Gregg Wilhelm of CityLit Project was awesomeness itself, hosting our Living Poetry Flash Mob at the CityLit Stage.
|Me, Gregg Wilhelm of CityLit Project, and my co-conspirator, poet Virginia Crawford.|
Ginny and I designed this family literacy activity for the 100 Thousand Poets for Change event happening worldwide on Saturday, 9/24/11. You can visit the 100 TPC website to watch video and see photos of events in Afghanistan, Egypt, Australia, Washington, DC, etc.
|I tried to convince Baltimore's Best Hon to be in a living poem. She had too many adjectives to fit in one line of verse.|
Here are my favorite Living Poems from Saturday.
|Courage waving toward time|
|Face the path beyond fear|
|I become fire and kiss everyone out of time|
|May you inspire poetry|
|The path beyond fear feels change become courage|
|Everyone human become a revolutionary innocence|
Tomorrow, I'll post about the "Poets for Social Justice Panel," sponsored by Little Patuxent Review. What a valuable discussion about Social Justice issues in the U.S! LPR will have video of the conversation available online later this week.
Reminder -- LPR is accepting submissions for our Social Justice issue through November 1.
UPDATE: One of the surprises about this project -- revision! One poet would begin a poem, but others in the crowd would switch out or add a word. Fascinating to see revision in living process, not on the page, but with people.