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…
Elizabeth Knauz is a 24-year-old Writing and Poetics MFA student originally from Northbrook, Illinois. She loves literature of all kinds, language, and travel. Symbolic anthropology and linguistics, myth, legend, and cinema inspire her writing, and she enjoys experimenting with image and sound. Her goal as a writer is to explore beauty in ugliness and shine light on forgotten ephemera. Check out her blog at nixpoems.tumblr.com.