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Fri,12 Sep 2014
Words take center stage at Nashua's Poetry in the Park showcase
Nashua hosts Poetry in the Park on Saturday, an annual outdoor reading and just one of many programs and events that spotlights NH poets and poetry.
Tue,09 Sep 2014
September Lit: 'the ear of the sky' by Kimarlee Nguyen
  (image by plochingen via Flickr) Kimarlee Nguyen's short story, the ear of the sky,  is the story of a young Cambodian refugee surviving in America. It is suffused with silence, snow, and melancholy, offering a glimpse into the inner world of a woman who doesn't allow herself to voice her complicated dreams out loud. --Karissa Chen, Fiction & Poetry Editor       I wake up to snow. I know this ...
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 ...
Thu,11 Sep 2014
Coronation Street's Bill Roache on Ken's return: 'He's happy to be back'
Bill Roache reveals that Ken Barlow has started writing poetry and become a vegetarian.
Mon,15 Sep 2014
Scottish independence campaign: as it happened, September 12
Latest poll shows the No camp back in the lead - follow the latest news, video and comment ahead of Scotland's independence referendum on Sept 18
Fri,12 Sep 2014
Poet, performer, novelist: the rise of the uncategorisable Kate Tempest
Mercury nomination and place on prestigious list of poets are well-deserved accolades for bright young performer Trying to categorise Kate Tempest is something akin to untangling a basket of eels; her work a slippery, elusive thing. This week alone she has received a Mercury prize nomination for her album Everybody Down, and found herself named as one of 2014's Next Generation Poets by the ...
Thu,11 Sep 2014
Fall Arts Preview
The Empire's Fall Arts Preview -- our fifth annual -- provides a partial listing of upcoming arts-related events in the capital city, particularly those that have been planned as part of local organizations' fall seasons.
Fri,12 Sep 2014
Illinois Football 2014 Game Three Preview: Washington Huskies
From their potent rushing attack to their beastly man in the middle, TCR previews the Fighting Illini's Week Three opponent: the Washington Huskies.
Thu,11 Sep 2014
Theater Review: Equivocation : The Conscious Shakespeare
Magnificent is the word for Bill Cain’s play Equivocation on stage currently at Topanga’s Theatricum Botanicum for four more performances.
Thu,11 Sep 2014
8 Songwriting Lessons You Can Learn From The Eraserheads
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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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