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Memoirist Mary Karr On God, Poetry And Her Own #MeToo Moments (via WBUR)

Acclaimed memoirist Mary Karr has just published "Tropic of Squalor," a new collection of poetry. Included in the collection are poems about her family, her relationship with God and David Foster Wallace, with whom she had an abusive relationship. Interview Highlights On her volatile relationship with David Foster Wallace "I had a relationship, he had the volatile…Read more Memoirist Mary Karr On God, Poetry And Her Own #MeToo Moments (via WBUR)

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‘Dear Kendall’: Student self-publishes deeply personal poetry collection (via Daily Mississippian)

Most people his age would never guess that the buoyant, friendly Kendall Patterson they brush past on campus is likely walking around with a notebook full of handwritten poetry exploring feelings of depression and loneliness. Patterson’s poetry is honest. His words are brave and unashamed of the attention they may bring him. Whether writing lines…Read more ‘Dear Kendall’: Student self-publishes deeply personal poetry collection (via Daily Mississippian)

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Spoken Word Performance Honors Victims Of Police Violence (via Deadline)

Full Title: "‘Blindspotting’s Daveed Diggs And Rafael Casal’s Spoken Word Performance Honors Victims Of Police Violence" Click here to watch video. Diggs and Casal wax poetic about police violence and from the beginning recite the names of victims that have made headlines such as Freddie Gray, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland and many others. Passionate and…Read more Spoken Word Performance Honors Victims Of Police Violence (via Deadline)

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Where does music end and poetry begin? (via Washington Post)

Full Title: "Where does music end and poetry begin? David Grubbs wrote his first poem to find out (via Washington Post)" “Now that the audience is assembled,” a new book-length poem by musician David Grubbs, reminds us that listening can feel stranger than dreaming. The poem is a real-time report from an imaginary concert where…Read more Where does music end and poetry begin? (via Washington Post)

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Monthly Coffee and Poetry Comes to Malibu (via The Malibu Times)

The Malibu Library is housing a new event: Caffeinated Verse.  The event, which will feature coffee and poetry, is a three-month-long series at the library put on by the Poet Laureate Project.  Malibu Poet Laureate Ricardo Means Ybarra will host Caffeinated Verse. Each event will feature one poet, followed by an open mic. The series…Read more Monthly Coffee and Poetry Comes to Malibu (via The Malibu Times)

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New poet laureate wants Athens to be known for its poetry (via The Post Athens)

Athens, Ohio. Kari Gunter-Seymour wasn’t always a poet. But when her son, a combat veteran, was serving in Iraq, she began writing as a form of therapy to keep herself from thinking of what could happen to him. “It was just a horrible time. The violence there was so profound; the death rate was so…Read more New poet laureate wants Athens to be known for its poetry (via The Post Athens)

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Analy High senior scores in state poetry contest (via Sonoma West Times & News)

Analy High senior Sarah Condello represented Sonoma County in the annual Poetry Out Loud contest last weekend in Sacramento, making it through two of the three rounds of the event that featured 46 students from across California. Condello became Sonoma County’s representative in the state contest after winning the local Poetry Out Loud event Feb.…Read more Analy High senior scores in state poetry contest (via Sonoma West Times & News)