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You Gotta Snag SnagFilms!

Posted by grizzlymedia on April 29, 2009

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Ever wish you had a great documentary film you could show your class (or just watch yourself)—for free? Then, man, do you ever need SnagFilms! SnagFilms brings you the world’s most compelling documentaries from first-time filmmakers to established heavyweights like National Geographic and everything in between. And, oh, yeah, you can watch these full-length documentaries online, for free. You can even embed them on your website or blog. Even WordPress. That’s right, you heard me. I said, even WordPress. Here’s a summary of what SnagFilms is about from their website:

Find. Whether using our custom search tools, browsing by topic, or tuning into one of the great channels provided by our partners, with a few clicks you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for.

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Poetry, 21st Century Style

Posted by grizzlymedia on April 28, 2009

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I’ve been a bit remiss on posting any tributes to the Academy of American Poets and their amazing celebration of National Poetry Month. Today’s selection is History of Hurricanes by Teresa Cader, published by Northwestern. Go to the website to read the poem here. You can also read an interview with Teresa here at Web del Sol. I’ve created a Wordle using the last stanza of the poem for you. Don’t forget to visit the Academy of American Poets’ website at www.poets.org where you can find Poetry 101–resources and tips for beginners and also poetry you can download to your mobile device at www.poets.org/m where you can access the site’s collection of over 2,500 poems in the palm of your hand.

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(dılɟ puɐ) ¡ʇıʞunɥɔ ɥʇıʍ unɟ

Posted by grizzlymedia on April 20, 2009

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˙ʞuıl ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ ǝɹǝɥ ʞɔılɔ ˙dılɟ ɥʇıʍ ‘ooʇ ‘ʇı op uɐɔ noʎ ¿sıɥʇ pıp ı ʍoɥ ʍouʞ oʇ ʇuɐʍ˙pǝʞɔolq ǝq ʎɐɯ ʎǝɥʇ ǝɹǝɥʍ looɥɔs ʇɐ ʇou ǝɹɐ noʎ ɟı ɥɔʇɐʍ uɐɔ noʎ soǝpıʌ ɹǝɥʇo ǝɯos oslɐ ǝɹɐ ǝɹǝɥʇ ˙ƃuıuıɐʇɹǝʇuǝʎlǝʇɐɹǝpoɯ sı ʇɐɥʇ oǝpıʌ ǝdʎʇ-ʇɟɐɹɔ uoɯɯoɔ/ɹǝʌǝɟǝl ǝǝl ɐ s,ǝɹǝɥʇ ‘uoıʇɐɔıldxǝ ɹǝɥʇɹnɟ pǝǝu noʎ ǝsɐɔ uı ʇnq ‘uoıʇɐuɐldxǝ ɥɔnɯ pǝǝu ʇ,usǝop ʎllɐǝɹ ʇıʞunɥɔ ˙ʇıʞunɥɔ ɐıʌ sǝʇıs ʞɹɐɯʞooq ʎlısɐǝ uɐɔ noʎ os oƃııp ɹo sn˙oıɔı˙lǝp ǝʞıl ǝɹnʇɐǝɟ ƃuıʞɹɐɯʞooq lɐıɔos ɐ sǝpnlɔuı oslɐ ʇıʞunɥɔ ˙pǝɹınbǝɹ ƃuıʇsɐd puɐ ƃuıʇʇnɔ ou–ǝsɐǝld noʎ ɹǝʌǝɯoɥʍ oʇ ʞunɥɔ ǝɥʇ lıɐɯǝ oʇ noʎ ɹoɟ ƃuıʇıɐʍ ǝɹǝɥʇ ƃuıʇʇıs ʇsnɾ uoʇʇnq ɐ s,ǝɹǝɥʇ ‘puǝıɹɟ ɐ ɹo ɟlǝsɹnoʎ oʇ puǝs oʇ ʇuɐʍ noʎ ʞunɥɔ ɐ puıɟ noʎ ɟı ˙uǝǝɹɔs ǝɥʇ ɟo ǝpıs ʇıʞunɥɔ ǝɥʇ uo pǝʇɥƃılɥƃıɥ uǝʌǝ sı ɯɹǝʇ ɥɔɹɐǝs ɹnoʎ ˙sʞunɥɔ ʇıʞunɥɔ ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ ǝuo puɐ ‘ǝuıƃuǝ ɥɔɹɐǝs ɹnoʎ ɹoɟ ǝuo :sɹɐq lloɹɔs oʍʇ ɥʇıʍ ɟlɐɥ uı pǝpıʌıp sı uǝǝɹɔs ɹnoʎ ˙sʇsod ƃolq puɐ ‘uozɐɯɐ ‘ǝqnʇnoʎ ‘ɐıpǝdıʞıʍ ‘sǝɔɹnos sʍǝu sɐ ɥɔns sǝdʎʇ snoıɹɐʌ oʇuı pǝpıʌıp uoıʇɐɯɹoɟuı ɟo “sʞunɥɔ” oʇuı sʇlnsǝɹ ɥɔɹɐǝs ǝɥʇ uʍop ƃuıʞɐǝɹq ʎlsnoǝuɐʇlnɯıs ǝlıɥʍ ǝuıƃuǝ ɥɔɹɐǝs ǝʇıɹoʌɐɟ ɹnoʎ ɥʇıʍ ƃuolɐ qǝʍ ǝɥʇ ɥɔɹɐǝs noʎ sʇǝl ʇɐɥʇ uo-ppɐ ɹǝsʍoɹq ɐ sı ʇıʞunɥɔ ¿ʇıʞunɥɔ ʇnoqɐ zznq ǝɥʇ s,ʇɐɥʍ os

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What’s New for Day Three?

Posted by grizzlymedia on April 3, 2009

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Day Three. National Poetry Month. “corydon & alexis, redux.” Author D. A. Powell. Verse two in a fancy new feature from Image Chef called Word Mosaic. Cool, huh? You can make your own using any words you choose, any colors, several shapes, and one or two letters, like your initials. But I digress. Just go to the Academy of American Poets website, sign up for their Poem-A-Day via email, or just go right now to read all of corydon & alexis, redux. Or read about poet D. A. Powell. Whatev. You know the drill. You can also read other poems by Mr. Powell or read all of the poems posted so far this month. “corydon & alexis, redux” is from Mr. Powell’s new anthology, Chronic, which is newly published by Graywolf Press. You can click here to order it from Amazon.

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“Unbidden” National Poetry Month, Day Two

Posted by grizzlymedia on April 2, 2009

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It’s day two of National Poetry Month, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. Here’s a TypoGenerator image of today’s poem, “Unbidden” by Rae Armantrout. Be sure to visit the Academy at their website to sign up to receive their poem of the day for this month. You can click here for today’s poem or you can click here to read more about poet Rae Armantrout.

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Welcome to National Poetry Month

Posted by grizzlymedia on April 1, 2009

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It’s April! That means it’s time for the Academy of American Poets and their website at poets.org to celebrate by publishing a poem a day and also celebrating the poem’s author. We’ll be celebrating National Poetry Month along with them.  If you’re a poetry fan, you can go to the website and sign up to receive an email of each day’s poem. On April 30, they’ll also be celebrating their second annual Poem In Your Pocket Day.  Just find a poem you love and carry it in your pocket all day to share with friends and family. Today’s poem is “Summer at Blue Creek, North Carolina” by Jack Gilbert. You can read the poem here and read about Mr. Gilbert here. Oh, yeah, and here’s a Wordle of the poem.

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