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3 hrs ago |

Carnegie Library opens poetry series

Two of Pittsburgh's acclaimed literary artists, Toi Derricotte and Vanessa German, will launch a new series of poetry readings at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Saturday. They will read from their works in the Andrew W. Mellon International Poetry Room at the library's main branch in Oakland between 3 and 4 p.m. The readings, which are free of charge, will be the first of four such events through the spring 2015, said Don Wentworth, librarian in charge of the poetry room, which is on the library's second floor.


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4 hrs ago | Slate

The Benghazi Whistleblower Who Might Have Revealed a Massive Scandal on his Poetry Blog

There have been so many Benghazi Bombshells that the non-obsessive might naturally wind up confused. The March 2013 CNN report on CIA agents who were not talking? Bombshell .


Related Topix: Arts, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jason Chaffetz

7 hrs ago | The Now Newspaper

Poetry contest winners praise White Rock's pier, poems at museum

It seems like White Rock's pier, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year, can't get enough praise as of late. Late August's Party on the Pier in celebration of the iconic structure at White Rock's West Beach paid tribute to the port, with many community players in attendance - not the least of which was the community arts council of the city, Semiahmoo Arts.


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10 hrs ago | State Press

Experiencing the ASU poetry scene

After 4 semesters at ASU, it's easy to assume that I have it all figured out. I can amble my way to the Memorial Union on Tempe Campus.


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11 hrs ago | Publishers' Weekly

Art, Poetry, and Food Combine in Eric-Shabazz Larkin's 'A Moose Boosh'

Eric-Shabazz Larkin doesn't consider himself a "food expert," but in the children's poetry collection A Moose Boosh: A Few Choice Words About Food , he demonstrates himself to be not just a wordsmith but a bit of a vandal, too. "I wanted to create a look that was unique to the children's book and food worlds," he told PW.

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11 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Oct. 9: Slam poetry performances at CLC by Ken Arkind and Marty McConnell

A performance by nationally known slam poets Ken Arkind and Marty McConnell will be presented at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 in Room C005 at the College of Lake County Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Ken Arkind, a National Poetry Slam Champion and full-time touring artist, is half of The Dynamic Duo, the nation's most highly booked spoken word act for the past two years. He has been featured in documentaries, was a member of the highly influential Spilljoy Ensemble tour and is the founding program director of Denver Minor Disturbance, an independent literary arts organization for Colorado youth.


Related Topix: Arts, Lake County, IL, Grayslake, IL

13 hrs ago | This is South Wales

Dylan Thomas influences new poetry collection, To Dylan

Former Honorary Lecturer at Swansea University Robert Gurney has just released his new collection of poetry, influenced by the words of Dylan Thomas. He talks to Mark Rees about it.


Related Topix: Arts, Dylan Thomas

14 hrs ago |

Lasana Bandele looking to sniff success with 'Scent of Cedar'

Renowned Jamaican poet, Lasana Bandele has returned with a new book of poems set to be released in November, titled 'Scent of Cedar.' Renowned Jamaican poet, Lasana Bandele has returned with a new book of poems set to be released in November, titled 'Scent of Cedar.'


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18 hrs ago | Duke City Fix

Dee Cohen commented on The DitchRider's blog post The sunday Poem Dee Cohen...

Dee Cohen is a familiar face at any Albuquerque poetry event, on the periphery taking pictures of other poets reading, as well as behind the microphone herself. She has also been doing something else with her camera: giving us a photo a week of some location in Albuquerque-helping us discover parts of our city we might never have seen but for her searching eye.


Related Topix: Arts, Route 66, Tucumcari, NM

22 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

Add a little bit of light and pass it on

Josie Williams, 55, is a community arts development officer based at Commonweal School. She lives in Old Town with husband Victor, a pensions analysis officer, and has three grown-up children and a grandson "My job is about developing the arts not just for our school but for other schools and the wider community," said Josie Williams.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Wiltshire County, England, Arts, Family, Kids, Pembrokeshire County, Wales

23 hrs ago | ABC News

Battle of the bush bards at Binalong in southern New South Wales

Bush bards from near and far gathered in Binalong, a small hamlet south west of Yass to take part in the 2014 New South Wales Bush Poetry championships. It was here that one of Australia's greatest bush poets AB 'Banjo' Paterson spent some of his early years prior to schooling in Sydney.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Arts, Oceania,

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Lynn News

International line-up for King's Lynn Poetry Festival

Marking 30 years since the King's Lynn Poetry Festival first brought top poetic talent to the town, one of the most exciting programmes in the festival's history has just been announced. Chairman Tony Ellis said: "This programme, which I think everyone would love and should come along to, is one I'm very proud of and features some truly brilliant writers.


Related Topix: Arts, Norfolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Michael Tilson Thomas prepares a 'Kubrick program' for San Francisco Symphony

To conclude the first month of programming for the San Francisco Symphony , Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas has decided to take a relatively novel approach. Well over half of the program will consist of compositions utilized by Stanley Kubrick for the soundtrack of his film 2001: A Space Odyssey .


Related Topix: San Francisco Symphony, Classical, Michael Tilson Thomas, Richard Strauss, Arts, Housatonic, MA

Courier News

What's happening in Central Jersey: Sept. 15 and laterWhat's...

What's happening in Central Jersey: Sept. 15 and later News from Edison, Fanwood, Flemington, Quakertown, Rocky Hill and Union Township Check out this story on Regency Jewish Heritage Post-Acute, Rehab and Nursing Centers hosted a Driver's Safety Course at its facility in Franklin.


Related Topix: Flemington, NJ, Fanwood, NJ, Arts, Hunterdon County, NJ

Blowin' In The Wind

Aimless Love, Reader and Poetry by Billy Collins

I love the poems of Billy Collins. Quiet and intimate, they are like sharing your thoughts with your spouse or lover when both of you are feeling happy and have nothing to do.


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Kipling's poetry: Of soldiers, monarchs and revenue-raising

Gifted novelists have never been confined to a specific genre, or even to a form of literature - for they are adroit in weaving magic with words, using them in sentences of matchless prose or evoking their aesthetic and rhythmic aspects in verse. But somehow their poetic contribution is always overshadowed by their prose corpus.


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The Spokesman-Review

American Life in Poetry - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 PST

I'd guess that a number of our readers have had MRIs. One of my neighbors, a gravel hauler in rural Nebraska, told me that his test sounded as if he were on the inside of a corn sheller.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

All About Jazz

Ken Berman: Sound Poetry

Pianist Ken Berman's friendship with the late poet Eythan Klamka served as the inspiration for Sound Poetry , a musical project of mostly original compositions bookended by two solo reinterpretations of classic jazz standards. Poet Klamka, to whom this album is dedicated, had previously stated that "any true musician is a sound poet" and to this end, poetry and music come together on the pianists fourth album as leader.


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The Victoria Advocate

Chax Press founder joins UHV faculty, publishing center 15 minutes ago

Charles Alexander, director of Chax Press, one of the nation's most innovative and active small literary presses, was recently named the new poet- and designer-in-residence at the University of Houston-Victoria. "The addition of Charles Alexander and Chax Press to UHV is another milestone in establishing one of the strongest and most vibrant literary arts programs in the nation," said Jeffrey Di Leo, dean of the UHV School of Arts and Sciences.


Related Topix: University of Houston Victoria, Victoria, TX, Arts, University of Wisconsin Madison


In Margaret Atwood's Latest, The Past Is Powerfully Present

Canadian author Margaret Atwood is the author of more than a dozen novels including The Handmaid's Tale , The Blind Assassin and Oryx and Crake, as well as works of poetry and nonfiction. Author Margaret Atwood is prolific, beloved and extraordinarily accomplished.


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