Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Crafty Poet: Group Reading 3

On Sunday, June 22, a group of contributors to The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop gathered at the Bernardsville Public Library for a group reading and discussion of the book. I consider myself very fortunate to have had three group readings for the book, each of them well attended, each of them a lot of fun. I also consider myself very fortunate that so many of my contributors have been willing and happy to travel a distance and give up a day in order to participate. I thank them!
The book from which we read
Me welcoming the audience and then discussing my Craft Tip, "Finding the Right Words"
Ann DeVenezia reading her sample poem, "Waiting for My Friend," and discussing
the model poem and prompt which led to her poem
Susanna Rich reading her 3 sample poems, "Radish," "The Snake Milker's Daughter," 
and "Gassing Up in New Jersey
Tina Kelley reading her sample poems, "My Man, the Green Man" 
and "To the Inarticulate Man Who Tries"
Michael T. Young reading his sample poem, "Advice from a Bat," a poem based on the prompt
for Amy Gerstler's "Advice from a Caterpillar"
Joel Allegretti reading his sample acrostic poem, "In a Station"
Gail Fishman Gerwin reading her sample acrostic poem, "Rosebuds Ungathered," and then "Behold"
Ken Ronkowitz reading his sample poem, "Carpe Diem," and discussing
the role of cliches in the poem
Adele Kenny discussing her Craft Tip, "Petals on a Wet, Black Bough," 
and later her model poem, "Snake Lady"
Wanda Praisner reading her sample poem, "After Love"
Charlotte Mandel reading her sample poem, "Flood Washed," a poem
modeled on one by Stanley Plumly
Basil Rouskas reading his sample poem, "Scents of Summer,"
a poem which relies on the sense of smell
Antoinette Libro reading her sample poem, "Baggage"
Following the reading, we had a reception at which cookies were served and eaten.
The audience joined us and engaged in some conversation with the poets.
The S'Mores I made completely disappeared.
It was a delicious day!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Diane, for a great reading and for an an opportunity to share with other poets in the book, as well as with audience members.


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