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Poetry Power – The Art of the Spoken Word

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With the Annual Poetry Slam about to take place in Oakland, California, we are pleased to honor our guests, poets Drew Dellinger and Barbara Lyon. The National Poetry Slam (NPS) is the largest team performance poetry event in the world. Teams from all over North America, and a few from other places, will converge in Oakland, CA, August 10-15, 2015. Our guests talk about their journeys to becoming poets, the connection between poetry and social justice, and so much more. You’ll hear:

  • compelling life experiences that brought our guests to the world of poetry
  • the many ways poetic verse has the power to evoke profound responses
  • about the close relationship between poetry and spirituality
  • how to ignite and cultivate your inner muse
  • about techniques for capturing the mystical moment of poetic expression
  • our guests read selected poems from their own collections
Featured Guests
Drew Dellinger Drew Dellinger, Ph.D., ian internationally sought-after speaker, poet, writer, and teacher who has inspired minds and hearts around the world, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, and compassion. He is also a consultant, publisher, and founder of Planetize the Movement. His poetry collection, love letter to the milky way, has inspired readers on four continents. Drew has been called “a national treasure” by Joanna Macy and “a deep, courageous poet” by Alice Walker.
Barbara Lyon Barbara Lyon has been writing poetry for more than a quarter century. Born in Chicago and raised in New York, she moved to the San Francisco and raised five children with her husband of 63 years. She is the author of two poetry books: Memories & Mysteries and Odes and Ends: Selected Paintings, Poems, and Sketches. At 60, Barbara received her Masters in Human Values at the SF Theological Seminary. 510-797-8971
Recommended Resources


love letter to the milky way – Drew Dellinger

Memories & Mysteries – Barbara Lyon

Odes and Ends: Paintings, Poems and Sketches by Barbara P. Lyon – Barbara Lyon


Drew Dellinger

Poetry Slam, Inc. National Poetry Slam, Oakland, California August 10–15, 2015

National Poetry Slam in Oakland 2015 – More Info

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