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  • Poet Patricia Smith wins 2014 Library of Congress national poetry award in memory of LBJ's sister
    Poet Patricia Smith wins Library of Congress award in memory of LBJ's sister
    The Library of Congress has announced it is awarding the 2014 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry to Patricia Smith for her book about growing up black and female in Chicago, "Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah".Smith will receive...
  • Indefinite Detention: A Dog Story
    Saturday book sign: 'Indefinite Detention: A Dog Story' by Michael Rothenberg
    Michael Rothenberg is here in Los Angeles. This is more than exciting. This is a great honor. And every poet reading this now understands the need for an Ambassador to greet the man who, when he reads this will more than likely giggle and guffaw...
  • Pam Ward
    Poetry Examiner's Friday pick: Pam Ward's 'I didn't survive slavery for this'
    Los Angeles Literary Arts Center Happening: A Pam Ward production at Beyond Baroque with fellow World Stage Poets TONIGHT! Friday December 19th, 8 PM.I DIDN’T SURVIVE SLAVERY FOR THIS!isa multi-media performance & poetry reading written,...
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    The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry
    The thing with most poetry anthologies, ranging from the best to the mediocre and beyond, is a monumental task, in and of themselves: how do you give full justice to a wide array of poetry, of artists who tirelessly worked on their craft, without...
  • Poetry for the Holiday Season
    'Tis the season for the magic of poetry (part 1 of 3): Black Gold
    When contemplating such issues as the current protests against the trend of white policemen killing unarmed black men (or boys in the case of 12-year-old Tamir Rice) and the unceasing escalation of war and terrorism across the globe, some might...
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas Front Cover
    A timeless holiday classic poem: ‘Twas the Night before Christmas
    One of the oldest holiday poems ‘Twas the Night before Christmas brings plenty of holiday cheer and memories to millions of poetry lovers each year. Author Clement Clarke Moore wrote this classic piece during the early 1800s, and has since...
  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening illustrated by Susan Jeffers
    'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening' illustrated by Susan Jeffers
    Many, many people are familiar with Robert Frost's iconic poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." Not everyone is familiar with the beautifully illustrated book by Susan Jeffers in which she creates a work so lovely that it will...
  • Neopoet a great online community for poets
    Neopoet a great online community for poets
    Neopoet is an online poetry community that offers workshops and forums for poets interested in improving their current work. Joining the site is simple. Just create a username and password and begin setting up your profile. In minutes, you can...
  • Roget's Illusion by Linda Bierds
    Roget's Illusion by Linda Bierds
    I love poetry. So when I stumbled upon the book Roget's Illusion at the library I was quite intrigued. I'd never read the works of Linda Bierds before and the description piqued my interest. So I checked out the book with high hopes and...
  • 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...