For the one-year anniversary of the Insurrection, I just recorded the spoken word piece I wrote last year in the aftermath. Ignore the dark circles around my eyes--I've been dealing with some stressfully stressful stress this week. (Text below) https://youtu.be/08LOlDm9hnY CAPITOL OFFENSE Kari A. Martindale From ALLCAPS on Parler to the Capitol parlor, groups carpool … Continue reading “Capitol Offense”
I want to share some organizations you could donate to today (or any day!), and why they mean something to me. Plus, some suggestions for how to double up and not only support an organization but check people off your Christmas list! There are also tips for organizations to maybe look into in your own … Continue reading Giving Tuesday Suggestions & Christmas Ideas!
I have to share about an exciting event I did on Sunday: an ekphrastic event paired with the exhibit Portraits of Life, at the Baltimore County Arts Guild Clubhouse. The exhibit featured the work of Elaine Weiner-Reed and April M Rimpo. Selfie with artist Elaine Weiner-Reed in front of Stop Injustice, the painting I chose … Continue reading Ekphrastic, Fantastic!
I wanted to share the recording of the open mic I recently did at Sky Stage. They live-streamed it on Facebook. For my two poems, fast forward to 2:21:57 https://fb.watch/8H2wWfq0qj/ I read a new one I had written the morning before, about cultural appropriation of dream catchers, as well as The List, about my experiences … Continue reading Sky Stage Open Mic video
EC Poetry & Prose and Friends of EC Poetry & Prose (photo uncredited), Write Women Book Fest 2021 Following a successful reading with EC Poetry & Prose at the Write Women’s Book Fest this past weekend, I feel like sharing my past year’s poetry journey with you all. It’s kinda long, so here’s your warning … Continue reading My Poetry Journey this Year
On Wednesday night, I read two of my poems at the Frederick Arts Center. Our chapter of Maryland Writers' Association typically hosts an annual poetry reading and open mic at Sky Stage, an outdoor venue, but we were rained out this year--twice! But the Arts Council was great--they found us space at the Arts Center, … Continue reading Poetry Reading at Frederick Arts Center
I can't tell you how exciting, humbling, nerve-wracking, and truly wonderful it has been to get some of the feedback I'm getting to the poetry I'm writing. It's been my writing focus for the past year. It's mostly political, though my recently-published poem was a portrait piece. I call it "Ninety-Six," though it was published … Continue reading More Poetry Published!
As we come out of this dark Covid cloud, I'm super excited to be out and about, as more things open. (I'm looking forward to when Maryland Writers' Association, Frederick Chapter, will resume meeting in person...) Anyway, we just went on our first airplane trip (Do I sound like I'm five?) this month, out to … Continue reading Still travelin’
Just wanted to post my reading of "The Sauerkraut Song," which was featured by Berks Bards for Bardfest '21, held during National Poetry Month, and featured on BCTV (Berks County TV in Pennsylvania). *UPDATE: I WILL SOON RE-RECORD THIS TO REFLECT HOW MY SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE HAS IMPROVED.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P03mluA4rSo It really was surreal to see … Continue reading The “Sauerkraut Song” Link
Back in September (2020), our chapter of Maryland Writers' Association held its second annual open mic at the open-air Sky Stage in Frederick, MD. In 2019, I'd read from children's manuscripts I'd been working on. This year, about a week or two before open mic, I was still struggling with what to read. I decided … Continue reading Poetry is My New Thing