The Power of Poetry


Making Poems, Making Peace

2018—A time like no other time. Are you ready to hear a poem? Are you ready to eat and drink poems, to make the short eats become long and tasty metaphors on the tongue? Are you ready to hear one of this country’s leading poets, and the poets who make poems into English from other tongues, and some of the area’s finest poets who represent many of the Capitol region’s poetry organizations, and the poets like you and me who are looking for fellowship, community, an open microphone? Come one. Better, come all, to celebrate the region’s amazing diversity of poets and poetry. The day is free and family-friendly.

It is Spring. Let us delight in poetry.

2018 Program coming soon!

Masters of Ceremonies

nancy-naomi-carlson-0Nancy Naomi Carlson  

Nancy Naomi Carlson has received grants from the NEA, Maryland State Arts Council, and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County for her translations and non-translated work. She is the author of seven titles, and her translation of The Nomads, My Brothers, Go Out to Drink from the Dipper by Abdourahman Waberi (from Djibouti) was shortlisted for the “Best Translated Book Award” last year. Her work has appeared in APR, The Georgia Review, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner…[More]

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