Piotr Gwiazda’s “Messages”

Piotr Gwiazda’s new book of poem MessagesĀ is a beautiful book that certainly has something to say. Pond Road Press has come up with a unique and interesting kind of publication. MessagesĀ is essentially a chapbook of poems, 45 pages, followed by 13 pages of an interview with the poet. This format allows the reader a samplingContinue reading “Piotr Gwiazda’s “Messages””

Poetry & Graffiti on the Red Line

Knowledge Commons, DC is “a free school for thinkers, doers, and tinkerers…” It’s a creative and innovative organization run by the magnificent and energetic Lucy Burnett. Knowledge Common’s core belief is that everyone should be able to take classes and everyone should teach classes. I’ve participated twice now in their programs and have loved theContinue reading “Poetry & Graffiti on the Red Line”

“Poetry Out Loud” at Banneker

I became a convert. A couple of weeks ago, I served as a judge for the Poetry Out Loud competition at Washington, D.C.’s Banneker Senior High School and I became a convert. I used to think that poetry recitation contests were a little dry and that I’d rather use my energies to help students writeContinue reading ““Poetry Out Loud” at Banneker”