What we're about

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!

Upcoming events (5+)

Third Wednesday Open Mic at Lucky Tree

Lucky Tree

Open to the public: all writing genres welcome! Bring poems, stories, or essays to read to this Third Wednesday monthly event. Following the featured reader, 10-12 people will read for 5 minutes, any literary genre welcome. If you’d like to read at the open mic, join us between 6:15 pm and 6:25 pm to put your name on the list. The event starts at 6:30 pm. This event is hosted by Suzanne C. Miller and Hemed Mohamed. Social hour starts at 8:00.

Sharing Creativity: Poetry Critique Workshop

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Please join our poetry critique group. We meet to review our poems, provide constructive feedback and spend a creative evening together. After you RSVP, send one or two poems to the organizer via email by the end of Monday before the workshop. Tuesday morning the organizer compiles the poems into a Microsoft Word document and distributes it to the participants. Please spend some quality time reviewing the submitted poems so you can provide feedback. Don't shortchange your fellow poets. Since we sometimes can't cover all poems in one session, have some written feedback to give to the poet. Let's work together to improve our poems. We have the room from 6:30pm so come early and hang out with other poets. We start the workshop at 7pm sharp.

Close Read: T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land

The Nutrition Hub

Let's get together and really take a close look at one of the 20th century's most influential poems, The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot. It's how we learned that the April was the cruellest month, long before the Poem-A-Day challenge. We'll read it line by line and try to figure it out. We'll expect everyone to have read it beforehand and given it some thought. This is one of those poems where the more eyes the better.

Living Poetry Virtual Workshop

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What is this Living Poetry Virtual Workshop meetup? This meetup is a reminder to join the Living Poetry Virtual Workshop (LPVW). We created the Virtual Workshop in response to several requests from members who desired more frequent and rapid feedback than the face-to-face workshops are able to provide. And, because this is virtual, it is available whenever and wherever one has access to email. The LPVW is an internet mailing list. When you send an email to the workshop address all the other members of the mailing list receive the email. While you are not required to reply to each emailed poem, if you submit poems for review, please return the courtesy and provide feedback to others. Mutual exchange makes this a vibrant and lively virtual community. How do I join the Virtual Workshop? Simply RSVP to this meetup. We'll add you to the mailing list. How do I submit a poem for feedback? Send your poem in an email to [masked]. How do I provide feedback on a submitted poem? After receiving a submitted poem, reply to the email with your feedback. Please reply promptly. We suggest within a week of submission. By default, your email will be sent to everyone on the list. If you feel the need to email the poet directly, you will need to modify the "to:" address. Regarding our feedback, we can provide suggestions for change or ask questions about the overall message of the poem if it is lost on us but be aware that the lost message has as much to do with us as the reader as it has to do with the poem. Take enough time to review them so you can get a sense for their meaning and flow. Highlight which lines or phrases really work and which don't. When you provide feedback on a poem think about how you would like feedback delivered to you on your poem. How do I leave the Workshop? In order to no longer receive LPVW emails, you must unsubscribe from the mailing list. To do this simply send an email to [masked] asking to be unsubscribed and one of the list managers will take care of it.

Past events (1,551)

Second Thursday Reading at Flyleaf Books

Flyleaf Books

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