A Green Poetry Café: Margaret Gibson, David K. Leff, Pegi Deitz Shea

Poetry Rocks is holding a special reading at Vernon’s Henry Park Pavilion on Sunday April 18, featuring CT State Poet Laureate Margaret Gibson, Canton Poet Laureate David K. Leff, and Vernon Poet Laureate Pegi Deitz Shea. The free event is billed as a “Green Poetry Café,” where poets will perform their works about nature. The reading commemorates both National Poetry Month and Earth Day (April 22). An open microphone session will follow the featured readers. 

Due to Covid restrictions, attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and their own refreshments.

An open mike will follow featured readers. There will be a limit of 10 poets (1 poem apiece).
To sign up, email Pegi Deitz Shea: [email protected].

Authors’ books will be for sale!

Green Poetry Cafés is a state-wide initiative begun by Gibson who has made environmental issues the theme of her tenure. Vernon’s event will be the local launch of the poetry book she edited, Waking Up to the Earth: Connecticut Poets in a Time of Global Climate Crisis.

Poetry Rocks events are sponsored by Rockville Public Library, Arts Center East, Vernon Arts Commission. The Green Poetry Café is sponsored by a grant from the American Academy of Poets.