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Han Shan and Hiker Trash

Fitness / Hiking : Appalachian Trials

April is National Poetry Month, a fact I mention here only so much as poetry has been an inspiration and activity related to my hiking. Poetry, and the example of the lives of poets as separated by time and place as Han Shan and Gar...

National Poetry Day: six of today’s best young female poets

Technology / Gadgets : Shiny Shiny

Today is the UK’s National Poetry Day, an annual campaign founded in 1994 by William Sieghart of the Forward Arts Foundation. It’s described as ‘the nation’s biggest celebration of poetry’, and takes place on the first Thursday of e...

Sepp Blatter's suspension inspires budding UK poets on National Poetry Day

Humor : Mashable: Watercooler

LONDON — Sepp Blatter's and Michel Platini's suspensions from FIFA couldn't have come on a better day for creative, sensitive football fans: National Poetry Day See also: FIFA suspends Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for 90 days In ...

David Antin, 84, Known For His ‘Talk Poems’

Arts : Modern Art Notes

“Identified by the Poetry Foundation as part of ‘a group of artists and poets who brought new definitions and ambitions to poetry in the early 1970s,’ Antin won acclaim for his signature ‘hybrid of criticism, poetry and storytelling...

Dorianne Laux Praises Stephen Dunn’s ‘Audacious, Darkly Comic and Exquisitely Tender’ Poetry

Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog

In advance of his Thursday evening poetry reading at NC State, Pultizer Prize–winning poet Stephen Dunn is featured in North Carolina State University’s Technician, along with a brief introduction to his appearance on campus by poet...


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