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 Tasty treats awaiting Scots poetry-lovers: Launching the full programme for StAnza, Scotland’s international poetry festival, is one of the most exciting times of the StAnza year for me, coming a very close second, of course, to the opening ...
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 Mark Strand: a poet both elegant and risque: Strand was a versatile poet, capable of shifting easily from the metaphysical to the wry, and embracing styles that ranged from pensive to bawdy.comments?

 Ding Ding pens new poetry collection in both Chinese and English: Expressing author Ding Ding’s feelings about life, her new collection of poetry “Walk Along with Nostalgia” (published by Balboa Press AU) features more than 60 poems written in both English and...
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 Maple Ridge teen's poem written at 1 a.m.: Erhardt Jansen Van Rensburg’s poem, Based on a true story, which he read at the Dignity Breakfast on Dec. 3, isn’t in fact based on his own true story. - See more at: http://www.mrtimes.com/please...
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 Mother's Milk & Mace: A Poem For Ferguson: Just about once a year, I am struck by an unshakable urge to write poetry and, as it turns out, that once a year is now. I don't claim to be a poet, but hopefully the words I've written down will reso...
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 Love, happiness inspires Pete Frierson's new poetry anthology: Author Pete Frierson says his new book of poetry, “Sweetness of the Heart, Mind, and Soul” (published by Trafford Publishing), was written to express love and happiness to the world.comments?

 Soviet 'angry young poet' Yevtushenko hospitalised: Russian non-conformist poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved rock star fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalised Sunday after suffering a fall. comments?

 Poetry on Film: Robert Pinsky's "Shirt": The poem “Shirt,” by Robert Pinsky, first appeared in the pages of The New Yorker in 1989. In it, the speaker merges descriptions of garment manufacturing with the social and personal histories of...
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 Global audience for poet: Local writer and poet Jackie Biggs has won herself a global audience for her on-line blog 'A Writer's Life'.comments?

 Resurrecting Dylan Thomas: Bob Kingdom was just a boy when he discovered the works of Dylan Thomas. Many years later, when he came to put together Dylan Thomas: Return Journey, Kingdom drew inspiration from his early experience...
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 New poetry by area poets to be featured on LCTA buses: WILKES-BARRE — Next time you ride a local bus in Luzerne County, look up toward the ceiling. You might find inspiration. New works of poetry and accompanying photography, displayed on placards no...
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 Maple Ridge teens' poems touch on poverty, homelessness: Poetic words that poured out from a trio of Thomas Haney Secondary students belied their young years. - See more at: http://www.mrtimes.com/community/maple-ridge-teens-poems-touch-on-poverty-homelessn...
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 Arresting poetry: A look at the the latest from Good Cop / Bad Cop Press: New London poet/editor Daniel S. Boroughs founded Good Cop / Bad Cop Press, an outfit dedicated to publishing and nurturing the works of what he calls "a family of community poets" - a roster than inc...
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 Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 288: For today’s prompt, write a false poem. Emily Dickinson once wrote, “Tell all the truth but tell it slant.” That’s good advice, but these poems should descend with falsifying the intent.
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 Black Poets Speak Out: Witnessing America: A tremendous cultural protest project is taking place in the poetry community. The Cave Canem Foundation--the most prestigious fellowship for Black poets in America (disclaimer: I'm a Fellow, but I th...
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 The Imperial Open Mic: Marcus Blake and Rod Deal are local heroes of independent music, poetry, and art. So are their good friends in the 3rd Party Band, along with their buddy DJ Wasabi. Together, this small crew has creat...
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 Thoughts on the Run: For sheer poetic beauty, turn to the classics: Now, looking at the poems featured in top-rated magazines prods the question, what happened to beauty? Where are the flowing lines with their rhythmic beats and lilting rhymes?comments?

 A timeless holiday classic poem: 'Twas the Night before Christmas: One of the oldest holiday poems ‘Twas the Night before Christmas brings plenty of holiday cheer and memories to millions of poetry lovers each year. Author Clement Clarke Moore wrote this classic pi...
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 Four Poems by Chanho Song Translated by Won-Chung Kim and Christopher Merrill: Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected four poems by Chanho Song translated from the Korean by Won-Chung Kim and Christopher Merrill for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hype...
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 WHS Student Publishes Poetry Book: Famed author Robert Byrne once said that “the purpose of life is a life with purpose”. It can be a goal, a dream, or just a direction to channel one’s passion, or pain. For M...
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 Tamil sage poet's life to be taught in all schools: New Delhi, Nov 29 - Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Saturday said she will gift books by Thiruvalluvar to all central universities and have the birth anniversary of the Tamil sage poe...
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 Poor show for poet: Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme entitled ‘Dorset Rewritten’ in which a number of local people, includ-ing myself, participated. The programme was advertised as being about the Dorse...
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 Twelve Questions: Leilani Tamu: Leilani Tamu is a poet, historian, former diplomat and social commentator who survived turbulent teenage years. The mother of two says she was saved, at 18, by her husband Shayne.comments?

 Xulon Book Shares Original Poetry that Will Make You Think: In her new book, WORDS: MY WORDS AND THE LORDS, ($9.99, paperback, 9781498417297; $4.99, e-book, 9781498417303) Marlene Kuse shares a collection of poems that address a broad variety of topics that pe...
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