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This San Diego teen was named a national student poet and read a poem at the White House
The papers in her hand crackling, Maya Salameh stepped behind a microphone in the White House State Dining Room on Thursday afternoon and read: "I speak to you / terrorists, skyjackers, lifejackers / and otherwise-flavored peddlers / of sacred hearsay," she began. The 16-year-old from San Diego...
686 points by Los Angeles Times | White House Michelle Obama Poetry Barack Obama First Lady of the United States High school President of the United States Bill Clinton
Baltimore county student named one of five National Student Poets
His first poem, written in second grade during a particularly uneventful keyboarding class, was about the raindrops just outside the window. The poem was prized by his teacher and immediately pinned with a red thumbtack to the bulletin board for all to see. At that moment, Joey Reisberg decided...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Poetry Literature Michelle Obama Writing Baltimore County Public Schools Washington D.C. George Washington Carver Carver Center for Arts and Technology
The Woolly Wisdom in the ‘Llama Llama’ Books
In her series of children’s books about llamas, Anna Dewdney wrote with a deceptive brilliance that spoke to parents and children alike.
-1 points by The New York Times | Emotion Reading Reading Poetry Rhyme Rhyme scheme Feeling Llama
Carver student eyes national poetry reading championship
Angie Faieq, a Towson resident and junior at the G.W. Carver Center for Arts and Technology, will compete against students from across the country this April for a chance to win the national Poetry Out Loud championship — a poetry reading contest — in Washington D.C. The winner of the contest will...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | George Washington University Poetry Poetry Foundation Competition Reading Reading Poetry Maryland
Two Philly-linked writers win $50,000 Whiting Award

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Poetry Poetry Society Boiling City University of New York Zion I
John Stark Poetry Out Loud winner
Poetry Out Loud contestants (from left) Sydney Story, first-place winner Sarah Wagner, Marisa Dobbins, alternate winner Skylar Bergeron, and Jillian Douzanis. John Stark Regional High School students in Weare from different English classes recently prepared poems for the 12th annual Poetry Out Loud...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | High school New Hampshire College Basketball Democratic Party Poetry
Annual Elko event corrals cowboy poetry, music, stories
For fans of the Western mystique and ranch life, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev. is the event of the year.
17 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Cowboy Equestrianism Poetry Butch Cassidy The Gathering A Story Rodeo
Almost forgotten St. Valentine's Day massacre photographer now remembered as poet
Jun Fujita is the man who shot Al Capone. Not only did he shoot photos of the famous gangster but of his handiwork, being among the first on the scene after Capone's machine gun-toting buddies had their bloody way in a garage on Clark Street on a certain St. Valentine's Day. Believe me, you have...
634 points by Chicago Tribune | Poetry Poetry Foundation Photography Chicago Al Capone Valentine's Day World War II Waka
Donald Trump has roused the poets to stinging verse
Hercules inspired poems. Ajax too. Walt Whitman celebrated himself, Shakespeare compared thee to a summer’s day, and T.S. Eliot knew that April was the cruelest month. But poets in our discomfiting age are riffing on President-elect Donald Trump, a man whose tax breaks and Twitter feeds contain...
236 points by Los Angeles Times | Poetry Donald Trump Ivana Trump Fred Trump The Apprentice
US poet laureate to read from his works at Duke University
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - The U.S. poet laureate who is the first Mexican-American and Latino to hold the position will read from his works at Duke University. Juan Felipe Herrera also will meet the public during the free event that begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the David M. Rubenstein ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States Juan Felipe Herrera Literature Poetry North Carolina Young-adult fiction Homer Fiction
Hasina visits cancer-hit author Syed Shamsul Haq, to foot his medical bill
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has visited cancer-afflicted author Syed Shamsul Haq at hospital.
526 points by | Bengali language Bangladesh Bengal Poetry Literature Kazi Nazrul Islam Bengali Language Movement Cancer
Sharon Olds wins $100,000 poetry prize
One of the country’s leading poets, Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds, 73, of Pittsfield, has won a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.The Academy of American Poets told the Associated Press on Wednesday that Olds had been given the Wallace Stevens Award for “proven mastery in the art of poetry.”...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | American poets Poetry Translation Marquis de Sade Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winners Concrete poetry Rhyme