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Thu,28 Aug 2014
Register for Poetry Out Loud by Oct. 15
Alaskan students are invited to register for Poetry Out Loud by Oct. 15.
Sun,17 Aug 2014
Literary Calendar - Sun, 17 Aug 2014 PST
Spokane Poetry Slam - Competitive performance poetry. Poets have three minutes to present their original work without costumes, props or musical accompaniment. Audience judges chosen at random score the poem and the highest cumulative score after two rounds of poetry wins the $50 grand prize. This is loud and raucous, and audience participation is highly encouraged. Content is not censored. Sign ...
Wed,06 Aug 2014
Zoe Kazan on her New Movie 'What If,' Rom Coms, and Quirk
In Zoe Kazan's new movie, What If, her character, an animator named Chantry, has a meet cute with Daniel Radcliffe's Wallace in front of a fridge covered in magnetic poetry. Over the course of the film, which charts Chantry and Wallace's friendship—he, naturally, likes her, despite the fact that she's otherwise romantically attached—there are grand romantic gestures both failed (an ill-advised ...
Fri,29 Aug 2014
TNA Impact Wrestling Results 8/27/14
We start off with a look back at last week's controversial finish in the #1 contender's match in Six Sides of Steel, and then we go to the Manhattan Center where Kurt Angle starts off the show!
Tue,05 Aug 2014
Words lie at the heart of poet's worldwide social justice ministry
Luke Nephew, far right, and other members of The Peace Poets, "a collective of artists that celebrate, examine and advocate for life through music and poetry," the group's website says.
Thu,28 Aug 2014
Lampooning Lucas
Who says good things can’t happen in a barn? At the Guyer Barn in Hyannis, the New Classics Company is doing plenty of good things every time it performs its latest comedy, I've Got a Bad Feeling About This: A Tribute to George Lucas .
Fri,22 Aug 2014
Wounded Texas veterans find therapy on the water
DALLAS (AP) — People who carry on with missionary zeal about the poetry of sailing are probably not manning a bilge pump or scrubbing a hull, but the poetry is there. When a generator malfunctioned, oxygen deprivation caused one of his retinas to detach, leaving him with permanent optical damage. [...] since he enrolled in a five-man pilot program for the sailing seminar in July, he eagerly ...
Wed,27 Aug 2014
What I don't like about where I live is that snow never falls. I saw a glass ball that has a snowman in it. You shake the globe and "snow" falls. I bought it. I put it in my bedroom.
Tue,19 Aug 2014
Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87: state media
By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI (Reuters) - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free speech whose lyrical verse captured the hopes and disappointments of Iranians since the 1979 revolution, died on Tuesday at the age of 87, official media reported. Nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature, she earned the unofficial title of the "Lioness of Iran" for what admirers saw as her ...
Thu,07 Aug 2014
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Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is recesitation poetry which can feature a broad range of voices, styles, cultural traditions, and approaches to writing and performance.

The Poetry Out Loud: Recitation Contest was created in 2006 by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation. The contest was created to increase awareness in the art of performing poetry, with substantial cash prizes being awarded to schools that participated as well as representatives from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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