Politics, Poetry, Music: Events this week to heal the world, invigorate the soul, and/or challenge power

There’s so much to do  in the world, I can hardly keep up with sharing the news… So, here are some (somewhat vague) mentions of things happening in the LI/NYC area over the next week that might heal the world and shift the Ch’i:

A Boston Poet Tea Party 7/30/10

A Summer Poetry Marathon featuring 88 local and visiting poets reading for 8 minutes apiece Friday 7/30, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Pierre Menard Gallery 10 Arrow St., Harvard Square, Cambridge Saturday 7/31, 12 noon-10:00 p.m. Sunday 8/1, 12 noon-5:00 p.m.OUTPOST 186 186 1/2 Hampshire St., Inman Square, Cambridge With readings from: Seth Abramson, Kari Adelaide, Dena Barisano, Kish Song Bear, […]

Got Gulf Oil? (a poetry project)

Call for poetry submissions on the topic of the Gulf Oil Spill. Coordinated by Amy King and Heidi Staples.

Photos from the Amy King reading at the February 2009 Babylon Green Party Gathering

Click here for more information about this reading: Amy King reading 2/4/09

Boog City Event: Race and Poetry

[googlevideo=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5353062076996040186] Race and Poetry: Integrating the Experimental. Event produced by David Kirschenbaum of Boog City. Moderated and curated by poet Amy King. Videographer: Ian Wilder. Director: Kimberly Wilder. September 21, 2008. Great and detailed discussion of race in poetry aesthetics and poetry community. (Strong language) Panel includes poets: Christopher Stackhouse, Meghan Punschke, Mathias Svalina, Mendi […]

A poem about Cynthia McKinney

Cynthia McKinney Cast the Lone Dissenting Vote spacespacespacespacespachhhpace–from a Georgia native by Amy King An equation enacts its splayed self, soft organs delicate, exposed, intact. A reader licks the stigmata of words left out, quiets a redder rust stripping her superhero down. The citizen pretends the one unknown entity distressed. Except the more I spoke […]