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English Lit Scholars: Poetry Acts Like Music In Their Brains - Science 2.0

English Lit Scholars: Poetry Acts Like Music In Their Brains - Science 2.0 | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Belfast Telegraph English Lit Scholars: Poetry Acts Like Music In Their Brains Science 2.0 A group at the University of Exeter used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology on the brains of 13 volunteers, all faculty members and...
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President Obama Awards the 2013 National Medals of Arts and Humanities - The White House (blog)

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President Obama Awards the 2013 National Medals of Arts and Humanities
The White House (blog)
This afternoon, the President and the First Lady honored the 2013 National Medals of the Arts and Humanities recipients at the White House.
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School Libraries Are Removing Classic Literature - Good e-Reader

School Libraries Are Removing Classic Literature - Good e-Reader | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The English department and student library are undergoing some trying times when it comes to reading classic literature. A very high majority of young scholars find it a chore to have to read or being forced to do it.
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33 Things I've Learned About Writing at 33 - Huffington Post

33 Things I've Learned About Writing at 33 - Huffington Post | Human Writes | Scoop.it
33 Things I've Learned About Writing at 33
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Today is my 33rd birthday, and yes, I plan on spending it writing because that's what I was born to do.
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On roads less travelled with Dave Graney - Sydney Morning Herald

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On roads less travelled with Dave Graney
Sydney Morning Herald
... modernist poet and unwitting protagonist in the Ern Malley literary hoax of the late 1940s.
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Poet's Notebook: Write to the beat - Creative Loafing Tampa

Poet's Notebook: Write to the beat - Creative Loafing Tampa | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Peter Meinke on the relationship between music and poetry.
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Salzburg Festival: Austria's Annual Tribute to Music, Arts and Culture

Salzburg Festival: Austria's Annual Tribute to Music, Arts and Culture | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The Salzburg Festival is an annual summer event of concert music, opera and theater in the city known for its many sounds of music. This year's festival began July 18 and continues through August 31. The Arts section of ...
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CT Team Verbal Slap Headed To National Poetry Slam - Hartford Courant

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CT Team Verbal Slap Headed To National Poetry Slam
Hartford Courant
The fundraising event, called the Connecticut Regional Poetry Slam, will be at the M. White Lounge, 2288 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, from 7 to 10 p.m.
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Brazilian Writer Ariano Suassuna Dies at the Age of 87 - Folha.com

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Brazilian Writer Ariano Suassuna Dies at the Age of 87
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He was the one of the most well-known writers in Brazil, who wrote "Auto da Compadecida" and "Romance d'A Pedra do Reino". ...
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The Anxieties of Being a Black Poet in Britain | Under the Saltire Flag

The Anxieties of Being a Black Poet in Britain | Under the Saltire Flag | Human Writes | Scoop.it
1. Some years ago, after a reading in Ireland, a major British poet wrote about me in a disparaging way in his own blog. He thought I had played the 'race card'. I had read from a sequence of poems called 'In This Country'.
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Banning Children's Literature: The Right to Read - Fair Observer

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Banning Children's Literature: The Right to Read
Fair Observer
Literature helps young people realize they are not alone in the world.
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what we can claim for the liberal arts - Text Patterns - The New Atlantis

what we can claim for the liberal arts - Text Patterns - The New Atlantis | Human Writes | Scoop.it
what we can claim for the liberal arts. Please read this wonderful post by Tim Burke on what liberal-arts education can and can't do — or rather, what we who love it can plausibly claim on its behalf and what we can't.
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interview with Elias Khoury - Iranian

interview with Elias Khoury - Iranian | Human Writes | Scoop.it
interview with Elias Khoury
Iranian
I also like the work of some of Iran's poets. I love the Persian classical literature, which is fantastic. I am fond of the new Iranian cinema. I know some Iranian artists.
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What Would an Author Do? « Arabic Literature (in English)

What Would an Author Do? « Arabic Literature (in English) | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Often, we contemporary English-language readers look to authors as our world's moral compasses. Sometimes it works, and they lead ...
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State grants nearly $3 million to 110 arts programs - The News Journal

State grants nearly $3 million to 110 arts programs - The News Journal | Human Writes | Scoop.it
State grants nearly $3 million to 110 arts programs The News Journal "In Delaware, where the arts are among our top 10 employers, we see how the arts contribute to the revitalization of downtown areas, enhance our educational system, and attract...
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African Literature Association endorses academic boycott of Israel ...

African Literature Association endorses academic boycott of Israel ... | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The African Literature Association has endorsed the academic boycott of Israel with a statement in the context of historical African resistance to apartheid.
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Zimbabwean poet for Kenya festival - NewsDay

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Zimbabwean poet for Kenya festival NewsDay The Kistrech Poetry Festival, which will bring together poets from more than 30 countries who will recite their poems and share experiences in creative writing, will be held under the theme Poetry and...
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'The Other Side' Tackles the Impossible: Writing about trauma - San Antonio Current

'The Other Side' Tackles the Impossible: Writing about trauma - San Antonio Current | Human Writes | Scoop.it
San Antonio Current 'The Other Side' Tackles the Impossible: Writing about trauma San Antonio Current I think this is mostly because Johnson is writing as much, if not more, about the nature of memory as she is about her own memories, and about the...
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Don't read this book: A history of literary censorship - New Statesman

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New Statesman Don't read this book: A history of literary censorship New Statesman “The whole premise of the cultural cold war, of the Congress for Cultural Freedom, was that writers and artists had to engage themselves in the ideological...
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The need for right choice of words - Times of India

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The need for right choice of words
Times of India
HYDERABAD: It is said that in the field of creative arts, what is considered scandalous by the contemporary audience often transforms into a classic for the succeeding generation.
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Is Poetry Dead? Not if 45 Official Laureates Are Any Indication - New York Times

Is Poetry Dead? Not if 45 Official Laureates Are Any Indication - New York Times | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Is Poetry Dead? Not if 45 Official Laureates Are Any Indication New York Times And for America's state poets laureate, the news cycle has been churning since earlier this month, when Valerie Macon, North Carolina's newly appointed laureate,...
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Sean Prentiss Explores Creative Writing's 'Fourth Genre' - Seven Days

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Seven Days Sean Prentiss Explores Creative Writing's 'Fourth Genre' Seven Days So it makes perfect sense that Norwich University assistant professor of English Sean Prentiss should coedit a book that can be used as a college text, an independent...
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'Up the Down Staircase' Writer Kaufman Dies at 103 - ABC News

'Up the Down Staircase' Writer Kaufman Dies at 103 - ABC News | Human Writes | Scoop.it
'Up the Down Staircase' Writer Kaufman Dies at 103 ABC News Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of...
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DC Youth Poetry Team Wins 2014 Brave New Voices Poetry Slam - Afro American

DC Youth Poetry Team Wins 2014 Brave New Voices Poetry Slam - Afro American | Human Writes | Scoop.it
DC Youth Poetry Team Wins 2014 Brave New Voices Poetry Slam
Afro American
Youth attendees participated in poetry writing and performance workshops, town hall discussions, open mics, service learning and a series of poetry slam bouts.
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Tales of two tongues: Mapuche and Quichua, pure poetry - Buenos Aires Herald

Tales of two tongues: Mapuche and Quichua, pure poetry Buenos Aires Herald It was a sampling from an anthology of Mapuche poetry, selected by an established eccentric, author Néstor Barron, and prefaced by the well-known anarchist historian Osvaldo...
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Jeanette Winterson on Time, Language, Reading, and How Art ...

Jeanette Winterson on Time, Language, Reading, and How Art ... | Human Writes | Scoop.it
In September of 1994, beloved British writer Jeanette Winterson joined Canadian broadcaster Eleanor Wachtel on the air for a spectacular conversation, later published in More Writers & Company: New Conversations with CBC ...
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