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Photos: PHOTOS: Clarke Central Black Culture Club’s Black Art Matters Celebration at 40 Watt – Athens Banner-Herald – Athens, GA

Photos: PHOTOS: Clarke Central Black Culture Club’s Black Art Matters Celebration at 40 Watt – Athens Banner-Herald – Athens, GA
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Gaza Tatrallyay Shares His Thoughts on Writing Poetry

Gaza Tatrallyay Shares His Thought on Writing Poetry.

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Caroline Kennedy on Learning Poems by Heart by The Editors

Caroline Kennedy on Learning Poems by Heart by The Editors.

In honor of Poetry Month and National Library Week. Words from a prominent advocate of both.

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It’s Poetry Month!

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Poetry Month is here! We are excited because Poetry Month for us means a time to celebrate many things. We have been in the publishing game for 11 years now. It has been a time of highs and lows but we have decided to push on.

 Poetry Matters Celebration, this is an annual contest we started 13 years ago. It has grown so must in the last few years. To summarize where we are now:

We celebrate five years of recognition of National Poetry Month by Columbia County Commissioners in 2008.

A new anthology in the works-Poetry Diversified.  GRU intern, Ali Fry is working away on layout and cover design with local company, New Fire.

Year thirteen. We have received entries from 30 states and 5 countries. This year’s countries include: Australia, India, Canada, Wales and U.S. Thanks to all who submitted entries.

Winners will be announced at Open Mic program at Augusta Richmond County Library on April 19th between 6:30-9:00. Come out and read or share in reading by participating poets. N.Y. Poet Pauline Findlay will be on hand. Lady Vee Spoken Word Poet will be our host. For more on the contest check out Poetry Matters  or to see Lady Vee perform .
We have a new project we have added World Book Night is a project we added last year. We gave away Maya Angelo’s I know why the Caged Bird Sings. This year we collaborate with Columbia County Library on April 23. The title we will give away, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.  Hopefully our poetry choice will be honored next year. For more on this project click here.

For more on what you can do to celebrate visit Academy of American Poets.

Long Live Poetry!

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Simin Behbahani —For the Dream to Ride

Videos produced by activist,translator and poet Sheema Kalbasi are being show cased by her company Reelcontent.

Attached is a beautiful poem being recited by Simin Behbahani. Enjoy.

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2013/02/19 · 3:10 pm

Joan Gelfand on How to Get Your Poetry Out There

Joan Gelfand provides some helpful information for poets looking to build a wider audience. She sits down with Book Baby for informative interview. See interview.

Joan’s poetry, fiction, reviews, essays and letters have appeared in national and international anthologies, literary journals and webzines. Joan teaches writing for Poetry Inside Out and coaches writers in San Francisco. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, Poetry Editor for the “J,” and the Past President of the Women’s National Book Association. Her work has been nominated for Pushcart and Carver Prizes. Joan blogs regularly for the Huffington Post.

Her books are: “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” (SF Bay Press, 2009.) “Here & Abroad,” a chapbook of short fiction (winner of the 2010 Cervena Barva Fiction Award) and “Seeking Center,” Two Bridges Press, 2006. “Transported,” a spoken word CD with original music can be found on itunes & .

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