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We begin News at Eleven this week with a story that was breaking through an Alison Flood article last week, 50 Rudyard Kipling poems have been found. We then hit continents and countries around the globe, until getting to our back page article: not only do they censor poets in Tajik, they pull the plug on the entire television station that broadcasts the poet. What, just in case they might miss something else? Inept governments run by the bully factor. Speaking of which, amidst the other News at Eleven articles, is one on the viral bullying poem from Canada's Shane Koyczan.
Lots of excellent poems in both News at Eleven and our next section, Great Regulars, where you'll find, among the many, poetry by Mercedes Roffé, translated into English by Judith Filc, and brought to us by the Brooklyn Rail, followed directly by a link to three poems by Ruth Padel in The Caravan. A scroll through the next section, Poetic Obituaries, will reveal that some important world poets have passed this past week or so. Set some time aside, and check out the poetry news. It's a big week when so many of our Great Regulars come out with their columns.
Congratulations are in order once again, thanks to Deborah Bogen
, whose IBPC results for February
are up and ready for enjoyment at a click. Here are the winning poems:
First place: Gretel Grows Up
by Teresa White, of Wild Poetry Forum
Second place: Parable
by Allen Weber, of conjunction
Third place: The One
by Kendall Witherspoon, of The Waters Poetry Workshop
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