Opportunity: Kenyan Poets Lounge

The Kenyan Poets Lounge started almost two years ago and its active nature and speedy growth has attracted many poets both from within and without the country. Late last year, the members thought of creating something tangible out of their strong on-line relationship and that marked the birth of an anthology titled: THE POWER OF WORDS.

The book project incorporates all poets from several poetry groups; Full-house, Poets Spot (All saints cathedral), Poetry Night (St. Andrews), the Kenyan Poets Lounge(University of Nairobi), the A.M.K.A. women’s forum among others. It aims at uniting Kenyan poets and campaigning towards re-embrace the reading culture and appreciation of poetry as well as using it as a tool to transform society.

Our main aim is to use the power of words to make a difference and empower our country in a positive way. We believe that poetry can speak for the voiceless, walk for the crippled and do much more than receiving moments of applaud in a restaurant. This only marks the beginning of a series of projects that will help us achieve this objective.

 

In case you are interested or know of a poet who would want to be part of this initiative, you can send three of your poems as soon as you can, preferably on the topics of; FREEDOM, LIFE ISSUES, SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE and LEADERSHIP, to thepoetryhub@gmail.com

 

We would be glad to get your feedback. Feel free to get back to us for any clarifications or queries. Otherwise, enjoy the rest of your week, won’t you?

Sincerely,

Ray Mwihaki.

+254722535035

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Author: Faith Oneya

Lover of the written and spoken word.

9 thoughts on “Opportunity: Kenyan Poets Lounge”

  1. This is a very worthy effort and deserves attention. Good luck!

    I don’t know if I have readers from Kenya at my blog, but I am going to reblog this and it will then automatically also come up on FaceBook.

    Look forward to more from you.

    Many blessings,
    Jamie Dedes

  2. Reblogged this on MUSING BY MOONLIGHT and commented:
    I don’t know how many poets who visit here are from Kenya, but if you are here is a rare and delightful opportunity for you to network with other poets and also the potential to have your work published. Just FYI – Poem on my friends.

  3. Thnx for the platform for one to explore his or her talent….for me anythng goes.as long as it is about art,thts my life.

  4. Thnx for the platform for one to explore his or her talent….for me anythng goes.as long as it is about art,thts my life.im lookn 4ward to working with yu guys…never gotten an opportunity to display my thoughts and be heard,bt ths is more than an opportunity.thankyu again.

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