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Connor Simons

in Ellensburg

Power of Poetry

PRESENTED ON JAN 18, 2018
IN ELLENSBURG @ VOL 12

Connor Simons shares a story and poem about his community trip to Cuba and the cross-cultural exhange and poetry that came from this powerful experience. He reflects on the universal reach of poetry.

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Off To Cuba With Goldie

BY BEV ERICKSON
@ VOL 17 ON APR 18, 2013

Ron and Bev Erickson detail their cultural exchange trip to Cuba. They let the University Of Minnesota mascot "Goldie" be their guide into the unique and constantly changing Cuba.

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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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I'm Not a Nerd but I'm Looking for People Who are Just Like Me

BY TONY ZAHRA-NEWMAN
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Ideas in finding people in the Blue Mountains with similar interests. Topics included: Philosophy, Poetry, Religion, Cultural sharing, and Music. Tony's conversation was inspiring and funny - a very nerdy thing.

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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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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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OE Inspires Poetry

BY RANDI JANELLE
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

The Overseas Experience might be familiar as "the gap year" or "taking a year to travel." But when the year becomes longer, the decision to stay or leave a country and redefine home can be an unforseen challenge. Poet and photographer, Randi Janelle, explains her struggles with this challenge from her time in New Zealand.

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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.

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A poetic vision - the Sunshine Coast poetry trail

BY JUDITH BANDIDT
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

The Sunshine Coast Pente Poets (including Judith Bandidt, Deanne Lister and Lyn Browne) set off on a mission to bring poetry to the people by making it accessible within the local environment. The first year of their grassroots community project saw the poets investigate a variety of Sunshine Coast locations from 'hinterland to headland', exploring innovative ways of embedding poetry in natural, and built environments and writing about what they discovered. A cross-arts sculptural approach has since been used linking the visual arts with the literary arts through the creation of public art pieces with poetry as an intrinsic element.  

The Hinterland Poetry Trail took shape during 2016 and 2017 at three sites. Inspiration for both poetry and sculptures was drawn from the history, heritage and unique environments of the three locations.