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Apr 01 2015 to Apr 30 2015
2015 Soapbox Poetry Program

O, Miami and The Writer’s Room at The Betsy in Miami invite poets to participate in their 2015 Soapbox Poetry Program during National Poetry Month. For more information, visit: http://www.betsywritersroom.com/2014/12/15/a-call-to-poets-for-soapbox-p...

5:00pm to 6:00pm
The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive
33139 Miami Beach, Florida
Apr 01 2015 to Apr 30 2015
PoemCity

The sixth annual PoemCity event in Montpelier, Vermont, will take place this April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Along with displaying poetry on local business storefronts, PoemCity will also offer poetry workshops, public readings, panel discussions, and visual poetry and art displays throughout downtown. For more information, visit: http://www.poem-city.org

All events are free and open to the public.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
05602 Montpelier, Vermont
Apr 15 2015
Poetry & the Creative Mind

The Academy of American Poets presents Poetry & the Creative Mind at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City on April 15, 2015. A gala celebration of poetry’s important place in our culture and its impact on the lives of readers, the event features leading and legendary actors, dancers, artists, musicians, and public figures on one stage sharing their favorite poems.

Buy tickets to Poetry & the Creative Mind event at Lincoln Center. Tickets start at $45.

Admission fee: $45.00
6:30pm
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
1941 Broadway
10023 New York, New York
Apr 01 2015 to Apr 30 2015
O, Miami Poetry Festival 2015

O, Miami Poetry Festival 2015
Description: O, Miami Poetry Festival returns on April 1, 2015 with the mission of every single person in Miami-Dade County encountering a poem. For more information, visit: http://www.omiami.org/

Most Events are Free.

 

5:00am to 11:59pm
Various Venues Miami, Florida
Apr 01 2015
Poetically Speaking: Spoken Word Open Mic

A.Marie and Dorise Dixon are hosting this new open mic every Wednesday night at REV Coffee in Smyrna. For more information, visit: www.revcoffee.com
Venue: REV Coffee, in Smyrna

Every Wednesday.
 

7:30pm
REV Coffee, in Smyrna
1680-B Spring Road
30080 Smyrna, Georgia

recent & featured listings

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Writing Program University of Notre Dame Creative Writing Program Indiana
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Poetry Landmark: The Grolier Poetry Book Shop Massachusetts
Literary Magazine Black Warrior Review Alabama
Landmark McLean Hospital in Belmont Massachusetts
Colony Ucross Foundation Wyoming
Conference University of North Dakota Writers Conference North Dakota
Conference O, Miami Florida
Conference Litquake: San Francisco Literary Festival California
Festival New York Poetry Festival New York
Landmark Robert Frost Stone House Museum Vermont

poems

poem

What do I care
that the stream is trampled,
the sand on the stream-bank
still holds the print of your foot:
the heel is cut deep.
I see another mark
on the grass ridge of the bank—
it points toward the wood-path.
I have lost the third
in the packed earth.

But here

poem

from a series of coiled basket forms
by Anna S. King, textile artist

Take bog myrtle
    that unprepossessing marshland shrub
	    with a beautiful aroma when crushed
Put under the brow bands of childhood ponies
    to keep the flies away and now a reminder
	    of weekends on
poem
They came to tell your faults to me,
They named them over one by one;
I laughed aloud when they were done,
I knew them all so well before,—
Oh, they were blind, too blind to see
Your faults had made me love you more.