To the backdrop of colorful paintings, Glen Watt recites a poem. It starts with a small hard question, progresses through a vast sea, and ends with us as flowers opening up into the light.
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A Film-Poem: Post Modern Love Story
BY KATIE GREENBROWN
@ VOL 13
ON JUL 18, 2017
She sees wild flowers growing between cracked paving stones. He hears music in the endless hum of alarms, pylons and traffic. They’ve never met, though they live only three streets away. Follow their journey through time, possibility and all the octaves of the human heart. Katie Greenbrown takes us on a journey of post modern love.
Words by Katie Greenbrown, Music by James Rotchell, Art by Peter Roman.
Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth
BY LAURIE ANN GUERRERO
@ VOL 20
ON DEC 01, 2015
"This poem is an ode to every hard-working artist who knows the joy of struggle from which their art comes."
In Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 20, poet laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero looks back at her ancestors’ history of labor and struggle as art, a legacy of poets, musicians, and painters whose artistry was a way to map and ultimately transcend the world. Art, she says, is a pursuit of truth. It was her ancestor’s many generations of that pursuit that ultimately gave her the privilege and position of being asked to make art: the maker, not the object. Through poetry, Guerrero invites us to share in that space of openness, vulnerability and ultimately grace.
BY MEG THOMAS
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ON NOV 28, 2017
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Let's Write a Poem
BY BRENTON CLUTTERBUCK
@ VOL 22
ON OCT 11, 2017
The title of this presentation sounds innocent enough, and maybe even a little dry. Freeze that thought! Brenton Clutterbuck oozes humour, energy, creativity, and passion as he explains the theoretical process of writing poetry. Literary devices have NEVER sounded so excitinng. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy Brenton's passion for teaching and poetry.