The article on Poetry X Hunger is live! You can read the story on the Food Tank website:
Food Tank highlights hope and success in agriculture. Food Tank initiative features innovative ideas that are already working on the ground, in cities, in kitchens, in fields and in laboratories. These innovations need more attention, more research, and ultimately more funding to be replicated and scaled-up.
A wonderful article was posted about PoetryXHunger initiative on Quota website recently. The article was released in conjunction with World Poetry Day.
Thank you for this feature!
Here's info on an upcoming in-person event in Michigan, USA that will feature poets reading about, among other things, poems that nurture the body:
Feed Me! A Word Feast
Friday, June 11 | 7 – 8:30 pm
The Glen Arbor Arts Center hosts Feed Me!, an evening of poetry and prose about feeding the mind, body and spirit, on Friday, June 11, 7 pm. Feed Me! is part of the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s exhibition Food Is Art/Art Is Food, which runs May 28 – August 19 in the GAAC gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
Poets and writers will performed or read their work outdoors before a live audience at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St. Glen Arbor. Each writer may read up to five minutes. No pre-registration is required. Poets will be added to the evening’s readers list on a first-come basis.
Feed Me! is open to all writers and poets, both children and adults, of any experience or skill level. Poems may be the work of one author or a team of writers working in any genre: poetry or prose, free verse, traditional verse, haiku, rap, beat or other experimental forms. Both previously published and unpublished work is welcome. Feed Me! is a family-friendly event. Participants are asked to share work that is consistent with the temperament of this event.
To read more about the Food Is Art/Art Is Food exhibition, go to GlenArborArt.org/Exhibits.
Roger Thurow with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs shares a poem evoking the human face of domestic hunger — an issue that is too often forgotten in policy discussions:
AaronR's poem is mentioned in the blog post.
We want to thank the folks at The Capital Area Food Bank for providing AaronR with the (first of its kind) poet-in-residence opportunity, to our friends at Pennsylvania State University for hosting the GLAG21 Conference where you learned of AaronR's poem, and to our colleagues at UNFAO/LOW and Split This Rock for their ongoing support.
Here's a recent post from a Washington, DC poetry initiative that includes a prominent mention of Poetry X Hunger:
Hiram Larew: the COVID Poetry & Art Project — DCTRENDING
Honors College student at the Oregon State University highlights their Poetry X Hunger project: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLfG_pFn8zx/
If ever you needed convincing that poetry can powerfully Speak Back to Hunger, then I'd really encourage you to watch this 2-minute video.
#GLAG21 - One Poem, One Community - YouTube
The video premiered yesterday during the Global Learning in Agriculture 2021 (GLAG21) Conference's Poetry Cafe -- all hosted by good colleagues at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) It presents, with captions, GLAG21's Poetry Contest winning poem, Hunger Pains, by young poet, Tyler Cook.
In the video, Tyler reads the first few lines of his poem and is then followed by several other poets and friends from Korea, Zimbabwe, Ireland, the US and Kenya as they read sections of his amazing poem.
The GLAG Conference is designed to provide K-18 teachers around the world with new and exciting insights and tools, like poetry, as they engage learners in discussions of agriculture, food, nutrition, hunger and related topics.
For info on GLAG -- Global Learning in Agriculture Week | #GLAG21: Taking Action (psu.edu)
Congratulations to Tyler! And kudos to PSU's Dr. Daniel Foster, Dr. Melanie Miller Foster and Mr. Carson LeTot for creating the space for poetry to shine.
Poetry Cafe will take place at 2021 Global Learning in Agriculture on Zoom on Feb 9 at 7 pm. Take a look at the flyer below. The link to the GLAG conference is here:
Voices of Woodlawn, a powerful poetry program about America's slaveholding past, will be presented three times during February's Black History Month.
See the flyer for details.
Here's the registration link for the session this Friday, Feb 5 at 7 pm East Coast Time, US. Once registered, you'll receive the zoom link. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvd--hqD8qH9wqroozp6AkVVxIPg6jxfar
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