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18th Poetry Africa International Festival in October

See all stories on this topicPoetry News: The Centre for Creative Arts , with principal funding from the City of Durban and the Department of Arts and Culture invites Durban's creative and undiscovered poets to take part in the festival Prelude Poets programme as part of the 18th Poetry Africa International Festival, taking place from 13-18 October 2014.

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 Warm tributes to celebrated Limerick poet Desmond O'Grady: Poetry News: ... but apart from that, he was conducting himself gracefully." He added: "Desmond would like to be remembered by his poetry. He spent his entire life become the premier poet in Ireland....
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