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Poetry By Heart: Resources and Downloads

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Poetry By Heart 2014
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Exit wounds - poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy commissions war poetry for today

Exit wounds - poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy commissions war poetry for today | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

With the conflict in Afghanistan escalating and the Iraq inquiry pending, poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy commissions war poetry for today.

 

"Today, as most of us do, poets largely experience war - wherever it rages - through emails or texts from friends or colleagues in war zones, through radio or newsprint or television, through blogs or tweets or interviews. With the official inquiry into Iraq imminent and the war in Afghanistan returning dead teenagers to the streets of Wootton Bassett, I invited a range of my fellow poets to bear witness, each in their own way, to these matters of war."

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A good selection of poems with a modern take on war

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How to Be Perfect by Ron Padgett : The Poetry Foundation

Get some sleep.

 

Don't give advice.

 

Take care of your teeth and gums.

 

Don't be afraid of anything beyond your control. Don't be afraid, forinstance, that the building will collapse as you sleep, or that someoneyou love will suddenly drop dead. Eat an orange every morning.
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It's a long one but worth it. Can you do a better list?

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Phill Jupitus, Hannah Silva, Hollie McNish and the poetry of protest

Phill Jupitus, Hannah Silva, Hollie McNish and the poetry of protest | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it
Thirty years after making his debut as Porky the Poet, Jupitus is still protesting. So what’s new in political poetry?
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Cinnamon Press is proud to publish Envoi Poetry, now in its 55th year.

Cinnamon Press is proud to publish Envoi Poetry, now in its 55th year. | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

Envoi has high production values – published in February, June and October as a 96 page, large format, perfect bound matt laminate journal with an eye to presenting the poetry well on the page.  We include a substantial section of reviews in the magazine and carry occasional poetry related articles and poetry in translation.

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Look Up - YouTube

'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk.

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Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long

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April is National Poetry Writing Month! To participate in NaPoWriMo 2014, write a poem each day this month. Read on for details.
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Tell me stories - Jess Green - YouTube

Jess Green is a touring poet who is currently developing her first full length solo show. She also organises and hosts a monthly spoken word night called Fin...
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Instagram, Pinterest and more picture text experiments

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Following on from my experiments with the perfect size image for a blog post that is shared on facebook (see previous post), I am of the view that on facebook the better way to use images is to act...
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Jonathan Reed – The Lost Generation

A viral 2011 poem about cynicism and optimism. Read to the end, then read in reverse starting from “There is hope” and continuing

 

I am part of a lost generation.
And I refuse to believe that
I can change the world.
I realize this may be a shock, but
“Happiness comes from within”
Is a lie, and...

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Pennine Poets: group of acclaimed and widely published writers who meet for monthly creative workshops

Pennine Poets is a group of acclaimed and widely published writers who meet for monthly creative workshops, stage readings and festivals, and produce a journal, Pennine Platform, which attracts both local and international readers.

Founded in 1966 at Elland Library, the Pennine Poets group has been based for many years in Heckmondwike, at the home of Mabel Ferrett. It has close links with the Press, which was recently awarded a grant by Arts Council England. This support has allowed it to bring out two anthologies marking the group’s achievements: Fighting Cocks: Spirit and Emotion, and Mind and Body. These are not simply be anthologies of the work of Pennine Poets, but take readers on a fascinating literary journey through forty years of northern writing. On the way, they promote excellent poetry and original illustrations from writers and artists associated with the group.Spirit and Emotion by Mabel Ferrett is a fascinating account of the growth of the group and its relationship to other northern writers. In Mind and Body Dr K E Smith of Bradford University outlines themes shared by the group, and shows how these reflect social and political changes. Both books are edited by Pauline Kirk. Contributors include Anna Adams, Cal Clothier and Ian Dewhirst, who went on to achieve reputations elsewhere. Photographs, rare archive material and original artwork illustrate the texts.

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The Dream Flag Project

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Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and the tradition of Buddhist prayer flags, The Dream Flag Project® is a poetry publication and community-building project for dreamers of all ages.

 

The Dream Flag Project® invites students to dream and hope and wish. They capture their dream poems in words and images to share with the world. The Dream Flag Project® is free and open to any adult-led group of students. Students from ages 3 to 20 have created Dream Flags through schools, libraries, hospitals and other organizations.

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The Dream Flag Project via @Candice Blount #ufglobal #arted #poetry

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This is a project that allows students to share their dreams globally and locally.

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Manchester Writing for Children Prize| Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

Manchester Writing for Children Prize| Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

The first ever Manchester Writing for Children Prize invites the submission of poetry to be read by children within the age group of five to 12. Portfolios should contain three to five poems, totalling together no more than 120 lines.

Prizes include:

- publication of selected pieces from long-listed entrants in a new anthology;

- an invitation to appear alongside Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at a special event at the 2014 Manchester Children's Book Festival for the short-listed entrants;

- and a cash prize of £2,000 for an overall winner – to be announced at that event.*

Deadline for entries: Friday 28th February 2014
Entry fee: £12

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UK Literary Festivals.350+ annual event details. 250 Book Award Results. 1800 book authors. Book Fairs. England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, International.Links to Literary Festival websites.

UK Literary Festivals.350+ annual event details. 250 Book Award Results. 1800 book authors. Book Fairs. England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, International.Links to Literary Festival websites. | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it
Dates and details of over 350 Literary Festivals throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and 100 more in Australia. 250 Book Awards details of 1800+ authors
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Poetry of the First World War: an Anthology edited by Tim Kendall – review

Poetry of the First World War: an Anthology edited by Tim Kendall – review | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it
Nicholas Lezard's paperback of the week: The inclusion of less familiar poets and songs from the trenches and music halls makes this such a valuable collection
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Poetry By Heart Competition Details

Poetry By Heart Competition Details | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

The 2015 search for a new Poetry By Heart national champion starts Saturday 28th June 2014. Schools/colleges must register to participate (even if they took part last year) via the registration link on the home page of this website, by email info@poetrybyheart.org.uk or by phone 0117 905 5338.

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Hebridean poet wins UK's richest poetry prize with debut collection

Hebridean poet wins UK's richest poetry prize with debut collection | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it
Niall Campbell’s Moontide takes £20,000 Edwin Morgan prize with ‘joyous’ evocation of Scottish island landscape
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Marilyn Chin: Poet, Translator, Provocateur

Marilyn Chin: Poet, Translator, Provocateur | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, on Centre Street–just north of Canal, the longtime boundary between Chinatown and the rest of Manhattan–I was on a panel, Re-imagining Asian American (and American) Poetry, at the Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA). Dorothy Wang, author of the recently published book, Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry (Stanford University Press, 2013), hosted the panel. In addition to me, the panel included the poets Marilyn Chin and Paolo Javier. Each of us was supposed to read for twenty minutes, and then we would begin discussing Dorothy’s book. Never one to ease the audience into her work or otherwise make it simple for them, Marilyn began her reading with the poem, “So You Fucked John Donne” from her book, Rhapsody in Plain Yellow (2002):

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15 Black Women Poets Everyone Should Know

15 Black Women Poets Everyone Should Know | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

As National Poetry Month comes to a close, we're celebrating these Black women poets who have changed us with their work. They help us to see ourselves and make sense of the world. They inspire us to be better and to make a difference. Here are the 15 Black women poets you should know.

 

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Four Features to Publish Your Poems on a Wordpress.com blog

Four Features to Publish Your Poems on a Wordpress.com blog | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it
A roundup of tools in your Post Editor to help with formatting, spacing, and publishing your poems, just in time to begin National Poetry Writing Month.
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Dear Mr Gove by Jess Green - YouTube

Written and performed by poet Jess Green. Part of her first full length show, currently in development for Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014. www.jessgreenpoet....
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This 14-Year-Old Boy Just Wrote The Most Important Poem Of The 21st Century | Elite Daily

This 14-Year-Old Boy Just Wrote The Most Important Poem Of The 21st Century | Elite Daily | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it
If you ever lost faith in this generation or the next one, a 14-year-old boy may give you just enough hope to get through the day.

 

Our generation will be known for nothing.
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is
Our generation was a failure...

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Opening date announced for Manchester Central Library: Sat 22 March & Children's Postcard Competition

Opening date announced for Manchester Central Library: Sat 22 March & Children's Postcard Competition | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

Manchester Central Library will re-open its doors to the public on Saturday 22 March 2014, nearly four years after it closed for refurbishment, making it exactly two months to go.

To celebrate this momentous day, Manchester Libraries are calling on children and young people from 4 – 18 to get creative for a commemorative postcard competition with the theme "Central Library, past, present and future".

The winning postcards will be printed and sent to all Manchester schoolchildren as a memento of the opening, mirroring the idea from 1934, when Central Library first opened and every schoolchild received a commemorative handkerchief.

Closing date Friday 4 April 2014

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Create a commemorative #postcard competition #manchester library

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Graft Poetry - uk poetry publishing based in Bradford

Graft Poetry is an exciting new poetry publishing venture based in West Yorkshire.

 

Our philosophy is simple: the very best in contemporary poetry at affordable prices. The poets to be published, in the first instance at least, are ones who have not previously published poetry collections but who seem to us to deserve to be better known in book form. The cost for each book will be kept as low as possible, and there are a number of ways to buy.

 

This enterprise aims to be self-funding with initial investment from Pennine Platform poetry magazine. Graft Poetry's editorial board includes the editor of Pennine Platform and some members of the acclaimed Pennine Poets.

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World Poetry Day - Friday 21 March 2014

World Poetry Day - Friday 21 March 2014 | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

World Poetry Day (21 March each year) celebrates and promotes the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry worldwide. The day was declared an official observance day by UNESCO in 1999.

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Blog post with some teaching resources.

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Puhloglav Novac's curator insight, January 10, 1:36 AM

after years of tears become the year of LOVE and kindness

make me happy in the seconds ANDY NČ_BT

David Johnson's curator insight, January 17, 3:39 AM

It's in the Diary!