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

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Publishers Weekly

ArtsBeat | Alice Notley Wins $100000 Poetry Prize
New York Times (blog)
Alice Notley, a poet who has worked in a wide variety of forms and styles in more than 25 books, has been awarded the lucrative and prestigious Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The prize, presented annually by the Poetry Foundation to to a living American poet ...
Alice Notley wins $100000 Ruth Lilly Poetry PrizeLos Angeles Times

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SAN BERNARDINO: CSUSB to host women's poetry night
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Poetry takes center stage at Pine-Richland High event
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Star Guide: Astro poetry combines art and science
Reno Gazette Journal
The cosmos in the eyes of the young is imaginable. Their minds are free thinking, unaltered by the age-based maturity of culture, and alive with imagination and dreams. As part of an annual astro poetry contest, 180 young poets sent poems to Reno ...

Irish Times

New John Montague poem published to mark Poetry Day Ireland
Irish Times
Sophie Hannah and Paul Perry, two poets who are also known for their crime fiction, will read at Green Street Courthouse, Dublin, at 7pm. Cork County Library and Arts Service has organised a Poetry Wave across 16 branches of Cork county libraries, ...

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Magrane-Marple a science-poetry team
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday from 7-8:30 p.m., Eric Magrane, poet-in-residence at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, will speak at Antigone Books to talk about the connection between poetry, art and the natural world. The Daily Wildcat caught up with the poet before the event.

Santa Barbara Independent

Bloody Poetry at UCSB
Santa Barbara Independent
This weekend and next, May 8-17, UCSB's BFA theater program will present Bloody Poetry as part of its Acting Up Front program in the school's intimate Performing Arts Theater. In order to highlight the connections between the play's Romantic subject ...

CSU student Ashley Wylde expresses herself through slam poetry
Rocky Mountain Collegian
Spoken word poetry is a style of poetry that is intended to be performed onstage rather than just read on a page. Ashley Wylde, a Colorado State University communication studies senior, was contacted by the Fredonia Pride Alliance to perform a 45 ...

Huffington Post

LINES Ballet's Writing Ground Is Physical Poetry -- Literally
Huffington Post
"There are times I will need ropes and ladders and caribiners and helmets just to climb down into myself." Madeline DeVries shatters into shards, tortured by music and memories. She crumbles as her eyes accuse. "There is a moment in our lives when love ...


William Faulkner Makes Us Wonder: What's So Great About Poetry, Anyhow?
Poetry is the secret story, the story behind the story — or, as Wordsworth puts it, what is "felt in the blood and felt along the heart." Poetry is language broken down, chiseled, and refined, made to say what is unsayable through any other means. And ...
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