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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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News in Poetry Museum of Water. Picture by Ben Blossom
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 28, 2014 (07:36:19)

Poetry News: ... and featuring a collection of vintage camper vans, caravans and tents, all of which become venues for theatre, music, poetry and art installations, showcasing performances and activities created by artists in collaboration with each of the ...

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News in Poetry Young disabled poet holds evening in aid of Epsom Phab youth club
Posted by Essex68 on Monday, August 25, 2014 (07:16:50)

Poetry News: A young disabled poet is organising an evening of poetry and music in aid of his former youth club for children with disabilities.

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News in Poetry Songs Of Innocence And Bitter Experience In 'Dreamless Dead'
Posted by Essex68 on Friday, August 22, 2014 (14:15:05)

Poetry News: ... this dynamic is one of the central tasks facing editor Chris Duffy in Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics . Another anthology might focus on the horrors and banalities of war, but a collection of Great War poets needs first ...

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Art in the News Incredible portraits look just like photos - but in fact they're...
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 21, 2014 (16:40:33)

Poetry News: ... the expressive nature of painting as the selection of a particular word is to a poet. 'To extend the metaphor; as in poetry, it is not the correct selection of words, as much as it is their ability to co-exist harmoniously with both a semblance of ...

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News in Poetry Poetica: Jamaican poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, August 21, 2014 (07:10:45)

The Australian Radio National program Poetica recently broadcast two episodes of Jamaican Poetry, and it's a real delight to listen to these contemporary and archival recordings of Jamaican poets reading their poetry, some with musical accompaniment.Link!

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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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