National Poetry Month: Three Mondays

April is National Poetry Month: that thirty days in spring that provided the time stamp for Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales,” that same thirty days that Eliot called “the cruellest month” in “The Waste Land.”

Here in Montgomery, for the last few years, a small group of us literary and professorial types put on a poetry program that features a different event each Monday. The schedule for this year’s program goes like this:

April 4: poetry workshop with Tony Crunk
Auburn University at Montgomery @ 7 PM, No cost
Participants should submit one poem in advance for consideration.

April 11: Jacqueline Trimble reading
Booker T. Washington Magnet High School @ 7 PM, No cost
Trimble will read from her forthcoming collection, American Happiness.

April 18: Readings by local poets
KRU on Mount Meigs @ 7 PM, No cost
Three local poets will read original works.

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