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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
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
1941 Broadway
10023 New York, New York
Apr 02 2015
Lunch Poems presents Jane Hirshfield

Lunch Poems is a noontime poetry reading series under the direction of UC Berkeley Professor Robert Hass.

University of California Berkeley
101 Doe Library
94720 Berkeley, California
Apr 02 2015
Poetics and Politics Reading: Natalie Diaz

The Poetics and Politics of Water, a series curated by the American Indian Studies Program and the Department of English at the UA, presents Natalie Diaz, who will read from her work. After the reading there will be a short Q&A session and a book signing.


7:00pm to 8:00pm
The University of Arizona Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building
1508 East Helen Street
(At Vine Avenue)
85721 Tucson, Arizona
Apr 03 2015 to Apr 04 2015
Poetpalooza 2015: A Tri-State Poetry Summit

Village Lights Bookstore in Madison, Indiana, will host Poetpalooza 2015: A Tri-State Poetry Summit, Friday evening, April 3, through Saturday, April 4. Poetpalooza is an annual event, presenting readings and signings by regionally and nationally recognized published poets from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, including Poets Laureate of Indiana and Kentucky. Headliners for 2015 will be Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf, Kentucky Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead, and Kentucky Poet Laureate Richard Taylor. The event will host book launches by Indiana poets Curtis Crisler, Jill Kelly Koren, and Jack Ramey. This year’s Featured Independent Publisher is Accents Publishing of Kentucky. For Poetpalooza 2015, the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County is sponsoring two screenings of the award-winning independent film, Proud Citizen, directed by Kentucky filmmaker, Thomas Southerland, and starring Katerina Stoykova-Klemer of Accents Publishing. The public is invited to participate in Friday evening’s kick-off event, an open mic emceed by emerging poets Alex Acosta and Harlan Kelly. Indiana poet Tony Brewer and his typewriter will provide “Poetry on Demand” in front of the store through the day on Saturday “as the mood strikes.” Poetpalooza is a flow-through event held during regular business hours, with books from the participating poets and the Featured Independent Publisher available for purchase. Visitors can stand, sit, browse, listen… come and go, as they see fit, throughout the event. Each poet or group will take the stage at the top or bottom of an hour and read for 20 to 40 minutes. After reading, they will be available for signing in the front of the shop. PARTICIPATING POETSAlex Acosta (IN)Jason Ammerman (IN)Bianca Bargo (KY)Tony Brewer (IN)Curtis Crisler (IN)Nettie Farris (IN)Gerry Grubbs (OH)Tom C. Hunley (KY)Harlan Kelly (IN)Joseph Kerschbaum (IN)Jill Kelly Koren (IN)Norbert Krapf, Indiana Poet Laureate, 2008-2010Maureen Morehead, Kentucky Poet Laureate, 2011-2012Jack Ramey (IN)Barbara Sabol (OH)Frederick Smock (KY)Katerina Stoykova-Klemer (KY)Richard Taylor, Kentucky Poet Laureate, 1999-2001 

5:00pm to 11:00pm
Village Lights Bookstore
110 East Main Street
47250 Madison, Indiana
Apr 03 2015
A Reading with Rae Armantrout

A reading with Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Rae Armantrout, who will be reading from her new collection, Itself  (Wesleyan University Press, February 2015).


7:00pm to 8:15pm
Hugo House
1634 11th Ave.
98122 Seattle, Washington

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



I wandered lonely as a cloud
   That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
   A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
   And twinkle on the Milky

They talk all day
and when it starts to get dark
they lower their voices
to converse with their own shadows
and with the silence.

They are like everybody
—the parakeets—
all day chatter,
and at night bad dreams.

With their gold rings
on their clever faces,
brilliant feathers
and the heart restless
with speech

Everybody is already
someone else
An existential tag line

Money is current

I would like to not live
paycheck to paycheck

You could make a pun on currency
but not quite

Money is an energy nonetheless

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