Updated: Jul 19
By Annie Newcomer:
Flapper Press Poetry Café continues to feature the work of poets from around the world.
Today, we feature the poems and projects of Hiram Larew.
We reached out to Hiram to ask him about his influences and inspirations.
AN: How and when did you come to Poetry?
HL: Poetry has been my favorite teacher. Why? Because of its power to change words into skies.
AN: What do you hope people will take away from your poems?
HL: I'm always looking for a poem with wings.
Below, Hiram shares some information on several of the projects he is involved with:
The Poetry X Hunger Initiative:
The Poetry X Hunger initiative is bringing poets from around the world to the anti-hunger cause. I've led a number of workshops, college classes, and the like in discussions about poetry that speaks back to hunger.
Voices of Woodlawn is a poetry homage to the mostly unknown enslaved people at historic Woodlawn Plantation in Virginia. I invited three African American poets to join me for a day at Woodlawn, and some of the resulting poems, combined with harmonica music, have been presented multiple times over the last several months.
Now completed, this project, as supported by a local arts and humanities council, fe