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Muses And Metaphor

Apr 30, 2013 — Throughout April, Tell Me More has been airing poetic tweets in honor of National Poetry Month. Series curator Holly Bass shares final tweets from celebrated poet Richard Blanco and Canadian listener Bauke Kamstra.
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Apr 22, 2013 — Tell Me More is celebrating National Poetry Month with the series 'Muses and Metaphor.' Listeners are sending their own poems via Twitter. Today's poetic tweet comes from Luisa Igloria. She teaches creative writing at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.
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Apr 28, 2011 — Writer and poet Holly Bass joins host Michel Martin to wrap up Tell Me More's daily poetry series, Muses and Metaphor. In celebration of National Poetry Month, listeners and friends of the program were invited to send in poetic tweets, no longer than 140 characters, via Twitter. Holly speaks with Michel about the series and we hear two poetic tweets from Angie Chuang of Washington, D.C., and Nashay Pendleton of Philadelphia, Pa.
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Apr 27, 2011 — Today's tweeted poem comes from Summer Beretsky of Phoenixville, Pa. Summer works as an analyst at a marketing company and blogs about anxiety and panic for PsychCentral.com.
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Apr 26, 2011 — Today's poetic tweet comes from Pat Allen, of Tarboro, North Carolina. Allen is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has also worked as a teacher, a social worker and a grant writer.
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Apr 25, 2011 — In Tell Me More's daily series celebrating National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin presents another poetic tweet. Today: a tweet from Brent Betit of Whitingham, Vt. Betit is a founder of Landmark College, a school designed for students with learning disabilities, and serves as executive vice president and provost.
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Apr 22, 2011 — Tell Me More has been asking listeners to send poems that are no more than 140 characters, via Twitter, as part of the program's celebration of National Poetry Month. Today's tweet comes from Mitch Beaver. He lives in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he's a residential carpenter, a husband, a father and a recent graduate student in clinical psychology.
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Apr 21, 2011 — Today's poetic tweet comes from Kasey Edison, a lifelong writer living in West Grove, Pa.
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Apr 20, 2011 — Today's tweeted poem comes from Taylor Collins, a writer and painter from Dover, Delaware. She is also the past president of the National League of American Pen Women.
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Apr 19, 2011 — Today's tweeted poem comes from freelance writer and poet Katherine Russo of Washington, DC. Listeners are also invited to send in original poems, no longer than 140 characters, via Twitter, using the hashtag, #TMMpoetry.
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