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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)

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Deep Underground, a Chinese Miner Discovered Poetry in the Toil (via NY Times)

More than three decades after scribbling his first poem as a teenager in the mountains of northern China, Chen Nianxi is living a literary dream. He has published two critically acclaimed books. He hobnobs with intellectuals around banquet tables. He tours the country promoting his writing, flitting between book fairs and university lecture halls.Still, he … Continue reading Deep Underground, a Chinese Miner Discovered Poetry in the Toil (via NY Times)

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Your Voice: Ofole Mgbako – A Doctor, A Patient, and Their Poetry | (via The New Yorker)

The Your Voice section of The Poet's List showcases articles and blog posts written by poets. These pieces may or not be about poetry. Most often, they are on topics with which the poet finds passion. You can find more of these posts, here: Your Voice. Jim Gallagher rose from his chair, wincing in pain, … Continue reading Your Voice: Ofole Mgbako – A Doctor, A Patient, and Their Poetry | (via The New Yorker)

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Sixteen Poetry Recommendations for National Native American Heritage Month (via Orion Magazine)

Join us for another round of poetry recommendations, this time in celebration of the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of Native people. Follow these poets over water, land, and ice, through dreams and histories, as they examine language, loss, violence, revolution, resilience, and home. Horsefly Dress by Heather CahoonWe convey meaning through language. We describe landscapes, … Continue reading Sixteen Poetry Recommendations for National Native American Heritage Month (via Orion Magazine)

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THE POET’S LIST DEBUTS POETRY CARD GAME, WORDPIT

90-Card Game Offers Solo and Multi-Play; Now Available for Pre-Order CHARLOTTE, NC—November 9, 2021—Today, The Poet’s List announces the debut of WordPit, a card game catering to poets and writing enthusiasts. Serving as the organization’s first official game, the deck is more than just an exciting venture. It is an innovative and fresh approach to … Continue reading THE POET’S LIST DEBUTS POETRY CARD GAME, WORDPIT

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An Overview of Poet Laureates in the U.S. (via Book Riot)

Full Title: "United States of Poetry: An Overview of Poet Laureates in the U.S. (via Book Riot)" What do Rita Dove, W.S. Merwin, and Louise Glück have in common? Other than being renowned American poets, all three were U.S. Poet Laureates at some point. Given America’s long history of poetry, it is unsurprising that there … Continue reading An Overview of Poet Laureates in the U.S. (via Book Riot)