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Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry. ~Charles Baudelaire
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“I used to love the run-up to a storm” by Melanie Braverman : Poetry Magazine

“I used to love the run-up to a storm” by  Melanie  Braverman  : Poetry Magazine | Mad About Poetry | Scoop.it
I used to love the run-up to a storm, watching from the porch as the grown-ups hurried to bring things in, my mother rummaging through drawers for a flashlight, cursing: nothing was where it was supposed to be in our house.
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~The Tashtoo Parlour ~: Thank You ~ #Poetics @dVersePoets

~The Tashtoo Parlour ~: Thank You ~ #Poetics @dVersePoets | Mad About Poetry | Scoop.it

Via Natasha Head
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Newspaper Blackout, a book by Austin Kleon | Newspaper + Marker = Poetry.

Newspaper Blackout, a book by Austin Kleon | Newspaper + Marker = Poetry. | Mad About Poetry | Scoop.it
A best-selling book of poetry made by redacting the newspaper with a permanent marker. Learn how to make your own blackout poetry.

Via Karen McMillan
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Hutch - By Atsuro Riley

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Audio and text of Hutch here:  http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/180271 More info about Riley at Poetry Foundation.org here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/atsuro-riley

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Poetry Underfoot - Love this!

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St.Paul puts poetry underfoot with annual sidewalk poetry contest http://t.co/CHifaKjI...
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Self-Exam (my body is a cage) by Nick Flynn

Self-Exam (my body is a cage) by Nick Flynn | Mad About Poetry | Scoop.it

Also, a link to the written poem and info about the poet here:

 

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/181509

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Seeing It Through

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The audio poem of the day today - from Poetry Foundation - love it!  The poem, titled "Seeing It Through," is written and read by Alice Friman. 

 

And here's an interview with Alice: http://writersatcornell.blogspot.com/2007/04/interview-alice-friman.html

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Mary Oliver Interview

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Maria Shriver interviews Mary Oliver for O Mag at http://www.oprah.com/entertainment/Maria-Shriver-Interviews-Poet-Mary-Oliver.

 

Also check out this podcast - Joseph Parisi interviews Mary Oliver in October 2006.

http://podcast.lannan.org/2006/10/28/mary-oliver-with-joseph-parisi/

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Poem of the Week.org

Get a free subscription to the poem of the week at Poem of the Week.org http://www.potw.org/

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Do you Love Me? By Robert Wrigley

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The poem:  http://www.poetryfoundation.org/audio/Do_You_Love_Me.mp3

 

Info about Wrigley at Poetry Foundation http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/robert-wrigley ;

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Rhyme Schemes - How to Write a Poem

An introduction to rhyme schemes. Do you know the pattern of a limerick, a sonnet? How to write a poem with special sound effects? Find out here about these poetry techniques, and more.

Via Karen McMillan
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Selected Recent and New Errors by Dean Young : Poetry Magazine

Selected Recent and New Errors by  Dean  Young  : Poetry Magazine | Mad About Poetry | Scoop.it
My books are full of mistakes / but not the ones Tony’s always pointing out / as if correct spelling is what could stop the conveyor belt / the new kid caught his arm in.
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self-exam (my body is a cage) by Nick Flynn : The Poetry Foundation

self-exam (my body is a cage) by Nick Flynn : The Poetry Foundation | Mad About Poetry | Scoop.it
Do this: take two fingers, place them on / the spot behind your ear, either / ear, the spot where your skull drops off...
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Duotrope - Publication Details: Pigeon Town

Duotrope - Publication Details: Pigeon Town | Mad About Poetry | Scoop.it
Pigeon Town (Fiction: $0, Poetry: $0, lit) reopened to subs.
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Michael Ondaatje reading The Cinnamon Peeler

A little something to get your Valentine heart pumping...

 

"Michael Ondaatje, Hamilton Tolles Lecture, April 9, 2009, reading The Cinnamon Peeler.

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Favorite Poem Project

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I love this website! www.favoritepoem.org   A great source of videos of people reading their favorite poets.

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