Featured Poet: Ava Bird
Ava Bird is a pranic artist practicing presence, truth and poetry from the heart, the soul and beyond. As an author, a mixologist, a myth-breaker, a sharer of truth, a widely published poet and a chef of many prproportions, her work transcends common perceptions, the status quo and projects audiences into new realms of thought and feeling. She will stir you up!
Her works are printed in historical anthologies, academic journals, spiritual publications, international magazines, online, recorded for radio and exhibited in galleries.
She is also a writer and editor, a reviewer, producer, painter, a stand-up comic, a master vegan and raw food chef, a magical elixir maker, an athlete and weightlifter a radio show host and a fun loving leo!
She has published two books of poetry and prose ‘The New Now’ & ‘Rage Against the War Machine’ (2011) that received rave reviews. ( http://www.laartparty.com/index.php/all-past-events/205-rage-against-the-war-machine-by-ava-bird
https://freevenicebeachhead.org/2011/06/01/book-review-by-kathy-leonardo-%E2%80%9Cthe-new-now%E2%80%9D-by-ava-bird/ ) respectively, and is a regular guest columnist/contributor on a radio show called The New American Dream.
Her colorful and vibrant oil paintings have been featured in art and literary journals and presented at shows and restaurants in Los Angeles and on the east coast.
She organizes and produces various kinds of events including the great art movement ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change,” a universal gathering of worldwide poets and artists promoting equality, peace, consciousness, justice, sustainability for the planets, global love and positive changes for all. (100tpc.org)
Ava Bird is inspired by Mother Earth and the infinite feminine creative shakti energies given freely on this beautiful planet. With that said, she believes in letting all animals and mothers live freely, completely and happily: Free from human arrogance, force and abuse, exploitation, murder (meat), and rape (milk, cheese, eggs). As a long time vegan, yogi, health coach and consciousness activist she has become acutely aware of the delicious bountiful plentitude of renewable food resources offered from a plant based diet and the nutritional value and amazing benefits inherent in a vegan life. She sees species-ism as a dangerous and unnecessary component of a man made false belief system that prioritizes human narcissism, hedonism and arrogance over the lives, livelihood and peace of all animals. May all beings be happy and free!
She lives in Los Angeles, California.