Saturday, March 16, 2019

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, at 95

Lawrence Ferlinghetti turn 100! City Lights Books has lots of events planned around the country. Don't know who Ferlinghetti is? You must be new to poetry. No matter. Check out his place City Lights Books.





L.J. Clark-Founder
Poetry Matters Project
Poetry Matters Project

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Upcoming Festivals for 2019



Looking for Poetry Events to Present In?


 These are great book firs that showcase poetry too. Check out the links below!



Arts in the Heart

Dodge Book Festival

Decatur Book Festival

Harlem Book Fair

Miami Book Fair




 List submitted by L.Clark

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Poetry Makes Late Night With Jimmie Fallow





Poets have had a chance to share their work in some unlikely places this year. For example, Instagram sensation, Poet Rupi Kaur reads from her collection The Sun and Her Flowers Jimmie Fallow
See reading here.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Academy of American Poets -Editors for Poem-A-Day





  Academy of American Poets has a great programs which increase awareness of poetry 365 days of the years.  They have announced the editors for 2019 Poem-A-Day. For more on these outstanding poets click below.







Thursday, November 29, 2018

We Are Not Done Yet






Had a chance to catch some back interviews from the Daily Show with Trevor Noah the other night.
I saw an interview with one of my favorite actors, Jeffrey Wright, (Angels in America and West World fame). He told a moving story of how he had become involved with working with Veterans on producing a short film.

  Some of the things he share about not knowing if he was the right person had a familiar right, we we started working with the Veterans at Charlie Norwood VA here in Augusta I felt the same well. It looks like his fears where unfounded. The documentary has released and it is of the caliber that I would expect from Mr. Wright. Wanted to share it and his sit down with Trevor Noah here. As we enter the holidays, (see below, if I missed one out I'm sure someone will let me know).



Hanukkah 2018 
will begin in the evening of
Sunday
December 2  and ends in the evening of 
Monday
December 10

Christmas Day 2018:Tuesday
December 25

Kwanzaa 2018 
will begin on
                    Wednesday
December 26 
and ends on 
Tuesday
, 
January 1, 2019

After you say thank you for your service. Ask how's the family and then......... listen and learn. That is how you show you really care. The Poetry Matters Project will be celebrating our third year of reading and listening to the words of these heroes in April.
For documentary with Jeffrey Wright click here
For interview with Trevor Noah  Daily Show
 
Posted by Lucinda J. Clark
Founder Poetry MattersProject





Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Miami Book Fair 2018

Lucinda Clark, the founder of the Poetry Matters Project, visited the Miami Book Fair at Miami-Dade College this past week. Ms. Clark visited the Wynwood Campus of Miami Arts Charter School where she met with Helena Berdote, the public relations person for both the Wynwood and Homestead campuses. She learned much about the changes going on in both schools and saw the broad range of talent in all areas of the arts on display.
Clark had a chance to meet with Jen Kartnick, former creative writing director, world famous poet, and food and travel blogger.
The two worked together for many years before they met this year. A second opportunity for Clark to see the incredible writing spoken word talent of the students presented itself at The Porch, a community stage at Miami Book Fair. The poetry was shared by teen writers, including poets from Miami Arts Charter middle and high school.


The students of Miami Arts Charter have been taking top prizes in the middle and high school category for several years now. Jen Karnick passed the baton to a new group of creative arts writers who stand ready to continue the tradition of excellence that has become a trademark of the school.

Monday, November 19, 2018

We are one in Sorrow




It is with saddness that we post this tribute to Stephanie L. Luty, daughter of Joan Lacombe, Aiken Poet Laureate. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joan and Harvey as your mourn Stephanie's passing. From this tribute she will be terribly missed. 




Stephanie L. Luty

1948 ∼ 2018


Stephanie Luty
THE POTTED GERANIUM
On November 09, 2018 Stephanie Luty succumbed to lymphoma and the Cape community lost a dear friend.
Stephanie was born the daughter of Phyllis Lauritsen and Harvey Lacombe and lived her early childhood in Old Town, Maine. The family moved to Connecticut when she was six and she was educated in the East Hampton school district. She went on to Rider University in New Jersey graduating in 1971 with a degree in management and received her MBA from the University of Hartford. She began her career as a human resource officer for the Caldor Company in the state of Connecticut and it was at Caldor that she met her future husband, Phil. She and Phil had prosperous careers with Caldor for several years while sharing a dream to own their own business. Their dream became a reality when they purchased The Potted Geranium, an established business in West Harwich, in 1988. They settled in Brewster and enjoyed early morning coffee and papers from the Brewster General Store as well as quiet moments at Paines Creek. Over the years they became a strong retail presence on the Cape making many friends in the business community. These friendships as well as those fostered with her loyal employees, reps, vendors and customers were an essential part of Stephanie’s life. The present and former Potted Geranium family thank her for setting such a high bar as a wonderful employer!
She was predeceased by her loving husband and partner, Phil in 2001, and her mother, Phyllis Lauritsen Lacombe. Stephanie leaves her brother Gregory Lacombe and his wife Lucille of Antrim, NH, her father Harvey Lacombe and his wife Joan of Aiken, South Carolina, her brother-in-law, Jeffrey Luty and his wife, Kathy of Longmeadow, MA, a nephew, Thomas Luty of NYC and many long time friends. She will deeply missed by her Potted Geranium family and her many loyal customers. At Stephanie’s request there will no service or calling hours.


To every time there is a season...a time to be born and a time to die...a time to dance and a time to mourn. We have lived and laughed with Stephanie. Now we mourn...not only for her but for our own loss. Stephanie is at peace and will live forever in the hearts of those who loved her. Stephanie believed that we are here on this earth for an unspecified time and what we do with that time defines us. Stephanie was well defined by her generous and caring spirit. Her door and her heart were always open to those seeking donations for local organizations and causes - or those needing a hug. The Potted Geranium will be her legacy...well done, Stephanie.                              
       April 30, 1948 - November 09, 2018
Stephanie and Phil had a strong commitment to the Cape community, the place they chose to make their home. This commitment was most evident in their faithful and generous support for Cape Cod Hospital. Stephanie wished to thank Dr. David Lovett and the entire oncology team for their highly skilled treatment and compassionate care during her illness as well as the medical staff on Mugar 4.  Donations in Stephanie’s name to the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 370. Hyannis, MA 02601 would be greatly appreciated to continue her support for our local community hospital.
Burial will be private.