It’s amazing how many people ask why I bother promoting a genre that is rapidly dying. Of course, I vehemently disagree that poetry is close to being pronounced dead on arrival. In addition to my monthly open mic collaborations and workshops with the support of Susan Didier, Community Development Specialist for the Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center, I am especially proud of what I see happening with poetry in my community and communities around the world.
During National Poetry Month in April, when I campaigned for the support of statewide mayors to issue a mayoral proclamation declaring the month of April as National Poetry Month in their municipality, I was clearly reminded that the pulse of poetry is getting stronger, despite the claim by critics that this genre is slowly flat-lining.
The following video depicts how my community is supporting the intensity, creativity and education of poetry, as we integrate other artistic mediums to create a poetry explosion!
Production Credits: My Media Tutor, Moore Marketing, Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center