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Expert can discuss National Poetry Month

by Hannah Lynn Robinson


In today’s swarm of political posturing, “fake news,” and language that is intentionally designed to be empty and meaningless, poetry is a critical tool, a fortress, a necessary retreat, says Lauren K. Alleyne, assistant director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and associate professor of English at James Madison University.

Alleyne is available to discuss the importance of National Poetry Month and the power and unity that can be found in the written word.

“Poetry asks us to turn down the noise, to look inward and explore our internal landscapes—the quiet places of the heart, the intellect, and the conscience. We are a world desperately in need of poetry.”

If you would like to interview Lauren K. Alleyne, please contact me. I would be happy to connect you.

Media contact: Hannah Robinson, 520-222-2808,

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Published: Monday, March 25, 2019

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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