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Elizabeth Hellstern

Writer, artist in Flagstaff

Word of Art

PRESENTED ON DEC 08, 2016
IN FLAGSTAFF @ VOL 3

Elizabeth Hellstern explores forms of art that go beyond the visual.  She developed and deployed 'tele-poem' booths which provide a haptic engagement for people to interface with poetry using old rotary phones.

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Crowdsourcing Poetry

BY LULÚ DE PANBEHCHI
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 15, 2013

Lulú De Panbehchi promotes the idea of crowdsourcing as the latest trend for launching campaigns, getting projects off the ground, funding new ventures, or to just be creative. Listen to her "Williamsburg Poems" that she created through crowdsourcing from her friend's words and learn how fun, creative, and comical this style of poetry can be!

"Presentation of the Day" on March 8, 2014. 

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Spreading Spoken Word

BY FARAH AND YAZEN MC
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 22, 2014

Farah Chamma and MC Yazen, an Abu Dhabi-based Syrian rapper and producer, focus on spreading spoken word in unexpected places around the world. Being part of the spoken word scene in the United Arab Emirates, they are now trying to explore new scenes and collaborate with new artists to promote Arabic spoken word, be it through poetry or rap. 

Morocco will be their first destination. They will be organizing poetry events and workshops in different cities including Casablanca, Fez, and Rabat, and collaborating with different artists including Mohammed Hamza Hachlaf. 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/to-north-africa

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HOWL, Poetry, Politics and Protest

BY ALEX LEVENE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

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

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The Physics-Poetry Duality

BY NICHOLAS YUNES
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 10, 2014

Assistant Professor of Physics at Montana State Univeristy, Nicholas Yunes says that physics and poetry are different branches of the same tree. That Einstein and Whitman are both explorers, one with math, the other with words. Nicholas says that creation is passion, that knowledge feeds progress.

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The "F" Word

BY TIRZA SHELTON
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 07, 2015

We know what most of you are thinking, but there's another four letter word that begins with "F". Tirza Shelton guides us through what that word entails through our lives and inspires the possibilities if we don't succumb to it.

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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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The Word We Saw a Hundred Miles Back

BY SARA RIVERA
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 27, 2015

Sara Rivera explores the written word, art, and her practice. 

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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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COMING TO THE MIC: The Transformative Power of Youth Spoken Word Poetry in Baton Rouge

BY DONNEY ROSE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

As a veteran poet/teaching artist and marketing director with Forward Arts Inc., Donney Rose has dedicated an exorbitant amount of time working to help give young people in Baton Rouge a platform for their voices and ideas to be celebrated, but mostly to be valued.