chelmsford to the college's New Sudbury campus. Remembering that experience, Leduc — who will be the City of Greater Sudbury's poet laureate until the end of 2016 — launched his Moving with Poetry project.Link!

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News in Poetry The Mysterious Case of the Park Poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, July 28, 2014 (23:12:44)

During a recent stroll in Fort Tryon Park, in Upper Manhattan, I spotted a green placard emerging from a tuft of purple flowers. Its white letters read: Let no one say, and say it to your shame, That all was beauty here, until you came.Link!

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News in Poetry Pashtun poets struggle to hold on to craft
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, July 28, 2014 (23:00:04)

BANNU: For more than five centuries, poets in remote northwestern Pakistan have recited verses about the area’s mountainous scenery, their tribal culture and love. That all changed as Islamist militants tightened their hold on Pakistan’s tribal regions after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Taliban and its allies quickly crushed the poets’ words and spirits. They were warned not to write phrases that referred to women or serenity and instead ordered to compose jihadist messages of war, brutality and conformity. Link!

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News in Poetry Poet Tam pens a verse for WHW
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, July 24, 2014 (00:41:19)

The West Highland Way has it’s own poem which has been commissioned by the local tourist information centre in Milngavie (TIC). Poet and author Thomas Craven, or Tam as he is know to his friends was approached by Louise and her business partner Stuart Dick to write a poem that would reflect the different landmarks along the 96 mile route.Link!

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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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News in Poetry Haikus in Hanover: Kids hit the streets at poem-writing workshop
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, July 18, 2014 (10:45:02)

Poet Laureate JoAnne Diodato bowed to the children attending the Haiku in the Streets workshop at Guthrie Memorial Library, asking "Now, who knows how to say hello in Japanese?Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry: One typewriter key at a time
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, July 12, 2014 (00:46:00)

The clickety-clack of typewriter keys being struck that filled the air at Fort Morgan Library & Museum on July 3 was a familiar, but almost foreign noise.Link!

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News in Poetry VOICES: Learning the language of love
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, June 30, 2014 (23:40:10)

A GROUP of Year 9 students at the Thomas Hardye School have been learning the language of love. After a term of studying love poetry, the pupils were challenge to write their own poems based around the theme of love. Link!

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News in Poetry PennSound Transforms How Poetry is Taught the World Over
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, June 29, 2014 (01:37:19)

PennSound, a University of Pennsylvania-based online audio poetry website, is revolutionizing the way that educators teach poetry. Since its launch ten years ago, PennSound has amassed one of the largest collections of noncommercial poetry sound files on the Internet. The site offers more than 45,000 digital recordings of poems as song-length singles plus PennSound Radio, a 24-hour stream of readings and conversations from the PennSound poetry archive, PoemTalk podcasts, articles, reviews and recorded poetry readings and events held at Penn's Kelly Writers House.!

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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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News in Poetry Decorah poet providing 'Insta-poems' at Lanesboro farmers market, special events
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, May 23, 2014 (05:05:42)

Insta-poems are poems written on demand for anyone who asks. Becker began writing poems last summer in a booth at a farmers' market with a little pad of paper. When a person approached her and asked for a poem, within five or 10 minutes, the poem was written.Link!

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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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News in Poetry Yeats rising
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, May 18, 2014 (09:29:38)

"Nobody could fail to be impressed by the majesty of Ben Bulben, with or without Yeats in mind," Vendler said in an interview. She confessed that she never gave it much thought as a destination until later in life, when she became a summer lecturer at the Sligo Yeats Society two-week camp, joining Seamus Heaney and other big hitters who couldn't quite get enough of Yeats. Link!

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