For the month of May, the Poem of the Month prompt is to write a persona poem, or a poem not from your own perspective. You can write in the voice of a family member, a famous person, a pet or even an inanimate object.
When your poem is finished, copy and paste it as a comment on this post. Be sure to include the poem’s title, your name and your township of residence.
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York’s Poet Laureate hates sleep.
Actually, I’m sure she loves sleep. I’m just not convinced she gets any because she’s too busy writing poetry, promoting poetry, attending poetry events (which, in the York region, are many), and booking/coordinating/producing a weekly TV show about poetry (and art, and music).
Episode 13 (original airdate 5/1/13) features spoken word by Joslin Kearse aka SoulCry / paintings by artist, Lovie Rineholt Price / Second Saturday Art Gallery host, Ron Vestal / music by The Infidels, Amy Mummert & Ian Dellinger
Heads up: Culture & Main has moved to a new night and time. Check out new episodes 8 p.m. Thursdays (previously 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays) at WRCT Ch. 18 in York or streaming live at wrct.tv.
I promote a lot of poetry events on this blog, as well as individual writers. And I’ve touched on the idea of writing groups and community-building, but I haven’t yet, in any substantial way, mentioned Poetry Spoken Here, a mainstay of the York literary community. Continue reading →
The written word is an art, and inspires art in
other forms, too.
Attend “Prose & Poetry,” a special art exhibit that explores the intersection of the written and the visual, June 2 through July 6 at the York Art Association’s Nancy M. Woodward Gallery, 220 S. Marshall St., York.
According to the York Art Association’s Facebook page, “Each artist that enters a work in the exhibit will also be asked to provide an artist’s statement that refers to the prose or poetry that inspired the work. It can relate to a particular work of art or to your work in general. The statements will be available in a binder in the gallery during the exhibit.” Continue reading →
Episode 12 (original airdate 4/24/13) features live concert footage of “Poets Sing the Blues” at the York Emporium with poets Jack Veasey, Maria James-Thiaw & Kenneth Vincent Walker and musicians Tim Moore & Parker James Hooker. Special guest spot by SoulCry.
One of America's most revered poets, Adrienne Rich, said, "The moment of change is the only poem." Because the world is always changing, poetry is everywhere, and everything can be versified.
Here, I'll discuss and review contemporary books of poetry, with a focus on regional writers, publications, and organizations. I'll promote area writers by offering prompts and contests, because I want to foster a spirit of community centered around poets and readers of poetry. This is a place to demystify the art of poetry, to appreciate its economy of language, its precision of image and sound.
Please share suggestions for blog content by emailing me at email@example.com. I'd love to hear from you! Let's versify PA and support those who are doing the same.