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.

Our 10th Annual Poetry and Barbeque is set for April, 2022

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 in April for this wonderful event. Barbeque dinner included!

Tickets will be available for purchase soon. While you wait, please consider purchasing our upcoming Poetry and Barbeque celebratory anthology, Decade: Ten Years of Poetry and Barbeque, which is now available.

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.