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World Poetry Day 2016: Everything you need to know about the literary celebration

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

By Staff Reporter

World Poetry Day is a celebration of poetry, literature and free speech, observed by UNESCO every year. The day is aimed at encouraging creativity, inspiring the teaching of poetry and restoring a dialogue between poetry and other arts, suc...

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Does poetry still matter?

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Most Americans don't encounter poetry in the course of their daily lives


UPDATED 9:13 AM CDT Jun 25, 2015 http://www.wvtm13.com/entertainment/does-poetry-still-matter/33766004

Quick: Name a famous living poet.


Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year.


Unless you're a literary scholar or a subscriber to The New Yorker, it'...

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Pay with a poem: cafes around the world to exchange coffee for poetry

Posted on March 21, 2015 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

To mark World Poetry Day, more than a thousand coffee establishments around the world will use poetry as their currency this Saturday.

Marta Bausells

Friday 20 March 2015 12.46 GMT-  http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/mar/20/poetry-coffee-pay-with-a-poem-cafes-world-poetry-day


What is a poem worth? As authors around the world despair of making a living, a company based i...

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Why Creatives Don't Succeed In Traditional, 9-To-5 Work Environments

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Full-time jobs are not for everybody. Sure, to most of the workforce, they’re seen as amazing opportunities to take care of expenses and responsibilities and prepare for the future (c...

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A Guide To Spoken Word Nights In London

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The days of stuffy, pretentious performance poetry in empty hipster cafés are long gone. The contemporary spoken word scene is dynamic, playful and far from dull. This oft misunderstood medium is an explosive, thought provoking and beautiful (not to mention considerably liberal and left-wing) fo...

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Applications Open for Young Poet Laureate for London role

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

‘Being Young Poet Laureate for London has been an incredible experience. It has been challenging, humbling and rewarding. I've had really beautiful moments connecting with Londoners over the transformative power of poetry. It has been truly inspiring and I'm excited about the way it has informed and accelerated my work as a poe...

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Jeremy Paxman: poets must start engaging with ordinary people

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Jeremy Paxman, the broadcaster and journalist, said poetry had 'rather connived at its own irrelevance'

Poetry must “raise its game”, Jeremy Paxman has said, as he urged poets to start engaging with ordinary people rather...

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STOP, WATCH & LISTEN..... 'Mouse Trap'- Shane Romero's- Official Short Poetry Film

Posted on May 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday 30th April 2014 by Sinclair Farrell.

Release Date: 29th April 2014

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MouseTrapFilm


Director: Cliff Notez

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/Cliffn...

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The rise of spoken word educators in UK schools

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Inspired by successful programmes in the US, a new initiative plans to embed spoken-word poetry into UK schools. Jacob Sam-La Rose profiles the project and its Chicago roots.

Until September this year, Peter Kahn was perhaps the only full-time spoken word educator in the world. I met him in 2002 on a two-year sabbatical from his post in Chicago through a regular meeting of poets and writers I'd helped to establish in London. We soon found w...

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Are there more female performance poets or simply more successful ones?

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The spike in young female performance poetry champions suggests that visible role models can have real impact.

Sarah Marsh

Guardian Professional, Thursday 7 November 2013~ http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2...

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Have We Grown Too Impatient for Poetry and Spoken Word?

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Having recently finished an English Literature degree and immersing myself in the academic study of poetry, I feel somewhat underwhelmed by contemporary exposure to the art form, a verbal mode of personal expression that speaks to each and every one of us. The word lives individually and collectively; it is a mu...

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A Poet With Words Trapped Inside

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Published: October 25, 2013~ http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/nyregion/a-poet-with-words-trapped-inside.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1&;

Can computers talk black vernacular? This is a question that haunts Ntozake Shange.


On a recent evening, three days before her 65th birthday, Ms. Shange sat at the front table of the Nuyorican Poets Café in the East Village, listening to rich vernacular lines pou...

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Interview with Clairon Haynes

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Poetical Tv Interviews Poet & Author Clairon Haynes, Live via Twitter.


Poetical Tv: Live international twitter interview with @hitsongss are you ready to start?

Clairon: Yep, Let's roll.

Poetical Tv: Ok then, first off can you tell us a little bit about yourself, what part of the world you’re from etc?

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