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News in Poetry Recovering the New-Ark: Amiri Baraka's Lost Chronicle of Black Power
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (15:15:00)

In The New-Ark, Baraka depicts Black Power activism and organizing in a city devastated not just by media-sensationalized riots, but by decades of chronic racial injustice, sutured into the very textures and structures of everyday life..

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Current Poetic Events WA- Local authors string together poems at Village Books in Bellingham
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (15:15:30)

Local authors Luther Allen, Allen Frost, Nancy Pagh, Paul Piper, and Sheila Sondik will "string" poems together based on some common element from the preceding poem..

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News in Poetry The poet who welcomed war
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (15:11:44)

Eulogised in the Times by an admiring Winston Churchill as ‘one of England’s noblest sons’ and made a poster boy for the self-sacrifice of the generation of 1914, Rupert Brooke’s most famous poem, ‘The Soldier’, speaks of his coming death with the longing language of ‘The Great Lover’ that Brooke saw himself as embodying..

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News in Poetry Poet raising funds for adoptee poetry project
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (16:14:16)

When Seattle-based Korean adoptee Laura Wachs reached adulthood, the usual freedom to party was not the first thing on her mind. “I’ve written poetry since middle school. I’ve loved it my entire life. ... When I turned 21, it wasn’t the booze I was excited about. I wanted to go to my first poetry slam,” she said. “I did, and I’ve been going ever since.”

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News in Poetry Hampton Roads resident Hollis Pruitt's poetic legacy
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (15:57:43)

The Hampton Roads writing community is mourning the loss of local poet and educator Hollis E. Pruitt who died on April 14..

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News in Poetry Top 5 obscure American poets for National Poetry Month
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (15:56:23)

Poetry News: April is National Poetry Month , first inaugurated in the United States by the Academy of American Poets in 1996.

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Current Poetic Events Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins to speak at CLC
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (15:54:49)

Poetry News: The poetry reading will be at noon in the CLC Chalberg Theater, and will be followed by a book signing, meet and greet, and workshop for anyone interested in hearing him speak about poetry, creativity, and imagination .

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News in Poetry The Prisoner Poet...the Story of James Lewisohn
Posted by fogglethorpe on Monday, April 21, 2014 (15:53:10)

Poetry News: April is Poetry Month so I thought I'd bring you a story about a poet you may not know or remember who lived among us in Maine for a time.

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News in Poetry Tim McNulty: a poet and naturalist in love with the Olympic Mountains
Posted by fogglethorpe on Monday, April 21, 2014 (15:52:53)

His newest book, "Ascendance," is a collection of poems reflecting daily life with his family, his young daughter interacting with the wide world, his own noticings while up on Sourdough Mountain or while standing in front of a Morris Graves painting..

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News in Poetry UK- Mystery of tragic poet's final weeks before death
Posted by fogglethorpe on Monday, April 21, 2014 (15:44:41)

Martin Lucas, who had a degree in English literature, a Masters in religious studies and a PhD in Japanese poetry, vanished late at night from his home 
in Fishergate, Preston, on March 21..

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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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