On Wednesday, April 23, 2008, the library held its annual Poetry Read-out. We read from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the library's reading area. This was part of the library's programs celebrating National Poetry Month during April. We had a good number of readers who came to the library to share their favorite pieces of poetry with the audience. We came together to celebrate the beauty of language and the art of verse. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the participants for sharing their verses and the audience for their support.
Some of the highlights:
- Anne McCrady and Cheryl Cooper had a pretty lively conversation about poetry. They went back and forth, and they both read poetry. Cheryl chose selections by Billy Collins. Anne read from her own works.
- Our head men's soccer coach, Kenny Jones, read as well. He picked his poems on the spot from the selection of books we provided. From Robert Frost to "Casey at the Bat," he delighted our audience.
- We heard poetry in Old English when Dr. Victor Scherb gave us a history of the English language in 15 minutes through his selections.
I took some photos of the event, which interested folks can find in my Flickr account. I included brief descriptions with the photos. Here is the direct link
We hope to see you all for next year's poetry read-out. Happy reading!