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Current Poetic Events England Theatre: "Regeneration" a WWI Poetic Renactment Play on stage
Posted by LostInTranslation on Friday, September 19, 2014 (12:05:27)

An anthem for souls in conflict will be playing from Thurs. September 18th, 2014. Peter Frost recommends Regeneration, a dark vision of the psychological horrors endured by soldiers in WWI. "Regeneration", will be showcased at Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton. Novelist Pat Barker won a Booker prize for The Ghost Road, the third book in her Regeneration trilogy set in the first world war. Now Nicholas Wright has adapted the novels for the stage and the result is thought-provoking and disturbing. CLICK HERE for video and full details!

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News in Poetry Celebrating the Works of 104-year-old Poet Peggy Freydberg
Posted by LostInTranslation on Friday, September 19, 2014 (11:50:55)

There is a standard formula for poetry readings. The poet stands at the front of the room holding a copy of a recent book and reads aloud, allowing the audience to take in the rhythms and structures of each work. Less common is a reading that is as much a celebration of the poet as of the poems. Yet that was what took place Tuesday afternoon in Chilmark, as Chilmark Writing Workshop founder Nancy Aronie hosted more than 25 people for a reading of poetry by Peggy Freydberg. Mrs. Freydberg, who is 106, was the guest of honor. CLICK HERE for full story!

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News in Poetry Colorado Teen Among First Lady's New Class Of Student Poets
Posted by LostInTranslation on Friday, September 19, 2014 (11:46:10)

Poetry News: Michelle Obama has introduced the newest class of National Student Poets and a Colorado teen is among the choices. The five 15- to 18-year-olds will promote the reading, writing and appreciation of poetry during a year of service as literary ambassadors, particularly among young people.CLICK HERE for more details!

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Current Poetic Events Liverpool Poetry & Tea - An Inglis Historical Society Fundraiser at Grace Church
Posted by LostInTranslation on Friday, September 19, 2014 (11:41:46)

Troy Jollimore Winner of the National Book Critics Award, will be coming to Liverpool next week for a reading and fundraiser for the former Grace Church in Western Head.CLICK HERE for full details!

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Art in the News Swansea, UK - Dylan Thomas Honored Works at The Attic Galery
Posted by LostInTranslation on Friday, September 19, 2014 (11:27:00)

To celebrate Dylan Thomas’ centenary year, Swansea’s Attic Gallery has asked seven leading Welsh artists, familiar with Thomas’ work, to explore and offer contemporary interpretations of the poet’s Welsh roots.CLICK HERE for more info!

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News in Poetry Family, friends and admirers celebrate the work of Dick Brugger, poet laureate
Posted by RZS on Friday, September 19, 2014 (04:29:41)

Poetry News: ... It was a night to celebrate not only the poetry of "wicked Dick," as Backus described her long-time friend, but also the art of daughter Jessie Brugger, whose brilliant paintings drew oohs and ahhs in the gallery outside Council Chambers....

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Art in the News Art=Text=Art
Posted by RZS on Friday, September 19, 2014 (03:35:57)

Poetry News: Art=Text=Art: Private Languages/Public Systems, an exhibition exploring the arrival of language in the visual arts in post-war America and the simultaneous emergence of concrete poetry, will open Sept. 20 in the UB Anderson Gallery with a public reception from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery.

Full story here!


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Reviews Berkeley scholar offers revisioning of traditional holy days prayers, practices
Posted by RZS on Friday, September 19, 2014 (03:32:21)

Poetry News: ... There is no mention of God in Marcia Falk’s new book, “The Days Between: Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season.”

The book is a counterpart to the Berkeley-based author, poet and scholar’s “The Book of Blessings,” which has become a staple in progressive congregations worldwide. ...

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News in Poetry Poets Talking Nature
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, September 19, 2014 (02:45:36)

Harry Thurston is one of Atlantic Canada’s premier nature and environmental writers, and also one of the region’s finest poets. Thurston has collaborated with New Brunswick poet and songwriter-musician Allan Cooper on their new book and poetic conversation, “The Deer Yard.” Cooper has played a key role in the region’s literary scene as founder of Owl’s Head Press and editor of Germination magazine.Link!

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News in Poetry Bring out your inner poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, September 19, 2014 (02:44:33)

The Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe is sponsoring a Girls World Expo Poetry Contest for girls in the Tri-State region. First, Second and Third place winners will read their poems on stage at Girls World Expo at Sports, Fitness & Fun in Florida, N.Y. on Oct. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. - See more at: advertisernewsnorth.co...bPuTM.dpufLink!

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News in Poetry Leave love out of your poem's title
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, September 19, 2014 (02:43:30)

A poem with Love in the title (or Destiny, Hate, or other HUGE themes) already has two strikes against it (and I like love poems).Link!

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News in Poetry Five High School Students Receive Nation's Top Honor for Youth Poets
Posted by RZS on Thursday, September 18, 2014 (21:03:30)

Third Class of the National Student Poets Program has been selected by White House Committee to Serve as National Poetry Ambassadors. The 2014 class of the National Student Poets Program , the nation's highest honor for teen poets presenting original work, began their year of poetry events, workshops and service projects with a reading hosted by First Lady in the Blue Room of the White House.

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News in Poetry Media Out to Discredit Benghazi Whistleblower/Poet
Posted by RZS on Thursday, September 18, 2014 (20:57:27)

Poetry News:

The media is out to discredit a former State Department diplomat who turned Benghazi whistleblower, says Emmy-winning journalist and former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. What is the dirt that reporters have on former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell? He's written poetry, she says.



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News in Poetry Poetry Please: The 10 most popular poems
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, September 18, 2014 (17:34:08)

BBC Radio 4 Here's the top 10 on Poetry Please, the 10 most popular poems on the longest running poetry programme broadcast anywhere in the world, according to the BBC. Started in 1979, the BBC 4 programme presents poems requested by listeners.

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Current Poetic Events Brownstone Poets presents Michael Broder and Richard Loranger at Park ...
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, September 18, 2014 (17:30:46)

NY-Brownstone Poets presents Michael Broder and Richard Loranger, Saturday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry.

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News in Poetry Poetic history: Our flag was still there
Posted by RZS on Thursday, September 18, 2014 (15:28:03)

Poetry History: This month marks the 200th anniversary of the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Over the years, many debates have surrounded the national anthem - involving its meaning, its quality, and the circumstances under which Francis Scott Key came to write it. Before you hear "Oh say, can you see ..." at the next ballgame or school assembly, make sure you've dispelled these myths first.

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Reviews Jason Ajemian: Folklords
Posted by RZS on Thursday, September 18, 2014 (15:18:16)

Music review excerpt: ... inspired versatility. In addition to his protean bass work, Ajemian occasionally recites stream of consciousness poetry with a naked emotionalism that belies its stylized affect. Politicized but abstract, the leader's melodramatic verses call out ...

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News in Poetry MA: Books & Poetry
Posted by RZS on Thursday, September 18, 2014 (15:15:59)

A series of announcements of events and items of interest to poets and readers. Includes readings, poets' meetings, literary events and more.



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News in Poetry This is the big day of the year for the Crocodile Prize
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (22:27:40)

Poets & Writers: ... Now in its fourth year, the 2014 Prize exceeded all expectations – with more than 600 entries in six categories of writing (including PNG’s first Book of the Year) yielding a 500-page representative Anthology of the best creative writing in the country. ...

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News in Poetry Toronto: Griffin Poetry Prize announces 2015 jury
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (22:25:45)

Poetry News:

Writers Tim Bowling of Edmonton, Fanny Howe of Massachusetts and Piotr Sommer of Poland have signed on to the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize jury. Bowling, who grew up in Ladner, B.C., has been nominated for several prestigious awards for his poetry, novels and non-fiction. ...



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Current Poetic Events Dozens of poets to read, talk at three-day Amherst Poetry Festival beginning Fri
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (22:23:23)

For it's inaugural year, the Amherst Poetry Festival stretched over eight days, this year, the second, is jam-packed into three with dozens of readings, panels and talks, not to mention the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon. Michael Medeiros, who does publicity for the Emily Dickinson Museum , said the festival "celebrates the cultural legacy of Dickinson through the marathon but equally celebrates the Western Massachusetts poetry population.

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News in Poetry The Sweet Spot is coming to Rochester October 12, 2014
Posted by zhaul on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (21:32:12)

Rochester, NY - Poetry News: ... of author, poet and artist Ainsley Burrows of BurrowsInk. This high energy, interactive event will feature erotic poetry , burlesque , music , comedy and sensual performance art. The show is intended to promote healthy attitudes about sexuality and ...

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News in Poetry Griffin Poetry Prize announces 2015 jury
Posted by zhaul on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (21:29:49)

Poetry News: Writers Tim Bowling of Edmonton, Fanny Howe of Massachusetts and Piotr Sommer of Poland have signed on to the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize jury. Bowling, who grew up in Ladner, B.C., has been nominated for several prestigious awards for his poetry, novels and non-fiction.

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News in Poetry Thursday September 18th on The Morning News
Posted by zhaul on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (21:26:59)

Halifax, CA - Poetry News: ... Poet Laureate El Jones will stop by the red table at 7:15 to give us a preview of her very first published book of poetry that will soon be available in stores. At 7:45 we'll catch up with Halifax's famous "Cake Lady" who just returned from a trip ...

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News in Poetry Three Poems by Uche Nduka
Posted by zhaul on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (21:23:44)

Poetry News: Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected three poems by Uche Nduka for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

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