April is always a busy time for the poetry community because it’s National Poetry Month. National Poetry Month provides a great opportunity to listen to (and share!) favorite poems and to discover new work. Many Parallel Press chapbook authors are participating in local events and poetry readings throughout April in honor of this celebration.
Here are just a few of the many events going on in the area:
- April 17-24, Fox Cities Book Festival Many wonderful poetry-related events will be happening throughout the week including a reading by WI Poet Laureate Max Garland! Max is the author of the poetry chapbook Apparition (Parallel Press, 1999). Check out the whole schedule of events here!
- Tuesday, April 23, 6:30pm at Appleblossom Books in Oshkosh Jeanie and Steve Tomasko of Middleton, WI will each read a selection of their own poetry, followed by an open mic session where participants may read one or two of their own poems or favorites. Jeanie is the author of Tricks of Light (Parallel Press, 2011).
For more ways to celebrate, check out the UW-Madison Libraries Pinterest board, dedicated to all things National Poetry Month!