The Poetic Edge: In Celebration of National Poetry Month
“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” –P. B. Shelley
With its compression and precision, poetry walks the edge and teaches us about the possibilities and limits of both the human heart and the written word. Understanding and developing that poetic edge benefits all writers–whether we’re writing poetry or prose. Join us for our April Writers Night Out as we celebrate National Poetry Month with two fine poets.
Lawrence Kessenich won the 2010 Strokestown International Poetry Prize and has been published in Sewanee Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and many other magazines. His poem “Underground Jesus” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012. His full-length book, Before Whose Glory, was published in 2013 by FutureCycle Press (available here on amazon.com).
Molly Lynn Watt will be reading from her book of poems, On the Wings of Song–A Journey into the Civil Rights Era (Ibbetson Street Press, 2014). This is a tough and tender memoir in poems, when at 25 years of age, she was jailed in Tennessee with her two babies and 30 other people for their participation in the Civil Rights Movement. Her poems are a witness to the times when her personal life butted up against political disruptions across America.
The cost of Writers Night Out is $20 for CCWC members who sign up by April 15th, and $25 for non-members and for walk-in members. The price includes a buffet dinner and a non-alcoholic drink.
Please contact Janet at our office to sign up via email for what promises to be an inspiring evening: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-420-0200.