JFK: We are tied to the ocean

Dian Sousa kicks off National Poetry Month with a reading tonight at EP Foster Library Ventura CA.

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10150041_10203721950236202_653635915_n “We are tied to the ocean,” said John F. Kennedy, “and when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.”

Today is the third day of both National Poetry Month and Earth Month, and today I am writing to invite you to hear poetDian Sousa from San Luis Obispo County read tonight at EP Foster Library in the Topping Room at 7:30pm (651 E. Main Street, Ventura). Hosted each Thursday (except the fourth Thursday) byPhil Taggart, an open mic.

I chose this Earth Month poster for today because when I think of poets who write about and love the sea, about poets who go back from whence we came, I think of Dian, an ocean loving surfing poet if there ever was one. The video below, with a funny introduction about national poetry…

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April is Earth Month AND National Poetry Month: how will you celebrate?

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No foolin’! April is National Poetry Month AND it’s Earth Month! How will you celebrate? Will you share poetic good works? Will encourage environmental good works? Or both? Because, as Dr Seuss says, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Personally, I will be posting a poem a day this month on my own facebook wall as well as either on my “middle of the night poems from daughter to mother :: mother to son” page or on my “The Write Alley” page which feeds onto twitter. I also plan to continue working with Sheila Louise Photo to produce inspiring quotes and images like the one here and then publish them daily with hopes that one or more of them will go viral to spread these important messages.

And of course, my students and I are putting together a really…

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