At Move Me Poetry, we are always amazed by the power of poetry to connect people from all walks of life, regardless of their backgrounds, experiences, or cultures. That's why we were so excited to host the World Poetry Day 2023 Blackout Poetry Kickabout - a global event that brought together poets from around the world to create incredible works of blackout poetry.
As our Movers know, we are passionate about promoting the art of poetry and supporting poets from every corner of this spinning ball we call home. We also believe that poetry is a powerful tool for self-expression, healing, and social change. By hosting events like the World Poetry Day 2023 Blackout Poetry Kickabout, we hope to inspire people to discover the beauty and power of poetry.
The Big Surprise (Wait for it!)
Blackout poetry is a unique form of expression that involves taking an existing text and blacking out certain words to create a new poem. This form of poetry is accessible to anyone, regardless of their experience with writing, and allows for endless possibilities for creativity and self-expression.
During the World Poetry Day Kickabout, our Movers were asked to choose any of their favourite Battle Poems from the last year, and use them as the foundation of their blackout poems. The result was an incredible collection of artistic expression that showcased the diversity and creativity of our global community of poets.
Now, we are thrilled to announce the release of our digital chapbook titled A World Of Movement: Blackout poetry by #Movers around the world — a celebration of the incredible creativity and passion of the poets who participated in the event. Featuring 86 stunning poems, it will take you on an unforgettable journey through the minds and hearts of our participants.
A Collaboration Of Poetic Brilliance
In addition to the 43 blackout poems featured, the chapbook also includes the original pieces that inspired them. This provides readers with a glimpse into the minds of the talented poets who participated in the event. It also gives you an insight into the creative process and allows you to see the incredible transformations that these poets made to the original texts.
We won’t be so bold as to promise that you will adore every piece – but one thing we can promise is that it's a fascinating and enlightening experience that we know you'll love! And as a token of our appreciation, all 38 Movers who participated in the Kickabout will be able to download a copy of A World Of Movement for free using the unique coupon codes we’ve sent to all of them.
We are immensely grateful to everyone who took part in this Kickabout, and we are proud to showcase their work in this chapbook. As a little sneak preview, here is the list of inspiring poets you’ll find in A World Of Movement:
· Betti Gefecht
· r miller
· Roy Biakpara
· Arliden the Bard
· Steph Thompson
· It’s Just Sean
· Darryl Lovie
· Charlie Bott
· Amy needs a pen name
· T.J. Hübner Writing
· Silver Was A Rose One Time
· Jamey Boelhower
· Enola Ton
· Tres K.
· David Middleham
· Jules Swift
· Kevin DeLaney
· Maryellen Brady
· Bobbie Isabel
· Debra Reay
· JD Greyson
· broken free
· James Moore
· Tvisha D. Kumar
· Lily Rose
· Marion Berndt
· Deana Rodriguez
· Introvert Awakenings
· Jenny Starr
Powerful Poetry In Your Pocket
The poems are a testament to the diversity of perspectives, cultures, and experiences that make up our global community. From Betty Gefecht's haunting piece to Roy Biakpara's powerful words, to Jenny Starr’s impactful take on an equally powerful piece of writing from our Medium publication, each poem is a unique gem that will leave you inspired and moved.
We are also pleased to offer A World Of Movement for a very small cost of $3 for anyone who didn't participate in the original Kickabout. This is a great opportunity to own a copy of this beautiful collection and to support our non-profit organization. We believe that poetry should be accessible to everyone, and that's why we've made this almost 100 page book of gorgeous poetry available at such an affordable price.
We hope that you will share this news with your friends and family, and encourage them to buy a copy for themselves (that was some shameless self-promotion we know – but apparently that’s how this fundraising thing works!). The fact that we also believe poetry is a powerful force that can unite people of all ages and backgrounds is just by the way!
Of course, if you're feeling particularly generous, we welcome any additional donations you may want to make to support our mission of spreading the love of poetry to people of all ages around the world. Every donation helps us continue to do the important work we do!
Join The Movement And Get Your Copy Today
As a non-profit organization, Move Me Poetry relies on the support of people like you to continue our mission of inspiring and empowering poets around the world. By purchasing this chapbook, you're not only gaining access to a unique collection of poetry, but also supporting the global community of poets who participated in the event.
To get your copy of Move Me Poetry's digital chapbook and support our mission, simply visit our online store and purchase it for just $3 (feel free to have a look at some of our other stunning merch as well – it’s absolutely worth it we swear!).
We hope that this chapbook will inspire you, encourage you to explore the power of poetry, and connect you with the incredible community of poets from around the world who participated in the World Poetry Day 2023 Blackout Poetry Kickabout. So whether you're a poetry lover or a newcomer to the world of verse, we invite you to join us in celebrating the creativity and passion of poets from around the world in a whole new way.
Thank you again to everyone who participated in our special Kickabout — your creativity and passion for poetry was truly remarkable and we were blown away by the incredible pieces you created. We look forward to seeing you all on the Battle Threads every week, and can’t wait until the next time we can share our love of poetry with you all again!