Saturday, May 28, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sonic Follies: Music, Poetry & Morea fundraiser for the OFFCenter / iCreate Guitar Program
Friday, May 20th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Suggested Donation $7 at the door
Come join in the fun with many wonderful performers! This unique concert raises funds for OFFCenter and the iCreate Guitar program held free every week at OFFCenter.
iCreate is a non-profit organization fostering creativity and the arts in underserved communities. Their volunteer instructors present the guitar workshop on Fridays at OFFCenter where people can attend 12 free sessions, learn 5 songs by heart, perform a recital and earn their very own guitar!
Please help support the continuation of this unique program held at OFFCenter!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
These bridges are no bridge dear
they bow and
send us from one solitude
Even as time passes and
we grow closer
the air too becomes a wall over here
in these wet streets
a broken sobbing
seeps down the sewers
and I collapse as I arrive
at the intersection of shadows
and my dishevelled voice
does not reach yours
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards. They’re curiously fun.
Go global: PIW is a worldwide internet poetry magazine offering thousands of poems by modern poets from all around the world. May with work by three wonderful poets from the USA: Bob Hicok, Sarah Lindsay and D.A. Powell. Alongside them are poems and recordings on the Iran domain by Mehrdad Fallah, a leading figure of modern Persian poetry. This issue also introduces two more poets who will be reading at our festival in June: Doina Ioanid (Romania) and Amina Saïd (Tunisia).
Read the editorial, poems and translations, and listen to audio recordings of Mehrdad Fallah's poems in the current issue of PIW
Poem of the Week: REPUBLIC, D.A. Powell (USA)
Clip of the Month: ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF LIFE, Hassan El Ouazzani (Morocco)
Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam 2011
The 42nd annual Poetry International Festival will take place in Rotterdam this year, June 14-19. This year's theme is Order and Chaos, which will be explored in a number of special programmes focusing on poetry and literature, society and current events. See the full list of guest poets here.