Broken Open, Breaking Free – Poetry and Song from the Real World

April 20th        7:30 pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month a program will feature individuals and their work, inspired by a love of poetry, and buoyed by a strong conviction in collaborative arts and the power it has to transform our lives.  Poetry and Song from the Real World  will show how artists of all kinds are using poems in their daily lives, making them concrete and alive.

pmjournal.iconJohn Fox, international speaker, author and facilitator whose work in poetry therapy for over 25 years has benefited many people in all kinds of settings including hospitals, retreat centers, and schools.

craigmainphotoCraig Czury, an internationally published poet, poetry activist, and recently interviewed on NPR, will read from his Thumb Notes Almanac, poems from interviews while hitchhiking NEPA’s “fracking” region.

middle_leftHeather Thomas, author of six books of poetry and a professor at Kutztown University, will offer a tribute to the great 20th century poet H.D., who was born in Bethlehem and is buried in Nisky Cemetery.

9781619180109_coverSusan Kerschner, poet and author of The Shoulders of Country Roads: My Journey from Head and Neck Cancer

Michael London, Muhlenberg professor and musician, inspired by the poetry of Rumi will londonplay songs and music with Sarah Carlson as dancer and Lisa DeVuono as

558161_10151274469986820_1701853873_nAt the end of the program the audience will have a chance to participate in an interactive poem and a sharing of how poems have made a difference in their own communities.

Tickets: $10 general public, $5 student with ID

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