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Entries by John Lundberg from 08/2011

Boston Hosts This Year's National Poetry Slam

| Posted 08.07.2011 | Books

If you aren't familiar with Slam poetry, it's nothing like what you learned in English class. A great slam poet isn't just a good poet -- he also needs to have some serious storytelling, acting and comedic chops.

A Poet Fights for Change in Mexico

| Posted 08.12.2011 | World

When prominent Mexican poet Javier Sicilia lost his 24-year-old son to drug-related violence this past March, he took to his pen.

Celebrating National Bad Poetry Day

| Posted 08.21.2011 | Books

We admittedly aren't dealing with Thanksgiving here, or even Bring Your Daughter to Work Day, but National Bad Poetry Day is an excuse for us to celebrate the rich history of appallingly bad verse.

The Still Resonant World Of Samuel Menashe

| Posted 08.28.2011 | Books

Samuel Menashe died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 85 last Monday. For most of his life, he was a solitary figure in the poetry world, living in the same Greenwich Village apartment for more than half a century.