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News in Poetry Call for Entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest - Summer 2014
Posted by mamta on Sunday, June 01, 2014 (09:29:18)

Razz The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing their innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. www.dreamquestone.com

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News in Poetry Four Ways to Publish Your Poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (10:08:11)

There are four general options for publishing a collection of poetry: Web Publishing Subsidized Publishing Self Publishing Traditional Publishing Link!

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News in Poetry Pupil's poem alongside luminaries'
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (08:04:43)

Adam Scammell still can't quite believe he is a published poet, with his work featuring in the same book as such well-known writers as James K. Baxter, Joy Cowley, Sam Hunt and Margaret Mahy. Link!

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News in Poetry Civic Duty
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (08:02:41)

Claudia Rankine’s new book of poetry, Citizen, is getting a lot of attention in part due to its meditations on race in modern America.Link!

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News in Poetry Smart bets: The Cosmic Happy Slam
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (08:01:24)

Check your coat and your drama at the door. The Cosmic Happy Slam! youth poetry event was created to remind stressed teens that “in the midst of our crazy, busy lives, we can always access joy, laugh and have fun,” according to Soulspeak Asheville founder Mel Kelley.Link!

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News in Poetry Dodge Poetry Festival pays tribute to life, work of Amiri Baraka
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (07:59:24)

NEWARK — The Dodge Poetry Festival gathered seasoned poets and enthusiasts Sunday to celebrate the life and work of author and activist Amiri Baraka.Link!

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News in Poetry Vijay Seshadri, 2014 Pulitzer-Winning Poet to Visit SUNY Old Westbury
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (07:58:12)

Old Westbury, NY - October 28th, 2014 - Poet, essayist and critic Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, will give a reading on Thursday, November 13, at 3 p.m. at SUNY College at Old Westbury. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the New Academic Building, Room 1100.Link!

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News in Poetry New Marketing Campaign Launched for Lauren Merritt's Book
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (07:56:24)

In author Lauren Merritt's new and opulent offering, "Seven Short Stories And Selected Poems", (published by Xlibris) he leaves behind the world of aerospace design and veers into the realm of the ancient debate of the nature of God. This collection of short stories and related poetry comes out in favor of "I am is God." which appeals to people who have had enough of the trappings of our present day religious organizations. Link!

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News in Poetry LHS Students Take Part in Dodge Poetry Festival
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (07:55:15)

NEWARK, NJ - Livingston High School (LHS) student, Oriana Tang, one of the NJCTE High School Writing Contest Poetry Winners, read her poem at last week’s 15th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, which took place from Thursday, Oct. 23 to Sunday Oct. 26, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Link!

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News in Poetry Poet Dylan Thomas' final NYC days recounted in BBC America film
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (07:54:18)

Those who aren’t aware of Dylan Thomas likely know his most famous line of verse — “Do not go gentle into that good night.” The renowned Welsh poet would have been 100 years old on Oct. 27, and to mark the centenary, BBC America is premiering a 90-minute film that explores his final days in New York City.Link!

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News in Poetry Dylan Thomas: Michael Sheen unveils unpublished poem in New York
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (04:51:09)

Michael Sheen has read an unpublished poem by Dylan Thomas as part of the ongoing centenary celebrations for the Swansea writer in New York.Link!

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News in Poetry A celebration of poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (04:49:42)

As Trinidad and Tobago celebrated National Poetry Day on October 15, Belmont Secondary School pupils played their part to mark this special occasion. The school observed a week-long celebration in observation of National Poetry Day with a series of events, which was organised by the school's English DepartmentLink!

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News in Poetry 75 Years Of 'Colossal Poets' And Live Literature At NYC's 92nd Street Y
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (04:48:44)

Seventy-five years ago on Sunday, writer William Carlos Williams helped inaugurate what would become this country's most famous literary reading series at New York's 92nd Street Y Poetry Center. The center is celebrating this diamond jubilee with a project called " 75 at 75 ," which pairs rare recordings of readings from its archives with contemporary essays by some of today's most acclaimed writers.Link!

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News in Poetry Wellbeing day at Alby highlights positive effect of arts on the mind
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (04:47:51)

The idea is to include poems and personal stories to give people a voice, but also to have an easy reference point for people looking for support with mental health issuesLink!

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News in Poetry Write about your town to win A 1,000
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 30, 2014 (09:43:58)

A POEM about your town or village could win £1,000 in a free poetry competition. Anyone can have a go, young or old and beginners too. Link!

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News in Poetry Residents invited to write poems about St Helens
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 30, 2014 (05:40:12)

PEOPLE from St Helens are invited to get creative write a poem about the town as part of a competition. Held by United Press, the poetry contest is free to enter and people from all ages can have a go – including beginners. Link!

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News in Poetry East Side Review bulletin board Oct. 26, 2014
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 30, 2014 (03:43:27)

Prolific author Nikki Giovanni will do a Club Book presentation at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave. on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Giovanni has penned nearly twenty poetry collections and is the author or co-author of ten children's books including several profiling seminal moments in black history.Link!

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News in Poetry The Danger of Silence - Boston
Posted by induce on Thursday, October 30, 2014 (01:44:11)

Poetry News: Former teacher and poetry slam artist Taylor Mali makes kids work hard, makes parents tremble with calls home, and makes a difference.

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News in Poetry At Penn, students can get credit for a Wasting Time on the Interneta
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (05:39:48)

Lucky creative writing students in a University of Pennsylvania seminar will be able to earn academic credit for wasting time on the Internet next spring. The class, appropriately titled “Wasting Time on the Internet,” will require its students to spend the three-hour weekly sessions dividing their attention between the world of the Internet and the classroom.Link!

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News in Poetry Popular poet to appear at Bromsgrove group's event
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (09:20:14)

POET APPEARANCE: The National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke will be appearing at Bromsgrove group Words' latest event.Link!

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News in Poetry A celebration of poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (03:14:37)

As Trinidad and Tobago celebrated National Poetry Day on October 15, Belmont Secondary School pupils played their part to mark this special occasion. The school observed a week-long celebration in observation of National Poetry Day with a series of events, which was organised by the school’s English Department headed by A. Niles Link!

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News in Poetry Dee Cohen commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Denise Bergma
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, October 27, 2014 (02:08:47)

Denise Bergman lives in Massachusetts but has a connection to Albuquerque because her new poetry collection, A Woman In Pieces Crossed the Sea, won West End Press’s Patricia Clarke Smith Award and was published here in June. Those of us who knew Pat, know she would be pleased, and that she would have enjoyed Denise’s work as much as I hope The Sunday Poem readers will. Link!

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News in Poetry The Sunday Poem: Tony Mares...
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, October 27, 2014 (02:07:39)

On the high plains of Oklahoma and Texas, all along the blue highways and the Interstates, there are miles of barbed-wire fences. I step out of my car, and stare down a fence line.Link!

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News in Poetry Ghanaian poet wins Japan-Russia contest
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, October 27, 2014 (02:06:26)

Mr. Adjei Agyei-Baah, a poet and a lecturer in Strategic Management from Ghana, has emerged one of the winners of the prestigious Third Japan-Russia Haiku contest, organized annually by Akita International University, Japan. His haiku (poem), wins the English Haiku Category, selected out of 1,130 haikus from 46 nations, making him the ultimate recipient of the Akita Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Award.Link!

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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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