Kim Nuzzo http://aspenpublicradio.org en APR Special: Slam Poets at the Wheeler http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/apr-special-slam-poets-wheeler <p>For the last month two poets have been in the Roaring Fork Valley working with students in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt and Aspen.&nbsp; Organized by the Aspen Writer’s Foundation, they held workshops on poetry encouraging, guiding and mentoring.&nbsp; And, what they were about in these sessions; was slam poetry.</p><p>The poetry sessions culminated in public poetry slams, one of then at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen last week (2-13-2014.)&nbsp; We’re featuring some of the poems performed at the Wheeler and we’ve asked a local poet to guide us along as we listen.&nbsp; Kim Nuzzo could rightly be called the Roaring Fork Valley’s own poet laureate.&nbsp; Nuzzo is a published poet and co-founder of he Aspen Poet’s Society.</p><p></p><p></p><p>We will hear poems by the two professionals who led the student workshops; Myrlin Hepworth and Logan Phillips.&nbsp;&nbsp; Also performing are three students;&nbsp; Riley Marshall from Roaring Fork High School, Tibet Boyer from Carbondale Middle School and Karyme&nbsp;Lara from Basalt High School.</p><p><strong>About Kim Nuzzo:</strong></p><p>Kim Nuzzo is a local performance poet/actor who has appeared in many local productions with the Hudson Reed Ensemble: The Crucible, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, The Beats, Red Herring.&nbsp; He also appeared recently in ACT’s 1776 as John Hancock.&nbsp; He is President of the Aspen Poets’ Society and a Host/Cofounder of Live Poetry Night at Victoria’s Wine and Espresso Bar in Aspen.&nbsp; He is the author of HolyFunk: Polaroids and Poems and is currently working on a new collection of poems: The Sayings of Twilight Jesus.</p><p><br /> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Kim Nuzzo 14423 at http://aspenpublicradio.org APR Special: Slam Poets at the Wheeler Poem: The Sayings of Twilight Jesus http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/poem-sayings-twilight-jesus <p><strong>THE SAYINGS OF TWILIGHT JESUS</strong><br /><br />Twilight Jesus was looking for a little home to add another notch in time. He was traveling by his soul, deep in his bones, to the wilderness of freedom. &quot;I wait here where the band is tuning up. I love the music; it washes through me, my water. &quot;<br /> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:23:31 +0000 Kim Nuzzo 8641 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Poem: The Sayings of Twilight Jesus