My goal:

To fight apathy with poetry, by really focusing on understanding, empathizing with, and imagining my way into the news I hear on the radio or read on the internet

My hope:

That other writers will want to do the same.  That we can engage in poetic conversation about local, national, and international stories.

My inspiration:

Rattle’s “Poetry is Back in the News” project.  Patricia Smith’s poem: “34.”  Brian Doyle’s poem: “Leap.”  Anastacia Tolbert’s poem: “What To Tell My Sons After Trayvon Martin, After Michael Brown, After Medgar Evers, After, After, After, After and Before…”.

To submit work:

Please send your news-inspired flash fiction/nonfiction or poetry (in the body of your e-mail) to thisweekinpoetry@gmail.com.  Write a sentence or two to introduce yourself.  Please include the headline you are responding to.  Be thoughtful.  Be original.  Be radically empathetic.

Rachael Button, November 2015

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  1. Rachael,

    ” This Week in Poetry”
    great niche poetry esp. for Twitter poets
    need account and short hashtag like #TWnP –
    “twip” seems to be Irish politics
    many twitter poets play or write for word of the day prompts
    search #poetry to get an idea
    I write for #artwiculate and #orjay prompts and others
    as well as news items and spiritual ideas

    enjoyed Liz Clift’ contrbution on bees very much.

    a Cyclone, hmm


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