Today, poets, artists, performers and musicians in thousands of cities all over the globe celebrate the idea that we can live in peace, free from violence and political oppression, while moving productively toward the future. A local manifestation of a global event, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, happens tonight at Tortuga. Featured readers include Larry Goodell, Lisa Gill, Don McIver, Albino Carrillo, Carrie House, Susana Rinderle, Stephanie Galloway and John Scariano.
Carlos Contreras’ first book of poems, Time Served, brings you the verbal pyrotechnics and heartfelt emotion that many of us have watched being born in this young man’s work. Reading it is a cause for celebration.
Some people hear the word “poetry” and flash back to that grueling week in middle school whern they were forced to dissect and memorize Carl Sandburg’s “Fog.” If that’s you, this month offers a good excuse to reassess: We’re in the first few of a whole 30 days devoted to imaginative, rhythmic, lyrical expression.