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The following profile of P. Scott Cunningham is crossposted from FIU Magazine By Dan Grech The invitation, in true P. Scott Cunningham style, was irresistible. He’s throwing an “old-fashioned book party” in honor of poet Adrian Matejka, and you’re invited. If you didn’t know Cunningham, you might read “old-fashioned” and think this was a poetry […]

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Many artists have coined their talents as an exclusive hobby. Meanwhile, others realize they can generate worthwhile income from their artistry. Amplify is an initiative formed to teach creative individuals and organizations how to make money with their abilities. The Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, has organized a model to assist all disciplines […]

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  For almost eight years, Macon’s community has witnessed J.Shawn Durham perform a spoken word piece called “Lola.” He was very passionate when expressing the content of this particular work. When he would recite the piece, his thoughts were picturesque. You could definitely visualize all the scenarios he portrayed during his projection of this poem. […]

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Last weekend, Tigertail’s month-long FLA-FRA (Florida-France Festival) produced “Come to the Edge,” a 12-hour reading of the works of famed French writer Apollinaire at the ArtCenter/South Florida on South Beach. I was given the opportunity, along with 23 volunteers, to read from his collected works in a semi-cozy, unused artist studio to a small audience […]

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As is the case every spring, there are scads of literary events going on in and around Minneapolis-St. Paul in honor of National Poetry Month. One of my favorites this year comes out of Greater Minnesota, actually: the students and faculty of the English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato are sharing a new video […]

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Middle Georgia State College’s Student Life and Campus Activities departments are co-sponsoring an event that exhibits talent from their faculty, staff and students called the Knights of Talent Showcase, this Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. If you were a performer or host, your work had to be submitted digitally. This is a prime example […]

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O, Miami is back!

Published on March 31, 2014 by in Miami, Poetry

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The O, Miami Poetry Festival is back. This means one thing: it’s time to get up, get out and experience poetry for all. During the month of April, National Poetry Month, O, Miami will use the city and its landscape as a canvas for the literary arts. “Poetry is a living, breathing force that can […]

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In an interview for PEN.org, published just before Christmas 2013, novelist Alexander Chee made an off-the-cuff remark about the pleasures of writing aboard a train, saying, “I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers.” Chee’s quotable sentiment made the rounds on Twitter, where it was picked up and given a head of steam by freelance writer […]

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Since March 10, there’s been a very strange and interesting guy flossing through the streets of Macon. He’s been hosting meetings in an effort to bring people from all walks of life together for a common cause. His name is Hunter Franks, and he’s a creative interventionist. Fortunately, Franks has received funding from the Knight […]

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Phillips Children’s Performing Arts Studio teaches dance classes to students beginning at age three. Most of the lessons consist of dance from all genres. The young ones also learn music, basic manners and oratorical skills. The combination of offering all of these subjects is geared to produce well-rounded and sound-minded young people in our troubled […]

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