The Poets Vote -- Part 2

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10/10/2019 - 7:00pm
10/10/2019 - 9:30pm
President John F. Kennedy

Two Voter Registration Tables/Poetry/Education
Thursday, October 10, 7:00 P.M. No Cover
Hosted by Jim Moreno – Filmed by Rex Butters
An evening of poetry and education with two voter registration tables.

Poets: Sharon Elise, Rex Butters, Pilar R. Aranda, Joe Milosch, Lori Walkington, & Jim Moreno

Education: Stan Rodriguez: Kumeyaay Elder
Pilar R. Aranda:  Member of the ReEvolutionary Poets Brigade
Sharon Elise:  Member of the ReEvolutionary Poets Brigade

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses, for art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment.
John F. Kennedy at the dedication of the Robert Frost Library, October 26, 1963, Amherst College.

When I began to listen to poetry, it's when I began to listen to the stones, and I began to listen to what the clouds had to say, and I began to listen to others. And I think, most importantly for all of us, then you begin to learn to listen to the soul, the soul of yourself in here, which is also the soul of everyone else.
Joy Harjo, First Native American Poet Laureate of the United States