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Poet Ross Gay Visits Young Arizona Writers

The University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Writing the Community program recently hosted National Book Critics Circle Award Winner Ross Gay at Borton Magnet School. Read more about this interdisciplinary project, … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

WITS Houston Hosts Danez Smith

This weekend WITS and Meta-four Houston held a free youth slam workshop with Danez Smith at The Pilot on Navigation. Post-rain, students poured into The Pilot’s theater space to hear … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

WITS Portland Expands to Underserved Schools

WITS Alliance member, Literary Arts, in Portland, Oregon, has expanded residencies to the schools in East County, serving students who have historically been underserved. Gresham High School participated with a … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tina Cane Appointed Poet Laureate of Rhode Island

Tina Cane, the Founder and Director of Writers in the Schools RI, has been appointed the new Rhode Island Poet Laureate. Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo said in her announcement: Tina … Continue reading

November 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Let Your Voice Be Heard

The Young Writers Project in Vermont publishes The Voice for young writers, photographers, and visual artists in middle and high school. For students to get involved, first open an account on youngwritersproject.org. Join … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Poetry Contest for Art Lovers One and All

Public Poetry is sponsoring a contest for poems inspired by five specific works of art. The contest is open for teens and adults. Get all the information about Artlines2 here.

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

US Poet Laureate Visits WITS Program in Detroit

PBS NewHour is doing a series of stories about poetry in America led by the U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway. Correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports on Natasha’s visit to WITS Alliance … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Free Resources for Teaching Poetry in the Schools

Teaching poetry can be tricky. Here are some great links that may help. Teachers & Writers Collaborative – Check out the Digital Resource Library The Poetry Foundation has articles,  free … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fellowships for Emerging Writers

The deadline to apply for a fellowship to the Key West Literary Seminar is September 30th , 2013. Here is more information from their site: Presented annually, the Joyce Horton … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Poet as Pilgrim in Progress

This month’s issue of Poets & Writers features a story about Crystal Hoffman, a poet/pilgrim who is traversing the US on foot. As she mozies her 3,000 mile journey, she … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Annual Teaching and Poetry Symposium in August

The 2013 CPITS TEACHING AND POETRY SYMPOSIUM will take place at the  Casa de Maria Retreat Center, Santa Barbara, August 23-24-25, 2013. Workshops will be led by award-winning poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

WritersCorps Announces Winners in Poetry Video Competition

On Saturday, April 13, WritersCorps held the third annual Poetry Projection Project, a festival of short films inspired by youth poems, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Poetry Projection Project … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

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