JACK GILBERT

Jack Gilbert suggests that love — the most intense and wide ranging emotion human beings are capable of experiencing — might be the most challenging to describe in words. It’s ironic how Gilbert acknowledges the imperfection of language with a poem that is perfection in itself.
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HOW JAZZ INFORMS POETRY (plus special news announcements)

Jazz poetry is a literary genre defined as poetry necessarily informed by jazz music—that is, poetry in which the poet responds to and writes about jazz.
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LISTENING TO A BEAT POET

Ginsberg recognized Dylan as his artistic heir
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TALKING BEAT POETRY

Historians hold different views about why this style of writing was dubbed beat poetry. Some claim the writers felt beaten down and tired by the consumerism and lack of societal values. Others say beat poetry refers to the musical beat of jazz used in oral recitation. Still others claim Kerouac coined the term Beat Generation to describe his circle of friends.

POETRY FORMS and #NaPoWriMo

Carolyn Crossley has also written plays, monologues, short stories and her first novel. Her ambition is to publish her first anthology of poetry.

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PERSUIT OF POETRY

Amanda Gorman’s performance was completely mesmerising. I watched it live and she transported me with her words. She really connected with people across the world – she shone!
There are plenty of You Tube clips and such of the wonderfully poignant, evocative and ´distant´ little track that is Border Radio,
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PIGEON PLUCKERS & PUPPETS ON-LINE

the problem with a virtual choir is that no single member can hear what the others are singing.
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VOX: dictionary definition, ´a voice or sound´

Of all the symphonies of the bewigged classical “greats,” why is this one still stuck in our heads more than two centuries later?
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In Praise Of The Poets: James Nash

I feel lucky, but I suppose like most freelance artists I have made a lot of my ‘luck’ happen!