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Poems in Performance: A Cure for Poemphobia

Image of speaker in front of audienceIn the past fifty years, a magical loosening of “poetry” has opened doors for reluctant readers, and the performance of poems in “poetry slams” has attracted new audiences. The assumption of sing-song or anticipation of hidden metaphors no longer applies.

In this informal talk, slam poet Geof Hewitt will offer poems that defy stereotype, and discuss strategies for finding more.

Additional Costs: mileage.

Available in correctional facilities.

About the presenter

Image of Geof Hewitt Geof Hewitt - Geof is the author of four books of poems and three books for teachers, and is Vermont’s reigning poetry slam champion. See full biography.

Booking a talk

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