Poetry and BBQ Cowboy Poetry poets onstage

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

Tickets available to purchase for our 2021 BBQ!

Our 10th Annual Barbeque “Neighboring States: Poets Laureate of the South” features three wonderful poets: Poet Laureate of North Carolina Cathy Smith Bowers, Poet Laureate of Mississippi Beth Ann Fennelly, and Poet Laureate of Alabama Jennifer Horne. Join us on March 28 from 2:30-6:00 pm at the Pole Barn for this wonderful event. Barbeque dinner included!

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.