I went to a live Burlesque show for the first time in the early 2000’s.
I remember the energy of the small and dimly lit Slipper Room located in the Lower East Side of NYC– the longest-running burlesque venue in the city. There was electricity in the air, sexuality, and a
“Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.” Audre Lorde
If poetry is a tool that has the power to transform lives, then no quote
Throughout this week, we are celebrating World Poetry Day here at Motivate.me and trying to catch up with as many of the different people that we work with who are involved in poetry. One of those people is Luke Durnell, who is joining us today to talk about all things
"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem."- David Carradine
As we continue to celebrate World Poetry Day (21st March),we revisit an up close and candid conversation with Mark Eustice, an accomplished poet and an instrumental figure in the creation of what was to become Motiv8.me and the first author to be published by us. Mark sadly passed away on
Children screaming happy screams,
my sons enjoy the sun outside.
cuts through blinds - blind to what's
happening in the world.
The sourdough starter slowly rises with the sun,
but the real work is not yet done -
it's yet to become our daily bread -
that's when the magic truly happens.
For now, I sit
In celebration of World Poetry Day 2021, J.Allan Longshadow speaks to poet and spoken word performer Lara Edwards to discover how her love of poetry has helped her overcome anxiety, conquer fear and open up incredible new opportunities.
J.Allan Longshadow: Lara, thank you for joining me, It’s a real privilege to
Creativity is, without doubt, an incredible thing. It has the power to transform our own lives, as well as that of others. And most incredibly, perhaps, it is a gift every single one of us has and does not have to cost a thing to practise. There are many benefits
Mark making is something that we adopt at a very early age. As we get older, mark making develops into writing and drawing. As young children, we enjoy the having absolute liberty in our creative expression. Then formal education comes into the equation, and slowly but surely this sense of