The good folks at Pennsylvania State University's Global Teachi Ag(riculture) Network (GTAN) showcased a powerful hunger-focused poem by Sistah Joy Alford in the August 2022 issue of the GTAN newsletter. Titled, When/Photo Op, the poem was first published on the Poetry X Hunger website. Here's the link to the newsletter: https://conta.cc/3PYnO51
This 9-minute video is part of an interview series with Jan Smith, Executive Director of SOMOS: A Place for Words in Taos, New Mexico, USA, and Juan Morales who, as a faculty member for the 6th Annual Taos Writers Conference, 7/29-7/31/22, will discuss Hunger and Ritual: Writing Poetry on Food:
Click the link to see the video: Hunger and Ritual: Writing Poetry on Food
Everywhere you look, hunger is on the rise. So, Poetry X Hunger is re-doubling its efforts to respond. Fizza Abbas (Pakistan) and Hiram Larew (US) will co-host a Global Anti-Hunger Poetry Reading on Aug 8. See the attached for details.
And note that if you'd like to read one short (2-3 minutes, strict) family-friendly, anti-hunger poem, please let us know.
Also, we'll be asking all those who attend to consider donating to any anti-hunger organization or cause.
We hope you can join us for this important event
Click to download event flyer with Zoom link
The Washington, DC (USA) community-based hunger prevention group, Roots for Life (Roots for Life (roots-for-life.org) has selected two poems from the Poetry X Hunger website to feature on their website.
See Methany Eltigani's poem here -- https://www.roots-for-life.org/resources/poetry-x-hunger-grow-nourish-sustain-together
And, see Sunu Chandy's poem here -- https://www.roots-for-life.org/resources/poetry-x-hunger-do-the-math-spring-2020-quarantine-edition
In this 50 minute podcast, Liz Reitzig of Nourishing Liberty (Nourishing Liberty - On Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Real Food) discusses food systems, food insecurity and poetry with Poetry X Hunger's Hiram Larew.
Thanks to Editor Jason Whong and author Kathleen Edwards of OutLook by the Bay magazine for featuring Poetry X Hunger in the most recent issue (article attached).
OutLook by the Bay caters to seniors in the Greater Annapolis, Maryland, USA area.
The article includes mention of FAO, The Capital Area Food Bank, poets Anne Harding Woodworth, Sharon Ingram and Henry Crawford, the Maryland State Arts Council and Oregon State University. Excerpts of poems by Brian Donnell James and Aaron R are included.
Thanks to friend and poet, Sharon Olson for sharing the article.
In this 12-minute video clip, Poet Extraordinaire Sistah Joy Alford offers fresh ideas about the role of poets in Speaking Back to Hunger. She also showcases the important part that Poetry X Hunger can play in working with school kids. And, she reads an excerpt from one of her powerful poems, Did They Know. To watch her read the full poem, visit -- Category: Sistah Joy - Poetry X Hunger
Poetry Leader, Patti Ross, recently presented her poem, Prayer Line in Koreatown, LA at Immanuel Church in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was inspired to write the poem after reading about the Church's anti-hunger work. During her first-time visit to the site in March 2022, she was invited to read and record her poem in the chapel. Turn up your volume to hear this 2-minute video -- (8) Patti Ross Presents her Hunger Poem in Los Angeles, CA USA - YouTube And here's the text of her poem -- Category: Patti Ross - Poetry X Hunger
In this 30-min interview, Richard Wilmore and Constanza Roeder of the popular Arts for the Health of It podcast visit with Poetry X Hunger about its mission of bringing poets and their poetry to the anti-hunger cause. We cover lots of ground!! Take a look to learn more about Arts for the Health of It and about Poetry X Hunger.
(12) Poetry and Public Health with Hiram Larew - YouTube
In this 50-minute video of a recent Learning Spotlight session teachers visit with teachers about how they are using poetry, yes poetry, in the classroom discussions of food, farming, hunger, nutrition and similar topics. Very innovative!! Thanks to the folks with Pennsylvania State University's Global Learning in Agriculture (GLAG) program for hosting the session.
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