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News in Poetry E-books Unearth Buried Treasure of Scottish Writers
Posted by LostInTranslation on Monday, September 29, 2014 (13:08:04)

Poetry News: THE lost works of Scottish authors including James Hogg, Neil Munro and Robert Louis Stevenson are being resurrected by the company behind e-books for the biggest names in contemporary publishing. Palimpsest, a company based in Falkirk that produces e-books for JK Rowling, Stephen King and more than half the current Booker shortlist, is to launch a series of literary classics.CLICK HERE for full story!

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News in Poetry Longtime Poet & CIUT Host of Howl Mourned & Remembered
Posted by LostInTranslation on Monday, September 29, 2014 (13:04:14)

Poetry News: Toronto’s poetry community is mourning the passing of one of its mainstays, longtime CIUT Howl host, poet and singer-songwriter, Nik Beat, a.k.a. Michael Barry. Beat manned the mics at the venerable college broadcaster for 17 years, sharing the honours with Nancy Bullis, his show becoming a nexus not only for Toronto poets but for all poets passing through the Little Apple and in need of promo and support.CLICK HERE for full story!

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Reviews "OBSERVATIONS" by Colleen Adele Kelly Poetry Collection Review
Posted by LostInTranslation on Monday, September 29, 2014 (12:29:09)

Poetry Review: Poet Colleen Adele Kelly looks for inspiration in the day-to-day idiosyncrasies that make up her life. She has gathered these reflections about life, spirituality and current events into her poetry collection, "Observations: A Collection of Short Poems" (published by Lulu).CLICK HERE for full story!

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Current Poetic Events New Hampshire Poet Offers Workshops & Poetry Readings
Posted by LostInTranslation on Monday, September 29, 2014 (12:27:15)

Events: LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - A Vermont poet serving as an artist in residence in northern New Hampshire will be offering workshops, trainings, community poetry readings and conversations focused on the theme "Writing on the Land: Exploring the nature of the place we live." The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire has arranged for poet Verandah Porche to work with middle and high school students for several days starting this week, and in the evenings, to hold poetry readings and training sessions to teach participants how to act as "scribes" in their communities to create short,CLICK HERE for more details!

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News in Poetry NBA Player Nick Young Introduces 'Poetry Fridays'
Posted by LostInTranslation on Monday, September 29, 2014 (12:24:50)

While working out at the Lakers practice facility on Friday, Nick “Swaggy P” Young, overcome with inspiration, decided to start waxing poetic. Introducing Poetry Fridays, where Swaggy P will bless us all with a bit of free verse at the end of every week. Long may it continue.CLICK HERE to read full story!

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News in Poetry UNC graduate named Colorado's eighth Poet Laureate
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, September 28, 2014 (21:09:14)

University of Northern Colorado graduate Joseph Hutchison was named Colorado’s eighth Poet Laureate in a recent ceremony with Gov. John Hickenlooper. Hutchison, a 1972 UNC graduate, is interim director for arts and culture and global affairs and on the faculty at University College at the University of Denver.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry, Prose & Potluck
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, September 28, 2014 (09:50:14)

Randall Parmley will read from his "Gaia Sutra" poems plus open readings at Old Number Nine, 9 Friendship St./Route 220 (next to the drug store), Waldoboro. Followed by potluck supper of finger foods and salads.Link!

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Current Poetic Events Poetry series hosts Tess Taylor
Posted by RZS on Sunday, September 28, 2014 (05:34:35)

Poetry News:

Chapman is embracing its poetic side starting Sept. 30, when the Tabula Poetica – the school’s Center for Poetry – kicks off its annual Poetry Reading Series with a talk and reading by author Tess Taylor.



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Current Poetic Events Festival brings Canada's best poets to Capital
Posted by RZS on Sunday, September 28, 2014 (05:16:05)

Poetry News: Some of the best poets in the nation will gather in Victoria from Oct. 13 to 18 for Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. The festival will feature performances from Canada's top spoken word poets and a poetry slam tournament, with 22 teams from across the country competing to be national poetry slam champions.

Details here!


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In the Traditional Media UK: Corrymeela centre appoints theologian and poet as leader
Posted by RZS on Sunday, September 28, 2014 (05:13:54)

Poetry News: The organisation released a statement to mark the appointment, saying Padraig brings a wealth of experience from his work in poetry, theology and conflict transformation. The Rev Ray Davey founded Corrymeela, Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation community, in 1965.

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News in Poetry Write poetry as often as you can
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, September 27, 2014 (22:34:56)

This is a problem faced by all sorts of writers, poets included. There are many people in this world who think that they can be a poet or a writer.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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News in Poetry Letter reveals Wilfred Owen's links to the Wirral
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, September 27, 2014 (09:56:12)

Academics have always cited Owen’s friendship with Siegfried Sassoon as the main influence of his compassionate verse, but evidence shows that it was his mother’s deeply Christian beliefs that engaged with Owen when describing the pity of the men in the trenches.Link!

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Current Poetic Events Redford Library to host open mic poetry night
Posted by Essex68 on Saturday, September 27, 2014 (09:37:58)

The Redford Township District Library will host its first Open Mic Poetry Night from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the second floor Meeting Room. Redford Library to host open mic poetry night The Redford Township District Library will host its first Open Mic Poetry Night from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the second floor Meeting Room.

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News in Poetry Faculty recital at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School will pay tribute to Russian poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, September 27, 2014 (00:49:40)

POTSDAM -- An upcoming faculty recital at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will highlight the poetry of Anna Akhmatova, a well-known Russian poet of the 20th century.Link!

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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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News in Poetry Rita Dove teaming with Project Learn
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, September 26, 2014 (01:58:13)

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Akron native Rita Dove is coming home to help promote literacy and Project Learn of Summit County.Link!

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News in Poetry The challenges of imagery in your poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, September 25, 2014 (22:38:48)

No matter how well you write, most people will take away only bits and pieces of your poems. There are very few readers who memorize or even understand a poem in its entirety. If you are lucky enough to have your poem remembered at all, chances are that only one element of your poem will sink in with your reader. That element may not mean to them what it means to you.Link!

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News in Poetry LOVERS of poetry and music are in for a rare treat at the Phoenix Theatre next m
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, September 25, 2014 (08:25:14)

As part of Swindon Festival of Poetry, American poet Don Share, editor of Poetry Magazine and the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, will join former XTC keyboardist and Shriekback frontman Barry Andrews for an improvised evening of poetry and music. Squandermania, which is at the Phoenix Theatre at New College at 8pm on Friday, October 3, also features musicians Jon Buckett, Brendan Hamley and Catherine Shrubshall.Link!

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News in Poetry BUDDING poets have less than a week to enter the South Petherton poetry competit
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, September 25, 2014 (08:24:19)

This year's competition has a water theme and all poems must have a title, not exceed 40 lines in length and must not have been published.Link!

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News in Poetry Budding bards can enter Warrington poetry co,p
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, September 25, 2014 (08:23:28)

Age UK in Warrington is inviting those aged 16 and under to enter the contest to pen a poem which must include the words 'Love Later Life'.Link!

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News in Poetry U.S. Embassy Bridgetown presents Poetry Night 26th Sep. at 3W's ...
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, September 25, 2014 (08:22:08)

Tina Chang, Brooklyn, New York’s Poet Laureate, will showcase her poetry during a free, evening public event in Barbados. This evening of poetry will showcase the diversity and modernity of American literature. It will also allow Ms. Chang to share her opinions on poetry’s relevance and give insight on her creative process.Link!

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Current Poetic Events Poetry Street's Open Mic To Be Held This Sunday At Blue Duck Bakery Cafe
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, September 25, 2014 (08:21:02)

NY-Poetry Street's fourth "Open Mic" will be held on Sunday, Sept. 28 at the Blue Duck Bakery Cafe, 309 East Main Street in Riverhead from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature Joey Milbauer, a young poet discovered at Poetry Street's first open mic back in June.

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News in Poetry A poet returns to her roots
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, September 25, 2014 (08:19:50)

While suffering through algebra class at age 13, Pittsburgh native Lucie Brock-Broido decided to become a poet. So, early in the 1970s, she quit Allderdice High School and enrolled in the Youth Learning Center, which was located in an Oakland church.Link!

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News in Poetry Good Grief
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, September 25, 2014 (08:17:59)

"I ATE A CHEESEBURGER / after your funeral / with our mutual friends." So writes Portland poet and comics writer Robyn Bateman in her latest chapbook, Dead As, conveying in three lines the uncomfortable, mundane details that follow death, when you'd rather stop all the clocks and cut off the telephone, but you still have to eat.Link!

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