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Elizabeth Hellstern

Writer, artist in Flagstaff

Word of Art

PRESENTED ON DEC 08, 2016
IN FLAGSTAFF @ VOL 3

Elizabeth Hellstern explores forms of art that go beyond the visual.  She developed and deployed 'tele-poem' booths which provide a haptic engagement for people to interface with poetry using old rotary phones.

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Spreading Spoken Word

BY FARAH AND YAZEN MC
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 22, 2014

Farah Chamma and MC Yazen, an Abu Dhabi-based Syrian rapper and producer, focus on spreading spoken word in unexpected places around the world. Being part of the spoken word scene in the United Arab Emirates, they are now trying to explore new scenes and collaborate with new artists to promote Arabic spoken word, be it through poetry or rap. 

Morocco will be their first destination. They will be organizing poetry events and workshops in different cities including Casablanca, Fez, and Rabat, and collaborating with different artists including Mohammed Hamza Hachlaf. 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/to-north-africa

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HOWL, Poetry, Politics and Protest

BY ALEX LEVENE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Alex Levene spits out impassioned spoken word in support of poetry, politics and protest.

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The "F" Word

BY TIRZA SHELTON
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 07, 2015

We know what most of you are thinking, but there's another four letter word that begins with "F". Tirza Shelton guides us through what that word entails through our lives and inspires the possibilities if we don't succumb to it.

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My Secret Life of Poetry

BY CHRIS GALLAVIN
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

Chris Gallavin has a great passion for poetry and taxidermy and he presents two of his poems. 

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The Word We Saw a Hundred Miles Back

BY SARA RIVERA
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 27, 2015

Sara Rivera explores the written word, art, and her practice. 

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Public Health + Poetry

BY EMILY BAUGHMAN
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 10, 2016

Emily Baughman is a public health professional and a poet. It is the intersection of these two disciplines that she is truly passionate about! She is working on a project to bring poetry as a pop-up art form to Detroit as a way to support better emotional health in communities.

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Power of Poetry

BY CONNOR SIMONS
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Connor Simons shares a story and poem about his community trip to Cuba and the cross-cultural exhange and poetry that came from this powerful experience. He reflects on the universal reach of poetry.

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Art through Collaboration

BY KATHARINE WHITCOMB
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Katherine Whitcomb is a collaborative artist and writer who firmly embraces the idea that art is for everyone. She explores collaboration and art to connect to the past and other minds through shared imagination.

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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.