The Poetry of Everyday Life

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The Poetry of Everyday Life
Steve Zeitlin

The Dead Among My Phone Contacts

My phone is filling up with the dead.

My friend Michael died last week, barely two months after being diagnosed with cancer. To him, as to my other dead, I owe a debt of memory. Part of this debt is that it is utterly inconceivable for me ever to delete him from the contacts on my cell.

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The Poetry of Everyday Life
Steve Zeitlin

Folklore’s Four Sisters

We invite you to check out Steve’s new Poetry of Everyday Life blogpost, Folklore’s Four Sisters: Scholarship, Fieldwork, Activism and Artistry. In it he discusses – for those of you who have wondered – just exactly what a folklorist does, and explains this visualization.

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The Poetry of Everyday Life
Steve Zeitlin

I Am Not My Label!

How can the “Where I’m From” Poem Can Help Us Cross the Great Divide? City Lore’s Steve Zeitlin and Bowery Poetry’s Bob Holman take up this question and invite you to take a small step toward bringing this country together in their new blogpost, “I Am Not My Label!

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The Poetry of Everyday Life
Steve Zeitlin

The Giveback

Tim Hernandez, a poet and grandson of a migrant worker, has taken as his life’s work to research the families of all the migrant workers killed in the infamous 1948 plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon, memorialized in Woody Guthrie and Martin Hoffman’s song “Deportee” – “all they will call you will be deportees.” On air, he told the Parable of the Horse, a tale that has everything to do with kind of work that folklorists and collectors of stories aspire to, as well as the pitfalls we all too often fall into. If you work closely with communities other than your own, heed this tale.

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The Poetry of Everyday Life
Steve Zeitlin

Masked Angels

Stories from Nurses on the Front Lines by Samuel Lee Poetry of Everyday Life Blogpost #18 Intro “Being a folklorist is a bit like being

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Grassroots Poetry
Caitlin Van Dusen

THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER

Looking Back at the Corona Virus Ten Thousand Years from Now by Kewulay KamaraPoetry of Everyday LifeBlogpost #17 IntroYou don’t even know what you know till

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