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10 min ago | DNAinfo.com

Spoken Word Group Bringing Poetry Slams to Washington Heights

A local arts group is hosting Washington Heights' first poetry slam to bring a taste of spoken word competition uptown. Apt. 78 to introduce the performance art to Northern Manhattan, after the group's co-creator constantly found herself traveling downtown to take part in slams.

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1 hr ago | WNYC-AM New York

How One Poet's 'Genius Grant' Became A Gift To Future Generations

This was the kind of thing that would've meant something to Amy, if she herself had been given six months or a year not to worry about earning a living and just having a quiet place to write. The recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" will each receive $625,000 over five years, no strings attached.

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Related Topix: Lenox, MA, Arts

5 hrs ago | Writer's Digest

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 280

Before we get into today's prompt, be sure to check out my first year as a traditionally published poetry author. In the post, I share things that I think I did right, missed opportunities, and what I'm doing now.

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7 hrs ago | IcStafford

Nominate your favourite poem for Poetry Please radio show

People of Birmingham are being asked to nominate their favourite poem for the recording of BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please event with Roger McGough as part of this year's Birmingham Literature Festival. All you need to do is choose a poem from the list of 25+ classics available, fill out the form on the website and tell organisers why you like that particular poem.

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9 hrs ago | Eastwood Advertiser

Promising eight-year-old poet wins poetry competition

An eight year old girl has won an under 18s award for poetry from the D.H Lawrence Heritage Centre as part of their annual festival. For the competition, funded by the University of Nottingham, entrants were able to choose from two themes inspired by Lawrence's writing so Maya entered a poem entitled 'Whilst the teacher's back was turned'.

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11 hrs ago | Detroit News

For 6 Southfield centenarians, a long life is a life well lived

He's had a wife, Anne, a son and a grandson he loves very much. He taught high school, was a treasurer for a tobacco company and served as an Army sergeant during World War II.

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Related Topix: Southfield, MI, Arts, History in the News

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Stranger

How I Supported Myself While Getting a Graduate Degree in Poetry

I don't remember when I lost interest in the first two , but I remember when I realized if I don't write I'm not happy. I especially like writing poetry, which currently, in America, is about the least lucrative form of writing there is.

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Newkerala.com

Artists highlight the glory of Delhi through poetry-paintings

To mark the 60th anniversary of Lalit Kala Akademi, poet and artists showcased their exclusive artwork at an event, "Spirit of Delhi". Director General Indian Council for Cultural Relations Satish C. Mehta inaugurated the exhibition and calligraphy workshop during the 'Spirit of Delhi' event on Wednesday.

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Herald Gazette

Music, poetry in Waldoboro village

On Saturday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a folk, blues and jazz jam at Old Number Nine, 9 Friendship St. next to the downtown drug store.

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Broward-Palm Beach

Spoken Word and BaCA Build a Creative Outlet in Pompano

Dressed in a long-sleeved flannel shirt, Ian Craven takes the mic. Behind him is keyboardist Doug Carter, with Fred Pereira on drums.

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Related Topix: Pompano Beach, FL, Arts, Delray Beach, FL

Examiner.com

The Jewish Music & Poetry Project will preview its upcoming Hungarian tour

As I have previously reported, the Jewish Music & Poetry Project is a trio of soprano Nanette McGuinness, pianist Dale Tsang, and cellist Adaiha Macadam-Somer, with David Garner serving as "composer-in-residence." As described on the About Web page of the JMPP Web site : The Project's mission is to perform, commission, and record new chamber music and song cycles by Jewish women poets, particularly those from 20th-21st century Germany--as well as performing music by mid-20th century Jewish composers, especially but not only so-called "Verfemte" [forbidden] artists--and we will often make detours to other lands, poets and musicians whose works intrigue or delight us.

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WRAL.com

Poetry longlist announced for National Book Awards

Glueck's "Faithful and Virtuous Night" and Strand's "Collected Poems" were among 10 poetry nominees announced Tuesday by the National Book Foundation, which presents the awards. Other prominent poets selected include Edward Hirsch for "Gabriel: A Poem," a book-length elegy for his late son; Fanny Howe for "Second Childhood" and Claudia Rankine for "Citizen: An American Lyric," a panoramic take on race ranging from Serena Williams to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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WNYC-AM New York

Book News: Rankine, GlA1 4ck On National Book Awards Longlist For Poetry

The poetry longlist for the 2014 National Book Awards includes collections from Claudia Rankine, Fanny Howe, Edward Hirsch and former U.S. Poet Laureates Louise GlA1 4ck and Mark Strand. The National Book Foundation said in a press release: "The Longlisted books range in style and content: from a single elegiac narrative poem to a provocative examination of race relations told in an experimental fusion of lyric, prose poems, and image."

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National Public Radio

Book News: Rankine, GlA1 4ck On National Book Awards Longlist For Poetry

The poetry longlist for the 2014 National Book Awards includes collections from Claudia Rankine, Fanny Howe, Edward Hirsch and former U.S. Poet Laureates Louise GlA1 4ck and Mark Strand. The National Book Foundation said in a press release: "The Longlisted books range in style and content: from a single elegiac narrative poem to a provocative examination of race relations told in an experimental fusion of lyric, prose poems, and image."

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Star Tribune

Review: 'Voices Beyond Bondage' expands the field of black poetry

"Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century" , edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis George Moses Horton wasn't supposed to be able to read. As a black slave in rural North Carolina in the pre-Civil War South, he definitely wasn't supposed to be able to compose sonnets and ballads.

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Darlington and Stockton Times

War Poets: Wilfred Owen and Seigfried Sassoon are the subject of Not About Heroes

A STORY about the friendship between two of England's greatest 20th century war poets is the subject of an inspirational play to be performed in Richmond prior to its opening in London's West End. Not About Heroes centres on the meeting of Seigfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen at Craiglockhart War Hospital, Edinburgh, during the First World War, and is on at the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, on Wednesday, September 17 at 7.30pm.

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Swindon Advertiser

Stage is set for new generation to shine in war play

THE children of Mike and Nikki Sly, stalwarts of the Swindon drama scene, are proving to be chips off the old block as they tread the boards alongside their parents. Max and Annie Sly are taking part in the autumn production of Oh! What A Lovely War by the Phoenix Players at Swindon's Arts Centre , in Devizes Road, Old Town , from Wednesday, September 24 to Saturday, September 27. The players' new season starts with their own tribute to the centenary that marks the start of the First World War.

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Related Topix: World News, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Wiltshire County, England, Musical Movies, Oh! What a Lovely War, Arts

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Carnegie Library opens poetry series

Two of Pittsburgh's acclaimed literary artists, Toi Derricotte and Vanessa German, will launch a new series of poetry readings at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Saturday. They will read from their works in the Andrew W. Mellon International Poetry Room at the library's main branch in Oakland between 3 and 4 p.m. The readings, which are free of charge, will be the first of four such events through the spring 2015, said Don Wentworth, librarian in charge of the poetry room, which is on the library's second floor.

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Slate

The Benghazi Whistleblower Who Might Have Revealed a Massive Scandal on his Poetry Blog

There have been so many Benghazi Bombshells that the non-obsessive might naturally wind up confused. The March 2013 CNN report on CIA agents who were not talking? Bombshell .

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Related Topix: Arts, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jason Chaffetz

The Now Newspaper

Poetry contest winners praise White Rock's pier, poems at museum

It seems like White Rock's pier, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year, can't get enough praise as of late. Late August's Party on the Pier in celebration of the iconic structure at White Rock's West Beach paid tribute to the port, with many community players in attendance - not the least of which was the community arts council of the city, Semiahmoo Arts.

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