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Poet Shane Koyczan releases video 'Shoulders' on treasuring Earth

British Columbian poet Shane Koyczan has released a new poem-video on YouTube, written for The David Suzuki Foundation as part of the environmentalist's Blue Dot Tour, where Koyczan shared the stage with The Barenaked Ladies, Stephen Lewis and more.

190th anniversary of poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'

Today, the 23rd of December 2013, marks 190 years since the classic poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" was first published.

'His Day Is Done' Maya Angelou's poem for Nelson Mandela

On Friday, a day after the death of Nelson Mandela, the US State Department released a poem written by American author and poet, Maya Angelou.

Teen kicked off football team, and suspended over poem

A high school football player in Ohio said that he was suspended from school and kicked off of the football team after he wrote a poem for his English class.

Rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Explains Barclays Center poem

Brooklyn - Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def has recently revealed through a poem that he wasn't too thrilled about the new home of the Brooklyn Nets, the Barclays Center.

North Carolina school removes 'God' from first grader's poem

Authorities at the West Marion Elementary School, NC, forced a first grader to remove a reference to God from a poem she planned to read to fellow students at the school assembly. She wrote the poem to recite on Veterans Day in honor of her grandfather

'Love poetry generator' from the world's first computer recreated

In 1952, scientists wanted to see how well the world’s first computer “Mark One ‘Baby’” performed, so they programmed it to create "love poems." Another researcher has now developed an online version of that "love poetry generator."

Lyrical terrorist whose grisly poem glorified beheading

A young Muslim worker was convicted in Britain under new anti-terrorism laws. She wrote poems about beheading non-believers and had in her possession, disturbing books related to terrorism.

Save Darfur

The following is a poem I wrote for a writing competition with the goal of making people aware of the current situation in Darfur.
 

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Tibor Nadj recites Petőfi s famous poem.
Tibor Nadj recites Petőfi's famous poem.
Screenshot from the Shane Koyczan poem Shoulders
Screenshot from the Shane Koyczan poem Shoulders
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