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Who Reads Poetry?

April 12th, 2018

Who Reads Poetry? (You, I Hope) As you know (and if you don’t, play along here), it’s National Poetry Month. Usually when months are themed, there’s a cause that is not getting its due attention. By dedicating a month to a cause, there is a passionate (albeit a bit desperate) attempt at work to concentrated attention, education and awareness. March is Women’s History Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month February is African American History Month June is Fireworks Safety Month. December is Toys for Tots Month. Poetry seems odd when coupled alongside these. Though National Poetry... Read More

How to Celebrate World Poetry Day

March 18th, 2018

March 21st is World Poetry Day! According to the United Nations, who established this fantastic, necessary holiday in 1996, the celebration of World Poetry Day intends to, ​encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to ​promote the teaching of poetry, to restore a dialogue between ​poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and ​painting, and to support small publishers and create an ​attractive image of poetry in the media, so that the art of poetry ​will no longer be considered an outdated form of art, but one ​which enables society as a whole to... Read More

Calling All Poets to Denver’s Open Mics

February 8th, 2018

 A poet’s natural habitat looks something like this: sitting with a bent neck, cold coffee within reach, diving into oneself, backspacing with burrowed brow or crumbling papers to toss into the full wastepaper basket in the corner. It’s a process of passion, and an intimately solitary one at that. Too often poets’ efforts remain confined to the page; it might seem unnatural to share one’s poetry at all let alone aloud with strangers.  However, I’m here to advocate for Denver poetry activism. Here I’ll review the ample reasons & rewards to reading for an audience:         Stepping... Read More