Here's the link to an exciting online community and journal that showcases writing, including poetry, about rural living and agriculture. Check it out! About The Milk House – The Milk House
Here's a link to a powerful article about the terrible impacts of The Great Hunger in Ireland (1845-49), especially on children. Our thanks to Dr. Mary Swander, former Poet Laureate of Iowa and founder of AgArts (Imagine a healthy food system - Agarts) for sharing the link.
Check out this 23-minute interview with mover and shaker, Mary Swander -- a former Poet Laureate of Iowa and the founder of the trailblazing initiative called AgArts. Learn more about farm residencies for poets and other artists Very exciting!
Here's the You Tube link to the 23-minute session:
As part of its coverage of the Arts in the Greater Washington, DC area, DCTrending posted an interview of Larew. Poetry X Hunger is mentioned prominently. Thanks to the interviewer, Mike Maggio. And, to DCTrending Editor, Norah Vawter.
A Poet Fighting Hunger & Food Insecurity — DCTRENDING
Interview about Poetry X Hunger -- Poets Speak Back to Hunger – An Interview with Hiram Larew | North of Oxford (wordpress.com)
The Global Learning in Agriculture (GLAG) Community is an annual online experience that launches on February 7, 2021.
We have teamed up with the Global Teach Ag Network to offer this important opportunity -- Sign up by as soon as possible to receive a complimentary pass to have access to a year's worth of GLAG activities including the February worldwide conference. All, by courtesy of Poetry X Hunger!
Click here to claim one of the 25 complimentary passes! First come, first serve with a deadline of February 1st: https://tinyurl.com/GLAG22Poetry
Learn more about the Global Learning in Agriculture Community: https://globalteachagnetwork.psu.edu/glag/.
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Here's a recent article from The Conversation about racial inequities and hunger in America. Thanks to Elizabeth Larew for sharing the article.
The racial hunger gap in American cities and what to do about it – podcast:
Indian Affairs Promised To Reform Tribal Jails. We Found Death, Neglect And Disrepair:
In recognition of World Food Day (Oct 16), several poets and hunger experts gathered under the auspices of Moonstone Arts Center in Philadelphia, PA, USA to present poems, thoughts and actions for Speaking Back to Hunger. Thanks to Larry Robin of Moonstone Arts Center for hosting the event. Featured on the video are Josephine LoRe (Canada), Taku Chikepe (Zimbabwe and USA), Aaron R (USA), Tony Treanor (Ireland) and Ladi Di Beverly (USA). Dr. Melanie Miller Foster of Pennsylvania State University, USA is also showcased.
Here's the link. Poets Speak Back to Hunger at a Moonstone Arts Center Virtual Reading Oct 23, 2021 - YouTube
A message from Hiram Larew, founder of the Poetry X Hunger Initiative:
"As we commemorate World Food Day today, with hurry, hope and hurt, please take a minute to close your eyes.
Yes, in your silence acknowledge the wonder and miracle of being well-nourished. And then, however you can, imagine the very opposite.
Time permitting, also take a look at a powerful program about Food Heroes and Poetry held last Wednesday under the banner of the United Nations to commemorate World Food Day in North America.
Here's a link to the 90-minute program. Poets are on mic at about 1 hour and 15 minutes into the program.
World Food Day Food Heroes Dialogue - Zoom
And, here's the link to the News Release about the event -- Poets call for empathy and action towards a hunger-free world | FAO in North America | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Here's a link to a hunger-focused para that was written by Basho (1644-1694) nearly 400 years ago. It reminds us that poets have been writing about hunger for many years. [Poem] For a lovely bowl by Bashō : Poetry (reddit.com)
Reprinted from Moonstone Arts Center:
Saturday October 23, 2021 – 2pm EST
Meeting ID: 845 3206 9956, Passcode: 704102
Poets Speak Back to Hunger:
An e-Collection of Poems from Around the World
Join us as we mark the publication of a ground-breaking collection of poems that Speak Back to Hunger. Several poets from near and far will read their work from the collection. We’ll have time for questions and discussion. Poetry X Hunger thanks Artwork by Diane Wilbon Parks.
Poets: Josephine LoRe, Aaron R, Tqkudzwa Chipeke, Ladi DiBeverly, Tony Treanor.
Host Hiram Larew
Poetry X Hunger
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