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…
angelica maria barraza likes seedless fruit, wood floors, and the word “waking”. she has recently cultivated a habit of frequenting coffee shops despite her aversion to its taste, smell, caffeinated quality and acidity levels. since the beginning of 2013, two out of every three sentences she writes digresses into a list.
Carl Tomas Danelski
received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Buffalo and will complete an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School this summer. He is a fisherman slash novelist who looks dashing in maroon sweaters.