Poetry http://wfae.org en Labriola’s http://wfae.org/post/labriola-s <p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;<br />Entering, through the medium<br />of <em>memoria</em>, achieves the parable<br /><br />of Proust: the aroma<br />of <em>Italianata</em>, opera of olfactory,<br /><br />blood–gnosis spinning me back<br />over these scored plank floors<br /><br />grouted with <em>appassionata</em><br />to Sundays after Mass fifty years ago,<br /><br />when Larimer Avenue was <em>Paradiso</em><br />and my parents held the hands<br /><br />of my sister and me as we processed<br />along Labriola’s aisles<br /><br />of <em>melanzano</em>, <em>romas,</em> Fiorella Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:58:19 +0000 Joseph Bathanti 49626 at http://wfae.org Labriola’s No Longer A Mystery, Wall Poems Group Opens Uptown Homebase http://wfae.org/post/no-longer-mystery-wall-poems-group-opens-uptown-homebase <p></p><p>If paint can bring energy to an old wall, can an art group bring new energy to a corporate building?</p><p></p><p>A new space uptown aims to do both. The story begins a year ago with a bit of a mystery.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:13:27 +0000 Briana Duggan 49459 at http://wfae.org No Longer A Mystery, Wall Poems Group Opens Uptown Homebase Maria Roselina http://wfae.org/post/maria-roselina <p>There is a moment Sunday,<br />an inexplicable instant of clarity<br />and purpose the dying often summon,<br />when my mother extends a hand through the mist,<br />lifts off her bed and makes for the kitchen.<br /><br />On a marble slab, she mixes egg and flour,<br />salt and water, rolls flat the shroud of dough,<br />snips it into <em>tagliatelle</em>,<br />and covers it with a sheet.<br /><br />Even the rain halts and the sun appears<br />to allow her passage into the garden<br />for Romas, parsley,<br />garlic and <em>basilico.</em><br /> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:23:33 +0000 Joseph Bathanti 49174 at http://wfae.org Maria Roselina Eggplant http://wfae.org/post/eggplant <p>So many times I've witnessed this<br />that familiarity is not the word<br /><br />to conjure my mother's taking up of the breast-<br />shaped purple blackness, her paring<br /><br />knife commencing from the areola,<br />strokes of peel stripping away into the sink<br /><br />until the corpuscular fruit is nude<br />and ready to be sliced. In the colander<br /><br />she tiers the rounds, salting each layer<br />to draw out the bitter water, and weights<br /><br />them down with a piece of heart-<br />shaped iron with which her tailor father pressed.<br /><br />They sit on the counter all day:<br />the eggplant with the heart pressing on them,<br /><br />the water in the pan beneath<br />turning red.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:59:26 +0000 Joseph Bathanti 48959 at http://wfae.org Eggplant Sensoria/School of Rock http://wfae.org/post/sensoriaschool-rock <strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Part One</strong></p><p>The <a href="http://sensoria.cpcc.edu/">Sensoria Festival </a>at Central Piedmont Community College began as the CPCC Literary Festival some 20 years ago, hosting literary giants and up and comers from around the world. This year, two of the major &nbsp;speakers for the festival include poets- one is North Carolina’s Poet Laureate who spends a lot of time working with veterans, and the other was the poet for President Obama’s 2013 Inauguration. We’ll meet them and hear how each use poetry to help bring attention to issues about which they feel strongly.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 WFAE 48499 at http://wfae.org Sensoria/School of Rock 'Sacrificial Poets' Put On A Good Show http://wfae.org/post/sacrificial-poets-put-good-show <p>The poetry on stage at UNC-Charlotte last weekend wasn’t like what you may have read aloud in high school English class. The Chapel-Hill based Sacrificial Poets delivered a show, only the content non-fiction. It came from deep inside themselves.</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://wfae.org/post/sacrificial-poets-teach-students-how-spit-poetry">Click here for Tasnim Shamma's story on the Sacrificial Poets</a>.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:20:01 +0000 Craig Elmore 39765 at http://wfae.org 'Sacrificial Poets' Put On A Good Show 'Sacrificial Poets' Teach Students How To Spit Poetry http://wfae.org/post/sacrificial-poets-teach-students-how-spit-poetry <p>Spoken word poetry is about dramatic storytelling. A Raleigh performance poetry group called Sacrificial Poets is performing at UNC Charlotte this weekend. They're in town for a three-day residency that involves teaching college students and visiting some local schools to teach them about the art of busting a rhyme.</p><p></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 03:12:44 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 39348 at http://wfae.org 'Sacrificial Poets' Teach Students How To Spit Poetry Dining with Monet http://wfae.org/post/dining-monet Gail Peck is currently writing a manuscript of poetry on the lives of artists Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. These recent poems were inspired by the cookbook <em>Monet’s Table</em>.<p><strong>Monet’s World<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></strong></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:58:41 +0000 Gail Peck 35651 at http://wfae.org Dining with Monet When A Poet Throws Rhymes, And A Right Hook http://wfae.org/post/when-poet-throws-rhymes-and-right-hook <p>Boxing requires physical strength to be sure, but a boxer’s words can also pack a punch.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Perhaps the best known </span>wordsmith<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is Muhammad Ali, who is known for his clever rhymes,<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxLokrATgIw" target="_blank"> like in 1974</a> when he said “I have wrestled with an alligator, I done </span>tussled<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with a whale, I done handcuffed lighting, thrown thunder in jail,". One local boxer also embraces poetry, &nbsp;</span>Spidey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> “The Boxing Poet” Williams.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:28:40 +0000 Briana Duggan 26248 at http://wfae.org When A Poet Throws Rhymes, And A Right Hook Russell Goings (Rebroadcast) http://wfae.org/post/russell-goings-rebroadcast-0 <P>After playing professional football, founding Essence Magazine and owning the first African-American Brokerage Firm with a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, Russell Goings became friends with artist Romare Bearden. That is what led Goings to his most recent line of work: writing poetry. His book of poetry, The Children of Children Keep Coming features Bearden's art work and chronicles the African-American journey. Russell Goings talks about that journey, art and poetry.</P> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 5020 at http://wfae.org Russell Goings (Rebroadcast)