October 16, 2018 · 1:14 pm
Denton Poets’ Assembly meets every third Saturday of the month at the Emily Fowler Public Library in Denton, Texas. We will hold our next meeting on Saturday, October 20th. The meeting starts at 10 a.m.
Following a discussion of chapter business members will read assigned poems based on J. Paul Holcomb’s lesson, “Blank Verse Is Not Free Verse.”
Next, J. Paul will present his October lesson on “Ars Poetica.” Later in the meeting members and guests have an opportunity to read a free choice poem.
We adjourn at noon.
An optional critique session follows the regular meeting. The meeting room is available until 1:30 p.m.
Merging Visions 2018, a collaborative exhibit of art and poetry, opens Saturday, Oct. 20, at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St., in Lewisville. We will host a public reception Sunday, Oct. 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the MCL Grand’s Art Gallery and Recital Hall.
Merging Visions Exhibit is on display through Saturday, Nov. 24. The Gallery is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, closed Sundays and Mondays.
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 http://DentonPoetsAssembly.weebly.com
August 19, 2016 · 10:54 am
Denton Poets’ Assembly meets again on August 20th at the Emily Fowler Public Library from 10 a.m. – noon. We welcome members returning from summer vacation. As always, visitors and guests are welcome.
We have a change from our usual poetry assignments process. This month, members have two assignments. J. Paul Holcomb has returned and will be comparing non-rhyming poems from his, “Strawberry Soup” assignment which we will read. In addition, we will read sonnets derived from the that non-rhyming poem.
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March 31, 2016 · 11:25 am
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.
November 19, 2015 · 11:24 am
Denton Poets’ Assembly welcomes members and guests to our November 21st meeting of at the Emily Fowler Central Library from 10:00 a.m. until noon.
After a short discussion covering chapter business, members will read Pantoum poems from J. Paul Holcomb’s October lesson.
J. Paul will present his November lesson on the Rondel form.
Members and guests will have the opportunity to read free Choice poems after the lesson.
In DPA News
2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton presented a poetry reading and book signing, October 22nd at the Joyce Thompson Lecture Hall, TWU Library. DPA members were invited.
On Friday, October 30th Bob Schinzel and Richard Weatherly read seasonal poetry at the Good Samaritan Village in South Denton.
On November 21st Patrick Marshall and possibly other DPA members will attend the Marine Creek Creative Writing Conference on the Tarrant County College NW Campus. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Nathan Brown.
When Monday 23th, 7:30 – 9:30
Where The Whitehouse Espresso Bar and Beer Garden
Description Kitchen Sync Open Mic sign up starts at 7:15pm. Every fourth Monday at 424 Bryan Street in Denton, Texas. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denton Poets’ Assembly meets on the third Saturday of the month, 10AM – 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 http://www.DentonPoetsAssembly.weebly.com
May 12, 2015 · 9:28 pm
April 30, 2015 · 5:39 pm
Dear Reader, this is the first time I’ve personally posted my new award winning poem It placed 1st in the Poetry Society of Texas Performance Poetry Annual Competition. Credits follow the poem. The poem is written in the form of a Dramatic Monologue.
Galileo Galilei, a Defense of Heliocentricism
Thank you my dear friend Ferdinando for the honor of your presence. To think that only seven of the ten cardinals of the inquisition voted for conviction of near heresy with threats of torture, puzzles me. I know, it could have been much worse, this house arrest brings such a burden of loneliness. I miss my daughter Marie Celeste. Her encouraging letters bring me more comfort than you can know. My mission is to make God’s design of the cosmos known to all men. Would that my oppressors could see Jupiter’s moons move in such synchronicity. If only they could see how mathematics predict the future positions of those orbs. Instead, they placed my work on the Index of Forbidden Books, and argue that my work violates scripture. I say not so! My theology agrees with Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. One cannot take all scripture to be literal. My work is built on those who came before. Men like Aristarchus almost nine hundred years ago. And recently Copernicus and Kepler have added to the body of work on heliocentricism. You must tell no one of what I shall tell you next. A friend has asked me to share my, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems. One day it will be my witness and a force for good my friend. No sir, I cannot publish it now. One day my friend, I will be exonerated. For now, I dare not risk being permanently separated from my darling, Marie Celeste. Her gentle spirit and kindness has given me a reason to live. May my detractor’s eyes one day be opened. Soli Deo Gloria.
Previously published in the Poetry Society of Texas Book of the Year 2015
© 2014 Richard L Weatherly
June 17, 2014 · 10:07 am
Denton Poets’ Assembly will meet again 10 a.m. – Noon on June 21st at the Emily Fowler Public Library in Denton, Texas. Guests are welcome and encouraged to bring a favorite poem to read. Members will be reading a Stretched Sonnet based on J. Paul Holcomb’s lesson on the subject last month.
Members and guests will be given an opportunity to read a free choice poem.
We look forward to J. Paul Holcomb’s poetry lesson this month. Members will vote on DPA chapter officers for the year 2014-2015.
Lucinda Breeding, Features Editor for The Denton Record Chronicle recognized three DPA poets and their pairings in the days and weeks that followed the reception…
For additional information about the event, click here.
May 27, 2014 · 6:00 pm
Purchase link from Denton Poets’ Assembly webpage.
Reblogged from the Denton Poets’ Assembly website.
Poets and lovers of poetry,
I’m honored to announce the publication of A Texas Garden of Verses: An Anthology,
an e-book celebrating poems and poets from the 2013 PST Summer Conference. It is the product of contributions DPA made to the conference. Eight DPA members are in this anthology; Karona Drummond, J Paul Holcomb, Beth Honeycutt, Chris Irving, Angie Kimmell, Annie Neugebauer, Jan Spence and Jervis Underwood. Chris Irving also helped edit the e-book along with the summer conference committee.
For the complete article with purchase information, click Denton Poets’ Assembly webpage.
May 15, 2014 · 10:48 am
Denton Poets’ Assembly will meet again 10a.m – Noon on May 17th at the Emily Fowler Public Library in Denton, Texas. Guests are welcome and encouraged to bring a favorite poem to read.
Denton Poets’ Assembly last met on Saturday April 19. During the meeting, members read a Cinquain poem based on our March lesson. J. Paul Holcolmb presented a lesson on the sonnet. He will present a lesson on the “Stretched Sonnet” this Saturday.
Quoting J. Paul, I wanted to do it this month because Roberta Bowman came up with the innovation and her funeral was last week. This will be remembering her in a literary way. Also, it will follow the lesson on sonnets so folks should have something to stretch.
Members and guests also read free choice poems in April.
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April 17, 2014 · 6:27 am
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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