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Poetry & Poets in Rags of September 28th

Poetry & Poets in Rags of September 28th
By rus bowden on 09/28/2010
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Dear Poetry Aficionados,

Poetry & Poets in Rags blog:

Three weeks ago, we headlined with a link to the plight of Tal al-Mallohi, a 19-year-old high school student, who is being held incommunicado in Syria, apparently for her blogging and poetry. This week, we lead with new articles on her, one from Human Rights Watch calling for her release, another from Amnesty International with a call to action, and the third via Ekklesia, which says that she is at "risk of torture in prison." Our next story is on Salman Rushdie, who says that writers "are in more danger perhaps than they''ve ever been."

But also from News at Eleven, we have links to articles on Modernism, the importance of transit poetry, and the role of poetry in overcoming trauma. We also look at the poets Seamus Heaney, William McGonagall, and Allen Ginsberg. And we have poems in News at Eleven, from Vona Groarke, several Canadian poets, and a new-found bawdy poem that some say came from the pen of John Milton. All this poetry news, just in the News at Eleven section.

In Great Regulars, we have articles from Marianne Combs, Sarah Crown, Carol Ann Duffy, Linda Sue Grimes, Garrison Keillor, Ted Kooser, Luisetta Mudie, Michael Rosen, Carol Rumens, and Frank Wilson, to drop names. And that''s just for starters. We have the rest of our Great Regulars section, plus the Poetic Obituaries, this week''s news on fellow poets who have died, one being Ali Sher Kurd, "a Baloch lawyer, writer and poet," who was abducted and tortured before being murdered, likely by "intelligence agencies."

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