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Take a poetry trip in your PJs

14 Dec

Does the cold damp weather have you clutching a mug of cocoa and gazing out at  the gloom wishing for a little inspiration?  Scoot up to your computer and take a virtual poetry tour of Washington, DC (available as visuals with audio or downloadable as an mp3) produced by The Poetry Foundation.

From their web site:  “Whether they were perusing the stacks of the Library of Congress, walking the U Street Corridor, or visiting the National Zoo, some of our greatest poets have been intertwined with the history of our nation’s capital. The DC Poetry Tour features poems by legendary American poets who have called DC home, including Georgia Douglas Johnson, Robert Hayden, Walt Whitman, May Miller, Sterling Brown, Robert Frost, Robert Lowell, and Randall Jarrell. In addition to these seminal voices, you’ll hear contemporary poets—including A.B. Spellman, Jane Shore, Naomi Ayala, Reb Livingston, Reuben Jackson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Myra Sklarew, E. Ethelbert Miller, Sarah Browning, and Linda Pastan—talk about the ways in which DC inspires their writing today.”

Headed to DC later this month?  Download the mp3 AND a map so you can walk in the path of poets…

 
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