Visual Poetry can be Found Poetry with artwork or word art. Here are some examples:
Poetry Found on the spines of books at 2nd Look Books in Spokane, Washington.
Starting June 18 as Poet-in-Residence at 2nd Look Books near the South Hill Trader Joes. Come in and see me. We can talk about poetry, found poems, the brain on poetry and so much more. Below is the calendar of when I will be there writing poetry.
Announcing a new poet-in-residence program at 2nd Look Books.
Come in a talk to Kimberly Burnham about poetry in general, your poetry and found poetry. She will be writing poetry at 2nd Look Books all summer and into the fall. You can also talk to her about the poem she recently read for Spokane City Council as part of Poetry at the Podium, a Spokane Arts program.
Published in over 100 books, Kimberly Burnham is a writer, poet, and complementary medicine practitioner. She authored Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program for people interested in improving their brain clarity, creativity and muscle movements. Her current project focuses on color words, the brain and vision health designed to assist people in seeing better. Kimberly's Ph.D. (Integrative Medicine) considered manual therapy techniques and health coaching for people with Parkinson's disease. She is an avid gardener and environmentalist, who bicycled 3000 miles across the U.S. in 2013.
To have Kimberly Burnham create a collection of found poems from your book contact her at https://www.nervewhisperer.solutions/ or email her at NerveWhisperer@gmail.com
Or come in and see her at 2nd Look Books
Published in over 100 books, Kimberly Burnham is a writer, poet, and complementary medicine practitioner. She authored Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program for people interested in improving their brain clarity, creativity and muscle movements. Her current project focuses on color words, the brain and vision health designed to assist people in seeing better. Kimberly's Ph.D. (Integrative Medicine) considered manual therapy techniques (Integrative Manual Therapy, Matrix Energetics, Acupressure, Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial release, Unwinding) and brain health coaching for people with Parkinson's disease. She is an avid gardener and environmentalist, who bicycled 3000 miles across the U.S. with Hazon (US Jewish Environmental group) in 2013. Contact Kimberly at https://www.nervewhisperer.solutions/ or email her at NerveWhisperer@gmail.com for a brain health coaching session.
She helps people with brain, spinal cord and vision issues including Parkinson's disease, Huntington's ataxia, diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, chronic back pain, autism, down syndrome, seizure disorders, macular degeneration, keratoconus, and night vision issues.
Kimberly Burnham co-owns a small self-publishing house - Creating Calm Network Publishing Group and helps authors, writers, and poets with publishing memoirs, novels, fition, non-fiction essays, family cookbooks and more.
An award winning poet, Kim writes monthly for The Year of the Poet book and Inner Child Press. Kim recently read her peace poem for Spokane City Council as part of the Spokane Arts Poetry at the podium. She is a poet in residence for 2nd look books, a Spokane bookstore on the South Hill.
The Shining Woman from "A Feminist Poet on Found Poetry in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter"
I can do this with your Nonfiction book, Fiction, Cookbook, Children's book, Dictionary, etc. if you want ..... Found Poetry Project with Kimberly Burnham
e Shining Woman pg 75
The woman smiling into adventure
the walls broken
brilliancy grown durable
began to dance and require sunshine
- Originally published in A Feminist Poet on Found Poetry in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by Kimberly Burnham
About the Kimberly Burnham
Published in over 100 books, Kimberly Burnham is a writer, poet, and complementary medicine practitioner. She authored Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program for people interested in improving their brain clarity, creativity and muscle movements. Kimberly has contributed poetry to 60 plus book including the Inner Child Press' popular monthly volume of The Year of the Poet. Her current project focuses on color words, the brain and vision health designed to assist people in seeing better. Kimberly's Ph.D. (Integrative Medicine) considered manual therapy techniques and health coaching for people with Parkinson's disease. She is an avid gardener and environmentalist, who bicycled 3000 miles across the U.S. in 2013.
To have Kimberly Burnham create a found poems book from your book contact her at https://www.nervewhisperer.solutions/ or email her at NerveWhisperer@gmail.com
This collection of poems was gathered from within the pages of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Clydesdale Press 2016 paperback). The page numbers in the title of each poem refers to the page in the book.
Found poems are original poems created from words found on the pages of books, novels, dictionaries, magazines, scholarly journal articles, or advertisements in the local newspaper.
The found poem can be written out in the same order that the words were found on the page or the poet may rearrange the words found on a particular page. The poet may create visual poetry by circling the words on the page and then drawing something in color or black and white that obscures the rest of the words leaving only the found words of the poem readable.
Another way to look at found poems is as a kind of graffiti, where the poet takes the original words out of context, sprays them into a new context by coloring out all the rest of the words on the page. And like graffiti, some authors love how the words and color change their original book or building and others feel it is a sacrilege that a poet or an artist used their work as a backdrop for creating something new.
am pleased to announce one of my poems is featured in the Human/Kind Journal Issue 1.3 https://www.humankindjournal.org
Kimberly Burnham's Contributor's page
Adam T. Bogar
Terri L. French
David J Kelly
John C. Mannone
This is a poem from the same series as the one accepted:
Empathy Haiku, a Found Poem
strengths and weaknesses
sharing internal states, brain,
From the Nature Neuroscience Abstract: "The last decade has witnessed enormous growth in the neuroscience of empathy. Here, we survey research in this domain with an eye toward evaluating its strengths and weaknesses. First, we take stock of the notable progress made by early research in characterizing the neural systems supporting two empathic sub-processes: sharing others' internal states and explicitly considering those states. Second, we describe methodological and conceptual pitfalls into which this work has sometimes fallen, which can limit its validity. These include the use of relatively artificial stimuli that differ qualitatively from the social cues people typically encounter and a lack of focus on the relationship between brain activity and social behavior. Finally, we describe current research trends that are overcoming these pitfalls through simple but important adjustments in focus, and the future promise of empathy research if these trends continue and expand. - Zaki, J. and K. N. Ochsner (2012). "The neuroscience of empathy: progress, pitfalls and promise." Nat Neurosci 15(5): 675-680.
#haiku #haibun #tanka #cherita #art #photography #senryu #haiga #shahai
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The Poets Involved in This Project
Akane, Mike Andrelczyk, Stacey Balkun, Dainy Bernstein, Jan Benson, Adam T. Bogar, Dave Bonta, Stephen Briseño, Morwen Brosschot, Kimberly Burnham, Sondra J. Byrnes, Erin Castaldi, Norman Darlington, Chris Dominiczak, Jacob Fowler, Terri L. French, Joshua Gage, Mary Ellen Gambutti, Mark Gilbert, John Hawkhead, Tia Haynes, David He, Kyle Hemmings, Peter Jastermsky, David J Kelly, Nicholas Klacsanzky,
J.I. Kleinberg, Deborah P Kolodji, Kat Lehmann, Eric A. Lohman, Antonietta Losito, Carole MacRury, John C. Mannone, Callie McCann-Eros, Marietta McGregor, Babs McGrory, Lori A Minor, Gautam Nadkarni, Kit Pancoast Nagamura, Ashish Narain, Réka Nyitrai, Laura Page, Marianne Paul, Madhuri Pillai, Valentina Ranaldi-Adams, Bryan Rickert, Alexis Rotella, Agnes Eva Savich, Rich Schilling, Olivier Schopfer, Tiffany Shaw-Diaz, Sheila Sondik, Debbie Strange, Alan Summers, Rachel Sutcliffe, Hansha Teki, Julie Warther, Bill Waters, Lucy Whitehead, Matthew Yates
Using Light To Paint Poems Into Being
Light is a word and a symbol, a way of seeing and describing the world. Poems can incorporate the words for light and colors as if the pen is a paint brush creating an image that the readers modify for themselves, upon reading the words: light, dark, red, blue, shadow and sunlight. Light poems can describe what happens in the light and the darkness and the shadows, as well as illuminating a particular scene important to the poet. Light poems can be about physics and energy, the way the universe works and the sun shines and what the poet sees. Visual poetry can be a marriage of words and art each brightening the other. Visual poetry may also create visualizations, influencing the brain and what we think about as we read. Light is a word, a metaphor, and a way of seeing the community and opportunities around us.
Except from The Year of The Poet February 2018
Kinzeraba, The Holy Treasure
Observe a kernel of light
in darkness learn
goodness discovered within evil
live until death
a role for human beings
in cosmic explosions
Growth in the world
two branches of olive
four sides of the universe
draped in pure shimmering silk
the book of life
first to last pages flutter full
Great blessings rise up
all colors streaming
from light and water
Switching on at work
darkest day just beginning
Paws & Hooves
Together paws and hooves
the frozen landscape
wearing a path
where they sprint
like a pack of wild ones
Two sleep inside
slumbering on the carpet
near the bed
Two rest outside
laying snuggly together
in a small barn
Meeting in the daylight to dash
and dart paws and hooves
Home of the Daily Peace Challenge. Learn about world peace - one word and one language at a time. (c) Kimberly Burnham, 2022
The Meaning of Peace in 10,000 Languages
Looking for grant money to complete this peace project
Kimberly Burnham, PhD (Integrative Medicine)
860-221-8510 phone and what's app. Skype: Kimberly Burnham (Spokane, Washington)
Author of Awakenings, Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health and P as in Peace, Paix and Perdamiam: an Inner Peace Journal To Stimulate The Brain
Kimberly Burnham, The Nerve Whisperer, Brain Health Expert, Professional Health Coach for people with Alzheimer's disease, Memory Issues, Parkinson's disease, Chronic Pain, Huntington's Ataxia, Multiple Sclerosis, Keratoconus, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Neuropathy, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Brain Health Coaching ... Contact Kimberly Burnham in Spokane Washington (860) 221-8510 NerveWhisperer@gmail.com.
Chat with Kimberly about Parkinson's, Poetry or other Brain related issues.
Not Taking Advantage of Your Amazon Author's page?
Kimberly Burnham helps authors get their books out into the world more broadly by improving their free Amazon Author's page and book pages, posting a book review on her blog and on her LinkedIn Pulse blog (over 12,000 followers) Promotion packages start at $50. Contact her at NerveWhisperer@gmail.com. See her Amazon Author's Page.
See her list of publications including her latest book of brain health meditations, Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program.
Designed to enhance memory, creativity, and inner peace, Awakenings: Peace,Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program is available free of charge as a Kindle eBook on February 14-15, 2019. [Click Here].
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I am looking for guest blog opportunities and a position as poet-in-residence. My current project is writing dictionary poems using words in different languages for the English word "peace." You can read some of my poems on Poemhunter .
As poet-in-residence I would write poems on different words in different languages and broadcast them throughout the social media blogosphere. Each poem would link back to your site where the word or language appeared.
I would expect some sort of stipend and a six month to one year placement. Please contact me for details if your organization is interested in having a poet-in-residence to help get your message out. Nervewhisperer@gmial.com
Buy the print or eBook, review Awakenings then contact Kimberly for a free 20 minute brain health consultation. Email or Phone
(Regular rates $120 per hour or 10 sessions for $650.)