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  •  - A prisoner passes poetry written on a wall in Doncaster Prison

    A prisoner passes poetry written on a wall in Doncaster Prison

    Posted: 2/6/2012 7:19:15 AM EST
    A prisoner passes poetry written on a wall in Doncaster Prison, northern England, December 13, 2011. Burglary at 15 earned him his first sentence and began a cycle of crime to fund a heroin addiction - a cycle he is now determined to end with the help of a pilot prison scheme. "You used to come to jail and if you didn't have probation work when you got out of there you were on your own," Shane, now 32, told Reuters in an empty canteen at Doncaster prison in south Yorkshire, England. " A lot of people were out the gate with 45 pounds, nowhere to live, and were back on the street spending it on class A drugs or drink. They'd be back inside in weeks or months." Photograph taken December 13, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY POLITICS)
  •  - Director of Doncaster Prison John Briggin stands by his poetry in Doncaster Prison

    Director of Doncaster Prison John Briggin stands by his poetry in Doncaster Prison

    Posted: 2/6/2012 7:09:02 AM EST
    Director of Doncaster Prison, John Briggin, stands by his poetry in Doncaster Prison, northern England, December 13, 2011. Burglary at 15 earned him his first sentence and began a cycle of crime to fund a heroin addiction - a cycle he is now determined to end with the help of a pilot prison scheme. "You used to come to jail and if you didn't have probation work when you got out of there you were on your own," Shane, now 32, told Reuters in an empty canteen at Doncaster prison in south Yorkshire, England. " A lot of people were out the gate with 45 pounds, nowhere to live, and were back on the street spending it on class A drugs or drink. They'd be back inside in weeks or months." Photograph taken December 13, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 1/12/2012 12:40:46 AM EST
    A poem by Japan's Emperor Akihito, seated on left, is read out as Empress Michiko, standing on right of Akihito, along with other royalty, left side, and other participants listen during the Imperial Palace poetry contest held as part of New Year celebrations at the palace in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. A poem about a coastline in northeastern Japan devastated by last year's disaster is among the winners of this year's event. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, FRANCE, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA
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    Posted: 11/25/2011 7:10:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2002 file photo, Ruth Stone receives the 2002 National Book Award for poetry in New York. Stone has died in Vermont. She was 96. Stone's daughter Phoebe Stone says her mother died of natural causes at her home on Nov. 19, 2011. She was surrounded by her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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    Posted: 11/22/2011 5:10:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this Friday, July 29, 2011 file photo, relatives of victims of a high speed train crash burn incense and papers near a wall scribbled with poetry commemorating the accident at the crash site in Wenzhou, southeastern China's Zhejiang province. The investigation into a bullet train crash in China last summer that killed 40 people has come and gone with scarcely any fresh information about what led to the disaster. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, file)
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    Posted: 11/17/2011 11:40:46 AM EST
    Nikky Finney, winner of the National Book Award for Poetry for her book "Head Off & Split", holds her award as she poses for photographs at the National Book Awards Wednesday Nov. 16, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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    Posted: 11/17/2011 11:40:45 AM EST
    National Book Award winners, from left, Stephen Greenblatt, for Nonfiction for his book "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern", Thanhha Lai, for Young People's Literature for her book "Inside Out & Back Again", Nikky Finney, for Poetry for her book "Head Off & Split", and Jesmyn Ward, for Fiction for her book "Salvage the Bones", hold their awards as they pose for photographs at the National Book Awards Wednesday Nov. 16, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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    Posted: 11/9/2011 10:00:51 AM EST
    A student reads aloud from a poetry book to a bus full of detained students as they wait to be processed, outside a police station in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011. In a dawn raid, more than 300 riot police forcibly removed the students from a building that they had occupied for a week. Police smashed down the doors of the building on the University of Sao Paulo campus and detained more than 60 students. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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    Posted: 11/9/2011 10:00:51 AM EST
    A student reads poetry aloud as he stands before a wall of Brazilian riot police, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011. In a dawn raid, more than 300 riot police forcibly cleared a university building of students who had occupied the building occupied for a week. Police smashed down doors at a University of Sao Paulo and detained more than 60 students. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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    Posted: 10/3/2011 12:35:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this undated file photo made available by the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency in 2007, Arabian Oryx gather on top of a dune after their recent release into the desert. The antelope made famous in Arabian poetry and by its associations with the unicorn legend had been hunted to near-extinction by 1972. But over the past three decades, it has staged a remarkable comeback through a program that got its start in the Arizona desert and has flourished under the united efforts of several Arabian Gulf countries. (AP Photo/Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, File)
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    Posted: 10/3/2011 12:35:46 AM EST
    This undated file photo provided by the Phoenix Zoo in 2010 shows an Arabian Oryx at the zoo in Phoenix. The antelope made famous in Arabian poetry and by its associations with the unicorn legend had been hunted to near-extinction by 1972. But over the past three decades, it has staged a remarkable comeback through a program that got its start in the Arizona desert and has flourished under the united efforts of several Arabian Gulf countries. (AP Photo/Phoenix Zoo, File)
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    Posted: 10/3/2011 12:35:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this undated file photo made available by the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency in 2007, an Arabian Oryx walks in the desert after having been released into the area. The antelope made famous in Arabian poetry and by its associations with the unicorn legend had been hunted to near-extinction by 1972. But over the past three decades, it has staged a remarkable comeback through a program that got its start in the Arizona desert and has flourished under the united efforts of several Arabian Gulf countries. (AP Photo/Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, File)
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    Posted: 9/21/2011 11:05:49 AM EST
    Ina Lancman, daughter of Yiddish author Naftali Herts Kon, reads through files of her father's poetry and letters housed at the City of Warsaw Archives, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. The writings were seized by Poland's secret security in a 1960 home search. For exposing the shortcomings of communism, Kon, whose real name was Jakub Serf, served years in Soviet labor camps and then in Poland's prison. Now his two daughters are trying to have the late writer's works back, but are hitting a bureaucracy wall in Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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    Posted: 9/21/2011 11:05:49 AM EST
    The 1959 photo provided by Herts Kon's daughter Ina Lancman shows Yiddish writer Naftali Herts Kon who was active in the Soviet Union and in Poland in the 20th century. For exposing the shortcomings of communism, Kon, whose real name was Jakub Serf, served years in Soviet labor camps and then in Poland's prison, and had his poetry and newspaper articles seized by the security in both countries. Now his two daughters are trying to have the late writer's works back, but are hitting a bureaucracy wall in Poland. (AP Photo)
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    Posted: 9/21/2011 11:05:49 AM EST
    Ina Lancman, daughter of Yiddish author Naftali Herts Kon, reads through files of her father's poetry and letters housed at the City of Warsaw Archives, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. The writings were seized by Poland's secret security in a 1960 home search. For exposing the shortcomings of communism, Kon, whose real name was Jakub Serf, served years in Soviet labor camps and then in Poland's prison. Now his two daughters are trying to have the late writer's works back, but are hitting a bureaucracy wall in Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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    Posted: 7/29/2011 7:25:46 AM EST
    Relatives of victims of a high speed train crash burn incense and papers near a wall scribbled with poetry commemorating the accident at the crash site in Wenzhou, southeastern China's Zhejiang province, Friday, July 29, 2011. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao vowed Thursday to punish any corrupt person found responsible for Saturday's crash that killed at least 39 people and triggered public anger over its handling. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
  •  - Members of the Palestinian band Al-Ashiqeen (Lovers) hold a Jordanian and a Palestinian flag as they sing Palestinian national songs during the Jerash Festival

    Members of the Palestinian band Al-Ashiqeen (Lovers) hold a Jordanian and a Palestinian flag as they sing Palestinian national songs during the Jerash Festival

    Posted: 7/28/2011 8:46:56 AM EST
    Members of the Palestinian band Al-Ashiqeen (Lovers) hold a Jordanian and a Palestinian flag as they sing Palestinian national songs during the Jerash Festival in the ancient city of Jerash July 27, 2011. The Jerash festival for culture and art is a celebration of both Jordanian and international culture featuring poetry recitals, gymnastic performances, dance, plays and comedy. Picture taken July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
  •  - Members of the Palestinian band Al-Ashiqeen (Lovers) hold a Jordanian and a Palestinian flag as they sing Palestinian national songs during the Jerash Festival

    Members of the Palestinian band Al-Ashiqeen (Lovers) hold a Jordanian and a Palestinian flag as they sing Palestinian national songs during the Jerash Festival

    Posted: 7/28/2011 8:45:17 AM EST
    Members of the Palestinian band Al-Ashiqeen (Lovers) hold a Jordanian and a Palestinian flag as they sing Palestinian national songs during the Jerash Festival in the ancient city of Jerash July 27, 2011. The Jerash festival for culture and art is a celebration of both Jordanian and international culture featuring poetry recitals, gymnastic performances, dance, plays and comedy. Picture taken July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
  •  - Members of the Palestinian band Al-Ashiqeen (Lovers) hold a Jordanian and a Palestinian flag as they sing Palestinian national songs during the Jerash Festival

    Members of the Palestinian band Al-Ashiqeen (Lovers) hold a Jordanian and a Palestinian flag as they sing Palestinian national songs during the Jerash Festival

    Posted: 7/28/2011 8:45:06 AM EST
    Members of the Palestinian band Al-Ashiqeen (Lovers) hold a Jordanian and a Palestinian flag as they sing Palestinian national songs during the Jerash Festival in the ancient city of Jerash July 27, 2011. The Jerash festival for culture and art is a celebration of both Jordanian and international culture featuring poetry recitals, gymnastic performances, dance, plays and comedy. Picture taken July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
  •  - Visitors walk amongst the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash during the Jerash Festival

    Visitors walk amongst the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash during the Jerash Festival

    Posted: 7/28/2011 8:31:59 AM EST
    Visitors walk amongst the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash during the Jerash Festival July 27, 2011. The Jerash festival for culture and art is a celebration of both Jordanian and international culture featuring poetry recitals, gymnastic performances, dance, plays and comedy. Picture taken July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)


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