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(Video) Sophie Priceman | How Teenage Girls Are Like Poetry

Additional Info: Support Button Poetry: http://bit.ly/buttonpatreon Sophie Priceman, performing at 2018 Classic Slam in Los Angeles, CA. Performing at the 2018 Get Lit Classic Slam. The Get Lit Classic Slam is the largest teen poetry competition in Southern California’s history – where high school students from schools throughout Los Angeles County face off to “slam” … Continue reading (Video) Sophie Priceman | How Teenage Girls Are Like Poetry

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These Poets Are Dedicated to Elevating and Preserving the Art Form (via The Root)

Editor’s note: This week, for National Poetry Month, we’re featuring 37 up-and-coming black poets who we expect do amazing work over the next decade. We grouped them by categories, though their works often blur boundaries and defy definitions. Monday’s theme was Black Regionalism, poets who look at black life and society through the prism of geographic … Continue reading These Poets Are Dedicated to Elevating and Preserving the Art Form (via The Root)

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For the Country’s Most Promising Teen Poets, Poetry Is Activism (via Vulture)

Is poetry political? It seems a silly question to ask, even during National Poetry Month (which is technically not state-sponsored but very much in the spirit of public communion). Plato, in his Republic, called for the censoring and banning of poets. For centuries, in societies as different as Britain and China, court poets explicitly addressed the social and … Continue reading For the Country’s Most Promising Teen Poets, Poetry Is Activism (via Vulture)

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Professor encourages students to explore poetry (via Daily Bruin)

Full Title: "Professor creates organization encouraging students of all majors to explore poetry (via Daily Bruin)" Every member of the UCLA community should read or hear a poem sometime between this April and June, said English adjunct assistant professor Reed Wilson. UCLApoem – Wilson’s brainchild – is a new student-run organization that will organize several … Continue reading Professor encourages students to explore poetry (via Daily Bruin)

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Celebrate National Poetry Month With the New Yorker Poetry Bot (via The New Yorker)

Just in time for National Poetry Month, the New Yorker Poetry Bot is back! Launched in 2017, to celebrate the magazine’s ninety-second anniversary, the bot offered readers a daily dose of poetry on Twitter and Facebook Messenger, cycling through ninety-two poems that were chosen to represent every decade of our archive. With this reboot, we’ve expanded that selection, adding … Continue reading Celebrate National Poetry Month With the New Yorker Poetry Bot (via The New Yorker)

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Deaf poet Raymond Antrobus wins Ted Hughes award (via BBC News)

London poet Raymond Antrobus, who was thought to be dyslexic with severe learning disabilities until his deafness was discovered at the age of six, has won the Ted Hughes Award for new work in Poetry. He has won the £5,000 prize for his debut collection The Perseverance. The poems explore loss and legacy through his … Continue reading Deaf poet Raymond Antrobus wins Ted Hughes award (via BBC News)