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4th Annual NYC Poetry Festival on Kickstarter

The Poetry Society of New York hopes to raise $10,000 for the 4th Annual New York City Poetry Festival. The organizers will use the money to host a 2-day event on Governor’s Island.

Some of the poets who have signed on to appear at this event include Paul Muldoon, Mark Doty, and Joyelle McSweeney. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“This year we will welcome back more than 50 New York City poetry groups, including venerable institutions, upstarts, small presses, local reading series, literary journals, high school poetry teams, and more to The Festival’s three stages. If year’s past are any indication, over 250 poets will present and wow those gathered with their moment at the mic.”

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James Richardson Wins $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize

Poets & Writers has named James Richardson as the winner of this year’s $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize.

Here’s more from the release: “Richardson’s most recent books are By the Numbers: Poems and Aphorisms (Copper Canyon, 2010), which was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award,Interglacial: New and Selected Poems and Aphorisms(Ausable, 2004), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Vectors: Aphorisms and Ten-Second Essays (Ausable, 2001).”

This award honors talented poets, giving them time and encouragement to write. Mark Doty, Rita Dove, and Gerald Stern served as this year’s judges.

Meet the Dogs of Brooklyn

From John Grogan‘s “Marley and Me” to Mark Doty‘s “Dog Years,” man’s best friend has served as a literary muse for years. One poet has added a New York City twist to this canine canon.

A few weeks ago, GalleyCat attended an opening reception for “The Dogs of Brooklyn”–a collection of poems by Susie DeFord matched with photographs by Dennis Riley.

This video feature looks at the show and interviews the project’s creators. As DeFord noted in her blog, the reading raised $200 for charity and the collection is still on display at Ozzie’s in Park Slope, Brooklyn.