Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.
In honor of this month, Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School is launching its first annual 30/30 Poetic Vision, featuring daily poems by JKS students, staff, and faculty. Our community members were asked to contemplate and engage with text as visual and audio mediums. What forms emerge in the 21st Century? How has technology changed the way we view, perform, and transmit poetry? These are a few of the questions that will be explored over the next thirty days. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.
Jack Kerouac School. WRITING THINKING BEING. The experiment continues…
A Colorado native, Sarah Richards Graba has been living, writing, and teaching in the Boulder area all her life; despite falling in love with many locales while traveling, she never plans on living anywhere than under the shade of the Rockies. She graduated with a BA in English creative writing from CU-Boulder, and spent five years teaching language arts, creative writing, and journalism to high school students. Now an MFA candidate in the Writing and Poetics program at the Jack Kerouac School, she is currently investigating identity through hybridity, memoir/anti-memoir, territory, and body writing.