New York, NY (April 12, 2007)?The future is now for mobile learning. In celebration of April´s National Poetry Month, podcastGO (www.podcastGO.com) announced a new partnership today with The Student Publishing Program (SPP) which will bring the brightest minds in poetry to anyone?anytime, anywhere. The program launches with 12 episodes on April 16th. Following the launch, 5 new episodes will be added every Monday for the next 10 weeks. A new video podcast network that delivers free streaming and mobile content to any video-capable device, podcastGO creates quality "edutainment" for people on the go.
Specific programs will include "Ask America´s Poet Laureate," which gives teens and educators the opportunity to submit writing questions to U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall until April 20th. There will also be an ongoing contest inviting teens to submit poems for publication alongside Mr. Hall´s work. Yet the crux of the programming will come from the "Greatest Living Writers Project," featuring poetry readings (some of previously unpublished poems) and writing advice from acclaimed poets including Taylor Mali and Patricia Smith (National Poetry Slam Champions and stars of HBO´s Def Poetry Jam), Billy Collins (former U.S. Poet Laureate), Tony Hoagland (Hardison Winner), Linton Kwesi Johnson (first black poet to have his work published in Penguin´s Modern Classics series) and Bruce Weigl (two-time Pushcart Winner), among others.
"Bringing U.S. Poet Laureates and other poetry stars into the classroom?and everywhere else?represents a major step forward in mobile learning," explained Steven Hearn, President and CEO of podcastGO. "This poetry initiative will serve as a cornerstone for our "GOLearn" channel?part of our larger effort to change the face of education by tearing down boundaries and giving people unfettered access to incredible information wherever and whenever they might need it."
"We are thrilled to partner with podcastGO so we can finally connect the world with so many of its own top poets," said Anthony Tedesco, co-founder of The Student Publishing Program. "It´s our great hope that these readings and teachings will give people?especially young people?the confidence and skills needed to express their own unique voices."
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Bringing the core components of Cable TV programming to the video podcasting world, PodcastGO is the global, mobile network dedicated to lifestyle-based edutainment. With a platform agnostic approach, PodcastGO provides consumers with easily accessible and informative content when, where and how they want it. Multiple channels, ranging from health to cooking, fashion, money management and beyond, provides consumers with valuable information and entertainment in short format video with added features such as text summary/support. On the PodcastGO network, the "podsibilities" are endless! Get it. Got it. GO!
About The Student Publishing Program (SPP):
Selected as one of the top 12 high school creative writing programs in the country by Web del Sol, the world´s largest nonprofit publisher of periodicals, The Student Publishing Program (SPP) is a free program which uses interactive eLearning from the greatest writers of our time?Poet Laureates, Pulitzer Prize-winners, National Poetry Slam Champions, best-selling novelists, playwrights and singer/songwriters?to give students of all backgrounds and learning levels the skills and confidence needed to express themselves to a wider audience. The SPP then publishes and promotes their compositions?one piece of poetry or prose from every student in the grade?in a network of online literary magazines and a series of paperback books available in bookstores nationwide, with 100 percent of the author royalties going back to each school. In addition to its academic, personal and community-building benefits, The Student Publishing Program will provide more money for America´s secondary schools than any other private or corporate donor in history?every single year?as early as its third year in development as a national program.
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