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Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate (via NY Times)

Joy Harjo started writing as a college student in New Mexico in the early 1970s, during what she described as “the beginning of a multicultural literary movement.” At gatherings around the Southwest, she began meeting poets, including Native American ones. Hearing them perform made her realize that poetry was available to everyone, including her. “It … Continue reading Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate (via NY Times)

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Spoken Word Is The Most Empowering Art Form Out There (via Refinery29)

Full Title: "Spoken Word Is The Most Empowering Art Form Out There – 5 Women Tell Us Why (via Refinery29)" Spoken word is far from the pretentious stereotype that we've seen mimicked in TV and films over the years. You know the one; a beret-wearing, roll-up-smoking grad student shouting angrily into a microphone against the exposed … Continue reading Spoken Word Is The Most Empowering Art Form Out There (via Refinery29)

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The Poetry to the People tour brings renowned poets to deliver readings outside Carnegie Library (via Pittsburgh City Paper)

On Sat., June 15, visitors to Carnegie Library's main branch will find collections of books to borrow not only inside the building but outside of it. The Poetry to the People tour is a multi-city book truck road trip — beginning in New York and ending in New Orleans — that brings free books and … Continue reading The Poetry to the People tour brings renowned poets to deliver readings outside Carnegie Library (via Pittsburgh City Paper)

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UVM’s Major Jackson Selected as Co-Editor of ‘The Best American Poetry’ (via Seven Days)

Acclaimed poet and South Burlington resident Major Jackson, an English professor at the University of Vermont, has been selected as co-editor of the 2019 edition of The Best American Poetry. Yes, non-poetry peeps: that is a BFD. The anthology, published by Simon & Schuster, is slated for release on September 10 — the day after Jackson’s 51st birthday. … Continue reading UVM’s Major Jackson Selected as Co-Editor of ‘The Best American Poetry’ (via Seven Days)

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(Video) Black Chakra | I Spit Fire

Additional Info: Black Chakra performing "I Spit Fire" at Rudyard's Pub and Grill. Check out Chakra on Twitter! https://twitter.com/blackchakra88 Write About Now: WANPOETRY is a community-oriented collective of poets that meet at AvantGarden in Houston, Texas every Wednesday at 7:30 PM with the purpose of providing a multimedia platform for poets to share their work. … Continue reading (Video) Black Chakra | I Spit Fire

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Why the Ayesha Curry Backlash Bothered this Poet

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect that of The Poet's List.   YOU'RE AT THE BARS WITH... Lexzie     "How do y'all deal with all the ladies around y'all men?" a vibrant Jada Pinkett exclaimed as I adjusted the volume on the … Continue reading Why the Ayesha Curry Backlash Bothered this Poet

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Introducing Nevada’s Newest Poet Laureates (via KNPR)

Poetry is artistic language meant to stir your imagination... it can also be a little intimidating. Nevada's new poet laureates want to change that. Heather Lang Cassera will become Clark County's poet laureate on June 1, and Pan Pantoja is Reno's 2019 poet laureate. “The role of a poet laureate can vary a little bit … Continue reading Introducing Nevada’s Newest Poet Laureates (via KNPR)