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Written By: daveski on April 28, 2010 2 Comments

Are you a.) creative b.) artistic c.) romantic d.) disposessed e.) expressive, or f.) just plain cool? Tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day!!! Here are the instructions (thanks, Billette!!):

Print/write out your favorite “pome”, tuck it into your pocket (wallet, purse, thong, etc.) with it poking out, and […]

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Written By: daveski on March 1, 2010 No Comment

Looking for inspiration on a Monday morning? Check out Words Without Borders’ March issue, on international poetry!

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Written By: vagabond_multilingual_journal on November 28, 2009 1 Comment
Exciting publication opportunity!

Multilingual Literature submission deadline: 12/15/09!

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Written By: daveski on August 25, 2009 1 Comment

Message from Alisa Shekhtman & Maia Wolins, Vagabond co-Chief Editors:

Calling all Vagabonds! Want to share your multilingual poetry LIVE with UCB?!

Vagabond Journal is looking for volunteers for Calapalooza, which is
happening next Thursday, 8/27, from 5:30 to 9pm. The club fair is a
fantastic opportunity to let incoming freshmen and junior transfers know about Vagabond and give […]

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Written By: daveski on April 17, 2009 No Comment

In case you haven’t seen it, the German Department has a Poetry Corner on its website, featuring poems by Heiko Michael Hartmann, Zafer Senocak, Heinrich Heine and others. The site reads,

An epiphany, a bolt of spiritual lightning, an astonishing conceit, a fleeting insight, a lasting memory–great poetry is all this and more. A […]

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Written By: Youki on April 5, 2009 No Comment

Soul Receives From Soul

Soul receives from soul that knowledge,
therefore not by book nor from tongue.

If knowledge of mysteries come after
emptiness of mind, that is illumination of heart.

Rumi

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Written By: Youki on March 24, 2009 12 Comments

Who here learned the English alphabet to the “Twinkle, twinkle, little star” melody? Of course since we have many international readers I’m half expecting a few people to say “I didn’t!” (or maybe you did? I’m curious). Well, from my own experiences growing up, the link between music and language was strong. From more→

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Written By: Youki on March 19, 2009 1 Comment

A series of four line long poems:

 

mesmerizing.

 

reminds me of “For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on December 14, 2008 3 Comments

The King of Bombaria (“Bombagharer Raja”)

In the land of Bombaria,
The customs are peculiar.
The king, for instance, advocates
Gilded frames for chocolates.
The queen, who seldom goes to bed
Straps a pillow round her head.
The courtiers—or so I am told—
Turn cartwheels when they have a cold

… The King’s old aunt—an autocrat—
Hits pumpkins with her cricket bat
While Uncle loves to […]

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Written By: daveski on December 9, 2008 No Comment

I came across this on the UC Berkeley events page, and it looks pretty cool: “a multimedia poetry reading, featuring an open mic and a guest poet speaker” + thrift sale, all to benefit Darfur. It’s sponsored by the Berkeley Poetry Review, and the event’s in the Heller Lounge of the […]

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Written By: Youki on December 4, 2008 18 Comments
Found in Translation: a Digital Story

 

After going to last week’s BLC panel on Digital Storytelling, I was inspired to make a video on Found in Translation for Rick Kern’s “Writing and Technology” course.

download: High-quality version though FIT servers

also viewable through youtube.

I prefer that people watch the high-quality version, since I didn’t make the video […]

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