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3 hrs ago | The Stranger

How I Supported Myself While Getting a Graduate Degree in Poetry

I don't remember when I lost interest in the first two , but I remember when I realized if I don't write I'm not happy. I especially like writing poetry, which currently, in America, is about the least lucrative form of writing there is.

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4 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

Artists highlight the glory of Delhi through poetry-paintings

To mark the 60th anniversary of Lalit Kala Akademi, poet and artists showcased their exclusive artwork at an event, "Spirit of Delhi". Director General Indian Council for Cultural Relations Satish C. Mehta inaugurated the exhibition and calligraphy workshop during the 'Spirit of Delhi' event on Wednesday.

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8 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

Music, poetry in Waldoboro village

On Saturday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a folk, blues and jazz jam at Old Number Nine, 9 Friendship St. next to the downtown drug store.

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9 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Spoken Word and BaCA Build a Creative Outlet in Pompano

Dressed in a long-sleeved flannel shirt, Ian Craven takes the mic. Behind him is keyboardist Doug Carter, with Fred Pereira on drums.

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13 hrs ago | Examiner.com

The Jewish Music & Poetry Project will preview its upcoming Hungarian tour

As I have previously reported, the Jewish Music & Poetry Project is a trio of soprano Nanette McGuinness, pianist Dale Tsang, and cellist Adaiha Macadam-Somer, with David Garner serving as "composer-in-residence." As described on the About Web page of the JMPP Web site : The Project's mission is to perform, commission, and record new chamber music and song cycles by Jewish women poets, particularly those from 20th-21st century Germany--as well as performing music by mid-20th century Jewish composers, especially but not only so-called "Verfemte" [forbidden] artists--and we will often make detours to other lands, poets and musicians whose works intrigue or delight us.

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16 hrs ago | WRAL.com

Poetry longlist announced for National Book Awards

Glueck's "Faithful and Virtuous Night" and Strand's "Collected Poems" were among 10 poetry nominees announced Tuesday by the National Book Foundation, which presents the awards. Other prominent poets selected include Edward Hirsch for "Gabriel: A Poem," a book-length elegy for his late son; Fanny Howe for "Second Childhood" and Claudia Rankine for "Citizen: An American Lyric," a panoramic take on race ranging from Serena Williams to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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16 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

Book News: Rankine, GlA1 4ck On National Book Awards Longlist For Poetry

The poetry longlist for the 2014 National Book Awards includes collections from Claudia Rankine, Fanny Howe, Edward Hirsch and former U.S. Poet Laureates Louise GlA1 4ck and Mark Strand. The National Book Foundation said in a press release: "The Longlisted books range in style and content: from a single elegiac narrative poem to a provocative examination of race relations told in an experimental fusion of lyric, prose poems, and image."

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16 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Book News: Rankine, GlA1 4ck On National Book Awards Longlist For Poetry

The poetry longlist for the 2014 National Book Awards includes collections from Claudia Rankine, Fanny Howe, Edward Hirsch and former U.S. Poet Laureates Louise GlA1 4ck and Mark Strand. The National Book Foundation said in a press release: "The Longlisted books range in style and content: from a single elegiac narrative poem to a provocative examination of race relations told in an experimental fusion of lyric, prose poems, and image."

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18 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Review: 'Voices Beyond Bondage' expands the field of black poetry

"Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century" , edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis George Moses Horton wasn't supposed to be able to read. As a black slave in rural North Carolina in the pre-Civil War South, he definitely wasn't supposed to be able to compose sonnets and ballads.

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18 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times

War Poets: Wilfred Owen and Seigfried Sassoon are the subject of Not About Heroes

A STORY about the friendship between two of England's greatest 20th century war poets is the subject of an inspirational play to be performed in Richmond prior to its opening in London's West End. Not About Heroes centres on the meeting of Seigfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen at Craiglockhart War Hospital, Edinburgh, during the First World War, and is on at the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, on Wednesday, September 17 at 7.30pm.

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22 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

Stage is set for new generation to shine in war play

THE children of Mike and Nikki Sly, stalwarts of the Swindon drama scene, are proving to be chips off the old block as they tread the boards alongside their parents. Max and Annie Sly are taking part in the autumn production of Oh! What A Lovely War by the Phoenix Players at Swindon's Arts Centre , in Devizes Road, Old Town , from Wednesday, September 24 to Saturday, September 27. The players' new season starts with their own tribute to the centenary that marks the start of the First World War.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Post-gazette.com

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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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 .

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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Examiner.com

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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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.

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