Preserving our humanity in our fast-paced world of bits, bytes and killer “apps” is one of the themes that Azure Antoinette embraces in her work as a poet, photographer and youth literacy advocate. She explores this topic and shares some of her poetry @ IF.
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Azure Antoinette is a poet/spoken word artist, freelance photographer and youth literacy advocate. At IF Antoinette will discuss the importance of cultivating and maintaining our humanity in our increasingly fast-paced, tech dominated world. A published author, her first book, Bittersweet, was released in May 2009. Her sophomore collection of poetry is due in stores in 2011. It is titled for the sake of BREVITY.
Writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through its meaning, sound, and rhythm. It may be distinguished from prose by its compression, frequent use of conventions of metre and rhyme, use of the line as a formal unit, heightened vocabulary, and freedom of syntax. Its emotional content is expressed through a variety of techniques, from direct description to symbolism, including the use of metaphor and simile. See alsoprose poem; prosody.