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Reviews 'Subway Stories' art and poetry inspired by underground New York City
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (02:00:12)

Poetry News: In "Subway Stories" the artwork of Sophocles Plokamakis and the poems of Apostolos Anagnostopoulos create a unique snapshot of the New York City subway system. Inanimate objects speak, and the little dramas subway riders experience every day are played out in vignettes more like flash fiction pieces than poems.

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News in Poetry Celebrating Shel Silverstein: Five Book Birthdays
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:36:26)

Poetry News: ... Don't Bump the Glump! , Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? and A Giraffe and a Half all celebrate 50 years in print, and poetry collection Where the Sidewalk Ends (which also has sales of 10 million copies) turns 40. In February, the publisher kicked off ...

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Reviews Book Review: 'Unveiling the Mind': Poems
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:26:41)

Poetry News: I like to think of poetry as open-heart surgery; the poet opens his or her heart and out comes words and images to comfort or disturb you. Sometimes the comforting is disturbing, but that's what poetry is all about to me: a crystalizing of thoughts and ideas that rearranges everything.

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News in Poetry 'Through These Lenses' by Apostolos Anagnostopoulos
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (21:28:49)

“Through These Lenses” by Apostolos Anagnostopoulos is a poetry collection of emotional sincerity by an up and coming Greek-American writer. These personal poems demonstrate a brave voice forged by struggle and brimming with potential. Link!

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News in Poetry the Book Mark | New fiction highlight of October's books
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (01:50:29)

Ted Kooser, a former Poet Laureate of the United States, has, after 10 years, finally released the follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize-winning “Delights and Shadows.” - See more at: www.queenannenews.com/...uD0bL.dpufLink!

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News in Poetry New anthology investigates human relationships with water
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (01:14:18)

MotesBooks has released the fourth volume in the Motif anthology series. The volume is titled, Seeking Its Own Level: An Anthology of Writings about Water.Link!

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News in Poetry Trendsetter of modern poems
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (22:01:20)

Naseer Ahmed Nasir is one of the most eminent, distinct, cultured and thought provoking Urdu poets from Pakistan. He is considered as a trend setter poet of modern Urdu nazms among his contemporaries. According to Abdullah Hussein his poetry contains not just keeping in touch with recent events but a bunch of novelties of simile and metaphors which are alarmingly fresh and creative. His deathless poetry will keep giving hope to generations whom we do not even know and will never see.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry anthology explores themes of exile and homesickness
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (21:58:52)

The Emma Press invites poets from all over the world to submit works and Gill and John's poems were selected out of more than 200 entries Gill Learner and John Froy join 26 other poets in the Press's poetry anthology, Homesickness and Exile. A charming little blue book with a wistful boat sketching on the front, Homesickness and Exile is filled with longing, hope, history and nostalgia.Link!

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News in Poetry Legacy of Scottish war poet to be celebrated
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (21:51:02)

ACADEMICS hope to restore the fortunes of a forgotten Scottish ‘battle bard’ who once ranked alongside the world’s most famous war poets. The poems Joseph Lee sent back from the trenches in World War One put him on par with the poets Wilfred Owen and Seigfried Sassoon but while their work grew in stature following the conflict, his faded from view.Link!

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News in Poetry Poet Mari Garcia Debuts New Book
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 17, 2014 (09:30:36)

"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. It houses her feelings, her experiences and her dreams in an enthralling collection of expressive verse.Link!

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News in Poetry a oeIn my lifetime I have seen many thingsa
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, October 13, 2014 (09:19:25)

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- through 12th-grade boys and young men of color from the south Sacramento area.Link!

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News in Poetry Ayna poetry collection published in Baku
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 12, 2014 (01:21:13)

A collection of poems by Dalga Khatinoglu, the head of Trend Agency's Iran News Service, has recently been published in Baku.Link!

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News in Poetry Philosophy Poet Publishes Poetry Perfection
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 11, 2014 (23:48:46)

As much as some critics like to claim poetry as a dead art form, it still resides and thrives in hearts of some Sacramento art-lovers. While general readership in America might be down, the production of new poetry is at a definite high. For published poet and Sacramento State student Gary Aleks, poetry is a way to express himself and his ideas in a new and challenging way.Link!

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News in Poetry Poet Claudia Rankine ruminates on the body politic in 'Citizen'
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 10, 2014 (23:45:20)

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 Pomona College, the 51-year-old poet relies on laughter as punctuation, a way to express the physical force, the longing, of a dislocation that can never fully be put into words.Link!

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News in Poetry Heaven and Other Poems
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 10, 2014 (00:12:08)

Acclaimed playwright, author and director Israel Horovitz has spent a lifetime crafting story arcs for the stage, screen and his readers’ imaginations. Now 75, he’s published his first book of poetry, offering a collection of compelling verse that, written throughout his lifetime, echoes the story of his life.Link!

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News in Poetry Unseen Szymborska poems hit shelves
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 (21:33:38)

WARSAW (AFP) ― Nobel literature laureate Wislawa Szymborska’s earliest poems will hit the shelves Wednesday in her native Poland in a posthumous collection of mostly never-before-seen work, her publisher said. The “Black Song” collection features poems of varying quality written by the 1996 Nobel laureate when she was just starting out in the 1940s, according to Znak publishing house chief Henryk Wozniakowski.Link!

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News in Poetry New Canberra based boutique publisher
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 (05:30:21)

CAPITAL REFLECTIONS is a collection of poetry and thoughts from contemporary Canberran and ex-Canberran authors, poets, musicians and artists. Rather than simply recounting the features of the National Capital, CAPITAL REFLECTIONS instead provides an insight into how the authors have been shaped by the social, economic and cultural conditions of the city over the years.Link!

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News in Poetry M.S. Yousafzai's New Poetry Collection To Be Showcased at Shanghai Intl. Childre
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, October 06, 2014 (06:25:55)

M.S. Yousafzai’s new poetry collection, “The Chasing Glance: The Expression Garden” (published by AuthorHouse), will be featured at the 2014 Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair. Link!

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News in Poetry Professor Righteous provokes thoughts through poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, October 06, 2014 (06:23:35)

Professor Righteous gathers his thoughts and emotions and casts them into a series of powerful words. “Can’t be Soul(ed) Out” (published by Xlibris) is a collection of poetry that strives to make readers reflect on life; to accept its realities, to bask in its energy, to face its avalanche of trials.Link!

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News in Poetry Goose River Anthology' is out
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 05, 2014 (08:24:22)

Waldoboro — Goose River Press has announced the publication of the 12th annual “Goose River Anthology,” featuring more than 80 talented writers, many of which are from Maine.Link!

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News in Poetry Devotional poet Donna Thorpe: 'God got me through'
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 05, 2014 (01:02:19)

Thorpe’s new book of devotional poems is called “From Darkness To Light.” Her poetry follows her own path out of darkness to a state of illumination.Link!

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News in Poetry Great-grandad publishes poetry collection to raise money for his church
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 04, 2014 (09:54:17)

Gordon Crosby, 86, has lived in Eccleston all his life and has collected a selection of his prose into a book titled 'Memories in Verse' with all proceeds going towards the Christ Church building and restoration fund. The great-grandfather says he is happy to do all he can to help the church that he has attended for 80 years.Link!

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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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