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News in Poetry Renowned Vancouver slam poet dead at 36
Posted by induce on Sunday, August 31, 2014 (09:37:43)

Poetry News: Chris Gilpin, the executive director of Vancouver Poetry House, said Jackson had an incredible passion for youth arts education and writing poetry.

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News in Poetry This is where my life is' - Korea
Posted by induce on Saturday, August 30, 2014 (06:14:09)

Poetry News: Brother Anthony, who has published 30 books of English translations of Korean poetry and fiction, embarked on translating Korean poetry in 1988.

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News in Poetry Carriageworks Theatre Presents Threnody for the Sky Children, 9/18 - UK
Posted by induce on Saturday, August 30, 2014 (04:44:29)

Poetry News: Jack Dean is a Yorkshire-based performer who has carried his love of verse to many places, including the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, Latitude Festival, the Radio 4 National Poetry Slam and a male beauty contest in Hackney.

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News in Poetry Natasha Trethewey archive finds home at Emory
Posted by induce on Saturday, August 30, 2014 (04:34:27)

Poetry News: The 19th Poet Laureate of the United States between 2012 and 2014. She is author of four collections of poetry: "Domestic Work," "Thrall," "Bellocq's Ophelia," and "Native Guard," which received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.

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News in Poetry Author shares writing background, advice in New Canaan
Posted by induce on Saturday, August 30, 2014 (04:19:44)

Poetry News: Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, speaks about his work at New Canaan Library in New Canaan, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

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News in Poetry Eugenia Loyster, 1917 - 2014
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 28, 2014 (17:42:42)

Poetry News: Eugenia Loyster, a 23-year resident of Point Reyes Station, a longtime member of the Mainstreet Moms and a voracious reader who wrote sparse but striking poetry, died this month at 96 years old.

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News in Poetry Obituary: Simin Behbahani
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 28, 2014 (17:41:26)

Poetry News: EVEN as a child, she knew how poetry should sound. The rhythm of the rhyme her teacher gave her to recite-"I am a yellow rose, the Sultan of all the flowers, the Sultan of all the flowers"-was wrong.

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News in Poetry Open to Love: Mark Nepo, Author of Reduced to Joy, Featured for His Inspirationa
Posted by zhaul on Thursday, August 28, 2014 (13:26:46)

Poetry News: ... are exhausted of our differences until our hearts are opened to realize that we are at heart the same." His prose and poetry teach readers "how to uncover that original center and how to live there once it is restored." Auburn Hills, MI September ...

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News in Poetry Robert Hass Wins $100K Poetry Prize
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 28, 2014 (07:13:57)

Poetry News: ... the 2014 Wallace Stevens Award. The award, given annually to "recognize outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry," comes $100,000. Hass served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997, and in addition to the Pulitzer, his ...

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News in Poetry Ukiah poet Linda Noel's reflections on life and poetry
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 28, 2014 (07:09:39)

Poetry News: "Because I have been so touched by hearing the written words of poetry spoken, I always want to provide that experience for others; it can be a life- altering experience, poet Linda Noel says.

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News in Poetry Robert Hass wins $100,000 Wallace Stevens Award
Posted by wordsmithwannabe on Thursday, August 28, 2014 (07:00:00)

Poetry News: ... is given annually by the Academy of American Poets in recognition of "outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry." Hass, a 73-year-old native of San Francisco, is a former poet laureate of the United States; he served from 1995 to 1997. He ...

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Current Poetic Events UK- On the right track for Wilfred Owen recital
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (14:16:24)

THE work of First World War poet Wilfred Owen will be recited during a special performance at New Brighton railway station this weekend. To mark the centenary of World War One, St Helens actor Phil Gwilliam will read Owen's poetry to passing commuters at the station that Wilfred himself is thought to have used many times..

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News in Poetry Ahmed Faraz remembered
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (06:42:58)

Poetry News: ... received six foreign awards for his literary contribution. Known for building on the themes of beauty and love, the poetry of Faraz was also used by famous singers of the subcontinent, making his work ever popular among the public. Mehdi Hasan lent ...

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News in Poetry Scott Andrew Christensen's poetry sings simply
Posted by zhaul on Monday, August 25, 2014 (23:39:02)

Poetry News: When this outstanding book of poetry, printed in England, arrived by FedEx from Saudi Arabia, sent by a creative Nova Scotian, born in Truro, who works halfway around the world teaching English, I was somehow sad and glad at the same time.

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News in Poetry Gene Chague: Poet Kilmer once wrote about the Berkshires
Posted by zhaul on Monday, August 25, 2014 (23:23:20)

Poetry News: ... kids back in the 1940s and 1950s had to learn that poem and recite it in class. I don't know if kids even learn poetry in school any more. But I digress. It is obvious that he (Alfred Joyce Kilmer) lived in or visited the North Berkshires, because ...

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News in Poetry Cedar Grove resident uses poetry to cope, inspire
Posted by zhaul on Monday, August 25, 2014 (23:22:01)

Poetry News: For Cedar Grove resident Linda Cronin, poetry can help tell a story. It can allow her to cope with personal experiences.

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News in Poetry Prize-winning poet still at work at age 86
Posted by Essex68 on Sunday, August 24, 2014 (10:07:29)

Poetry News: ... NY- two red-eye flights, I was absolutely exhausted. But in the middle of the night, I woke up with a line and a half of poetry to write." Speaking by phone from his house on the island of Maui in Hawaii, Merwin said he hopes to finish at least another ...

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News in Poetry The Dylan Thomas party is still going strong
Posted by Essex68 on Saturday, August 23, 2014 (09:39:04)

Poetry News: ... of Education and Skills. Many more are expected to take part in the autumn when we will be partnering with National Poetry Day for Dylan's Great Poem, an online event to help poets Owen Sheers and Mari George create a 100-line bilingual epic written ...

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News in Poetry Summer fun brings back poetic memories of lido's early days
Posted by induce on Friday, August 22, 2014 (06:25:55)

Poetry News: Poetry was a hobby throughout her life, and Hazel wrote several pieces, including one about her fond memories of her hometown.

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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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