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National Poetry Month 2016: April 19th, Dana Gilmore

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National Poetry Month 2015: Day 22, Rives

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National Poetry Month 2015: Day 4, reciting Gemineye

I was thinking about my constant exhortation that people recite poetry aloud. It is such a different experience to read than to listen to poetry, and an even greater one to read the words aloud oneself, mouthing them and feeling … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2015: Day 3, Yolanda Kae Wilkinson

Yolanda Kae Wilkinson recites a poem about the “first man she ever dated in New York City”:

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Poem a Day 2014: Liza Jesse Peterson on Def Poetry (#7)

I want to memorize this poem. It’s exquisite. Take a listen:

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Poem a Day 2014: “Knock Knock” (#2)

Last year, I ended Poetry Month (check it out) with Gemineye’s “Poetic Bloodline,” from the Def Poetry series. Spoken word is one style I often recommend when people tell me they “just can’t get into poetry.” Although it is better … Continue reading

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