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Online Platform Showcases Poets, Artists During National Poetry Month
National Poetry Month Blog Celebration pays tribute to poetry and the arts by showcasing national talent, interviews, and video performances
By: Yvonne Brown
The online celebration features one poet each day of National Poetry Month. Poetry and art lovers who visit the blog will discover featured poets’ photographs, revealing interviews, work samples, and videos of their performances.
Ms. Brown is the creator, organizer and host for the National Poetry Month Blog Celebration. This is the third year she’s hosted the annual event.
“I’m thrilled to assemble this phenomenal group of individuals,”
The only online poetry celebration in the country, Ms. Brown’s blog recognizes peer nominated poets and artists for their exceptional accomplishments.
Noting another successful run, the celebration continues to draw thousands of supporters. Visitors continue to link to the poets’ and artists’ profiles and performances throughout the year, well after National Poetry Month has concluded.
“I encourage everyone who loves or appreciates poetry and the spoken word to visit the blog today!” said Brown.
To engage in the celebration, link to the 2015 National Poetry Month Celebration via the author’s website: http://www.yvonne-
About the Author/Activist/
Yvonne Brown is the founder of the Crying Girl Movement, which invites women to share their stories of overcoming obstacles. The Movement provides a platform for women from all walks of life to share their stories of triumph over situations that could have easily lead to an existence of defeat. It helps women 1) Identify and acknowledge sources of pain 2) Enter into the healing process 3) and use their resilience to empower other women. In the past 12 months she photographed over 100 participants in the Crying Girl Movement. She co-authored a collection of poems entitled Chasing Rainbows. Brown’s work is also featured in the Voice’s Project and the Maryland Writers Project. She also serves as archivist for the Toni Morrison Society. She holds a M. A. in Teaching and a certificate in Intellectual Property from University of Maryland University College and a B.A in English from the University of Maryland College Park. Brown was born in Maryland and has lived in Pre-Revolution Iran. Her upcoming novel springs from an acute awareness of her Iranian roots. Having spent a part of her childhood in Tehran, she sees fiction as a way to forge a connection with Iran and her American identity.
For more information, visit www.yvonne-brown.com.
Follow her on Twitter: @AuthorYvonneB
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