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The Feministing Five: Darkmatter

See all stories on this topicPoetry News: Janani Balasubramanian and Alok Vaid-Menon make up the incredible trans South Asian art and activist collaboration Darkmatter. Masterfully using humor, language, and rhythm, Darkmatter pushes their audience to reflect and take action on racial justice, anti-colonialism, and gender and sexuality politics. Their spoken performances share stories from their childhoods to conversations during their young adult lives, and they invite you to find the poetry in your own world, relationships, and journey toward social justice.CLICK HERE for full story!

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 UK Surbiton Festival Returns until Sept. 27th: Festival Events: At once a literary salon, a grand prix, a business conference and more, this year's Surbiton festival - rebranded The Surbo - will be bigger than ever. Bookworms and aspiring scribes...
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 Party Meets Poetry: Vision The Kid & Tru Address the Highs/Lows of Life: New York, NY - Independent Music Promotions today announced that Be Easy Music will release Somewhere in a Dark City (via Be Easy Music), the newest collaboration between Minneapolis rapper Vision the...
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 IS poem promises virgins for all: The New York Post reports that one of the messages between Mehanna and Abousamra was a 2008 poem written by Mehanna, describing the afterlife for a holy warrior. The ode, which includes the promise...
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 Line By Line, E-books Turn Poet-friendly: When John Ashbery, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, first learned that the digital editions of his poetry looked nothing like the print version, he was stunned. There were no line breaks, and the stan...
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 Small Blades Hurt poetry reading Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Stetson: Stetson University’s Sullivan Creative Writing Program, headed by Terri Witek, Ph.D., professor of English and Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing, will present renowned poet Erica Dawson to read fro...
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 Artscape's Heritage Festival Presents Theatre, Music, Dance & Poetry Sept. 24-30: UK Poetry Events: Multicultural theatre, music, dance and poetry productions are set to engage audiences in a celebration of South Africa's rich heritage at the Artscape Theatre. With South Africa's a...
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 CA: Poetry Readings with Susan Rawlings and Rebecca Radner: Poetry News: Join local authors Susan Rawlings and Rebecca Radner for an evening of delightful poetry. Susan and Rebecca will alternate reading, and they encourage requests from the audience.

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 Pavement poetry's OK with passers-by: CHALK poetry scrawled along the length of Regent Street has been welcomed by passers-by after artist Danny Lake began his work. Over the last few weeks a series of poems, with subjects ranging from Pa...
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 War of Words competition: From learning about the difference between war and conflict, the different types of conflict to poetic techniques and examples to analyse, War of Words is a complete writing project that gives pupils ...
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 CA: KBLX Presents Largest Poetry Show at Historic Bal Theatre: Poetry News: KBLX and Budweiser will present the largest and most anticipated poetry show in the Bay Area, starring Khoree the Poet and featuring Rick Alexander and Dre Rivers of Verbal Sax on Nov. 8 ...
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 Austin, TX: Vision & Voice Celebration Reception Sept. 19: The Austin ISD Office of Academics, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Division at Austin Community College, invites the community to the Vision + Voice reception, an event featuring student ...
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 The challenges of imagery in your poetry: No matter how well you write, most people will take away only bits and pieces of your poems. There are very few readers who memorize or even understand a poem in its entirety. If you are lucky enough ...
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 Indian love poems performed in style: SENSUAL and bewitching sounds and stories are coming to Dorchester Arts Centre on Saturday. Najma, pictured right, divulges tales of the heart through song and poetry drawing on both Indian Ghazal ...
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 Join the GotPoetry Team of Columnists!: Opportunity: The GotPoetry staff is looking for creative writers and journalists that think they have what it takes to join the GP Columnists team!...
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 Rita Dove teaming with Project Learn: DOWNTOWN AKRON — Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Akron native Rita Dove is coming home to help promote literacy and Project Learn of Summit County.comments?


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 Aimless Love, Reader and Poetry by Billy Collins:

I love the poems of Billy Collins. Quiet and intimate, they are like sharing your thoughts with your spouse or lover when both of you are feeling happy and have nothing to do.




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 Tyler Knott Gregson's Poetry Cracks Best-Seller Lists: The first collection of Mr. Gregson's poetry is hitting best-seller lists. "Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series," published this month by Penguin Random House's Perigee imprint, rec...
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 The Tippler Emily: I taste a liquor never brewed — From Tankards scooped in Pearl — Not all the Vats upon the Rhine Yield such an Alcohol!
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 Review: 'Voices' draws attention to black poets: Poetry News: ... - the main literary outlet for black authors and poets of the time - "Voices" covers the gamut of African-American poetry from 1827 to 1899: odes to freedom and condemnation of slave...
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 Letter reveals Wilfred Owen's links to the Wirral: Academics have always cited Owen’s friendship with Siegfried Sassoon as the main influence of his compassionate verse, but evidence shows that it was his mother’s deeply Christian beliefs that eng...
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 Write poetry as often as you can: This is a problem faced by all sorts of writers, poets included. There are many people in this world who think that they can be a poet or a writer.comments?


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 Festival brings Canada's best poets to Capital: Poetry News: Some of the best poets in the nation will gather in Victoria from Oct. 13 to 18 for Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. The festival will feature performances from Canada's top spoken word ...
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 Six Tips For Writing Poetry About Difficult Subjects: Helpful Tips: The Writer's Resource Center offers great tips to enhance your poetry writing on unfamiliar topics!
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 Poet Claire Bateman to host free readings at Troy University campuses on Oct. 1,: Poetry News: MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Troy University campuses in Troy and Montgomery will host readings by poet Claire Bateman on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2. The readings, which will serve as part of the Englis...
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 Redford Library to host open mic poetry night: The Redford Township District Library will host its first Open Mic Poetry Night from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the second floor Meeting Room. Redford Library to host open mic poetry night The Red...
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