Joined

JOINED

Heart beat of man pounding - yet
unheard joined becomes the beat of a nation.

Words of man written - yet
unread joined becomes a proclamation.

Sounds of man spoken - yet
unheard joined becomes a production .

Lines of man drawn - yet
unrecognized joined becomes an illustration.

Beings of man humming - yet
forgotten joined becomes a celebration.

Patterns of man created - yet
invisible joined becomes a new universe.

Joined we become recognized.

Susan "Sue" Bacon Trumpfheller is an author, teacher, researcher and coach. Sue works with her clients to use subtle energies to create their supportive environments. You can contact her at http://www.ecoentrepreneur.org

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Hold Your Own review – powerful poetry from Kate Tempest
The Guardian
On the one hand, she is the soul of modernity: now 28, she began her professional career as a rapper at 16; became the youngest-ever winner of the Ted Hughes prize for innovation in poetry for her “spoken story”, Brand New Ancients, last year; was ...


Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Sidewalks a platform for poetry
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
M ark McLaughlin lives near Lincoln High School, a neighborhood filled with neatly kept ranch-style houses. But when the 18-year-old rides his bicycle for fun and exercise, he often heads north to the Cathedral District with its multiple-story mansions.


Galway Kinnell, who won Pulitzer Prize for poetry, dies at 87
Washington Post
Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual observations on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, died Oct. 28 at his home in Sheffield, Vt. He was 87.

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Detroit Metro Times (blog)

Cherrie Amour to do poetry reading and book signing appearance in Detroit
Detroit Metro Times (blog)
“I found my poetic voice in Detroit during the eight plus years I lived and worked there,” says Amour, who currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. “The strong and vibrant artists' community in Detroit gave me many opportunities to share my work and ...


The Guardian

Poetry Brothel puts the bawd in bard
The Guardian
She calls herself a poetry whore, and I have paid for her company. For the next 10 minutes or so, she will read me her verses, converse with me, entertain me. Between sheer curtains I can see several other transactions unfolding around us, hear stanzas ...


Chelsea Now

Poetry in the Souls of Those Who Least Expect It
Chelsea Now
BY PUMA PERL | I couldn't be happier to report that the spirit of discovery is alive and well as demonstrated by the Rocky Presents shows, and that a new generation is learning that poetry lives on in the streets, and in the hearts and souls of those ...

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Can the Trolling of Media Outlets Revitalize American Poetry?
Huffington Post
Consider, for instance, the recent wave of American poets whose juxtapositive Twitter accounts -- at once warm, funny, wise, confusing, bizarre, and off-putting -- have made them overnight social media darlings. Some have even parlayed this instant ...

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NPR (blog)

Book News: Remembering Poet Galway Kinnell, Whose Song Said Everything
NPR (blog)
When Galway Kinnell accepted the post of Vermont's State Poet in 1989, the honor didn't come without a bit of polite disagreement. No writer had occupied the post since Robert Frost more than 25 years earlier, and with the revival came also a desire ...
Galway Kinnell, Plain-Spoken Poet, Is Dead at 87New York Times
Former state poet Galway Kinnell diesBurlingtonFreePress.com
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Galway Kinnell Dies At 87Huffington Post
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Sydney Morning Herald

Jennifer Maiden's poetry weaves the personal and the political
Sydney Morning Herald
And yet, as her own poems sometimes confess, she is not popular with everybody. She's a political poet without a secure base – too far to the left for most centrists and too far to the right for hard-core leftists. Her feminism is problematic too, it ...

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Poetry's ambassador
Yadkin Ripple
After engaging with contemporary poetry, Griffin said he decided he wanted to try writing some poetry of his own. He said the process was harder than he first imagined, but still something he thoroughly enjoys. He keeps a notebook with him all the time ...

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