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Academy of American Poets, expanding the reach of poetry

Quite wonderful news from the American Academy of Poets …

Jamie Dedes' THE POET BY DAY Webzine

The 2014 National Poetry Month poster The 2014 National Poetry Month poster

……It is difficult
to get the news from poems
…..yet men die miserably every day
……….for lack
of what is found there.

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), Latino-American Poet

If you are of an age, you remember a time when newspapers and magazines, local and regional, regularly served up poetry and fiction, which was then read and enjoyed by masses of people. Many of the old iconic poets and writers you enjoy today began publishing that way. Now the Academy of American Poets is partnering with news syndicate King Features to bring its Poem a Day program (currently distributed by email subscription) to newspapers, websites and magazines.

In her announcement yesterday Academy of American Poets Executive Director, Jennifer Benka, said:

“It’s been a generation since new poems have been available to daily news readers. We’re thrilled to help renew this tradition, which will bring greater…

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Jamie Dedes is a Lebanese-American poet and free-lance writer. She is the founder and curator of The Poet by Day, info hub for poets and writers, and the founder of The Bardo Group, publishers of The BeZine, of which she was the founding editor and currently a co-manager editor with Michael Dickel. Ms. Dedes is the Poet Laureate of Womawords Press 2020 and U.S associate to that press as well. Her debut collection, "The Damask Garden," is due out fall 2020 from Blue Dolphin Press.

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    1. I understand that. Everything got put on hold during my move. We had a walk-through at the old place last Sunday and I’ve pretty much slept this week away, trying to get my energy back. The boxes sit here waiting to be unpacked and I am in the seventh week of this process. Sigh! Family is coming tomorrow to work on baxes and I hope that maybe by next Saturday or Sunday I’ll be fully settled. When you have time, keep me posted on your progress. I hope that this home will be a happy and safe one for you and your husband. Be as well as you can be, Liz. xo


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