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4 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal

Michael Hingston: Lifespan of a novel

If you submit a manuscript to NeWest Press, at one point or another, it's probably going to cross Douglas Barbour's desk.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Downey Patriot

Poetrypalooza' comes to Downey

Running informally for several years, "the green salon" evolved into a Downey Arts Coalition event to simplify the monthly meeting of local artists, poets, musicians, and other creative people who gathered in the tradition of 1920s Paris to share and discuss art.

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Related Topix: Downey, CA, Arts

The Independent

Philip Larkin: Misogynist, racist, miserable? Or caring, playful man who lived for others?

Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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Weekly Packet

Beatrix Gates blurs the line between life and art

Beatrix Gates sits at her kitchen table in Brooksville and muses on the act and art of writing.

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Related Topix: Brooksville, ME, Painting, Arts, Penobscot, ME, Libraries

Weekly Packet

BOOM to play in Stonington

The program includes the music of Biber, Corelli, Locke and others, played on baroque violin, cello and harp; live recitations by Maine poet Jeff Volk; films of Cymatics and artists collaborative Colors in Motion; "Conversations" by visual artist Ann Provan, and more woven into a tapestry of sound, color and spoken word.

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Southport Visiter

TV star to read war poetry at Southport Arts Festival

Heartbeat star David Lonsdale will breath new life into the words of Britain's most prestigious war poets at a special performance at the Southport Arts Festival.

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Related Topix: Arts, Heartbeat, Entertainment, Drama, Television, The Full Monty, Comedy Movies

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Holden native to present e.e. cummings' poetry

Poet James B. Nicola will be featuring e.e. cummings' poetry and prose at The Hangover Hour Poetry Salon at 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at Nick's Bar and Grill 124 Millbury St. There is no cover charge.

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Ipswich Evening Star

Shotley: Man's poetry book is dedicated to his wife who has...

Shotley: Man's poetry book is dedicated to his wife who has Alzheimer's. He has written a poem for each of 48 years they have been together.

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Related Topix: Arts, Alzheimer's, Health

East Anglian Daily Times

Shotley: Man's poetry book is dedicated to his wife who has...

Shotley: Man's poetry book is dedicated to his wife who has Alzheimer's. He has written a poem for each of 48 years they have been together.

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Related Topix: Arts, Alzheimer's, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014

MetaFilter

Poetica: Jamaican poetry

The 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.

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NCR Iran

Iranian poet Simin Behbahani passes away

Mrs Behbahani was suffering from respiratory and cardiac problems and she had been in state of coma for the past 13 days.

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The Daily Star

Khujey Berai: Songs of Tagore plays under spotlight

The greatest playwright must be a poet. William Shakespeare and Rabindranath Tagore are scintillating examples of this adage.

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Related Topix: Arts, Bangladesh, World News, Asia

ElmLeaves

Program explores poetry, philosophy behind Frank Lloyd Wright's vision

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust kicks off its Thursday night series at Oak Park's Unity Temple with the scholar Karen Karbiener's presentation, "Emerson and Whitman: The Poets Who Inspired Wright" on Sept.

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Writer's Digest

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 276

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out my announcement of the 2015 Poet's Market .

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Roselle Park News

Open Mic Poetry Night August 27th

An evening of poetry and music as well as an opportunity to learn about the young artists of the current art exhibit "Twisted Tales" will take place from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Casano Community Center Art Gallery .

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Related Topix: Arts, Roselle Park, NJ

This is Local London

PJ Harvey and Peter Tatchell to be honoured by Goldsmiths

Multi-award winning singer PJ Harvey will join a gay rights campaigner, architect, cartoonist and poet as the latest honorary degree holders at Goldsmiths.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, PJ Harvey, Gay/Lesbian, Arts, Transgender

Scoop

Innocence and Experience Celebrated on National Poetry Day

The top three placegetters in the inaugural Dunedin Secondary Schools' Poetry Competition will join four of the country's most revered poets, as the Dunedin City Library opens its doors for an evening of celebration on National Poetry Day.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Dominion Post

Rhymes on road for poetry day

To mark National Poetry Day, poets will be riding buses in Wellington and Auckland delivering verse, including some about public transport etiquette.

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The Harbor Times Soup

Ron Singer will read and sign his poetry chapbook "Look to Mountains, ...

Ron Singer will read and sign his poetry chapbook "Look to Mountains, Look to Sea" Friday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. at WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 East Main St./Route 1. "Look to the Mountains, Look to the Sea" chronicles Singer's summer sojourns in Maine since 1969.

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Related Topix: Arts, Deer-Isle, ME, Weld, ME

Daily Times

Lioness of Iran' dies at 87' : August 19, 2014,

DUBAI Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free speech whose lyrical verse captured the hopes and disappointments of Iranians since the 1979 revolution, died on Tuesday at the age of 87, official media reported.

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