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Rrichest poetry prizes in the world is open for only a few weeks more- THE 2017 UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA VICE-CHANCELLOR’S INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE

Richest poetry prizes in the world is open for only a few weeks more-

THE 2017 UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA VICE-CHANCELLOR’S INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE

Now in its fourth year, the prize celebrates the enduring significance of poetry to cultures everywhere in the world. It marks the University of Canberra’s commitment to creativity and imagination. Prize entries may be submitted until 30 June 2017.

 

PRIZES AND DETAILS

Head Judge: Billy Collins

The winner will receive AUD$15,000.

The runner-up (second-placed poem) will receive AUD$5,000.

All poems entered for the prize must be single poems that have a maximum length of 50 lines.

Each entry of a poem costs AUD$20.

 

http://www.canberra.edu.au/abo ut-uc/competitions-and-awards/ vcpoetryprize

 

Previous winners

2016 Michael Lavers – ‘Your father at fourteen’

2015 Elisabeth Murawski – ‘Iconic Photo: Lee Miller in Munich, April, 1945’

2014 David Adès – ‘Dazzled’

 

Kind regards

Monica

 

Dr Monica Carroll

VC International Poetry Prize Administrator

Centre for Creative and Cultural Research

20C15 | Faculty of Arts and Design | University of Canberra | Bruce ACT 2617 | AUSTRALIA

vcpoetryprize@canberra.edu.au 

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University of Arizona Poetry Center- Check out our exciting summer calendar 2017

Check out our exciting summer calendar.
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Summer Events

Selections from the Permanent Collection: Unique Editions: June 5 – Aug. 11 / A unique edition is a one-of-kind book (produced in an “edition of one”); these rare volumes form a small but treasured part of the Poetry Center’s library holdings.

Composing Poetry: Two Poetry-Inspired Pieces For The French Horn: June 7, Wednesday at 5:30 PM / We will explore connections between poetry and music with Johanna Lundy, the principal horn of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Johanna will perform two brand new pieces for solo horn, inspired by poetry and commissioned from local Tucson composers Dan Coleman and Jay Vosk, who will speak. This event is free and open to the public, and takes place in the Copper Room at Hotel Congress.

Breezeway Screening of Paterson: June 14, Wednesday at 7:30 PM / Join us for a free screening in the Poetry Center Breezeway using the Loft Cinema’s inflatable screen! The film focuses on the relationship between Paterson, a regimented poet, and his wife Laura,  who embraces change. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. Co-presented with The Loft Cinema, who will provide complimentary popcorn. This event is free and open to the public.

Main Library Poetry Circle: Langston Hughes: June 17, Saturday at 10:30 AM / Led by UA Poetry Center docents, Poetry Circle is a program to expand participants’ knowledge and appreciation of poetry. No prior poetry experience necessary. This event takes place at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

Breezeway Screening of Kid-Friendly Short Films: July 12, Wednesday at 7:30 PM / Join us for a free screening in the Poetry Center Breezeway using the Loft Cinema’s inflatable screen!  Co-presented with The Loft Cinema, who will provide complimentary popcorn. This event is free and open to the public.

Summer Reading: Noah Baldino & Valerie Hsiung: July 27, Thursday at 7:30 PM / 2017 UA Poetry Center Summer Resident Noah Baldino will read from their work alongside writer Valerie Hsiung. To be followed by a Q&A.

Screening of Welcome to this House: Aug. 9, Wednesday at 5:30Welcome To This House is iconic director Barbara Hammer’s feature documentary film on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), about life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure. This event is free and open to the public, and takes place at The Loft Cinema.

Main Library Poetry Circle: Haiku and Other Japanese Poetry: Aug. 19, Saturday at 10:30 AM / Led by UA Poetry Center docents, Poetry Circle is a program to expand participants’ knowledge and appreciation of poetry. No prior poetry experience necessary. This event takes place at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

Screening of A Late Style of Fire: Aug. 23, Wednesday at 5:30 / Director Michele Poulos’ feature documentary on the life of poet Larry Levis.  The brilliant writing and troubled life of Californian Larry Levis came to an abrupt halt when he died at age 49. This event is free and open to the public, and takes place at The Loft Cinema.

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Ruminate Magazine-The 2017 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

Contest closes May 15th
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Friends, distill that moment.


 “I like having a phrase lying around to get poems started.
It’s like having a key.”  — Shane McCrae

If you’re like us, you have poems everywhere—half-hidden in files and folders and titled things like “Renewal,” “Family,” or “Conflict.”  They creep into margins, install themselves in the pages of your notebooks. And sometimes, you can watch them crystallize around a single photo, a single phrase, a single second.

Our finalist judge, Shane McCrae thinks of these phrases as keys, unlocking the truth hiding in that moment. The poem that forms around those phrases makes that truth accessible in a way no other form can—it invites the reader to experience it for themselves.

So return to that poem, the one that is only partly done but already rings true. Sit with it. Return to the phrase that created it and unlock that door.

The 2017 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize closes May 15th, with a $1500 cash prize and publication in Ruminate awarded to the winning poet and $200 and publication in Ruminate awarded to the second-place poet.

Please, accept our invitation to submit your poems.  It’s time to share that truth.

SUBMIT YOUR WORK

Warmly,

Kristin George Bagdanov

Poetry Editor
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KVOA Tucson News-Local artist, veteran pressured to take down ‘Trump’ artwork

KVOA Tucson News-Local artist, veteran pressured to take down ‘Trump’ artwork

KVOA Tucson News-Local artist, veteran pressured to take down ‘Trump’ artwork

TUCSON –One local artist and Army veteran is upset after he was allegedly pressured to take down his artwork because it bears the name of President-elect Donald Trump.

Neil Bernstein presented a collection at Espresso Art Café Friday evening. The artwork, which featured backwards American flags with ‘Trump’ emblazoned on them, was all done by disabled veterans.

“We made the flags, myself and another veteran, as a metaphor for the distress that all of us are experiencing right now on all sides,” Bernstein said.

Bernstein hoped the art would start a conversation on how divided the country is. But things took a turn for the worse after the flags were displayed in the café.

“People began protesting to the owner, demanding the ‘Trump’ name be covered up or the works would be torn down,” he said.

Bernstein said he has received numerous messages from the business owner demanding he take the pieces down, despite the fact that the exhibition isn’t supposed to be over.

He’s upset, but said he’ll take them down and display them somewhere else.

“The issuance of an order, a demand to either remove President Trump’s name, or to take the works down, or have them destroyed, is unacceptable,” he said.

News 4 Tucson reached out to the owner of the café. He said he had no comment on the matter.

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The National Writers Union- Hosts Linda Valdez and Open Mic Jan 16, 2017

The National Writers Union- Hosts Linda Valdez and Open Mic Jan 16, 2017

The National Writers Union will be hosting a reading and open mic on Monday, January 16, starting at 6:00 p.m. at Bookmans on Grant in Tucson. This month Linda Valdez will be the featured reader. She will be reading from her recently published work, Crossing the Line: A Marriage Across Borders (Texas Christian University Press), a personal story about her falling in love with a Mexican man who crossed the border illegally to be with her. Their 27-year marriage “has been a journey of discovery as the daughter of middle-class America and the son of rural Mexico built a life together that honors both cultures. At a time when political rhetoric aims to dehumanize immigrants, this book offers a story of shared humanity.” Linda is a member of the editorial board at The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 2003. Her commentary opposing Arizona’s hard-liner immigration laws earned her the Scripps Howard Walker Stone Award for editorial writing in 2010.

This will be followed by an open mic that is for spoken word only, but is open to all forms of spoken word (fiction, essays, poetry, articles, polemics, etc.). So bring something to read!

The event will be held in the community room of Bookmans Entertainment Exchange at Grant and Campbell in Tucson (1930 E. Grant Rd.), which is in the back of the store behind the children’s literature section. There is ample free parking.

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Neil Bernstein Artist- AMERICA: 9-11 Art Show Opening

Neil Bernstein Artist- AMERICA: 9-11 Art Show Opening

“AMERICA-9.11 !” “PRESIDENT TRUMP CHECKS THE PLA” FLAG SERIES CREATIVE DEPT OF DEFENSE Begin Friday 13th January 2017 ESPRESSO ART 924 E University Ave Tucson, Arizona 85719 6pm

“AMERICA 911” EXHIBITIONS BEGIN Friday the 13th JANUARY

“PRESIDENT TRUMP CHECKS THE PLA 2017” Navy Distress Flag, PTSD Veterans blood,  TRUMP campaign sign, American Muscle Car (68′ Shelby-Bullit GT) paint, Air Force DD-979 Hazard Tag on canvas fixed to flag.

“AMERICA-911”

INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY SERIES 2017-

“ARRANCAR-THE PROMISED LAND FOR THE PEOPLE” Educational centerpiece from THE NEW JERSEY CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (Telemundo, Univision, PBS-“Golden Gates Bridge Over Troubled Borders Immigration Gateways to U.S.)

by “THE CREATIVE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE”

BE A REAL PART OF AMERICAN MEDIA HISTORY!

OPENS: FRIDAY JANUARY 13 2017 6PM-

ESPRESSO ART-EUROPA               UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

924 E.UNIVERSITY AVE. TUCSON, ARIZONA 85719

CREATIVE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE T-SHIRTS, CONTROVERSIAL MUSEUM ART, NEWS REELS. PROCEEDS BENEFIT DISABLED U.S. VETERANS

THE NEW LINCOLN VETERANS MEMORIAL will be at the opening for Veterans to sign

click link to see real veterans back to WWII tell their remarkable stories!

VIEW CRRREATORS YOUTUBE VETERANS VIDEOS

PRESS CONTACT: creativedod@gmail.com  929-286-3640

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The Writers Studio- 2017 New Writing Opportunities Such As Workshops

I get angry about things, then go on and work. — Toni Morrison
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What are you going to make of this new year?
“Now more than ever”
This year The Writers Studio received a record number of holiday greetings from current and former students, teachers, and members of the larger literary world. Along with the seasonal warm wishes, there was an outpouring of gratitude for the literary community we have built over the past thirty years.

With no corporate or university affiliations, no big donors or opulent fund-raisers, we have been able to follow our conscience and provide serious, technique-oriented workshops in a safe, supportive environment to thousands of of writers, in classrooms and online.  Not surprisingly, many of the notes included that phrase that we use in tough times, “now more than ever.”

Might you benefit from our unique workshops? To learn more about what sets us apart, click here. To get a deeper understanding of our method, click here. To see a complete list of offerings, click here. To ask us a question, write to us here or give us a call: 212-255-7075.

Where And When Would You Start?

Online I starts
January 9 <2 spots open>
January 14 <4 spots open>
January 17 ❤ spots open>

NYC I in the West Village starts
January 18 <2 spots open>
January 23 

NYC I in Brooklyn starts
January 19 <5 spots open>

Hudson Valley Workshop starts
January 5 <4 spots open>

Tucson Workshop starts
January 17

San Francisco Workshop starts Thursday
January 5 ❤ spots open>

Amsterdam Workshop Starts
January 9,    January 10,  January 11

Online Advanced Poetry Starts Thursday
January 5
If you have an MFA in Poetry or have taken four or more post graduate poetry classes, take this class

Tutorials Start Whenever

Whether you are just starting out and want one-on-one support in expressing your thoughts, or you have an existing project you’d like to work on, we have a Writers Studio teacher that is right for you. Tutorials are available for adults and teens. Please write to info@writerstudio.com OR just reply to this email, and let us know what you would like to work on. More info is here.
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