Speak Back to Hunger
A new Call for Poems has been announced:
Speak Back to Hunger by submitting your poem by September 10, 2021!
2021 Report on the Global Food Crisis Issued:
This report, as prepared by the Food Security Information Network and others, provides current information on the rising and daunting levels of food insecurity around the world. A link to the report is here. Homepage | Food Security Information Network (FSIN) (fsinplatform.org) [For fuller discussion of the report findings, visit (link to recording).]
USDA Report on SNAP Program
Here's the link to a recently released USDA report that examines who, in fact, uses the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps). The findings may surprise you. Thanks to the Food Research & Action Center for sharing the link.
New USDA Report Provides Picture of Who Participates in SNAP - Food Research & Action Center (frac.org)
Juneteenth Poetry Events
* Tuesday, June 15 at noon EDT (US). An online Juneteenth commemorative performance of Voices of Woodlawn, hosted once again by the staff of Woodlawn. For more info and to register for the free event, visit -- Voices of Woodlawn — Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House (woodlawnpopeleighey.org)
* Thursday, June 17 at 6 pm EDT (US). The Prince George's County (US) Memorial Library System hosts an online performance of Voices of Woodlawn. For more info and to register for this free performance, visit -- Voices of Woodlawn - Prince George's County Memorial Library System (pgcmls.info) A flyer is also attached.
* Friday, June 18. Tune into WBJC Classical Radio, 91.5 FM in the morning hours and later between 5:00 and 5:25 pm EDT (US). Listen for a spot as announcer Judith Krummeck interviews Prince George's County (USA) Poet Laureate Sistah Joy Alford about the role of poetry in celebrating Juneteenth.
* And, from Sandy Yannone on the US West Coast..."Next Sunday, the 20th, we have a spectacular Juneteenth reading commemorating the 1865 holiday originating in Texas where US troops arrived in Galveston, TX, to announce to African Americans that they, in fact, were freed citizens by virtue of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation" For time and additional info visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/976092733218394/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22group%22%7D]%7D
Voices of Woodlawn
VOICES OF WOODLAWN
A RECKONING BY FOUR POETS OF AMERICA’S SLAVE-HOLDING PAST
“Royalty” by Diane Wilbon Parks
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE VOICES OF WOODLAWN POETS WILL HOST A PRESENTATION IN COMMEMORATION OF JUNETEENTH. A DISCUSSION WILL FOLLOW THE PRESENTATION.
Tuesday, June 15th | Noon - 1 pm EST
Don't miss the haunting program of poetry, music and visual art.
Free registration at --
Voices of Woodlawn — Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House (woodlawnpopeleighey.org)
We thank the Woodlawn staff for hosting the program, and The Inner Loop Team for early support.
The article recently appeared in The Agricultural Education Magazine. It describes the work done by Poetry X Hunger initiative to encourage the use of poetry in classrooms teaching agriculture:
Poetry X Hunger
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