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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, Dereck Walcott. Poems to be provided soon.

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:

June: Richard Levine 

In May, 2019 Future Cycle Press published Richard Levine: Selected Poems.  Richard Levine  is a retired teacher and the author of Contiguous States (Finishing Line Press, 2018), as well five chapbooks: The Cadence of Mercy, A Tide of a Hundred Mountains, That Country’s Soul, A Language Full of Wars and Songs, and Snapshots from a Battle.  Some of his online activism appears on youtube: The Talkin’ Frackin’ Blues and Judge ROBerts: One Man, One Woman, One Vote.