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From love of rap to a career in performance poetry: Peoria High grad, Brandon Alexander Williams (via Peoria Journal Star)

Brandon Alexander Williams still vividly remembers the first time he heard rap, the art form which eventually became his career.  “I was 10 years old in my cousin’s basement in Downers Grove, Illinois, with my older brother Steven and my cousin Chris. And I remember they played an Outkast record from 1996, their album 'ATLiens.' … Continue reading From love of rap to a career in performance poetry: Peoria High grad, Brandon Alexander Williams (via Peoria Journal Star)

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Artist-poet Seth Thill to teach nature poetry, printmaking workshop at Hartman (via The Courier)

This event takes place on August 28, 2022 from 9am - 11:30am at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center in Cedar Falls, IA. As artist-in-residence, poet-artist Seth Thill has always loved nature, but don’t expect him to identify much of the flora and fauna that thrives at Hartman Reserve Nature Center. “I’m not much of a … Continue reading Artist-poet Seth Thill to teach nature poetry, printmaking workshop at Hartman (via The Courier)

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Xpressions by Poet Chavonne Jackson is an Inspirational Release (via Yahoo)

Full Title: "One of the Most Inspirational Poetry Books Released in 2022 Is Xpressions by Chavonne Jackson (via Yahoo)" Poet Chavonne Jackson recently announced the release of Xpressions, her soul-soothing collection of original poetry. Exploring motherhood, the importance of family, and uplifting reflections on her personal experiences, Chavonne's work is both an inspiration and a reminder … Continue reading Xpressions by Poet Chavonne Jackson is an Inspirational Release (via Yahoo)

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Blackout poetry: Uncovering verses and emotions (via The New Indian Express)

Several people mention that the process of creating blackout poetry helps them unwind. A case in point is Prachi Mishra (24), a Saket resident who was introduced to this poetry style in 2018—her first year of college. Mishra soon started using blackout poetry as a creative outlet. “I had just heard of blackout poetry somewhere … Continue reading Blackout poetry: Uncovering verses and emotions (via The New Indian Express)

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The Latest Social Media Trend Is… Poetry? (via MSN)

Friends Kalliope and Lyra have a few things in common: they’re both designers who study graphic design and art in Indiana, and they’re both 23. They’re also both anonymous poets on TikTok, posting their work to thousands of followers every day. “I decided to be anonymous online because it allowed me to be more open and vulnerable,” … Continue reading The Latest Social Media Trend Is… Poetry? (via MSN)

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Billings South Side livened up by new poetry project (via KTVQ)

Billings, Montana If you’ve ever been walking down a sidewalk in Billings South Side, you may have noticed something etched into the sidewalks: those are poems and they’re scattered throughout multiple neighborhoods.“We received a grant from the Kresge Foundation to really brighten up a neighborhood. So, we chose the South Side neighborhood,” said Eden Sowards … Continue reading Billings South Side livened up by new poetry project (via KTVQ)

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Louisville poet pays homage to the ‘Slack Tongue City’ in debut poetry book (via Yahoo)

Louisville native Mackenzie Berry always felt she had a chip on her shoulder."I had big dreams, especially as a child, and I thought to accomplish those dreams I would have to leave the city. A lot of people relate to that or think that we don't have as many resources as a major city," Berry … Continue reading Louisville poet pays homage to the ‘Slack Tongue City’ in debut poetry book (via Yahoo)

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Amanda Gorman Will Teach You How to Write Poetry with New MasterClass (via EURweb)

Per press release, MasterClass members will have unprecedented access to Gorman’s invaluable tips and personal experiences on how to harness poetry and write words that can change and heal the world. Members will have exclusive access to her famous inaugural reading of “The Hill We Climb,” where she demonstrates the elements of a poetic performance … Continue reading Amanda Gorman Will Teach You How to Write Poetry with New MasterClass (via EURweb)

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New Categories for the 2023 GRAMMYs Announced: Best Spoken Word Poetry Album and More (via The Recording Academy)

Full Title: "New Categories For The 2023 GRAMMYs Announced: Songwriter Of The Year, Best Video Game Soundtrack, Best Song For Social Change & More Changes (via The Recording Academy)" See excerpts, below! The Recording Academy has announced five new GRAMMY Awards categories to be awarded at the 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards, including the … Continue reading New Categories for the 2023 GRAMMYs Announced: Best Spoken Word Poetry Album and More (via The Recording Academy)

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Coney Island Poetry Map brings ‘inside perspective’ to popular nabe (via Brooklyn Paper)

Coney Island is a New York City institution, best known to New Yorkers and tourists alike for its wide seaside boardwalk and nostalgic Wonder Wheel. This summer, local writers and their connections to the seaside neighborhood are being recognized in an annual installation — the Coney Island Poetry Map.Installed in April (and up through the … Continue reading Coney Island Poetry Map brings ‘inside perspective’ to popular nabe (via Brooklyn Paper)