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Illuminating Poetry December 22, 2010

The folks at the amazing Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus, who are known for their illuminated installations in public places, are at it again. Back in March we covered their “literature vs. traffic” piece, where they covered a street in lower Manhattan with 800 lighted books. Now they have landed in Madrid. This past October, to celebrate a poetry festival, Luzinterruptus filled 1000 envelopes with poems by some of the participants, added some tiny lights, and…

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Pictures of Poets August 27, 2010

 Joseph Brodsky The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Pennsylvania has digitized and made available over 2,000 photographs of poets that originally appeared in the pages of the American Poetry Review between 1971-1998. Anne Sexton Though many poets pictured have faded a bit from view and are worthy of a ‘Where Are They Now’ segment the archive is still packed with a plethora of “A” list poets of the last quarter-century. Hayden…

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Long Beach, CA installs Poetry Boxes in hopes to boost business August 12, 2010

In a move that the local business improvement association hopes will  foster creativity in the community poetry boxes have been installed outside two Long Beach, CA coffee shops. The organizers also hope that the poetry boxes will “bring people to the businesses to boost sales.” There are “no word count guidelines and anonymous submissions will be accepted…We want raw poetry,” says Blair Cohn, executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association. The boxes will…

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Fridge Poetry Moves Online May 18, 2010

We’ve all seen those cute little magnets that turn our refrigerator into a blank page. Well, now there is an online version thanks to Seattle-based isnoop.net. Magnetic Words 3.0 allows you to virtually recreate your  fridge poetry experience while in the presence of kindred fridge poets from around the world. Thanks to harriet, the blog from the Poetry Foundation for the lead

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Bill Murray Gives the First Poetry Reading at the New Poets House May 4, 2010

At first glance it looks like a skit right out of Saturday Night Live. Bill Murray in a hard-hat reading poetry to a room full of construction workers. Just think of the comic possibilities. But this was for real. Murray stopped by the then soon to be completed new home of Poets House  in lower Manhattan to read some poetry.

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