Poetry: A Superpower for Our Time

Presented by Ann-Chadwell Humphries.

Poetry puts thoughts into words into actions and has a unique ability to be converted into wealth, wealth amassed as confidence, influence, and quality of life. Though timeless, poetry has a distinct cultural relevance in 2021; new voices spring from everywhere—those of various races, genders, sexualities, religions, ethnicities—and appear everywhere—social media, presidential inaugurations, and even Super Bowls. Today more than ever, poetry is practical, portable, accessible, affordable, and necessary. In this presentation, Humphries will provide the audience strategies for keeping poetry close, extracting personal relevance from the poems one encounters, and discovering one’s voice through poetry.

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