Sunday, January 28, 2018

Deckle Edge Lit Festival Features Terrance Hayes

The South Carolina Book Festival discontinued a few years ago. It was the highlight of the southern book festival season. Now the festival is called the Deckle Edge Literary Festival. I have put it on my calendar because the keynote will be Terrance Hayes. I have been following his contributions to N.Y. Times poetry insert. I look forward to hearing what he has to to share. Want to learn more? More here

To hear him share his work Look here.

Update: CNN discusses poetry Hayes on CNN

Posted by Lucinda J.Clark

Monday, January 22, 2018

Derek Berry and 2018..

Poetry Matters Project Alum Derek Berry has big plans for 2018. Wanna see what he's up too? Visit his blog Derek's Blog. Try and keep up!

Derek reading as a winner of Poetry Matters Lit Prize winner. 
I know he hates pictures from his youth. We like to think of it as a this is how he started.

Posted by: Lucinda Clark, Poetry Matters Project Founder
January 22, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 Reading Challenge

We begin the new year with resolutions and reading challenges! Blue Marble Bookstore in Philadelphia has great website devoted to this helping you get started. Thanks Blue Marble Bookstore

 Have a challenge to add? By all means do so. Happy Reading!

Posted by: Lucinda J.Clark

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Great Article Advocating Poetry Out Loud

We are excited to be part of the Poetry Out Loud movement. Our work with the program is based in Columbia County School system. The transformation of the students from the act of memorization and recitation was powerful. Attached is an article explaining the programs impact. For more on Poetry Matters Project's efforts visit our Facebook @PoetryMattersProject or visit Finish the Poem


(R-L) Columbia County Alternative H.S. Principal Joe Lott, with winner Reid Hill and runner- ups Bria Miller and Andruw Gordon

Lucinda Clark-Founder 
Poetry Matters Project