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Spam, shoes, & Czech poets

"Poetry in motion," by Michelle Wranik from The Prague Post, looks at the growing audience abroad for Czech poets.

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"A matter of shoes and the weight of books and poetry," by Cesar Chelala from The Villager, is an interesting account of how a small kindness can impact people's lives--and how poetry can help give situations a bit of perspective.

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"Too Much Spam? Turn it Into Poetry and Hang it on Your Wall," by Michael Calore from Wired, looks at artist Linzie Hunter's idea of taking spam and turning it into art.

(As you probably already know, Nancy's also been using spam for poetry prompts on Fridays, which is a great way to kick off a poem.)

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