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News in Poetry Poet and children's writer Jane Yolen in Minnesota for three events
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:30:01)

She's been called the "Hans Christian Andersen of America" for her great contribution to children's literature, but author Jane Yolen is also a poet and an essayist. Many of her children's books ride the wave between fairytales, fantasy and science fiction, though her range is much broader than that....

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News in Poetry Future doctors take poetry class - Tue, 15 Apr 2014 PST
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:13:10)

And what better way to practice those skills, he asks, than writing poetry? As part of the class, students will be paired up with real patients at CentraCare in St. Cloud, Minn., in collaboration with a ...

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News in Poetry Tarpaper Sky and Conversations : Interviews with Rodney Crowell and Stanton Moor
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:12:36)

But for the most part, let's try and make the poetry work." Now, the poetry doesn't work all the time in song because the phrasing that you get on the page doesn't have to match a ...

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News in Poetry Poetry from Portland - " Part 2: Tavern Books
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:09:21)

Michael and Matthew, make up the Portland 4 and are at the core of the blossoming poetry scene both here in the Northwest and across the country. Here is a selection of titles from their Living Library series and a ...

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News in Poetry A monthlong celebration of poetry
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:07:37)

Poetry News: April is National Poetry Month, a monthlong, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

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News in Poetry This is the year to hike the Dylan Thomas trail
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:06:36)

Poetry News: In his short life, Dylan Thomas became one of the world's first multimedia superstars through his spellbinding poetry, stage readings, and dramatic writing for the stage, screen, radio and television.

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News in Poetry National Poetry Month, 2014 Odes
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:02:33)

Poetry News: One of the most ancient forms of poetry is the ode, a song of prais. The word 'ode' is derived from the Greek word, aeidein meaning to sing or to chant.

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News in Poetry Does 1648 Poem Contain the World's First Emoticon? Probably Not
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (15:01:48)

Now, a new discovery from a poetry fan reveals that the smiley may date as early as 1648, when it appeared in a poem called "To Fortune" by Robert Herrick. Found by ...

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News in Poetry Verses NJ's biggest poets headline packed event in Hoboken
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:58:33)

Several of the state's most famous poets were born here and made their name elsewhere, like Walt Whitman and Alan Ginsberg. ...

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News in Poetry Challenge to Put "How to Read a Poem" on a Teacher's Desk in Every State
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:57:57)

Poetry News: T.S. Poetry Press wants National Poetry Month to go the extra mile this year and actually change the way poetry is taught and experienced.

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News in Poetry Mayhem Poets bring unique style to the Pit
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:57:12)

Poetry News: Unnecessary poem aside, Kyle Rapps, Scottt Raven and Mason Granger took the stage in the Chamberlain Student Center Pit on April 12, ready to let the audience experience their unique blend of poetry and stage theatrics.

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News in Poetry Featured author Danny Baker drives a nail into the skull of convention
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:56:01)

It is outside this realm of vanity where Baker truly shines as a beacon of sincerity, balance and truth. Baker's poetry and prose is always cerebral and intellectual without overt pretense and usually with a kick to the shin of convention. And there ...

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News in Poetry Celebrate Poetry Month on Long Island
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:52:39)

Poetry News:

The bronze statue of Walt Whitman, called "Whitman with Butterfly," was commemorated on the 50th anniversary of a Buddhist community leader's visit to the Walt Whitman Birthplace.



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News in Poetry New bill would create a 4-year term poet laureate
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:45:37)

Poetry News:

Florida has not had a poet laureate for two years now. This bill would bring it back and with new rules TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."



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News in Poetry Bowie High student places third in poetry competition
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:43:47)

Poetry News: Poetry Out Loud is a competition where contestants recite poetry from an anthology of more than 700 classic and contemporary poems and were evaluated based on voice, articulation, evidence of understanding, level of difficulty and accuracy, according to the news release.

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News in Poetry Book News: a Q&a With Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Vijay Seshadri
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:31:44)

Of all the winners of the Pulitzer Prizes announced Monday, perhaps the most unexpected was the poetry collection 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri, which largely passed under the critical radar. (Donna Tartt's brick of a novel, The ...

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Writing Exercises 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 15
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:30:58)

Poetry News: Want to learn more about me than you thought you could possibly handle in one interview? Great! One of my favorite poets, Nin Andrews, interviewed me over on the Best American Poetry Blog.

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News in Poetry India-born poet Vijay Seshadri wins the 2014 Pulitzer Prize
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (14:28:56)

India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his witty and philosophical collection of poems while The Washington Post and Guardian were awarded for their reports ...

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News in Poetry Goodbye to Malay writer, poet and artist Abdul Ghani Abdul Hamid
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (07:16:23)

The Malay arts scene lost a giant over the weekend with the death of literary pioneer Abdul Ghani Abdul Hamid The Cultural Medallion winner, who died on his 81st birthday on April 13, was a renowned writer, poet and artist. Link!

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News in Poetry Your Public Radio Haikus
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (07:14:41)

It's National Poetry Month - but let's face it - verse isn't for everybody. That's why we're celebrating the occasion with a low-stakes challenge that every NHPR junkie can enjoy: the Public Radio Haiku! Link!

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News in Poetry Professor's poetry efforts hope to draw Bellefonte audience
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (03:56:03)

Poetry News: Kasdorf organized a poetry recitation series at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County called "Out Loud," which will include six readings from groups of poets in various walks of life between April and November.

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News in Poetry Award Winning Writers Showcase Their Work
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (02:21:28)

Poetry News: Apr. 14, 2014 - MADISON, N.J. -- Playwrights Theatre has partnered with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for prose and poetry readings for the Literary Artist Fellowship Showcases in Long Branch.

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News in Poetry Venus Jewelers holds Mother's Day poetry contest
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (02:20:39)

Poetry News: This Mother's Day, Venus Jewelers is asking children K-12 to express their love and appreciation for the special woman in their lives through poetry.

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News in Poetry Georgian Court hosts Mark Hillringhouse for National Poetry Month
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (02:20:06)

Poetry News:

Lakewood, N.J., April 15, 2014---In honor of National Poetry Month, Georgian Court will host noted poet and photographer Mark Hillringhouse Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre on GCUs Lakewood campus.



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News in Poetry Minneapolis' Graywolf Press wins second Pulitzer in three years
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (02:19:27)

The award for "3 Sections," a collection of poetry by Vijay Seshadri, comes just four months after another Graywolf book, Mary Szybist's "Incarnadine," won the National Book Award, ...

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