In celebration of National Poetry Month, I'll be reading on April 21st for the Arizona Humanities Council at the historic Ellis-Shackelford House in Phoenix. I'll also be conducting a poetry workshop prior, for a pre-registered group. Below is an article from the Superstition Review giving a concise statement about the upcoming celebrations~
Arizona Humanities Announces Programs to Celebrate the
20th Anniversary of National Poetry Month this April
Programs to feature local and national poets across Arizona for free workshops and readings
Arizona Humanities is excited to announce a series of programs celebrating National Poetry Month during the month of April. Free programs and workshops will take place across Arizona in Gilbert, the San Carlos Apache Reservation, downtown Phoenix, and Flagstaff.
Established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world. The month aims to encourage the reading of poetry, inspire people to write poetry, and more. Programs in Arizona will feature local Arizona poets Josh Rathkamp, Laura Tohe, Orlando White, Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow, and one national guest poet, J Mase III.
Ellie Hutchison, Programs Manager with Arizona Humanities remarked, “National Poetry Month brings people together to increase awareness and bring appreciation to the importance of poetry in our lives. We are so excited to unite talented local and national poets to the community through interactive activities throughout the month and to engage diverse audiences in our communities.”