Poetry Month Finales

Today, Saturday, April 25th: 3-5pm Reading and Reception for Duluth-Area High School Poets! Listen to emerging voices, help yourself to some free refreshments and chat about poetry! Mitchel Hall Auditorium, free and open to the public. One of Jim Johnson’s Duluth Poet Laureate initiatives!

Spirit Lake Poetry Series 7:30pm Anishinaabe poet, Al Hunter, will read from his two books of poetry (and maybe more!) Spirit Horses and Recklessness of Love. Reading is at Somers Lounge at St. Scholastica – free and open to the public, refreshments to follow!

Monday, April 27th, as part of the Arts Night in the Homegrown Music Festival, Devin McKinnon will be hosting a poetry showcase with the Cosmic Pit Orchestra serving as house band. A really great lineup of tremendous talent – you won’t want to miss! 8pm at Teatro Zuccone!

And since there were people unable to make the contemporary poetry discussion with Ryan Vine, I wrote up a summary of the talk: Poetry Talk at Norlight Lit Life

Happy Last Days of Poetry Month!



about 15 years ago

Monday evening's poetry showcase sounds cool, I hear Mr. Paul Lundgren is one of the poets participating! I am so there.


about 15 years ago

Monday evening's poetry reading was PHENOMENAL! I am still blown away by some of the poetry some of the most talented writers in this community read at Zuccone. Patrick McKinnon started things off with some powerful poems that knocked everyone's socks off. He hasn't changed in the 15 years I've known him; the word "fuck" still is a major part of his verbal repertoire. And Devin McKinnon's finale -- a poem to/about his dad, OMG; made me miss my (late) father all over again. Father/son bookending the event like that really moved me. For those who were there: aren't we lucky to live in a city where we have such homegrown brilliance? To those who weren't there: you missed out. Props to everyone involved with this event, I know several of you frequent PDD. Sorry I missed Todd G's bday party at Carmody afterwards, but the poetry reading ended at 10:30 and it was a school night! I hope this poetry reading becomes a regular part of Homegrown.


about 15 years ago

For anyone still following this thread, I also threw in my two cents.  It was definitely a great night and definitely merits repeating!


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