National Poetry Month has been an incredible amount of fun thanks to the talented (and hardworking) artists from The Buffalo Poets. Stay tuned throughout the day for their last pieces. Below, Noah Levin memorializes a true hero of mine, Kurt Vonnegut.
The loss of a great mind should never be taken lightly. I can not personally think of a greater accomplishment then taking your art and using it to help influence thought in a better direction: to become a leader amongst minds. When you die with a positive influential legacy it’s impossible to truly die, your legend lives on in each person affected, in a sense your spirit becomes free throughout time continuing to effect those you’ve touched for generation upon generation. You have become a legend; true immortality!
Although to be honest, I am splitting hairs here. This topic does spread out to more then just art and thought. Any life’s work that helps move humanity in a better direction can lead to this form of immortality. To have made a difference in a positive manner. A pebble that diverts rivers, changes the landscape of oceans. Even if your name is not remembered, you will live on, you’re life’s accomplishments have made you immortal.
Cheers to you Mr. Vonnegut, you are not dead; your thoughts and actions live on through time!
Born out of the seedy underbelly of the poetry scene at the turn of the millennium – The Buffalo Poets, known for their unique energy and wit, began hosting open readings as a direct reaction to Slam Poetics and cookie cutter style poets found in New York City.Hailing originally from New York City, the Buffalo are composed of four core members: Roger Kenny aka King Otho, Aaron Arnout, Noah Levin and David Acevedo. The Buffalo have many artists throughout America including, James Honzik, Michael Franklin, Kevin Callahan and the infamous activist Rafael Bueno.