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Fri,25 Jul 2014
Moment of Friday: Hans Ulrich Obrist talks Instagram and poetry
Earlier this year, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, of London's Serpentine Gallery, helped put together "Poetry will be made by all!" — an exhibition for the LUMA/Westbau art space in Zurich, Switzerland, that brought together poets and their peers from the worlds of art and design.
Fri,25 Jul 2014
Garrison Keillor on loving poetry ‘as clear statement’
NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown spoke with Garrison Keillor of “A Prairie Home Companion” and “The Writer’s Almanac,” about the American Public Media host’s relationship to poetry. In college, Garrison Keillor studied poetry as an English major. But when the host of “ A Prairie Home Companion ” and “ The Writer’s Almanac ” returned to poetry decades later, his interest was “entirely ...
Thu,17 Jul 2014
Poetry Profiles: Four Way Books
Martha Rhodes discusses the publisher's work.
Thu,24 Jul 2014
Poetic injustice: Locals respond to N.C.’s poet laureate debate
Poetry has long been an action-packed artistic genre in Western North Carolina. Here, it’s not merely written but spoken, slammed and taken into schools (thanks to Poetry Alive! — which celebrates its 30th anniversary with an event at The White Horse on Aug. 15 — and LEAF in Schools & Streets, among other initiatives). In […]
Sat,28 Jun 2014
America Loves Poetry—But It’s Called Rap
Poetry is no longer something we curl up to with a cup of tea. Instead, we take it in through earbuds. And America has never loved it more.
Fri,25 Jul 2014
Ed Brown bringing Canadian cowboy poetry to Stony
Ed Brown, a former bronc rider, fisherman and furtrapper, will bring his humorous style of cowboy poetry to the Stony Plain Cowboy Poetry Gathering next month.
Wed,23 Jul 2014
London Book And Poetry Events: 24-30 July 2014
Atrocious poetry, London Adventure and Tottenham Outrage.
Wed,23 Jul 2014
Spoken word heightens level of understanding for PHS students
Before summer break, Peninsula High School poetry coach Lynda Richards and English teacher Julie Bruey convinced me I would enjoy poetry readings by students, each of whom composed his or… Click to Continue »
Tue,22 Jul 2014
Author Raza Mir writes a guide to Urdu poetry
Want to fully understand the nuances of an Urdu couplet enchanted by its spoken cadence?
Fri,25 Jul 2014
Your Super DIY poetry
Last week, we published our Super DIY poetry kit and asked readers to send in their poetry. We’re loving your words—keep them coming.