100 Thousand Poets for Change, or 100TPC, is an international grassroots educational organization focusing on the arts, especially poetry, music, and the literary arts. It was founded in 2011 by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion, and focuses on a world-wide event each September.
The concept of “Change” in the name 100 Thousand Poets for Change refers to social change, but is otherwise broadly defined and dependent on the definitions of individual organizers or poets. 100TPC events do not necessarily share political or philosophical orientation. The 100TPC web site describes the “change” as having only to fall “within the guidelines of peace and sustainability. We sponsored a virtual event and chose to focus on Peace and Justice since the core value of The Bardo Group and Beguine Again is nonviolence. The following are links to contributions from our own Core Team and from our readers. We invite you to read, enjoy and ponder and certainly to feel free to leave comments in the comments sections.
THE MIGHTY PEN: Writers and Poets as Change Agents, Jamie Dedes
WRITERS’ FOURTH WEDNESDAY, Got Change?, Victoria C. Slotto
On the Ground of Battle, Jamie Dedes
The Eve of Distruction, Charles W. Martin
Entering the Sacred Space of Peacefulness, Terri Stewart
Politics, Treachery and … a Rose – Part 1, John Anstie
Politics, Treachery and … a Rose – Part 2, John Anstie
The Other Refugees, Corina Ravenscraft
A Mote Suspended in a Sunbeam, Carl Sagan
war’s cold night, Charles W. Martin
Under the Mango Sky, Jamie Dedes
Finding Joy in the Possibility of Change: The Harvest, Terri Stewart
Holding Still, Jenifer Cartland
Realization Arrival, Di Turner
100,000 Poets for Change, Let’s Face It, Priscilla Galasso
Inspired by Poets for Change: Monday Meanderings, Victoria C. Slotto
People of Continually Flowing Waters, Susan Chast
Warum?, Viv Blake
The next global event for 100,000 Poets for Change is 26 September 2015. Spread the word … Be the peace!