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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 Outcry over poetry contest cheating
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, January 30, 2015 (05:23:46)

A FATHER has cried foul after discovering some winning poems in the Essex Young Poet of the Year competition were ripped off. Lewis Lovejoy’s daughter entered the competition, but was pipped to the post in the 2014 under-14 category. But on the way home from the awards ceremony, Mr Lovejoy’s daughter told her dad she recognised some of the competition’s winning poems. Link!

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News in Poetry Appleton accepting entries for sidewalk poetry program
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, January 24, 2015 (02:15:08)

The city is accepting entries for the sidewalk poetry program. It's open to city of Appleton residents and Appleton Area School District studentsLink!

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News in Poetry 10 homepages that teach something new every time you open a tab
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, January 24, 2015 (02:14:17)

Ideal for anyone who wants to read more poetry but can't find the time, this will bring you an original, previously unpublished poem on weekdays and classic poems on weekends.Link!

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News in Poetry A Guide To Spoken Word Nights In London
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, January 24, 2015 (02:12:51)

The days of stuffy, pretentious performance poetry in empty hipster cafés are long gone. The contemporary spoken word scene is dynamic, playful and far from dull. This oft misunderstood medium is an explosive, thought provoking and beautiful (not to mention considerably liberal and left-wing) form of expression, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy it for yourself.Link!

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News in Poetry Burns Night in Newcastle: Our top 10 Burns Night events
Posted by Essex68 on Friday, January 23, 2015 (12:33:49)

UK-It's time to tuck into haggis, down a wee dram and recite some poetry as we celebrate the birthday of famous poet Rabbie Burns Burns Night is now just a few days and if you haven't yet made any plans to mark the birthday of one of Scotland's most famous sons, here's a guide to what's going on to celebrate the occasion in Newcastle. Remember to send us photos of friends and family enjoying the occasion by emailing yourpictures @ chroniclelive.co.uk with your name and location.

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News in Poetry D. A. Powell's Unruly Elegies
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, January 23, 2015 (09:28:48)

Powell, who is gay and H.I.V.-positive, published “Tea,” his first collection, in 1998, while the United States was still in the throes of its AIDS epidemic. In his five books of poetry—most recently “Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys,” released in 2012—he has crafted innovative work that blends the mythology of gay culture with the idiosyncrasies of his own voice and experience. Link!

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News in Poetry Poet laureate adds another dimension to the Somers Point arts scene
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (08:45:49)

Officials took another step toward proving that the arts have a home here when Maria Provenzano was introduced as the city's first poet laureate at the Jan. 5 reorganization meeting. Provenzano, 26, is a 2010 graduate of Northwest University, were she received a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry workshop in Palatine Feb. 14
Posted by Essex68 on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (08:42:40)

The Northwest Cultural Council will hold its Second Saturday Poetry Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Poet Deborah Nodler Rosen will lead the discussion of the event's topic, "Where Do You Find Your Poems?" Rosen is the author of three books: "Sight Seer," a poetry collection, "Where We Find Ourselves: Jewish Women around the World Write about Home;" and "Anwar el Sadat," a biography.

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News in Poetry Woman finds poetry in battle with brain cancer
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (21:49:47)

In verse, Kaufman has picked apart her relationships and described her desires. She has written about cancers as pregnancies. About life passing her by. "My brain is handcuffed to a chair," she noted in How Things Look (2007):Link!

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News in Poetry Let's Write a Sestina
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (21:48:26)

The sestina, a verse form dating back to the Middle Ages, consists of 39 lines divided into seven stanzas: six containing six lines each and a concluding triplet. With its intricate rules, the form may seem hugely intimidating at first. In fact, however, the sestina has enjoyed great popularity among modern poets. Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry Open Mic
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (11:29:27)

IN-The Bartholomew County Writer's Group invites you to bring your favorite poem to read and share. Poetry can be your own or your favorite author's poetry.

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News in Poetry The Five R's: Poetry in motion
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (08:21:00)

Greenfield man tells Soledad High students how a cross-country adventure will inspire his writing Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: bit.ly/1C68fhq On Thursday, he walked into the auditorium at Soledad High School to speak to 300 seniors about poetry and writing.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry is alive at upcoming Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (08:20:02)

Jan. 23's "Ballet's Child" is a mix of poetry and performance art, part of this year's Palm Beach Poetry Festival.Link!

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News in Poetry Satirical cartoonist and poet to give reading at Teesside University in Middlesb
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (04:52:37)

Visual journalist and award-winning cartoonist Martin Rowson, who contributes drawings to The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday and The Daily Mirror, will be exhibiting his work in the university’s Constantine Gallery in Middlesbrough from March 9 to 20 as well as giving a poetry reading on Tuesday, March 17. Link!

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News in Poetry Elizabeth Alexander appointed the inaugural Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (04:51:39)

Elizabeth Alexander, newly named as the inaugural Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry, is a noted poet, essayist, and scholar of African-American poetry, drama, and 20th-century literature.Link!

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News in Poetry Burns Supper, ceilidh in Belfast
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (04:50:52)

Belfast — The Maine Celtic Celebration invites everyone to relieve those mid-winter blues with a combination Burns Supper and Cabin Fever Ceilidh Saturday, Jan. 24 — the 256th anniversary of poet Robert Burns’ birth — at the Waldo County Shrine Club,Link!

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News in Poetry MB - Conlin exhibit opening at AGSM
Posted by induce on Sunday, January 18, 2015 (21:42:18)

Poetry News: Playing selections from her newest album, "Burning Delight," with Leanne Zacharias and Alex McMaster. "Burning Daylight" is a poetry collection and song cycle drawing together the Yukon Gold Rush of the early 20th century and the Arctic iron ore mining ...

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News in Poetry Join in with Burns Night celebration in Warndon Villages
Posted by induce on Sunday, January 18, 2015 (21:39:33)

Poetry News: There will be a traditional meal of haggis, turnips and mashed potatoes along with poetry, song, music and dancing at the church in St Nicholas Lane to mark the annual Scottish celebration of famous poet Robert Burns, which takes place the following day.

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News in Poetry JCU student Dwight Venson's creative style stands out as he...
Posted by induce on Sunday, January 18, 2015 (21:36:26)

Poetry News: ... high school I started to change. I used to listen to Lady Gaga and then I discovered my love of Prince, that I liked poetry and I started doing plays. It dawned on me that I could no longer sit back and let the world pass over me. I had to say ...

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News in Poetry New Federal Theatre Dedicates 46th Season to Amiri Baraka
Posted by induce on Sunday, January 18, 2015 (21:24:13)

Poetry News: Amiri Baraka moved uptown to Harlem to set up the Black Arts Repertory Theater. In the '60s, American cities were in turmoil; Baraka's poetry and essays defined that unrest. Baraka's image blazed on front pages of newspapers across America and his poetry and plays.

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News in Poetry Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: January's 2nd Tuesday
Posted by induce on Sunday, January 18, 2015 (21:17:58)

Poetry News: KOS - Although the first Tuesday of the month is often when I "borrow" a poem from my friend Lee McCormack, I decided to do it the second one this time, just because nothing came to my own mind in the way of poetry and the remainder of the day is calling me. Enjoy! Means "beautiful voice" from Greek IoI I I I I "beauty" and I IS "voice".

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News in Poetry American Life in Poetry - Sun, 18 Jan 2015 PST
Posted by Essex68 on Sunday, January 18, 2015 (12:44:10)

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. I've read lots of poems about the loss of beloved pets, but this one by J.T. Ledbetter, who lives in California, is an especially fine and sensitive one.



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News in Poetry 365 days of poetry on Seattle area buses
Posted by Essex68 on Sunday, January 18, 2015 (11:33:27)

The King County arts commission, 4Culture, is sponsoring a massive poetry campaign, which includes a whole year of poetry on Metro buses. Local poets submitted short poems addressing the theme "Writing Home" and 365 poems were chosen to appear on selected buses, with a different poem featured each day for a year.

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News in Poetry Melene Kemmerling's first book "Running Over Bridges" is a...
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, January 18, 2015 (07:02:50)

New book “Running Over Bridges” from Page Publishing author Melene Kemmerling is an endeavor of heart and soul forged in life and branded upon the pages of this new book. With skill and style, words flow across paper and wondrously through the mind.Link!

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