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News in Poetry Bly comes out for Poetry Month, and the poets come out for Bly
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 17, 2014 (15:00:00)

He was in good form Tuesday night, our Mr. Bly, Minnesota's most famous poet--funny and crotchety, coming alive, as he always has, for poetry. Though he is 87 now and growing frail, he declined the comfortable easy chair that had been set at the front of the room for him..

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News in Poetry Mervyn Morris first Jamaican Poet Laureate since Independence
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (16:28:48)

PROFESSOR Emeritus at the University of the West Indies (UWI), 76-year-old Mervyn Eustace Morris, was yesterday named Jamaica's first Poet Laureate since independence in 1962..

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News in Poetry Utah poet lays down law to boys who may one day date his daughter
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (15:38:42)

Poetry News: The Salt Lake City father took to the stage at this year's College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational to run down how he's been preparing to meet the kid who eventually hooks up with his little girl.

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News in Poetry Camoens Monument
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (22:17:46)

Luís Vaz de Camões (1524-1580), ometimes rendered in English as Camoens, is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads). Link!

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News in Poetry Goodbye to Malay writer, poet and artist Abdul Ghani Abdul Hamid
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (07:16:23)

The Malay arts scene lost a giant over the weekend with the death of literary pioneer Abdul Ghani Abdul Hamid The Cultural Medallion winner, who died on his 81st birthday on April 13, was a renowned writer, poet and artist. Link!

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News in Poetry Don Walker: Oz rock poet
Posted by mamta on Sunday, April 13, 2014 (15:44:31)

I'm some guy walking around with a notebook, and pumping out the poetry - and there are people like that, but I certainly can't," he laughs. "I just float along, doing real life, which doesn't often ...

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News in Poetry Crash Victim Marina Keegan's Essays Compiled In New Book
Posted by fogglethorpe on Saturday, April 12, 2014 (15:00:00)

Her range in writing forms was extensive, says Fadiman, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, literary criticism, plays and even a musical. At the time of her death she was developing "Independents,"..

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News in Poetry The lyrical poetry of Rich Villar
Posted by fogglethorpe on Saturday, April 12, 2014 (15:00:00)

Now it’s about two years later and Villar has published a book that won Willow Books Literature Awards, and so they published this book titled Comprehending Forever..

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In the Traditional Media Saying The Unsayable - The Poetry Of Jennifer Militello
Posted by fogglethorpe on Friday, April 11, 2014 (16:28:47)

In honor of National Poetry month, NHPR's Sean Hurley is introducing us to a New Hampshire poet every Friday. Today we hear from Jennifer Militello. The Goffstown native has recently published her second book of poetry - "Body Thesaurus."

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News in Poetry UK- Young poetry champion inspired by old typewriter
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 10, 2014 (14:41:51)

Poetry News: Ten-year-old Choka Ayunga, pictured with her parents and the typewriter, was presented with the first prize for the museum's Junior Literary Competition, for her poem entitled The Typewriter That Hides Upstairs.

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News in Poetry Poet Dylan Thomas' work comes home
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 10, 2014 (13:28:48)

A rarely seen love letter written by Wales' most famous poet will be displayed in his hometown for the first time. The short but sweet note from Dylan Thomas to wife Caitlin, scribbled on the back of a bank stub, will be returned to Swansea..

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News in Poetry Korean-American poet receives Walt Whitman Award
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 10, 2014 (13:27:00)

Hannah Sanghee Park has won the Walt Whitman Award, the Academy of American Poets announced Wednesday. Her book, “The Same-Different,” will be released next year by Louisiana State University. The poetry academy will purchase thousands of copies and distribute them to its members..

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Current Poetic Events Eavan Boland talks about her new work
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, April 10, 2014 (13:03:58)

Boland will appear at 7 p.m April 10 in Buttrick Hall at Vanderbilt University as part of the Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series. The event is free and open to the public..

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News in Poetry NC poet laureate to hold readings throughout April
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 (14:21:32)

Joseph Bathanti has written a poem called "Joe-Joe" that he'll read at free events, starting Tuesday at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. He'll also appear during April at events in Asheville, Boone, Warrenton, High Point, Wentworth, Tryon, Pittsboro and Hickory..

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News in Poetry Stafford left his mark on poetry
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 (14:18:49)

For poetry lovers in Oregon, all of 2014 is a time of celebration, as it’s the centennial year of the birth of the late William Stafford, former Oregon Poet Laureate and longtime teacher at Lewis and Clark College..

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News in Poetry Wit, wisdom of Carl Sandburg to be on display in Colorado Springs
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 (07:49:00)

It was billed as "the big event of the year" when in 1929, Carl Sandburg, "the poet of the people," came to Colorado Springs to present one of his multimedia recitals. It lived up to the high expectations of fans of the man considered America's most famous living poet at the time. Link!

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News in Poetry Poet's latest collection is born of 'the stepchild hour'
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 (07:47:42)

Haunted by what he has and has not said, Charles Wright pens a poetry of urgent expectation. His verse moves effortlessly from image to emotion to gnomic maxims about life and death. In them, he traces the lineaments of transcendence with delicacy and desire, humility and regret. Link!

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News in Poetry April is Poetry Month: Dan Chiasson's 'Opening Lines'
Posted by fogglethorpe on Sunday, April 06, 2014 (14:57:46)

Three for the price of one: here are three sections excerpted from Dan Chiasson's poem "Opening Lines." The poem appears in Bicentennial , a book about how we experience time, fatherhood, and the culture of American boyhood..

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News in Poetry The 504: Former Councilman Brod Bagert penning poetry
Posted by fogglethorpe on Sunday, April 06, 2014 (14:54:02)

Poetry News: Former politician turned poet talks about his career penning 17 poetry books and the upcoming events where you can meet him.

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News in Poetry Rwandan stories inspire Michigan poet, professor
Posted by fogglethorpe on Sunday, April 06, 2014 (14:45:20)

Apol returned to Rwanda numerous times to write her own poetry after the workshops concluded. The poems will be published by MSU Press in "Requiem, Rwanda," Apol's third published collection..

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News in Poetry John Donne
Posted by mamta on Sunday, April 06, 2014 (05:52:40)

Poetry News: He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets . His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets , love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams , elegies , songs, satires and sermons .

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News in Poetry National Poetry Month, 2014 Dr. Maya Angelou
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, April 05, 2014 (23:20:20)

Born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928, Author and Poet, Maya Angelou is one of the most influential people of our times. She has written 10 novels, earn the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, in addition to writing and lecturing throughout the U.S.A. and abroad.Link!

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News in Poetry National Poetry Month - Spencer Reece
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, April 05, 2014 (23:19:07)

Reece has a fascinating biography. For years, he worked as a sales associate at Brooks Brothers; his first collection of poems was called The Clerk's Tale, alluding both to Chaucer and to his own experiences in the world of commerce. Now, he's an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church. His new collection of poetry, The Road to Emmaus, has just come from FSG. It's a superb work, channeling James Merrill and Elizabeth Bishop, examining the struggles of a life of vocation in language that is light, supple, and memorable.Link!

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News in Poetry Sudan- Mahjoub Sharif: a secular prophet
Posted by fogglethorpe on Saturday, April 05, 2014 (15:00:00)

Mahjoub wrote poems for freedom, crisp, pregnant with music, witty, agitating, but always didactic. He proverbially breathed poems, till his very last breath at his Omdurman home on Wednesday 2 April at the age of sixty six..

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News in Poetry Maya Angelou
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, April 05, 2014 (02:32:43)

Maya Angelou (/ˈmaɪ.ə ˈændʒəloʊ/;[1][2] born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928) is an American author and poet. She has published seven autobiographies, five books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years. She has received dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. Link!

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