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Verses in Solidarity with Those Under Fire | Poetry

Thanks to Simon Armitage for his moving poem and to Harriet Sherwood for providing the larger context (Poet Laureate Simon Armitage writes Ukrainian war poem Resistance, March 11). There is of course also the poetry written during the siege of Leningrad in World War II – particularly poignant in the current situation. Aileen Rambow London […]

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New Poetry Collection Celebrates Appalachian Voices in Ohio | News

Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour will publish a new poetry anthology focused on the state’s Appalachian region, shipping to begin later this month. “People often forget, and many don’t even know it, that nearly a quarter of the state of Ohio is inside Appalachia proper,” Gunter-Seymour said in a statement, ” and pockets of Appalachian […]

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New Poetry Collection Celebrates Appalachian Voices in Ohio | News

ATHENS — Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour will publish a new anthology of poetry focused on the state’s Appalachian region, shipping to begin later this month. “People often forget, and many don’t even know it, that nearly a quarter of the state of Ohio is inside Appalachia proper,” Gunter-Seymour said in a statement, ” and […]

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poetry and its forgotten power | new university

When you think of poetry, do you think of pretension, political statements, or bombastic lyrics? When was the last time you read poetry without it being a requirement for a course? Do these rhetorical questions perhaps remind you of a contemporary form of poetry? Martha Nasch, a housewife from St. Paul, Minnesota, wrote these words […]

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Poetry celebrates the voices of Appalachia in Ohio

This is the cover of the new book ‘I Thought I Heard A Cardinal Sing: Ohio’s Appalachian Voices’. Photo submitted The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) announced the release of “I Thought I Heard A Cardinal Sing: Ohio’s Appalachian Voices”, a unique collection of poetry focused specifically on the unique cultural experiences […]

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New collection of poetry celebrates the voices of Appalachia in Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is pleased to announce the publication of “I Thought I Heard A Cardinal Sing: Ohio’s Appalachian Voices”, a unique collection of poetry focused specifically on the unique cultural experiences of poets located in or connected to Appalachian Ohio. The anthology was conceived and produced by Ohio Poet Laureate Kari […]

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What is anti-racist poetry? |

How do you simultaneously make a statement and write a good poem? The question is on the table, and there’s no better time to answer it than Black History Month, when we’re surrounded by stories of continued Black achievement and protest. Moreover, we cannot approach what exactly anti-racist poetry is without first asking ourselves: “What […]

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On Poetry: A valentine of love for all seasons | News

Fleda Brown. Record-Eagle/Jan-Michael Stump This is a Valentine’s Day poem for the elderly. No, it’s Valentine’s Day for everyone. Yes, it is the middle of winter here, and yes, the poem takes place in a garden in summer. But love has no season, does it? Or, as Kunitz says in the poem, love is only […]

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William Stafford, the March for Life and the Power of Poetry | National Catholic Register

William Stafford (1914-1993) was a distinguished American poet, having written 63 volumes of poetry and prose. His first great collection of poems, Traveling in the dark, won the National Book Award in 1963. In 1970 he was named a Poet at the Library of Congress, a position now known as “Poet Laureate”. Poets, in general, […]

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Lunar Poetry: Purdue continues the legacy of leaving relics on the moon | Campus

Just as Neil Armstrong left an American flag on the moon 52 years ago, another member of the Purdue community will leave a poem. A poetry anthology with works from around the world, including Purdue, will be launched in a time capsule aboard a SpaceX flight to the moon. “The Polaris Trilogy” joins thousands of […]

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Amanda Gorman’s poetry shows why speaking belongs to school

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th presidential inauguration at the United States Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky) Kathleen M. Driveway, Mississippi State University; Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Cornell University, and Wendy R. Williams, Arizona State University Editor’s note: Shortly after Amanda Gorman recited one […]

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Adult poetry workshop with award-winning Malibu poet Ann Buxie – Santa Monica Daily Press

Join Malibu Poet Laureate Ann Buxie for two free virtual poetry workshops for adults, Caffeinated Verse on January 15 and The Write Time on February 19. The Caffeinated Verse workshop series features a featured player followed by an open mic format for poets to share their work. On Saturday, January 15 at 11 a.m., the […]

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“Complete” Beauty: The Poetry of Jim Harrison Collected in Its Full | Arts & Theater

CHRIS LA TRAY for the Missoulien When the book arrives in the mail, I look at him a little stunned for a moment. It’s beautiful and it’s huge. In the warm light of my desk lamp, the painting by Russell Chatham used for the cover image – titled “Spring Moon Over the Marshall Ridge” – […]

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on poetry: the dignity of dressing for a special occasion | New

Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or some other solstice celebration, there is almost always an “once a year” decoration of our homes and ourselves. You Derricott sees his mother, who obviously works hard all year round, dressing for once. But that’s just the start of what there is to see here. I read this poem knowing […]

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Why William Wall wrote a pandemic poetry journal

A prolific author of novels, short stories and poetry, as well as Cork’s poet laureate, William Wall joins the relatively sparse number of writers focusing on plagues through the ages. Wall, a native of Whitegate and a former English professor at Presentation Brothers’ College, says that while it may sound strange, he and his wife, […]

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Bayliss hosts Poetry Cafe for writers in the region

SAULT STE. MARIE – Those with a creative streak will have the chance to attend a Poetry Cafe event at the Bayliss Public Library this week for a safe, creative and free space to share their work with the community. The event, which takes place on November 9 at 6 p.m., will feature Upper Peninsula […]

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The Underline: West End Poetry Festival, Carrboro’s free annual poetry festival

By Arshia Simkin, via the Orange County Arts Commission On October 15 and 16, the City of Carrboro hosted its annual free West End Poetry Festival, a two-day event that celebrates all things poetry. With a workshop and poetry readings, the festival was a vibrant celebration of the ways in which poetry enriches a community. […]

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In Focus: How poetry “gives us something unique in times like this … It doesn’t give us all the answers, but it helps us deal with the world around us”

As entries for the Country Life Poetry Competition have started to arrive, Tim Relf celebrates our country poets and the places that inspired them to write such evocative verse. Last week we launched the Country Life Poetry Competition, a chance for budding poets to see their work in print. Below, meanwhile, author Tim Relf takes […]

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Once again, poetry flourishes in County Ouray | Culture & Leisure

Thomas Hardy called it “emotion put into nature”. Writer Paul Engle described poetry as “an ordinary language raised to the N power”. In-person poetry readings, so popular in this region, have taken a back seat during the pandemic. Finally, they are back: tonight marks the second installation – five readings are scheduled by March – […]

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The poetry of integrity – La Chronique

From ancient times to the present day, poets have played an important role in human civilizations. As Edward Hirsch says in the book “A Poet’s Glossary, ” “Poetry is a human fundamental, like music. Robert Graves calls poetry “stored magic.” And poetry can be magic. A poetic line with an economy of words can speak […]

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Steven Reigns to Discuss New “A Quilt for David” Poetry Collection at Virtual Event with Charis Books

Steven reigns, the inaugural West Hollywood poet laureate, is a frequent visitor to Atlanta for performances, workshops and speeches, but he will shine virtually on Thursday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. with Charis Books to Decatur to discuss their new “A Quilt for David” collection. The controversial new collection, which has just been published by […]

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“Poet Warrior” focuses on the role of poetry, art and music in the life of Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo’s Poet Warrior is a wonderful hybrid text that blends memory, poetry, songs and dreams into something unique that opens a window on the most important events in Harjo’s life and invites readers to reconnect with themselves – as well as with the land and the knowledge of their people. Poet Warrior is a […]

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Poetry workshops for adults with award-winning Malibu poet Ann Buxie

Join Malibu City Poet Laureate Ann Buxie for two free poetry workshops for adults, Caffeinated Verse and The Write Time. The workshops provide educational and engaging opportunities for community members to express themselves through poetry with a renowned local poet. Caffeinated Verse Workshops includes a featured player, followed by an open mic format for poets […]

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For some, poetry is an art. For Rosemarie Dombrowski, it’s medicine.

First Phoenix Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski Uses Art As A Therapeutic Tool Photo by Olivia Dow | State Press Poetry and Medicine Professor Rosemarie Dombrowski teaches at ASU’s downtown campus on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. By Kaden Ryback | 09/01/2021 10:04 p.m. When Rosemarie Dombrowski stood in front of her class and shared a poem […]

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Slam poetry gets lesson plans … finally!

A new teaching resource is going to be slammed onto many English classroom desks starting this fall. Lesson plans for teaching oral poetry in Alberta have just been released, and it’s completely free to all. DETAILS Lesson Plans for Teaching Oral Poetry in Alberta An example-based guide for teachers using spoken poems by Nisha Patel […]

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Tomato Festival Poetry Sample Shows My References Are Enough

The Fairfield Tomato Festival (now called Tomato and Vine Festival) returns next weekend. It was canceled last year due to the pandemic, but remains one of Fairfield’s best events. Notably, my son (now 30) and I saw “The Goofy Movie” for free in downtown cinemas during the early years of the event. So there is […]

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Poetry for people who are unsure of poetry

Too many people feel intimidated by poetry, says Joanne Diaz, J94 – and with a podcast, she hopes to change that by making poetry more accessible. Diaz, professor of English at Wesleyan University in Illinois, and Abram Van Engen, professor of English at the University of Washington, began the Poetry for all podcast in fall […]

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RI Poet Laureate: We should inoculate our youth with poetry

Kristen’s letter arrived a few weeks later on saffron-colored stationery, with a magnolia bud pressed between its pages – a nod to my line, “the year I was overpowered by blooming magnolia petals / in a windstorm on the way home.” “What a wonderful touch,” I replied, adding, “I am struck by the yearning you […]

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Poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks and New Memorial Park in Macomb

Today at 3:00 p.m., Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park, located at the corner of Adams and Normal streets, will be inaugurated. (Due to Covid-19 restrictions, participation is limited and by invitation only.) The famous Chicago-based Pulitzer Prize-winning poet has visited Macomb frequently to read his poems and speak at WIU and Macomb High School. Because the […]

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A guide from A to Z on poetry and poetic terminology

One of my favorite magazines is the one based on creativity Uppercase. This quarterly publication offers an overview of various artists, art forms and design across the world, and is packed with colors and shapes that make it not only fabulous to read, but inspiring to simply flip through. Each issue contains an A to […]