The February / March issue of the Poetry Project Newsletter is now available for download on the Project site here.
In addition to all the regular Project goings on, #246 includes poetry from Amber Atiya, art from Steffani Jemison and Oasa DuVerney, a conversation between Barbara Henning & Patricia Spears Jones and reviews from Jess Mynes (on Anselm Berrigan); Cornelia Barber (on Melissa Buzzeo); Jai Arun Ravine (on Gabriel Ojeda-Sague); Sara Jane Stoner (on Sueyeun Juliette Lee); Miller Oberman (on Patricia Spears Jones); a William Carlos Williams crossword puzzle & more!
Thanks to all the contributors who made this one a beautiful issue.
I’m really pleased to have been able to contribute some work to the folio curated by Kristen Prevallet for Vox Mom on the theme of change. The constancy of change invites reflection on the nature of Impermanence. Thich Nhat Hanh reflects “Thanks to impermanence everything is possible... Warm welcome and long live impermanence.” May we all be so gracious when confronted with change.
#PopJustice: Social Justice and the Promise of Pop Culture Strategies
I’m pleased to have been able to work with Liz Manne recently to contribute on the #PopJustice reports.
Intended for funders, advocates, and entertainment industry professionals interested in the promise and potential of popular culture as an agent of change, the reports are now available for download at http://www.lizmanne.com/popjustice.
Maybe it’s all the retrograde planets now making me remember old times. Or maybe the fact that Mark Read appeared to me in a dream, messing around with machines and wires. Whatever the reason, the Illuminator‘s early days have been on my mind & looking at this site I realized I never posted much about it.
Here’s a video of the first night we drove into Manhattan to Zuccotti Park fully expecting to get arrested. We had a lawyer with us on board, just in case, Lopi steering the ship, Danny & I repping the library, Brandon on documentation & Mark. Apologies if I’ve forgotten anyone else who was with us in the van, seems so long ago already.
N17 blew people’s minds. The light then really made me know that the city is ours, the streets are ours. “You are a part of a global uprising… Another world is possible.” It’s been almost five years, is there still any doubt? I’m so deeply grateful to have been part of this & share the video below for those who weren’t there.