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Rap=poetry=rap=poetry October 26, 2010: Professor of African American and African Studies Alexs Pate compares the structure and flow of rap lyrics to that of poetry in In the Heart of the Beat: The Poetry of Rap. Pate makes a compelling case for why the former should carry just as much cultural currency as the latter, writes critic Kerri Shadid in the Seattle Pi: He goes to great [...] by

Il postino September 15, 2010: What happens when an exiled poet and a shy young postal clerk cross paths? They ignite a love affair between the poet and a charming waitress, and leave a legacy that turns into the hit film - and now opera—Il Postino. Self-proclaimed opera buff Jay Weston tells the Huffington Post why the world premier of Il Postino the opera starring none [...] by