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Poetry Power
shimJanuary 26th at 5PM
shimDrew Dellinger – Barbara Lyon

Barbara, Joan and Drew

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Poetry can take us from the ridiculous to the sublime – from laughter to tears to healing. It can evoke emotional and profound responses within our souls. Thomas Gray said that poems are “thoughts that breathe, and words that burn”. This program includes:

  • compelling life experiences that brought our guests into the world of poetry
  • the many ways poetic verse has the power to evoke profound responses
  • a lively in-studio poetry slam with Drew & Barbara
  • acknowledgment of some of the poets we know and love
  • how to ignite and cultivate your inner muse
  • information about the activist-driven collective – Poets for Global Justice
  • some of the best places to hear and perform poetry
Featured Guests
Drew Dellinger Drew Dellinger is a poet, teacher, activist and the founder of Poets for Global Justice. He has performed at events across the United States and the UK, speaking on justice, cosmology, ecology, and democracy. His collection, love letter to the milky way, has inspired readers on four continents. Drew has been called “a national treasure” by Joanna Macy and “a deep, courageous poet” by Alice Walker.
Barbara Lyon Barbara Lyon has been writing poetry for more than a quarter century. Born in Chicago and raised in New York, she moved to the San Francisco and raised five children with her husband of 63 years. Her book of selected poems is titled Memories & Mysteries. At age 87, she paints, teaches yoga, and practices tai chi. At 60, Barbara received her Masters in Human Values at the SF Theological Seminary. 510-797-8971
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Recommended Resources


love letter to the milky way – Drew Dellinger

Memories & Mysteries – Barbara Lyon


Drew Dellinger

The Essanay Café

Poetry Slam, Inc.

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