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Sat,11 Oct 2014
Top 10 tips for writing poetry
Andrew Motion on how to make it as a poet
Mon,13 Oct 2014
Our guest editor Grayson Perry invites the novelist Martin Amis to his studio to discuss art, violence and the end of ...
Our guest editor Grayson Perry invites the novelist Martin Amis to his studio to discuss art, violence and the end of men.
Tue,30 Sep 2014
Small Start-Up Company, Moonbow LLC, Launches Major Online Social Network:
Write it. Share it. And listen to real people read your work out loud. []
Wed,08 Oct 2014
Richard Blanco’s Gay Latino Survival Kit
The first immigrant and the first openly gay man to be the inaugural poet, the Cuban-born author talks about exile, his new memoir, and the forces that formed him.
Sun,28 Sep 2014
Every day brings a chance for young poets to be heard
Being young can often mean a lot of people will disregard what you have to say.So a group of friends from South Auckland's McAuley High School are using poetry to make sure their voices are heard loud and clear."When you put yourself...
Wed,08 Oct 2014
Michael teaches English at the high school. His classroom is in one of the portables set up beside the outdoor basketball court, the garage where the guys in auto shop fix cars. During Grade 12 drama, I spent a lot of time in there with Mr. Chen who’d come from the city, who Lara thought... More »
Sat,18 Oct 2014
'Berryman at 100' conference celebrates beloved but troubled poet
John Berryman was a beloved University of Minnesota professor when he took his life in 1972 by jumping off the Washington Avenue bridge in Minneapolis. He was 57.
Sun,19 Oct 2014
Around the District
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 907-714-8888 or visit
Fri,10 Oct 2014
Fug the Show: Nashville recap, season 3, episode 3
Imagine that: Slightly peppier music, storylines crossing — or attempting to — and what appears to be Hayden Panettiere’s actual hair. Nashville , are you feeling okay? Because you’re not acting like yourself.
Sun,21 Sep 2014
Poetry: The Rebirth Of Wonder with Joyce Jenkins
Poetry and art saves lives', says Joyce Jenkins. She is the publisher of Poetry Flash, a bi-monthly poetry review and literary calendar print zine with an online companion.

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