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Performance Poetry

Performance Poetry

Performance poetry might, at first glance, seem to be the reading of poetry, but that would be oversimplification of this art form, as it has come to be regarded. As the name suggests, to perform poetry is more then to simply read it, and for the...

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The Role of The Poet Laureate

The Role of The Poet Laureate

The term Poet Laureate is something familiar to many people but as to its true meaning and origin perhaps there is less clarity. Traditionally laureate refers to a position of appointment conferred upon a person by a government or institution...

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Top Poetry Websites and Blogs

Top Poetry Websites and Blogs

The world of poetry is making rapid inroads into the world of social media. Today it is no longer necessary for the aspiring poet to spend endless hours creating, only to be frustrated by a lack of exposure. The world wide web has granted access...

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Poets and The Nobel Prize

Poets and The Nobel Prize

Alfred Nobel was a Swedish industrialist born in 1833.  He was the inventor of dynamite amongst other things and amassed a fortune from his many enterprises. In addition to his skills as a business man, engineer and chemist Nobel had a passion...

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Famous Irish Poets

Famous Irish Poets

Ireland has long been renowned as a land of music, folklore and poetry. Without a doubt the Irish seem to have a knack for expressing circumstance and emotion in dramatic and lyrical ways that evoke emotion and masterfully engage the reader. Some...

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Poetry and The Internet

Poetry and The Internet

Like a lot of artistic mediums, poetry can sometimes seem to be an exclusive area that doesn’t always speak to or appeal to the masses. Much as large numbers of people won’t necessarily see the fine art in a gallery the readership for published...

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What is Haiku Poetry

What is Haiku Poetry

The history of Japanese poetry is long and complex dating back hundreds of years and initially drawing from Chinese influences. The poetry itself evolved into several different forms that were quite constrained in their construction. After many...

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Poetry and Folklore

Poetry and Folklore

The traditions of folklore date back as far as man has existed. Man’s need to make sense of the world around him and his own emotions has compelled him to record such feelings and events. Before the advent of the written word, the oral tradition...

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Poetry and Women

Poetry and Women

The global explosion of the female voice in recent times has not gone unnoticed by anyone who is vaguely aware of social and political issues around the world.  Today more than ever women have found their voices and a platform by which to have...

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All about Robert Frost

All about Robert Frost

Robert Frost was a famous American poet. He was born in 1874 in San Francisco and died in 1963 in Boston. He is famous for his work about the rural life in New England and his majestic descriptions. He received four Pulitzer prizes for poetry...

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Where to hear poetry near you

Where to hear poetry near you

Poetry is considered one of the most beautiful forms of art. It is very accessible to anyone and it is legendary for waking up feelings and sparking emotions. There are many ways in which we can get in contact with poetry. The classic way to...

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The great works of E.E. Cummings

The great works of E.E. Cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings is one of the most prolific American writers. He was born in 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and died in 1962 in Madison, New Hampshire.  He was a renowned poet, essayist, playwright, painter and author. He wrote more than...

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