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Ibtisam Barakat reads at World Poetry Conference in Venezuela August 22, 2009

This poem is from my friend and writer Ibtisam Barakat:

Dear Friends,

The poem Palestine that I opened with at the World Poetry Conference in Venezuela last month was in Arabic and Spanish. Today I recorded it in English and you can find it on You Tube. Have a look and have a wonderful day.

Ibtisam.

Palestine poem in English:

Palestine poem Arabic and Spanish:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXKa1ZBacug

 

Writing Dangerously: The Hinge Manual July 18, 2009

omegaCheck out this free writing manual, below, called the “Hinge Manual,” from the editor of Omega. Not sure what “Hinge Theory” is exactly, but it has some very ’60s echoes on exploring creativity:

This notice is to offer you a gratis copy—free of charge—of the “Hinge Manual” on PDF via e-mail. What is the function of a Hinge Manual, you might ask. It’s a comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary new genre of poetics termed “Hinge Theory,” which is just now beginning to ignite a river of inspirational fire and a storm of controversy in the world of literature, music, and art.

To receive your free copy (on PDF) of the Hinge Manual, e-mail your request to Michael Annis at WritingDangerously@howlingdogpress.com.

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Dub Poetry on Initiative Radio June 18, 2009

dub“Initiative Radio” has taken its’ first steps into the world of music video production with the creation of “Complex” by Dub Poet ANTON. “Complex” became a listener favorite when it was played during our three-part radio special about the Mahatma Gandhi.

ABOUT DUB POETRY

Dub Poetry finds its’ roots in the dance halls of Jamaica, West Indies where poets would chant their rhymes over the B side dub versions of records. Dub Poetry is quite possibly the final frontier in the music world where artists make poignant social statements, devoid of commercial affectation. The original Dub Poet is Jamaican Oku Onuora who was born Orlando Wong.

Dub Poet ANTON is originally from Trinidad and Tobago where he has also practiced the art form Rapso. Similar to Dub Poetry in message, Rapso poets chant over Calypso based rhythms, whereas Dub Poetry has Reggae rhythms at the core. Learn more here or watch video below:

 

Poetry Journal Feature: TinFish Press June 6, 2009

tinfishA non-profit organization founded in 1995 by Susan M. Schultz, Tinfish Press publishes a journal of experimental poetry from the Pacific, including Hawai`i, New Zealand/Aotearoa, Australia, California, and western Canada. The press also produces books and chapbooks of poetry and experimental prose, some of it written in Hawai`i Creole English (Pidgin). Each publication is designed by artists living in Hawai`i, under the direction of cover-girl, Gaye Chan. Tinfish uses recycled materials, including tarpaper, weather maps, proof sheets, and hamburger sleeves to cover its always un-recycled poetry and prose. For more on TinFish, click here.

 

The Who – Athena May 25, 2009

Who knew we had an ode to Athena magazine?

 

Alan Ginsberg Reads “Howl” May 24, 2009

 

Having a Coke with You: Frank O’Hara April 3, 2009

Frank O´Hara reading his poem “Having a Coke with you” in his flat in New York in 1966, shortly before his accidental death. Taken from “USA: Poetry: Frank O’Hara” produced and directed by Richard Moore, for KQED and WNET. Originally aired on September 1, 1966. This video was found where more videos can be seen on www.frankohara.org.