Monday, April 8, 2013

GET YOUR POETRY ON: IT'S NATIONAL POETRY MONTH AND ZACHARY PACE HAS A POEM JUST FOR YOU!

Begun in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month's goal is to "widen the attention of individuals and the media--to the art of poetry." We here at Big Shoe Diaries are huge fans of poetry (as well as the word "floetry") and since we also believe the AAP's mission, we're making the month of April "Big Shoe Diaries' Poetry Month."  Not to be outdone by a nationally recognized organization committed to promoting the art of poetry, we'll be featuring young poets, old poets, clothed poets, naked poets, gay poets and strai-hahahahaha, unique poetry forms, porn haiku contests and something we're certain the AAP doesn't have. . . Porn Stars reading poetry, and maybe even some porn star poetry!

Because it's true: in a market driven society we should all pay more attention to poetry and let it (and other things) widen us as much as possible.  Poetry, as much as sex, reminds us of our  humanity through the play of words and emotions.  And so let's play and feel and stuff. . .

Our first post in the month-long celebration features the brilliant young poet, Zachary Pace.  Also a "friend of Colby's," Zach's unique form of video poetry was featured last year on Huffington Post. He's been published in the Awl and received an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence.  Knowing of Colby's Get In Bed With Colby Keller sex advice videos at the ubiquitous gay website, Manhunt.net, Zach caught up with us and offered to debut his newest poem, "Manhunt" here to kick of National Poetry Month.  So, like, this is an original poem, people. And it's good (and after deeming myself an expert on consuming video poetry, it's best to turn the volume up and go full screen).


MANHUNT
Zachary Pace



Also, by Zachary. . .

LUNACY
Zachary Pace



And this final poem from Robert Burns, as read by Colby Keller on Robert Burns Day last year, to give you a sense of what else we have in store.

NINE INCH WILL PLEASE A LADY
Robert Burns
(read by Colby Keller)

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