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Calendar, Night&Day Well Versed

Well Versed

Poets’ theater has a long and varied history in the United States. The Cambridge Poets’ Theatre, founded in 1951 by the eccentric Bunny Lang, was the first to present works by Samuel Beckett, while the New York Poets’ Theatre, co-founded…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Sweet Spot: SlutWalk Goes Tits Out to End Sexual Violence

The Sweet Spot: SlutWalk Goes Tits Out to End Sexual Violence

I was the emcee for SlutWalk last year. As I stood there in my torn fishnets and red lipstick looking out over a large crowd, I didn't see any familiar faces. Oh sure, my business partner was there as,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Stop Waiting for Lefty

Stop Waiting for Lefty

The literary who's-who at "Strike! Igniting the Fuse of Possibility," includes accomplished and lauded poets like Jack Hirschman, Diane di Prima, and Michael McClure, as well as hard-to-label writers like Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Bucky Sinister. Then there's your standard amazing…
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Calendar, Night&Day Poetry: A Notion

Poetry: A Notion

Try this experiment: Print up little cards that say "Poetic License." Hand them out to 10-year-olds and explain that the flimsy rectangles allow them to break all the rules of grammar. Explain that with these permission slips in their backpacks,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bright Lights

Bright Lights

As a teenager in rural Northern California, I stumbled onto the Beat writers. My friends and I went wild for them; they had bad attitudes, cool fast cars, crazy independence, and a deep love of language. We threw Beatnik theme…
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