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COMPLEMENTARY POEM JUNE 2021

My story begins very simply: I could speak and I was happy.

Or: I could speak, thus I was happy.

Or: I was happy, thus speaking.

I was like a bright light passing through a dark room.

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FAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT

Martina Novak feat. Louise Glück

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MAY 2021

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Louise Glück photographed early in her career.

In this live recording of the radio show "Dam Daily” aired on the city radio "Broadcast Amsterdam" in May 2021 Martina Novak the author of the SEEDS reads Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman” live in the show and speaks with the journalist Sarah Tekath and the producer Cathy Leung about poetry, life and the SEEDS.

live poetry reading + chat about poetry & life

recorded live at the radio Broadcast Amsterdam on May 12th 2021

Poetry: Maya Angelou

Featured #igpoet: @words_about_everything

Music: Franz von Chossy Trio, A. Gianessi; Morcheeba; D. Rundek; C. Evora, S. Bajramovic

Guest speaker: Martina Novak

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"A Life", @words_about_everything. First published in 2020 on #IG. Here © 2020 by MN.

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"August" / Blue IV, @words_about_everything. First published in 2020 on #IG. Here © 2020 by MN.

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"Phenomenal Woman", Maya Angelou.

First published in 1978 in USA by Maya Angelou.

Here read live © 1986 by Virago Press, Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise, p.8ff.

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LOUISE GLÜCK

 

is the recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. Her many poetry awards include the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Bollingen Prize for Poetry, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at the Yale University.

 

Faithful and Virtuous Night was published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2014 and it won the 2014 American National Book Award in Poetry.

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