Kealing Poetry Project

April is National Poetry Month, a time when we celebrate poetry and recognize how it has shaped American culture. This year, KUT is participating in National Poetry Month by sharing poems written by students in the Blank Page creative writing program at Kealing Middle School. You can read the and listen to the poems here, and you may also listen to the poems read on KUT 90.5 FM throughout the month of April.


9:10 am
Sat April 6, 2013

Austin Poetry Slammers Compete to Make National Team

Danny Strack is the executive director and slammaster of the Austin Poetry Society.

Austin’s best slam poets are taking the stage tonight at the Stateside Theatre for the Final Slam Off of 2013.

Austin’s ten best poets will compete to make the 2013 Austin Slam Team. The five-member team will represent Austin at the National Poetry Slam in Boston.

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Arts and Culture
4:04 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Poetry in Motion: Group Announces Cap Metro Poetry Contest

A contest is calling on Austinites to pitch poetry for Cap Metro buses.
Photo by Filipa Rodrigues

On Saturday, the Austin Poetry Society is kicking off its Poetry with Wheels contest. Open to anyone 18 or older, the winner’s poem will be posted on the placards lining the inside of Capital Metro buses.

"The Poetry with Wheels contest is not just for professional poets," the society writes on its website. "All members of the Austin community are encouraged to enter."

Although there’s no restriction poem topics or the amount of poems you can submit, the Poetry Society has four guidelines for submissions:

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