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.
By Richard Weatherly
Denton Poets’ Assembly members and guests will read their assigned Dramatic Monologue poem assignments and follow up with free choice readings on April 20th. J. Paul Holcomb will present his lesson for the May poetry assignment on the Couplet. According to Mr. Holcomb:
“The couplet is simple, but it packs punch.”
J. Paul Holcomb, Poet
We are proud to announce, J. Paul Holcomb was a featured poet at the 21st Annual Austin International Poetry Festival (AIPF) April 11-14, 2013.
MERGING VISIONS 2013
CREATING A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE WITH ART AND POETRY
On April 1st , DPA and the Visual Arts Society of Texas kicked off the Merging Visions Exhibition of art and paired poetry at each of the three Denton Public libraries (Emily Fowler, North and South Branches.) The opening reception was held on Saturday, April 6th, 3-5p.m. at the Denton Public Library South Branch. Poets and Artists received their copies of the Collections III book/catalog. The publication features a compilation of the works on display at the Denton Public Libraries.
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. Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit http://www.DentonPoetsAssembly.weebly.com
Denton Poets’ Assembly will meet at 10am on February 16th, 2013 in the Emily Fowler Central Library: 502 Oakland Street, Denton, Texas. Visitors are welcome!
DFW and North Texas poets and lovers of poetry are invited to join the Denton Poets’ Assembly for our February meeting. During the meeting, members will read blank verse poem assignments and poems of their choice in any form. J. Paul Holcomb will present a lesson on writing a dramatic monologue.
Blogger and DPA member Annie Neugebauer presented a lesson on how to create a personal website in WordPress. This a great way for poets to share their selected works with the public and poets everywhere!
J. Paul Holcomb has been invited to be a featured poet at the 21st annual Austin International Poetry Festival, April 18 to April 21, 2013 in Austin, Texas. The festival features readings, workshops, open mikes, poetry slams, and a poetry symposium in various venues throughout Austin.
Final preparations are underway for the 2013 “Merging Visions” collaborative show with VAST. These Exhibits will be set up for display at 3 Denton public libraries starting March 28th, 2013.
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. Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit www.DentonPoetsAssembly.weebly.com.