Paperback Poetry Festival: June 15th

Paperback Poetry Festival

Typewriter Poetry at the Paperback Poetry Festival Today, I’ll be setting up with my typewriter, gifting strangers and friends Free Poetry at the Paperback Poetry Festival. The Sankofa House 906 South 49th St 4PM – 9PM I’ll also have the latest Tiny Epiphany books and zines, including special Limited Edition hardcovers and regular paperbacks. The sun’s out, there’s a breeze in the air, and today … Continue reading Paperback Poetry Festival

TONIGHT: Come to the Canoga Park LGBTQ Artwalk (6PM)

Here is where I am calling out all abled allies of Los Angeles: this is your chance. Your chance to put your body where your mouth (er, status update) is. To move away from the computer, away from the phone, away from your wonderfully crafted Facebook posts which condemn gun laws, homophobia, and Islamophobia, and participate in a public demonstration in support of the LGBTQ community. Continue reading TONIGHT: Come to the Canoga Park LGBTQ Artwalk (6PM)

Day 30: Featured Typewriter Poetry (National Poetry Month)

We’ve made it to the end: Day Thirty. Thanks for joining us for 2016’s National Poetry Month. We’ll start off with practical inspiration from Mary Ruefle. Inspirational Writing Quote Today’s inspiration comes from Mary Ruefle: TypewriterPoetry.com πŸ’› Day 30, Poem 30: "Although all poets aspire to be birds, no bird aspires to be a poet." Mary Ruefle # πŸ™‹πŸ½πŸ™‡πŸΌ Last day! Tag @typewriterpoetry and #typewriterpoetry … Continue reading Day 30: Featured Typewriter Poetry (National Poetry Month)

Day 30: Inspiration from Mary Ruefle (National Poetry Month)

We made it! Today is the last day of National Poetry Month and NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month). Day 30! Let’s celebrate with our last inspirational quote from Mary Ruefle. A great bit of perspective for poets: Today’s Quote β€œAlthough all poets aspire to be birds, no bird aspires to be a poet.” Mary Ruefle Books by Mary Ruefle   TypewriterPoetry.com πŸ’› Day 30, Poem … Continue reading Day 30: Inspiration from Mary Ruefle (National Poetry Month)

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

Day 26: Featured Typewriter Poetry (National Poetry Month)

Ending Day Twenty-Six of National Poetry Month with more poetry! Here’s a bit of inspiration: read through the fresh batch of typewriter poetry below, or go to the the Daily Inspiration post to read a quote from Leonard Cohen and a variety of other writers speaking candidly about writing poetry. Inspirational Writing Quote Today’s inspiration comes from Leonard Cohen: typewriterpoetry.com πŸ’™ Day 26, Poem 26: … Continue reading Day 26: Featured Typewriter Poetry (National Poetry Month)

Day 26: Inspiration from Leonard Cohen (National Poetry Month)

Continuing the last week of National Poetry Month! Inspiration for Day 26 comes from Leonard Cohen: Today’s Quote β€œPoetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” Leonard Cohen Books by Leonard Cohen   typewriterpoetry.com πŸ’™ Day 26, Poem 26: "Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just … Continue reading Day 26: Inspiration from Leonard Cohen (National Poetry Month)

Day 25: Featured Typewriter Poetry (National Poetry Month)

Today is Day Twenty-Five of National Poetry Month. That’s just five more days of writing poetry, left! If you’re looking for new inspiration, feel free to read through the fresh batch of typewriter poetry below. You can also visit the Daily Inspiration post to read a quote from Amiri Baraka and a variety of other writers speaking candidly about writing poetry. Inspirational Writing Quote Today’s … Continue reading Day 25: Featured Typewriter Poetry (National Poetry Month)

Day 25: Inspiration from Amiri Baraka (National Poetry Month)

We made it to the last Monday of National Poetry Month! Day 25’s inspiration comes from the irrevocable Amiri Baraka: Today’s Quote β€œPoems are bullshit unless they are teeth or trees or lemons piled on a step.” Amiri Baraka This quote comes from his work, “Black Art.” You can listen to the performance below: “Black Art” Performance by Amiri Baraka Books by Amiri Baraka Poem … Continue reading Day 25: Inspiration from Amiri Baraka (National Poetry Month)