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Poetry Night

EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH

Poetry Discussion Group followed by a Poetry Open Mic

 

PRE-OPEN MIC DISCUSSION GROUP

6 PM TO 7 PM

SPONSORED BY SARATOGA SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY
ALL AGES WELCOME / FREE

Warm up for Open Mic and get to know some fellow poetry lovers as Mary Ann Rockwell of Saratoga Springs Public Library leads a conversation about the work of a particular poet. No advance preparation needed. Poems will be provided. SSPL will also display books from their poetry collection in Lena’s lobby and library card holders will be able to check them out on site.

This month the Poetry Discussion Group will look at a selection of poems from renowned poet, Mary Oliver. The chosen poems can be found by clicking the link below.

2019 April_Mary Oliver

POETRY OPEN MIC

SIGN-UP 7 PM / READINGS 7:30 – 9:30 PM

ADULTS $5 / STUDENTS FREE

HOSTED BY CAROL GRASER

Two short poems (less than one page) or one longer poem, with a limit of 5 minutes altogether.

A featured poet(s) reads for 20 minutes. Featured poets are booked by host Carol Graser. Generally, our features are established, published poets and/or have made significant public contributions to the regional poetry scene.

Featured Poets:

April: David Graham

David Graham wrote his first poem in 1969. Since then he’s published seven books, taught English at Ripon College (where he hosted a reading series for 28 years), and in 2017 retired back home to upstate NY. He’s now a contributing editor at Verse-Virtual  (http://www.verse-virtual.com/), where he writes a monthly column, “Poetic License.”