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5 Exciting Upcoming Poetry Events

Spring is a time when poets and poetry enthusiasts come together to celebrate the beauty of language, creativity, and expression. From virtual galas to intimate readings, these events promise to ignite your poetic spirit. Let’s dive in!


Poetry & the Creative Mind Virtual Gala

Date: April 30, 2024

Don’t miss this signature reading, fundraiser for the Academy of American Poets, and closing celebration of National Poetry Month. Leading actors, artists, dancers, musicians, chefs, and other notable figures will share poems from small towns to big cities across the United States and beyond.


Showcase Reading: Rosebud Ben-Oni & Megan Fernandes

Date: May 7, 2024

Join poets Rosebud Ben-Oni and Megan Fernandes for an evening of captivating readings at Poets House in NYC. Rosebud BenOni’s work delves into identity, family, and heritage, while Megan Fernandes explores themes of migration and memory. Expect powerful words and thought-provoking insights.


In-Person 6-Week Workshop: Drew Pisarra: Sonnets 101

Date: May 15, 2024

Dive into the art of sonnet writing with poet Drew Pisarra. This Poets House workshop spans six weeks and covers the intricacies of crafting sonnets. Whether you’re a seasoned poet or a beginner, this immersive experience will enhance your poetic skills.


Remote 3-Hour Workshop: Brian Turner: These Humming Engines

Date: May 16, 2024

Join poet Brian Turner in a virtual workshop exploring the theme of “These Humming Engines.” Through writing prompts and discussions, participants will delve into the power of language and imagery. Connect with fellow poets from the comfort of your own space.


Showcase Reading: John Keene & Pamela Sneed

Date: May 21, 2024

Experience the literary prowess of John Keene and Pamela Sneed. John Keene’s work spans genres, from poetry to fiction, and Pamela Sneed’s powerful performances touch on race, sexuality, and identity. This reading promises an evening of intellectual stimulation.


As National Poetry Month comes to a close, don’t let your momentum wane! Let these events inspire you, challenge you and remind you of the profound impact of poetry. Whether you’re a seasoned poet or a curious listener, there’s something for everyone. Let the verses resonate!