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MN- Poet laureate Billy Collins coming to Brainerd

See all stories on this topicA U.S. poet laureate will be featured in a free poetry program that Central Lakes College in Brainerd will present in conjunction with The Crossing Arts Alliance on April 29..

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 Learn About the Art of Haiku at the Library: Poetry News: April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by learning about these tiny poems and try your hand at writing some.

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 Michele Zackheim: The Sing-Song Passion of Galway Kinnell: Poetry News: It's National Poetry Month, and the novelist Michele Zackheim . Anita Felicelli is also a fan , calling it "the last poem I loved."

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 Media Alert: America SCORES Celebrates National Poetry Month: Poetry News: America SCORES will celebrate National Poetry Month with a National Poetry SLAM! on Monday, April 7 at the New York Stock Exchange featuring performances by 26 students from across the co...
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 Introducing the winners of the 20th annual INDY Poetry Contest: All three winners of the INDY 's 20th annual poetry contest make that incredible leap through language. We hold our breath as they arc through the air, exhaling only when they ...

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 GFH poets find their muses in newspaper stories: The shortest used only four words while others told complex tales. April is National Poetry Month, so why not celebrate by following the students' examples to create a poem of your own? Bang and gas...
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 Fourth-grader wins poetry contest: South Canton Scholars Charter Academy fourth-grader Rhea Sridhara won the poetry category in the Kroger “I Can Make History” writing contest. The contest was held during Black History Month.
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 The Westmorland Gazette: Highly acclaimed poet-performer Patience Agbabi: Poetry News: POPULAR poet-performer Patience Agbabi reads from her modern reworking of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales during next weekend's much awaited Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry at Gr...
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 South Canton Scholars student wins poetry contest: Poetry News: South Canton Scholars Charter Academy fourth-grader Rhea Sridhara won the poetry category in the Kroger 'I Can Make History' writing contest.

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 WA- Poetry Reading Tonight at the Fremont Library: This evening from 6:30-7:45 pm the Fremont Library will host An Evening of Poetry featuring Sylvia Byrne Pollack, Jennifer Bullis, and Michael Schmeltzer..

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 April is Poetry Month: Dan Chiasson's 'Opening Lines': Three for the price of one: here are three sections excerpted from Dan Chiasson's poem "Opening Lines." The poem appears in Bicentennial , a book about how we experience time, fatherhood, and the cult...
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 American Life in Poetry: Column No. 472: Here's a fine what-might-have-been poem by Andrea Hollander, who lives in Portland, Ore. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation ( www.poetryfoundation.org ), publisher of Po...
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 AUDIO: Sabbath Poetry Reading: Poetry News: The author of more than 50 books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, Wendell Berry is not only a prolific writer but also a farmer and an environmental activist who holds a deep reverence...
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 Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke: These two grand dames of British poetry looked relatively nondescript as they shuffled to the front but the packed chamber hummed with excitement as we crammed in ...

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 Talladega native writes new book of inspiration: Clark divides her time now between her hometown of Talladega and Atlanta, Ga. Her most recent book is a collection of poetry and prose titled "Answering God's Wake-Up Call: A 100 Day Journey With the ...
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 3 Poems, Each Entitled "Rue Daguerre" by Sommer Browning: Poetry News: Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected a poem by Sommer Browning for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

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 Sadness shapes poems in 'Acedia': A new book of poetry takes its name from an emotion of listlessness and a mild sort of despair that leaves one disinterested in work or prayer. “Acedia” is “another word for Hell” in D. Eri...
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 National Poetry Month, 2014 First Nations Poet, Joy Harjo: Poetry News: Born in Oklahoma in 1951, Joy Harjo comes from both the Muskogee Cree nations. She has written 7 books of poetry in addition to two children's books, The Good Luck Cat and For a Girl Beco...
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 Officer's poetry snaps stereotype: Poetry News:

Joe Schoenmann's story about Lt. Harry Fagel, the Metro Police poet , shatters the stereotype that poetry is written only by effete intellectuals who come out only after dark.



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 IL- Library offers Teen Poetry Contest: Throughout April, students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades as well as high school can submit their poetry for a chance to win prizes from area bookstores. The winning poems also will be posted onl...
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 RI- The Block Island Poetry Project - It's not 10, it's 11: Returning favorites like Rumi translator and poet Coleman Barks and South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth will be joined by the poet Carol Ann Davis and the world-renowned storydancer Zuleikh...
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 Book review: Ed Madden's 'Nest': Poetry News: If you attended the TEDx Conference here in January and were lucky enough to see Ed Madden's presentation, you already know the power of his poetry.

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 Sappho's Poetry Night - Brooks, Cahill and Powell: Poetry News:

DAVID BROOKS spent his earliest years in Greece and Yugoslavia, where his father was an immigration officer.



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 Authors and poets set for Chorley's literary festival: The sessions run from 11am to 4pm and include storytelling, tips on publishing a book, creative writing, book signings and poetry readings.

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 A monthlong celebration of poetry: Poetry News: April is National Poetry Month, a monthlong, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the U...
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 Author Robert Begiebing at Water Street Bookstore: EXETER — Water Street Bookstore is hosting Robert Begiebing, author of the new memoir "A Berkshire Boyhood: Confessions and Reflections of a Baby Boomer," tonight at 7 p.m. for a reading and signing...
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