How to Celebrate Black History Month in Sarasota (via Sarasota Magazine)

Poets Unplugged: An Evening of Spoken Word and Music 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Fogartyville Media & Community Art Center The first in a series of four events hosted by spoken word artist Melanie Lavender. The theme for the event is “Truth and Power.” Local poets are invited to participate in the open mic prior to the featured … Continue reading How to Celebrate Black History Month in Sarasota (via Sarasota Magazine)

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Fayetteville’s poetry community shares the art of spoken word (via The Fayetteville Observer)

As a teenager in Fayetteville, Neil Ray found his passion for writing poetry and noticed there wasn't a prominent community of poets in the city, so he started one. Since the late 1990s, Ray has worked to build up the poetry community in the Fayetteville area. As a member of the Writer's Guild, a Fayetteville writers … Continue reading Fayetteville’s poetry community shares the art of spoken word (via The Fayetteville Observer)

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Youth Poet Laureate Alexandra Huynh about Stanford, Amanda Gorman and more (via The Lily)

For Alexandra Huỳnh, life these days is anything but ordinary. The 19-year-old poet and California native began her college career in the fall, when the world was deep into the second year of the pandemic. While attending English and engineering classes at Stanford University, she’s been balancing her duties as the national youth poet laureate, a … Continue reading Youth Poet Laureate Alexandra Huynh about Stanford, Amanda Gorman and more (via The Lily)

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Eminem-inspired rapper-poet says writing saved his life (via BBC)

Click here to view the video for Duke Al Durham's “We Are Heroes.” A rapper-poet who began writing to escape intrusive thoughts has said the process "saved my life".Duke Al Durham kept his poems secret for years, but now hopes they will help others.The 27-year-old, from Sully, Vale of Glamorgan, has called for a National Poetry … Continue reading Eminem-inspired rapper-poet says writing saved his life (via BBC)

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David Wagoner, a giant of Northwest poetry, has died (via Crosscut)

A giant of Northwest poetry died shortly before Christmas. David Wagoner, 95, was the exemplar — and for many years the gatekeeper — of the region’s poetic voices.As a poet, teacher, editor and author, Wagoner shaped a poetic identity from the Northwest’s natural and cultural surroundings, just as midcentury architects like Paul Thiry and artists like … Continue reading David Wagoner, a giant of Northwest poetry, has died (via Crosscut)

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2021 Poetry Wrap: Year in Review

2021's poetry landscape was full of intensity, from: exciting moments (inauguration poetry and Grammy noms); devastating events (see: Poets in Myanmar); serious loss (see: Binta and Levine); and a few major changes. Yes, this year-in-poetry has been complex, experiencing a constant flux of highs and lows. We realize that you may have experienced this in … Continue reading 2021 Poetry Wrap: Year in Review

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Immigrants Use Weekly English Poetry Class to Learn Language (via U.S. News)

A group of writers gathered in a room at the Great River Regional Library Thursday evening, sipping cups of Somali tea and enjoying slices of pie as they perused poetry displayed in little glass centerpieces at the front of the room.The event celebrated the work of immigrants enrolled in a weekly English language learner class … Continue reading Immigrants Use Weekly English Poetry Class to Learn Language (via U.S. News)

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The four Black poets a New Hampshire teacher recommends you read right now (via NHPR)

This event takes place wednesday, december 15, 2021. A poetry night from the black heritage trail of N.H. is exploring where poetry and science overlap.New Hampshire teacher Courtney Marshall loves horror movies, but she loves poetry, especially Black poetry, even more. She combined the two passions when she picked Eve Ewing’s poem “Horror Movie Pitch” … Continue reading The four Black poets a New Hampshire teacher recommends you read right now (via NHPR)

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Spotlight on Indigenous spoken word artist, musician and scholar Lyla June (via ABC7)

For [November's] Native American Heritage Month, Lyla June Johnston contributed spoken word poems to "Our America: Indigenous and Urban," an episodic visual journal of Native men and women sharing their modern-day Indigenous experience, presented by ABC Localish Studios."I wanted to be a part of 'Our America: Indigenous and Urban' because I could tell the producers … Continue reading Spotlight on Indigenous spoken word artist, musician and scholar Lyla June (via ABC7)

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Grammys: Barack Obama, LeVar Burton & Dave Chappelle Among Spoken-Word Nominees (via Deadline)

CONGRATULATIONS, J. IVY! We are so proud of you! Barack Obama, LeVar Burton and Dave Chappelle are among the nominees for Best Spoken Word Album at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which were announced this morning. Also up for the prize are 10-time Emmy nominee Don Cheadle and poet/hip hop artist J. Ivy.The nom for … Continue reading Grammys: Barack Obama, LeVar Burton & Dave Chappelle Among Spoken-Word Nominees (via Deadline)