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See all stories on this topicAdam Scammell still can't quite believe he is a published poet, with his work featuring in the same book as such well-known writers as James K. Baxter, Joy Cowley, Sam Hunt and Margaret Mahy. Link!

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 Superstar American poet headlines GVSU's poetry night: Headlining the event will be Mark Doty, the first American to win England's prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize. He'll be joined by Dorianne Laux, a professor in the creative writing program at North Carolin...
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 Uttoxeter poets called to enter contest: A POEM about Uttoxeter or another town in your circulation area could win £1,000 in a free poetry competition. Entry is free of charge and anyone, young or old, can have a go – beginners too. ...
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 Dee Cohen commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Denise Bergma: Denise Bergman lives in Massachusetts but has a connection to Albuquerque because her new poetry collection, A Woman In Pieces Crossed the Sea, won West End Press’s Patricia Clarke Smith Award and w...
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 Hear poetry of hopes, fears of pioneer love, marriage: The Peregrine Literary Series will present poet Jana Harris reading from her latest book, “You Haven’t Asked About My Wedding or What I Wore,” at 7 p.m. Sunday at Holy Names Heritage Center, 174...
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 Poet Mari Garcia Debuts New Book: "De Mis Manos" (published by Xlibris) is Mari Garcia's first book of poems. A book filled with her poems taken from all the moments of her life from when she was a girl until she grew to be a woman. I...
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 Poet Yusef Komunyakaa brings his keen eye and sense of craft to a reading Tuesda: Yusef Komunyakaa will be reading his poetry at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Donohue Auditorium of the Dolan Science Center at John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Blvd., University Heights. The reading is...
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 Break the rules: “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 ...
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 Porsha O Crowned 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Champ: This year's Individual World Poetry Slam, sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council, was thought-provoking to say the least. The event lasted four days at multiple local venues, and led up to a fina...
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 Review: Rehema McNeil, 'Davu': Despite having only recently turned her attention to hip-hop, Rehema McNeil has been a mouthpiece for the streets for more than a minute. For the last few years, the Indianapolis native has performed ...
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 A 1,000 prize for poetry contest: A poetry contest with a £1,000 prize has called on residents in the Diss Express area to submit their own poem about their home town or village. Entries should go to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735,...
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 Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate, to read at Wistariahurst Museum: Robert Pinsky, who served as Poet Laureate of the United States, from 1997 until 2000, during which time he popularized the form through his Favorite Poem Project, will do a reading for The Care Cente...
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 Caserio's poetry book draws on ancient works: Billings residents with a taste for poetry already know Dave Caserio as one of the most recognizable talents in south-central Montana. His multi-art performances featuring on-the-spot painting, interp...
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 Pensioners treated to an afternoon of poetry and music: RESIDENTS and staff at a care home enjoyed an afternoon of top tapping rhythm and rhyming when they were treated to a story-telling and music-making performance by a top-class entertainer. comments?

 Literary prize winners set to pick up awards: WINNERS of the prestigious Bridport Prize will be celebrating at the awards ceremony this Saturday. The prize, now in its 42nd year, was established in 1973 by arts centre founder, the late Peggy C...
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 The Sunday Poem: Tony Mares...: On the high plains of Oklahoma and Texas, all along the blue highways and the Interstates, there are miles of barbed-wire fences. I step out of my car, and stare down a fence line.
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 County announces poetry winners: San Mateo County’s got a thing for poetry. Its inaugural poetry contest, aptly named “Poetry Is,” drew 158 entries from 27 different communities in the county and winners will have a chance t...
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 Poetry Is Celebration: This Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. Come and celebrate with readings by Caroline Goodwin, Kalamu Chache, Dorsetta Hale, California Poet Laureate Emeritus Al Young, and a selection of poets from the...
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 So you want to write like a poet laureate? 5 poetry tips from Billy Collins: 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 th...
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 Ghanaian poet wins Japan-Russia contest: Mr. Adjei Agyei-Baah, a poet and a lecturer in Strategic Management from Ghana, has emerged one of the winners of the prestigious Third Japan-Russia Haiku contest, organized annually by Akita Internat...
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 Popular poet to appear at Bromsgrove group's event: UK- learned to speak Welsh as an adult, partly as a form of rebellion. In 2008 she was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, while in 2011 she was named a member of the first ever judging panel...
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 Chesterton in Song: Chesterton’s poem rhymes using ABBA/ABBA/ABABAB, which doesn’t lend itself to a song structure. Our goal was to preserve the meaning while staying in the confines of a melody line that uses short ...
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 A celebration of poetry: As Trinidad and Tobago celebrated National Poetry Day on October 15, Belmont Secondary School pupils played their part to mark this special occasion. The school observed a week-long celebration in obs...
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 La Salita Cafe Further Champions Puerto Rican Artists Through a Kickstarter Camp: The San Juan café, a burgeoning hub of artists, musicians, filmmakers, poets and spoken word performers, hopes crowdfunding will bolster its mission to discover, showcase, and create a platform to su...
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 Deirdre Lashgari: 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 em...
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 RiversideUC RIVERSIDE: Poet celebrates end of laureate term: Juan Felipe Herrera said he hopes Californians will remember him for bringing poetry a little closer to their lives.comments?


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