Turiya Autry Q & A
“At the end of the day, love will save us, but first we must confront our voyeuristic & disconnected relationship to the violence that composes our world. Turiya’s poems are a meditation on the ‘maimed & misplaced’ dance steps that waltz us through this journey. With a woman’s sensuality, a mother’s care & an activists’ heart, Roots Reality & Rhyme provides an emotional blueprint for imagining ourselves back into a gorgeously mended & full humanity.”
- Christa Bell- artist, writer, cultural healer
"There is a voice of reason and clarity in the whole picture, dealing with social-economic factors and the raw emotional states that rise and fall in the endless grappling for existence in the post-modern era of America. Turiya Autry grips my attention and never lets go. Due perhaps to her enigmatic voice, the drama that pulls my heartstrings, or because of the memoir-style linear storytelling, I believe that I caught every beat. Her poems help to draw music from lines without actually introducing music."
- Sean Ongley - Ambit Magazine
Full Article Here: http://www.ambitmag.com/genius-roots-reality-rhyme/
Turiya Autry talks to Linn-Benton Community College's:
The Commuter and answers a few questions.
“This warrior of light fearlessly uses words to resurrect love, hope, truth & beauty all in celebration of life.”
- Avel Louise Gordly- activist, educator, legislator
Street Roots Newspaper
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"Turiya Autry's work as a teacher, artist, and humanitarian comes full circle in 'Roots, Reality & Rhyme!' Each section takes the reader on a journey, a deep dive into Autry's world. The joy, personal history, and the passion will stick with you long after you put down the book. I've been spell bound by Autry's poems when she performs them live, their translation to the page has just as much power and resonance."
- Al Letson Poet/Playwright/Host of NPR's State of the Re:Union
Video excerpt from Turiya's Sunday Assembly Keynote presentation
December 14th, 2014
@ Lola’s Room (Crystal Ballroom)
Sunday Assembly Portland turns ONE!
Turiya presented on: Our Unique Creativity and the Power of Expression.
Library Guest Reader:
Poet Turiya Autry and the seven books she never grows tired of…
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100 Year Anniversary: Discovering
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Get to know the art, life and legacy of Oregon’s beloved poet laureate on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Through archival stills, and readings
TURIYA AUTRY reads along with the brilliant trumpeter FARNELL NEWTON @ about 18:00 minutes in.
William Stafford was a poet, a lifelong pacifist, and National Book Award winner. He was a conscientious objector during WWII, and taught at Lewis & Clark College for decades.
Poet Turiya Autry