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Patricia DeBruhl

retired teacher in Warwick, NY

The Unsung Poet of WW I

PRESENTED ON SEP 08, 2018
IN WARWICK @ VOL 7

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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Civil War Anesthesia

BY JOHN RATHGEB
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

John Rathgeb, a Civil War ethusiast, shares medical practices and the evolution of anesthesia around the world and uses in the Civil war. 

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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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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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The Ocean Our Ink

BY MARY HATTORI
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

Lee Kava is a hafekasi poet and musician of Tongan descent, currently pursuing her PhD in English at UH Mānoa. She is the founder of the Pacific Verse, a music and poetry-writing workshop series that works with participants to create original lyrics and music using indigenous Pacific languages. She dedicates her work to the genealogy of creative expression in Oceania, and hopes to enact social change through Pacific music and poetry.

Fijian/Tongan through her mother’s people, and German/English American via her father’s people, Tagi Qolouvaki is a very mixed, queer, and feminist P.I.  Born and raised in Fiji by a few beautiful men and many powerful women, she is a lover and student of stories.

Dr. Mary Therese Perez (pronounced ‘pair’ - ‘ess’) Hattori is a native of Guåhan (Guam) and serves as Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She is also affiliate faculty for the University’s Learning Design and Technology Department, the Professional Educational Practice doctorate and the Indigenous Politics program.  She is one of nine children born to Paul and Fermina Perez Hattori.

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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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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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My Body and I

BY STEVE SCHWARTZ
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Many chronically ill people in the world live with the sense that their bodies are waging war against them – that is, against the people they are. Steve believes that this is not only fruitless, it is self-destructive. Let's listen to his approach to two important questions: How can sick people remain sane? What would be a useful attitude to take? 

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Give Me Liberty AND Give Me Loans!

BY BETSY GOLDEN KELLEM
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

The Bonds of Liberty: Betsy Golden Kellem shares how a cultural phenonoma was created with amazing posters (often created by well-known artists) that promoted liberty bonds to support World War I efforts! Over 15 billion dollars was raised and Aetna helped make it possible for ordinary citizens to purchase the bonds.

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Words for the Wordsmiths - A Poet Laureate's Influences

BY ALAN HILL
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 10, 2019

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