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Sign Petition - Release Qatari Poet Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami (tags)
We, the undersigned, urge the Secretary of State or Foreign Minister of our respective countries to appeal to the Qatari Court for the immediate release of the Qatari poet Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami, who after spending a year in solitary confinement, on November 29, 2012 was sentenced to life in prison by the Qatari courts.
100 Thousand Poets for Change - Islamic Republic of Iran (tags)
Kermanshah (Iran), September 28, 2012. Islamic Republic of Iran, some poets remember Makwan Moloudzadeh a young victim of homophobia, for the “100 thousand poets for change”.
“Nommogeneity” Explores African-American Poetry and Culture (tags)
It took two years to make and it's only 32 minutes long, but Terrence Stubbs’ film “Nommogeneity” is a powerful portrayal of cutting-edge African-American poetry and culture that's well worth seeing. Stubbs, a former stand-up comedian turned film student and TV producer, landed the legendary Amiri Baraka (shown reading his provocative 9/11 poem) as well as many younger African-American poets strongly influenced by him. The film — whose title comes from the twin gods in African mythology who brought humanity the gifts of language and writing — shows young poets working in a politically and socially conscious vein instead of writing “love jones” poems or odes to gangsterism and conspicuous consumption.
Political Poets at Tia Chucha's June 9th (tags)
Poor Magazine and Molotov Mouths Go South.
Women's Art Exhibit and Writer Series (tags)
"Le Deuxieme Sexe?" Women's Art Exhibit and Writer Series at Carlotta's Passion Fine Art in Eagle Rock Chicano Studies, Women Studies, and Mexican Art History. Reina Prado's link to Calaca Press: http://www.calacapress.com/reinaaprado.html Judith Terzi Shiny Things Make Things Come Back (2002) was Ms. Terzi's first chapbook, a collection inspired, in part, by her mother's five-year long, see-saw adventure with severe vascular dementia. In her second collection, Lightning Bugs Don't Travel Westward (2004), while a few pieces relate to this illness, most are reflections on nature, transitions, institutions, or on the general political and social dementia of our times. Ms. Terzi's work has appeared in various print and online publications, including The Teacher's Voice (2005), the anthology, An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind: Poets on 9/11, Moondance (Moondance.org) . Ms. Terzi says, "While most of my poetry is in English, I do enjoy writing in French and Spanish as well. My CD, Wings of the Andes, is a blend of old and new poems. I hold an M.A. in French Literature and am a career teacher, having taught many different subject matters at every level of instruction. The highlights of my career have been teaching English and French at an American School in Algiers, Algeria; writing at California State University, Los Angeles; and French language and literature at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California." Reviewer Comment "Judy has been quick in sensing the rhythm or beat of a poem. She can tell when a line has lost the rhythm. She has been showing a keen interest in correct usage of English language...When she recites poetry, her posture could be improved, however; she drops her head forward, and a bit to one side. She seems to enjoy creative work. - G. Metzner, Ms. Terzi's third grade teacher Kathleen Tyler Kathleen Tyler's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Runes, Solo, Margie, Coe Review, Visions International, Diner, and Poetry Motel. She currently teaches English at a public school in Los Angeles. Some poets who she especially likes are Marsha de la O, Larissa Szporluk, Yusef Komunyakaa, H.D., and Garcia Lorca. Kathleen's first book of poetry, The Secret Box, is forthcoming in September. Reviewer Comments The Secret Box is full of gorgeous and dangerous poems; poems with the flickering intensity of film noir; poems in which violence or tenderness -- or both -- might erupt at any moment, and do. I admire Kathleen Tyler's craft and her courage. These poems are gutsy and lyrical, risky and magical; they speak of, and to, a dark and beautiful world. - Cecilia Woloch Negotiating terrain that is both provocative and revealing, these poems leave the senses singed with formidable hope and startling clarity. - Jawanza Dumisani
Voices In Wartime opens April 15th (tags)
Voices in Wartime is a feature-length documentary that delves into the experience of war through powerful images and the words of poets – unknown and world-famous.
Surrealism in 2004 (tags)
This is a statement denouncing the hypocrisy and deception that exists within the current surrealist movement today in 2004. In order for a transformation of life and the chance for a positive engagement for freedom to take place, surrealism needs to redefine the goals of true revolution and to INVOLVE EVERYONE, not just a select few.
Trans/Giving Febuary 13th (tags)
Invitation to come to Trans/Giving on Friday the 13th
With All Due Respect...We Seek Peace (tags)
I personally--not that it matters, am against any and all strident, militant sounding, hateful, malignant language or signs. I also feel, that given the short attention spans of todays citizenry, it is very confusing when one has a mish-mash of several causes being spoken to, from Palestine, a man on death row, race issues, women's concerns etc.
Vocalized Ink (tags)
Vocalized Ink is a collective of poets and writers promoting spoken word on the internet through the use of audio files. Making inked word verbal is our quest! VI's founder Sherykah is located in Detroit, MI but VI's membership is international.
Confronting the Warmakers (tags)
Letter from a young revolutionary communist Confronting the Warmakers, Visioning a Different Future by Sunsara
An Interview with a Poet Against the War, Chase Twichell (tags)
Poetry's not window cleaning. It breaks the glass." Chase Twichell
Report- Poems Not Fit For the White House (tags)
Laura Bush afraid of Poets (tags)
The First Lady (wasn't that Eve?) was afraid to continue with a Whitehouse poetry reading when it turned out that most of the poets don't like murdering children. The URL tells part of the story. Sam Hamill's poem here tells it all.
EMERGENCY BENEFIT SHOW! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS! (tags)
EMERGENCY BENEFIT SHOW FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!
POETS RESPOND TO 9/11, MAY 18 NYC (tags)
More than 20 Poets from around the world will celebrate the publication of THE WORLD HEALING BOOK and the BOOK OF HOPE in response to 9/11
Music for the Revolution: Forked Tongue (tags)
Last Poets Sound the Call