WNP fea­tures poet, sci­ence teacher

The Sentinel-Record - - ARTS, ETC. -

Bis­marck poet and sci­ence teacher Bleu Wen­zel will be this week’s fea­ture for Wed­nes­day Night Poetry at Kol­lec­tive Cof­fee+Tea, 110 Cen­tral Ave.

The reg­u­lar open mic ses­sion for all po­ets be­gins at 6:30 p.m. and Wen­zel will per­form at 7 p.m., fol­lowed by an­other open mic. Ad­mis­sion is free and open to all ages.

Born in San An­to­nio, Wen­zel at­tended Texas State Uni­ver­sity in San Mar­cos where he ma­jored in chem­istry. He cur­rently tu­tors stu­dents of all ages on­line, and in per­son, through his com­pany, BleuTu­torsYou on Face­book. He spe­cial­izes in or­ganic chem­istry, al­ge­bra and chem­istry. “I en­joy watch­ing peo­ple learn and share in their sense of ac­com­plish­ment for their hard work,” he said in a news re­lease.

In De­cem­ber 2017, Wen­zel, with his best friend Kelly Carroll, moved their tiny home cam­per from Cedar Creek, Texas, to Bis­marck and he hasn’t looked back since. “I find Arkansas to be the soul of open-minded and warm-hearted peo­ple,” he said. “In the short time we’ve been here we have es­tab­lished a won­der­ful net­work of friends and ac­quain­tances will­ing to grow to­gether.”

Wen­zel be­gan writ­ing poetry a few years ago. “At first they were all love and friend­ship po­ems. But in the last few months my fo­cus has been on the con­nec­tion be­tween di­verse peo­ples and bridg­ing their dif­fer­ences in how the world is per­ceived by them,” he said. “I as­pire to make you ques­tion your de­sires, and mo­ti­vate you to pur­sue the life of your dreams.”

While Wen­zel may write about other peo­ple, he first and fore­most writes for him­self, the re­lease said. “Poetry saves my mind when I am filled with too much to say,” he said.

He calls rhyme his form of mu­sic. “My po­ems don’t al­ways rhyme, but I feel that mu­sic awak­ens the soul,” he said, adding that he feels an affin­ity to Dr. Seuss.

Email budon­foot@ya­hoo. com for more in­for­ma­tion about Wed­nes­day Night Poetry.

Sub­mit­ted photo

OPEN MIC: Bis­marck poet and sci­ence teacher Bleu Wen­zel will be this week’s fea­ture for Wed­nes­day Night Poetry at Kol­lec­tive Cof­fee+Tea, 110 Cen­tral Ave. The reg­u­lar open mic ses­sion for all po­ets be­gins at 6:30 p.m. and Wen­zel will per­form at 7 p.m., fol­lowed by an­other open mic. Ad­mis­sion is free and open to all ages.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.