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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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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.



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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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