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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?