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Amiri Baraka, activist, poet, and playwright, has died

Newark - Poet, playwright, novelist, activist, and former New Jersey poet laureate, Amiri Baraka, died Thursday at the age of 79.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Toronto Poetry Slam wins 2013 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Special

On November 9 in Montreal, the spoken word series Toronto Poetry Slam won the annual poetry competition The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, poetically battling against 23 other slam teams from cities across Canada.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg

Video: Poet 'misspells' the word 'father' in a spelling bee & why

Marshall Davis Jones relates a story of a dream he had about a spelling bee. In poetry form, he explains why he spells the word "father" as "M-O-T-H-E-R."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Leonard Cohen biography offers art and heart Special

Music journalist Sylvie Simmons interviewed a wide range of people to complete her exhaustive biography on Canadian music icon Leonard Cohen. It was a project done, as she says, with "diligence and heart."
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 4 comments

Woody Guthrie center opens in Tulsa

Tulsa - An archive and interactive museum devoted to the legacy of a singer, songwriter, artist and novelist Woody Guthrie has opened in Tulsa.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Alligator Pie comes to the stage Special

Toronto - Alligator Pie is a book beloved by generations of kids and parents since its publishing in 1974. Now a theatre group in Toronto is translating Dennis Lee's work to the stage.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Marcel Khalife, Musical Poet Special

Lebanese musician Marcel Khalife is a star in the world music scene. His inspired blend of traditional and modern sounds, and his anti-establishment stance have garnered comparisons with Bob Dylan. But as he reveals, there's more than meets the eye.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Spotlight on Carmen Boullosa, poet and novelist Special

Houston - Mexican novelist and poet Carmen Boullosa has been internationally acclaimed. Her works have received praise not only from reviewers but also from leading Latin American writers of our time, including Alma Guillermoprieto and Carlos Fuentes.
Digital Journal Report by Terence Yung - 1 comment

Toronto poets slam at the Drake Hotel Special

Toronto - If you think poetry is for the birds, think again. Toronto has a vibrant poetry scene that is brimming with astounding talent.
Digital Journal Report by Chris Riddell - 2 comments

Toronto poets slam at the Drake Hotel Special

Toronto - If you think poetry is for the birds, think again. Toronto has a vibrant poetry scene that is brimming with astounding talent.
Digital Journal Report by Chris Riddell - 2 comments
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Toronto poet Britta B. with a powerful poem about her mom

So in Toronto, we got a poetry slam team reppin' the series I help run out of the Drake Hotel. One of those poets on...
Sep 18, 2012 in  Poets In Attack Mode by David Silverberg - 4 comments

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