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News in Poetry Thoughts on the Run: For sheer poetic beauty, turn to the classics
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, December 19, 2014 (00:45:28)

Now, looking at the poems featured in top-rated magazines prods the question, what happened to beauty? Where are the flowing lines with their rhythmic beats and lilting rhymes?Link!

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News in Poetry Sonnet to a Playful God
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, December 19, 2014 (00:43:25)

They say that the only thing worse than a man who writes poetry is one who shows it to others. Oh dear, dare I?Link!

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News in Poetry Pakistanborn poet Imtiaz Dharker gets Queens Gold Medal
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, December 19, 2014 (00:41:20)

Noted poet, columnist, artist and documentary-maker Imtiaz Dharker has been awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2014 for her latest collection, ‘Over the Moon’, joining past winners such as W H Auden, Stephen Spender and Philip Larkin.Link!

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News in Poetry Pulitzer winner Mark Strand found comfort in art
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, December 19, 2014 (00:40:32)

Mark Strand, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate widely praised for his concentrated, elegiac verse and graceful command of both humour and despair, has died. He was 80.Link!

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News in Poetry Poet Sangi makes literary debut with 'Serendipity'
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, December 19, 2014 (00:39:26)

Author and poet Sangi explores the depths of her subconscious to offer a deeper understanding of the human condition in her accessible new poetry collection, “Serendipity” (published by AuthorHouse UK)Link!

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News in Poetry Voices of Poetry at Hunt Hill Farm on Dec. 21
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, December 19, 2014 (00:37:03)

The Silo will present “Voices of Poetry / Comfort & Joy” on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2 p.m. This afternoon of original poetry and music – to celebrate the holiday season - will be held at The Red Barn at Hunt Hill Farm, Crossman Road, New Milford, CT. A “meet and greet” reception with the poets & musicians – with holiday desserts - will follow the programLink!

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News in Poetry Redbourn poetry pupil wins award
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, December 19, 2014 (00:36:09)

Budding young poet Aahana Chaudhary has received a highly commended certificate in a poetry competition.Link!

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News in Poetry Twelve Questions: Leilani Tamu
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (05:16:32)

Leilani Tamu is a poet, historian, former diplomat and social commentator who survived turbulent teenage years. The mother of two says she was saved, at 18, by her husband Shayne.Link!

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News in Poetry Xulon Book Shares Original Poetry that Will Make You Think
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (02:15:39)

In her new book, WORDS: MY WORDS AND THE LORDS, ($9.99, paperback, 9781498417297; $4.99, e-book, 9781498417303) Marlene Kuse shares a collection of poems that address a broad variety of topics that people are faced with in daily life. With her compositions, the mission is to encourage readers of all backgrounds, and allow them to take away a new perspective.Link!

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News in Poetry WHS Student Publishes Poetry Book
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (02:14:44)

Famed author Robert Byrne once said that “the purpose of life is a life with purpose”. It can be a goal, a dream, or just a direction to channel one’s passion, or pain. For Marisa Vasconcelos, it was writing--or, specifically, poetry. Link!

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News in Poetry Poor show for poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (02:13:38)

Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme entitled ‘Dorset Rewritten’ in which a number of local people, includ-ing myself, participated. The programme was advertised as being about the Dorset dialect poet, William Barnes, and I suspect that some thousands of local people will have listened to it hoping to hear more of Barnes’s poetry. Link!

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News in Poetry Kenneth Goldsmith: Assume No Readership
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (02:02:03)

Kenneth Goldsmith is anything but an ordinary poet. His poems are copied text from other sources such as traffic reports, a commentary track from a baseball game and an entire transcribed New York Times newspaper -- all revolving around the same question: What can poetry possibly be?Link!

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News in Poetry Kenneth Goldsmith: Reads Traffic Reports
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (01:58:57)

Plagiarism, file sharing, inauthenticity and insincerity. Vivacious American poet, Kenneth Goldsmith, was unfazed about entertaining the White House: "I just said the things that I normally say."Link!

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News in Poetry Kenneth Goldsmith: Poetry in a Newspaper
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (01:56:10)

Meet the playful American poet Kenneth Goldsmith, who demonstrates how poetry is all around us -- you just need to open your eyes to it, the way Goldsmith does in this video.Link!

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News in Poetry Resurrecting Dylan Thomas
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:35:05)

Bob Kingdom was just a boy when he discovered the works of Dylan Thomas. Many years later, when he came to put together Dylan Thomas: Return Journey, Kingdom drew inspiration from his early experience to create a one-man show with the great Welsh poet and writer’s extraordinary voice front and centre.Link!

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News in Poetry Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 288
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:33:34)

For today’s prompt, write a false poem. Emily Dickinson once wrote, “Tell all the truth but tell it slant.” That’s good advice, but these poems should descend with falsifying the intent.Link!

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News in Poetry Global audience for poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:32:43)

Local writer and poet Jackie Biggs has won herself a global audience for her on-line blog 'A Writer's Life'.Link!

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News in Poetry Maple Ridge teens' poems touch on poverty, homelessness
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:30:40)

Poetic words that poured out from a trio of Thomas Haney Secondary students belied their young years. - See more at: www.mrtimes.com/commun...d4dYc.dpufLink!

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News in Poetry The Imperial Open Mic
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:29:37)

Marcus Blake and Rod Deal are local heroes of independent music, poetry, and art. So are their good friends in the 3rd Party Band, along with their buddy DJ Wasabi. Together, this small crew has created a space, time, and environment for free expression of the open-mike variety.Link!

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News in Poetry Soviet 'angry young poet' Yevtushenko hospitalised
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, December 15, 2014 (02:55:02)

Russian non-conformist poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved rock star fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalised Sunday after suffering a fall. Link!

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News in Poetry Entries sought for Oklahoma Conference on Aging's poetry 2015 Senior Poetry Cont
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (09:23:17)

The 40th annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging is accepting entries for the 2015 Senior Poetry Contest. The contest is held in conjunction with the conference, which is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services.Link!

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News in Poetry In Silent Dignity
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (09:22:19)

Razia Khan's poetry connects us to our past, and unmasks both private and civic memories, dreams, and urgencies.Link!

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News in Poetry Victoria poet wins Governor General's Award for Poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (09:20:17)

Childhood memories of summers at the lake inspired Arleen Paré to write the latest book to win the Governor General’s Award for Poetry.Link!

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News in Poetry Eight-Year-Old Poet Releases Debut Anthology
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (09:18:19)

Young author Isabelle Scott showcases her exceptional literary prowess in "Isabelle’s Muse," (published by Xlibris) a compilation of her brilliant poetry work, from the third through seventh grades, offering all readers of any age, a look into the genius of a young mind who expresses her gifts through verse. Link!

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News in Poetry LaGuardia College Hosts Series of Events About Muslim Identity
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (00:31:25)

NEW YORK—A photo exhibit, an open-mic, spoken word poetry and a Bengal tiger in search of the meaning of life, highlighted a day-long series of events at LaGuardia Community College last week, as part of the “Beyond Sacred: Unthinking Muslim Identity” program.Link!

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