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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 Resurrecting Dylan Thomas
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:35:05)

Bob Kingdom was just a boy when he discovered the works of Dylan Thomas. Many years later, when he came to put together Dylan Thomas: Return Journey, Kingdom drew inspiration from his early experience to create a one-man show with the great Welsh poet and writer’s extraordinary voice front and centre.Link!

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News in Poetry Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 288
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:33:34)

For today’s prompt, write a false poem. Emily Dickinson once wrote, “Tell all the truth but tell it slant.” That’s good advice, but these poems should descend with falsifying the intent.Link!

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News in Poetry Global audience for poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:32:43)

Local writer and poet Jackie Biggs has won herself a global audience for her on-line blog 'A Writer's Life'.Link!

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News in Poetry Maple Ridge teens' poems touch on poverty, homelessness
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:30:40)

Poetic words that poured out from a trio of Thomas Haney Secondary students belied their young years. - See more at: www.mrtimes.com/commun...d4dYc.dpufLink!

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News in Poetry The Imperial Open Mic
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:29:37)

Marcus Blake and Rod Deal are local heroes of independent music, poetry, and art. So are their good friends in the 3rd Party Band, along with their buddy DJ Wasabi. Together, this small crew has created a space, time, and environment for free expression of the open-mike variety.Link!

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News in Poetry Soviet 'angry young poet' Yevtushenko hospitalised
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, December 15, 2014 (02:55:02)

Russian non-conformist poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved rock star fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalised Sunday after suffering a fall. Link!

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News in Poetry Entries sought for Oklahoma Conference on Aging's poetry 2015 Senior Poetry Cont
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (09:23:17)

The 40th annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging is accepting entries for the 2015 Senior Poetry Contest. The contest is held in conjunction with the conference, which is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services.Link!

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News in Poetry In Silent Dignity
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (09:22:19)

Razia Khan's poetry connects us to our past, and unmasks both private and civic memories, dreams, and urgencies.Link!

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News in Poetry Victoria poet wins Governor General's Award for Poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (09:20:17)

Childhood memories of summers at the lake inspired Arleen Paré to write the latest book to win the Governor General’s Award for Poetry.Link!

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News in Poetry Eight-Year-Old Poet Releases Debut Anthology
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (09:18:19)

Young author Isabelle Scott showcases her exceptional literary prowess in "Isabelle’s Muse," (published by Xlibris) a compilation of her brilliant poetry work, from the third through seventh grades, offering all readers of any age, a look into the genius of a young mind who expresses her gifts through verse. Link!

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News in Poetry LaGuardia College Hosts Series of Events About Muslim Identity
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (00:31:25)

NEW YORK—A photo exhibit, an open-mic, spoken word poetry and a Bengal tiger in search of the meaning of life, highlighted a day-long series of events at LaGuardia Community College last week, as part of the “Beyond Sacred: Unthinking Muslim Identity” program.Link!

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News in Poetry Well Versed
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (21:42:21)

Derrick Brown was a 19-year-old paratrooper in the Army when he started writing poetry. Over the years, he honed his craft by touring and performing at poetry slams around the world. His honest, sometimes brutal, yet often humorous observations gained him a following that eventually led to opening slots for acts like Cold War Kids and the Flaming Lips.Link!

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News in Poetry Claudia Rankine Does Not Win the National Book Award; Related: National Book Awa
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (21:41:13)

Citizen also happens to be one of those rare books of poetry that readers and the publishing community are actually almost universally excited about. If we expect our literature to reflect the time in which it was written, if we expect it to push boundaries of form, then authors who are doing that should be recognizedLink!

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News in Poetry Poetry Podcast: Maureen N. McLane Reads Liz Waldner
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (21:38:50)

On this episode of the Poetry Podcast, Maureen N. McLane reads “The Sovereignty and the Goodness of God, Together with the Faithfulness of His Promises Displayed,” by Liz Waldner, which was published in the The New Yorker in 2009. Link!

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News in Poetry Street poet burns his Asbo warning
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (05:52:20)

CONTROVERSIAL street poet Danny Lake has publicly burned an anti-social behaviour notice in an act of contempt after the council attempted to stamp out his chalk scrawlings on the pavements. Link!

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News in Poetry Des O'Connor's poetic licence
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, December 08, 2014 (09:43:15)

VETERAN entertainer Des O'Connor can see the funny side of most things, even those known to induce their fair share of irritation - satnavs, recycling bins, children's birthday parties, the New Year sales... But then the ever youthful octogenarian has a lot to smile about. His new book of comic verse, Laughter Lines, which highlights the funny side of all these potentially stressful subjects and many others, has secured the number one spot in poetry sales.

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News in Poetry And in such myriad ways your memories come to me, as night falls
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, December 08, 2014 (09:39:59)

Faiz came to me in his collected poems, Saare Sukhan Hamare (“All words are ours”). I made a long trip to old Delhi’s Daryaganj in DTC buses to Raj Kamal Prakashan to procure the book just published at the then royal price of Rs 100. It was that difficult, and that expensive to buy it. The book still accompanies me, along with the “Diwan e Ghalib” a quarter of a century later.Link!

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News in Poetry Former N.J. teacher follows her writing muse
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, December 08, 2014 (04:40:37)

Two decades ago, Therese Halscheid quit her job as a teacher at Van Sciver Elementary School in Haddon Township and sold most of her belongings, uncertain about what her future had in store. Link!

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News in Poetry A young performance poet from Romsey is wowing audiences with her way with words
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, December 08, 2014 (04:39:34)

A young performance poet from Romsey is wowing audiences with her way with words. Daisy Fletcher was a member of the Romsey School’s winning team at the inter-school poetry slam held at the Wessex Schools Literary Festival. Link!

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News in Poetry Meet the Lakes' new poet in motion
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, December 07, 2014 (21:01:59)

A SOUTH Cumbrian writer will retrace the footsteps of the romantic poets - promoting green travel for tourists. Kirstie Pelling, of Burton-in-Lonsdale, will explore Lakeland towns and villages by bike, bus, boat and boot. Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry Reading at the Essex Library - Dec. 10
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, December 07, 2014 (09:02:41)

Noted local poets Jane D’Arista and Victoria Murphy will be reading from their work at the Essex Library on Wednesday, December 10 beginning at 7 PM.Link!

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News in Poetry How to Talk Shakespeare
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, December 07, 2014 (09:01:46)

There are plenty of places to turn if your goal is to speak Spanish, or Mandarin, or Arabic. But what if your goal is to talk Shakespeare—to ape the playwright, howsoever hard, and play the part of deft immortal bard?Link!

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News in Poetry Dolores Quinterio Henson Releases Debut Book, POEMS
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, December 07, 2014 (04:40:16)

Dolores Quinterio Henson, a poet and California native, has completed her first book "Poems": a gripping and potent collection of poems in a luminous example of the creative potential of the human mind.Link!

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News in Poetry Performing poetry, on a ventilator
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, December 07, 2014 (03:20:45)

Performing poetry has its challenges, but more so if your breathing is controlled by a machine. Owen Lowery is 46 and lives in Lancashire. He has a ventilator which helps him to breathe. Link!

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