100 THOUSAND Poets for Change

The 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE blog is up and ready!

Please go to http://www.bigbridge.org/100thousandpoetsforchange/ and check it out.

Open up the map and you can see the many cities that are involved. Go to your own city and check the organizer and contact information. As event information develops we will add information to the event page. Note that you can comment on the event page too! Invite friends to comment, post poems, photos, etc.!

The 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE project is going very well. So far we have 75 cities representing over 15 countries organizing CHANGE. (And we have only been organizing for three weeks!) This grassroots movement has wheels! Let’s keep it going strong. Please invite friends to attend the event at the FB Event Page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106999432715571

Organize an event. Spread the word!

Thank you for your participation!

Best to you,
Michael Rothenberg

P.S. If you would be interested in curating an hour or two of this event at SPLAB September 24, 2011, please contact Paul Nelson: 206.422.5002, pen (at) splab (dot) org. We’re especially looking for interactive activities and work (poems, prose, essays, powerpoint demos) that address the theme of the need to change from the path we’re headed in terms of budget priorities, environmental catastrophe, endless violent military occupations, &c.

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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2 Responses to 100 THOUSAND Poets for Change

  1. As of May 8 we have 140 cities representing 30 countries organizing for September 24, 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Onward! Look forward to the Seattle event! Best, Michael R.

  2. As of May 8 we have 140 cities representing 30 countries organizing for September 24, 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Onward! Look forward to the Seattle event! Best, Michael R.

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