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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 Luminaries not picked as best book in NZ
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (14:23:53)

The Luminaries is good enough to win the international Man Booker Prize, but it is not the best book in New Zealand. Eleanor Catton’s novel was trumped by the story of a Wellington art dealer at tonight’s New Zealand Post Book of the Year awards..

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News in Poetry A musical dose of dopamine
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (14:21:34)

Bongi Mvuyani is the hottest new babe on the block right now. With the release of her debut album, Dopamine, she is set to turn the South African music industry on its head – and then some. Therese Owen discovered why..

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News in Poetry Know This Love: Infatuated with words
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (14:20:19)

hen I moved here to California, I left behind about half the books I own. I don’t enjoy parting with anything I own — I’m attached to things that way — but I had to do it for space reasons..

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News in Poetry CBU prof Mark Silverberg captures Siegel work in Believing the Line
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (14:18:31)

Cape Breton University professor and poet Mark Silverberg won the 2014 Eric Hoffer Award, a prestigious, U.S. prize presented to authors published by small — or independent — presses. His debut book, Believing the Line: The Jack Siegel Poems ($18, Breton Books), is thus a very notable, small-press book of poetry issued in English-speaking North America last year..

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News in Poetry UK- Kate Bush returns to stage
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (14:14:03)

Over 80,000 tickets for the 56-year-old's 22 shows in the "Before the Dawn" tour at the Hammersmith Apollo, where Bush last performed in 1979, sold out in 15 minutes when they went on sale in March as fans clamoured to be part of history..

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News in Poetry John Berger's new poetry book
Posted by Essex68 on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (06:56:08)

Poetry News: ... Of Our Tim e, Pig Earth , Once In Europa , Lilac and Flag and From A-X . But although Berger has always written poetry, often smuggling poems inside books like The Seventh Man , The White Bird and Pages Of The Wound , this is the first time his ...

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News in Poetry Robert Hass wins $100,000 poetry prize
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (18:11:34)

Poetry News: Robert Hass, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.

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News in Poetry 45 years of translation: The complete poetry of Cesar Vallejo
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (15:50:39)

Poetry News:

Eshleman is professor emeritus in the English department at Eastern Michigan University.



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News in Poetry Author Alexis Rhone Fancher eats Bukowski for breakfast.
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (15:00:00)

If you are a reader offended by sexual liberation and brutal honesty, this is not the book for you. True erotic poetry needs no fluff, no unicorns. Save that for the lucid dreaming, save the haloes for the saints, leave the thrill..

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News in Poetry Anders Wennerstrom Releases New Poetry Collection, a Gender Cosmology
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (14:12:27)

Poetry News: Author Anders Wennerstrom has studied gender for years. During this time he published four works, primarily poetry.

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News in Poetry UK- Halesowen writer scoops first poetry win
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (14:11:01)

A POEM penned by Halesowen writer Joan Blundell reflecting simple but precious childhood memories has earned her first place in a national competition. Although work by the retired secretary has been printed in numerous anthologies, her success in the Poetry for All contest is her first competitive win.

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News in Poetry The Tanka in Toto
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (14:05:21)

In the contest for the best two-line tail to Paul Breslin’s haiku, the laurels go to Barbara Shine: The wheat bends before the wind, rehearsing its surrender.

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News in Poetry Giant of Turkish poetry remembered on 100th birthday
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (14:03:24)

Poetry News: Municipalities, bookworms and more are marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of poet Faz l Husnu Daglarca, who was known for his unique style and voluminous contribution to Turkish poetry.

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News in Poetry An inspiring and uplifting book of poetry by Tarinna Terrell
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (08:53:58)

Poetry News: ... substance abuse issues, parenting issues, family dysfunction etc. Ms. Tarinna Terrell: My book is a book of poetry. This book is for all those who have endured any type of hardships,obstacles, or hurdles and have overcome them. It is a proclamation ...

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News in Poetry Restless Books Presents the Summer Poetry Sale
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (06:44:34)

Poetry News: From August 25th-August 31st, get the books from our unique international poetry series for only $2.99, featuring groundbreaking bilingual and trilingual eBook editions from some of the world's most distinguished poets.

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News in Poetry Ahmed Faraz remembered
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (06:42:58)

Poetry News: ... received six foreign awards for his literary contribution. Known for building on the themes of beauty and love, the poetry of Faraz was also used by famous singers of the subcontinent, making his work ever popular among the public. Mehdi Hasan lent ...

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News in Poetry Thought and Poem
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (04:27:58)

never got to be the star of a school play, But, I always thought I would be a star one day. I got thinking I was the star of my own life’s show, I am now writing the plot and directing how the outcome of this show will go.

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News in Poetry PA- Search for 38th Bucks County Poet Laureate is On
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (04:24:41)

Bucks County Community College this week launched its search for the 38th Bucks County Poet Laureate. It is the longest-running poet laureate program in Pennsylvania, according to information from the college.

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News in Poetry Scott Andrew Christensen's poetry sings simply
Posted by zhaul on Monday, August 25, 2014 (23:39:02)

Poetry News: When this outstanding book of poetry, printed in England, arrived by FedEx from Saudi Arabia, sent by a creative Nova Scotian, born in Truro, who works halfway around the world teaching English, I was somehow sad and glad at the same time.

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News in Poetry Skagit River Poetry Festival
Posted by zhaul on Monday, August 25, 2014 (23:35:14)

Poetry News: Poetry road trip! Pack a cooler full of couplets and head to La Conner for the biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival.

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News in Poetry Caribbean poet heads to lakes
Posted by zhaul on Monday, August 25, 2014 (23:33:24)

Poetry News: ... of living in different nations, and explores what happens when one system of knowledge encounters another. His poetry has been shortlisted for awards such as the Jonathan Llewelyn Ryhs Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year. ...

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News in Poetry Three Poetry and Book Events for the Week of August 25-31
Posted by zhaul on Monday, August 25, 2014 (23:24:43)

Poetry News: ... exciting new voices in fiction and an author whose riff on the new economy unfolds in novel form. And in the slam poetry realm, competition among local poets vying to represent Denver at the Individual World Poetry Slam in October is heating up with ...

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News in Poetry Gene Chague: Poet Kilmer once wrote about the Berkshires
Posted by zhaul on Monday, August 25, 2014 (23:23:20)

Poetry News: ... kids back in the 1940s and 1950s had to learn that poem and recite it in class. I don't know if kids even learn poetry in school any more. But I digress. It is obvious that he (Alfred Joyce Kilmer) lived in or visited the North Berkshires, because ...

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News in Poetry Cedar Grove resident uses poetry to cope, inspire
Posted by zhaul on Monday, August 25, 2014 (23:22:01)

Poetry News: For Cedar Grove resident Linda Cronin, poetry can help tell a story. It can allow her to cope with personal experiences.

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