Lunch Time Poetry

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 and April 29, 2015

Maquoketa Art Experience celebrates National Poetry Month

The Maquoketa Art Experience invites the public to celebrate National Poetry Month by attending informal poetry reading events in April. Participants may read their favorite poems, read their own original poems, or just sit back, relax, and listen.

The first reading will be held at the Maquoketa Art Experience on Wednesday, April 22 from 12:00-1:00pm. Since April 19 – 25th is National Cowboy Poetry Week, poems should relate somehow to a Western or cowboy theme and some authentic “cowboy food”.

The second reading will be held at 12:00-1:00pm on April 29th. Themes for this week’s poem will center on nature and conservation in honor of Earth Day and Soil & Water Stewardship Week.

The Academy of American Poets founded National Poetry Month in April 1996. The celebration is meant to encourage the reading and writing of poems, increase the publications and distribution of poetry books, and highlight the legacy and achievements of American poets.