I hope you’re signed up to receive Read + Write: 30 Days of Poetry, Cuyahoga County Public Library’s National Poetry Month blog. Every day in April, you’ll receive a poem by a poet who lives, works, or has some important tie to northeast Ohio; a poetry writing prompt to try; and a poetry book to check out of the library. Here’s a sample of the daily blog and the link to sign up for it.
You’re also invited to these special poetry workshops:
- Now We’re Cookin’: Recipes for Revising Half-Baked Poems - Cuyahoga County Public Library (cuyahogalibrary.org) Thursday, April 1, 7-8:30 p.m.
- Practical Principles of Writing Poetry - Cuyahoga County Public Library (cuyahogalibrary.org) Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
And, of course, these regular, monthly gatherings of poets:
- Second Sunday Poets - Cuyahoga County Public Library (cuyahogalibrary.org) Sunday, April 11, 3-4:30 p.m. Featured reader: Toledo poet Jonie McIntire, host of Uncloistered Poetry.
- West Side Poetry Writing Workshop - Cuyahoga County Public Library (cuyahogalibrary.org) Thursday, April 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Happy National Poetry Month to you and yours!
...and if that's not enough for you, check out Michelle R. Smith's blog, "Forcing Bulbs", where she is posting a poetry prompt every day in celebration of NaPoWriMo. Start with Day One.