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APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!



WELCOME TO NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!


Ahh! It is Casa Zia Productions’ favorite time of year! Spring breathes the newness of life. Birds sing harmonies to greet the dawn, flowers bloom into cascading robes to cloak Mother Earth, new rains quench thirsts desert long and poets inscribe humanity, depth and essence into being; birthing revelations, journeys, heart and soul to nourish the minds of a multitude. This time, this season, is National Poetry Month!

 

It is always a pleasure to promote such a literary experience as poetry for:

 

Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, makes your toe nails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own.’

 Dylan Thomas, 1914-1953, author of Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, (1951).  {Experience this touching poem by clicking the link below.}

 

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15377


This year we highlight our United States Poet Laureate (2012 ~ 2013) and Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet, Natasha Tretheway. Ms. Tretheway was born in Gulfport,  Mississippi and earned her M.A. in poetry from Hollins University and her M.F.A in poetry from the University of Massachusetts. She is the author of four collections of poetry and one book of creative non-fiction : Domestic Work (Graywolf Press, 2000), Bellocq’s Ophelia (Graywolf Press, 2002), Native Guard (Houghton Mifflin, 2006), for which she won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, Thrall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) and Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (University of Georgia Press, 2010)

 

To hear a moving excerpt from our 19th Poet Laureate and her prize-winning collection, click on the link below.

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19473


In addition to supporting our Poet Laureate during National Poetry Month, why not expand your collection of poetry by sharing poets such as Alice Friman (Vinculum, LSU Press, 2011, The Book of the Rotten Daughter, BkMk Press, 2006) and discovering new poets of your own.

http://www.alicefriman.com/#


Or better yet, create your personal poems and host a poetry reading to entertain your family and friends. Invite them to bring their own favorites and join in on the fun. For more creative ideas on how to keep poetry alive, visit the Academy of American Poets website and celebrate poetry all month long!

http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/94


Lastly, don’t forget to include Casa Zia Productions’ author and poet, Jeri L.M.S. Guyette and her book ...And This Too Shall Pass ~ A Poetic Gallery ~, available on our very own website! ‘Tis the Season to be Poetic!



  Poet Laureate 2012~2013, Natasha Tretheway and
Author / Poet, Jeri L.M.S. Guyette



 Author / Poet, Jeri L.M.S. Guyette and Poet, Alice Friman

Casa Zia Productions

 

 

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