April is National Poetry month!
We are celebrating with a special poetry reading and open mic night.
Members of the community are invited to participate – open walk-in and sign-up.
If you’re a poet or aspiring poet you are welcome to come read for 5-10 minutes!
Featured poets include Ellen Birkett Morris and Jon Hardy.
We hope you’ll join us!
Introduction to Poetry
I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide
or press an ear against its hive.
I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,
or walk inside the poem's room
and feel the walls for a light switch.
I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author's name on the shore.
But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.
They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.