So, after watching all of today's 9/11 anniversay specials on TV, I have been inspired to create a program centered around this tragic date. I have been scouring the internet for awhile, but I haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. I want to start out with a teaser-ish piece (maybe it's someone describing the events as they happen, or looking back on the moment they saw it happen). Then I want three more pieces: one about anger, paranoia, and despair. The point of my program is to present the emotions evoked by 9/11, so basically like a cause and effect kind of thing. Any suggestins or help is GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!
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i know a few
are you looking for general war poems? or just for this event? because i have plenty war poems that dont reference any certian war.
Perhaps (and I don't know how legit this is, because there are no official rules on what poetry is & where it can come from) you could take an excerpt from a book like Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" or "Women at Ground Zero" and use that as the teaser. Or, since at least where I compete, poetry doesn't have to be published, you could take any survivor account you can find.
There's one that's kinda cool I found online that doesn't necessarily fall under what you're looking for but might be interesting to take a look at:
"Who Am I" by Kimberly Dunne http://www.dtl.org/ethics/article/se...poems-9-11.htm
http://poetry.about.com/library/weekly/aa022002d.htm This one might fall under despair...
http://poetry.about.com/library/weekly/aa092501j.htm This one would provide a contrast to the darker emotions of anger, paranoia & despair. You may find it trite, but I think it's actually quite an important message.
Good luck! And thanks for doing something to commemorate this event
A girl from my district (who actually made sems this year in duo at nats) did this piece as a DI, but it could make a beautiful poetry.
It's: Marian Fontana — A Widow's Walk
Really quite an amazing piece.
hows the program going any luck?
Not really. I've found a few that will work, but I haven't found any that I've fell in love with. I think I'm being too picky. I guess I want the program to focus more on the emotional aftermath of the event, not the event itself but too still mention it.
Originally Posted by Ramsey Hendricks
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