Gil Scott-Heron"A good poet feels what his community feels."

Day 27: Inspiration from Gil Scott-Heron (National Poetry Month)

We made it to Day 27 of National Poetry Month and NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month).

Here’s inspiration from the revolutionary Gil Scott-Heron:

Today’s Quote

β€œA good poet feels what his community feels.”

Gil Scott-Heron

“Where Did The Night Go” by Gil-Scott Heron

You’ll know his name from the well-known “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” I’m in love with the more recent “Where Did The Night Go.” I see it as the future place where poetry must dare to go…visionary, going beyond the text, beyond spoken word, beyond singing–just, poetry.

Books by Gil Scot-Heron


 

Poem A Day

the Typewriter Poetry edition

All of April, we’re sharing Typewriter Poetry made by poets around the world for National Poetry Month. If you’d like to be featured, submit your typewritten poem-a-day by tagging #typewriterpoetry & @typewriterpoetry on Instagram.

Day 27, Poem 27

The poem-a-day gallery continues to grow! Take a peak at the Daily Typewriter Poetry post to read featured typewriter poetry.

National Poetry Month Writing Quotes

Here’s a selection of all the #NaPoWriMo inspirational writing quotes.

Support Typewriter Poetry

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Purchase your Amazon books through Typewriter Poetry

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Donate to Tupelo Press

 
tupelo-press_typewriter-poetry

For 2016’s #NationalPoetryMonth, I’m fundraising on behalf of Tupelo Press, a small literary publisher. Tupelo’s 30/30 Project is an all-year monthly round of writing a poem a day. Check out their website. You can read the collection of poetry I volunteered to write for the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project. I also encourage you to donate in my name to Tupelo Press. 100% of proceeds go to their literary press, it’s tax-deductible, and you’ll be a patron of the arts!

 

suck myself out the heart i give it back

 
Enjoying the work I’ve been steadily producing for National Poetry Month? It’s for my upcoming art book, suck myself out the heart i give it back. You can watch my artistic process unfold at blog.billimarie.com.