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10 Creepy, Captivating Horror Poetry Collections (via Book Riot)

This list of horror poetry collections is sponsored by Forge Books. Four women. Four secrets. A weekend that will change them forever…if they survive. Each woman has come to the retreat for different reasons. Each has her secrets to hide. And at the end of this weekend only one will be left standing. Sherri Smith illuminates … Continue reading 10 Creepy, Captivating Horror Poetry Collections (via Book Riot)

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2019 Spoken Word Fest canceled (via Argus Courier)

Wine Country Spoken Word Festival canceled for 2019: What was originally announced as the “Third Inaugural Wine Country Spoken Word Festival,” set for the weekend of Nov. 8 in Petaluma, has had to be silenced, according to producers Dave and Juliet Pokorny. Blame the dreaded “Outside Circumstances” (a great name for a band or improv … Continue reading 2019 Spoken Word Fest canceled (via Argus Courier)

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Al Alvarez, champion of poetry and poker, dies at 90 (via Washington Post)

Full Title: "Al Alvarez, British critic and author who championed poetry and poker, dies at 90 (via Washington Post)" Al Alvarez, a British poet, critic and best-selling author who championed the work of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, wrote a provocative study of suicide and explored his own risky pastimes in books about rock climbing and … Continue reading Al Alvarez, champion of poetry and poker, dies at 90 (via Washington Post)

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Support for artists of color in gentrifying Seattle (via Seattle Times)

Full Title: "‘Artists are resilient’: Spoken word poetry functions as both creative outlet and source of support for artists of color in gentrifying Seattle (via Seattle Times)" The room was already electric. By the time Ebo Barton was preparing to walk on stage at the Northwest African American Museum’s Alchemy Spoken Word event in July, … Continue reading Support for artists of color in gentrifying Seattle (via Seattle Times)

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Why Spoken Word Artist Regie Cabico Calls Himself an ‘Accidental Poet’ (via Smithsonian)

Regie Cabico offers advice on tackling his craft. “If you don’t know what to write, write a poem,” he says. “Things that you could never tell your mother, things you could never tell your father, and a lot will come out.” Cabico, who calls himself an “accidental poet,” specializes in slam poetry, a genre that … Continue reading Why Spoken Word Artist Regie Cabico Calls Himself an ‘Accidental Poet’ (via Smithsonian)