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See all stories on this topicLeilani Tamu is a poet, historian, former diplomat and social commentator who survived turbulent teenage years. The mother of two says she was saved, at 18, by her husband Shayne.Link!

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 Former N.J. teacher follows her writing muse: 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. comments?

 Entries sought for Oklahoma Conference on Aging's poetry 2015 Senior Poetry Cont: 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 Departm...
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 Eight-Year-Old Poet Releases Debut Anthology: 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,...
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 In Silent Dignity: Razia Khan's poetry connects us to our past, and unmasks both private and civic memories, dreams, and urgencies.
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 Des O'Connor's poetic licence: 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 s...
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 Dolores Quinterio Henson Releases Debut Book, POEMS: 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 min...
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 LaGuardia College Hosts Series of Events About Muslim Identity: 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 pa...
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 Meet the Lakes' new poet in motion: 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 b...
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 Victoria poet wins Governor General's Award for Poetry: Childhood memories of summers at the lake inspired Arleen Paré to write the latest book to win the Governor General’s Award for Poetry.comments?

 Pulitzer-Winning Poet, Claudia Emerson, Has Died: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and a former poet laureate of Virginia, Claudia Emerson, has passed away from cancer. She was 57.comments?

 Performing poetry, on a ventilator: 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. comments?

 Poetry Reading at the Essex Library - Dec. 10: 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.comments?

 A young performance poet from Romsey is wowing audiences with her way with words: 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 Wesse...
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 Voices Of 20th Century Poets Come Alive Once More: That rare, personal discovery is something that poetry researchers at Harvard are now experiencing, thanks to a new technology that is bringing the voices of poets — silent for most of a century —...
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 TALENTED poets from a Northwich college have been recognised in two prestigious: TALENTED poets from a Northwich college have been recognised in two prestigious contests. Sir John Deane's College students Hannah Else and Hollie Murray, both 17, will see their poems published af...
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 And in such myriad ways your memories come to me, as night falls: 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 publi...
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 Street poet burns his Asbo warning: 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. comments?

 Poetry competition winners receive awards to encourage writing: An annual poetry award ceremony was held Sunday in Tainan for winners of a competition that is aimed at encouraging poetry writing in Taiwan. The "iPoem" competition, sponsored by the National Museum ...
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 Daniel Llewelyn-Williams as Sassoon and Owain Gwynn as Owen. Picture: Catherine: It is said that the pen is mightier than the sword yet in that actual time of madness the achingly tormented – yet beautiful - poetry of such bards as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, both servin...
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 Claudia Rankine Does Not Win the National Book Award; Related: National Book Awa: 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...
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 Soviet 'angry young poet' Yevtushenko hospitalised: Russian non-conformist poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved rock star fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalised Sunday after suffering a fall. comments?

 Aspiring authors discuss what motivates them to put pen to paper at Airedale Wri: THIS month, at the Airedale Writers’ Circle, we asked a very basic question but one that has many answers: why do we write? What inspires us? comments?

 How to Talk Shakespeare: 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 ...
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 Poetry appreciation - for dogs: “No, not poetry. I can’t help you.” Even when I wasn’t feeling disoriented by deciliters, poetry was a code I couldn’t break, a language I couldn’t speak.comments?

 Poetry Podcast: Maureen N. McLane Reads Liz Waldner: 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 publis...
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