Rensselaerville Library’s Celebration of Poetry Month

Rensselaerville Library

Rensselaerville Library’s 12th Annual Celebration of National Poetry Month with Today’s Poem.

Again this year, the library will feature one poem by a local or not-so-local poet each day for the 30 days of April. Visit www.rensselaervillelibrary.org and click the “Today’s Poem” button to view each new poem. Here’s the lineup:

April
1 Therese L. Broderick, Tadic
2 Gail Haines, A Poetry Group Dropout
3 Mary Ann Ronconi, I Know This Day
4 Alan Catlin, Last Words
5 Thomas Bonville, Junk Drawer
6 Dianne Sefcik, Red Ochre
7 Carolee Bennett, Pillow Talk
8 Howard J. Kogan, Automata
9 Bob Sharkey, I-Man
10 Dan Wilcox, What Makes America Great #12
11 Brian Dorn, Tears of Lake George
12 Katrinka Moore, Luna Lura
13 Catherine Norr, Chengdu
14 Mark W. Ó Brien, “It is in the shelter of each other that people live”
15 R. A. Pavoldi, Holy Week
16 Linda Sonia Miller, Consider It
17 Karen Schoemer, Amaranth
18 Dawn Marar, Still Life
19 A. C. Everson, Adventures in Aging Continues
20 Sally Rhoades, Sitting with Joy Harjo
21 Dennis Sullivan, Le Bateau de Beuh
22 Tim Verhaegen, Grandmama
23 Pm Boudreaux, Twelve Ago
24 Claire North, November Light
25 Alan Casline, Flower of Day
26 Robert Miller, Split Stone
27 Mike Burke, No Chance
28 Tony Fallon, A Sad Parting
29 Ann Lapinski, Babka
30 Jill Crammond, Love as Empty Bottle of Whiskey or Mary Magdalene Breaks Her Silence

SCHEDULED EVENTS @ Conkling Hall 8 Methodist Hill Road Rensselaerville, NY 12147

FAVORITE POEM PROJECT – 2-4pm Sunday, April 2
What’s YOUR favorite poem? Come read it at the 12th Annual Favorite Poem Project. People of all ages are invited to participate in this Rensselaerville tradition of celebrating Poetry Month. Or just come listen as your friends and neighbors share poems they love. Join in an afternoon of poetry, good company, and refreshments, emceed by Claire North. Readers may sign up at Conkling Hall beginning at 1:45 pm.

CONKLING CAFÉ OPEN MIC – 7:30pm Friday, April 21
Conkling Café and the Library are collaborating during poetry month so bring out your favorite poems, sonnets, haikus and lyrics to share. All musical genres, spoken word, and performance art are welcome. Equipment is provided. Come participate watch and listen what your friends and neighbors are creating.
Signup at 7pm to perform. Open Mic is free with donations accepted. Open Mic is a monthly event.
Rensselaerville Library PO Box 188
1459 County Route 351
Rensselaerville, NY 12147
518 797 3949
Fax 518.797.5211

For more information: www.rensselaervillelibrary.org/poetry-month.html.

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