Poetry and BBQ Cowboy Poetry poets onstage

One of the most popular events each season is the Poetry and Barbeque, en plein air poetry reading held in honor of National Poetry Month.

The date has been set for our 2021 BBQ!

Our 10th Annual Barbeque “Neighboring States: Poets Laureate of the South” features these wonderful poets: Poet Laureate of North Carolina Cathy Smith Bowers and Poet Laureate of Alabama Jennifer Horne. Join us on November 14 from 2:30–6:00 pm at the Pole Barn for this wonderful event. Barbeque dinner included!

Tickets will be available for purchase soon. While you wait, please consider preordering our upcoming Poetry and Barbeque celebratory anthology, Decade: Ten Years of Poetry and Barbeque, which will be available on April 1st.

Past featured poets have included:

Naomi Shihab Nye, Tony Hoagland, Brian Turner, Ken Hart, Shane Seely, Claude Wilkinson, Enid Shomer, Judson Mitcham, Patricia Waters, Rick Campbell, Sylvia Curbelo, Carol Frost, Michael Hettich, Campbell McGrath, Peter Meinke, Lawrence Hetrick, Lynn Knight, and Sean Sexton, and many others.