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1 hr ago | In-depth Africa

Of kings, prophets and a monkey

Elliot Ziwira @ the Bookstore Musaemura Zimunya's collection of poems "Perfect Poise and other Poems" explores the analogy that exists between politics and religion on the one hand, and politics, religion and life on the other.

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5 hrs ago | Bizcommunity

18th Poetry Africa International Festival in October

The Centre for Creative Arts , with principal funding from the City of Durban and the Department of Arts and Culture invites Durban's creative and undiscovered poets to take part in the festival Prelude Poets programme as part of the 18th Poetry Africa International Festival, taking place from 13-18 October 2014.

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5 hrs ago | Romsey Advertiser

Romsey's Teapoet Collective will present a monthly poetry cafe at the ...

Romsey's Teapoet Collective will present a monthly poetry cafe at the town's community art gallery, Rum's Eg, starting on Sunday, September 14. Bournemouth poet SongA1 4l Bekir will be the headline act at the Bell Street venue for the September event.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

CBC News

'Firecracker' slam poet Zaccheus Jackson, 36, mourned after train accident

A void has been ripped into the lives of family, friends and Canada's spoken word community with the death of 36-year-old Zaccheus Jackson this week.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Arts, Canada

Green Left Weekly

Palestinians farewell poet Samih al-Qasim

Dozens of Syrians from the occupied Golan Heights marched into the funeral chanting a powerful stanza in remeberance of al-Qasim.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Syria, Activism, Arts

BroadwayWorld.com

The Virgin Poet Brings Back Aesthetic Poetry in Public Eye

Through poetry, he is able to pass the necessary moments away from society and in individualism to later reintroduce it filled with artistic airs what he has taken from society.

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Tri-County News

Visitor's Bureau to host reception, silent auction for lecture tour

Pictured is one of the prints, "Llanddwyn Lighthouse," that will be available for purchase at the silent auction and reception on Sept.

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Related Topix: Gallipolis, OH, Photography, Arts, Gallia County, OH, Amanda, OH, Rio Grande, OH

The Independent

American soldier-poet Brian Turner reveals the enduring turmoil that inspired his memoir

James Kidd meets the prize-winning writer, whose new memoir takes him back to the bloody battles he fought in Iraq 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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Gilmer Mirror

Northeast Texas Poetry Reading scheduled for Sept. 5

How can one best answer that enduring question: where are you from? How is Northeast Texas unique? Does where we live even matter? These and other questions will be at stake at the Seventh Annual Northeast Texas Poetry Reading on Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Texas, Arts, Mount Pleasant, TX

Newkerala.com

From memory's unmapped isles: A poet on alienation - and nature's rhythms

One of the rather negative aspects of urbanisation is a sense of alienation, of isolation - that despite being surrounded by masses of people, you are quite unlikely to have any meaningful connection with them.

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Related Topix: Arts, World News, Pakistan

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Scotsman.com

KGB's map of Edinburgh inspired new Scots poetry

A SECRET military map of Edinburgh drawn up under the supervision of KGB agents to direct Russian tank commanders "to your front door" has inspired a new collection of poetry.

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Herald Gazette

Poetry of Line' gathers poets, artists

Maine Coast Artist Gallery, 10 Harbor Road in the village, will host the artist reception for its new exhibit "The Poetry of Line" Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Arts, Maine, Painting

Metro

Is Beyonce's poem actually any good? Professional poet Tom Chivers gave us his thoughts

BeyoncA© Knowles - performer, mother, feminist- is the latest in a long line of stars to turn her hand to the ancient art of poetry.

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, R-N-B, Arts

The Daily Star

Nazrul death anniversary observed

Amra Kajan Shilpi Goshthi, a cultural organisation of Bogra town, observed the 38th death anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam at the Pouro High School of Bogra town recently.

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Queerty

Gay Seniors Transform Their Most Personal Stories Into Art

As the adage goes, "Those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat it" .

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OUPblog

War poetry across the centuries

There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war.

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Los Angeles Times

Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems

Once again, the poets came through. When we asked readers to submit opinionated poems for this year's Op-Ed poetry pages, we heard from nearly 1,000 of you.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Downtown Phoenix Journal

Wire | Literary Arts Teaching Artists Needed for Public Art Program

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is seeking two experienced and accomplished Literary Arts Teaching Artists to work with a classroom of youth to write poems that broaden public thinking about reuse, recycling and a greener environment.

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The Harbor Times Soup

City honors Poetry Festival

Members of the Belfast City Council and of the 10th annual Belfast Poetry Festival Steering Committee gathered Friday afternoon, Aug. 29, at Belfast City Hall for a presentation of a city resolution "In honor of the efforts of Belfast's Poets and Poets Laureate on the eve of the City's 10th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival."

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Copenhagen Post

Yahya Hassan 's female teacher faces charges for having sex with him when he was 16

Retold in poetry by Hassan, and in prose by his teacher, it's turning out to be one of the most documented shags of all time A sexual relationship described in the written words of the participants has now landed one of the lovers in the crosshairs of the legal system.

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