The Write Blend, a powerfully diverse collective of six poets from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, will present work from their new collection this Friday, June 5 at 7:30 EDT.
Here's a power-poem about hunger by Matt Sowerby from Britain. His work has been showcased by End Hunger UK -- a very active anti-hunger group that, in cross-Atlantic links, will be showcasing Arlington, VA's AaronR's poetry. Thanks to Matt and to Annie Connolly at End Hunger UK for these connections.
Dr. Hiram Larew wrote a review for Fire and Rain:
Ecopoetry of California http://www.scarlettanager.com/fire-and-rain.html
Hunger has many neighbors -- environmental degradation lives just next door. Without a healthy environment, sustainable food production is only a dream. And so, when nearly 150 poets voice the vistas of that eco-treasure called California, the anti-hunger community tunes in.
“Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California,” an award-winning anthology edited by Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan (2018; Scarlet Tanager Books, Oakland, CA; 430 pp) is vast with word-painted landscapes that are at once iconic, dazzling, vanishing, daring and, most of all, haunting. The many perspectives alongside the rich array of stream-wandering wonders in this collection of poems are worth our appreciation and concern. And, while hunger isn’t mentioned, nearly every page contains a near-famished love of the hills, peaks, blooms, blaze and fur of the place. Yes! to these poems that feed us.
Dr. Hiram Larew reflects on his participation in a reading along with Rick Rupert at Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles:
"What a treat to read with Poetry Super Highway's Rick Lupert on Oct 3 at Los Angeles' Beyond Baroque venue and series. (www.beyondbaroque.org)
Thanks to Richard Modiano and Emmitt Conklin of Beyond Baroque for hosting and for recording the reading.
The palm trees in Los Angeles will never be quite the same..."
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