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  • We hear from five Southwest Florida poets who will share their work next week at PoetryFest 2022 at the Sanibel Public Library during National Poetry Month. Ahead of the evening, poets Dorothy Howe Brooks, Dan England, Chris Godwin, Joe Pacheco and John Robilotta recite some of their original poems and share their insights on the art of writing poetry.
  • Life has changed for all of us in some ways over the past two years as the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the world. Explore what these times have been like for writers, who generally do their work at home, or in a sort of isolation.
  • Life has changed for all of us in some ways over the past two years as the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the world. Explore what these times have been like for writers, who generally do their work at home, or in a sort of isolation.
  • Sanibel Island Poet Joe Pacheco recites selected works from his extensive body of poetry. Legendary classical and jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist David Amram also joins for a poetry/jazz collaborative performance.
  • The walls outside of Historic McCollum Hall in Fort Myers are getting a new look.
  • We highlight the fall arts offerings from the Southwest Florida-based arts non-profit Love Your Rebellion amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The organization’s mission is to empower marginalized groups through the arts, and even in the absence of live music, spoken word and other in-person performance events, Love Your Rebellion is still finding many socially-distant ways to encourage the arts community including a poetry writing workshop in collaboration with the Alliance for the Arts, the “Murals on Tour” traveling art installation project in collaboration with Artsemble Underground, and multiple ways artists can contribute to the upcoming fall issue of Love Your Rebellion’s zine titled, “Technical Difficulties.”
  • We continue highlighting ways Southwest Florida’s performing arts community is adapting to the challenges of the ongoing pandemic. We’ll hear from the founder manager of Poetz Realm Florida, LLC, Ernel Grant, whose open mic Monday virtual showcase events have gone virtual. The next event takes place Monday, Aug. 31 at 8:00 p.m. We’ll also meet Southwest Florida based rap, hip-hop and R&B artist Andre Hustle.
  • Just before impacts of the coronavirus began to impact Florida, Fort Myers-based author, poet, editor and stonemason Sara Comito published her debut collection of poetry “Bury Me in the Sky.”Comito’s work on this collection began long before any looming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic began, but as author and poet David Morgan O’Connor wrote in his review of the poetry collection, “Each verse swivels towards hope, which is no easy feat in our current situation.”We’ll talk with Comito about her craft and hear a selection of poems from the new collection.
  • Our annual solar calendar is based on Earth’s revolution around the Sun, which takes 365 days to complete. Actually, a full revolution takes 365 days and…
  • As Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put man on the moon, we listen back to Sanibel poet Joe Pacheco’s remembrance of the…