Posted on November 12, 2009 - by

FRESH Heroes: Climbing poeTree

Poetry that can move your soul, inspire and educate. I was totally transfixed by Alixa’s and Naima’s multimedia performance about water. These beautiful women cannot be easily contained. Depending on who you ask, you might hear about Alixa and Naima as mural painters, rabble-rousers, or “exterior” decorators. They are as notorious for their fist-raising performances as they are for their arts-based political education workshops; as recognized for their visual art as they for Fashion Statement, their line of silk-screened clothing. Basically, Alixa and Naima are poets who moonlight as street artists, and infiltrate public schools and prisons with infectious ideas of how people can shape their own destinies.

Climbing poeTree from ana joanes on Vimeo.



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    November 16, 2009


    Faith said:

    “Errors on page” my computer keeps saying, so couldn’t watch this smoothly all the way through. Can you fix it?


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    Janet Baer said:

    It is coming in broken on my computer but I love it. That a man gets assasinated for having a dream is rich poetry. The lies that are told as being the truth will never make it so.

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    November 17, 2009


    admin said:

    Hello everyone, the issues with the slow loading of this video should be fixed; I took out the HD option to help it play smoothly. I hope this helps!


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    November 17, 2009


    Christine Rubino said:

    Viewed perfectly on my macbook pro. WOW! What a beautiful and well articulated message. Thank You. I am now going to share this with my girl scout troops!

    Christine Rubino
    GS Leader CR4 Staten Island

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    November 17, 2009


    IA-U-I (I Am universal Intelligence) said:

    The poem was full of wisdom, the idea of water being the highest expression of women cam to my mind when i heard them recite, where can i hear more!