InsideOut is Here

InsideOut: poems

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Thank you, International Arts Movement, for supporting this project.

If you would like to order a signed copy directly from me, the full cost including shipping will be $17.00. Just drop me a note at llbarkat[at]yahoo[dot]com. Or you can put it on a wish list or purchase it at Amazon Retail.


A Poem or Two for You

One of my encouraging blog friends, Glynn Young, partner in Tweetspeak Poetry, asked me to make an InsideOut badge.

I thought about it for a while. Why not? So I'm sharing a poem (or two), if you'd like. Simply copy the html code from the white box beneath the badge, and it's yours to place in any blog template...

insideout badge

InsideOut "prayer"

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InsideOut poems

People came, they looked, they pondered cover choices.

I listened. International Arts Movement listened. It was not an easy decision.

And here is the cover that came into being. Perhaps we will still make some minor changes. Perhaps not.

The hope is to have the collection available by mid-December. We shall see. In any case, we thank you for your enthusiasm and generous sharing of your thoughts.

About International Arts Movement

Grace Revisited

International Arts Movement is a non-profit arts organization that gathers artists and creative catalysts to wrestle with the deep questions of art, faith and humanity. Through lectures, performances, exhibitions, screenings, projects and workshops, IAM equips artists of all disciplines to generate good, true and beautiful cultural artifacts: sign-posts pointing toward the “world that ought to be.”

I could think of no better organization to partner with in bringing this poetry collection to light.

You can find out more about International Arts Movement here.

Grace Revisited art by Makoto Fujimura. Used with permission.

IAM Encounter 2010 conference

IAM Encounter Conference

ENCOUNTER 10 is International Arts Movement’s annual gathering of artists and creative catalysts to wrestle with the deep questions of art, faith and humanity, to inspire the creative community to engage with the culture that is, and to create the world that ought to be.

Where: The Great Hall and Cooper Union in New York City’s Greenwich Village

When: March 4-6, 2010

Who: Artists, thinkers, patrons, singers, dancers, pastors, skeptics, musicians, business leaders, lawyers, students, professionals, novices, creative catalysts… humanity.

What: One brisk weekend in New York City to gather and wrestle with the deep questions that face culture; to be inspired by performances, lectures, and workshops; to engage, break down barriers and make connections; to discover new opportunities to create; to be challenged; to be affirmed; to ENCOUNTER.

Why: A world that ought to be is in our midst; a world filled with truth, goodness and beauty; a world inhabited by diverse and vibrant cultures from which, like deep rooted springs that converge into a river bringing life everywhere it flows, emanate hope, peace, love and call all people to truly be human.

How Much: Regular Price – $219 | Student Price – $119

Group Discount: Organized groups of 5 or more are eligible to receive $20 off the appropriate registration price.

Check out the 2010 Conference, IAM Encounter.