Friday, March 30, 2012

Poem Walk Map 2012

Click on the pin to see where the poems are located. Each pin represents a Baltimore-area sponsor that is displaying one of the poets featured in this year's walk. Please visit the sponsor's website for hours of operations and let them know you are there to find a poem.

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Author Amok: It's Almost April -- Get Thee to Some Poetry

 Laura Shovan lists a number of events happening this month. Check it out:

Author Amok: It's Almost April -- Get Thee to Some Poetry

Friday, March 23, 2012

7th Annual CruMoPoPerFest! 9 Days to Go!

7th Annual CruMoPoPerFest
(Cruellest Month Poetry & Performance Festival)

Poetry in the Community presents the 7th Annual Cruellest Month Poetry and Performance Festival. This is poetry in performance; off the page; of, by, and for the community. Free for all ages. To kick things off:

April 1: Poetry in the Community participates in the Waverly Main Street War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. Starts at 12 PM. 3009 Greenmount Avenue, 21218 (St. John’s in the Village).


April continues with four nights of poetry at the Village Learning Place
2521 Saint Paul Street, 21218-4607. (410) 235-2210.

April 5: claims poetry is a haven from modern life chaos and cures disconnection. Julie Fisher will host an evening of poets who brandish their poems, wave them as banners, shine their poems’ benevolence upon us, and, above all, bequeath poems to us in all their Baltimore-ness. Featuring: Elizabeth Smith, Chris “Batworth” Ciattei, Slangston Hughes, Temple, Deanna Nikaido, and Bruce Jacobs. Starts at 6:30 PM.

April 12: Come to the Village Learning Place to celebrate National Library Week. We’re celebrating the unveiling of the new “Read the Small Print” collection, dedicated to local small-press writers. Enjoy a free evening of readings, performances, and refreshments in the Village Learning Place’s historic Charles Village library. Starts at 7:00 PM.

April 17: Artichoke Haircut presents an editors feature, with readings by the makers of the magazine: Justin Sanders, Jonathan Gavazzi, Adam Shutz, and Melissa Street. Starts at 6:30 PM.

April 26: Just in time for prom season, it’s a Poetic Formal. Come in your best (or worst) formal wear for a reading of form poems—from the traditional to the twisted. Poets Shirley Brewer, Clarinda Harriss, Bruce Sager, and Laura Shovan will be your chaperones and featured readers for an evening of glorious ghazals, sumptuous sestinas, tasty triolets, and seductive sonnets. Prizes will be awarded for formal wear, including: Worst Recycled Bridesmaid Dress, Best Blast from the Past, What Not to Wear, Best Accessories, Best Consignment Couture, and Crème de la Red Carpet. (Formal wear is optional.) Starts at 6:30 PM.


Baltimore’s National Poetry Month Celebration wraps up at the Waverly Library
Waverly Branch—Enoch Pratt Free Library: 400 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. (410) 396-6053

April 28: The Waverly Library will host a free poetry reading and performance featuring members of the local literary community. Special performance by Outside the Box, an interactive exploration of the Elements of Music through beatboxing, lead by Max Bent, Waverly resident and Young Audiences of Maryland Teaching Artist. Also featured will be dramatic performances from Magus Magnus’ Idylls for a Bare Stage. Starts at 11:00 AM.

For more information, go to:
Contact: Douglas Mowbray and Christophe Casamassima: