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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 Article Image
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 27, 2014 (04:54:48)

YOUNG musician Maddie Bromfield has become a published poet after turning to verse to celebrate the work of her favourite classical composer. The 16-year-old’s piece, An Ode To Tchaikovsky, was picked as one of the winning entries in a Young Writers poetry competition. Now it has been printed in a new book, which features some of the country’s most talented teenage authors. Link!

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News in Poetry Kennedy Muitherero's Compilation of Poetry Expresses Beauty of Faith
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 27, 2014 (04:53:03)

Author Kennedy Muitherero crafts an enlightening collection of poetry designed to reflect the artistic elegance found within the needs, requirements and perspectives in the depths of inner man. It seeks to teach, affirm and reaffirm wisdom and truth through a skillful portrayal of lexical creativity.Link!

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News in Poetry Event Showcases Multiple cultures
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 27, 2014 (04:51:57)

The headlining performer of the night, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, captured the audience’s attention as soon as he appeared on stage. Zihuatanejo has been travelling the world as a published poet since 2008, though he said his roots run much deeper, as he has been writing since he was a young child. He writes and performs about the everyday struggles of life, as well as the struggles of growing up and facing dualities in a Chicano culture.Link!

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News in Poetry New book of poetic verse 'Musings' takes readers on journey through time
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 27, 2014 (00:52:13)

Author F.M. Bonevento reveals to readers the wonder of a world he sees as profoundly more beautiful and complex than they may sense in his new book, “Musings: An Anthology of Verse” (published by Archway Publishing).Link!

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News in Poetry Selected poems of Ilhan Berk
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 27, 2014 (00:51:23)

Two major impulses can be identified in republican era Turkish poetry: The explosion of the “First New” movement of the Garip (strange) poets, and the implosion of the “Second New” movement. Until well into the republican period, Turkish poetry was dominated by arcane Ottoman conventions full of rigid, ornate rules, but the modernizing language reforms of the 1920s and 1930s would inevitably be felt in poetry. Link!

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News in Poetry Winnipeg Poetry Slam Championships slated for Dec. 4
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (23:44:57)

The Winnipeg Poetry Slam is opening its 2014-2015 season with the Winnipeg Individual Poetry Slam Championships aka The Indies on Thursday, Dec. 4. A mix of veterans and fresh voices will compete in a two-round tournament to decide who will represent the city at the Verses Festival of Words in Vancouver. The winner will not only get a chance to compete at one of the world’s largest spoken word festivals, but also serve as Winnipeg’s ambassador on one of the most important stages in the country.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry of connections, and disconnections
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (23:43:57)

Mimi Khalavati stumbled across her flair for poetry during a scriptwriting workshop. "Upon pursuing it further, I was overwhelmed by my ignorance," she said.Link!

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News in Poetry SaraSwati Shakti Brings Mandalas, Poetry Together in New Book
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (23:41:30)

In her new book of poetry and art focusing on the power of the heart, “Heart Art mandala’verse: Original Art and Poetry for the Heart” (published by Balboa Press), Shakti shares her secret to staying in tune with the heart and its language, art and poetry.Link!

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News in Poetry Melody Lemond shares mystical poems in 'Sea Moon Poem Shapes'
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (23:40:34)

An artist of many forms, Melody Lemond has only recently discovered that the written word could be a springboard for sharing — where one’s thoughts, dreams, aspirations, and soul intentions can find a foothold in reality. It was her sojourn with a welcoming forum of word wielders — fellow poets in social media — that brought her to the wonderful world of finely crafted words.Link!

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News in Poetry Neil Hilborn delivers inspiration
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (09:19:14)

“Hey, asshole! Don’t kill yourself! Don’t waste your unscarred knuckles.” YouTube-famous-slam-poet Neil Hilborn’s voice echoed across the room as words to “Punk Rock John” burst forth from his lips.Link!

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News in Poetry UMO professor receives NC Award for Literature
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (09:16:17)

MOUNT OLIVE — Raleigh resident Lenard D. Moore, an associate professor of English at the University of Mount Olive, has recently been awarded the 2014 North Carolina Literature Award.Link!

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