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Poetry in the News….

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Memphis Poetry

http://www.commercialappeal.com/go-memphis/book-reviews/2014-in-review-remembering-the-years-best-memphis-poetry_76647505

Nine Great Poetry Books of 2014 According to The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/nine-great-poetry-books-2014

Talking about poetry, with a critical eye

http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/5229771-talking-about-poetry-with-a-critical-eye/

Postcard from Washington: An ‘old man’s poetry’ strikes new chords

http://www.canada.com/entertainment/Postcard+from+Washington+poetry+stri

kes+chords/10681859/story.html

New poetry by area poets to be featured on buses

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/12/21/4040325/new-poetry-by-area-poets-to-be.html

McCrory names new N.C. poet laureate

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/12/22/5401369/mccrory-names-new-nc-poet-laureate.html#.VJog4F4AAA 

Harrisburg Magazine on The Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel

http://www.harrisburgmagazine.com/November-2014/The-Almost-Uptown-Poetry-Cartel/

Imtiaz Dharker awarded Queen’s gold medal for poetry

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/17/imtiaz-dharker-queens-gold-medal-poetry

African-American poets get their due

http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/dec/21/african-american-poets-get-their-due/

Calling closet poets, look what The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective is unveiling

http://yourstory.com/2014/12/closet-poets-poetry-collective/

At 86, Poet Donald Hall Writes On, But Leaves Verse Behind

http://www.npr.org/2014/12/06/368013634/at-86-poet-donald-hall-writes-on-but-leaves-verse-behind

Through poetry, Kirk Douglas reflects on ‘Life’

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2014/12/01/kirk-douglas-life-could-be-verse/19603969/

‘Philip Larkin’: A small, sad man who wrote great poetry?

http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-Reviews/2014/1215/Philip-Larkin-A-small-sad-man-who-wrote-great-poetry

Poetry in the News…

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Sweet Spot of Poetry; Celebrating the Poet by Reading Her Words – See more at:

http://mvgazette.com/news/2014/09/18/sweet-spot-poetry-celebrating-poet-reading-her-words?k=vg541c2ed4ec9c4&r=1#sthash.oThcviDl.dpuf

Poetry longlist for the National Book Award

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/09/16/draft-created-on-september-15-2014-at-622-pm/

In search of poetry

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/blink/watch/in-search-of-poetry/article6426023.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

How One Poet’s ‘Genius Grant’ Became A Gift To Future Generations

http://www.npr.org/2014/09/17/349036112/how-one-poets-genius-grant-became-a-gift-to-future-generations

U-M Arabic poetry translator wins ‘genius’ grant

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2014/09/17/um-macarthur-fellow/15752847/

Uttering the Holy: On Poetry and Politics

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-rader/post_8343_b_5825796.html

Carnegie Library opens poetry series

http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/books/2014/09/16/Carnegie-Library-opens-poetry-series/stories/201409150156

Turbulent events in Oakland spark emotion in alumna Hollie Hardy’s poetry

http://www.goldengatexpress.org/2014/09/17/hollie-hardy-poetry/

WCU poetry director’s removal results in canceled conference

http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20140916/wcu-poetry-directors-removal-results-in-canceled-conference

The Poets Laureate Anthology

Hardcover: 762 pages

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition, edition (October 4, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0393061817

ISBN-13: 978-0393061819

Review by: g emil reutter

Released in 2010 this anthology covers seventy five years of American Laureates from Auslander to Merwin. The value of the anthology is not only a historic look back at who has served in the office but the development and growth of poetry in the United States. Of specific note are each Laureates view of the office, concise biographies and the selection of poems by editor Elizabeth Hun Schmidt.

The office has no specific job description. Auslander viewed the laureates position as, “… a task of building in our national library for the People of the United States a permanent sanctuary for the manuscripts and memorabilia of the poets of our tongue”.  He also launched the first recorded readings, “The Poet in a Democracy”, which succeeding laureates built upon the foundation he created. Frost attempted to use the position as a bully pulpit for the arts while in term. Pinsky and Ryan reached out across America to bring poetry to the people and inspire those who love the art.  William Carlos Williams and Robert Hayden survived political attacks although Williams never served in office.

Stanley Kunitz said, “ If we want to know what it felt like to be alive at any given moment in the long odyssey of the race, it is to poetry we must turn. The moment is dear to us, precisely because it is so fugitive, and it is somewhat of a paradox that poets should spend a lifetime hunting for the magic that will make the moment stay. Art is that chalice into which we pour the wine of transcendence. What is imagination but a reflection of our yearning to belong to eternity as well as to time.”

The Poets Laureate Anthology is a robust collection capturing precise moments in time reflecting not just the past but the future. The anthology is a must read for lovers of poetry and should be on the shelves of poets everywhere.

You can find The Poets Laureate Anthology in bookstores or on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Poets-Laureate-Anthology-Elizabeth-Schmidt/dp/0393061817

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g emil reutter is a Philadelphia Poet