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1 hr ago | City of Boston

Mayor Walsh Announces Poet Laureate Search During National Poetry Month

Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced a search for Boston's next Poet Laureate and assembled a diverse and distinguished search committee.

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Related Topix: Arts, Lowell, MA, Boston, MA

1 hr ago | Examiner.com

CPL to Hold 15th Annual Poetry Fest at Harold Washington Library Center

The writings of a World War II poet, killed in Normandy in 1944, are re-discovered by the daughter he never knew.

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3 hrs ago | PennLive.com

Bucknell's Poetry Path is public art meant to be heard: Not far by car

What feelings that childhood poem evokes! Freedom! Hold on tight! On top of the world! Hearing the words, we can almost feel our legs pumping faster, or hear ourselves begging to be pushed just a little higher.

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Related Topix: Arts, Family, Kids, Bucknell University, Entertainment

5 hrs ago | Maple Ridge News

Students showcase talents at Poetry Slam

In a high school auditorium, dark but packed with teens, the young poets walked up on stage and into the spotlight, and unflinchingly bared a bit of their soul.

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8 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

Bilingual Poetry Night is April 29

Poetry Month Rockland, Rockland Public Library and the Penobscot School will present the annual Bilingual Poetry Night Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at the Penobscot School, 28 Gay St. Poems will be read in French and Spanish, along with their English translations.

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Related Topix: Arts, Belfast, ME, Camden, ME

Tue Apr 15, 2014

La Prensa

Celebrating Ohio's Poets and Poetry

Ohio has a rich history of talented poets that have shared their gifts and talents through their insightful poems.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Arts, Libraries, Education Etc.

USA Today

Attention retirees: You can still have fun. Here's how.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD, Arts, Autos

The White Plains Daily Voice

Sarah Lawrence Professor Wins Pulitzer Prize For Poetry

Vijay Seshadri, a writing professor at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, according to a release.

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Examiner.com

National Poetry Month, 2014 Poet and Mystic, Rabi'a al-Basri

"There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the Incarnation."

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Related Topix: Arts, Religion, Judaism

The Island Packet

This is the year to hike the Dylan Thomas trail

In his short life, Dylan Thomas became one of the world's first multimedia superstars through his spellbinding poetry, stage readings, and dramatic writing for the stage, screen, radio and television.

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Related Topix: Dylan Thomas, Arts, John Lennon, Pop/Rock, World News, Prince Charles, Ceredigion County, Wales, United Kingdom,

Examiner.com

What is National Poetry Month?

The Academy of American Poets stated, "The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media-to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.

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National Public Radio

Hip-Hop Dreams Lead To Penning Poetry

Tell Me More continues its national poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributors Michael Skolnik and Laura Martinez share their Twitter poems.

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Newsday

Celebrate Poetry Month on Long Island

The bronze statue of Walt Whitman, called "Whitman with Butterfly," was commemorated on the 50th anniversary of a Buddhist community leader's visit to the Walt Whitman Birthplace.

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Related Topix: Arts, Hofstra University, York College

Mid-Day Mumbai

Bangalore-born Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer for poetry

Washington: Bangalore born Indian-American poet Vijay Seshadri has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "3 Sections", called "a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia."

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Related Topix: Arts, Columbia University, New York

Mon Apr 14, 2014

IcChuddersfield

Robert Sutcliffe: Poetry that failed to please

He was an intensely religious man while I was more a wine, women and song kind of guy so there was an insurmountable barrier that we could never bridge.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

New bill would create a 4-year term poet laureate

Florida has not had a poet laureate for two years now. This bill would bring it back and with new rules TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

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Examiner.com

Exclusive: Benghazi 'scapegoat' Raymond Maxwell on life and poetry

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Raymond Maxwell is moving forward with his life, as he told the Examiner that the "garbage in the rear view mirror [is] getting smaller and smaller..." Maxwell was one of the four officials inexplicably "disciplined" in the wake of the Benghazi terror attack on September 11, 2012.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

4.14.14: The Age Of Radiance, The Girls Of Atomic City, Russian National Fitness & Poetry Out Loud

Happy Monday, everyone! Halfway through April and the nice weather is finally here.

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Related Topix: Arts, Oak Ridge, TN, UC San Diego

Asbury Park Press

Georgian Court hosts Mark Hillringhouse for National Poetry Month

Lakewood, N.J., April 15, 2014---In honor of National Poetry Month, Georgian Court will host noted poet and photographer Mark Hillringhouse Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre on GCUs Lakewood campus.

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Northfield.org

National Poetry Month 2014

April is National Poetry Month! Although the month is already half over, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate poetry this April.

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