I’m quilting it all together today with Jimmy Santiago Baca. He’s here on Male Monday this first Monday in April: Poetry month. From his biography: Baca has devoted his post-prison life to writing and teaching others who are overcoming hardship. His themes include American Southwest barrios, addiction, injustice, education, community, love and beyond. He… Read More Male Monday: Jimmy Santiago Baca
Cora’s Roll is simply to share a poem by a contemporary woman of color. All I could was to pull out the one book of poems that I own and let you be charmed! Trivia: I actually met Nikki Giovanni when I was in undergrad at the University of Cincinnati. Communication by Nikki Giovanni If… Read More Roll Call
POETS LAUREATE WORLDWIDE TO GATHER IN INDIANA FOR BIENNIAL EVENT The National Gathering of Poets Laureate will be held in Indianapolis this June 22-28. The theme of the Gathering is “Sporting Words” as the participants will use poetry to celebrate Indiana’s rich history and current culture in athletics. The Indiana Arts Commission is collaborating with… Read More Poets Laureate to Gather in Indianapolis
From over at PR WEb: PoeticWorks has 25 immediate part time positions that are perfect for someone who loves to frequent poetry events. One can perform Spoken Word, interact with interesting people and get the word out about the many different publishing options available by PoeticWorks to assist them in writing/publishing their work.
As part of the 16th Annual Etheridge Knight Festival of the Arts, IMCPL presents Latino poet Martin Espada who will present a writing workshop for middle school and high school students on Thursday, April 26 from 10 – 11:15 a.m. at the Glendale Branch. The workshop is sponsored by the Arts Council of Indianapolis.Called the… Read More Poet Martin Espada: Poesia Viva