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Sat,19 Apr 2014
Well Versed: Why Teaching Poetry Matters
In classrooms across the country, Emily Southerton witnesses the magic of poetry and its ability to transform kids. As Teach for America’s digital initiative specialist, Southerton is part of the organization’s Poet Warriors Project, a nationwide program that helps kids write and publish poetry on tough issues they face, such as poverty, gangs, and peer pressure. More than 50 classrooms around ...
Wed,16 Apr 2014
C.K. Williams on his foray into prose poetry
‘It represented giving up some of the constraints of poetry and allowing other things to happen.’
Sat,19 Apr 2014
Bringing Poetry And High Culture To Sao Paulo's Periphery
Poetry in an unlikely place: In a grim urban shanty town in the middle of Sao Paulo, budding poets from the poorest sections of Brazilian society get together weekly to compose and recite poetry.
Thu,17 Apr 2014
Poetry Pulitzer back in Brooklyn
Carroll Gardens poet Vijay Seshadri isn’t the only versifier with Brooklyn ties to take home the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
Sat,19 Apr 2014
What was Rumi talking about?
Sufi poetry has been largely misunderstood by modern pop culture.
Thu,17 Apr 2014
FOX 4 Young Achiever finds power in poetry
RAYTOWN, Mo. – April is National Poetry Month. And all over America the past few weeks teenagers have been performing their...
Tue,15 Apr 2014
Poetry Center announces high school winners; 7th graders to read
More than 300 poems written by high school students were entered in the St. Louis Poetry Center's annual Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest. This year, writer Virginia Slachman judged the contest, and a press release announced the results: 
Fri,18 Apr 2014
'Hartford Loves Poetry' Finale Set For Saturday
Festival's Last Event To Be Held At Hartford Public Library Follow Your Town News On The Courant's Hartford Facebook Page HARTFORD — The city-organized festival "Hartford Loves Poetry" culminates Saturday with an afternoon grand finale at the downtown Hartford Public Library, where a cultural range of speakers will read poems in more than 20 languages.
Thu,03 Apr 2014
The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Paschal’
This Poetry Pairing features the poem “Paschal” by Robert Pinsky and the article “Put Yourself in the Story of Passover” by Edward Rothstein.        
Thu,17 Apr 2014
YPSILANTI: Library celebrates poetry month
April is National Poetry Month, and the Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) is hosting a variety of activities that will help bring the art and craft of poetry to life.