Monday, January 16, 2012

January 14, 2012- Spicer, MLK and gateway 'drugs.'

On Saturday, we read a couple of our favorite African American poets in honor of Martin Luther King Jr's birthday. We finally revealed the Spicer poem that was the source for our show title and got to hear Mr Spicer himself perform 'Sporting Life.' From there we discussed what instigates our writing. Aliens? Spirits? How does craft effect our writing? How do we let our emotions into our words? We read some song lyrics and talked about own non-poetry inspirations. We ended with some Velvet Underground and finally more homage to MLK.
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