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News in Poetry Two Poets Satirize the Age of TV
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 (23:51:49)

Yankee Broadcast Network, by John F. Buckley and Martin Ott, is a raucous follow-up to their highly praised debut of collaborative poetry, Poets’ Guide to America. “Everything is fair game with this duo, whose work combines humor, irreverence, and speculative flights of fancy to examine a culture enamored with the documentation of its identity,” says Joe Pan, publisher of Brooklyn Arts Press. Link!

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News in Poetry The Book Of Family
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 (05:44:59)

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Patrick Hicks teaches English at Augustana. The professor is getting national recognition for his novel on the Holocaust, but he also has a collection of poetry on a person that holds a special place in his heart.Link!

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News in Poetry Popular Kiwi writer's latest poetry book released
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 (02:55:28)

Popular Kiwi writer Apirana Taylor will launch his sixth volume of poetry with Canterbury University Press in October. The collection, titled the breathing tree, features 40 new poems. Inspired by nature and mythology, Taylor shifts his focus from the mundane to the mysterious and, with characteristic wit and intensity, shares his delight and despair in what he discovers.Link!

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Reviews "OBSERVATIONS" by Colleen Adele Kelly Poetry Collection Review
Posted by LostInTranslation on Monday, September 29, 2014 (12:29:09)

Poetry Review: Poet Colleen Adele Kelly looks for inspiration in the day-to-day idiosyncrasies that make up her life. She has gathered these reflections about life, spirituality and current events into her poetry collection, "Observations: A Collection of Short Poems" (published by Lulu).CLICK HERE for full story!

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News in Poetry Good Grief
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, September 25, 2014 (08:17:59)

"I ATE A CHEESEBURGER / after your funeral / with our mutual friends." So writes Portland poet and comics writer Robyn Bateman in her latest chapbook, Dead As, conveying in three lines the uncomfortable, mundane details that follow death, when you'd rather stop all the clocks and cut off the telephone, but you still have to eat.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry Blogger's Collection Becomes a Bestseller
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, September 25, 2014 (03:46:39)

Tyler Knott Gregson's new poetry anthology has become a bestseller. The collection, entitled Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series , has appeared on the hardcover nonfiction lists at The Chicago Tribune and The Wall Street Journal .Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry That Has Punch
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (02:51:26)

Montreal-based poet and former Concordia student Greg Santos is releasing his second collection of poems, Rabbit Punch , challenging the conventions of poetry with a humorous twist. Link!

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Poems and Verse Tyler Knott Gregson's Poetry Cracks Best-Seller Lists
Posted by LostInTranslation on Friday, September 19, 2014 (12:13:54)

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, recently reached No. 4 on the Chicago Tribune's hardcover nonfiction list and No. 9 on The Wall Street Journal's. According to the publisher, there are 50,000 copies in print, with more in the works. Soon, the book will be sold at the women's clothing chain, Anthropologie.CLICK HERE for full story!

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Reviews Berkeley scholar offers revisioning of traditional holy days prayers, practices
Posted by RZS on Friday, September 19, 2014 (03:32:21)

Poetry News: ... There is no mention of God in Marcia Falk’s new book, “The Days Between: Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season.”

The book is a counterpart to the Berkeley-based author, poet and scholar’s “The Book of Blessings,” which has become a staple in progressive congregations worldwide. ...

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Reviews Review: 'Voices' draws attention to black poets
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (05:20:58)

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 slavery, celebrations of life and love, calls to religion and politics, ...

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Reviews Aimless Love, Reader and Poetry by Billy Collins
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (05:13:28)

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.



Full review here!


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Reviews Book review: Sailing The Forest: Selected Poems
Posted by RZS on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (02:15:34)

Robertson begins with New Gravity from A Painted Field. It has the intimacy and coldness one associates with his poetry, its riddling, wry eyebrow ("Under the oak, the fallen leaves / are pieces of the tree's jigsaw"), its fierce clarity and precise ...

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News in Poetry A Floating Library on the Hudson
Posted by zhaul on Friday, September 12, 2014 (21:38:29)

Poetry News: ... to a larger, conventional library, the collection is varied, filling crates stacked on their sides with novels, poetry, art and music books, manifestos, and more. Texts by Milan Kundera, Patti Smith, John Yau, Slavoj A1 2iA3 4ek, Tony Fletcher, and ...

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News in Poetry Poetry that Transforms Mindsets Compiled in New Xulon Book
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (22:12:39)

Within his new book, The Narrow Way Home: A Collection of Thought Provoking Poems, ($16.99, paperback, 9781628395563; $8.99, e-book, 9781628395570) Randolph Foltz shares with readers a refreshing perspective on daily matters, stemming from a lifetime of insight. Link!

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News in Poetry Dillon publishes new book of haiku
Posted by zhaul on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (17:50:56)

Poetry News:

"As We Are Known," from Bellowing Ark Press, follows three other books of his poetry published by the same press since 2003. In 2003, Red Moon Press published a book of his haiku.



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News in Poetry SBPRA is Pleased to Announce the Release of its Newest Title...
Posted by chameleon on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (13:28:19)

Author Jean Pluess-England shares the poetry that flowed directly from her heart and helped her find comfort through the grief of suddenly losing her parents. According to the author: "My inspiration for writing "Dedicated Poems to Our Loved Ones in Heaven" was due to my parents passing away suddenly.

Read the book announcement at PRWeb!


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News in Poetry New book 'Entre Deux Eux' is collection of inspired poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 (22:06:21)

CAMBRIDGE, England – Author Andrew Zolnai has written a collection of poetry in his new book, “Entre deux Eaux” (published by Xlibris UK). This collection of poems shows the author’s great passion for poetry and how it enabled him to wade between his French and Hungarian heritage.Link!

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News in Poetry The poems reveal an impressive intensity of experience
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 (22:05:22)

In this poetry collection we notice fine examples of impressive lyricism and true feeling. The poems are remarkable due to beautiful images and graceful expression.Link!

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News in Poetry Sumter, SC Author Publishes Collection of Poetry and Short Stories
Posted by chameleon on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 (11:29:27)

Poetry News: September 9, 2014 - "Straight from My Heart," a collection of poems and short stories by Teresa O'Neal Seebeck, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. To quote the author, "Life made me do it! For anyone who reads the pages of 'Straight from My Heart,' may it bring them a smile, or laughter, a fond memory, a warm peaceful feeling, a brief escape from a too hectic day, or maybe even a tear that has been held back too long." Most assuredly, this compilation will form a connection encouraging the reader to reminiscence about their past.

Read the full press release!


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News in Poetry Tygertygers New Book.
Posted by zhaul on Monday, September 08, 2014 (21:45:14)

Tygertyger member Peter Dome has a new book published. His first book and worth a look.

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Reviews Atwood combines realism and folkloric in 'Stone Mattress,' new collection of tal
Posted by chameleon on Monday, September 08, 2014 (11:43:06)

Margaret Atwood is a literary icon, and her latest book steps out into new territory. This review/interview at Weyburn Review explores both the book and the writer's views in depth. A great read! ...

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News in Poetry New book captures essence of growing up
Posted by Essex68 on Monday, September 08, 2014 (09:32:09)

In his new book titled "On Being Sixteen" , author Steve Paalz shows his passion for poetry while exhibiting all the thoughts, fears and anxieties of a sixteen year old boy. " On Being Sixteen " is a collection of poems written by a teenage author about growing up and what it means to be a teenager in the ever-changing modern world.

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Reviews Book Review: Poetry in Motion
Posted by chameleon on Sunday, September 07, 2014 (06:50:05)

Meet an emerging poet from Uganda, Ivan Mulumba, in this in-depth review from the Sunday Monitor.

The first time I saw the title of the book, it evoked in my mind an image of graceful movement. Poetry In Motion is an eclectic collection of 49 poems grouped in five parts, each devoted to a particular theme.

A poet's view of society's dynamics!


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News in Poetry Lynne Proctor Sancken's new book unravels beauty of 'The Midwest'
Posted by chameleon on Saturday, September 06, 2014 (14:56:04)

Author Lynne Proctor Sancken has been writing poems since the age of eight. Publishing her poems has been a bucket-list dream for some time now and finally, with the release of her poetry book, she can finally share them with the reading public. Her poetry is highly personal, with a mix of haiku and other forms. Self-published through XLibris

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News in Poetry Changing face of Blackburn subject of many poems by writer Mark Ward
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, September 06, 2014 (00:37:56)

A POET who takes his inspiration from the dramatically changing face of Blackburn is launching a new collection of his work. Mark Ward, who grew up in the Revidge area of the town, is already close to poetic inspiration in his job, as he works at Dove Cottage in the Lakeland village of Grasmere. Link!

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