Someone recently said, poetry is not meant to be read quietly, but to be listened to. So just like in the Dead Poets Society movie, I would like to meet with people who also love poetry, love to read it aloud, love to perform it, love to talk about it and love to write it. - Let's come together sharing poems and why they touch us the way they do.

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Here is what we do...

Poetry Brunch (we are reading classic, modern and our own poetry for the pure joy of it)
every 1st Saturday morning of the month as a brunch

Sharing Creativity (poetry workshop: critiquing our own work, writing exercises and cool homework)
* every 3rd Thursday evening of the month (in Durham)

* Virtual Workshop (via email)

Book Club

every 2nd Sunday at a member's home; please request membership to the book club

Poetry Prompts

Every Monday morning, prompts are being sent out in hopes they trigger spontaneous poetic eruptions.

Poetry Between the Lines

Every 3rd Saturday of the month we come together for a deep dive into five poems of one chosen classic or contemporary poet.

Poet's Lounge

Leisurely get-together to talk about the poet's life under today's myriad distractions. (adhoc event)

Exploratory Poet

We schedule visits to museums, poetic places etc. randomly and write about what we’ve seen and experience afterwards (adhoc event)

Join us for anything and everything that piques your interest and resonates with your poetic soul!

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A warm Welcome to all who cannot live without poetry!

Recent Meetups

  • 3 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Poets Cafe @ Gather

    5 Poetry Lovers | 5.00

    Hosted by Mary Hansen, Gather is the place for poets to share their work in a warm and friendly environment.These events take place on the last Thursday of each month.... Learn more
  • January 25 · 7:00 PM

    Make It Happen! (Organizers only)

    5 Poetry Lovers

    This our planning meeting. It is not open to members other than organizers. If you are interested in becoming an organizer, please email one of us! We would love to have you.
  • January 25 · 3:00 PM

    6-Year Anniversary Gathering!

    10 Poetry Lovers | 5.00 | 6 Photos

    You are invited to celebrate Living Poetry's 6th birthday with us - woohoo!!! No formal agenda. We just want to get together for a relaxing afternoon talking about... Learn more
  • January 22 · 6:30 PM

    Poetry Live: Open Mic

    8 Poetry Lovers

    Come and share your original poetry, spoken word, or read your favorite poem. Theme for the month is New Year’s Resolutions. Event takes place in the Durham County Main... Learn more
  • January 21 · 6:30 PM

    Main Street Rag Open Mic Series

    7 Poetry Lovers

    Bring poems, stories, or essays to read to this Third Wednesday monthly event. Twelve people will read for 5 minutes, any literary genre welcome.  If you’d like to read... Learn more
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