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Poetica: Jamaican poetry

See all stories on this topicThe Australian Radio National program Poetica recently broadcast two episodes of Jamaican Poetry, and it's a real delight to listen to these contemporary and archival recordings of Jamaican poets reading their poetry, some with musical accompaniment.Link!

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 Where poetry lives: U.S. poet laureate visits Cobb: Staff/Jeff Stanton Trethewey, center, congratulates Cobb's poetry contest winners in the Mary Ellen Wright Poetry Contest. Pictured with Trethewey are, from left, grade 3-6 runner-up Timothy ...
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 The healing power of poetry: "There was a lot of emotion. Though she teared up and was crying, she pushed through. The ...

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 a Poet Laureate for Weho: Poetry News: ... Whitman met with derision and outright contempt during the publishing of the early editions of his growing output of poetry. Yet I, like many other young readers would not encounter ...
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 Workshops with top authors: Poetry News: PENfro Saturday, on September 13, is writers' day and there is a wide range of workshops to choose from, including poetry, fiction, radio drama and memoir.

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 Annual Tenants Harbor poetry reading: The collection "Branching Out, 15 Years of Tenants Harbor Poetry Readings" (2011), with poems by Aldrich, Fahy, McKim, Riley and Mary Burchenal, who has read at many of the annual events, will ...

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 Review of Irinushka's 'Roads Travelled': Poetry News: ... of sound much like opera. Not only is Irinushka an accomplished singer, she has created beautiful works of art and poetry that are available on her website. Her album Roads Travelled...
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 Former NY Nurse Publishes Poetry on Human Spirituality: Poetry News: ... The Bible tells us to choose life and live!" In "Speaking Poetically Through Me," Veronica Swanigan shares pieces of poetry that beckon the readers to reflect on their own, as well a...
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 'Chasing Lost Time', by Jean Findlay: Poetry News: ... Scott Moncrieff took part in the first world war and, like many sensitive young officers of his generation, he wrote poetry.

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 'Piers the Plowman Revisited', Radio 4: Poetry News: The BBC's mini-poetry season presents a jeu d'esprit on, of all things, "Piers Plowman", that 14th-century visionary poem recounting how a working man falls asleep and dreams about Englan...
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 Book review: Kin, by Anne Elvey: Poetry News: ... with any first collection, its manner and content can vary somewhat, Elvey's book is consistently doing things only poetry can do. In her case, this involves significant environmenta...
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 Outskirts Press Presents Fandemonium Volume 4, Published by Outskirts Press: Poetry News: ... Press first-hand. In April 2014, Outskirts Press once again invited friends of its Facebook community to submit poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes or anecdotes for free publica...
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 'Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy' opens at The Queen': Poetry News: ... and monarch over 350 years. Through historic documents from the Royal Library and newly commissioned works of art, Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy marks th...
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 Wales- Review: Brecon Jazz Festival: This year the festival boasted some big names like Burt Bacharach (although his connection to jazz is a tad tenuous) and Gregory Porter, the feted new star voice of jazz. But it is often the lesser...
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 10 Creepiest Books: Poetry News: ... the book its uncanny resonance. The stories are further united by Walt Whitman, who appears in person and through poetry in each, and Cunningham's gorgeous prose. 4. We Have Always L...
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 Childish Gambino Writes Poem About Being Black In America: Childish Gambino again tackled some weighty issues early Thursday morning (August 14). This time, his method was poetry, and his medium was Twitter . Donald posted a lengthy string of tweets, touching...
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 Alanna Bondar, PhD:: Poetry News: ... Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick, where her advisor was the Governor-General's Award and Griffin Poetry Prize winning poet and writer, Dr. Don McKay. Alanna's Ph...
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 Nosana Sondiyazi - I Was Adopted by My Grandmother: Audio:

Nosana Sondiyazi on IndieFeed Performance Poetry.  Show number 1376.



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 13 things to do today, Aug. 12, in Boulder County: Poetry News: ... first poet laureate of Suffolk County NY, and an American poet "of celebration and of witness," 6 p.m., Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St., Boulder, free; 303-579-1...
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 Pakistani poetess Noshi Gilani to perform on August 29: Poetry News: Muscat: Legendary Pakistani poetess Noshi Gilani will be performing at a poetry evening at Al Falaj Hotel on Friday, August 29. Having successfully organised numerous memorable events lik...
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 Scots poet wins top prize for Uist-inspired work: Poetry News: A SCOTTISH poet who began his writing career as a youngster by throwing bottles containing scribbled messages and maps into the sea was last night awarded the biggest prize in British poe...
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 Next Century Publishing to Release Emanuel Zevallos' New Book, 9/16: Poetry News: ... finding personal knowledge and fulfillment in the process. When Emanuel was young, he kept a journal with original poetry that disturbed his parents greatly. One of the poems asked a...
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 'Hook' Actor Dante Basco Writes Robin Williams Tribute: Poetry News: ... years before when 'Dead Poets Society' became one of my favorite films and really started me being interested in poetry, at which I later became a poet," Basco wrote. "I was fortunat...
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 A heady mix of politics, poetry and rock'n' roll - Scotland: Poetry News: His session turned out to be a reading of his own poetry rather than the one on social justice that I had anticipated.

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 Armenian Poetess Metakse Dies Aged 88: Armenian poetess, writer and translator Metakse died on August 10, at the age of 88. By a decision of Armenia's Prime Minister, a government commission will be set up to organize the funeral of t...
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 Larry Thompson's First Book "This Land Has Become Like the Garden ...: Poetry News: New book "This Land has become like the Garden of Eden" from Page Publishing author Larry Thompson is a work of religious poetry that will buttress readers' faith and bring strength to mi...
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