Way Out Club-St. Louis, Missouri

ORGANIZER: Michael Castro

CONTACT: michael.castro@usa.net

100,000 Poets for Change @ The Way Out Club

Saturday, September 24 at 9:00pm – September 25 at 1:00am

The Way Out Club
2525 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104

The largest Poetry event in history, 100, 000 Poets for Change is a world-wide event (340 cities, 70 countries, 1 day) where poets will speak out for change in all its myriad forms, whether social, political, racial, economic, or environmental. The main event was created by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion and has blossomed into a network of interconnected shows around the globe. St. Louis will host two shows. The nighttime event, held at the beloved St. Louis venue The Way Out Club, is free and open to everyone 18 and up. 100, 000 Poets for Change will be televised and also recorded by Stanford University for placement in their LOCKSS System. Organized by Michael Castro and Jason Braun, the show at The Way Out Club will feature an array of incredible artists including Maria Guadalupe Massey, K. Curtis Lyle, Michael O’ Brian, Uncle Bill Green, Shirley LeFlore, Zeeshan Pathan, Mama Blue, Deborah Mashibini, Treasure Williams, John Samuel Tieman, Fatemah Keshavarz, Sean Arnold, Hari Sky Campbell, Erin Wiles, Michael Castro, Adrian Matejka, Shane Signorino, Pam Garvey, David Rawson, Jeffrey Skoblow, Jason Braun, and myself.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2011

for Michael Rothenberg & Terri Carrion

Poets blowing
in the winds of change
blowing truth to open ears
blowing truth in the face of fears
whispering wind
wailing wind
Poets blowing
round the world
blowing light
& blowing rain
renewing life
& easing pain
Poets blowing
scattering seeds
against despair
Poets blowing
the human spirit
Poets blowing
can you hear it?
Can you hear it
Can you hear it
sold out nations?
Change is blowing
because it must
Change is blowing
because it’s just
Poets blowing
In a worldwide choir.
Poets blowing
to inspire

Change is what
our planet needs
Poems are seeds
That lead to deeds.

-michael castro-

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