Spring is the time for romance ~ and National Poetry Month throughout April

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This April marks the 15th year of National Poetry Month - the largest literary celebration in the world. Established by the Academy of American Poets, the intent is to celebrate things poetic as well as increase awareness of poetry among the general public.

During the month, Americans will be encouraged to enjoy reading and creating poetry, and poets will have the opportunity to publicize their work through readings at popular venues.

Events in Atlanta to celebrate National Poetry Month include:

Wednesday, April 14th, 8:00 pm
Chris “Cocktails” Cornell and Georgia State University’s New South journal editor James May will read in the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Library. Tickets are $5 at the door, $3 for students/seniors/members.

Thursday, April 15th, 7:00 pm
Terrance Hayes will read at Georgia State University’s Troy Moore Library. Hayes’ latest collection of poetry, Lighthead, was just released by Penguin. This event is free of charge.

Friday, April 16th, 8:00 pm
Kostas Anagnopoulos will read at the Whitespace Gallery in Inman Park. Anagnopoulos' latest work,Some of My Reasons, is forthcoming from Insurance. This event is free of charge.

Saturday, April 17th, 8:00 pm
Poetry Atlanta and Composition Gallery in Candler Park unite for a “Talking Back to the Muse” event, a signature event in which numerous local Atlanta poets will read. This event is free of charge.

Featured poets will include: Alice Lovelace, Kodac Harrison, Chelsea Rathburn, Jon Goode, Bill Taft, Theresa Davis, Collin Kelly, Bruce Covey, Beth Gylys, Dan Veech, Megan Volpert, Franklin Abbott, Christine Swint, Rupert Fike, Jamie Iredell, Karen Head, Mr. Funn, Bob Wood, Tania Rochelle, Cleo Creech, Marissa McNamara, Mike Dockins, Ginger Murchison, James May, JC Reilly, Amy Pence, Robin Kemp, Marshall Gillson, Michael Diebert and Alice Teeter.

And last but not least,

Thursday, April 22, 8:00 pm
Cristiana Baik, Joseph Wood, and Daniela Olszewska will present at Emory’s Theater Lab at the Schwartz Performing Arts Center. This event is free of charge.

For more on timely events in Atlanta: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlanta-GA/Atlanta-Destinations-Travel-Examiner/114278561922890?ref=mf
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