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Omari Hardwick Is Launching A Spoken Word Podcast (via Madame Noire)

Omari Hardwick is entering the world of podcasts. The Power star revealed that he is launching his own podcast “Poetics” where he is challenging some of our favorite rappers to show off their spoken word skills. “I’m asking rappers to come in and sit down and recite a poem,” The 45-year-old told Billboard. “Lose the machismo. Poetry has a … Continue reading Omari Hardwick Is Launching A Spoken Word Podcast (via Madame Noire)

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Lana Del Rey’s Poetry Can Be Yours for the Low, Low Price of $1 (via SPIN)

Lana Del Rey is in the process of self-publishing her first poetry collection, and at these prices, she’s practically giving it away. The singer first teased the project last September when she teased the notion of binding a collection of poems she had been working on titled Violet Bent Backwards Over Grass. “I have like 13 kind of long … Continue reading Lana Del Rey’s Poetry Can Be Yours for the Low, Low Price of $1 (via SPIN)

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UA Poetry Center part of national coalition that received $1M grant (via Tucson)

The UA’s Poetry Center was part of a national alliance awarded a $1 million grant that will help pay for programs, administration costs and fellowships for the next four years. The Poetry Coalition involves more than 20 independent poetry organizations, including the University of Arizona’s center. The grant is one of the largest investments in … Continue reading UA Poetry Center part of national coalition that received $1M grant (via Tucson)

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Young writers to ‘light up’ the night in spoken word contest (via South Coast Today)

Young people are invited to create an original piece of writing inspired by local women for a spoken word contest at the Whaling Museum. To celebrate Women’s History Month, “Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast,” in partnership with the Bristol Community College Women’s Center, and the YWCA, is hosting the spoken word contest … Continue reading Young writers to ‘light up’ the night in spoken word contest (via South Coast Today)

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The rock stars of poetry explain why the art is in demand (via BBC)

Jay Bernard's teenage poetry was terrible, something the award-winning poet is happy to admit. The 31-year-old south Londoner began writing at school, printing out poems, stapling them together, and charging classmates £2 for a copy. More than a decade later, Jay, who self-describes as non-binary, has won the 2018 Ted Hughes Award for Surge: Side … Continue reading The rock stars of poetry explain why the art is in demand (via BBC)

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AAP Gets $2.2 Million In the Name of Poetry (via Publishers Weekly)

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has donated the funding for two grants to the Academy of American Poets, totaling $2.2 million. The funds, the AAP said, will be used to "enable the work of several poets serving in civic Poets Laureate positions," as well as to support more than 20 poetry organizations" who comprise the Poetry … Continue reading AAP Gets $2.2 Million In the Name of Poetry (via Publishers Weekly)

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4 Poetry Collections That Change the World (via Vulture)

Full Title: "New Year, New Verse: 4 Poetry Collections That Change the World (via Vulture)" Poetry ought to be the preeminent form of this age — hell, every age. In a smattering of words, a poem can eulogize, satirize, criticize, proselytize. The greatest verse clues us into what Jane Hirshfield calls “poetry’s knowing,” its function of “clarification … Continue reading 4 Poetry Collections That Change the World (via Vulture)