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Take 10 Live: Colorado Springs Hear Here poets want you to hear them

March 23, 2017 Updated: March 24, 2017 at 4:01 pm
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Get set to put your feet up on your desk and zone into something special, live on Take 10 during the noon hour on Friday on the Gazette Facebook page. Colorado Springs poets who are associated with Hear Here Poetry will share their craft with you.

One of the team members of the freshly named 2017 Slam Poetry team will be on Take 10. Drew Ziegler will show off his stuff.

We are also expecting UCCS sophomore Beza Woche. She is a two-time member of the youth poetry slam team.

Hear Here Poetry's, Cameron Eickmeyer gave me the rundown on this five year old nonprofit organization. Eickmeyer says the Pikes Peak region poetry community and supporters try to use their art form to give people a place where their voices can be heard.

Hear Here Poetry embraces poets of all generations and Eickmeyer believes that the poetry community is bigger than most in Colorado Springs believes as evident by the hundreds of poets who are loosely associated with the group because there is no official membership to join the organization. Eickmeyer summed up the poetry experience in a simple but yet dynamic way, "Of the arts, other than singing, I would classify poetry as the most accessible art form to any human. We recognize poetry in anything. It flows from us. Spoken word poetry endures the centuries, because it so natural."

Join me live for another Take 10 performance during the Friday noon hour exclusively on the Gazette Facebook page and rebroadcast on Gazette.com. Take 10 embraces the arts in southern Colorado. If you would like to be part of future live events to show what you can do, email me at eric.singer@gazette.com. We've had singers, musicians, playwrights and now our latest entertainment entree of Hear Here Poets.

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