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Celebrate National Poetry Month With the New Yorker Poetry Bot (via The New Yorker)

Just in time for National Poetry Month, the New Yorker Poetry Bot is back! Launched in 2017, to celebrate the magazine’s ninety-second anniversary, the bot offered readers a daily dose of poetry on Twitter and Facebook Messenger, cycling through ninety-two poems that were chosen to represent every decade of our archive. With this reboot, we’ve expanded that selection, adding … Continue reading Celebrate National Poetry Month With the New Yorker Poetry Bot (via The New Yorker)

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Deaf poet Raymond Antrobus wins Ted Hughes award (via BBC News)

London poet Raymond Antrobus, who was thought to be dyslexic with severe learning disabilities until his deafness was discovered at the age of six, has won the Ted Hughes Award for new work in Poetry. He has won the £5,000 prize for his debut collection The Perseverance. The poems explore loss and legacy through his … Continue reading Deaf poet Raymond Antrobus wins Ted Hughes award (via BBC News)

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Local poets present to EMS seventh-graders (via The Emporia Gazette)

Did you hear alliteration in the air? Could you feel brains growing and passion seeping? Was Johnny Cash singing a song written by Shel Silverstein? That was what students who were a part of the Emporia Middle School poetry presentation experienced Wednesday. Five local poets visited with the seventh-grade language arts classes to talk about … Continue reading Local poets present to EMS seventh-graders (via The Emporia Gazette)

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Kinsale Hueston uses poetry to explore her Native identity (via Yale Daily News)

Full Title: "Kinsale Hueston ’22 B.A. uses poetry to explore her Native identity (via Yale Daily News)" Her grandmother is a recurring figure in Kinsale Hueston’s poetry. In “squashblossom,” the narrator kisses her departed grandmother’s forehead during the funeral ceremony “to whisper her to sleep.” In “Grandmother,” she struggles to accept her grandmother’s declining health. Hueston, a … Continue reading Kinsale Hueston uses poetry to explore her Native identity (via Yale Daily News)

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The Best Spoken-Word, Readings and Poetry in L.A. (via L.A. Weekly)

Full Title: "L.A. Is Lit: The Best Spoken-Word, Readings and Poetry in Town (via L.A. Weekly) Spoken word is more popular than ever these days, with a seemingly endless array of live performances that pop up in a wide variety of formats and settings in the Los Angeles area. But what used to be a mainly … Continue reading The Best Spoken-Word, Readings and Poetry in L.A. (via L.A. Weekly)

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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)