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Currents in Traditional, and Contemporary Literature and Poetry--And Then Some
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I am a life chronicler through writing, poetry, photography and videography. / I am a museum of past affection. A wax museum in the sun.The byproduct of all the repetition, resentment, reworking of t…
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An Exclusive Essay By Ai Weiwei: 'On Self-Censorship'

An Exclusive Essay By Ai Weiwei: 'On Self-Censorship' | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
It's been a bad month for critics of the Chinese government, starting with the flood of arrests ahead of the Tiananmen Square anniversary. Now officials are battling a single man: their longtime opponent, the world-famous artist Ai Weiwei.

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Crowdfunding For Family -

Crowdfunding For Family - | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
Chasing a dream in order to live a passion ...
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Here is my latest on #crowdfunding  for goodness... Please see, comment and share ! 

. #Crowdfunding For Family - http://ow.ly/xSpXd LIVE @MetrosonicNY shoutout to @GlobalM4L and Dr Kiki.

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The Mystic And The Pig Thief By Fran Lock on Vimeo

This is one of several pre-release book trailers for "The Mystic And The Pig Thief" by Fran Lock Coming This Summer From SALT Publishing.
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Jimmy Carter warns the Bible is being used to promote the abuse of women and girls

Jimmy Carter warns the Bible is being used to promote the abuse of women and girls | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
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'Journalist' Argues In NY Times That Publishing Decisions Should Ultimately Be Made By Government

'Journalist' Argues In NY Times That Publishing Decisions Should Ultimately Be Made By Government | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
Glenn Greenwald spends the last third of his excellent new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State, exposing the mentality and function of pseudo-journalists like David Gregory, who are in fact better understood as courtiers to power. So it was kind of Michael Kinsley to offer himself up today as living proof of Greenwald's arguments.
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CANNES WATCH: Depardieu Reads 'Prophet' Poetry - ABC News

CANNES WATCH: Depardieu Reads 'Prophet' Poetry - ABC News | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
CANNES WATCH: Depardieu Reads 'Prophet' Poetry ABC News Gerard Depardieu is in Cannes for a screening of his hotly anticipated film "Welcome To New York," about disgraced former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Khan, but he also...
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Hollywood Science Fiction Museum In The Works - Science Fiction

Hollywood Science Fiction Museum In The Works - Science Fiction | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
Science Fiction Hollywood Science Fiction Museum In The Works Science Fiction “The nonprofit educational museum will teach Science Fiction in Film, TV, Art and Literature and Real Space and Science through Sci-Fi.
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Indie Author Tip: The Difference between eBook Conversion and Formatting | Indie Author News

Indie Author Tip: The Difference between eBook Conversion and Formatting | Indie Author News | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
Indie Author Tip: what is the difference between eBook conversion and formatting? (#TIPS New #Authors, Confused between eBook Conversion & #Formatting?
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American Life in Poetry - The Spokesman Review

American Life in Poetry - The Spokesman Review | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
American Life in Poetry The Spokesman Review We didn't like each other, / but Lynn's mother had died, / and my father had died.
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THREE TIMES BAD DEBUT CD AMERICAN SOJOURN OUT ON MAY 17th

THREE TIMES BAD DEBUT CD AMERICAN SOJOURN OUT ON MAY 17th | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
THREE TIMES BAD RELEASES AMERICAN SOJOURN VIDEO #3
MARY JANE HANGIN’ ON THAT VINE
"a gross misinterpretation of a Bill Monroe classic"
THREE TIMES BAD is releasing a video for all 15 songs on its...
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271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
In 1692 an artist known only as "A. Boogert" sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two,
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Photo Archive | The Poetry Project

Photo Archive | The Poetry Project | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
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.#Photo Archive <> The @poetry _Project <>ow.ly/wEm12 <> #poetry 

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Texts, tweets and Tumblr blogs: Meet the ‘alt lit’ writers bringing poetry to a new audience

Texts, tweets and Tumblr blogs: Meet the ‘alt lit’ writers bringing poetry to a new audience | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
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Steve Roggenbuck published his first YouTube video (that I know about) in 2010: close-ups of a chapbook of short poems set to a jarring yet beautiful electronic soundtrack. It was followed by hundreds more: often shouty, urgent diatribes with titles such as “make something beautiful before you are dead” and “I think the moon is Awesome“, recorded in fields and friends’ bathrooms on constant tours. You can also watch him read the entirety of “i love you, before long I die: a walt whitman mixtape“, an hour and 15 minutes of his favourite bits of Walt Whitman, cut up and remixed and published in a print. He has published ebooks and print books, and commits to releasing everything online, and for free, alongside paying publications.

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Yes, Poetry

Yes, Poetry | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
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In this issue, I asked each poet what makes them uncomfortable. If I could only ask one question for my entire life, that would be it. Exceptional writing comes through revelation, and that insight only results through duress. What would humans learn through complacency? We learn most about ourselves, and our world, when we want to change it.

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Your video/sponsorship in Live@Metrosonic, NYC's Premier Live Music Webcast

Your video/sponsorship in Live@Metrosonic, NYC's Premier Live Music Webcast | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
Sponsor, video exposure & producer opportunities for the Live@Metrosonic Music webcast
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Attention Musicians, Spoken Word Artists, and Fun People Everywhere...

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Social Media Lessons From History's Great Writers

Social Media Lessons From History's Great Writers | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
Success on social media has a lot to do with how you write, but more importantly your strategy and process. We can learn a lot from history's great writers.
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Social Media Lessons From History's Great Writers - http://ow.ly/xka5k “Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.” - Hemingway

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Warning: This Class May Contain Literature

Warning: This Class May Contain Literature | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
Should professors be required to warn students about content in their classes that might traumatize them? Some colleges want to put red flags on books like The Great Gatsby (for misogyny) and Things Fall Apart (for racism). Is this censorship by another name?
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Warning: This Class May Contain #Literature - @Studio360show ow.ly/xhfZk

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The Kills Return For Handful of Tour Dates - Glide Magazine

The Kills Return For Handful of Tour Dates - Glide Magazine | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it

" The Kills – Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart will hit the road at the end of the m...

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The Kills Return For Handful of Tour Dates - Glide Magazine ow.ly/xa2KC @glidemag#TheKills                          

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Pulp Fiction: 20 years on - The Independent

Pulp Fiction: 20 years on - The Independent | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
The Independent Pulp Fiction: 20 years on The Independent 20 years ago this month, Quentin Tarantino's second film, Pulp Fiction, won the Palme d'Or at Cannes.
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Inmates find freedom in Writers Block - Greenville News

Inmates find freedom in Writers Block - Greenville News | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
Inmates find freedom in Writers Block Greenville News They are members of the Writers Block, an exclusive group among the almost 1,000 inmates at Perry, one of South Carolina's eight maximum security prisons, where the state houses people convicted...
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British Library puts 1,200 'literary treasures' on new website

British Library puts 1,200 'literary treasures' on new website | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
From Brontë childhood writings to press coverage of Oscar Wilde's trial, 'greatest literary treasures' put online in what will be the largest digital English literature resource (RT @GillerPrize: British Library puts 1,200 'literary treasures' on ...
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Feral Like Me

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Feral Like Me
For Lola
I think
about you
and how much
we’re alike.
Both left for dead
on streets
too angry and brutal
with people
that have
love on their lips
and blood lust
in their...
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__emotionalorphan__» Iris is a n exemplary writer, and a great friend. visit the link for 3 more poems from her…Then go buy one of her books…                                                                                                    

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the epiphany group — Target Audience Magazine May 2014...

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Target Audience Magazine May 2014 http://ow.ly/wQZU4 @jackvarnell “So You Want To Be A Rock and Roll Star?”
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KCET's 'Artbound' to air 100-mule, 240-mile trek to water source

KCET's 'Artbound' to air 100-mule, 240-mile trek to water source | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
Last October, 100 mules, a couple of wranglers and one civic-minded artist set out on a nearly month-long, 240-mile journey on foot from the Owens Valley to the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Griffith Park.
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