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News in Poetry Beatrix Gates blurs the line between life and art - ME
Posted by induce on Friday, August 22, 2014 (01:05:38)

Poetry News: Founded the Granite Press out of "the old canning factory building" in Penobscot, publishing works including poetry by Grace Paley and a bilingual anthology by Central American women poets in 1987. : Central American Women Poets for Peace.

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News in Poetry A Sense of Life Ending
Posted by induce on Friday, August 22, 2014 (00:57:20)

Poetry News: They're currently choosing poems by Samuel Johnson and Thom Gunn from a recent anthology of poetry about London. And Karl recites bits of "Tam o' Shanter" and "To a Mouse" by Robert Burns. Sometimes he sings.

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News in Poetry Elder Poetry Interlude: Tall Woman Looking
Posted by LostInTranslation on Thursday, August 21, 2014 (13:06:19)

Poetry News: ... at the instigation of his father Doug Peters who, writes Dan, is a "HUGE fan" of Time Goes By and often mentions the poetry featured here. The book is "Tall Woman Looking" by Dorothy Trogdon who lives on Orcas Island in the San Juans, and much of ...

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News in Poetry Richard Dauenhauer 1942-2014
Posted by induce on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (21:57:49)

Poetry News: The poem I posted seems now also to me a good one and hope that you may enjoy it. +Seraphim

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News in Poetry Iranian poet Simin Behbahani passes away
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (16:06:53)

Iranian poet Simin Behbahani passed away in a hospital in Tehran on Tuesday, at age of 87..

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News in Poetry Palestinian Druze poet Samih al-Qasim dies at 75
Posted by induce on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (12:02:00)

Poetry News: Issam Khuri, a novelist and close family friend, told AFP. He was best known for his nationalist poetry in which he passionately defended the rights and identity of Israel's Palestinian minority. He was known as a "resistance poet".

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News in Poetry Report: Famed Iranian poet Behbahani dies at 87
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (07:30:00)

Poetry News: ... problems, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported. Behbahani, born Simin Khalili on July 20, 1927, saw her poetry often used by Iranian singers as the basis for love songs. Her poems came in a variety of styles, far from classical and routine ...

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News in Poetry Palestinian Druze poet Samih al-Qasim dies at 75
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (06:21:13)

Samih al-Qasim, a Palestinian Druze poet known across the Arab world for his nationalist writing, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, a family friend said. He was 75. Link!

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News in Poetry 'Lioness of Iran' Behbahani dies at 87
Posted by induce on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (00:23:53)

Poetry News: ... Using a 1,100-year lyrical form of poetry known as the ghazal. "It's an amazing index of those yearnings, and aspirations and disappointments following the revolution," ...

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News in Poetry Poet Known As The 'Lioness of Iran' Dies At 87
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 (17:53:43)

Poetry News: ... lamenting on the lack of freedom of expression through the ages. For six decades, many Iranians found refuge in her poetry as a way to nurture their hunger for dialogue, peace, human rights and equality. Farzaneh Milani, who teaches Persian ...

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News in Poetry Lioness of Iran' Dies at 87: August 19, 2014
Posted by LostInTranslation on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 (17:50:33)

Poetry News: ... the hopeful and later deflated moods of contemporary Iran after the revolution, using a 1,100-year lyrical form of poetry known as the ghazal. "It's an amazing index of those yearnings, and aspirations and disappointments following the revolution," ...

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News in Poetry 'Birth of a New Breed': an interview wit' rhyme slayer Ms. Incredible aka TaLea
Posted by induce on Saturday, August 16, 2014 (07:54:42)

Poetry News:

TaLea Monet, aka Ms. Incredible, is an MC based in Frisco's Hunters Point with skills and a very distinct voice.



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News in Poetry Column: Indiana's first nationally popular poet largely forgotten by Hoosiers
Posted by induce on Saturday, August 16, 2014 (05:54:50)

Poetry News: Sarah T. Bolton was the first Hoosier poet to gain national fame. Her poetry "was known everywhere," the canoe poem was set to music and translated into a dozen foreign languages.

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In the Traditional Media No easy stroll to freedom for SA poetry's restless howler
Posted by Essex68 on Saturday, August 16, 2014 (03:10:00)

Poetry News: ... (Sosibo again) is to overlook that deep humanity, self-reflexive irony and wicked humour that has characterised his poetry since his first "ranthology", 1990's Horns for Hondo . As always in Rampolokeng's verse, a metaphysical wit leavens his often ...

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Current Poetic Events Hoboken Historical Museum names Danny Shot as poet in residence
Posted by induce on Friday, August 15, 2014 (21:46:36)

Poetry News: ... (NJ)," the museum has named organizer Danny Shot as its first poet in residence. Shot will organize a series of poetry events showcasing local poets and paying homage to famed poets starting this November.
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News in Poetry It's bright and clear
Posted by Essex68 on Friday, August 15, 2014 (03:25:00)

Poetry News: ... out of hell." The irony of all this is he had Satan speaking these words. Do our children read and study great epic poetry or the writings of Aristotle or the ideas and ideals recorded by students of Socrates? Where can we read what Jesus said, ...

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News in Poetry Through the eyes of a poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, August 14, 2014 (22:14:53)

Rabindranath Tagore once described Jibanananda Das' poems as “Chitraroopomoy” (painting-like imagery). Eminent poet and ambidextrous litterateur Syed Shamsul Haq recently recited his poetry at the Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct amidst the evocative ambience of paintings by master painter SM Sultan of whom the poet cherishes many fond memoriesLink!

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News in Poetry Docs Can Write More Than PrescriptionsBy Gabriel Weston
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 14, 2014 (12:11:57)

Poetry News: ... then that many of the greatest writers have been doctors. And while these writer-physicians have often chosen poetry or drama over fiction as their preferred form, there are also enough examples of physicians who have written novels that, when I ...

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News in Poetry Poet Amy Lowell revived at the Mount
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 14, 2014 (11:39:35)

[code]Poetry News: ... and talking late at night. She was a stout woman with elegant hands and feet and a light dance step. She wrote erotic poetry and exuberant lines about herself in the bathtub: "I lie back and laugh and let the green-white water, the sun-flawed beryl ...

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News in Poetry Alanna Bondar, PhD:
Posted by induce on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (21:33:44)

Poetry News: ... Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick, where her advisor was the Governor-General's Award and Griffin Poetry Prize winning poet and writer, Dr. Don McKay. Alanna's Ph. D. dissertation is entitled Greening the green space: exploring ...

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News in Poetry UK- Former Worcester schoolboy made porcelain museum's resident poet
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (14:10:11)

Ben Parker, who took up poetry writing just 10 years ago, has been named poet in residence at the Museum of Royal Worcester in Severn Street. The museum details the history of ceramics production in Worcester at the former Royal Worcester porcelain factory..

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In the Traditional Media Derek Walcott documentary 'Poetry is an Island' screens Sunday at Karamu House
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (14:01:49)

Poetry News: Derek Walcott contemplates his influences in "Poetry is an Island, Derek Walcott."

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News in Poetry Armenian Poetess Metakse Dies Aged 88
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (07:07:17)

Armenian poetess, writer and translator Metakse died on August 10, at the age of 88. By a decision of Armenia's Prime Minister, a government commission will be set up to organize the funeral of the poetess, Culture Ministry said.Link!

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News in Poetry Lemonade Ladies poetry collection....welcome home
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (04:46:09)

Poetry News: Christy Arnold is a proud Lemonade Lady and writer of poetry. When you first meet Christy, she is quiet, and appears to be shy.

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News in Poetry Poet Merwin views old age with curiosity
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, August 11, 2014 (23:09:47)

He is 86 years old, his eyesight is failing and much of his recent work reads like a man saying goodbye. But W.S. Merwin continues to write poems; he cannot help himself.Link!

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