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Wang Ping is an author, poet, and educator who was born in Shanghai, China during the cultural revolution. She was also one of the judges for the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Wang Ping is an author, poet, and educator who was born in Shanghai, China during the cultural revolution. ; She is the author of two collections of poetry The Magic Whip and Of Flesh and Spiri...
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The poem's subtle but potent, heart clutching tour de force of an ending offers hope that we will all receive the "needed kindness" we desire, often where and when we least expect it.
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What is the particular joy Rodney Jones' narrator finds in the foliage populating the graveyard? That joy is muted and bemused, but it's definitely there.
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Sue Goyette's "Ocean" chronicles in waves of poems the relationship between a community of shore-dwellers and the sea with which they attempt to coexist, sometimes peacefully, sometimes decidedly not. As the Griffin Poetry Prize judges remark in their citation for this magical collection: "Here is a place of change and myth-making, where transformation happens every day." Poem "Four" exemplifies this most charmingly.
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Is there anything finer than a lovely poetry podcast?
>*This next poem is about the concept of emergence, which is: how can you start 13.7 billion years ago with some hot gas and a bit of random quantum fluctuation, and end up having a one sided conversation in the London Review Bookshop? If that doesn't impress you, I don't know what will.* An evening of poetry was held at the Bookshop to celebrate the publication of [David Harsent][1]'s Griffin International Poetry Prize-winning collection, [*Ni...
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Warmest congratulations to 2007 Griffin Poetry Prize winner Charles Wright, newly appointed to the role of U.S. poet laureate ...
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"know this: / my heart is firm; your grace inspires it; / I will not set my sail to any other port." Jan Zwicky's English version of Vittoria Colonna's Rime Spirituali (1538) (2014 Porcupine's Quill) http://porcupinesquill.ca/bookinfo3.php?index=290 also featuring Robert Moody's photographs of Josep Maria Subirachs' Passion Facade
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"Heaney’s remarks on poetry often draw the contrast between art and propaganda, but at least as often they insist that the motive of creation is joy in the play with language and rhythm."
In his eulogy of Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon told the story of being asked at Customs, on his arrival for the funeral, what he did for a living; when he replied that he taught poetry, the Customs officer said, “You must be devastated.”
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Glyn Maxwell is judging the LiveCanon International Poetry Prize - deadline is July 31, 2014.
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"The two universes conjured on these pages intersect on a ghostly or spiritual plane that possesses a logic or form of its own. The language evokes the tropes of ghost limbs or prostheses in the work of Nathaniel Mackey who writes of spirit possession and the integrity of rituals whose ghosts inform contemporary jazz."
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Did you know that Victoria B.C. has a youth poet laureate? Meet her here ...
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Don Paterson and John Glenday draw the curtain back on the poet-editor collaboration.
There’s a lot of talk about editing prose: a writer can employ a professional editor for a novel before querying an agent, then it may be edited again by their agent before it lands on a publishing...
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