i’m curious what y’all think about this film, and the poetry and ideas in it. http://ow.ly/fbvFx
the Pres candidate i’m voting for just got arrested in TX. Go Dr. JILL STEIN! Leading by example. http://ow.ly/eVbip
peace my friends! apologies for being so absent. no excuses, just apologies.
today i’m just here briefly to let you know there is about one more week to submit to the split this rock poetry contest. deadline is nov. 1st and it’s open to everybody.
submit your poems here.
that is, if you believe, as we at split this rock do, in
the many ways that poetry can act as an agent for change: reaching across differences, considering personal and social responsibility, asserting the centrality of the right to free speech, bearing witness to the diversity and complexity of human experience through language, imagining a better world.
Our country faces a crisis of imagination. We need dramatic change: to end the wars, reorder our national priorities to meet human needs, save our planet. How we address these challenges is a question not just for policy makers and strategists. It is a question for all of us. We believe poets have a unique role to play in social movements—as innovators, visionaries, truth tellers, and restorers of language.
peace fam, please buy tix and donate to support Community Water Solutions. i’m performing Sunday at the concert. http://ow.ly/dEPrM
i may have ended my boycott and got a twitter account. this is what the world has come to.
the journey to Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival in Berkeley, California with 11 talented teenage poets representing DC.
the first-ever Louder Than A Bomb – DMV Teen Poetry Slam Festival here in DC with 12 school slam teams coming together in an awesome day of fellowship and spoken word.
the National Poetry Slam in Charlotte, North Carolina.
the many cyphers and open mics and slams and shows and stories.
the late nights and long weekends.
the road trips and shows.
the dance parties and beautiful creations.
the break dancers from Brazil visiting us through the U.S. State Dept. and writing poetry with the DC Youth Slam Team.
the cook outs, BBQ’s, potlucks, brunches, and dinners.
the new friends. the old friends come back again. the unexpected meetings and coincidences.
the couches. the crashing. the heat and the sun.
it’s been an amazing summer of 2012.
september promises to keep the amazing coming.