I just realized that today is World Poetry Day! So in desperation I searched for something to post and I dug up this gem from a few years ago: my friend and colleague reading “What Is Poetry” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Her husband is on bongos. I’ve posted it before but it’s worth a re-post. It makes me smile when I hear it. 🙂
How to become a poetLife
I have been remiss this month! It is National Poetry Month and I haven’t even mentioned it. I am going to remedy that right now. Here is wonderful poem that my colleague and I are performing tomorrow night at a poetry reading. It’s called “Reply To The Question: ‘How Can You Become A Poet.'” Written by Eve Merriam. You can read it in its entirety here.
A letter to my grandmother found in her desk. A Pantoum.Poetry
My colleague has encouraged me to read this poem at our library’s poetry slam tomorrow evening. I am very nervous. It is the first time I have shared my poetry in a public, real life, setting. I thought I would record myself reading it as a warm up.
Honeybees by Paul FleischmanBooks, Music, Art, Movies
My colleague and I recorded this in preperation for our library’s poetry slam next week. This is from the book Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices.
The Moth’s Serenade by Paul FleischmanPoetry
Goodness, I am in a very chatty mood this month. I am full of all sorts of blog posts. Here is a poem I recorded the day before yesterday with my colleague. We are performing this together at a poetry slam at the library I work at.