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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.

The featured discussion work for August will be a selection of poems by Linda Gregg.

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:

August: Jessica Hornik

Jessica Hornik is the author of A Door on the River (Chatwin Books, 2018), her first book. Her poems have appeared in the Atlantic, Poetry, the New Republic, Salmagundi, the Times Literary Supplement (including as featured TLS Poem of the Week), the Yale Review, and many other publications. She has twice been a resident at the Millay Colony for the Arts, where she was the Rita Gold Fellow, and has been invited to appear as visiting writer at Union College this fall. Her collaborations with two composers have resulted in three song cycles set to her poems. Born and raised in upstate New York, Jessica has lived for many years in Alplaus, a Mohawk River hamlet.