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Poetry Brunch - bring a memorized poem!

Having a lazy breakfast at Panera, enjoying a break before or after the errands while chatting and reading poetry is my kind of Saturday morning. When it's warm we will sit outside. I will be there from 10 AM to roughly 12:30 PM. Please join me - even if you are coming later! - for a poetic breakfast!

At one of the recent Poetry Brunches, we've discussed memorizing poems. And quite a few poets could actually recite a poem they've memorized (even as far back as Elementary School). So, we want to put the challenge out there: come to the Brunch with a poem in your heart and share it with us. While desired, knowing a poem by heart is not a prerequisite to join us for Brunch. 

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  • Mary A E.

    Loved the people. Great to see Doug come out. Good info from old timers, Angelika, David and Jody about good poets out there. Felt very welcomed. Conversation was lovely.

    5 days ago

  • Doug

    I did not know what to expect, but I've been trying to venture out of my comfort zone. Being complacent is to exclude one's self from a world he has never known. I really enjoyed meeting everyone! I'm looking forward to the next meeting.
    http://www.blurb.com/b/7569631-original
    http://www.blurb.com/b/6940850-this-life-we-get-to-live

    6 days ago

  • David S.

    Published in 1934, "Bright Ambush" by Audrey Wurdemann was awarded the 1935 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She was born on January 1, 1911 (1/1/11!). She never attended grammar school, entering high school at the age of 11. Her first published work, "The House of Silk" at age 16, was sponsored by George Sterling, famous west-coast bohemian counter-culture poet and playwright who began a settlement for like minded poets and artish in Carmel in 1905. After graduating with honors from the University of Washington she traveled through Asia. She married poet Joseph Auslander in 1932 and moved with him to New York where he taught at Columbia. Auslander was also the first "Poetry Consultant" to the Library of Congress (now "Poet Laureate of the United States", the post now held by Kay Ryan).

    December 3

  • Doug

    My name is Fredrick D. Brake. My family and friends call me Doug. I was born and raised in Philadelphia Pa. I'm presently a resident of Cary North Carolina. I am a Marine Corps. Veteran, retired postal worker, photographer, poet/writer, publisher and public speaker. I started taking pictures with a Kodak Instamatic quite sometime ago. Watching the expression on someone's face when they enjoy a well composed photograph or connect with a well written verse has always been a real pleasure.

    December 1

  • Mary A E.

    I would like to attend this event in a big way but have no transportation. My continual frustration with these events. I am a pensioner on a fixed income, I am happy because I can write as much as I want but I do not have a car, so that is my source of unhappiness. I live a stone's throw from Strickland and Falls of the Neuse. If anybody would be willing to carpool with me I would be ever so grateful. I am an emerging poet, just returned from Ireland where one of my works will be published and anxious to meet my fellow artists in the US for a fresh perspective on my work and yours.

    November 30

    • Angelika

      Hi - you may want to consider Uber for the most interesting events. They are very inexpensive. So maybe we'll see you on Saturday.

      December 1

    • Mary A E.

      Thanks Angelika. I have considered Uber as my brother in law is an Uber driver but inexpensive is a very relative term. I live on a Social Security income so what I could do when I was working I can no longer afford on my retirement. I did just talk to a friend who may be interested in coming with me and so I will follow up with her tomorrow to see if she can commit to coming. Once again thanks for the suggestion.

      December 1

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