I really enjoyed this post of Liz Gauffreau and especially the idea and the presentation of the work online.
Such a wonderful way to involve young and old and community in a poetic collaboration.
Bravo Liz and Newbury, Vermont.
A Celebration of Poetry Deferred
In January of 2020, my poem “Family Reunion: Newbury, Vermont” was accepted for publication by the Waterford Township Public Library’s annual 2020 Poetry Leaves exhibit. (The Township is located in Michigan.) I was particularly pleased that my poem had been selected because it was inspired by a return to the trees I’d taken for granted in the Newbury woods–after being away for thirty years. You can learn more information about the event here: https://www.poetry-leaves.com/.
Needless to say, the in-person celebration of poetry exhibit was cancelled because of the pandemic.
Sadly, 2021 marks the end of this vibrant community project. I do hope the library is able to rally the community to celebrate National Poetry Month in a sustainable way for the future, particularly given that school children have been involved.
Poetry Leaves: April 1 – April 30, 2021
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