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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)

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A free music festival on six front porches (via Lansing State Journal)

Lansing, Michigan. It doesn't get more intimate than gathering on someone's front porch to hear a live acoustic performance. Gather on six front porches, and you've got the Moores Park Porch Fest, a music and spoken word festival featuring free shows on neighbors' porches in Lansing's Moores Park neighborhood. The free event is happening on Saturday, organized by the Moores Park…Read more A free music festival on six front porches (via Lansing State Journal)

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Poetry and prose to meet in literary evening (via Idaho Mountain Express)

Missouri-based poet Dana Levin embarked on her poetry career at a young age: She was first bitten by the poetry bug in second grade after a particular writing assignment. “After watching films in the cafeteria, Mrs. Long asked us to write a paragraph about one of them. I was really excited about one featuring an…Read more Poetry and prose to meet in literary evening (via Idaho Mountain Express)

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Is Poetry the New Adult Coloring Book? (via Publisher’s Weekly)

Three years ago, an unpublished poet from Toronto took the stage at the semifinals for the National Poetry Slam in Oakland, Calif. Sabrina Benaim was visibly nervous as she read “Explaining My Depression to My Mother” aloud for the first time, delivering the deeply personal poem in a breathless burst that has been immortalized in…Read more Is Poetry the New Adult Coloring Book? (via Publisher’s Weekly)

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Lyrical verses now in Slams and Spoken Word (via The New Indian Express)

Poetry has been used as a medium to communicate for centuries. Written, recited and published in various forms, this form of literature has come a long way today. From sonnets to free verses, and ballads to modern, poetry has evolved over the years. Chennai too has its set of poetry-high people. With clubs and groups…Read more Lyrical verses now in Slams and Spoken Word (via The New Indian Express)