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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

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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
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

poems

poem
		L.B. (1955-1979)

Of that year I remember the soft gauzy
Whitish lump of goat cheese going bad

Like some alchemical disaster turning day
To lead; the Cretan sun so much Minoan

Bull-leapers' somersaulting glory; and you
Looking down the long sluice of months

Toward the metonymy of hospital walls,
Gums
poem
By the last few times we saw her it was clear
That things were different. When you tried to help her
Get out of the car or get from the car to the door
Or across the apartment house hall to the elevator
There was a new sense of heaviness
Or of inertia in the body. It wasn't
That she was less willing to be helped
poem
1
Native it seems to no part
of the North American continent
but some islets off
the rugged scarps of the Aleutians
in the loose entablatured cliffs
among dwarf-willow tips.
Known if at all by its silhouette
(we can know such things by their silhouettes)
the red-legged kittiwake
glimpsed in isolate parts of