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Indianapolis native Alyssa Gaines selected as 2022 National Youth Poet Laureate (via IndyStar)

Alyssa Gaines, an 18-year-old from Indianapolis, was named the 2022 National Youth Poet Laureate May 20, a program of Urban Word. The moment Gaines was announced as the winner was both exciting and surprising, she told IndyStar."I just felt so much respect for the other finalists and so grateful to be in this position," she said.The National Youth Poet … Continue reading Indianapolis native Alyssa Gaines selected as 2022 National Youth Poet Laureate (via IndyStar)

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Spoken word and sonic rituals: East LA exhibit features Latinx artists using sound (via NPR)

A museum in East Los Angeles is showcasing the sound work of Latino artists and art collectives in an exhibition called "Sonic Terrains in Latinx Art." The show spans generations and genres, including experimental and avant-garde artists, spoken word performers and pop musicians."What emerges is this really interesting, polyphonic expression of sound in our culture," … Continue reading Spoken word and sonic rituals: East LA exhibit features Latinx artists using sound (via NPR)

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Curating a fresh mixtape of Black British poetry (via Guardian)

Full Title: "'The poems began to dance among themselves': curating a fresh mixtape of Black British poetry (via Guardian)" A companion to 1998’s The Fire People, Kayo Chingonyi’s anthology creates a space for a new generation of voices to express the wide range of their work.Putting together an anthology is, as the American poet Katrina … Continue reading Curating a fresh mixtape of Black British poetry (via Guardian)

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Milwaukee names Mario Willis next poet laureate (via CBS 58)

Milwaukee has named a new poet laureate and he's excited to get to work. Mario Willis is a Milwaukee native and has been featured throughout the city as a performer and writing guide. For more than 16 years, Willis has collaborated with nationally recognized spoken word artists and award-winning poets. For the next two years, Willis will … Continue reading Milwaukee names Mario Willis next poet laureate (via CBS 58)

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Eric Yip, the youngest ever winner of the UK’s National Poetry Competition (via The Tab)

Full Title: "The Tab sits down with the youngest ever winner of the National Poetry Prize (via The Tab)" Midway through the Easter holidays, The Tab sat down for a Zoom call with Britain’s youngest ever winner of the National Poetry Prize. Eric Yip, an Economics student at Lucy Cavendish College, spoke to The Tab … Continue reading Eric Yip, the youngest ever winner of the UK’s National Poetry Competition (via The Tab)