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Thursday, March 12, 2015

WMU Libraries to Celebrate Poetry Month


April, National Poetry Month, is the time to celebrate WMU arts with the art of poetry. A host of collaborative events will spring up at all 4 libraries; Waldo, Music and Dance, Education, and Archives libraries. It begins with an opening event of music, readings, and refreshments. There will also be 'pop up' poetry readings, a poetry slam, the poetry of music, all-the-time poetry table games, art displays, and more.

Learn about beat poetry, concrete poetry, performance poetry, local poetry, foreign language poetry, erasure poetry, broadsides, book spine poetry, women's poetry, and the WMU Libraries poetry collections.

Come to understand how poetry is so much more than words: "how poetry saved me", an expression of emotion, the benefits to business people, enlightenment, etc.

The schedule is coming together now with some fun 'pop up' events.. Check back here for more information.