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Poetry On Public Television April 2, 2010

 2010 National Poetry Month poster In honor of National Poetry Month Public Television has strengthened it successful Poetry Everywhere series with eight new short poetry films and the release of an iPhone app. The new poets/poems added to the series this year are: Marilyn Chin, The Floral Apron;Toi Derricotte, Blackbottom;Martín Espada, Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper;Seamus Heaney, Blackberry Picking;Maxine Kumin, After Love;W.S. Merwin, Yesterday;C.D. Wright, Lake Echo, Dear;and Daisy Zamora, Mother’s Day. Garrison…

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For Cornell Library "The Time Of The Singing Of Birds Is Come"

A Bali Starling, An Endangered Species Whose Song Was Recorded By Linda Macaulay. The goal of poets is to make words sing. And so what better to inspire them than the sublime sounds, expressed so casually, so naturally, so sweetly, by the songbird? It comes as no surprise, then, that nearly every major poet has written a poem in praise of avian warblers. From Catallus to Chaucer to Keats to Collins, all are spellbound by…

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Erin Belieu on W.S. Merwin February 2, 2010

This is the last in a series of guest posts on Book Patrol featuring the four poets who will be sharing the stage with W.S. Merwin at the upcoming “W.S. Merwin and Friends” benefit for Copper Canyon Press at Seattle’s Town Hall. Erin Belieu is the author of three collections of poetry, all published by Copper Canyon Press. Her first book, Infanta published in1995, was selected for the National Poetry Series by Hayden Carruth. Her…

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Matthew Zapruder on W.S. Merwin February 1, 2010

This is the third of a series of guest posts on Book Patrol featuring the four poets who will be sharing the stage with W.S. Merwin at the upcoming “W.S. Merwin and Friends” benefit for Copper Canyon Press at Seattle’s Town Hall. Matthew Zapruder is the author of two previous collections of poetry. His last The Pajamaist was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2006. CCP will also publish his next book, Come On All…

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Valzhyna Mort on W.S. Merwin January 30, 2010

This is the second of a series of guest posts on Book Patrol featuring the four poets who will be sharing the stage with W.S. Merwin at the upcoming “W.S. Merwin and Friends” benefit for Copper Canyon Press at Seattle’s Town Hall. Valzhyna Mort hails from Belarus, a country carved out of the former Soviet Union. The Irish Times called her “A risen star of the international poetry world.” Her first book released in America…

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