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.
John 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. www.poeticmedicine.org
Craig 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. http://craigczury.com/
Heather 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. http://faculty.kutztown.edu/hthomas/reviews.htm
Michael London, Muhlenberg professor and musician, inspired by the poetry of Rumi will play songs and music with Sarah Carlson as dancer and Lisa DeVuono as reader.www.michaellondon.net
Tickets: $10 general public, $5 student with ID