|Posted on March 21, 2016 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 25, 2015 at 11:20 AM||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'...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 21, 2015 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:25 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:40 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 2, 2014 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
Poetry must “raise its game”, Jeremy Paxman has said, as he urged poets to start engaging with ordinary people rather...Read Full Post »
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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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 13, 2013 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
Guardian Professional, Thursday 7 November 2013~ http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 7, 2013 at 1:10 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
By JOHN LELAND
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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 1, 2013 at 8:40 AM||comments (0)|
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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