{posting our january poetry plan}

I love this statement from Audre Lorde’s poem of the same title – poetry is not a luxury, but a necessity to remind of us thoughts and feelings and ways of seeing. This ‘ways of seeing’ is going to be a recurring theme for me this year, as the Poetry Sisters celebrate our unique and varied visions and our ability to all look at one thing and come away with seven different ideas about it. Viva la difference!

Welcome to another Poetry Friday Poetry Peeps Adventure!

Poetry Peeps! You’re invited to our challenge for the month of January! Here’s the scoop: We’re writing ekphastic poetry on… piñatas. No, really. Those hollow-hearted paper beasts we love to beat might not be something you think are poem-worthy – usually – but you’ve NEVER seen piñatas like these. Featured on PBS’s fabulous Craft In America series, we’re celebrating the humble piñata as elevated by Robert Benavidez. Check out his work. Are you game? Good! Whichever of his creative creatures and absolutely out-there works of art that you choose, you have a month to craft your creation and share it on January 26 in a post and/or on social media with the tag #PoetryPals.

HAPPY 2024!

May you offer art without apology as you celebrate YOUR way of seeing.

2 Replies to “{posting our january poetry plan}”

  1. Tanita, as always I am intrigued by the Poetry Sisters’ challenge. Adding the paper artwork provides the spark to see the image from different angles. Michelle says you have a new book and it sounds quite interesting for pre-teens. Thanks for always inviting #PoetryPals to play along. (Love your graphic invitation above.)

  2. Love the ekphrastic challenge, intriguing artist, and Poetry Sister’s ‘ways of seeing’ perspective this year.

    Also, I’m looking forward to reading your new book, “The Science of Friendship,” you’ve caught me already in your description, and I love the cover too, all the best with it on its journey, thanks Tanita !

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