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New York’s Best Literary Landmarks

Gotham has been home to many famous authors including Edgar Allen Poe. Follow Lynn Cullen, author of Mrs. Poe, as she explores the city as Poe might have seen it.

10/15/2013

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NYC’s 10 Best Summer Festivals 2013

From celebrations of hip hop to performances of modern dance to the dulcet strains of emo pop, New York’s plethora of summer festivals meet just about every need and satisfy just about every taste.

07/01/2013

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NYC’s 6 Best Venues To Celebrate National Poetry Month

April may be the cruelest four weeks of the year, according to some, but it’s also a time to celebrate National Poetry Month. Check out the venues and organizations below for all your versifying needs

04/11/2013

Caroline Kennedy attends Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Central Terminal on February 1, 2013 (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Inspired By Her Mother, Caroline Kennedy Releases Anthology Of Poems

Her earlier books, especially “The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,” have been huge sellers, pulling in numbers unheard of for poetry anthologies.

03/31/2013

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5 Best Venues For Spoken Word And Poetry Readings In New York

Poetry has always been a more intimate affair than prose, and the best way to experience it is to see it performed in person. Spoken word venues abound in New York City. Here are some of the best the Big Apple has to offer.

03/26/2012

Curbside Haiku - New York, NY - Nov 29, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

New York City Using Poetry To Promote Safety

How about some poetry during your rush hour commute? New York City is unveiling an artistic campaign to keep streets safe. It’s a new sign of the times in the city, and it’s one not everyone understands.

11/29/2011

'Streets in Poem Form'

Racy Poetry In Classroom Angers Brooklyn Parents

Some Brooklyn parents are fuming Thursday over a book passed out to their children in school, which featured poems with sexually explicit comments about everyone from drug dealers to presidents.

12/23/2010