THE NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MONDAY APRIL 27TH.
The Favorite Poem Evening, sponsored jointly by the Takoma Park Maryland Library and the Friends of the Library, is now in its 15th year. Last year’s event drew a record number of readers and poetry enthusiasts. This year’s celebration of poems will be held in the Library on Tuesday April 28rd., at 7:30 p.m. and will be hosted by Takoma Park Poet Laureate Merrill Leffler.
If you would like to participate, choose a poem you have read and admired by a published poet other than you or your friends. Poems written in languages other than English are welcome, if they are accompanied by an English translation. There are plenty of ideas for possible choices in the Library’s poetry collections.
Send the name and author of the poem you have chosen and your own name and generic occupation for inclusion in a printed program to Ellen Robbins at the Takoma Park Maryland Library,
Originally conceived as a national event by poet laureate Robert Pinsky, the Favorite Poem Evening in Takoma Park has been a lovely, warm and community building event for the past dozen years. All ages are welcome. Please attend and bring your friends and neighbors! Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.Posted by library at April 21, 2015 06:40 PM