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News in Poetry Poetry of connections, and disconnections
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:27:14)

Mimi Khalavati stumbled across her flair for poetry during a scriptwriting workshop. “Upon pursuing it further, I was overwhelmed by my ignorance,” she said. At "Powerful Voices" at the lawn of the Bangla Academy on the opening day of Hay, she explained that poetry is a sophisticated and difficult artLink!

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News in Poetry Meet Adjei Adjei-Baah, the Ghanaian Poet who Won the Japan-Russia Poetry Contest
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (06:30:43)

A young student in the Teacher Training College was looking for an easy way out. So when he had to submit a creative assignment, he quickly copied an existing children’s rhyme and submitted it. But his good teacher rejected the copied work and forced the young man to compose an original poem. That singular move is what sparked a love for poetry in Adjei Adjei-Baah and made a young man discover a whole new world of words, wisdom and wonder.Link!

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News in Poetry How to gain immortality
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 13, 2014 (03:18:04)

Chaucer, perhaps best known for his title, Father of English Poetry, and his summative works, often employed bawdy and satirical undertones. With an ear for exquisite lyrical metrics and a seemingly never-ending capacity for wit, Chaucer became an integral part of the literary canon that we know today. Link!

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News in Poetry There once was a poet from Edena
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, November 10, 2014 (07:10:53)

The Poets’ Breakfast at the Whale Festival was an event that “brought tears of laughter and tears of sadness,” said David O’Connor. Some of the original poetry impressed David so much that he is looking to collect lots of it for a book of Eden verse. David is himself a published performance poet and songwriter, who has recited and sung all over Australia as well as in the US, Canada and the UK.Link!

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News in Poetry Poet named as one of most promising in country
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, November 09, 2014 (21:36:01)

A CREATIVE writing lecturer at Oxford Brookes has been highlighted as one of the most promising poets in the British Isles by the Poetry Book Society. Hannah Lowe has been included on the Society's Next Generation Poet list, a selection of 20 British and Irish poets which is published just once every 10 years.Link!

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News in Poetry P.O.C Umeh's Poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, November 09, 2014 (21:33:53)

Philip O.C. Umeh studied English at the University of Lagos; taught English at the Government College, Umuahia where he was senior English Master until 1978, and where he himself had been a student, from 1955 to 1961, one year below the writer and political martyr, Ken Saro-Wiwa in the famous school, to whom he addresses a eulogy, "To Ken Saro Wiwa" in his poemsLink!

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News in Poetry Theater review: Macbeth, Cameri Theater, Tel Aviv, October 29
Posted by induce on Saturday, November 08, 2014 (03:14:36)

Poetry News: Spoken Word? Why not? Shakespeare would have probably approved. Wikipedia defines Spoken Word as "performance- based poetry that is focused on the aesthetics of wordplay and story telling." There is a six-member Incubator company working on the text.

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News in Poetry Christina Poetry launches her second CD - upcoming release party - FL
Posted by induce on Saturday, November 08, 2014 (03:10:25)

Poetry News: Motivated by the Minute, Inc. is elated to announce the release of Christina "Poetry" Williams ' Sophomore Album - "The Fruit of My Lips" on November 15th. The official album release party will be held at The Kozy CafA and tickets are now available .

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News in Poetry E. E. Cummings
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, November 07, 2014 (08:50:23)

Edward Estlin "E.E." Cummings (October 14, 1894 — September 3, 1962) was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He is remembered as an eminent voice of 20th century poetry.Link!

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News in Poetry 'A Poet in New York:' Five or so things to know about BBC America's Dylan Thomas
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, November 07, 2014 (01:48:14)

"A Poet in New York," a new TV movie debuting at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 29) on BBC America, tracks the final fortnight-and-a-half of Dylan Thomas' life. The Welsh poet died young a long way from home of drinking, smoking and questionable medical care.Link!

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News in Poetry John Berryman Joins Dylan Thomas in Life and Death: A Double Centenary
Posted by induce on Thursday, November 06, 2014 (21:37:47)

Poetry News: After announcing "Poetry is dead with Dylan Thomas," he continued "melodramatizing his concern" during a "country walk," saying, "as he took long gulps of air."

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News in Poetry Haverhill student's poem named one of Suffolk's finest - UK
Posted by induce on Thursday, November 06, 2014 (21:29:02)

Poetry News: A poem inspired by the horrors of a First World War battlefield has earned a Haverhill student a place among the elite of Suffolk's young scribes. Hovering at Low Altitude, by Samuel Ward Academy student Jacob Simmons has been selected as one of just 11 winners from 1,067 entries in the Suffolk Young Poets Competition, run by the Poetry Trust as part of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.

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News in Poetry Poet named as one of most promising in country
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 06, 2014 (09:38:59)

A CREATIVE writing lecturer at Oxford Brookes has been highlighted as one of the most promising poets in the British Isles by the Poetry Book Society. Hannah Lowe has been included on the Society’s Next Generation Poet list, a selection of 20 British and Irish poets which is published just once every 10 years. Link!

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News in Poetry Legendary Ukraine poet translated
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 (02:09:20)

Most nations have a writer whose name is virtually synonymous with culture. For Ukrainians that name is Shevchenko. Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko was a consummate poet, artist and activist who, for many, defined modern Ukrainian literature, and even the modern written language itself.Link!

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News in Poetry Plaque honours city's second poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, November 03, 2014 (21:21:08)

A plaque honouring a poet and close friend of Dylan Thomas is being unveiled in Swansea. He described Vernon Watkins as "the most profound and greatly accomplished Welshman writing poems in English".Link!

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News in Poetry TV Guy: From tortured poet to political 'castaways'
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, November 03, 2014 (21:19:38)

Television has rarely made much room for poets and poetry. So attention must be paid to “A Poet in New York” (Wednesday, 8 p.m., BBC America), an ambitious glance at the painful final months and weeks of the life of brilliant but dissipated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.Link!

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News in Poetry 'A Poet in New York': Dylan Thomas' life and notorious death
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, November 03, 2014 (08:14:44)

The first postwar British Invasion wasn’t the Beatles. It was a guy who read poetry. “Dylan Thomas was a rock star 10 years before the Beatles,” muses Andrew Davies, scriptwriter for BBC America’s film “A Poet in New York,” which premieres Wednesday at 8 p.m.Link!

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News in Poetry Elijah Wood talks new Dylan Thomas biopic
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, November 03, 2014 (04:59:26)

Elijah Wood joins his co-stars for the premiere of ''Set Fire to the Stars'', a film inspired by Dylan Thomas and the events of his first U.S. tour in 1950. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.Link!

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News in Poetry The Second Coming: 7 Religious Themes for Yeats
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, November 02, 2014 (09:38:07)

William Butler Yeats had a complicated religious belief system that combined his fascination with the occult and mysticism with his Christian and Celtic heritage. Link!

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News in Poetry Poet Dylan Thomas' final NYC days recounted in BBC America film
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (07:54:18)

Those who aren’t aware of Dylan Thomas likely know his most famous line of verse — “Do not go gentle into that good night.” The renowned Welsh poet would have been 100 years old on Oct. 27, and to mark the centenary, BBC America is premiering a 90-minute film that explores his final days in New York City.Link!

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News in Poetry Dylan Thomas: Michael Sheen unveils unpublished poem in New York
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 31, 2014 (04:51:09)

Michael Sheen has read an unpublished poem by Dylan Thomas as part of the ongoing centenary celebrations for the Swansea writer in New York.Link!

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News in Poetry Pulitzer prize winner in poetry dies at 89
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (04:30:11)

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Carolyn Kizer, a feminist Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who spoke her political mind even at age 7, has died in Sonoma from the effects of dementia, her literary executor said. She was 89.Link!

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News in Poetry Turkey's 'ostinato' song
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 24, 2014 (09:20:23)

Nazım Hikmet (1902-1963) is probably the best-known Turkish poet. His poetry has been translated into more than 50 languages and, in the 1950s, Hikmet was compared to Federico Garcia Lorca, Louis Aragon, Mayakovsky and Pablo Neruda. In 1950, he was a recipient of the International Peace Prize, along with Pablo Picasso, Paul Robeson, Wanda Jakubowska and Neruda. Link!

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News in Poetry Berryman, rebooted
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 24, 2014 (09:15:27)

Poet John Berryman taught at the University of Minnesota from 1955 until his death in 1972. A centenary conference celebrating his work is being held there this weekend. Link!

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News in Poetry Deirdre Lashgari
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 24, 2014 (00:16:00)

Berkeley feminists and world poetry lovers are saddened to learn of the death of a pioneer translator and anthologizer of women’s poetry from around the world. Deirdre Eberly Lashgari, professor emerita of English at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, died August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. She was 73. Link!

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