Press Release in pdf

the 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.[3] 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.”  –

100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE IS ORGANIZING A GLOBAL EVENT FOR SEPTEMBER 24th 2011 600 Events – 450 Cities – 95 Countries Join other poets around the USA and across the planet, on September 24th, in a demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change.

Moving Planet is a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis. Come on bike, on skates, on a board, or just on foot.    WHEN  September 24, 2011

RSVP for the Moving Planet Facebook event

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

2011     S C H E D U L E

Schedule: 100 TPC World Poetry Festivall – Los Angeles (click to view)

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

John Lavitt

Jayson Pida

Joie Schmidt

James Berkowitz

Cklara Moradian

Matt Sedillo

Antonieta Villamil

Mark Lipman

Pete Justus

Jennifer Donnell,

Danielle Mitchell,

John Gardiner

Kennon B. Raines

G. Murray Thomas

Melissa Alvarado

Bill Hickok

Sherman Pearl

Gloria Vando

Linda Albertano

Richard Modiano

Apryl Skies

Nelson Gary

Lisa Thayer

BowerBird Intelligensia

Julia Stein

David Connolly

Bill Lavallee

Dennis Cruz

Paul Gallagher

Eric Feigin

Danger O’Reilly

Michael Marcus

Mick Roche

Rick Overton

Darrin K. Mason.

Shanise Burris

Karen Stackfield

Brandi Kane

Charlene Green

Alice the Poet

Twin skid Row Flowin’


Blaise Smith, Justin Samolian


Sean Hill

Keith Pryor

Armond Kinard

V. Zamora

Ordell Cordova

Mike The Poet Sonsken

Christian Elder

Eben Eldridge

Dr. Mongo

Gia Scott Heron

Marsha de la O

Phil Taggart

Rick Shapiro

Katherine Norland

Friday Lubina

Ellyn Maybe

Lynn Manning

John DiFusco w/ percussionist Al. Keith

Yvonne de la Vega

Milo Martin

Pam Ward

A.K. Tony

Nathan Green

Brooke Benson

Carmen Vega

Steve Abee

Rachel Kann

Peter Coca

Hassan Jamaal

Writing Down The Music Of Your Life (group)

Susan Hayden

Don Kingfisher Campbell

Lynn Bronstein

Cory Besskepp Cofer

Beth Ruscio

Joe City Garcia

The Urban Desert Cabaret

Mark Lipman

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”

Just added:

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!

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