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GotPoetry? Join the GotPoetry Team of Columnists!
Posted by LostInTranslation2 on Saturday, September 27, 2014 (04:52:06)

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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GotPoetry? Meet The GP Poet: Christopher Schmitz
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (04:58:43)

An ongoing interview series exclusively for and about GotPoetry poets. Volume 5, July 29, 2014.

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for July 2014
Posted by mamta on Sunday, July 20, 2014 (17:51:14)

Spiritual awakening, esoteric traditions and raising of energy and consciousness in the body have been topics that have always fascinated me. The first pick for this month from wordsmithwannabe captures a moment of the energy vortices with beautiful and esoteric language.

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GotPoetry? Meet The GP Poet: Wayne Richard Baker
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 (14:04:16)

An ongoing interview series exclusively for and about GotPoetry poets. Volume 4, July 2, 2014.

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for June 2014
Posted by mamta on Saturday, June 21, 2014 (18:09:45)

This month's staff picks is a collection of poems that are captivating not only in theme and language but they are also a combination of raw emotions, versatility, passion and romance.

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GotPoetry? Meet The GP Poet: silent lotus
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 (04:26:59)

An ongoing interview series exclusively for and about GotPoetry poets. Volume 3, June 3, 2014.

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News in Poetry Call for Entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest - Summer 2014
Posted by mamta on Sunday, June 01, 2014 (09:29:18)

Razz The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing their innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. www.dreamquestone.com

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for May 2014
Posted by mamta on Monday, May 19, 2014 (08:39:59)

The month of May brings out so many images in my mind - holidays, special days, mother's day and many more. My pick for this month is one such poem that is rich in imagery, rhythm and metaphors:

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GotPoetry? Meet The GP Poet: Mary Ann Schallert
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 (15:50:55)

An ongoing interview series exclusively for and about GotPoetry poets. Volume 2, May 6, 2014.

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for April 2014
Posted by mamta on Saturday, April 19, 2014 (10:20:58)

Yes, its the National Poetry Month and we have seen poetry being celebrated and appreciated since its inception in 1996. It's time for another round of staff picks! Check out the poems for this month which our curators think are worthy of your attention. And check out more of their work if you read something you like!

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for March 2014
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (10:35:14)

It is going to be officially spring from tomorrow and I begin this month's staff picks with a spring poem. The poem is simple but neat and elegant and it captures the essence of the season beautifully.

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GotPoetry? Meet The GP Poet: Judih Weinstein Haggai
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, February 27, 2014 (16:48:16)

An ongoing interview series exclusively for and about GotPoetry poets. Volume 1, March 2014.

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for February 2014
Posted by mamta on Friday, February 21, 2014 (06:35:55)

Another month and I am back with another round of staff picks. I have always found imagist poems fascinating mainly because of the clarity and precision of words and expression. The minimalist style and the visual representation paint a clear picture to the readers. My pick for this month is one such poem by a new poet where the economy of words and vivid images strike a beautiful scene.

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Staff Picks Staff Picks for January 2014
Posted by mamta on Sunday, January 19, 2014 (09:08:43)

A beginning of another year and here I am with another round of Staff Picks. This feature was first started in January 2008 and it is in its sixth year now. We have featured poems and poets whom we thought were worthy of your attention. And before I proceed, I would like to thank all the staff and curators who have been a great support in making this feature regular and successful.

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News in Poetry Twelve Questions: Leilani Tamu
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (05:16:32)

Leilani 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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News in Poetry Xulon Book Shares Original Poetry that Will Make You Think
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (02:15:39)

In her new book, WORDS: MY WORDS AND THE LORDS, ($9.99, paperback, 9781498417297; $4.99, e-book, 9781498417303) Marlene Kuse shares a collection of poems that address a broad variety of topics that people are faced with in daily life. With her compositions, the mission is to encourage readers of all backgrounds, and allow them to take away a new perspective.Link!

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News in Poetry WHS Student Publishes Poetry Book
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (02:14:44)

Famed author Robert Byrne once said that “the purpose of life is a life with purpose”. It can be a goal, a dream, or just a direction to channel one’s passion, or pain. For Marisa Vasconcelos, it was writing--or, specifically, poetry. Link!

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News in Poetry Poor show for poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (02:13:38)

Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme entitled ‘Dorset Rewritten’ in which a number of local people, includ-ing myself, participated. The programme was advertised as being about the Dorset dialect poet, William Barnes, and I suspect that some thousands of local people will have listened to it hoping to hear more of Barnes’s poetry. Link!

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News in Poetry Kenneth Goldsmith: Assume No Readership
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (02:02:03)

Kenneth Goldsmith is anything but an ordinary poet. His poems are copied text from other sources such as traffic reports, a commentary track from a baseball game and an entire transcribed New York Times newspaper -- all revolving around the same question: What can poetry possibly be?Link!

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News in Poetry Kenneth Goldsmith: Reads Traffic Reports
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (01:58:57)

Plagiarism, file sharing, inauthenticity and insincerity. Vivacious American poet, Kenneth Goldsmith, was unfazed about entertaining the White House: "I just said the things that I normally say."Link!

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News in Poetry Kenneth Goldsmith: Poetry in a Newspaper
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, December 18, 2014 (01:56:10)

Meet the playful American poet Kenneth Goldsmith, who demonstrates how poetry is all around us -- you just need to open your eyes to it, the way Goldsmith does in this video.Link!

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News in Poetry Resurrecting Dylan Thomas
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:35:05)

Bob Kingdom was just a boy when he discovered the works of Dylan Thomas. Many years later, when he came to put together Dylan Thomas: Return Journey, Kingdom drew inspiration from his early experience to create a one-man show with the great Welsh poet and writer’s extraordinary voice front and centre.Link!

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News in Poetry Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 288
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:33:34)

For today’s prompt, write a false poem. Emily Dickinson once wrote, “Tell all the truth but tell it slant.” That’s good advice, but these poems should descend with falsifying the intent.Link!

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News in Poetry Global audience for poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:32:43)

Local writer and poet Jackie Biggs has won herself a global audience for her on-line blog 'A Writer's Life'.Link!

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News in Poetry Maple Ridge teens' poems touch on poverty, homelessness
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (09:30:40)

Poetic words that poured out from a trio of Thomas Haney Secondary students belied their young years. - See more at: www.mrtimes.com/commun...d4dYc.dpufLink!

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