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Alan Hill

Poet Laureate, New Westminster in New Westminster

Words for the Wordsmiths - A Poet Laureate's Influences

PRESENTED ON AUG 10, 2019
IN NEW WESTMINSTER @ VOL 23

In his presentation, our speaker Alan Hill gives an overview of the flawed and the flawless - providing to us a journey into the word. 

 

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Poet and Visual Artist, Saša Gr.

BY SAŠA GR.
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 21, 2015

Poet and visual artist Saša Gr. explained how he ended up at poetry. Funny and interesting way of bohemiand artiast for his passion.

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World of Poetry

BY HALA ABDULLAH
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 29, 2015

Hala Abduallah; A spoken word poet.

She Talks about her experience in writing and poetry.

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How to Become a Poet in 6 Minutes

BY HENNING BERGSVÅG
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 12, 2016

Why Henning Bergsvåg decided to become a poet and how you too can do it! 

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Broms the Poet

BY JEFF BROMLEY
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 23, 2017

There are no words to describe this, just listen to Jeff Bromley and enjoy the journey.  

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20 Poems

BY JOHN MCCARTHY
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 09, 2017

Complete with cartoon voices and antecdotes, John McCarthy presents 20 poems accompied by images of public art.

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Rapper & Poet

BY RASHEED JAMAL
@ VOL 23 ON JUN 13, 2017

Central Arkansas native Rasheed Jamal follows up with his new project, SANKOFA. A title that signifies learning from past mistakes and never forgetting where you come from. The anticipated project precedes the release of 22 Grams. An "extremely personal project that may never see the light of day" he explains. Good for him he has much to write about.   

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Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth

BY LAURIE ANN GUERRERO
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2015

"This poem is an ode to every hard-working artist who knows the joy of struggle from which their art comes."

In Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 20, poet laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero looks back at her ancestors’ history of labor and struggle as art, a legacy of poets, musicians, and painters whose artistry was a way to map and ultimately transcend the world. Art, she says, is a pursuit of truth. It was her ancestor’s many generations of that pursuit that ultimately gave her the privilege and position of being asked to make art: the maker, not the object. Through poetry, Guerrero invites us to share in that space of openness, vulnerability and ultimately grace.

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The Unsung Poet of WW I

BY PATRICIA DEBRUHL
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 08, 2018

Patricia DeBruhl speaks of the Welsh poet Hedd Wyn (Blessed Peace) who died on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. He was posthumously awarded the bard’s chair at the 1917 National Eisteddfod.

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Knoxville Poetry Slam (Abridged)

BY JONATHAN CLARK
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

Growing up in Knoxville, TN as a teenage poet, Jonathan Clark, also known as “Courageous,” shares his personal experience and fondest memories of the Knoxville Poetry Slam; a community built by the love of words and the competition that has kept it together through this 25th year of consistency.