Denton Poets’ Assembly welcomes members and guests to our monthly meeting and critique session on Saturday, February 18th.
Our critique session begins at 9 a.m., followed by the regular meeting at 10.
After an opening discussion, members will read Cinquain poetry assignments from J. Paul Holcomb’s January lesson.
Following the readings, J. Paul Holcomb will present the February lesson on writing Spoon River Poems.
Please click the following link for the complete post. DPA Post for February 2017
Denton Poets’ Assembly will meet on September 17th for poetry readings by members and guests at the Emily Fowler Public Library from 10 am – noon. For complete details regarding the meeting click the following link Denton Poets’ Assembly Sept 17 Meeting
Every April, the Denton Poets’ Assembly teams up with artists from the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) in a collaborative exhibit called Merging Visions in celebration of National Poetry Month.
The showing is free and open to the public. The Merging Visions reception will be held on April 15th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the exhibit’s opening. All poems and artwork are originals created by members of the two groups. Some of the poems are created with the artwork as inspiration, and some are inspirations for the artwork.
The 9th annual Merging Visions Exhibit will held at the Patterson Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201.
The exhibit will be free and open to the public during regular art center hours, Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 1:00 – 5:00. The opening reception — also free and open to the public — will be held on April 15th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Denton Poets’ Assembly meets again on Saturday April 19th. Members will be reading a Cinquain based on our March lesson. J. Paul Holcomb will present a lesson on the Sonnet.
Be sure to bring a poem in any form for our free choice reading. This includes members and guests. It’s a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month.
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by Rich Weatherly
Re-blog from the Denton Poets’ Assembly website.
Denton Poets’ Assembly members and friends, please join us for our next meeting on Saturday, November 16th.
For the complete post, Click Here.
Annie Neugebauer’s blog post today sets a fitting tone for Americans who are reeling from the events in Boston, MA and West, Texas this week. Our hearts go out to the families of victims and first responders. Welcome Annie and thank you for your words of consolation.
A Guest Post + 2 Poems
Annie is a short story author, novelist, and award-winning poet.
It feels weird to continue on in such horrible news. First Boston and now West, which is a small Texas town about an hour and a half south of where I live. Everyone I know is sad right now, myself included. These are days to go dark, spend time with loved ones, and reflect. But of course I have no control over the timing of tragedy, so I hope you’ll understand where my heart is when I share my news and publications with you.
[I’m no expert, but I imagine that unless you’re a first responder or a trained disaster relief worker, staying away (physically) is probably more helpful than driving down to West right now. Last I heard they have serious traffic problems with all of the emergency vehicles. The best information that I’ve gathered, if you’re in the area and wanting to help: you can donate blood at any of these locations or donate funds to The Salvation Army. If you’re around Denton, you can also drop off water and goods at UNT.]
Click here to continue to the complete article by Annie.