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  • Poetry dominates Sahitya Akademi Yuva awards
    The Sahitya Akademi on Friday announced its annual Yuva Puraskar for writings in 21 languages. Thirteen books of poetry, three of novel, four of short stories and one of essays have won t...

  • Wounded Texas veterans find therapy on the water
    DALLAS (AP) — People who carry on with missionary zeal about the poetry of sailing are probably not manning a bilge pump or scrubbing a hull, but the poetry is there. When a generator malfunctioned, oxygen deprivation caused one of his retinas to detach, leaving him with permanent optical damage. [...] since he enrolled in a five-man pilot program for the sailing seminar in July, he eagerly ...

  • Massey poets triple-packed in kete series
    "Epic and cool" - that’s how the publishers describe their Kete Series, a unique concept to launch three Massey poets in one hit on today’s National Poetry Day .

  • Poetry: It's the ultimate selfishness
    Elaine Feinstein is a British writer, in the most expansive sense of the word "writer" - poetry, fiction, biography, plays and screenplays, journalism - and in a somewhat restricted sense of the word "British." But more about that anon.

  • The power of poetry in the halls of a hospital
    Poetry and acute care for the elderly are two things not usually combined, but when they are the results are remarkable.

  • National Poetry Day celebrated tomorrow
    Poetry lovers are spoiled for choice with more than 60 events being held all around the country to celebrate National Poetry Day on Friday, 22 August.

  • National Poetry Day Celebrations & Book Launch this Friday
    Poetry, publishing and a ‘back-to-basics’ approach to doing business come together this Friday night when three Manawatū poets (and their books) shake off their dust-jackets to reveal the colour and creativity that ‘thinking local’ can bring to our community.

  • Going West Festival Poetry Slam, the heats are on
    On Saturday 13 September at 8pm, the annual Going West Poetry Slam takes place at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall. Directed by Doug Poole and assisted by MC Zane Scarborough. Guest judges Selina Tusitala Marsh, Grace Taylor and Ben Brown.

  • Poetry's evolutionary niche at Cornell Plantations
    Consider an orchid’s foot-long spur and a moth’s 12-inch tongue stretching through the spur to reach the orchid’s nectar. Poet Joanie Mackowski sees in this biological oddity the same co-evolutionary process that gives us poetry.

  • Youth poetry blooms in the lyrical capital
    The poetry community in Joburg is hopeful that youth involvement will grow.