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News in Poetry The Nightlife of Poets
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 16, 2014 (22:46:04)

If you’re thinking that poets are a serious, grim lot, you’d have thought you were in the wrong place last Tuesday night when Arnie Reisman was crowned as the Island’s second Poet Laureate (PL) by the Martha’s Vineyard Poetry Society at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven.Link!

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News in Poetry Skipton councillor receives poet laureate's verse
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 16, 2014 (09:10:07)

A SKIPTON councillor was honoured to receive a newly-penned poem from the British poet laureate about the historic 'no' vote which sees the continued union of Scotland and the UK.Link!

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News in Poetry Poet shared his life-changing journey as ambassador for BC Culture Days
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 16, 2014 (09:08:58)

James, a business-man turned poet and spiritual coach, came to Surrey to represent Kelowna as an ambassador for BC Culture Days. “I spent 20-something years in the business world … experiencing different levels of successes and failures,” James told the Now, explaining that he originally came from Toronto where he was a recruiter. - See more at: www.thenownewspaper.co...F82T6.dpufLink!

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News in Poetry Annabelle Moseley Named 2014 Long Island Poet of the Year
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 16, 2014 (09:07:31)

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. -- The Board of Trustees of The Walt Whitman Birthplace has announced that Annabelle Moseley has been chosen as the 2014 Long Island Poet of the Year. The Board of Trustees bestows this annual honor for excellence in writing and teaching. The award is given to a Long Islander who, in the tradition of Walt Whitman, has achieved national recognition as an outstanding poet and who has supported Long Island literature through excellence in teaching. Moseley becomes the youngest Long Islander ever to be presented with this distinction.Link!

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News in Poetry Annie Finch-Witch, Award-Winning Poet, and Founder of American...
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 16, 2014 (09:06:34)

Poet and entrepreneur Annie Finch, known widely for her writings about witchcraft and paganism, is launching a Halloween Kickstarter campaign to start on October 2 and end on Oct 31, 2014. The goal of the campaign is to raise $39,000 to help launch Finch’s new line of herbal teas, Spells Tea. Link!

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News in Poetry Entrants for Khushwant Singh prize for poetry announced
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 16, 2014 (09:04:27)

Five poetry books have been shortlisted for the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for poetry, to promote the genre across all Indian languages, organisers said Monday. Adman and actor Suhel Seth had earlier this year announced this award in memory of Khushwant Singh who died last year. The award, worth Rs.2,00,000, is open to Indian poets writing in English or regional works translated to English.Link!

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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 Just for fun: Show us your best QuickType poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, October 13, 2014 (09:23:47)

Who knew predictive text could see into your soul? If the new QuickType keyboard had been around when I was in middle school, my output of moody, tortured, nonsensical poetry would have been...OK, only slighty greater than it already was. But with less forced iambic pentameter.Link!

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News in Poetry Journey without maps
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, October 13, 2014 (09:20:40)

Four of the most vibrant and original voices in Canada today are coming to Whistler: Yvonne Blomer, Jennica Harper, Katherena Vermette and Sue Goyette. And they are going to take us out far and in deep. And for that 60-minute flight, there is going to be turbulence.Link!

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News in Poetry a oeIn my lifetime I have seen many thingsa
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, October 13, 2014 (09:19:25)

The Enchanted Noise of Crooked Names came out of the result of the M.I.C.’ed Up! program, led by local poets Marichal Brown and Vincent Kobelt. The book features prose and poetry from seventh- through 12th-grade boys and young men of color from the south Sacramento area.Link!

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News in Poetry Words as mirrors
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, October 13, 2014 (02:58:44)

Words can change the course of history, including, said Janet Rogers, in healing and restorative fashion. Rogers is a Mohawk descended from the Six Nations of Ontario. She is a B.C. resident from birth and since 1994 has lived on the territory of the Coast Salish people. There, as an active writer, she pens her reflective words as both aboriginal storyteller and mainstream poet laureate of the City of Victoria. - See more at: www.princegeorgecitize...fN0AM.dpufLink!

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News in Poetry Pupils aged five to 11 enthusiastically took part in a poetry competition to mar
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, October 13, 2014 (01:03:58)

Pupils aged five to 11 enthusiastically took part in a poetry competition to mark a national event. All the children, ranging from Weston Green Primary School year 1 up to year 6, were asked to learn and recite a poem of their choice, with three finalists selected from each year group. Link!

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News in Poetry Top 10 tips for writing poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 12, 2014 (22:20:12)

Sir Andrew Motion is an English poet and novelist who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009. He has been awarded several poetry awards, including the Arvon Prize, the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. He was knighted for his services to literature in 2009. Here are his top 10 tips for being a successful poet.Link!

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News in Poetry Ayna poetry collection published in Baku
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 12, 2014 (01:21:13)

A collection of poems by Dalga Khatinoglu, the head of Trend Agency's Iran News Service, has recently been published in Baku.Link!

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Electronic Media Darlin Nikki Janzen - Space Baby
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 12, 2014 (01:20:24)

Darlin Nikki Janzen on IndieFeed Performance Poetry. Show number 1399.Listen!

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News in Poetry Into the Heartland of the Ordinary: Seamus Heaney, Thomas Hardy, and...
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 12, 2014 (01:19:39)

Drawing on personal, archival, and uncollected materials, this lecture by Emory English professor emeritus Ron Schuchard traces Seamus Heaney’s lifelong devotion to the poetry and novels of Thomas Hardy, through whom the poet defined and redefined his own aesthetic of the ordinary world against the magical and religious traditions of Yeats and Eliot.Link!

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News in Poetry Collective offers novice poets tea and sympathy
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 12, 2014 (01:18:30)

A Romsey group has received a county council grant to help them give budding performance poets an easy start. Jam not Slam is the title of the project run by the Teapoet Collective based at Rum’s Eg gallery, which has received a Culture and Community Activities Grant worth £956. Link!

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News in Poetry Larkin wasna t as prickly as you think
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 12, 2014 (01:17:41)

Philip Larkin’s private prejudices shouldn’t matter a jot to admirers of his poetry.Link!

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News in Poetry Deirdre Eberly Lashgari
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 12, 2014 (01:16:21)

Deirdre Eberly Lashgari, Professor Emerita of English at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, died August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. A specialist in ethnic and world literatures, Lashgari translated both classical and modern Iranian poetry, and wrote, published, and lectured on Iranian fiction and film as well as on women writers of fiction and poetry in Iran, China, India, Ghana, and the United StatesLink!

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News in Poetry Festival for distributing Jibanananda-Prize
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 12, 2014 (01:14:43)

A day-long festival to mark the distribution of the Jibanananda-Prize in memory of Jibanananda Das, the “Poet of Ruposhi Bangla” was held on Friday in the ancestral city of the poet. The participants called for more study and research on the life and achievements of Das, while they also sought the preservation of places associated with the poet.Link!

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News in Poetry Double delight for winning way of young poet Jasmine
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 11, 2014 (23:50:41)

SOME poets go a lifetime without receiving any recognition for their work, but 13-year-old Jasmine Burgess won’t be one of them after she picked up two awards in one day. The Cowley schoolgirl took second place in the John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People before beating 7,602 other entrants from 78 countries to win the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. Link!

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News in Poetry Philosophy Poet Publishes Poetry Perfection
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 11, 2014 (23:48:46)

As much as some critics like to claim poetry as a dead art form, it still resides and thrives in hearts of some Sacramento art-lovers. While general readership in America might be down, the production of new poetry is at a definite high. For published poet and Sacramento State student Gary Aleks, poetry is a way to express himself and his ideas in a new and challenging way.Link!

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News in Poetry NSW Poetry Slam finalists serving up words with an impact
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 11, 2014 (22:11:02)

Unlike most 20-somethings, when Yasmin Lewis wants to share a thought she writes a poem, not a Facebook update. The 22-year-old University of Western Sydney law student has spent the last year discovering the performance art of spoken word poetry and in that short time she has been turning heads with her pointed language that takes aim at asylum seeker policy and multiculturalism. Link!

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News in Poetry Keeping America safe from foreign poets
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 11, 2014 (22:08:38)

“Poetry can be dangerous,” Rumi said, and U.S. Homeland Security isn’t taking any chances. The Jordanian-British poet Amjad Nasser had been invited to speak at New York University this fall, but on Sept. 27, he was questioned for two hours at London’s Heathrow airport and then prevented from flying to the United States.Link!

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News in Poetry Billy Collins and "Aimless Love"
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 11, 2014 (22:07:30)

Just real quick -- do you remember the name of the capital city of Paraguay? You're forgiven if you can't. It may be part of the gradual erosion of memory that accompanies the other indignities of the aging process, which poet Billy Collins captures in his -- forgive the pun -- memorable poem "Forgetfulness." Link!

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