1295 Bardstown Rd. | 2720 Frankfort Ave. | 1313 Bardstown Rd.

Poet Palooza

Event date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206


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.

-Billy Collins



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