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Grocery Shopping and College teaching...in the name of poetic verses

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Howard Nelson is a poet and writer who has the ability to weave magic, wit, and meaningful purpose into ordinary experiences.  Always an audience pleaser, Howard captivates, and his words succinctly capture the flavor, ambiance, and intrigue of Life.  Quite often, through his imagery and style, he propels the listener to dream bigger and find meaningful treasures buried in the mundaneness of our day to day existence.     

An accomplished published poet since the Eighties, his recent work includes All the Earthly Lovers: Selected &; New Poems published in 2014.   Mr. Nelson’s poem “The Moon” was published in the 20th anniversary issue of Northern Woodlands magazine, and he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for “Best of Small Press Publications for 2014.”  He also writes criticism and essays.  He is a member of the Thoreau Society, and his recent pieces on Thoreau have appeared in "The Thoreau Society Bulletin."  A retired college professor, Mr. Nelson resides i…

Catherine Poku kicked it...Theater Mack....Video #5!!!

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"Catherine wowed the crowd with her poetry and creative non-fiction.  Her delivery was full of emotion, swagger, and intellectual curiosity as she enabled the audience to gravitate towards her and become captives influenced by her words, thoughts and subtle physical movements that portrayed the characteristics that her words were conveying."

Re-live or experience that moment for the first time.  Watch her video.... right here, right now!  



https://youtu.be/sppG4p_WSWY
Mz. Poku's fiction work is featured in aaduna's 5th anniversary/spring 2015 issue.Click here 


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Makes your heart go thump, thump and your feet tap incessantly....Medicine Man

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You know the feeling...being riveted by the thump of the bass and that "blue note" that gets your feet to involuntary tap, tap the floor...and then your fingers and thumb start to drum the table....your body eventually gives up and succumbs... you enjoy the movement and do not want the feeling to stop.



Welcome to the world of this jazz poet...his world.  Raymond Nat Turner!

Enjoy video clip #4, "Medicine Man," performed by aaduna featured guest poet and spoken word artist, Raymond Nat Turner at aaduna's annual spring fundraiser, "In the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance...Revisited 2015"  held at Theater Mack,     Auburn, NY on May 28, 2015.  

The event was supported by Poets & Writers and the New York State Council on the Arts. 





https://youtu.be/luaob58zq8s

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Raymond Nat Turner, NYC poet, is the artistic director of the stalwart JazzPoetry Ensemble, UpSurge! He is the executive producer on UpSurge!’s two critically acclaimed CDs, “Chromatology,”…