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News in Poetry Porsha O Crowned 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Champ
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 26, 2014 (06:55:17)

This year's Individual World Poetry Slam, sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council, was thought-provoking to say the least. The event lasted four days at multiple local venues, and led up to a final bout at Marquee Theatre on Saturday, October 11. The iWPS finals offered exposure not only to this year's top contenders, but to the culture of slam poetry. Link!

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News in Poetry Break the rules
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 26, 2014 (06:52:29)

“Can’t” is a word that should rarely be applied to poetry. There is very little that “can’t” be done in a poem. The beauty of poetry is that the risks are so low. While it would be stupid of me to say that you “can’t” get on the bestseller’s list with a book of poetry, I can tell you that the market for poetry is significantly smalleR than the market for fiction. You can choose to be saddened or frustrated by this, or you can embrace the minuscule size of the market.Link!

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News in Poetry Pensioners treated to an afternoon of poetry and music
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 26, 2014 (06:51:10)

RESIDENTS and staff at a care home enjoyed an afternoon of top tapping rhythm and rhyming when they were treated to a story-telling and music-making performance by a top-class entertainer. Link!

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News in Poetry So you want to write like a poet laureate? 5 poetry tips from Billy Collins
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 26, 2014 (06:49:33)

Billy Collins has climbed to the top the U.S. poetry scene, serving as the U.S. poet laureate from 2001 until 2003. Over the course of his career he has won numerous awards from being named Poet of the year from Poetry magazine to winning the Mark Twain award for humor in poetry. At the Dodge Poetry festival he talked about the craft of writing poetry. Here are five takeaways from his talk. Link!

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News in Poetry County announces poetry winners
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (23:20:18)

San Mateo County’s got a thing for poetry. Its inaugural poetry contest, aptly named “Poetry Is,” drew 158 entries from 27 different communities in the county and winners will have a chance to read their work at a celebration this Thursday. The authors, ranging in age from 9 to 76, were required to use the name of their city or town within the poem’s title and use sensory images to showcase the uniqueness of their “place” within 40 lines. Link!

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News in Poetry Caserio's poetry book draws on ancient works
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (06:17:08)

Billings residents with a taste for poetry already know Dave Caserio as one of the most recognizable talents in south-central Montana. His multi-art performances featuring on-the-spot painting, interpretive dance and outstanding musicians such as bassist Parker Brown and guitarist Alex Nauman have been featured at the Billings Fringe Festival, Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.’s Garage Pub, Sacrifice Cliff Theatre, NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, and the Babcock Theater.Link!

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News in Poetry Chesterton in Song
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (06:15:38)

Chesterton’s poem rhymes using ABBA/ABBA/ABABAB, which doesn’t lend itself to a song structure. Our goal was to preserve the meaning while staying in the confines of a melody line that uses short phrasing to keep a relaxed, cheerful feel, as befits the underlying mood of the poem.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry Is Celebration
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (04:34:43)

This Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. Come and celebrate with readings by Caroline Goodwin, Kalamu Chache, Dorsetta Hale, California Poet Laureate Emeritus Al Young, and a selection of poets from the Poetry Is contest. All are welcome, poets and poet enthusiasts, young and old. This event is free and open to the public.Link!

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News in Poetry Write a poem that begins and ends with the same word
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (04:33:25)

There is nothing wrong with entering poetry contests. It is one way of taking part in the larger world of poetry. It also gives you the motivation to write well and to keep writing. If you win a legitimate contest, it is a great honor. Unfortunately, many contests are not legitimate.Link!

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News in Poetry T.S. Bola Announces One Bad Night in Mexico
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (04:32:17)

Author T.S. Bola takes readers back to "One Bad Night in Mexico" (published by Xlibris), recounting how they narrowly survived being shot at by members of a drug cartel. With this true story and a collection of meditative poetry, Bola shares the spiritual realizations he gained from his escape from death and his rekindled relationship with God.Link!

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News in Poetry Pulitzer prize winner in poetry dies at 89
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (04:30:11)

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Carolyn Kizer, a feminist Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who spoke her political mind even at age 7, has died in Sonoma from the effects of dementia, her literary executor said. She was 89.Link!

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News in Poetry International success for young Warwick writer
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (04:27:45)

A Warwick teenager has been named as a top young poet after her verses were chosen in an international competition run by the Poetry Society. Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry Examiner's Friday pick from L.A.'s new poet laureate, Luis J. Rodriguez
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (04:26:34)

The long fingers of a wanton life, from the ends of a twisted highway, pull at us with the perfume of the streets and its myriad romances, all intoxicating, gripping at our skinsLink!

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News in Poetry Urdu is not dying, it is evolving: Pakistani poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (04:25:17)

Languages depend on social and economic trends in a society for their evolution and Urdu is no exception, said Ata-ul Haq Qasmi, world-renowned Urdu poet, writer and humorist from Pakistan. Link!

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Reviews 'Subway Stories' art and poetry inspired by underground New York City
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (02:00:12)

Poetry News: In "Subway Stories" the artwork of Sophocles Plokamakis and the poems of Apostolos Anagnostopoulos create a unique snapshot of the New York City subway system. Inanimate objects speak, and the little dramas subway riders experience every day are played out in vignettes more like flash fiction pieces than poems.

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News in Poetry UK: Library announces winners of poetry competition
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:58:42)

Poetry News:

POEMS flooded in from all over the country for Skipton Library's poetry competition, which was launched earlier this year with the help of local poet Isobel Thrilling. They are: adults - 1 The Ghost Orchid by Dilys Wood, 2 Nectarine by Carolyn King, 3 Arthouse for real by Simon J Clarke, highly commended Helen Burke, Julie Mellor, John Gallas, Shirley Anne Cook and Katharine Walkden.



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Current Poetic Events Byron event will be poetry to town's ears
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:54:50)

Experts will converge on Seaham this weekend to discuss the town’s links with a literary legend.

Members of the Newstead Abbey Byron Society and the Irish Byron Society will visit the town for lectures about the poet Lord Byron.

The line-up for Saturday’s event includes Durham University professor Michael O’Neill, chairman of the Association of International Byron Societies’ advisory board, and former Byron Journal editor Bernard Beatty, an academic at Liverpool University and also a research fellow at St Andrews in Scotland.

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News in Poetry A rallying cry for full-figured women: Rachel Wiley at the Dodge Poetry Festival
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:51:25)

Poetry News: Rachel Wiley takes on the fashion industry, and America's conventional views of "beauty," in her poem Gorgon, recited at the Dodge Poetry Festival.

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Current Poetic Events Quintessence Extends as You Like it & Richard II Through 11/16
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:50:10)

Poetry News: Quintessence Theatre Group has launched its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions.

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Writing Exercises WD Poetic Form Challenge: Gogyohka
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:46:09)

Poetry News: ... You knew it was coming: another poetic form challenge. And, as you may have guessed, we’ll focus on the concise (but liberated) gogyohka this time around. Click here to read the guidelines on writing the gogyohka. Since it’s such a short form, I’m expecting a lot of submissions. ...

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News in Poetry Celebrating Shel Silverstein: Five Book Birthdays
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:36:26)

Poetry News: ... Don't Bump the Glump! , Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? and A Giraffe and a Half all celebrate 50 years in print, and poetry collection Where the Sidewalk Ends (which also has sales of 10 million copies) turns 40. In February, the publisher kicked off ...

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News in Poetry Poetry and medicine go hand in hand
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:31:13)

Poetry News:

The idea of combining a career as a physician with being a poet should not seem far-fetched. After all, one of America's greatest poets, William Carlos Williams , composed groundbreaking poems while working as a family doctor in New Jersey.



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Current Poetic Events Alaska comes to New Jersey with fiddling poet Ken Waldman
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:28:58)

Poetry News: Centenary Stage Company presents Ken Waldman, Alaska's Fiddling Poet: Portrait of an Artist as Santa Claus as part of the Kutz Theatre Series. Waldman brings a show that is one part Appalachian - string band concert, one - part riveting storytelling, one - part poetry reading, and one - part early Christmas gift exchange to the Edith Kutz Theater from Nov. 13 through the 16. The Edith Kutz Theater is located in the David and Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown.

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Reviews Book Review: 'Unveiling the Mind': Poems
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:26:41)

Poetry News: I like to think of poetry as open-heart surgery; the poet opens his or her heart and out comes words and images to comfort or disturb you. Sometimes the comforting is disturbing, but that's what poetry is all about to me: a crystalizing of thoughts and ideas that rearranges everything.

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News in Poetry Poetry boxes encourage north shore readers to take literary pause
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 24, 2014 (21:22:27)

Poetry fans who relish moments of still contemplation or appreciation for the written word might want to seek out the newest public literary feature being created for north shore residents: poetry boxes. Serving as tiny public displays of work by locals, the small boxes placed on decorated poles hope to encourage passersby to stop and appreciate an art form that gets little recognition in an age when digital media often rules. Link!

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