Broken Open, Breaking Free: Poetry and Song from the Real World

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IceHouse on Sand Island, 56 River St. , Bethlehem, PA 18018

In celebration of National Poetry Month our 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 our lives.
Poetry and Song from the Real World will show how poems are used in our daily lives, making them concrete and alive.

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.

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

Michael London, Muhlenberg professor and musician, inspired by the poetry of Rumi will play songs
and music with Sarah Carlson as dancer and Lisa DeVuono as reader. www.michaellondon.net

At the end of the program the audience will have a chance to participate in an interactive poem
and a sharing of how poems have made a difference in their own communities.

for more info, contact ldvyogi@gmail.com

Age limit: 18+