Business Prof Participates in event celebrating National Poetry Month
Associate Professor of Business Michael London will participate in an event celebrating National Poetry Month on April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice House, 56 River Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
The event, “Breaking Open, Breaking Free: Poetry and Song from the Real World” is $10 general public, $5 student with ID.
This program will feature work inspired by a love of poetry, and buoyed by a strong conviction in collaborative arts and the power it has to transform lives. “Poetry and Song from the Real World” will show how poems are used in our daily lives, making them concrete and alive.
London, inspired by the poetry of Rumi, will play songs and music with Sarah Carlson as dancer and Lisa DeVuono as reader. www.michaellondon.net
Other participants include:
- John Fox, international speaker, author and facilitator whose work in
poetry therapy for over 25 years has benefited many people in all kinds of settings including hospitals, retreat centers, and schools. www.poeticmedicine.org
- Craig Czury, an internationally published poet, poetry activist, and recently interviewed on NPR, will read from his Thumb Notes Almanac, poems from interviews while hitchhiking NEPA’s “fracking” region. http://craigczury.com/
- Heather Thomas, author of six books of poetry and a professor at Kutztown University, will offer a tribute to the great 20th century poet H.D., who was born in Bethlehem and is buried in Nisky Cemetery. http://faculty.kutztown.edu/hthomas/reviews.htm
- Susan Kerschner, poet and author of The Shoulders of Country Roads:
My Journey from Head and Neck Cancer
At the end of the program the audience will have a chance to participate in an interactive poem and share how poems have made a difference in their own communities.