Press Release: Denton Poets’ Assembly Monthly Meeting and Critique Session


Denton Poets’ Assembly will meet on Saturday, December 15 at the Emily Fowler Public Library in Denton, Texas. Visitors and guests are welcome.

We will begin our meeting at 10 a.m. by welcoming visitors, then members discussing chapter business and other related activities.

Following the discussion, we will read poems based on J. Paul Holcomb’s lesson, “Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology is a conceptual masterpiece.”

Following the assignment readings DPA plans to engage in a special time, honoring J. Paul Holcomb for his years of service to the chapter his sharing of monthly lessons of poetry, especially poetry forms.

J. Paul has announced plans to share his thoughts on his time with DPA. He is stepping down as our monthly presenter of lessons, but we hope to keep him around as an asset and resource.

Susan Maxwell-Campbell will distribute materials for a new Read and Respond series based on guidelines frequently used in academic circles. Members are asked to read supplied material and respond by writing according to supplied guidelines.

DPA also plans to set aside the meeting as a time of celebration of holidays during this season. Members are bringing food and beverages and plan to enjoy fellowship together.

Following our celebration members and guests will read a free choice poem.

We will adjourn the meeting at noon.

A critique session follows the regular meeting.

Diane Glancy Presentation
The program for the December 8 Poetry Society of Texas Monthly meeting was delivered by Diane Glancy a member of DPA and a treasured resource. Her program featured a presentation based on Prompts and Pathways, the theme of the 2019 PST Summer Conference.

Merging Visions
Merging Visions 2018, following the exhibition at the MCL Grand’s Art Gallery and Recital Hall paired poems and art were moved to Denton Branch Libraries. The paired works can be seen during regular library hours. Take your friends and family to revisit many of the pieces and pairings from this beautiful exhibit. The last day of the extended exhibit will be Friday, January 18, 2019.

Denton Poets’ Assembly meets on the third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. – noon at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland Street, Denton, TX 76201. Meetings are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit

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