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Curating a fresh mixtape of Black British poetry (via Guardian)

Full Title: "'The poems began to dance among themselves': curating a fresh mixtape of Black British poetry (via Guardian)" A companion to 1998’s The Fire People, Kayo Chingonyi’s anthology creates a space for a new generation of voices to express the wide range of their work.Putting together an anthology is, as the American poet Katrina … Continue reading Curating a fresh mixtape of Black British poetry (via Guardian)

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Milwaukee names Mario Willis next poet laureate (via CBS 58)

Milwaukee has named a new poet laureate and he's excited to get to work. Mario Willis is a Milwaukee native and has been featured throughout the city as a performer and writing guide. For more than 16 years, Willis has collaborated with nationally recognized spoken word artists and award-winning poets. For the next two years, Willis will … Continue reading Milwaukee names Mario Willis next poet laureate (via CBS 58)

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Eric Yip, the youngest ever winner of the UK’s National Poetry Competition (via The Tab)

Full Title: "The Tab sits down with the youngest ever winner of the National Poetry Prize (via The Tab)" Midway through the Easter holidays, The Tab sat down for a Zoom call with Britain’s youngest ever winner of the National Poetry Prize. Eric Yip, an Economics student at Lucy Cavendish College, spoke to The Tab … Continue reading Eric Yip, the youngest ever winner of the UK’s National Poetry Competition (via The Tab)

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Adrian Matejka Joins Poetry Magazine as New Editor (Press Release)

Bringing fresh energy to an enduring literary publication Image courtesy, Polina Osherov CHICAGO, IL, April 26, 2022 —The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce that Adrian Matejka will join Poetry as the new editor beginning May 16. Matejka is the first Black editor to ever lead Poetry in the magazine’s history; he was selected through a national search. “We are thrilled to welcome … Continue reading Adrian Matejka Joins Poetry Magazine as New Editor (Press Release)

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(Video) E the poet-emcee | He Needs Love

Additional Info: Poem starts at 1 minute 40 second mark. Here's E the Poet Emcee performing at our Voices In Power Poetry Open Mic Experience located in Philly on April 2, 2022. For more videos of amazing poetry, singers, musicians, comedians and more be sure to visit our channel and don't forget to Subscribe. We … Continue reading (Video) E the poet-emcee | He Needs Love

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This road to redemption began with a poetry book slipped under a prison cell door (via Washington Examiner)

Reginald Dwayne Betts was first introduced to poetry when an unknown person slid a copy of Dudley Randall’s The Black Poets under his prison cell door.Betts had just landed himself in prison at age 16 after a night filled with bad decisions. He joined a friend and a bunch of guys he hardly knew and went looking for trouble. … Continue reading This road to redemption began with a poetry book slipped under a prison cell door (via Washington Examiner)