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Alex Levene

Theatre Arts Manager, Self in Bedford

HOWL, Poetry, Politics and Protest

PRESENTED ON JUN 05, 2014
IN BEDFORD @ VOL 2

Alex Levene spits out impassioned spoken word in support of poetry, politics and protest.

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Don't Spy On Me • OK?

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@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Mark Paternostro presents an optimistic poem with the opening line "Don't spy on me..." His poem explores the spying and monitoring of everyday people by the NSA.

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My Secret Life of Poetry

BY CHRIS GALLAVIN
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

Chris Gallavin has a great passion for poetry and taxidermy and he presents two of his poems. 

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Poetry PressWeek

BY POETRY PRESS WEEK
IN PORTLAND OR

_____ and Liz ______ discuss Poetry Press Week. Inspired by a fasion week– style format, it gives poets a venue from wich they can present their work to an audiance of portland's litterary enthusiast, publishers, etc. This format created a unique new vibe that allowed for litterary artists to present not just their words, but a unique 'model' as chosen by the poet. 

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The Poetry of Bees

BY DEB DAVIDOVITS
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 02, 2015

Deb Davidovits takes us on a lyrical and artistic journey through her practice of beekeeping. Mesmerizing stuff.

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World of Poetry

BY HALA ABDULLAH
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 29, 2015

Hala Abduallah; A spoken word poet.

She Talks about her experience in writing and poetry.

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Gender Politics

BY JODIE ORTEGA
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jodie Ortega raps us through a spoken word journey on gender politics and stories of strong female friends and role models. 

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Photographing the Umbrella Revolution

BY AARON ANFINSON
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Aaron Anfinson shares his experience of photographing the Umbrella Revolution as it unfolded over nearly 3 months in the autumn of 2015 in Hong Kong. What began as a series of peaceful sit-in street protests - against the proposed reforms to the Hong Kong electoral system and the pre-screening of candidates for the Chief Executive election in 2017 - escalated to include more than 100,000 protesters occupying key areas in Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok punctuated by violent clashes between students, triads and riot gear clad police armed with batons and tear gas. Anfinson's beat poetry inflected voice sets the scene for his intense emotional images. 

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Public Health + Poetry

BY EMILY BAUGHMAN
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 10, 2016

Emily Baughman is a public health professional and a poet. It is the intersection of these two disciplines that she is truly passionate about! She is working on a project to bring poetry as a pop-up art form to Detroit as a way to support better emotional health in communities.

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The Links between Poetry and Youth Work

BY SOPHIE REA
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Sophie Rea shares the Links between Poetry and Youth Work