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Brains, Words & Voices - Toronto's only monthly poetry recitation contest

See all stories on this topicClassic pre-1975 poems recited from memory before a live audience. Voting by applause. $50 cash prize to one winner. Held in a converted industrial space, Toronto's historic Coffin Factory at 101 Niagara St. Takes place on the first Sunday of every month at 7 PM. Pizza and wine at intermission. PWYC. Seeking contestants too!Link!

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 Into the Heartland of the Ordinary: Seamus Heaney, Thomas Hardy, and...: Drawing on personal, archival, and uncollected materials, this lecture by Emory English professor emeritus Ron Schuchard traces Seamus Heaney’s lifelong devotion to the poetry and novels of Thomas H...
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 Words as mirrors: Words can change the course of history, including, said Janet Rogers, in healing and restorative fashion. Rogers is a Mohawk descended from the Six Nations of Ontario. She is a B.C. resident from b...
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 a oeIn my lifetime I have seen many thingsa: The Enchanted Noise of Crooked Names came out of the result of the M.I.C.’ed Up! program, led by local poets Marichal Brown and Vincent Kobelt. The book features prose and poetry from seventh- throu...
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 Just for fun: Show us your best QuickType poetry: Who knew predictive text could see into your soul? If the new QuickType keyboard had been around when I was in middle school, my output of moody, tortured, nonsensical poetry would have been...OK, onl...
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 Journey without maps: Four of the most vibrant and original voices in Canada today are coming to Whistler: Yvonne Blomer, Jennica Harper, Katherena Vermette and Sue Goyette. And they are going to take us out far and in dee...
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 Ayna poetry collection published in Baku: A collection of poems by Dalga Khatinoglu, the head of Trend Agency's Iran News Service, has recently been published in Baku.comments?

 Pupils aged five to 11 enthusiastically took part in a poetry competition to mar: Pupils aged five to 11 enthusiastically took part in a poetry competition to mark a national event. All the children, ranging from Weston Green Primary School year 1 up to year 6, were asked to lea...
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 Superstar American poet headlines GVSU's poetry night: Headlining the event will be Mark Doty, the first American to win England's prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize. He'll be joined by Dorianne Laux, a professor in the creative writing program at North Carolin...
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 Uttoxeter poets called to enter contest: A POEM about Uttoxeter or another town in your circulation area could win £1,000 in a free poetry competition. Entry is free of charge and anyone, young or old, can have a go – beginners too. ...
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 Larkin wasna t as prickly as you think: Philip Larkin’s private prejudices shouldn’t matter a jot to admirers of his poetry.
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 Blue Giraffe: Launch speech from Anne Kellas, for issue 13 of Blue Giraffe: What can explain the mystery of why a poem works in its totality, and why an editor should choose it, and not another? By their works we shall know them.comments?

 Poet Yusef Komunyakaa brings his keen eye and sense of craft to a reading Tuesda: Yusef Komunyakaa will be reading his poetry at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Donohue Auditorium of the Dolan Science Center at John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Blvd., University Heights. The reading is...
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 Collective offers novice poets tea and sympathy: A Romsey group has received a county council grant to help them give budding performance poets an easy start. Jam not Slam is the title of the project run by the Teapoet Collective based at Rum’s...
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 Hear poetry of hopes, fears of pioneer love, marriage: The Peregrine Literary Series will present poet Jana Harris reading from her latest book, “You Haven’t Asked About My Wedding or What I Wore,” at 7 p.m. Sunday at Holy Names Heritage Center, 174...
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 Review: Rehema McNeil, 'Davu': Despite having only recently turned her attention to hip-hop, Rehema McNeil has been a mouthpiece for the streets for more than a minute. For the last few years, the Indianapolis native has performed ...
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 Poet Mari Garcia Debuts New Book: "De Mis Manos" (published by Xlibris) is Mari Garcia's first book of poems. A book filled with her poems taken from all the moments of her life from when she was a girl until she grew to be a woman. I...
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 100 Years on, The Magical Voice of Begum Akhtar Still Enthralls: These lines are from a ghazal Begum Akhtar wrote though few know just what became of her poetry. It was her voice that people remember. A voice that was almost as dramatic as a thunderclap, as deep as...
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 The Fantom Of HipHop Has Arrived. - NY: Poetry News: Former slave and the leader of the Haitian Revolution. The Fantom is also a poet. In fact, all of his songs start as poetry, a skill he honed when he ruptured his kneecap and had to spend...
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 Top 10 tips for writing poetry: Sir Andrew Motion is an English poet and novelist who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009. He has been awarded several poetry awards, including the Arvon Prize, the John Llewe...
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 A 1,000 prize for poetry contest: A poetry contest with a £1,000 prize has called on residents in the Diss Express area to submit their own poem about their home town or village. Entries should go to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735,...
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 Deirdre Eberly Lashgari: Deirdre Eberly Lashgari, Professor Emerita of English at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, died August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. A specialist in ethnic and world literatures, Lashgari tr...
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 Literary prize winners set to pick up awards: WINNERS of the prestigious Bridport Prize will be celebrating at the awards ceremony this Saturday. The prize, now in its 42nd year, was established in 1973 by arts centre founder, the late Peggy C...
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 Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate, to read at Wistariahurst Museum: Robert Pinsky, who served as Poet Laureate of the United States, from 1997 until 2000, during which time he popularized the form through his Favorite Poem Project, will do a reading for The Care Cente...
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 Poet Claudia Rankine ruminates on the body politic in 'Citizen': Claudia Rankine's laugh comes out of the body as an explosion of complex contradictions: mirth, disappointment, irony, dismay. Sitting in her living room in Claremont, where she is a professor at Pomo...
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