How to create images... with words?

How to create images… with words?

Poetry would not be poetry without the art of the METAPHOR, i.e., the art of creating images with words. Let’s practice it: find your element…

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Are you in your element?

Are you in your element?

Below you will find 4 classical compositions, each one translating into music 1 of the 4 natural elements: earth, water, fire & air. I won’t…

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Uprooted Sonnet for Wangari

Uprooted Sonnet for Wangari

Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, passed away yesterday, but what did not pass away were the 40 million trees in Africa rooted…

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What are the colors of your neighborhood?

What are the colors of your neighborhood?

How many colors do you see in your neighborhood? In Chicago, no matter how many (unless you live in Rogers Park), Pilsen arguably has more……

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Feeling desTROY'd...

Feeling desTROY’d…

Today, I’m desTROY‘d. If you are too — even if only a bit — please check the Holla for Troy Davis, by the poet Kevin…

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My Blues, Your Turn:

My Blues, Your Turn:

What’s your favorite rhythm? What’s your favorite song? What are your favorite songs with your favorite rhythm? Here is a Mixtape with some favorite Blues,…

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How to make an Acrostic with Body & Mind...

How to make an Acrostic with Body & Mind…

Today, we went to the Museum of Science & Industry in a Field Experience to explore 2 fascinating exhibits: The You The Body Worlds Mind…

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