Happy National Poetry Month everyone! I hope you’re writing a poem-a-day and getting out to some awesome readings (and giving some awesome readings!). Thinking of readings, there is a very cool event coming up in a few weeks – Poetpalooza! The Reservoir Dogwoods will be heading the closing night! Very exciting!
Get all the details at the official Facebook event page.
Here is a brief description:
Village Lights will host POETPALOOZA 2012: A Tri-State Poetry Summit, Friday, April 27th, through Sunday, April 29th, with hourly readings and signings by sixteen acclaimed poets from our region (IN, KY, OH), including two published poets from Madison and five Poets Laureate of Kentucky and Indiana, in a flow-through setting. Come for one, or come for all! Live music Friday evening with The Chestnuts. Community open mic session Saturday evening. Sunday the Dogwoods are damming the Ohio! Why? Because we’re the beavers of the poetry kingdom.
Here is the line up:
Friday, April 27
5:00p Live music with The Chestnuts
6:00p Richard Hague & Michael Henson (OH)
8:00p Live music with The Chestnuts
Saturday, April 28
1:00p Jack Ramey, Professor of English, IU Southeast (IN)
2:00p Richard Taylor, Kentucky Poet Laureate, 1999-2001
3:00p Karen Kovacik, Indiana Poet Laureate, 2011-2012
4:00p The Airpoets (IN)
7:00p Community Open Mic Night
Sunday, April 29
1:00p Jill Kelly Koren (IN)
2:00p Jonathan Greene (KY)
3:00p Maureen Morehead, Kentucky Poet Laureate, 2011-2012
4:00p Reservoir Dogwoods (IN)