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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 Merle Amodeo Reveals Poems on Heartaches in New Anthology
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, November 22, 2014 (08:42:11)

"After Love" (published by Xlibris) is an anthology of poetic verse written in a span of eight years. The poet passionately examines the complex relationships between two people, which encompass the human emotions of love, anger, jealousy, and forgiveness.Link!

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News in Poetry RECORD-breaking crowds enjoyed this year's Woodstock Poetry Festival.
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, November 22, 2014 (08:39:52)

RECORD-breaking crowds enjoyed this year’s Woodstock Poetry Festival. Festival founder Rachel Phipps said the event, which ran from Friday to Sunday last week, saw 715 people through the gates, up on last year. Link!

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News in Poetry Brevity is the soul of Whittier
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, November 22, 2014 (08:39:01)

Professor Whittier’s lectures are certainly diamonds in the rough of academia. She’s known across campus for her free-form style of teaching English that makes Shakespeare feel not just applicable, but important in daily life. Link!

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News in Poetry Try your hand at becoming the Fenland Poet Laureate for 2015
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, November 22, 2014 (04:22:36)

Budding poets are asked to pick up a pen and create literature about the Fens to try their hand at becoming the area's next poet laureate. The competition is a chance for writers from across the Fens to come together, share their poetry and help put Fenland on the creative map.Link!

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News in Poetry WD Poetic Form Challenge: Erasure Poem
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, November 22, 2014 (00:30:19)

It is time for another poetic form challenge. This time, we’ll be doing erasures. Click here to discover what an erasure is.Link!

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News in Poetry Language and possibilities
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, November 21, 2014 (20:56:58)

Language is just not meant to carry out with one’s business but its structure underlines a nation’s civilisation. If one studies the growth of a language, it is just not an exercise to understand a language, one can decipher that it embodies the development of culture and civilisation of that area where that language is being spoken.Link!

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News in Poetry 'bad for ears' : the role of poetry by RG Gregory
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:33:10)

The title poem of my second selection, "bad for ears" dips into circumstances remembered from years back in the writings of Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens, and provides the underlying theme for an important strain in my work: the denigration of the outsider.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry volume supports pancreatic cancer foundation
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:29:28)

November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and two poets, Islander Virginia Walker and Michael Walsh of Rocky Point, both active in East End poetry workshops, have pledged their new book, “Neuron Mirror,” to help fight pancreatic cancer.Link!

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News in Poetry Poet to read from rare publication
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:28:02)

The Orland Art Gallery invites the public to enjoy Christmas cakes, cider and the poetry of Rae Turnbull at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry of connections, and disconnections
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:27:14)

Mimi Khalavati stumbled across her flair for poetry during a scriptwriting workshop. “Upon pursuing it further, I was overwhelmed by my ignorance,” she said. At "Powerful Voices" at the lawn of the Bangla Academy on the opening day of Hay, she explained that poetry is a sophisticated and difficult artLink!

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News in Poetry The power of poetry transcends borders
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:26:20)

As the afternoon glow set in on the lawns of Bangla Academy, named 'Bottola' for the Hay Festival, Urdu Urdu poet Fatema Hassan and French-Indian poet and dance curator Karthika Nair recited their poems on the opening day of the Hay festival.Link!

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News in Poetry Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers: Show at the AFP Conference
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:24:26)

We invite AFP members everywhere to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 52nd International Fundraising Conference, March 29-31, 2015, in Baltimore, MD. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist or poet, you are warmly invited to participate. Fundraisers are a diverse group – their diversity unites them and thus makes the art showcase even more beautiful and meaningful!Link!

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News in Poetry Interview with Daron Kenneth, author of Pieces of Me
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:23:19)

Pieces of Me, is Daron Kenneth’s newest offering of poetry that takes the reader on the real and often surreal ride through the mindscape of the author’s soul. Pieces of Me is an electric journey into some of life’s richest and most memorable moments.Link!

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News in Poetry Weather presenter Laura Tobin judges Harwich schools' poetry and photo competiti
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:21:57)

Good Morning Britain weather presenter Laura Tobin came to Harwich and Dovercourt High School to judge a weather and wildlife photography and poetry contest. Laura Tobin, meteorologist on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, also presented prizes to the winners at an event held at Harwich and Dovercourt High School.Link!

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News in Poetry Special guest at The Cellar Bards spoken word event this month is...
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:20:26)

Special guest at The Cellar Bards spoken word event this month is poet Adam Horovitz. His latest work, A Thousand Laurie Lees, was published this year to coincide with the Laurie Lee centenary celebrations. Link!

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News in Poetry David Biespiel's poetry columns from The Oregonian will be published in a new bo
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:19:15)

I'm proud to say that a selection of Biespiel's columns will be collected in a new book, "A Long High Whistle: Selected Columns on Poetry," to be published in April by Antilever Press. Biespiel is president of The Attic and the author of nine books, most recently "Charming Gardeners." He writes the Poetry Wire blog for The Rumpus.Link!

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News in Poetry On the fridge
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:18:03)

Poetry open-mic night starts at 8 p.m. Nov. 25 at House of Brutus in the ITC Building. Poets of all skill levels are welcome, and poems on any topic are accepted. Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry under pressure
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:17:03)

Small presses are poetry’s midwives. They are often there, assisting at the birth of great talents.Link!

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News in Poetry Baek Seok's first edition of poem collection auctioned off at $63,260
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:15:49)

The first edition of “A Deer,” a collection of poems written by Baek Seok (1912-1996), was auctioned off at 70 million won (63,260 U.S. dollars). The collection started off at 55 million won (49,700 dollars) and was eventually sold to a professional collector at an auction held by Kobay in downtown Seoul on Wednesday. Link!

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News in Poetry Winnipeg Poetry Slam Championships slated for Dec. 4
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:14:59)

The Winnipeg Poetry Slam is opening its 2014-2015 season with the Winnipeg Individual Poetry Slam Championships aka The Indies on Thursday, Dec. 4. A mix of veterans and fresh voices will compete in a two-round tournament to decide who will represent the city at the Verses Festival of Words in Vancouver.Link!

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News in Poetry Robert Pinsky's PoemJazz Sessions
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (20:32:56)

On an evening last March, a crowd of people filed in to Boston Playwrights’ Theatre on Commonwealth Avenue to hear Robert Pinsky, the former three-time US poet laureate and College of Arts & Sciences professor of English and creative writing perform with jazz musicians Laurence Hobgood, Stan Strickland, and John Lockwood. ....The event was being shot for The Art of Poetry, a MOOC (massive open online course) taught by Pinsky that was offered this fall. The course was developed as part of BU’s Digital Learning Initiative (DLI) in collaboration with edX, the online learning platform of which BU is a member.Link!

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News in Poetry Review: Blah, Blah, Blah. Poetry at Bristol Old Vic
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (06:35:10)

Compered by the refreshingly friendly Anna Freeman in the Bristol Old Vic’s basement November’s cabaret night of the spoken word featured poets Malika Booker,Niall O'Sullivan, and Talia Randall. Read more: www.bristolpost.co.uk/...z3JaWHJQoL Follow us: @BristolPost on Twitter | bristolpost on Facebook Link!

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News in Poetry American Voices: An Hour with Robert Frost and Maxine Kumin- A Poetry Discussion
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (06:33:12)

These two pastoral poets were rooted in rural New Hampshire but expressed political opinions in their lyric and narrative poems. At the Oliver Wolcott Library on Sunday, December 7 from 1:00- 2:00 p.m.Link!

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News in Poetry Against unremembering
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (06:32:02)

There's a more thought-provoking response to the Great War on display at the Saison Poetry Library in the Royal Festival Hall. The artists David and Ping Henningham collaborate as Henningham Family Press on essays and poetry which they develop through printmaking, bookbinding and performance.Link!

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