Sugar and Sabbath
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
A park ranger who is also a poet has figured out how to place poetry in the park via a nightstand. "Take a poem, leave a poem" is the cue for a passerby to pause. As someone invested in bridging poetry and community, I love this project.
|Art by JR Korpa|
Some of the original writing left in the nightstand is making its way to Instagram. This means that a form of publication is happening from unexpected sources––from people whose poems would never be shared so widely. And this excites me. Good poetry can be showcased outside of journals, magazines, or books. And, good poetry can surface randomly, in the park, prompted by a piece of furniture and the encouragement to settle into an inner voice.
Read the story here:
Read some of the handwritten poetry on Instagram at ccsf_p4p (Poetry for the People).
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Friday, December 9, 2022
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Find a local coffee/tea shop, and you may very well find a poetry reading event. Wherever I travel, it's a joy to spot a sign for a reading––to know that poetry is alive and thriving here––where I'm sipping chai or matcha. Here, in this case, is Hot Springs, Arkansas, where my family gathered for Thanksgiving.
|Kollective Coffee + Tea|
Wednesday Night Poetry since 1989
Monday, November 7, 2022
Glissade is a special dance themed issue of The Pine Cone Review
Monday, October 17, 2022
These photos, taken a week apart, show how related the two arts of dance and poetry really are. I could say more about this, but the images speak clearly. One is from a streetcar poetry reading for Art All Night H Street, DC and the other is from a performance for "The Power and the Voice of Women in Dance through the Millennia."