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News in Poetry Poetry zealot challenges Sin City with words
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (02:52:54)

LAS VEGAS — The old poet is dressed in black, his platinum-blond hair rakishly moussed. He stands amid the hubbub, facing a stern test of his crafted words and carnival-barker delivery.Link!

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News in Poetry Marilyn Chin: Poet, Translator, Provocateur
Posted by mamta on Monday, July 28, 2014 (03:37:06)

Poetry News: A few weeks ago, on Centre Street-just north of Canal, the longtime boundary between Chinatown and the rest of Manhattan-I was on a panel, Re-imagining Asian American Poetry , at the Museum of Chinese in America .

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News in Poetry Bucket List Books: The poetry of T.S. Eliot
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, July 27, 2014 (00:08:29)

T.S. Eliot was born in America, moved to England in the early 1900s and became a citizen, then returned to America years later to teach at Harvard. Though considered one of the foremost poets of the 20th century, his writing is broad, including not only poetry, but also essays and plays. Link!

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News in Poetry Phoenix Poet Allyson Boggess: 100 Creatives
Posted by fogglethorpe on Friday, July 25, 2014 (15:00:00)

"I'm still figuring out how to balance my teaching life and my writing life," Boggess says. Boggess holds an MFA in poetry from ASU, was one of the 2013 winners of the City of Phoenix Streetscape Poetry Project, and is an unabashed morning person..

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News in Poetry The Anti-Eliot
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, July 25, 2014 (05:36:14)

It is hard to imagine that Trevor-Roper—one of Nature’s reactionaries-—would have had much time for the poetry of his contemporary Dylan Thomas, which bubbled and burbled and gurgled over the traces, defying any kind of classicism or rule-book, with a modernism quite distinct from that of T. S. Eliot or W. H. Auden. Link!

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News in Poetry On the superbly imaginative poetry of Pablo Neruda
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, July 24, 2014 (07:21:09)

Pablo Neruda’s vast and innumerable body of work is truly compelling... his prolific compositions are so rich in substance that his poetry lingers in the imagination long after it has been absorbed. A pioneering literary tour de force, Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971 and was known as 'the people's poet' in his day. Highly admired by his fellow countrymen, he came to be regarded as a speaker of formidable influence in Chilean society.Link!

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News in Poetry Famous Caernarfon poet Gerallt Lloyd Owen's last wish for Scottish independence
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (15:13:04)

Financial contributions made in memory of one of the most acclaimed Welsh poets of all time will be donated to the 'Yes' campaign in the Scottish referendum. Gerallt Lloyd Owen, a writer known for his unflinching political poetry, died on July 15 at the age of 69..

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News in Poetry A call for revolution, and romance: The poetry of Faiz
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (22:33:27)

Faiz (1911-84) more than held his place among this illustrious line-up of revolutionary-romantic poets including Allama Iqbal himself, Josh Malihabadi, Hasrat Mohani who originally gave the slogan Inquilab Zindabad but also penned Chupke Chupke Raat Din... - that splendid ode to the memory of one's first love and many other paladins of Urdu's Tariqqi-Pasand Tehreek or Progressive Movement.Link!

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News in Poetry Sandburg's poetry inspires patriotism
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, July 21, 2014 (23:07:01)

Carl Sandburg's poetry impressed me when I was a student at Johnson County High School.Link!

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News in Poetry CT - Wallace Stevens Home Back On Market After Plans For Purchase, Museum Fall T
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Saturday, July 19, 2014 (07:00:00)

Poetry News: ... Financial Services Group . Stevens, who lived in house from 1932 until his death in 1955, won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and National Book Award. A few years ago, The Hartford Friends of Wallace Stevens, a group of poets and poetry lovers, ...

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News in Poetry Caernarfon: Tributes paid to political poet Gerallt Lloyd Owen
Posted by fogglethorpe on Friday, July 18, 2014 (15:52:22)

..still from the S4C documentary Gerallt which won top award at the 2014 Celtic Media Festival Folk singer and language campaigner Dafydd Iwan said Mr Owen's "poetry will always speak to Wales.."

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News in Poetry NC's controversial poet laureate resigns
Posted by fogglethorpe on Friday, July 18, 2014 (15:35:04)

RALEIGH — Valerie Macon, whose appointment as North Carolina poet laureate sparked outrage among the state’s writerly class, has resigned from the post less than a week after Gov. Pat McCrory appointed her..

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News in Poetry Tributes paid to Welsh poetry great
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, July 18, 2014 (10:45:54)

TRIBUTES have been paid to one of Wales’ greatest poets. Gerallt Lloyd Owwn who was originally from Sarnau near Bala died yesterday after a short illness. He won the chair at the National Eisteddfod two times in 1975 and 1982.Link!

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News in Poetry Zimbabwe: Making a Living As a Zimbabwean Poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, July 18, 2014 (10:35:57)

Zimbabwean poet Tendai Maduwa doesn't offer his poetry "free of charge", as he puts it. "I commercialise my services just like any other artist." "I became a poet simply because I was born as one; to me, poetry is not something that I needed to go to university to study," says Tendai Maduwa (1989) who was born in Mutoko, a rural district in Zimbabwe's Mashonaland East Province, 143 kilometres east of the capital Harare.Link!

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News in Poetry NC gov defends his self-published poet laureate
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, July 17, 2014 (07:47:37)

North Carolina's governor, facing criticism that he bypassed a traditional selection process in choosing a poet laureate with only two self-published books to her name, said Wednesday he seeks to give opportunities to those who aren't part of "elite groups."

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News in Poetry poetry scholar offers new perspective on Chinese poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, July 17, 2014 (06:06:09)

Li Qingzhao was an anomaly in a literary world dominated by men. One of China's best-known poets, she wrote during the Song Dynasty in the 12th century, when Chinese women would have been actively discouraged from writing. Yet she was determined to create a place for herself in the male literary tradition.Link!

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News in Poetry Bush poet wins Australian Bush Poetry female championships
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, July 17, 2014 (06:02:27)

A special education teacher from Violet Town is winning accolades in her bid to preserve Australian slang and lingo. Rhonda Tallnash took up bush poetry four years ago and this month won the female Queensland State Performance Championships in Bundaberg.Link!

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News in Poetry Author's travels explore Chinese roots
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (10:25:17)

Venus Tan, a 76-year-old author and Richmond resident, has returned to China a total of 12 times in an attempt to uncover the roots of Chinese civilization and satisfy her passion for what she calls “lifelong education.” In her latest book, Xi’an Wo DuXing, she chronicles her most recent trip back to China in 2012 where she journeyed to understand her own cultural heritage in Shanxi. Link!

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News in Poetry Prominent Welsh language poet dies
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (10:24:00)

One of the Welsh language's most prominent poets, Gerallt Lloyd Owen, has died following a short illness. Born in Sarnau, Gwynedd, he won the Urdd Eisteddfod three times and the National Eisteddfod chair twice. Link!

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News in Poetry The Poet's Poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (22:46:41)

Everyone who knew poet and beloved teacher Allen Grossman, PhD’60, knows the fantasy echo story. Even those who didn’t know the man know the story.Link!

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News in Poetry Benicia welcomes new poetry leader
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (08:10:23)

BENICIA >> Don Peery considers himself a "common person" who has a passion for poetry. "Poetry is something that I could not not do," Peery, 74, said. But this "commoner" has been appointed Benicia's newest poet laureate, succeeding Lois Requist. who completed the two-year term this month.Link!

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News in Poetry Fuquay-Varina woman named N.C. poet laureate
Posted by fogglethorpe on Monday, July 14, 2014 (15:06:32)

Poetry News: Macon has published two collections of poetry.."Shelf Life" in 2011 and "Sleeping Rough" in 2014, both of which have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize..

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News in Poetry McCrory appoints Fuquay-Varina's Valeria Macon as NC's new poet laureate
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Monday, July 14, 2014 (08:00:00)

Poetry News: ... Joseph Bathanti in the 2-year position. Macon has lived in the state 35 years and has published several books of poetry, including Shelf Life, portrays the joys and the sorrows of life. In her new role, Macon will likely work on a long-term project ...

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News in Poetry Nigeria: Nobel Laureate in Literature Wole Soyinka Turns 80
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Monday, July 14, 2014 (07:15:00)

Poetry News: ... group to which he belonged, the Yoruba being one of Nigeria's three large ethnic groups. Literature - prose and poetry - is the medium through which Soyinka seeks to transmit these influences on his life. "I suspect that I probably come from a long ...

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News in Poetry Times, Barnes & Noble in Brandon hosting salute to Maya Angelou
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, July 10, 2014 (09:20:05)

Jesse Jackson said, "When she spoke, people listened. When she wrote, people read." Oprah Winfrey said, "She moved through the world with unshakable calm, confidence and a fierce grace."Link!

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