Poetry

Diane Elliott & Friends Poetry Night

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

April is National Poetry Month! Join us in celebrating with an inspiring evening of poetry from local artists.

Featured poets for the reading are:

Diane Elliott
Carolyn Pinet 
Greg Keeler
JoAnne Troxel 
Kari Bowles
Steve Kirchhoff
Diane will also read a poem from June Safford, who is unable to attend the event.

Political Poetry and Open Mic

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

Local resident Ian Powell-Palm has organized an evening of political poetry performance and an Open Mic. The evening, running from 6-9PM, will be divided into two parts: the first hour will feature readings and discussions from local, renowned poets, while the following hours will be dedicated to an audience Open Mic and showcasing of local talent. Participants may read one or two poems, perform a song, or showcase a piece of art.

Meet the Author - Chris Dombrowski

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

On a whim, and during a particularly challenging time in his life, fly-fishing guide and author Chris Dombrowski accepted an invitation to the Bahamas—a trip that would alter his life’s trajectory.

Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World's Most Alluring Fish Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781571313522
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Milkweed Editions - October 18th, 2016

Meet the Author - Wil Gibson

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:00pm

Gritty, vivid, at times harsh, Wil Gibson's latest poetry collection, Harvest the Dirt, is a tour-de-force of the American dream-nightmare. Traveling the back roads of double-wide trailers and mobile meth labs, Gibson arrives at a new truth and realism, a pride in the dirt from which you come.

Harvest the Dirt Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780985731779
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Great Weather for Media, LLC - October 20th, 2015

Meet the Author - Joe Wilkins

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

In When We Were Birds, Joe Wilkins wrests his attention away from the griefs, deprivations, and high prairies of his Montana childhood and turns toward “the bean-rusted fields & gutted factories of the Midwest,” toward ordinary injustice and everyday sadness, toward the imminent birth of his son and his own confusions in taking up the mantle of fatherhood, toward faith and grace, legacy and luck.

When We Were Birds: Poems (Miller Williams Poetry Prize) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781557286970
Availability: Not Currently Available to Order
Published: University of Arkansas Press - March 1st, 2016

Open Mic Poetry Night featuring Jonathan Wells

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Man with Many Pens is about love—“a love that smells so much like blood”—and song—“a song that the oak leaves will not finish.” These poems examine how a single love or a single song contains multiple personalities and contradictory forces, tensions and concordances. Beneath those poems such as “The Man with Many Pens,” “The Six-Armed Musician” and others that display the multiple complex emotions of love, there is a more naked, personal narrative.

Jonathan Wells's poems have appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, The New Yorker, Poetry International, and other journals. He has also edited an anthology of poems about rock music, Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll (MTV Books 2007) and is the author of Train Dance (Four Way Books 2011). Wells has worked as director of Rolling Stone Press and is co-editor of the Tebot Bach New World Translation series with Christopher Merrill.

The Man With Many Pens (Stahlecker Selections) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781935536635
Availability: Not Currently Available to Order
Published: Four Way Books - October 6th, 2015

Open Mic Poetry Night

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 7:00pm
Come to open mic poetry night at Country Bookshelf on Thursday, February 19 starting at 7pm! Bring a favorite or original poem to share or just come to listen; all are welcome. Readers will have 5 minutes to share. Show up early to sign up!

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