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About poetryfest

Submit your Poetry to the Festival. Three Options: 1) To post. 2) To have performed by an actor 3) To be made into a film.

Poetry Reading: ON THE WATER by Tammi Croteau

Poetry performed by Amaka Umeh POETRY 7 questions: What is the theme of your poem? The theme is growing up and letting go – a father’s desire for his son to become a strong man (even when he’s not quite … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: FIVE by Tammi Croteau

Poetry performed by Amaka Umeh POETRY 7 questions: What is the theme of your poem? The theme is growing up and letting go – a father’s desire for his son to become a strong man (even when he’s not quite … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: Plica, by Ewan Lawrie

Performed by Amaka Umeh POETRY 7 questions: What is the theme of your poem? The theme of the poem is fear of the unknown other and how fairy tales and folklore attempt make sense of all the inexplicable things like … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: The Second Cup by Michael Westcombe

Performed by Amaka Umeh POETRY 7 questions: What is the theme of your poem? the relationship between husband and wife, within the family What motivated you to write this poem? I found the image, and the structure, to express my … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: What is Love, by Colin Guest

Performed by Amaka Umeh POETRY 7 questions: What is the theme of your poem? Love. What motivated you to write this poem? My strong feelings of love for my wife. How long have you been writing poetry? I started writing … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: THE ALMOST HOLY QUATERNITY by Gloria D Gonsalves

Performed by Amaka Umeh POETRY 7 questions: What is the theme of your poem? Family, Memories What motivated you to write this poem? This poem was written in 2016 during NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo. The prompt was to write a poem that takes … Continue reading

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Poem: Diaper Bag, by Kimmy Alan

Genre: Life, Family Diaper malfunction  Unexpected burp-up  Your dress shirt becomes  An emergency handkerchief    Face it bud!  You’re a milk sponge  A human highchair tray  An absorbent nap mattress    How many more reasons are required before you realize diaper bag essentials include an extra shirt?    Inspired by the all too common event.    * * * * * Deadline: FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options … Continue reading

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