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Aug 20 2017

Sunday Kind of Love

Sunday Kind of Love offers a monthly stage for emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation, including featured performers and an open mic. Taking place at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V NW, tickets are $5 for this upcoming performance, featuring Alan King and Zahara Heckscher. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.


Admission fee: $5.00
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW
20009 Washington, District Of Columbia
Aug 20 2017

Women of Verse (Denver)

Khadijah Queen is the author of five books, including I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books 2017), and a verse play, Non-Sequitur, which won the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers. Fiona Templeton’s The Relationship theater company staged a full production in December 2015 at Theaterlab NYC. Individual poems and prose appear in Fence, Tin House, ​Gulf Coast, ​DIAGRAM, Fire & Ink: A Social Action Anthology, and widely elsewhere. ​She is core faculty for the Mile-High MFA program at Regis University.​
Sommer Browning writes poems, draws drawings, and tells jokes in Denver. She’s the other of, most recently, the poetry chapbook, WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THIS DREAM I HAD (Reality Beach, 2016) and Everything But Sex (Low Frequency Press, 2017), a collection of comics. She’s a librarian. 
Ahja Fox currently resides in  Aurora with her husband and her baby cousin whom she considers her own. She graduated this past Spring from Arapahoe Community College with an A.A with Creative Writing Emphasis. While attending ACC, she acted as Writer’s Studio Student Club President for four semesters and also received the 2016 Writer’s Studio Scholarship. Right before graduating, she received her first publication in the Arapahoe Pinnacle and then gained publication right after in the 2017 Progenitor Art & Literary Journal. Now that she has graduated, she is a co-partner/co-host for Art of Storytelling and is working on a collaboration with her artist husband. Ahja’s long-term goals are to publish in various writing sources, finish producing at least one book draft, and to open a dance studio that caters to children and the disabled.
4280 Tennyson St
80212 Denver, Colorado
Aug 21 2017

NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free community workshop! This writing group is open to writers of all genres — poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything else — and even to those who think they've never written before! Writing supplies will be provided, so just bring yourself. All levels of experience are welcome. No advanced sign-up is necessary.
Central Library, Room 214
10 Grand Army Plaza
11238 Brooklyn, New York
Aug 21 2017

Dudley Poetry Club Summer Workshop

Writers Without Margins hosts a poetry workshop at the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library on the third Monday of each month during the summer. In each meeting, poets bring new work to share and receive feedback. Feedback centers on the aspects of the poem that are working, places where the poem is unclear, and suggestions for revision. All levels are welcome. You do not need to bring a poem to participate. The workshop is facilitated by Pamela Taylor, a Cave Canem fellow and graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts low-residency MFA in Writing program.
Contact: info@bpl.org
Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library
65 Warren Street
02119 Roxbury, Massachusetts
Aug 21 2017

Poetry Atlanta presents Franklin Abbott

Poetry Atlanta presents another evening of poetry, featuring poet Franklin Abbott.

Georgia Center for the Book
215 Sycamore St
30030 Decatur, Georgia

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Good-night, my love, for I have dreamed of thee
In waking dreams, until my soul is lost—
Is lost in passion’s wide and shoreless sea,
Where, like a ship, unruddered, it is tost
Hither and thither at the wild waves’ will.
There is no potent Master’s voice to still
This newer, more

They are walking in the woods along the coast
and in a grassy meadow, wasting, they come upon
two old neglected apple trees. Moss thickened
every bough and the wood of the limbs looked rotten
but the trees were wild with blossom and a green fire
of small new leaves flickered even on the deadest branches.
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
   The flying cloud, the frosty light:
   The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
   Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
   The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the