July 17th, 2013
Apply for capital funds; hooray for film!; poetry for the head and the heart.
July 17th, 2013 under Arts and Culture
, Budget and Economic Development
Tags: arts capital projects
, cultural development
, Film Forum
, Jourdan Keith
, Judith Roche
, Office of Arts & Culture
, poetry curator
, Seattle's Capital Improvement Program
, state film and video office
, Washington Filmworks
, Words' Worth
April 15th, 2013
Among the events celebrating April’s National Poetry Month is National Poem in Your Pocket Day, this Thursday, April 18th, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.
January 11th, 2013
Words’ Worth is the Seattle City Council poetry program I began in 1998. I do believe it’s the only program of its kind in the nation, if not the world. Rather than selecting poets myself, I recruit a notable local literary artist or two to curate a number of poets who will read at the […]
January 11th, 2013 under Arts and Culture
, Words' Worth
April 9th, 2012
At my most recent Council committee meetng, I screened the Oscar winning film Undefeated, by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin. Set against the backdrop of a high school football season, it’s an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.
April 9th, 2012 under Arts and Culture
May 20th, 2005
The 2nd College Edition of the American Heritage Dictionary defines a laureate as one who receives highest honors. Poet Laureates are traditionally hand-picked by Governors, Mayors, or Kings. A Poet Populist, in contrast to being anointed by someone of authority, is made official by a popular vote of the people.
Seattle’s Poet Populist is expected to represent and promote the principals of populist poetic expression throughout our Seattle when performing during his or her one-year term. One original poem will be commissioned of the Poet Populist.
May 20th, 2005 under Arts and Culture
Tags: Poet Populist