It’s National Poetry Month! How will you celebrate? Poets.org has some ideas here.
Me personally, I will ‘celebrate’ by organizing Poets of Babel’s 1st Anniversary celebration at the Jerusalem Cinematheque! There will be a film related to poetry (we decided on Howl), poetry readings in different languages, and music (I’m working on jazz with an open mic for a real spoken word atmosphere!). Moreover, they even want to make it a regular event! I marvel at the prospects of the future.
It’s so exciting but already so much work! The networking, looking for poets in different languages, arranging meetings, looking for musicians, and the infamous fundraising. But I believe that it’s worth it. And one day, Poets of Babel will be an international phenomenon.
For now, I am bringing it from my living room to the stage of Jerusalem.