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Apr 01 2015 to Apr 30 2015
2015 Soapbox Poetry Program

O, Miami and The Writer’s Room at The Betsy in Miami invite poets to participate in their 2015 Soapbox Poetry Program during National Poetry Month. For more information, visit: http://www.betsywritersroom.com/2014/12/15/a-call-to-poets-for-soapbox-p...

5:00pm to 6:00pm
The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive
33139 Miami Beach, Florida
Apr 01 2015 to Apr 30 2015
PoemCity

The sixth annual PoemCity event in Montpelier, Vermont, will take place this April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Along with displaying poetry on local business storefronts, PoemCity will also offer poetry workshops, public readings, panel discussions, and visual poetry and art displays throughout downtown. For more information, visit: http://www.poem-city.org

All events are free and open to the public.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
05602 Montpelier, Vermont
Apr 15 2015
Poetry & the Creative Mind

The Academy of American Poets presents Poetry & the Creative Mind at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City on April 15, 2015. A gala celebration of poetry’s important place in our culture and its impact on the lives of readers, the event features leading and legendary actors, dancers, artists, musicians, and public figures on one stage sharing their favorite poems.

Buy tickets to Poetry & the Creative Mind event at Lincoln Center. Tickets start at $45.

Admission fee: $45.00
6:30pm
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
1941 Broadway
10023 New York, New York
Mar 28 2015
Louder Than A Bomb Team Finals

Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) is the largest, youth poetry festival in the world. Founded in Chicago in 2001 and hosted by Young Chicago Authors (YCA), the event attracts 1000 participants from 120 schools in over 100 different Chicagoland zip codes. For more information, visit: http://youngchicagoauthors.org/blog/ltab/ltab-tickets/

Admission Fee: $10-$20
 

Admission fee: $10.00
6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Arie Crown Theater
2301 S Lake Shore Dr.
60616 Chicago, Illinois
Apr 01 2015 to Apr 30 2015
O, Miami Poetry Festival 2015

O, Miami Poetry Festival 2015
Description: O, Miami Poetry Festival returns on April 1, 2015 with the mission of every single person in Miami-Dade County encountering a poem. For more information, visit: http://www.omiami.org/

Most Events are Free.

 

5:00am to 11:59pm
Various Venues Miami, Florida

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poem
as if it were a scene made-up by the mind, 
that is not mine, but is a made place,

that is mine, it is so near to the heart, 
an eternal pasture folded in all thought 
so that there is a hall therein

that is a made place, created by light 
wherefrom the shadows that are forms fall.

Wherefrom fall all
poem

The mark of Cain won't sprout
from a soldier who shoots
at the head of a child
on a knoll by the fence
around a refugee camp--
for beneath his helmet,
conceptually speaking,
his head is made of cardboard.
On the other hand,
the officer has read The Rebel
poem
Love in Fantastique Triumph satt	
Whilst Bleeding Hearts a round him flow'd,	
For whom fresh paines he did Create,	
And strange Tyranick power he show'd; 
From thy Bright Eyes he took his fire,
Which round about, in sport he hurl'd;	
But 'twas from mine he took desire,	
Enough to undo the Amorous World.	
 
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