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News in Poetry Meet The GP Poet: Judih Weinstein Haggai
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, February 27, 2014 (17:48:16)

An ongoing interview series exclusively for and about GotPoetry poets. Volume 1, March 2014.

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News in Poetry James Welch's 'Winter in the Blood' is a great American novel
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (16:00:00)

"Sometimes you have to lean into the wind to stand straight," says the main character in James Welch's novel "Winter in the Blood."

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News in Poetry Prolific writer lived a life full of contradictions
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (16:00:00)

When John Updike died in 2009 at the age of 76, followers of American literature could not quite comprehend it. Novels, criticism and poetry (60 books) had flowed like a river from Updike's pen since his years as a Harvard undergraduate. It was as if the writer vanished midsentence..

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News in Poetry No sound of silence in praise of poet
Posted by mamta on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:44:22)

"I like the sound of Heaney 's poetry - there is a musicality to it. He may have come from Irish soil, but his words resonate around the world." Simon sang extracts ...

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News in Poetry Emerging writers take stage at SUNY Potsdam's Lougheed Festival
Posted by mamta on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:39:52)

Figuring Out What's at Stake in your Poem,' at 1 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a reading from her poetry anthology, 'What the Mouth Was Made For,' at 4 p.m. Riegel is also the author of another poetry collection, 'Castaway,' and ...

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News in Poetry Ryan Smith Releases 'Motives and Thoughts of a Battered Soul'
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:36:04)

Poetry News: Ryan Smith, one of the new voices of his generation, shares the creativity of a remarkable journey in this work of poetry.

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News in Poetry Sketch of a Cherubic Poet
Posted by mamta on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:34:54)

The layers of texts is very professional. Is it music? Is it poetry? Is it art? It is a bit of everything in a very skillful and sensitive mixture. "Had I lived in my head, even if passionately ...

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News in Poetry Wenonah High students marked National Poetry Month with contest, offshoot of BPL
Posted by mamta on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:32:03)

Poetry News: Joel McCandless and Jabriel Jones, second- and first-place winners, respectively, of recent Wenonah High School 'Word Up!' poetry contest.

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News in Poetry David McLoghlin, Eamon Loingsigh, and John J. Trause on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30
Posted by mamta on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:29:27)

Relax with some wine or beer, a cup of coffee or tea while listening to great poetry. There's an open mic as well. Poetry does grow in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Brownstone Poets presents: David McLoghlin, Eamon Loingsigh ...

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News in Poetry A Swarm of Poets
Posted by mamta on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:28:28)

Poetry News: Poetry Month Rockland's big bash offers readings by a dozen-plus Maine poets plus winners of the 2014 Rockland Poetry Contest in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Free.

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News in Poetry TRENDER: Rick Benjamin, Rhode Island Poet Laureate
Posted by mamta on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:27:15)

Poetry News: ... Today's Trender is Rick Benjamin, the current Poet Laureate of Rhode Island. Benjamin is the author of two books of poetry: Floating World (2013) and Passing Love (2010). Works from these collections have appeared in a variety of magazines and ...

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News in Poetry Heidi wins Rydal Mount Wordsworth poetry prize
Posted by mamta on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:26:54)

Heidi said: "I like how poetry is more of an art form than just a piece of writing - each line has to be carefully crafted." The Trinity High School pupil ...

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News in Poetry The Cricket: Provo poet finds inspiration
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:26:04)

Poetry News: Hopkinson, a Provo poet, is one of 78 writers taking part in a project called Oulipost - created by the Found Poetry Review to mark April, National Poetry Month - to glean poetry out of newspaper clippings.

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News in Poetry The Dynamic Three' featured in Homer Earth Day celebration
Posted by mamta on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:24:49)

Erd helped start the Poems in Place project that puts poetry in Alaska State Parks. Erd grew up in Palo Alto, Calif., and came to Homer with her husband, Peter Kaufmann. With Kaufmann she ...

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News in Poetry The Pros and Cons of Publishing With a Small Publisher
Posted by mamta on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:23:37)

I secured a contract for my poetry collection, Solving the World's Problems, by submitting directly to Press 53 during its open submission period. But like many ...

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News in Poetry Your Daily Poem: Franny Choi
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:21:12)

Poetry News: Ed. note: For National Poetry Month , we're highlighting one feminist poem each day in April.

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News in Poetry Five Feminist Poems for National Poetry Month: "4. From 'Fleet of Nouns'"
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:19:29)

Poetry News: What makes poetry musical? What makes poetry pleasing to the ear? Poets use a variety of tools to achieve the musicality of poetry.

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News in Poetry Building Poetry Communities on WordPress.com
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:19:07)

Poetry News: As we're entering the final week of National Poetry Writing Month in the US, we want to celebrate all the wonderful poetry-centric community projects here on WordPress.com.

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News in Poetry Poet Michelle Detorie on erasing words and discovering magic
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:18:44)

Poetry News: Poetry Month continues! Michelle Detorie is an award-winning poet who is all about discovering new ways to play with words, including erasure poems and her ongoing project, The Poetry Booth.

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News in Poetry Bourque wins Louisiana Writer Award
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:15:00)

..given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life. Bourque's poetry collections include Plainsongs, The Doors between Us, Burnt Water Suite, The Blue Boat, In Ordinary Light: New and Selected..

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News in Poetry April 24 - Vicente Hernandez
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:10:15)

SALISBURY, MARYLAND - GOOD MORNING DELMARVA - Vicente Hernandez joins GMD to talk about his passion for poetry!

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News in Poetry Salinas poet laureate James B. Golden gives back to his hometown
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:08:50)

Golden unveiled the city's official poem, "Wave to Salinas," on Tuesday. He wrote it last year before being named poet laureate, and he was still editing it in the eleventh hour, making sure to get it right..

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News in Poetry Waxing Poetic About Politics And Jimmy Choos
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:00:00)

All through April we are featuring original tweet-length poems, 140 characters or less, delivered by Twitter and written by NPR listeners and, new this year, some of our regular contributors..

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News in Poetry Rengetus - Life and Poetry of Lotus Moon: Part I
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:00:00)

John Stevens, the author of numerous books and translations of O Sensei, Aikido and Japanese Arts, has written a gem about the life of life of Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)

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News in Poetry Mayor of Charlotte, NC issues National Poetry Month Mayoral Proclamation
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15:00:00)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In commemoration of National Poetry Month throughout April, Mayor Daniel G. "Dan" Clodfelter of Charlotte, North Carolina issued a Mayoral Proclamation in recognition of this literary celebration..

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