Poem in Your Pocket a lot of fun

The Poem in Your Pocket Day celebration at the Hopewell branch of the Mercer County Library in Pennington was an unqualified success. Short poems both funny and serious were shared by young and old alike. First to read was Maura Whalen, a student at the Princeton Friends School. Maura not only read one of her poems but also sang a poem by Stephen Sondheim (note: she also has a great voice!). We had hoped more students would attend but the unusual (!) spring weather might have kept them away. After the Cools read some of their own as well as other short poem favorites, ten members of the audience also read, all with great enthusiasm, poems they had brought or ones we had supplied. One local poet, Bill Waters, also took photos of the event which are displayed below.

 

 

 

 

 

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Poem in Your Pocket

Poets and Poetry Lovers, Young and Old

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You are invited to
Celebrate April, Poetry Month
with
a Poem-in-Your-Pocket
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 3-4 pm
Hopewell Branch of the Mercer Country Library
245 Pennington-Titusville Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
Free and Open to the Public
Phone 609-737-2610

Bring a poem of 15 or fewer lines, your own or a favorite.
Read it with local 5th, 6th and 7th graders,
members of the poetry and critique group COOL WOMEN
and community members. Everyone invited.
Yes, there will be an open mike and refreshments.

Book sale profits go to the library.