Thursday, April 14, 2011

#170: 24-Hour Poetry Marathon

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee -

Emily Dickinson

Seeing a forecast of rain and colder temperatures, I am all the more grateful for how beautiful these past few days have been.  Furthermore, I know summer skies will return and during this rainy weekend, I can continue to experience poetry off the pages at Artpost Gallery.

Artpost Gallery is celebrating National Poetry Month by hosting a 24-hour marathon of poetry reading.  All poets are invited to [read/sing/perform] their work in 15-minute segments from Friday 5:00 pm to Saturday 5:00 pm.  There will be appetizers and lunch provided by Fiddler's Hearth as well as giveaway publications from The Foundation for Light Verse.  Artpost is encouraging guests to "Come early, leave late; or come late, leave early!" 

A few spots still remain open if you are interested in participating; check the schedule here before e-mailing  Come experience the poetry in the oral tradition, what I believe is its true form, and remember the words of Walt Whitman, "To have great poets there must be great audiences too."

When: April 15, 5:00 pm - April 16, 5:00 pm
Where: 216 W. Madison St.

Tip: While you're there, also check out the current exhibit, "Gary", a collection of photographs of the [in]famous Indiana city as seen from the eye of Erin Jackson.


  1. oh my god! I work with this guy! He actually has a fantastic band named "The Beat" and they have played at several local bars and also at lang lab! which is owned by a good friend as well haha

  2. Did not know Mr. Easton was in 'The Beat' but I'm not surprised! It's a great local band. Thanks for info, Hannah!

  3. Thank you for posting this! We had great poets and a great audience this year :)