This blog will be a place to post poetry written by people living with Alzheimer's disease. We will focus on poetry that is created as part of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. We will post information and news about dementia. We hope this blog is of use to the family members who have a loved one with dementia.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

APP on PBS NewsHour

We were thrilled to be the first segment of PBS NewsHour's and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey new series "Where Poetry Lives."

Correspondant Jeffrey Brown writes, "Welcome to the first in a new series of reports we're doing with U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. We dreamed this up together, with the help of Rob Casper at the Library of Congress and Stephen Young at the Poetry Foundation, as a way to go into the world and look for poetry -- where and how it lives in sometimes unexpected places and ways. The idea is to follow where the poetry leads us into various corners of American life and, along the way, explore often difficult issues and problems in our society. Our first story involves the Alzheimer's Poetry Project."
Here is a link to Where Poetry Lives: Sharing Moments and Verse When Memory Fades by Jeffrey Brown

We started the day with the young knowledge seekers at ACE Preschool here is a video of us reciting -- and acting out -- William Jay Smith's poem Laughing Time.

A post of the full story, which aired on PBS Newhour on Thursday, September 12th, is coming soon.