Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday, November 19: Visit to the Poetry Club at Ft. Dorchester High

A pure delight to spend an hour or so with members of the Poetry Club at Ft. Dorchester High School this afternoon. Twelve of us sat in a circle and shared some words, lines, and poems. We did several activities, starting out with building a word bank and writing a group poem, which we read a couple of times, round-robin style. After looking at several strategies for writing poems, I had the pleasure of hearing some of the members read their poems.

Thanks to the Club and their sponsor, Donna Miller, who's a Media Specialist there at the school, for inviting me!

Saturday, November 17: Poets reading at art exhibit & sale

How I enjoyed reading with fellow poets Susan Finch Stevens, Linda Annas Ferguson, Ann Herlong-Bodman, Rick Pfann, Debbie Scott, and Marjory Wentworth last Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m. We read at the Some of Us art showing at the home of artist Peggy Howe in Mt. Pleasant. I forget sometimes how stimulating it is to be in the midst of a mix of the arts--paintings, ceramics, textiles, jewelry. And what an inspiring setting we were in, overlooking the marsh. Thanks to Peggy Howe and her artist friends for including us!