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News in Poetry Language and possibilities
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, November 21, 2014 (20:56:58)

Language is just not meant to carry out with one’s business but its structure underlines a nation’s civilisation. If one studies the growth of a language, it is just not an exercise to understand a language, one can decipher that it embodies the development of culture and civilisation of that area where that language is being spoken.Link!

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News in Poetry 'bad for ears' : the role of poetry by RG Gregory
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:33:10)

The title poem of my second selection, "bad for ears" dips into circumstances remembered from years back in the writings of Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens, and provides the underlying theme for an important strain in my work: the denigration of the outsider.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry under pressure
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (22:17:03)

Small presses are poetry’s midwives. They are often there, assisting at the birth of great talents.Link!

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News in Poetry American Voices: An Hour with Robert Frost and Maxine Kumin- A Poetry Discussion
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (06:33:12)

These two pastoral poets were rooted in rural New Hampshire but expressed political opinions in their lyric and narrative poems. At the Oliver Wolcott Library on Sunday, December 7 from 1:00- 2:00 p.m.Link!

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News in Poetry What's up in Burnaby? New arts listings Nov. 5
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (05:59:46)

Saturday, November 15 The Poetry Wars, a poetry study group led by Carol Shillibeer, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Bookstore, 43 Sixth St., www.rclas.com. - See more at: www.burnabynow.com/ent...G2lAR.dpufLink!

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News in Poetry Why Poetry Should Be Abolished
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, November 06, 2014 (23:30:58)

My focus here is not poetry in secondary education, but suffice it to say that getting rid of poetry in the schools will make life easier for many teachers too. No need to read up online (oh the good old days of Cliffs Notes bound in a paper cover of yellow and black) to figure out just what to do when teaching the kids this thing called “poetry.” And the kids won’t be tortured anymore by having to memorize what symbolism means or what one instance of symbolism is in the poem.Link!

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In the Traditional Media Vijay Seshadri: What's at the heart of writing poetry is making metaphors. That
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 (11:33:16)

Poetry News: ... develops very early. And those people often tend to be artistes. Do you then feel that poets are born, or can poetry be taught? I find it harder to teach poetry than prose. I feel there are many ways through which you can convey the writing of prose ...

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News in Poetry Write the final line of your poem first, then figure out a way to get there
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, November 03, 2014 (05:55:42)

We are almost to the end of our 31 day journey through the world of poetry. I still have several poems left to write and I am determined to do it, so I am not going to delve too deep tonight. Instead I am going to leave you with six quick tips to take forward with you.Link!

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News in Poetry Break the rules
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 26, 2014 (06:52:29)

“Can’t” is a word that should rarely be applied to poetry. There is very little that “can’t” be done in a poem. The beauty of poetry is that the risks are so low. While it would be stupid of me to say that you “can’t” get on the bestseller’s list with a book of poetry, I can tell you that the market for poetry is significantly smalleR than the market for fiction. You can choose to be saddened or frustrated by this, or you can embrace the minuscule size of the market.Link!

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News in Poetry So you want to write like a poet laureate? 5 poetry tips from Billy Collins
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 26, 2014 (06:49:33)

Billy Collins has climbed to the top the U.S. poetry scene, serving as the U.S. poet laureate from 2001 until 2003. Over the course of his career he has won numerous awards from being named Poet of the year from Poetry magazine to winning the Mark Twain award for humor in poetry. At the Dodge Poetry festival he talked about the craft of writing poetry. Here are five takeaways from his talk. Link!

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News in Poetry Write a poem that begins and ends with the same word
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (04:33:25)

There is nothing wrong with entering poetry contests. It is one way of taking part in the larger world of poetry. It also gives you the motivation to write well and to keep writing. If you win a legitimate contest, it is a great honor. Unfortunately, many contests are not legitimate.Link!

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News in Poetry Urdu is not dying, it is evolving: Pakistani poet
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (04:25:17)

Languages depend on social and economic trends in a society for their evolution and Urdu is no exception, said Ata-ul Haq Qasmi, world-renowned Urdu poet, writer and humorist from Pakistan. Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry and medicine go hand in hand
Posted by RZS on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (01:31:13)

Poetry News:

The idea of combining a career as a physician with being a poet should not seem far-fetched. After all, one of America's greatest poets, William Carlos Williams , composed groundbreaking poems while working as a family doctor in New Jersey.



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News in Poetry Pinsky on poetry: Teachers should 'do no harm,' from Dodge Fest
Posted by Ozymandias on Friday, October 24, 2014 (21:18:37)

“Let’s face it, a lot of harm is done by the schools. We should take the same oath as doctors: Do no harm,” Pinsky, 74, told a theater full of teachers at the Dodge Poetry Festival in Newark on Thursday.Link!

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News in Poetry Write a poem that begins a negative and ends with a positive - 31p31d
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (21:27:12)

Poets can be a sensitive lot. In a way, that’s what poets are known for. Unfortunately, it can be a poet’s undoing. Writer’s block, in most cases, is simply a lack of confidence. A person gets so wrapped up in negative self talk, that no matter what they put on the page, it never seems good enough.Link!

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News in Poetry Write a poem that uses at least two different forms of repetition - 31p31d
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (08:39:57)

One of the central concepts of poetry is repetition. As poets we repeat sounds, syllables, words, syntax, meters, lines and stanzas. The use of repetition is one of the qualities of poetry that separates it from prose. In prose, repetition is rare and usually done to either increase clarity or to make a single point.Link!

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News in Poetry Write a poem that discusses a real moment in your life without discussing its la
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (06:50:08)

The current era of poetry is commonly referred to as the Postmodern Era. Postmodern thought is a complex series of philosophical and literary responses to the post World War II changes in world view and the acceleration of society. It isn’t the sort of thing you can explain in a blog post. I’ve taken entire classes on postmodern thought and I still can’t really explain it. The important thing to remember though, is that postmodernism is greatly concerned with challenging the traditional conventions of thought and communication.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry to cleanse the senses
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (01:57:39)

When school overwhelms me and my senses, I try to clear my head with slam poetry. I know I’ve said this many times before, but listening to this poetry is reminiscent of comfort food. It feeds my soul and reminds me that I’m not alone.Link!

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News in Poetry Subtle humor of haiku's cousin senryu is on a roll
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (21:56:49)

“Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,” philosophizes the long-winded Polonius in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” That’s also a fitting description of senryū — a form of short poetry defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a three-line unrhymed Japanese poem structurally similar to haiku, but treating human nature usually in an ironic or satiric vein.”Link!

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News in Poetry Write a poem that follows the three rules of the imagists - 31p31d
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, October 16, 2014 (22:47:53)

There are three basic rules that the imagists followed: Direct treatment of the “thing”, whether subjective or objective. To use absolutely no word that does not contribute to the presentation. As regarding rhythm: to compose in sequence of the musical phrase, not in sequence of the metronome. Link!

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News in Poetry Top 10 tips for writing poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, October 12, 2014 (22:20:12)

Sir Andrew Motion is an English poet and novelist who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009. He has been awarded several poetry awards, including the Arvon Prize, the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. He was knighted for his services to literature in 2009. Here are his top 10 tips for being a successful poet.Link!

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News in Poetry Nasheed - The 'Voice Only' Islamic Music
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, October 11, 2014 (00:36:38)

With the spreading of Islam, the arab culture of poetry also spread as many poems were in praise of the Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him). A famous example of this that still lives on today in many variations is the ‘Qasida Burda’Link!

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News in Poetry Meditate and then write a poem
Posted by Ozymandias on Monday, October 06, 2014 (03:00:41)

Take at least five minutes to meditate in a quite room free of outside influences before you write today’s poem. Try to clear your head of stray thoughts. Once you feel like you are clear and calm, write your poem. Let the topic be about whatever comes to mind after your meditation. If you have never meditated before, simply sit in a chair with your eyes closed and try to relax.Link!

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News in Poetry Write poetry as often as you can
Posted by Ozymandias on Saturday, September 27, 2014 (22:34:56)

This is a problem faced by all sorts of writers, poets included. There are many people in this world who think that they can be a poet or a writer.Link!

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News in Poetry The challenges of imagery in your poetry
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, September 25, 2014 (22:38:48)

No matter how well you write, most people will take away only bits and pieces of your poems. There are very few readers who memorize or even understand a poem in its entirety. If you are lucky enough to have your poem remembered at all, chances are that only one element of your poem will sink in with your reader. That element may not mean to them what it means to you.Link!

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