Friday, March 15, 2024

visions

Pic: I prepped copies of poems to hand out at the Gaza panel on Monday. 

I felt so rich in poetry after I collated this collection to pass on to the organizers. 

I had visions of myself just standing in the hallway shoving poetry under classroom doors, putting them on bulletin boards,  and throwing fistfuls of paper into the air so it would rain poetry... like Regina George distributing copies from the "Burn Book" in Mean Girls, but more meaningful.

I hope I do a good job at the event on Monday. And I'm excited for Mosab Abu Toha's event on Tuesday--to which I have online tickets.

5 comments:

Nance said...

When I advised our school's literary magazine, we often printed a few poems as teasers for each edition. We'd run off copies and post them all over the school, in hallways, bathroom stalls, classroom doors, bulletin boards, on lockers, etc. Like guerilla marketing. The staff and I felt so energized, just like you described.

I hope your event goes well; I'm sure you'll do a terrific job.

Gillian said...

Nice.

StephLove said...

Good luck. I hope it goes well. I know it means a lot to you.

maya said...

Nance--I love it... "Guerilla Marketing!" Thank you.

Gillian--Thanks!

Steph--Thank you! Fingers crossed!

Sarah said...

rich in poetry! love this

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