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Sun,13 Jul 2014
The kids are alright: Poetry slamming in Malate
When was the last time you heard poetry read out loud, in a dim bar or from a bright stage, letting the sound of the spoken word wash over you?
Wed,23 Jul 2014
Winning Writers Announces the 12th Annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Winning Writers will award 12 cash prizes totaling $3,000 in the 12th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. Ellaraine Lockie will judge; enter by September 30. (PRWeb July 23, 2014) Read the full story at
Sun,20 Jul 2014
Sedona's Claire Pearson readies for National Poetry Slam
Claire Pearson is getting ready to compete in poetry at the national level. “I’m competing at this poetry bout in Flagstaff on Saturday night,” she said.
Sat,12 Jul 2014
Giving teens a chance to shine, in meter, verse and rhyme
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:19:12 GMT By ANN MARIE JAKUBOWSKI Monitor staff Teenagers in New Hampshire have no shortage of opportunities to practice sports or play music. But Concord Public Library Foundation board member George Geers wants to make sure they also have plenty of chances to engage with poetry and perform at spoken ...
Thu,26 Jun 2014
Stephen Berg, 79, poet, teacher, editor
Stephen Berg, 79, of Philadelphia, an acclaimed poet, teacher, and editor and the driving force behind the American Poetry Review, died Thursday, June 12, at Pennsylvania Hospital.
Wed,23 Jul 2014
Robert F. Panara, writer, poet, professor and pioneer of deaf studies, dies at 94
Mr. Panara, a former Gallaudet professor, was a preeminent scholar in the field of deaf studies
Tue,22 Jul 2014
Computer Engineering: A Fine Day Job for a Poet
In approximately three months, her second poetry collection, Zion (winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition in 2013), will be published by Southern Illinois University Press. She’s managed to accomplish all of this while also serving as a senior poetry editor of Tupelo Quarterly—and while working as a Senior Integration Engineer at HealthTrust in Nashville. You were born in Nashville, did ...
Wed,25 Jun 2014
Pride and joy
The coming to terms with society's attitudes toward sexuality and body image. The challenge of being a contemporary artist who places emotional honesty above pop pretense. by Bill Forman Mary Lambert's story is practically begging to be turned into a Hollywood screenplay: There's the early and ongoing struggle with anxiety and depression. The coming to terms with society's attitudes toward ...
Tue,15 Jul 2014
Neil Young And Crazy Horse Hyde Park, London W2 4/5
NEIL YOUNG and Crazy Horse crash into Hyde Park with an untameable and unrelentingly loud, super-heated two-hour playlist to die for.
Fri,18 Jul 2014
The Hulk Should Be Asian
Captain America is black. Thor is a woman. The ideal Bruce Banner is a cuddly teddy bear, an adorkable loser, likable in a wussy kind of way. He’s totally harmless—until he isn’t.

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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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