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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry – July by Henrietta Cordelia Ray with Knut Roeling

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘July’ by Henrietta Cordelia Ray.  She was born in New York City in 1849. She authored two collections of poetry, Sonnets (Press of J. J. Little & Co., 1893), and Poems (The Grafton  Press, 1910). In 1876, Ray’s poem “Lincoln” was read at the unveiling of the Emancipation Memorial […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘The Moon Rose over the Bay. I had a Lot of Feelings’ by Donika Kelly

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled  ‘The Moon Rose over the Bay. I had a Lot of Feelings’ by Donika Kelly. She goes on to explain more about this poem “Often, I am thinking of how I can ground love—feeling it, being in it—and being present in my body and in […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Roses’ by Ellen Bass with @dreamsandfields

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled  ‘Roses’ by Ellen Bass. Ellen Bass was born in Philadelphia in 1947 and grew up in New Jersey. She received a BA from Goucher College and an MA in creative writing from Boston University, where she studied with Anne Sexton. She later said that Anne […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye. It is a poem that I often return too, especially when I have inadvertently brushed up against the harshness of this world. It is beautiful poetry and one of my favourites, it reminds us of what we already know. It […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘What is Water?’ by Danielle Legros Georges

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘What is Water?’ by Danielle Legros Georges. Georges is the author of The Dear Remote Nearness of You (Barrow Street Press, 2016) and was chosen as Boston’s second poet laureate in 2014. Georges was born in Haiti and raised in the United States. She received a BA […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye with Susan Latty

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye. Naomi Shihab Nye was born on March 12, 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri, to a Palestinian father and an American mother. During her high school years, she lived in Ramallah in Palestine, the Old City in Jerusalem, and San Antonio, Texas, […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry ‘Social Distancing’ with Juan Felipe Herrera and @thefringeproject

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Social Distancing’ by Juan Felipe Herrera. He was born in Fowler, California, on December 27, 1948. The son of migrant farmers, Herrera moved often, living in trailers or tents along the roads of the San Joaquin Valley in Southern California. As a child, he attended school […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry ‘Perhaps the World Ends Here’ with Joy Harjo and M. Cecilia Sáo Thiago

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Perhaps the World Ends Here’ by Joy Harjo. She was appointed the new United States poet laureate in 2019. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1951, Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She is the author of several books of poetry, including An American Sunrise, […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye with Jeroen Hendriks

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye and I felt this was the perfect poem today, post birthday. I received a huge amount of birthday wishes, artwork and personal messages from all around the world yesterday and I have still not read them all, I savour them. […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘After the Movie’ by Marie Howe with Rodolfo Alcaraz

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘After the Movie’ by Marie Howe. She was born in 1950 in Rochester, New York and she worked as a newspaper reporter and teacher before receiving her MFA from Columbia University in 1983. She is the author of Magdalene (W. W. Norton, 2017), which was long-listed […]