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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

Instagram, Pinterest and more picture text experiments | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it
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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Mary Charman-Smith's English and Creative Writing Lessons November Poetry Competition Deadline 15 Nov 1st prize £100

Mary Charman-Smith's English and Creative Writing Lessons November Poetry Competition Deadline 15 Nov 1st prize £100 | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it
Mary Charman-Smith's Online English - November Poetry Competition
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Kenn Nesbitt is the US Children’s Poet Laureate

Kenn Nesbitt is the US Children’s Poet Laureate | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

"On June 10, 2013, the Poetry Foundation announced that I will serve as the next Children’s Poet Laureate from now until June, 2015. I’m honored to accept this award and to be able to use this platform to help advance children’s poetry for the next two years. Over the coming months, I plan to announce new initiatives to help expose more kids throughout the U.S. and around the world to the joys of reading and writing poetry."

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Firework Night - A Poem by Enid Blyton

Firework Night - A Poem by Enid Blyton | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

BANG!

What's that?

Bang-Bang!

Oh, Hark, The guns are shooting in the dark!

Little guns and big ones too,

Bang–bang-bang!

What shall I do?

Mistress, Master, hear me yelp,

I'm out-of-doors, I want your help.

Let me in-oh, LET ME IN

Before those fireworks begin

 

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Trick or Treat? Halloween Poems for Kids

Trick or Treat? Halloween Poems for Kids | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

Children love it when the evenings are dark and Halloween is upon us. It’s a great opportunity for creative themed pictures, stories and poems in the classroom.

 

Here’s one of mine, from Wanted Alive (to buy a copy of this book please look at the books page on this site).


A Witch Must Have a Cat

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Resources | World Book Day Thursday 6th March 2014

Resources | World Book Day Thursday 6th March 2014 | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

To help make World Book Day special – and to encourage reading for the rest of the year too – we’ve got a whole range of resources: lesson plans, activity sheets, and more. You can explore all of it here, just make sure to sign up for more! Just click on the age range that is relevant to you.

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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, 4:36 AM

after years of tears become the year of LOVE and kindness

make me happy in the seconds ANDY NČ_BT

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It's in the Diary!

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Sheer Poetry | Resources on poetry by the poets themselves

Sheer Poetry | Resources on poetry by the poets themselves | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

Sheer Poetry has sections for primary teachers and students, secondary teachers and students, and for university level and the general poetry reader. Here you will find poems, articles, workshops, interviews and essays, question sessions and more, about and by Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Seamus Heaney, Simon Armitage, and others.

 

£12 annual subscription fee.

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Fire River Poets Competition 2013 Closing date 8 Nov 2013 1st Prize £100

1st PRIZE: £100    2nd PRIZE: £75    3rd PRIZE:  £50

ENTRANCE FEE: £3 for one poem, £5 for 2 poems,  £10 for 4 poems      

CLOSING DATE: 8 November 2013

Rules

* Poems may be in any style and on any subject but must be the entrant’s original, unaided work. Each poem must be in English and must not be a translation.
 
* Each poem must be no more than 40 lines, typed, on A4 paper, one side only.

* Any number of entries may be submitted provided each is typed on a separate sheet and accompanied by the correct entry fee. The entrant’s name must not appear on the poem sheet.

* Entries must not have been published, appeared on the internet, been broadcast, won a prize in a previous competition, been accepted for publication or be currently submitted to other competitions or for publication.


For full rules and details see http://www.fireriverpoets.org.uk/page34.html

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REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER - Lyrics - International Lyrics Playground

REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER

(Traditional English Rhyme - 17th Century)

Remember, remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent
To blow up the King and the Parliament
Three score barrels of powder below
Poor old England to overthrow
By God's providence he was catched
With a dark lantern and burning match
Holloa boys, holloa boys
God save the King!
Hip hip hooray!
Hip hip hooray!

A penny loaf to feed ol' Pope
A farthing cheese to choke him
A pint of beer to rinse it down
A faggot of sticks to burn him
Burn him in a tub of tar
Burn him like a blazing star
Burn his body from his head
Then we'll say ol' Pope is dead.
Hip hip hooray!
Hip hip hooray!

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Poetry Space Competition | PoetrySpace

Poetry Space Competition | PoetrySpace | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it

An online poetry website based in Bristol, UK. Online publishing of new poems that connect with real life and imagery that delights, startles and lingers in the mind.

 

Poetry Space Competition 2014 will open for entries on November 1st this year  and close on June 30th 2014.

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Children's Book Week with Amazon Kindle | Booktrust

Children's Book Week with Amazon Kindle | Booktrust | Poetry and pictures | Scoop.it
Find out more about Children's Book Week - an annual celebration of reading for pleasure for children
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