Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Pushkin's babushka

I love this story - about time Europe and Australasia got in on the poetry idol act. YouTube competition, hot poets, a crime against stereotypes! Young poets again this time 18 to 25 years old...

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The Moscow Times says "Unless you have travelled forward in time from the beginning of the 20th century, writing rhymes might not seem like the hippest thing to do. Such an old-fashioned skill probably won't even get you a date."

Strange it has always got poetandgeek one!

More information here http://www.demotix.com/news/1989782/poetry-battle-moscow-vs-st-peterburg#media-1988116 and here http://russialist.org/pushkins-grandmother-brings-russian-poetry-back-to-life/.

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