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Stockton spoken-word artist makes it to finals of ‘America’s Got Talent’ (via KCRA)

Stockton native and spoken-word artist Brandon Leake is going to the finals of NBC’s “American’s Got Talent.” Leake performed a poem Tuesday night about his relationship with his father and how it impacted him growing up. On Wednesday, the voting results were in — and Leake made it to the finals! “America, thank you so … Continue reading Stockton spoken-word artist makes it to finals of ‘America’s Got Talent’ (via KCRA)

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A World Champion Slam Poet Pivots To Medicine (via NPR)

"Memories of my childhood live/between the rings of sand around my ankles/ and the desert heat in my lungs. I still believe that nothing washes/worry from tired skin better than the Nile/and my grandma's hands. Every day I go to school/with the weight of dead neighbors/on my shoulders." That's an excerpt from "People Like Us," … Continue reading A World Champion Slam Poet Pivots To Medicine (via NPR)

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Why CEOS need to read poetry to lead in the post-COVID world (via Fast Company)

“I would like to beg you, dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.  Don’t search for the answers … Live the questions now.” – … Continue reading Why CEOS need to read poetry to lead in the post-COVID world (via Fast Company)

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Lana Del Rey to come out with debut poetry book (via Indian Express)

Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey will soon publish her debut book of poems, which she says are “eclectic and honest” and written in “authentic spirit”. The e-audio spoken word album of select poems from the book will be available on July 28 followed by the hardcover release in September, publishers Simon & Schuster … Continue reading Lana Del Rey to come out with debut poetry book (via Indian Express)

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John Prine Named Illinois’ First Honorary Poet Laureate (via Rolling Stone)

The late John Prine has been named the first honorary poet laureate of the state of Illinois, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday, nearly three months after the singer-songwriter’s death from complications related to COVID-19. “He leaves behind an unparalleled musical legacy and was beloved by family and millions of fans who hope that in Heaven … Continue reading John Prine Named Illinois’ First Honorary Poet Laureate (via Rolling Stone)