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In one of his articles titled "How I Began," the pioneering and infamous early-20th-century poet Ezra Pound wrote that in his youth, he had resolved to "know more about poetry than any man living." Whether he fulfilled that vow is up for debate, though ...
His collection "Spring Comes to Chicago" (1996), a Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner, turns on the axis of one of his best known and representative works, "The Bob Hope Poem," a 70-page piece whose shape, he told Poetry Magazine, "is not a narrative, ...

Poets and enthusiasts of all disciplines and levels of experience attend these events to enjoy an open and relaxed atmosphere and to become inspired by a talented and diverse spectrum of local artists.
Although it seems clear from this official citation that the committee is recognizing Dylan as a songwriter, it's fair for working Poets to wonder whether this is in fact the case, as Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, describes ...
The Seattle area boasts two renowned poetry presses (Copper Canyon Press and Wave Books), and it may find its third in Gramma.
"It's almost the same kind of ritual for reading poetry that it is for basketball," she said. "In the beginning, I used to try to dress like I would dress for a big event, and then I thought, you know, I need to be able to feel like I can move the way ...

BoromirReadingYeats_Rev Welcome to The Great Hall of Poets, our regular monthly feature showcasing the talent of Middle-earth fans.
His collection "Spring Comes to Chicago" (1996), a Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner, turns on the axis of one of his best known and representative works, "The Bob Hope Poem," a 70-page piece whose shape, he told Poetry Magazine, "is not a narrative, ...
Strongly influenced by Walt Whitman, McGrath writes mostly documentary, free-verse poems that probe American culture and commerce.
An expert on one of the 20th century's most unusual Poets is giving the next Literary Lives lecture at Dorset County Museum in Dorchester next week.
For Natalie Diaz, every syllable matters and is there for a reason, so it's no accident when she uses the word "lucky" to describe the knee injury that ended her ...
City of Windsor Poet Laureate Marty Gervais is hosting five Poets from across Canada this week. The guest Poets include Yvonne Blomer (Victoria, British Co.
Undiscovered writers are being encouraged to bring out their inner bard and write a poem about where they live. The call comes as part of a new series of workshops organised by Staffordshire County Council's Library Service being presented by ...
SAN LUIS RIO Colorado, Sonora - Writers from Mexico and the United States took to the streets of this Mexican city and neighboring San Luis, Arizona, to read their work to pedestrians, accompanied by musicians, during the 9th International Meeting of ...
Powow River Poet Alfred Nicol's new collection of poetry, Animal Psalms, was published in June 2016 by Able Muse Press.
Watch for an interview with Cleese in the new issue of the Inlander coming Thursday. Saturday, Oct. 29. WORDS | The EWU Visiting Writer Series continues with Heather McHugh, a recipient of the MacArthur genius grant and renowned poet. She'll appear at ...
It is said that poetry and scholars go hand in hand. For as long as there has been poetry, there have been scholarly people to read, learn, analyze and write poetry. Poetry is universally loved literature and is read, studied and written by people of ...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, one of the last links to the early days of the Beat poetry movement, never doubted the artistry of Bob Dylan or his worthiness of the Nobel ...
Her first book was published in the City Lights Pocket Poets series in 1956, when she was already 35 - late, but not as late as Frost or Stevens.
The Russian poet Akhmatova (1889-1966) and Chilean Nobel laureate Neruda (1904-1973) are near contemporaries who had a tremendous impact on 20th-century poetry. "Both Poets remain a vital source of inspiration for writers and readers around the ...
When Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota's poet laureate, got the news that Bob Dylan had been awarded the Nobel prize in literature, "I was whooping the way you do when the Twins win the World Series," she said.
Of all the Poets in the world, which have been the most influential? That's a deceptively enormous question, but My Poetic Side took a shot at answering it in this dizzying infographic.
Poetry open mics give opportunity for Poets searching for an underground outlet, or someone just interested in being part of a small, artistic community.
By giving form and words to that which has none - such as the unfathomable beauty that surrounds us, the immense suffering and misery of the world - poetry contributes to the expansion of our common humanity, helping to increase its strength ...
As we hurtle towards the end of 2016 - it'll be 31 December before you know it! - another weekend has come upon us. And weekends for the Firstpost newsdesk mean putting together a collection of the songs we've been listening to in the past few days ...
Too little has been written of the plight of the adjunct instructor within the American university system. Living on short-term contacts, adjuncts are just one class of ...
"Bravo for Dylan, Nobel laureate!" the poet, publisher and bookstore owner told The Associated Press in a recent email, after Nobel judges stunned, delighted and also dismayed the world by making the singer-songwriter its latest winner of the ...
Most of Marie Ponsot's career has been belated. Her first book was published in the City Lights Pocket Poets series in 1956, when she was already 35 - late, but not as late as Frost or Stevens.
Woodland Elementary has taken part in the National schools Project designed to share youth talents with others, supply a national audience for students writing, and provide a publishing opportunity for young Poets. Students at Woodland have published ...
This weekend, you can join a Poets' group and take in an opera and a string quartet. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 21 to 23 at Plainfield Opera House in Plainfield: 'Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte,' presented by Echo Valley Community arts Center, a troupe of ...
The 30th annual Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival begins today, Oct. 20 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 23, in Newark. This Dodge Festival is the largest poetry event in North America. This is the fourth time the event is being hosted in New Jersey's ...
PRINCETON - Four Poets are coming together at Princeton University for a multi-media, multi-genre discussion entitled "Colonization of the Eye: A Troubling of Identity, Performance, and Projection.
The Pan Macmillan imprint, who had just one author up for last year's prize at this stage, has five authors on the 10-strong shortlist.
Putting together this book in co-editorship was one of the most enjoyable things we have ever done. We believe that poetry and music are deeply connected art forms.
The Poets Golf Club held its 2016 version of the fall invitational on Oct. 6-8 at Dorchester and Heatherhurst Golf Clubs. Thursday, Oct. 6, was check-in for the 112 participants and the popular putting/chipping contest.
BAR harbor - The next Verse Unleashed poetry slam at the Jesup Memorial Library will take place on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m.. Poets are invited to share their work or work in progress. Poetry fans can come listen to some great verse. Bring your ...
The Russian poet Akhmatova (1889-1966) and Chilean Nobel laureate Neruda (1904-1973) are near contemporaries who had a tremendous impact on 20th-century poetry. "Both Poets remain a vital source of inspiration for writers and readers around the ...
Poet Sally Read has written an honest and passionate account of her dramatic conversion in 2010 from atheism to Catholicism in her recently published book, Night's Bright Darkness: A Modern Conversion Story (Ignatius Press).
The event was held at the atrium of University's Downtown Center Saturday and hosted BU students, as well as Poets from abroad.
A new article on Poets & Quants introduces a few of the impressive members of our strongest, most diverse MBA class ever.
Romanian Poets Sebastian Big, Raluca Boboc, Anca Bucur, Monica Manolachi, Iulia Militaru, Felix Nicolau, Octavian Perpelea, Razvan Pricop, and Andra Rotaru will also attend the event.
PennSound's Peter Gizzi was announced as a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry for his collection of poems: Archeophonics.
On Wednesday Sept. 27, three of the Poets and writers of the book "The Break Beat Poets" performed at Casella Theater.
Among many other accolades, PennSound's Peter Gizzi has been announced as a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry for his work, Archeophonics.
Poets around the world have every reason to scorn Bob Dylan's Nobel prize in literature. There are sinecures aplenty in the poetry world, but not a lot of money - still less fame. Dylan has fame and money in abundance. He didn't need the Nobel. And he ...
An opportunity for WKU students to travel to London for up to six credit hours is available through a partnership with Murray State University.
Larry Jensen, left, and Rob Rolfe, Owen Sound Poets laureate, performed at Heartwood Hall Sunday at the launch of their CD Mudtown: Songs and Poetry. (Scott Dunn/the sun Times, Owen Sound) ...
Levi Romero, director of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of New Mexico, led a poetry slam on Sunday. Young Poets focused on Lowrider culture in New Mexico. The event was part of the "Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of ...
To NYU's slam poetry club, it's just another Wednesday. Slam! meets every week to talk about poetry, listen to other people's stories and share and critique their own writing.
Harpreet is an independent musician who is bringing back the voices of India's forgotten classical Hindi and regional language Poets through his music. Thanks to Jagjit Singh and his soulful voice, we today know a number of poems (shayari) by Urdu ...


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