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Explore your passion for words and join us as we share poetry, favorite authors, personal stories and how we can make poetry a dynamic part of the community experience.

For those new to the group - the main purpose of the group is to bring in poems we've written, share them with the group and get honest feedback so we can make the poems better. Some people attend so they will be inspired to write more. In order to inspire people, we have weekly topics so folks can be exposed to new and different kinds of poetry. We also have a weekly "prompt" which may inspire or cajole others to write. There is no requirement at all to attend a meeting. Everyone's welcome.

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Welcome! The place to read, write and share poetry

Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 7:00 PM

    CUPoetry at Faith UMC - Now in Room 2

    16 Poetry Lovers

    Autumn is officially here! Let's celebrate the season with poems! Room 2 is the second room to the left as you enter the building through the south door. Please bring 14... Learn more

  • September 20 · 6:30 PM

    CUPoetry at Faith UMC - Now in Room 2

    6 Poetry Lovers

    We seem to be growing by leaps and bounds so we are trying a new space. Room 2 is the second room to the left as you enter the building through the south door. This is a... Learn more

  • September 13 · 6:30 PM

    CUP at CPL - room change 222

    8 Poetry Lovers

    Champaign Public Library, Room 222 upstairs. If you want a prompt, reference any 70's tv show. Or not. In either case, bring 12 to 14 copies of a work in progress for... Learn more

  • September 10 · 1:00 PM

    Monthly CUP Generative Workshop

    7 Poetry Lovers

    Please join me for another generative poetry workshop. We will engage in prompts to produce rough drafts of new poems. Unlike our weekly critical workshops, you need... Learn more

  • September 6 · 6:30 PM

    CUP at CPL

    6 Poetry Lovers | 5.00

    September already? Ugh. Anyway, we return to the Champaign Public Library, Room 215 upstairs. Bring 10 to 12 copies of a work in progress for constructive feedback on... Learn more

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  • Jim founded The Champaign Urbana Poetry Group

    on June 22


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