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The Purpose of Poetry (via UDaily)

UD English professors explain how learning to read and write poetry benefits all students John Ernest, chair of the Department of English at the University of Delaware, wants to bring poetry to life, so sometimes he’ll start his classes with a dramatic reading of a poem. On more than one occasion, he’s arranged for someone … Continue reading The Purpose of Poetry (via UDaily)

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Central Florida man finds his voice, business through art and typewriter poetry (via Orlando Sentinel)

Although words are Marquis Lee’s specialty, he struggles to find the nouns and adjectives to adequately and accurately describe himself. There’s too much to contain in a sentence. “I’m still finding myself as far as the arts go because I have so many different things that I do,” he said. “I consider myself a multidisciplinary … Continue reading Central Florida man finds his voice, business through art and typewriter poetry (via Orlando Sentinel)

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Interview: THE PEGASUS POETS: CAConrad

CACONRAD Poetry magazine, a publication of the historic Poetry Foundation has commenced its 110-year celebration with an iconic presentation at the Foundation's annual Pegasus Awards.  The Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a staple of the ceremony, typically awards $100,000 to one living U.S. poet. However, in an unprecedented move, the organization set aside over $1 million … Continue reading Interview: THE PEGASUS POETS: CAConrad

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Here Are Your 2023 Nominees for Best Spoken Word Poetry Album (via Recording Academy)

Congratulations to the five incredible poets nominated for a GRAMMY at the 65th annual awards taking place in 2023! Here is a brief synopsis of how this category came to be from an article originally titled: "Behind The GRAMMY: Why The New Best Spoken Word Poetry Album GRAMMY Category Is A Global Victory For Lovers … Continue reading Here Are Your 2023 Nominees for Best Spoken Word Poetry Album (via Recording Academy)

From the Boston Book Festival: Silence in Poetry (via Harvard Crimson)

A poem’s meaning is most often constructed from its words, but there is just as much, if not more, hidden within its silences and blank spaces. Local poets Allison Adair and Sandra Lim explored this theme of engaging silence in poetry at the Boston Book Festival on Oct. 29. In the workshop “The Silence After … Continue reading From the Boston Book Festival: Silence in Poetry (via Harvard Crimson)

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Meet the teacher who just became Onondaga County’s first living poet laureate (via Syracuse)

Fifteen years ago, Georgia Popoff discovered the Goethe-Schiller monument in Schiller Park in Syracuse and studied its history. The statue of the two famous German poets, dedicated to the park in 1911 and built on an ancient burial ground, honors the German-American population in Syracuse during that time. Popoff, a life-long community poet and writer … Continue reading Meet the teacher who just became Onondaga County’s first living poet laureate (via Syracuse)