Barbara Brownskirt Sets the Example

National Poetry Month
National Poetry Month (Photo credit: djwudi)

I tried to reblog this video the other night, but for some reason the video wouldn’t play so I had to delete it. When I went back to find it again, I lost track of what blog I had found it on in the first place, so I don’t know if the technical problem ever got solved. So whoever you are, if you are reading this now, thank you so much for introducing me to this brave lady, this “Poet of the People,” as she is called (by herself as best I can tell).

I don’t know where she is from exactly, as she just burst on the scene from the masses of humanity about two months ago, as far as I can tell from her YouTube channel, to become the writer in residence at bus stop 197.

On this (Inter)National Poetry Month many of my friends are engaging in multiple variations of the NaPoWriMo challenge to write a poem a day for the whole month of April. Do you wonder where there inspiration comes from? Does it baffle you how they do it? Well, Barbara Brownskirt shows us in the following video how it’s done. She lives and breathes her poetry morning to night. This is how the poets do it. This is Barbara Brownskirt, Poet of the People.


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7 Comments Add yours

  1. How FUN! Barbara Brownstone is a hoot, and her fashion sense is near and dear to my heart. Your video of her being a Working Poet and Writer in Residence at Bus Stop 197 led me to this other one, at the Polari Festival, where she reads her poem “Mummy”: Thank you, David!


    1. Oh dear lord, that is wonderful. I shall have to share more of her here soon.


  2. slpmartin says:

    Still smiling about the video….thanks!


    1. So glad you enjoyed it!


  3. Jamie Dedes says:

    I just tried to find out more about her. I found this, which I think is cute and clever. Nice how comfortable she is with being herself. Love it. Thanks for the intro.


    1. That was adorable. I confess to having a bit of a thing for Judy Dench myself.


    2. Jamie Dedes says:

      Me too! 🙂 Fabulous and versitile actress.


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