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The Collected Poems of Donald J. Trump January 13, 2020 – Posted in: books, Content, Twitter & Verse

    “I thought maybe I could turn the thing that has been weaponized into something beautiful,” says Gregory Woodman of Portland, the 29-year-old founder of the ad agency Weller Creative, who along with his business partner Ian Pratt have published The Collected Poems of Donald J. Trump. The 373 page book compiles hundreds of Trump’s tweets and is arranged in chapters such as “Loathings,” “Free Verse” and “Introspective Musings.”  Combining the measured contentiousness of…

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Poets inspired by Bob Dylan November 18, 2018 – Posted in: Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews, Video

Bob Dylan is the subject of a new anthology of poems edited by two retired professors from his home state of Minnesota. Whittled down to 100 poems from a pool of  500 Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan is a collection honoring Dylan by poets in various stages of their careers. Contributors include Robert Bly; Charles Bukowski; Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Patti Smith and Anne Waldman as well as this lost musing from…

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The latest from Google: An interactive art installation that turns your words into poetry August 26, 2015 – Posted in: Books and Art, Content, Installation

Talk about enhancing a construction project. Google has unveiled Poetrics, an interactive art installation at the future site of their new offices in the Kings Cross neighborhood of London. Poetrics is the result of  a competition run in partnership with University of the Arts London’s Central Saint Martins to create an “interactive experience for the Kings Cross community”. The installation utilizes Google’s voice search technology and the Google Speech platform and features 17 LED panels that display the words spoken into…

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The Pocket Poets Series turns 60 May 8, 2015 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

2015 marks the 60th anniversary of City Lights Publishers and the beginning of the seminal Pocket Poets Series.  It began with a 500 copy letterpress printed edition of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Pictures of a Gone World, his first book,  in 1955. In 2011 they published the 60th title in the series, David Meltzer‘s When I Was a Poet.  But it was the 4th book in series that single-handedly changed the course of American poetry and put City Lights…

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Plan to have poets at Farmers Market in Atlantic City deemed waste of money by some lawmakers May 4, 2015 – Posted in: Content, Miscellany

  Update: The CRDA has bowed to the pressure and has pulled the plug on the planned poetry readings Atlantic City is having some trouble. The little Las Vegas of New Jersey has seen better days. In the last year alone four of its casinos have closed and 8,000 folks lost their jobs. Clearly that puts pressure on The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), an organization funded by a tax on casino revenue and tasked…

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