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We Can’t Make It Rain… But We Can Still Write Poetry

January 31, 2014 | 9:38 am

We Can’t Make It Rain… But We Can Still Write Poetry

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Seeking haiku, sonnets and any other art inspired by the current lack of precipitation.

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Nominations For San Mateo County’s First Poet Laureate Have Begun!

June 17, 2013 | 9:14 am

Nominations For San Mateo County’s First Poet Laureate Have Begun!

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(Bay City News) Roses are red, violets are blue, San Mateo County is looking for its first poet laureate — and it could be you! Now through July 31, the county is seeking nominations for poet laureate, someone who can act as an ambassador for literary arts in San Mateo County.The Board of Supervisors, at […]

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March 5, 2012 | 3:17 pm

Videos: Mill Valley Library Poetry Slam

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Friday night at the Mill Valley Public Library, the words, they flowed like…uh…er…flowing things… Okay, cancel my spot at the next MVPL Poetry Slam. Report on the event from the Marin Independent Journal today: Fourteen students from Tamalpais and Redwood high schools performed original poetry for 150 or more adults and teens who jammed into […]

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January 25, 2012 | 9:47 am

Videos: Berkeley High Sophomore Wows in Poetry Slams

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You catch that Sunday Chronicle profile of Noah St. John, the 15-year-old Berkeley High sophomore who has been competing in poetry slams and has read on NPR’s Snap Judgment? Raised in the Shakespearean theater, with a novelist and a rhetoric expert as parents, you could say Noah was predestined for slam poetry princedom…He is uninhibited […]

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Updated: Central Valley Poet Gets National Honor

August 11, 2011 | 8:38 am

Updated: Central Valley Poet Gets National Honor

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UPDATED: Listen to an extended version of Rachael Myrow’s interview with new US poet laureate, Fresno State’s Philip Levine. An edited version aired on this morning’s The California Report. The Simple Truth: Philip Levine, a longtime poetry professor at Fresno State University, has been named the country’s next poet laureate. The Central Valley resident will […]

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April 18, 2011 | 1:55 pm

Marin Poet Kay Ryan Wins Pulitzer; Listen to 2008 Interview

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Poet Kay Ryan was among the Pulitzer Prize winners announced today. Listen to Stephanie Martin’s 2008 interview with Ryan, after she was named U.S. Poet Laureate, and you’ll hear her reading her poem “Things Shouldn’t Be So Hard.” Listen to more of Ryan’s poems read by the author: Home to Roost The Edges of Time […]

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April 11, 2011 | 3:40 pm

Video: Poet Billy Collins on Social Media, Twitter, and Poetry

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins was on our KQED Forum last week to discuss his new anthology, Horoscopes of the Dead. Afterwards, KQED News Interactive Producer Amanda Stupi asked him what he thought, as a poet, of social media. The conversation then turned to the representation of poetry in electronic form. “A poem is […]

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