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Reviews “Reflection of a Hologram” By David Novick
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (03:32:08)

He shows them the results of poetry , experiments on language creating metaphors mirroring the " Reflection of a Hologram " (published by Xlibris). Novick likens ...

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Reviews Voices Like Wind Chimes: poems by Arlene Iris Distler
Posted by fogglethorpe on Friday, July 18, 2014 (15:00:00)

Reading Distler’s collection of short lyrics is like poring over unmatted, unframed watercolor sketches. One suspects the poet knows a thing or two about painting when, in the poem "Duck Harbor," we read, "We’re greedy too--he for wind and sea;/me, the colors and shapes/ of a day at the beach."

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Reviews UK- John Cooper Clarke at Playhouse Whitley Bay
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, July 17, 2014 (15:24:13)

Performance poet John Cooper Clarke made a welcome return to the region last night as he rounded off this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival with a near sell-out gig at Playhouse Whitley Bay..

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Reviews Review: 'How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky,' by Lydia Netzer
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Monday, July 14, 2014 (07:30:00)

Poetry News: ... With a title that reads like a line of verse, the novel's mesmerizing cadence is little surprise. There is a deeper poetry to Netzer's writing, as well. Words carry multiple meanings and evoke complex themes. A fall is a physical collapse and an ...

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Reviews Moterwriter.com Reviews The Latest Hit Book - The Spirit Of A Sultan
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Monday, July 14, 2014 (07:30:00)

Poetry News: ... the Sarwari Qadiri Sufi order and was known for his teachings on Sufism, Islam and the mysticism of Islam. His poetry is still sung today and has a staunch band of followers who ensure that the saint's messages and teaching reach far and wide in ...

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Reviews "A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen,"
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Monday, July 14, 2014 (07:00:00)

Poetry News: ... a Canadian Broadcasting Corp. production focusing on his pre-music life as a rising star in the world of Canadian poetry. Most striking to those aware of the stage fright that threatened to paralyze Cohen's early singing career is the confidence and ...

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Reviews Anonymous Author Releases Double Lover
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Monday, July 14, 2014 (07:00:00)

Poetry News: ... "Double Lover," who writes under the pen name Anonymous, is a Harvard graduate, winner of a National Grand Prize in poetry, and a National Book Award Finalist in fiction. Previous books include "Murdering Henry James," "The Turn of the Novel," "The ...

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Reviews Tammy Jones's First Book "My Different Walks of Life" Is a Powerful...
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Monday, July 14, 2014 (07:00:00)

Poetry News: ... by New York City-based Page Publishing, Tammy Jones's precisely crafted work is brimming with brilliantly phrased poetry. Jones' inspiration to write poems comes from the people with whom she has come in contact with throughout her life. She ...

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Reviews Book Review: The Parliament of Poets by Frederick Glaysher
Posted by mamta on Thursday, July 10, 2014 (15:53:37)

Poetry News: In the ancient tradition of epic poetry starting with the Babylonian tale of Gilgamesh, the Vedic tale of the Mahabharata, Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey, and to Virgil's Aeneid, the Parliament of Poets by Frederick Glaysher provides the reader with a modern-day epic poem.

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Reviews Poet Offers Literary Feast In 'A Moveable Famine'
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Friday, July 04, 2014 (07:00:00)

Poetry News:

In an autobiographical novel, which parts are fiction and which are fact? Only the author knows for sure.



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Reviews Book Reviews: ‘Facing the Wave’ tries to fill in the space
Posted by fogglethorpe on Monday, June 30, 2014 (14:26:06)

“Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami” by Gretel Ehrlich. The tsunami claimed the lives of more than 15,000 people. In the months that followed, American writer Gretel Ehrlich, a student of Japanese poetry and art, traveled the decimated coast to witness the tragedy and the slow healing process.

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Reviews Words from the Sky by Rayan Abdul-Baki
Posted by mamta on Sunday, June 29, 2014 (03:37:47)

“Words from the Sky” is bound to nourish readers’ souls and ease the pressures of daily life....

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Reviews REVIEW: 'Limber,' by Angela Pelster
Posted by mamta on Sunday, June 29, 2014 (03:27:23)

Poetry News: Angela Pelster's "Limber" is a short collection of prose verging on poetry. It is a mesmerizing workout for the mind, invoking wordplay and mental leaps.

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Reviews Book Review: History of the Rain
Posted by mamta on Thursday, June 26, 2014 (01:12:12)

As much as it is a land of rain, mist, and rivers, Ireland is first and foremost a land of words —stories, folklore, and poetry. ...

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Reviews Book review: A Wild Adventure by Tom Pow
Posted by mamta on Sunday, June 22, 2014 (16:33:56)

TOM Pow's poetry is often marked by a fascination with the width of experience, the purposes of art, and recovering lost or marginalised voices.

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Reviews How to Survive the Loss of a Love Book Review
Posted by fogglethorpe on Friday, June 20, 2014 (07:04:00)

The book is filled with poetry. Many of the poems cut right to the heart and make you cry. A few will make you laugh, and some will make you think. The poems are especially good, because you know the person writing them has felt just like you do, and it helps to know you are not alone..

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Reviews The Book We're Talking About: 'Black Vodka' By Deborah Levy
Posted by fogglethorpe on Friday, June 20, 2014 (07:02:07)

Black Vodka is her first collection of short stories, and with it she seems to have found the form that best showcases her psychologically poignant observations. Levy's stories are very short -- 10 are packed into about 120 pages -- but each manages to quickly construct its own specific mood..

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Reviews Poetry that stands the test of time: The New American Poetry 1945-1960
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 (15:00:00)

To come to the point on this article, one to be succinct, concise, and straight to the point, here is this fact: if you love poetry or are even semi-interested in what postmodern American poetry is all about, dash off and pick up as soon as possible, because this book is a veritable education on the art, and constant work, of poetry..

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Reviews Ruining the "Fun": Patricia Lockwood's Slippery Poetry
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (15:31:38)

Poetry News: In a dark coincidence, the author of the widely-shared poem " Rape Joke ," Patricia Lockwood, released her second book of poetry just four days after the Isla Vista killings .

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Reviews A Father's Poems Traverse Fear And Infertility In 'Patter'
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (07:30:00)

Poetry News: Douglas Kearney used a poetry prize to pay for an fertility procedure. The poet tells NPR's Rachel Martin about his new collection of poems called Patter, exploring infertility and fatherhood.

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Reviews New Poetry Collections Answers the Question: How Many Poems Should...
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (07:20:00)

Poetry News: ... was coming up with enough poems to fill a book. I went on the Internet and asked how many poems should be in a poetry book and the answer was provided by a child who said, 'As many as your heart can handle.' " Juanita Davis ' book Reflections, ...

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Reviews Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline: The New Jersey Poems of Timothy Walsh
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (07:15:00)

Poetry News: ... lost. Timothy Walsh is the latest writer to revisit those expansive, metaphor-rich boom years. His third book of poetry is called When the World Was Rear-Wheel Drive , an automotive metaphor that establishes Walsh's attachment to a time before ...

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Reviews Author Ted Kotcheff Releases 'Highly Imaginative' and...
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (07:00:00)

Poetry News: ... of work includes a wide range of genres from films such as FUN WITH DICK AND JANE and WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S to the dark poetry of WAKE IN FRIGHT. Two of his films have been named Cannes classics, receiving the ultimate accolade of the film making ...

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Reviews Sunset Under The Poet's Tree * by George S.J. Anderson
Posted by mamta on Monday, June 16, 2014 (16:29:52)

It is a story of her life, and it is a story about surviving something almost impossible to overcome and being remembered for it. ...

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Reviews "Poems of Love, Honor and Humor" by Frank Cimperman
Posted by mamta on Monday, June 16, 2014 (16:16:56)

Poetry News: June 13, 2014 - "Poems of Love, Honor and Humor," a new book by Frank Cimperman, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. "Poems of Love, Honor, and Humor" explores two of the most powerful aspects of humanity - love and war.

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