Press Release in pdfthe globalization of poetry. its hundredth worldwide monkey yo. this time the poets are making the gumbo, planning poetry potluck with recipes we know to serve a hungry multitude that sits waiting hopefully, all eyes upward and wearing bibs… -yllv . . . . “… scientists were conducting a study of macaques monkeys on the Japanese island of Koshima in 1952. These scientists purportedly observed that some of these monkeys learned to wash sweet potatoes, and gradually this new behavior spread through the younger generation of monkeys—in the usual fashion, through observation and repetition. Watson then claimed that the researchers observed that once a critical number of monkeys was reached—the so-called hundredth monkey—this previously learned behavior instantly spread across the water to monkeys on nearby islands.” –
The World Poetry Movement recognizes that:
- Poetry provides meaningful insights into the human condition.
- Contrary to the idea that languages divide the world, it is precisely the diversity of languages that enriches poetry festivals.
- The World Poetry Movement will strengthen each festival in their local and global approach to their challenges and concerns.
- The exceptional connection with the public evidenced in the Medellin Poetry Festival highlights the value of poetry reaching people.
100 TPC World Poetry Festival – Los Angeles
- 100 TPC – World Poetry Festival – Los Angeles – 2011
100 Thousand PoetsFor Change
Poets, Singers, Musicians, Comedians, Hosts In order of Appearance:
Yvonne de laVega
Jessica M. Wilson
Kennon B. Raines
G. Murray Thomas
Darrin K. Mason.
Alice the Poet
Twin skid Row Flowin’
Blaise Smith, Justin Samolian
COSTUMES ON STAGE
Mike The Poet Sonsken
Gia Scott Heron
Marsha de la O
John DiFusco w/ percussionist Al. Keith
Yvonne de la Vega
Writing Down The Music Of Your Life (group)
Don Kingfisher Campbell
Cory Besskepp Cofer
Joe City Garcia
The Urban Desert Cabaret
The Revolutionary Poets Brigade
Héctor Márquez (versero mexicano)
Alicia Partnoy (poeta argentina)
Dukardo Hinestrosa (poeta colombiano)
Dora Magaña (poeta salvadoreña)
Abel Salas (poeta chicano)
Carolina Rivera (escritora salvadoreña)
Roberto Leni (escritor chileno)
Raúl Arredondo (poeta mexicano)
Pedro Sánchez (activista cultural mexicano)
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LOS ANGELES’ 100 TPC – WORLD POETRY FESTIVAL is a group of Los Angeles poets and poetry organizers that have come together to plan the Los Angeles segment of the global event.
John B Barrymore III – Actor, poet and writer will Emcee/host event.
Milo Martin – Creator of The Overhead Projector Series of the legendary ONYX Readings.
Mike The Poet Sonsken – Co-founder Getunderground.com. & Jointz Magazine. Monthly readings at Stella Adler Conservatory
Jessica M. Wilson – Founder of the Los Angeles Poet Society, Art Walk’s Writers’ Row
G. Murray Thomas – Poet, Editor & publisher, former host of The Poetry Show, featuring interviews and performances by Southern California poets, on The PrimeSpot Radio
Douglas Steindorff – His group of ex-Marines will speak out against police brutality and wrongful deaths by police officers.
Christian Elder – Organizer of the Lollapalooza Poetry Slams
Richard Modiano – Co-director of Poets on the Half Shell, and Executive Director of Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, in Venice, California.
Denise Lyles-Cook – Poet and Organizer extraordinaire
Susan Hayden – Organizer of the popular “Library Girl Series”
Doraine Poretz – Writing Down The Music Of Your Life (group)
Joe City Garcia & The Urban Desert Cabaret
Mark Lipman –The Revolutionary Poet’s Brigade
Antonieta Villamil of LA POESIA FESTIVAL, a monthly event of poets, musicians and visual artists, member of the World Poetry Movement formed this year in Medellin Colombia!