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@taraskurtu
This unprecedented time of social distancing is a very lonely one. We need each other. People often turn to poetry in tough times, so I’m starting Poetry Circle—a growing thread of people reading their poems and their favorite poems. Here’s my introduction (1st poem will follow):
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@taraskurtu Mar 15
Replying to @TaraSkurtu
To kick off International Poetry Circle, here’s “Morning Love Poem”:
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@taraskurtu Mar 15
Replying to @TaraSkurtu
Please add videos of you reading your poems or your favorite poems by other poets. And if the poets you read are on here, please tag them. Here’s to poetry!
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@taraskurtu Mar 15
Replying to @TaraSkurtu
And here’s a picture of the poem I read in my video:
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@taraskurtu Mar 15
Replying to @TaraSkurtu
And if you feel uncomfortable recording yourself but want to share a poem you love, you can share a photo, link, etc.
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@taraskurtu Mar 15
Replying to @TaraSkurtu
✨🖋Dear poets, please add videos of yourselves reading poems to this thread if you feel comfortable. Here’s to poetry helping us get through difficult times. 🖋✨ And feel free to tag anyone you think might like to watch these videos or add their own.
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@taraskurtu Mar 15
Replying to @LloydSchwartz
Welcome to , a thread of people reading poems to help us feel more connected during this time of quarantine and social distancing. Here’s “A True Poem” by , from his collection Cairo Traffic. 💙
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@taraskurtu Mar 17
Replying to @TaraSkurtu
For all of you who are planning on adding an video, here's an app that allows you to add captions! If you don't have access to an app like this, please continue adding photos/links, when possible, of the poems in your videos.
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@taraskurtu Mar 17
Replying to @blackboughpoems
Hi ! I hope you all are safe and well. asked me to read my 3 tiny poems in issue 4. Here they are! (Photos of text to follow.)
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@taraskurtu Mar 17
Replying to @blackboughpoems
Here are the three poems I read in my previous video. They’re all from issue 4 of . Thanks so much for requesting that I read them! ❤️
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@taraskurtu Mar 17
Replying to @Ani_Gjika
Welcome to , a thread of people reading poems to help us feel more connected during this time of quarantine and social distancing. Here’s “Home” by , from her collection Bread on Running Waters. 💙
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@taraskurtu Mar 17
Replying to @Ani_Gjika
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@taraskurtu Mar 18
Replying to @megpillow
Welcome to , a thread of people reading poems to help us feel more connected during this time of quarantine & social distancing. Next: “Three Days After” by ! 💙 Meg’s account is currently blocked for no reason, so I’m sharing her video.
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@taraskurtu Mar 18
Replying to @megpillow
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@taraskurtu Mar 18
Replying to @LloydSchwartz
Welcome to , a thread of people reading poems to help us feel more connected during this time of quarantine & social distancing. Next: My 1st poetry teacher & one of my dearest friends, , reads us Elizabeth Bishop’s “Breakfast Song” 💙
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@taraskurtu Mar 18
Replying to @TaraSkurtu
(This was Lloyd‘s first attempt at recording himself on his phone—what an amazing job, and such a special reading of this poem.)
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@taraskurtu Mar 18
Replying to @LloydSchwartz
Here’s Elizabeth Bishop’s “Breakfast Song,” which read in his video.
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@taraskurtu Mar 19
Replying to @TaraSkurtu
Hi ! I’m back to read you all a short poem by Gail Mazur called “Philip Guston,” from her collection Forbidden City. ❤️
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@taraskurtu Mar 19
Replying to @TaraSkurtu
Here’s the poem “Philip Guston” by Gail Mazur.
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@taraskurtu Mar 19
Replying to @TaraSkurtu
If you’re feeling a little claustrophobic inside right now, here’s a poem that might help you feel a little bit better: Rita Dove’s “Geometry” 💙
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@taraskurtu Mar 19
Replying to @TaraSkurtu
Here’s the poem “Geometry” by Rita Dove 💙
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@taraskurtu Mar 21
Replying to @goncaozmen
And for , a special treat: I & my dear brilliant friend, Turkish poet , give you a bilingual reading of her stunning poem “Memet” 💙 I read the translation here, Gonca reads the Turkish original in the following tweet.
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@taraskurtu Mar 21
Replying to @goncaozmen
And here’s reading her brilliant poem “Memet” in Turkish for this :
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@taraskurtu Mar 21
Replying to @manueliris65
For , a special treat: My dear friend, Mexican poet & Cincinnati Poet Laureate , & I give you a bilingual reading of his new poem “Quarantine,” about this time of pandemic. 💙 I read his translation, he reads the original Spanish. He wrote both.
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@taraskurtu Mar 21
Replying to @manueliris65
And here’s the wonderful , reading his powerful poem “Cuarentena” in Spanish for this . 💙
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@taraskurtu Mar 21
Replying to @manueliris65
Here’s Poet Laureate of Cincinnati ’s new poem “Cuarentena/Quarantine,” which he and I read for this .
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@taraskurtu Mar 21
Replying to @PlumePoetry
For , here’s “Oligophrenia” by Romanian Poet Angela Marinescu. You can find my translation in : I will also include photos of the English and Romanian below.
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@taraskurtu Mar 21
Replying to @PlumePoetry
Here’s “Oligophrenia” by Romanian Poet Angela Marinescu, published in .
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@taraskurtu Mar 22
Replying to @TaraSkurtu
I’m including instructions on how to add your video here, bc people are DMing tweets of readings, thinking I need to post in order for them to be accepted. & a reminder that nobody needs my permission, it’s open to everyone. ✨
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@taraskurtu Mar 22
Replying to @TaraSkurtu
Hey , Here’s an app that allows you to add captions on pre-recorded videos: MixCaptions
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@taraskurtu Mar 22
Replying to @matt_mitchell48
Thanks again so very much, ! ❤️
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