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Haiku with Strangers: New app lets you create poetry with strangers March 19, 2015 – Posted in: Books and Technology, Content

  Next time you have a few minutes of downtime and are in need of a creative escape you might want to consider a visit to HaikuJAM. HaikuJAM is a new free app that lets you create poetry with strangers. Just hit the “Jam” button and your off, either by starting your own poem or photo story, or by joining one already in progress.  That’s right, if your not feeling wordy you can create a haiku comprised of…

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And a happy new year…Holiday Cards by Poets December 31, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, Content, Exhibits, graphic design, In the Stacks, Special Collections

Postcard by Alice Notley. Photograph: Courtesy of Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, MARBL, Emory University As the 2104 holiday season wraps up let’s finish the year with a look at how some of our most beloved poets shared the holiday love. Winter Wedding: Holiday Cards by Poets currently on view at Poet’s House features over 40 works by poets who included creative correspondence as a component of their offerings.       “Holiday cards, valentines, birthday greetings, rare…

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For Your Listening Pleasure: New Technology Rescues Poets from Old Vinyl December 8, 2014 – Posted in: Books and Technology, Content, Special Collections

 The Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University just might be the closest thing we have to a poetry heaven on earth. Yes, there is the extensive collection of 20th and 21st century English-language poetry books and “an encyclopedic array of poetry journals and literary magazines” but the crown jewel of the collection is their collection of sound recordings, “one of the largest poetry-specific sound archives in the world”.  And, as you can imagine, many of the older vinyl…

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Poetry Returns to the Buses of Seattle November 15, 2014 – Posted in: Content

The bus is a unique public space—rich with stories, character and poignant vignettes. It’s a space where, for a short while, all of us are going in the same direction After a 7 year break poetry is back on the buses of Seattle and it has returned in grand style with the theme of “Writing Home” leading the way. 850 people packed the (re) launch party that featured a slew local poets. Poems were read in English, Russian,…

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Of Interest: The Forgers, Windows on the World, Homeland and Philosophy, Collected Translations of David Wevill October 30, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

“The forger has but one chance to get it just right” The Forgers by Bradford Morrow is a bibliomystery soaked in the juices of the antiquarian book trade. It begins when a collector is found dead in his home on Long Island, his hands severed, and parts of his collection of books and manuscripts vandalized beyond repair. The victim’s sister, a bookstore owner in Greenwich Village is distraught and her boyfriend Will, a convicted forger with…

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