Upcoming Fall Poetry Events

October 7, 2014 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment

The beginning of Autumn marks the end of summer; the start of school, for some; tea-season; wool-season; crunchy leaf piles–and a wonderful lineup of poetry readings and events at Book Culture.  Whether you are looking to discover a new poet, or share your own work at an Open Mic Event, we hope you will join us this season for these upcoming events in celebration and support of the art of poetry.

Upcoming this Month:

On Friday, October 17th at 7pm, Apogee Journal is hosting an Open Mic Night.  The Open Mic is free and open to the public! Come to share! Come to listen! Past participants have read poetry, short form prose, samples from larger works, monologues, even music.  Signup sheets will be set out at 6:40pm. Participants will be limited to 5 minutes each.


Join us on Monday, October 20th, at 7pm for Greece: Journeys and Returns, a special joint reading with Adrianne Kalfopoulou and Rachel Hadas. Adrianne will be reading from her latest book, Ruin: Essays in Exilic Living, and Rachel will read from her last book of poems, The Golden Road.

9780810128590  9781597095372

On October 21st at 7pm,  join us for the launch of two new works: Michael Keenan’s Translations On Waking In An Italian Cemetery, and John Duvernoy’s Something In The Way // Obstruction Blues.

translations  duvernoy

Sunday, October 19th, at 2pm come to our monthly Tea and Letter Writing event featuring a poetry reading with contributors of The Widows’ Handbook. Our letter writing station will be available to any all who wish to write a letter.  Stationary and postage are always provided.


We invite you on Friday, October 24th, at 7pm for and reading and launch of Daniel Shapiro’s new book, The Red Handkerchief and Other Poems.

red handkerchief

Join us Thursday, October 30th, at 7pm for the launch of Sarah White’s new book of poetry, The Unknowing Muse.  Joining Sarah is 8 string guitarist, Andrew Schulman, playing selections by Bach, Schubert, Gershwyn, and the Beatles.

 unkowing muse

On Deck For November…

On November 6th at 7pm, Book Culture will host eXfoliation, two poets and two writers of prose from Louffa Press.  Hosted by David Moskovich and Justin Maki.

MATT DOJNY, fiction
AMY FUSSELMAN, nonfiction


On Friday, November 21st, at 7pm there will be an exciting Open Mic Night hosted by 4×4 Magazine. The event is free and open to the public!


And, finally, a poem:

Fall Leaf Studies

I wake up, I count my money
then I have lunch.
After lunch I go
To the window.
The leaves are no longer green.
When the leaves fall,
at the end of summer,
who knows if there are enough
to cover the ground?
Do they themselves
ever actually really know?
They come down slowly
and with many conjectures
after all that yak
and in that bronzed state
they pause.

–by Mary Ruefle, from Trances of the Blast


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