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16 min ago | Penticton Herald

Jamaica-born poet Rankine wins $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize; judges praise her 'moral vision'

Claudia Rankine, a poet born in Jamaica whose experimental verse and bracing social commentary have earned her high praise from her peers, has won a $50,000 prize designed to help her gain more attention from the general public.

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4 hrs ago | Lansing State Journal

People News: Zonta to celebrate 30th anniversary

The Zonta Club of the Michigan Capitol Area will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an evening of smooth jazz and red carpet treatment Thursday at the Radisson Hotel, 111 N. Grand Ave. Nationally renowned jazz saxophonist Tim Cunningham returns to his hometown with friends to provide smooth, jazzy sounds for this special occasion.

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Related Topix: Ingham County, MI, Lansing, MI, East Lansing, MI, Arts, Okemos, MI

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco to read original works at SUNY Orange

Poet Richard Blanco is the author of City of a Hundred Fires, Directions to the Beach of the Dead and Looking for the Gulf Motel.

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Huntington News

April is Poetry Month: 'Uproar: Antiphonies to Psalms' by Brooks Haxton

In this book of homemade psalms, Brooks Haxton brings the poetry of the original psalmists, their awe and their music, into our world of jet planes and space travel, automatic rifles and suburban pleasures.

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Related Topix: Arts, Greenville, MS

The Fresno Bee

Library bookshelf: Young composers, cookbooks on offer

The Fresno County Library's Bookshelf column shares suggestions for books, music, and other items and provides information about library programs.

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Related Topix: New York, Arts

Saipan Tribune

A monthlong celebration of poetry

April is National Poetry Month, a monthlong, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

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Related Topix: Arts, Life, Food, Dining, Cake, Baked Goods, Dessert, Bread

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Dunnington is 2nd in poetry competition's state finals

Parker School is pleased to announce junior Sean Dunnington earned second place in the Poetry Out Loud State Finals on March 2 at the Tenney Theatre, Cathedral of St. Andrew's in Honolulu.

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New York Daily News

Probation leads to poetry in the Bronx

Free Verse 2, a collection of poetry, prose, and song written by probation clients, staff, and community members, is the second in a series of literary journals created at the Bronx probation office.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Spectator

Poetry in motion - and bridges and graves

The most recent challenge, to incorporate a list of poets' surnames - motion, bridges, wilde, gray, cope, hood, burns and browning - into a poem or piece of prose, presented ample opportunity for showing off.

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Related Topix: Arts, Home Gardening, Home

Tehran Times

German poetry discussed at Tehran meeting

Iranian author Mahmud Dowlatabadi delivers a speech during the German Poetry Night at the Mahmud Afshar Foundation in Tehran on April 16, 2014.

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National Public Radio

Bringing Poetry And High Culture To Sao Paulo's Periphery

Poetry in an unlikely place: In a grim urban shanty town in the middle of Sao Paulo, budding poets from the poorest sections of Brazilian society get together weekly to compose and recite poetry.

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Northwest Asian Weekly

Tacoma native receives Walt Whitman Award for poetry

A young Korean American poet has received a $5,000 award for first-time writers that also ensures the publication and thousands of sales of her debut collection.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Arts, Louisiana State University

The Modesto Bee

Poet participates in experimental writing project

Others like to check their stocks, read the comics, do the crossword puzzle or follow their favorite sports teams.

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Related Topix: Arts, Redlands, CA

The Hartford Courant

'Hartford Loves Poetry' Finale Set For Saturday

The city-organized festival "Hartford Loves Poetry" culminates Saturday with an afternoon grand finale at the downtown Hartford Public Library, where a cultural range of speakers will read poems in more than 20 languages.

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Related Topix: Arts, Blue Hills, CT, Killingworth, CT

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Star Online

GWU professor talks National Poetry Month

Some of the first literary pieces introduced to children are nursery rhymes and Mother Goose poems.

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Related Topix: Arts, Gardner-Webb University, Literature

Edmonton Journal

Preview: Native writer Joy Harjo headlines Edmonton Poetry Festival

Joy Harjo was raised on music, dancing the jitterbug with her mother on the kitchen floor and listening to a jazz trumpeter in the family's black Cadillac, purchased with her father's "Indian oil money."

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Related Topix: Arts, Tulsa, OK

WWTC-AM Eagan

Garcia Marquez: More than just a magic realist

Magic realism was only one of his gifts. From crime stories and village folklore to romance and satire, Gabriel Garcia Marquez brought poetry to virtually every popular genre.

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Related Topix: Arts, Nonfiction, Wedding

The Gaston Gazette

Ode to Poetry: Showing the literary love in celebration of National Poetry Month

When's the last time you read a poem? For most people, it's probably been a long time.

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OUPblog

Top five hip hop references in poetry

Hip hop has influenced a generation of poets coming to prominence, poets I call "The Inheritors of Hip Hop."

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Sunderland Echo

The Land Before Yoghurt: Sunderland lecturer launches poetry collection

Lecturer Alistair Robinson, the degree programme leader for Journalism and News Journalism at the University of Sunderland, is launching The Land Before Yoghurt next week.

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