Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday's Three on Poetry and Literature

Today, Thursday's Three presents a trio of poetry- and literature-related items that may be new to you.

CAMPUS | The Poetry School, launched this past fall, describes itself as a social network for poets who want to improve their skills, become more creative writers, and make new connections. Anyone who registers gains access to all content, including the CAMPUS Blog, the contributions of the digital poet-in-residence (appointed each month), live Q&A sessions with poets and writers, writing workshops, an archive of poems, multi-media on poetry and poetics, examples of how poems are drafted and edited, live reviews, articles and interviews, and other online content. An introductory video is available on the homepage

The Poetry School, founded in 1997 to provide high-quality instruction in poetry to poets at any level, is supported by the Arts Council of England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

The Poetry School on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ The Baltimore, Maryland-based CityLit Project seeks to create enthusiasm for literary arts, connect readers with writers, and offer youth and diverse audiences opportunities to be exposed to and participate in literary arts. The CityLit Project celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and plans workshops, festivals, publications, and other special events to mark the occasion.

✦ Stanford University's Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages sponsors Code Poetry Slams. The DLCL held Code Poetry Slam 1.0 this past November and will present Code Poetry Slam 1.1 this  quarter (the submission period for the latter closed yesterday). An interdisciplinary panel of judges weighs in on presentations by slam finalists; cash awards are made. A definition of "code poetry" and examples of code poems are offered at the link. Check the site periodically for its open calls to programmers and poets.

Mariana Lage, "First Stanford Code Poetry Slam Reveals the Literary Side of Computer Code", Stanford News, December 27, 2013

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