What we're about

The Poets' Salon is an all-inclusive group that gets together the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m in the Memorial Room at the Fairfield Public Library. We read our poetry aloud, politely critique each others' work (upon request), highlight publishing opportunities, and also talk about local poetry readings. So if you write sonnets or haikus, free verse or limericks, quaterns or sestinas, or just want to listen to some great poetry, stop by the Fairfield Library and meet your local poets.

Readings may be limited, based on the number of poets attending and time constraints, so RSVP early if you'd like to read. The group is moderated by Fairfield writers Edward Ahern and Alison McBain.

For more info, check out our website at: https://poetssalon.weebly.com/.

Upcoming events (4+)

A Short February

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*** Meeting is on Zoom - click here to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85822879232?pwd=a0JQWi9DaGp0Y0NsOHRUZlk1MXRSdz09 ***

*** Password for the meeting is 101 - you can join anytime without waiting to be let in (although the meetings will start at 10am). ***

We’ll start out the meeting talking about publishing opportunities and local readings that are taking place in the upcoming month. Then the floor will be open to poets who would like to read their work, with gentle critiques from their fellow poets.

We have optional poetry homework – again, this is optional for anyone interested in participating and completely NOT required to do. This month’s poetry form is the Chinese poetic form of Chueh-chu. It's a "short sonnet" of 8 lines. Here's more info about it: https://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/topic/636-chueh-chu/. Our selected journal for submitting this month is Autumn Sky Poetry Daily - https://autumnskypoetrydaily.com/submission-guidelines/.

We look forward to seeing all of you in February.

Poetic March of Poems

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*** Meeting is on Zoom - click here to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87199773652?pwd=K09jNW5GTG5QQnNoRFdrU3QrU2FsZz09 ***

*** Password for the meeting is 101 - you can join anytime without waiting to be let in (although the meetings will start at 10am). ***

We’ll start out the meeting talking about publishing opportunities and local readings that are taking place in the upcoming month. Then the floor will be open to poets who would like to read their work, with gentle critiques from their fellow poets.

We have optional poetry homework – again, this is optional for anyone interested in participating and completely NOT required to do. This month’s poetry form is Ars Poetica, or a poem that explains about the "art of poetry." Here's a good explanation of it, with examples: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/learn/glossary-terms/ars-poetica. Our selected journal for submitting this month is Lily Poetry Review - https://lilypoetryreview.submittable.com/submit.

We look forward to seeing all of you in March.

(A)ll (P)oetry (R)eally (I)nspires (L)ove

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*** Meeting is on Zoom - click here to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82753272756?pwd=N3YwdmQ1bHFDM0ZjN1JsRGxOaHp6UT09 ***

*** Password for the meeting is 101 - you can join anytime without waiting to be let in (although the meetings will start at 10am). ***

We’ll start out the meeting talking about publishing opportunities and local readings that are taking place in the upcoming month. Then the floor will be open to poets who would like to read their work, with gentle critiques from their fellow poets.

We have optional poetry homework – again, this is optional for anyone interested in participating and completely NOT required to do. This month’s poetry form is acrostic poetry, which typically has the first letters of each line spell out a message (although it can appear anywhere in the poem). Our selected journal for submitting this month is Foliate Oak - https://www.foliateoak.com/submit.html.

We look forward to seeing all of you in April.

May-be a Song

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*** Meeting is on Zoom - click here to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81556142144?pwd=TnBxdjRCYkFDYXFWKzEvOXpDVWwwQT09 ***

*** Password for the meeting is 101 - you can join anytime without waiting to be let in (although the meetings will start at 10am). ***

We’ll start out the meeting talking about publishing opportunities and local readings that are taking place in the upcoming month. Then the floor will be open to poets who would like to read their work, with gentle critiques from their fellow poets.

We have optional poetry homework – again, this is optional for anyone interested in participating and completely NOT required to do. This month’s poetry form is lyric poems, which are short, song-like and emotional poems. Here's a bit of information about them: https://poets.org/glossary/lyric-poetry. Our selected journal for submitting this month is The Lyric Magazine - https://thelyricmagazine.com/submitpoetry/.

We look forward to seeing all of you in May.

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Jump-off into January

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