7th Annual Poetry & BBQ

In Honor of National Poetry Month

Reserve Your Spot for Sunday, April 2, 2017
3:00 – 7:00 PM at the Laura (Riding) Jackson home

One of the most popular events each season is the April “Poetry & Barbecue,” en plein air poetry reading at the Laura (Riding) Jackson home site, held in honor of National Poetry Month. The 2017 featured poets will be:


 National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The goal is to widen public attention to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to celebrate poetry’s ability to sustain itself in the many places where it is practiced and appreciated.


Past featured poets have included:  Shane Seely, Claude Wilkinson, Edith Shomer, Judson Mitcham, Patricia Waters, Rick Campbell, Sylvia Curbelo, Carol Frost, Michael Hettich, Campbell McGrath, Peter Meinke, Lawrence Hetrick, Lynn Knight, and Sean Sexton.