Tweetspeak is teaming up with Patty Paine, of Diode Poetry Journal, to jumpstart a Phone Poets Project for National Poetry Month.Continue Reading
Tag archive for "found poems"
Using a paragraph of prose from Kristin LeMay's "I Told My Soul To Sing," Kimberlee Conway Ireton crafts -- and explains how to write -- a found poem.Continue Reading
Years ago, I had the privilege of rubbing eyeballs with royalty. Flanked by an impressive retinue of distinguished figure heads, the fair-skinned and curly-haired king stood before a hushed audience at my university and delivered a cultural manifesto on the artist's role in creating the juxtaposition of political and religious imagery to benefit and protect society. But I was more interested in his shoes.Continue Reading
A few days after we announced our July Mosaics project, someone left us a tiny confession in the comment box. "When this idea was first posted, wrote Rosanne Osborne, "I admit I was dubious, but it’s been amazing to me how generative the experience has been."Continue Reading
We buy a couple of corn dogs and head over to the free stage. My eyes wander off and I see a teenage girl standing on the back of a motorized wheelchair, lurching left and right, while her driver zig-zags across Main Street like a Hollywood stunt driver. I'm thankful city planners have shut down the streets to car traffic. Not just for the jazz festival. But so people can move, for four days, any way they choose.Continue Reading
Jazz great Art Blakey #once said, "Music washes away the dust of every day life." With a pair of drumsticks, he did just that, uncovering a new style of bebop drumming. He gave music a new shine. Poetry scrubs us down with a back-and-forth hygiene, too.Continue Reading
Light pours through the west end and floods the wooden floors of our home. James is in the front room, dancing. His clunky, horse-like heels stomp to a syncopated rhythm, following the dizzy-eyed direction of his four-year-old vision, rather than my music.Continue Reading