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…
Christina Nicole has lived in Boulder, Colorado for over two years while pursuing her undergraduate degrees at Naropa University in Writing and Poetics and Contemplative Psychology with concentrations in Somatic Psychology and Health and Healing. She draws inspiration for her creative pursuits from the phantasmagoric corners of her mind and observes colonies of micro lifeforms that dwell under medium-sized rocks to gain insight into the genuine meaning of living in existence with Other. Christina seeks to mutate the abstract creative mind with language and concepts from the dianoetic left by further examining the corpus callosum and writing with the intent to bridge seemingly unlike fields into union.