“ Lots of lively & helpful discussion. ”
— Sunny on Jul 24, 2014.
“ Good poets, nice people ”
— Beth S. on Jun 5, 2014.
“ Having finally attended this group for the first time, I give it high marks. The group is well organized and led, and the people were open. I had the chance to meet everybody beforehand and we took time to chat a bit before launching into the poetry (not sure if that's the weekly protocol, but I enjoyed the chit chat because meeting people and having some conversation is an important part of these types of groups for me.) We broke into two groups of four for the workshopping. I enjoyed the poems that my group members shared. Each poem was given ample time. We read each piece aloud a couple times, then sat quietly thinking our own thoughts and making notes, then began discussing what we thought was working, what wasn't, and had some conversation about each poem. It's a lot of fun to work through poems this way. I'm sad I can't come to the regular Thursday meetings, but I will definitely come back when it's on a Tuesday or Wednesday night. ”
— Andy on Mar 20, 2014.
“ Great format, people, and feedback! ”
— Kristin M. on Mar 19, 2014.
“ So great to be back! ”
— Sandy H. on Jan 10, 2014.
“ A talented group of poets who offer support, effective critiques, and a night of fun! ”
— Heidi on Dec 20, 2013.
“ Terrific - everyone was so nice, and I had great fun getting everyone's names and memory-prompts for each. Thanks! And thanks for your support and appreciation of my 4th grade poem, soon to be on St. Paul sidewalks everywhere! (or here and there). ”
— Marcy S. on May 20, 2013.
“ Five stars all the way. ”
— Michael D. on May 18, 2013.
“ Too new to know the pattern, but it seemed pretty good to me. I would go again. ”
— Timothy C. on Apr 7, 2013.
“ Fun and engaging. This is a great way to interact with other poets and receive valuable feedback. ”
— Kevin on Mar 8, 2013.
“ fun! ”
— Julie R. on Jan 24, 2013.
“ Enjoyable! It is great that we can also exchange information to read MORE of each other's work! ”
— Bonita C. on Jan 4, 2013.
“ I'm so grateful for this group! It opened a well-spring of creativity I thought long-dried up. ”
— Deb E. on Sep 13, 2012.
“ I had a very good time at my first meeting, and enjoyed the balance between social and scholastic. It's always nice to jump inside each other's brains and check things out without ever being too caustic or critical, but hopefully helpful and supportive. ”
— Bruce F. on Sep 8, 2012.
“ I liked it, as far as I can see, I would continue going. ”
— Roseroberta on Sep 27, 2012.