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Reviews Review: 'Above the Dreamless Dead' takes readers into the trenches
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 (02:49:23)

Poetry News:

The result is Above the Dreamless Dead , a visceral amalgamation of styles and subjects united around a single unifying theme.



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Reviews Glory Grain of Courage By Peace Love
Posted by mamta on Sunday, July 27, 2014 (06:54:28)

Making choices, as a matter of fact, requires patient and carefulness, but what follows a genuinely valuable choice that has been made is encouragement and total commitment. ...

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Reviews Book Review: 'The Cost of Sugar' by Angela Brown
Posted by mamta on Sunday, July 27, 2014 (03:59:32)

The poetry in its pages takes readers of all backgrounds into a journey inside the heart of the author's heart to experience her emotions ...

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In the Traditional Media Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (15:19:32)

It's fitting that filmmakers Stephen Silha and Eric Slade assemble this documentary with as much colourful poetry as they can muster, because the subject matter was a remarkably life-loving man whose impact on the arts shouldn't be underestimated..

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In the Traditional Media Reaching For The Moon review: A moving tale of love and loss
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (15:15:54)

This biographical double portrait is framed by a poem, Elizabeth Bishop’s One Art, which begins “The art of losing isn’t hard to master”. The work has already had a cinematic outing – Cameron Diaz learns it by heart in the comedy In Her Shoes – but here, in a film with its author at its centre, the poem takes on a particular directness and poignancy..

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Reviews “Reflection of a Hologram” By David Novick
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (03:32:08)

He shows them the results of poetry , experiments on language creating metaphors mirroring the " Reflection of a Hologram " (published by Xlibris). Novick likens ...

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News in Poetry Puzzle pieces: finding the patterns in the poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, July 12, 2014 (00:23:39)

When a new poet published by Faber & Faber starts using ampersands in his poems, you know something is afoot. In recent UK poetry, the symbol has been a stylistic identifier for “experimental” work; for Don Paterson, “the Ampersands” is a derisive nickname for pretentious avant-gardists. Yet in the opening lines of Toby Martinez de las Rivas’s remarkable first collection, Terror, we find ampersands working in the service of a lucid and spontaneous lyricismLink!

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Reviews Book Review: The Parliament of Poets by Frederick Glaysher
Posted by mamta on Thursday, July 10, 2014 (15:53:37)

Poetry News: In the ancient tradition of epic poetry starting with the Babylonian tale of Gilgamesh, the Vedic tale of the Mahabharata, Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey, and to Virgil's Aeneid, the Parliament of Poets by Frederick Glaysher provides the reader with a modern-day epic poem.

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News in Poetry Poets Society
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 (22:08:05)

A FEW YEARS BACK, two debut poetry collections made Portland noteworthy to the minds of the nation's literati, though for different reasons. Portland poet Emily Kendal Frey's The Grief Performance won the Norma Farber First Book Award. Then, in 2012, Octopus Books released Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, the first book of poetry by Patricia Lockwood, who has since been named the "Poet Laureate of Twitter" by HTML Giant and become one of the most widely read poets of her generation.Link!

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News in Poetry Critics Trash James Franco's Bizarre Poetry on Heath Ledger
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 (04:52:35)

Looks like James Franco's debut collection of poetry, Directing Herbert White, isn't getting the best reviews. In fact, it's pretty much the opposite.Link!

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News in Poetry "Reckless sympathy, scorn": Paul Violi's Last Poems
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, July 06, 2014 (02:22:41)

Paul Violi’s poetry has rarely been taken as seriously as it should be. Probably that’s because he never took the spirit of seriousness as seriously as many people do, especially when it comes to poetry. Link!

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News in Poetry Book Review: 'The Zhivago Affair'
Posted by fogglethorpe on Monday, June 30, 2014 (01:05:40)

In Czarist Russia, the Soviet Union, and even today under Putin, poetry, novels, and journalism was and is a life and death affair. Writers, especially poets, are treated like rock stars..

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Reviews Words from the Sky by Rayan Abdul-Baki
Posted by mamta on Sunday, June 29, 2014 (03:37:47)

“Words from the Sky” is bound to nourish readers’ souls and ease the pressures of daily life....

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Reviews REVIEW: 'Limber,' by Angela Pelster
Posted by mamta on Sunday, June 29, 2014 (03:27:23)

Poetry News: Angela Pelster's "Limber" is a short collection of prose verging on poetry. It is a mesmerizing workout for the mind, invoking wordplay and mental leaps.

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Reviews Book Review: History of the Rain
Posted by mamta on Thursday, June 26, 2014 (01:12:12)

As much as it is a land of rain, mist, and rivers, Ireland is first and foremost a land of words —stories, folklore, and poetry. ...

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Reviews Book review: A Wild Adventure by Tom Pow
Posted by mamta on Sunday, June 22, 2014 (16:33:56)

TOM Pow's poetry is often marked by a fascination with the width of experience, the purposes of art, and recovering lost or marginalised voices.

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In the Traditional Media CO- THEATREdART attempts Beat Generation, but struggles in delivery
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, June 19, 2014 (15:00:00)

Arid and lusterless performances by actors portraying exotic and colorful people make Act 1 of Jack Kerouac's only play, Beat Generation, at Subterranean Nightclub a disappointing experience..

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Reviews Ruining the "Fun": Patricia Lockwood's Slippery Poetry
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (15:31:38)

Poetry News: In a dark coincidence, the author of the widely-shared poem " Rape Joke ," Patricia Lockwood, released her second book of poetry just four days after the Isla Vista killings .

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Reviews Sunset Under The Poet's Tree * by George S.J. Anderson
Posted by mamta on Monday, June 16, 2014 (16:29:52)

It is a story of her life, and it is a story about surviving something almost impossible to overcome and being remembered for it. ...

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Reviews "Poems of Love, Honor and Humor" by Frank Cimperman
Posted by mamta on Monday, June 16, 2014 (16:16:56)

Poetry News: June 13, 2014 - "Poems of Love, Honor and Humor," a new book by Frank Cimperman, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. "Poems of Love, Honor, and Humor" explores two of the most powerful aspects of humanity - love and war.

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Reviews Voices Across The Ocean - Edited by Rob Harle & Jaydeep Sarangi has been release
Posted by mamta on Monday, June 16, 2014 (16:05:43)

Volumes have been written about the nature and purpose of poetry, one thing we are sure of is that poetry articulates that which the non-poet feels, thinks about and would like to say if they ...

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Reviews David Chorlton: Selected Poems
Posted by mamta on Monday, June 16, 2014 (15:57:09)

This is a circumstance to which he owes much of his poetry. With more than 90 diverse selections spanning the work of 30 years and 29 books and chapbooks, David Chorlton: Selected ...

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Reviews Review of "Dog Songs" by Mary Oliver
Posted by mamta on Saturday, June 14, 2014 (15:41:08)

Review of "Dog Songs" by Mary Oliver
Originally published in "The Poetry Market Ezine" (June 2014)

"Dog Songs"
by Mary Oliver
The Penquin Press
Copyright 2013
ISBN 978-1-59420-478-4
121 pgs.


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Reviews Love is Poetry, My Dreams and A Tribute to My Dad * by Charles Hooks, Boyd Hooks
Posted by mamta on Monday, June 09, 2014 (01:56:48)

New Book 'Love is Poetry, My Dreams and A Tribute to My Dad' aims to provide inspiration through verses that create emotional resonance.

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Reviews UNVEILED – My Story by Shanon Jacobs
Posted by mamta on Friday, June 06, 2014 (15:25:58)

Jacobs now reveals the layers of her own personal history, seeking to inspire and to express herself fully. Her poetry is about life's ups and downs, things that everyone can relate to. Letting readers into her life, she relies on poems that feature ...

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