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Thu,25 Sep 2014
Arkansas High Schools Invited to Enter 2015 Statewide Poetry Competition
LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Arts Council invites high schools in Arkansas to participate in the 2015 Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, Deadline to enter is Friday, Oct. 31.
Tue,30 Sep 2014
Small Start-Up Company, Moonbow LLC, Launches Major Online Social Network:
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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 ...
Thu,18 Sep 2014
Parkinson’s visual art and poetry competition announced
A nationwide art competition encouraging New Zealanders to think out loud about what it’s like to live with Parkinson’s disease has been launched today by Parkinson’s New Zealand in advance of Parkinson’s Awareness Week 1-7 November.
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.
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...
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.
Fri,05 Sep 2014
Running on poetry: Words on Celluloid
The tragic death of Robin Williams brought focus back to his 1989 movie, Dead Poets Society. Williams plays John Keating, a teacher who inspires his students to love poetry using ra...
Mon,29 Sep 2014
A Love Letter to Philadelphia by Yolanda Wisher
Dear Philly, Sonia always puts the words a placed called before your name. Girl, you’ve been called so many names. Been called out of your name, too. Philly. Illadelph. 215. Killadelphia. You are corner stores and cranes, murals and museums, litter and Love Park. I used to be a girl poet from the suburbs in the backseat of my stepfather Doug’s army-green sedan, yearning for you to look my way ...
Wed,01 Oct 2014
9 Surprising Things That May Increase A Girl’s Libido
There are a number of not-so-obvious triggers that may leave women hungry for a little horizontal tango.

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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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