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Feeling blue? Could a poem be the answer? (via Guardian)

Full Title: "Poetry Pharmacy webchat: Feeling blue? Could a poem be the answer? Ask William Sieghart (via Guardian) Are you lonely, nervous about Christmas or frustrated with relatives? William Sieghart of the much-loved Poetry Pharmacy will be in to prescribe you a poem for your problems on Friday 15 December at 1pm GMT. Post your requests…Read more Feeling blue? Could a poem be the answer? (via Guardian)

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Instapoets show there’s no limitation to form in poetry (via Daily Titan)

Poetry is an art form, and like most art forms, it’s always changing. Contemporary poetry has adapted to its audience, and despite not following a traditional format, Instagram poetry is still an art form that’s meant to be appreciated. Many modern poets have found success posting excerpts of their work on social media sites like…Read more Instapoets show there’s no limitation to form in poetry (via Daily Titan)

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Gary Poetry Project penning its final stanza (via NWI Times)

The Calumet Artist Residency’s Gary Poetry Project, a yearlong effort to fill the Steel City with verse, is nearing its end. The Miller-based arts group has held poetry workshops across the city, distributed a zine of historic Gary poems and painting a sprawling citywide poem on plyboard on abandoned buildings across the city. “The Calumet…Read more Gary Poetry Project penning its final stanza (via NWI Times)

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Poet’s verses capture all painful mundanity surrounding sexual assault (via Quartz)

Full Title: "This British-Jamaican-Nigerian poet’s verses capture all the painful mundanity surrounding sexual assault (via Quartz)" In a wave both disturbing and necessary, sexual assault—an old, pervasive, societal ill—has taken over the news cycle. Dozens of women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, more than 200 said filmmaker James Toback harassed them, and fashion…Read more Poet’s verses capture all painful mundanity surrounding sexual assault (via Quartz)

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On Poetry: Our protest poems can speak volumes (via Record Eagle)

Poet Jane Hirshfield read this poem from the stage at the March for Science in Washington last April. The march featured pop-up poetry writing workshops, and more than 20 banners with science poems by well-known poets: Gary Snyder, W .S. Merwin, Tracy K. Smith and others. “Poems are visible right now, which is terribly ironic,…Read more On Poetry: Our protest poems can speak volumes (via Record Eagle)

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Nego True gets on board for foster kids’ mentoring project (via Guardian UK)

Full Title: "Youtube sensation Nego True of Leyton gets on board for foster kids' mentoring project (via Guardian)" Watch the poem here! A Youtube sensation has joined forces with a children’s charity to pair up youngsters in foster care with positive mentors they can look up to. Nego True of Leyton recently launched the campaign,…Read more Nego True gets on board for foster kids’ mentoring project (via Guardian UK)

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Columbus man performs the Spoken Word after his life changed while behind bars (via ABC6)

De'Jon White was on the wrong path. At age 17, he was convicted for felonious assault. He was in a gang. He was making mistakes. He recognizes it now and recognized during his incarceration. "It took me three years (behind bars) to discover who I was," he said. "I was striving to be someone that…Read more Columbus man performs the Spoken Word after his life changed while behind bars (via ABC6)