9.29.2013

100,000 Poets For Change

This is what I did yesterday, on a gorgeous, truly incredible early-autumn day here in New England. I am honored to have participated in Meat For Tea Presents 100,000 Poets and Musicians for Change at Art in the Orchard right here in our town.

This event was part of a global happening, One Hundred Thousand Poets For Change.

Our local event was AMAZING. Visit the Meat For Tea YouTube channel to check out the other poets and musicians. And everyone should consider subscribing to Meat For Tea, The Valley Review. 

25 comments:

  1. a gas planet! way to take down a god!
    and I love your voice
    The second poem I seem to remember from your blog
    "too young to die" and to know such despair
    "Beyond" "woolest flannel" "I reach for you here... untamed scent ... love it hard." REalizing the fleeting makes it last longer ...
    It changes, nothing changes, but the light gets in.
    (You may understand this comment. I thank you so much for this reading.) o, here comes twitching ... and kindness and choice ... so full.

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  2. thank you, Susan. you are very sweet to say so.
    it was a great day, a fun reading, it just felt very nice and right.
    yes, i totally understand changes, yet nothing changes, but the light does get in.

    that second poem was written for a RT prompt... and also, i read it in the Listen To Your Mother thing, you remember, big YouTube sensation. so if you watched that video, you've heard me read it before. it seemed appropriate for the theme "poets for change."

    xoxxo to you and thank you.

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  3. cool, Marian - the readings, and the project

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  4. Marian--very cool -- I really like the idea of the Icarus metaphor, especially. I always think of Hijiki as seaweed, but it was very interesting to hear in this context - and love the little feet pattering in the aubade-- I like the new ones too--well, all--my eye twitches when I am very tired! Take care, thank you.

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    1. thank you, Karin!
      yeah, hijiki, seaweed, in this context nasty roping stuff of nightmares/dark thoughts. argh.

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  5. Oh the Illustrious Marian Kent!!!
    (I had no idea you were so tall, until I saw the first woman struggling to reach the mic and the gut adjusted it up for you.)

    Love you, Marian, all the way here on the other side of the world.

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    1. Ooops! *guy*.. Could have been a Freudian slip there. lol

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    2. flat shoes, too. :) love you right back, sister-poet!
      (can i get my gut adjusted upwards? hmmm.)

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  6. So proud of your commitment to the poetry!~

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  7. Oh that "too young to die" always gives me chills. You are very comfortable performing, Marian, good for you. You deliver really well. Terrific to take part in such a cool event.

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  8. Oh that "too young to die" always gives me chills. You are very comfortable performing, Marian, good for you. You deliver really well. Terrific to take part in such a cool event.

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  9. Thank you, Marion, for putting your recitations on YouTube for us. You read so nicely. :)
    New England is a pretty setting for reading pretty poems. I am not sure which East Hampton you live near, Massachusetts, New York, or Connecticut. I lived in New Hampshire for three years and I don't think there is one there. Just a plain old Hampton by the Atlantic.
    Jupitor will implode/explode long after many, many young boys die. I am thinking of thoes 50 college college students just shot in Africa this weekend.
    We have several weekly poetry slams in Houston. One of these times I will not be able to resist temptation and will drive the 40-80 miles. The closest one is in the Heights at Waldo‘s Coffee House. I go there quite often for family gatherings at Berryhill's, a Mexican restaurant. About an hour dirve in medium traffic.
    ..

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  10. I enjoyed your voice so, and each of your poems ... but the third best.

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  11. I miss readings. To hear you read, to see you is another wicked cool connection. And I love the east coast. You just reinforced my belief your state has some of the coolest people. Enjoyed.

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    1. wicked cool? you *aren't* from Massachusetts?

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  12. thank you, lovely friends, for clicking and listening and commenting and just generally making me feel all nice and connected. YIPPEE!
    i think next year we should host a virtual event for 100,000 Poets For Change over at RT, in addition to any of the local stuff we might each be able to participate in. how's that for an idea?!

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  13. Fantastic Marian!! Love seeing and hearing you read. I like the idea of a virtual event at RT.

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  14. Nod, nearby, thanks... sharing you virtual event... must be a very good place to live and write in... and that while the poems I lost myself in the real...

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  15. Marian this was wonderful! I enjoyed all of your poems, but especially the one about kindness. I didn't realize you live in the Pioneer Valley, only a few hours from here and I have friends in Norhampton. What a beautiful place to live, so much art happening there. Thank you for sharing and I love your idea for a virtual event next year, that would be amazing!!!

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  16. I love seeing and hearing you! YOU did a fabulous job! I am homesick again-I love your accent~
    YOU rocked it~

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  17. Marian, thanks for changing back your post/comment configuration.

    This is so good to see you read your own work, and the "100,000 poets" project? I had no idea. You rockin' babe, you. I always read poems aloud, but I love hearing other poets read their poems. BRILL. Amy

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  18. ... You bend your book covers back! ahhhhh..... How fun, really... I like all the poems - how fun to see and hear you!

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    1. haha wow, i didn't even... is that bad? ;)

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  19. thanks for clicking and listening, friends! and i am not even all self-conscious. even though i was high on the day and from sitting in the sun :)

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