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Oxford poetry professor contest kicks off amid growing controversy (via Guardian)

Just weeks after Simon Armitage was named the UK’s next poet laureate, the contest for the country’s second most important role in poetry has begun. Voting has opened for Oxford University’s next professor of poetry, with two of the country’s best known practitioners, Alice Oswald and Andrew McMillan, both in the running. Candidates for the four-year … Continue reading Oxford poetry professor contest kicks off amid growing controversy (via Guardian)

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Simon Armitage named UK’s poet laureate (via Guardian)

The West Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage, a former probation officer who describes his writing as “no-brow”, has been appointed as the UK’s 21st poet laureate. Armitage, who received a phone call from Theresa May offering him the position on Thursday, said his parents cried when he told them the news – he had made them particularly … Continue reading Simon Armitage named UK’s poet laureate (via Guardian)

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(Video) Glori B. | Mouth Full of Bees

Additional Info: Glori B. performing "Mouth Full of Bees" at the 2018 Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival at The Village Cafe Write About Now: WANPOETRY is a community-oriented collective of poets that meet at AvantGarden in Houston, Texas every Wednesday at 7:30 PM with the purpose of providing a multimedia platform for poets to share … Continue reading (Video) Glori B. | Mouth Full of Bees

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Upstart Arts and Poetry Creative Community, Thalia, Launches First Print Magazine (via Yahoo)

Thalia Magazine ("Thalia") is excited to announce the launch of their first print collection, available for pre-order beginning May 2019. The magazine, co-founded by sisters Julia and Amelia Haney in late 2017, celebrates artists, designers, poets, and other creatives who identify with womanhood and artistic expression, from Boston to New York, London to Paris, and worldwide. "Our issues are galleries that you can hold in … Continue reading Upstart Arts and Poetry Creative Community, Thalia, Launches First Print Magazine (via Yahoo)

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LISD students win at 16th annual poetry contest (via Laredo Morning Times)

Walt Whitman and Maya Angelou are famous poets we often learn and hear about. However, LISD students are taking note, improving their skills, becoming poets and winning contests for their use of aesthetic and rhythmic words. Close to 800 students participated in the 16th annual poetry contest with the Laredo Poetry Festival. The year’s theme … Continue reading LISD students win at 16th annual poetry contest (via Laredo Morning Times)

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Hunt for next poet laureate still on as Imtiaz Dharker says no to job (via Guardian)

The acclaimed poet Imtiaz Dharker has turned down the poet laureateship, the highest honour in British poetry, citing a need to focus on her writing – and despite reports that she was set to be named as the next holder of the position. “I had to weigh the privacy I need to write poems against the … Continue reading Hunt for next poet laureate still on as Imtiaz Dharker says no to job (via Guardian)