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  • Register to recite at Emily Dickinson Birthday Marathon Reading Dec. 8 at the Library of Congress.
    Emily Dickinson marathon reading Dec. 8, Library of Congress, register to recite
    "I am afraid to own a Body—/I am afraid to own a Soul," Emily Dickinson wrote. But don't be afraid to read her poetry aloud at the Emily Dickinson Birthday Marathon Reading Dec. 8 at the Library of Congress. The Library's...
  • Michael C Ford - For Openers - Directed by Peter Glantz
    Poetry Examiner's Friday pick: Michael C Ford's new spoken word & music video
    Michael C Ford is a walking encyclopedia of all things rock ‘n roll, of all literature, especially poetry and he has a nearly photographic memory of the political history during his own existence and an encyclopedic knowledge of it before...
  • Jaqueline Suskin | Poem Store
    GO AHEAD & LIKE IT | Q&A w. Jacqueline Suskin
    Dilettante Paper, a new publishing project from the creative collective Dilettante, releases Jacqueline Suskin’s second book, Go Ahead & Like It — an innovative and inviting work of creative-nonfiction that asks the reader to...
  • New York Nadir inspires readers
    New York Nadir by Radomir Vojtech Luza inspires readers
    nadir[ney-der, ney-deer] Spell SyllablesnounAstronomy. the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith.Astrology. the point of a horoscope opposite the midheaven: the cusp of...
  • Top 5 Veterans Day books
    Top 5 Veterans Day books
    Veterans Day honors the men and women who served in the military. Originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I on November 11, 1918, it was first celebrated in 1919. In 1926, it became a legal holiday honoring World War I...
  • Christina Poetry launches her second CD
    Christina Poetry launches her second CD – upcoming release party
    Motivated by the Minute, Inc. is elated to announce the release of Christina “Poetry” Williamson’s Sophomore Album – “The Fruit of My Lips” on November 15th. The official album release party will be held at The...
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning: The Early Years
    Today’s woman to be celebrated is one of my most treasured poets of all time was born on the same day as me but three centuries before. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born on March 6, 1806 and died on June 21, 1861 at the age of 55. She was...
  • Halloween city
    10 of the greatest Halloween poems in the history of American literature
    According to pagan religions, when summer is ending here on earth, it’s just beginning in the Underworld.The word Samhain(pronounced "sow-en") originates from the Gaelic word 'Samhuin',and refers to the daylight portion of...
  • Big Apple Blues
    Big Apple Blues by Tomás Doncker Band - A Review
    Big Apple Blues is a collaborative album that features poet Yusef Komunyakaa and musician Tomás Doncker under the name Tomás Doncker Band. Recently released on the 21st of October via True Groove Records, the pairing team up to produce 10 songs...
  • Kubernik knows 'Leonard Cohen'
    Kubernik knows ‘Leonard Cohen ’
    Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows from Backbeat Books is a new book by writer, editor and journalist Harvey Kubernik. While it appears to be no more than a “coffee table book”, appearances can be very deceiving. Indeed, upon reading the...
  • Two erotic poets walk into the uninhibited October 22.
    Two erotic poets walk into the uninhibited October 22.
    The Lit Crawl L.A. (Noho) presents "Two Erotic Poets Walk into a Sex Shop".Leave your inhibitions at home and come listen to these two vixens entrance the audience with their siren songs of leather and lace. Bring a partner, bring a...
  • "Through These Lenses"
    'Through These Lenses' by Apostolos Anagnostopoulos
    “Through These Lenses” by Apostolos Anagnostopoulos is a poetry collection of emotional sincerity by an up and coming Greek-American writer. These personal poems demonstrate a brave voice forged by struggle and brimming with potential....
  • "Subway Stories"
    'Subway Stories' art and poetry inspired by underground New York City
    In “Subway Stories” the artwork of Sophocles Plokamakis and the poems of Apostolos Anagnostopoulos create a unique snapshot of the New York City subway system. Inanimate objects speak, and the little dramas subway riders experience...
  • Poetry N Motion: Dedication To  Ferguson
    Poetry N Motion: Dedication To Ferguson
    Dedication To FergusonHow many more children go unnoticed?Young doves, with big dreamsLives, cut short by blinded soulsWomen, are sound, humbled, transformed by the era of motherhoodThis, is our hoodRevealed, are the shallow graves of our sonsAs,...
  • Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez
    Poetry Examiner's Friday pick from L.A.'s new poet laureate, Luis J. Rodriguez
    Los Angeles' 2nd Poet Laureate was announced October 8, 2014, and the seat has been filled by the city's greatest 'homeboy'. He has lived the true and hard-core grit of Los Angeles life, from his teen years to adulthood. Luis J....