Wow, it has been a year since I’ve posted anything! Well, that’s life! Some years just run away from you.
But, onward! It is time to spring into Spring with another annual Open Mic and announcement of the Naomi Cherkofsky Poetry Contest winners. If we are lucky, one or two of the winners will be able to come to the Open Mic, too. In any case, we certainly hope you will join us for this lovely celebration of National Poetry Month with a few poems to share.
Date: Saturday, April 16th
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Beverly Public Library, Essex Street, Beverly, Program Room
Light refreshments served.
Most importantly, bring poems!
The May meeting of the North Shore Poets’ Forum will be on the 21st, again at the Beverly Public Library, at 11 a.m., but this time in the Barnett Gallery, which is lovely. Jeanette Maes will give a program on Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Please join us. After the program and some refreshments, we love to share our own poetry. For gentle critique, please provide 6 to 10 copies of your poem.
The Massachusetts State Poetry Society will meet May 7 at the West Branch of the Peabody Institute Library, 603 Lowell St., Peabody. Contact Jeanette Maes for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Roberta Hung, email@example.com
Now, for a little poem to get you in the mood for even more great poetry! This one is by Eamon Grennan, who lives in New York state. I found this in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry column begun when he was Poet Laureate. It continues today and is available free online.
Up Against It
by Eamon Grennan