Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Do YOU have a poem in your pocket?

This month has been so exciting with Shakespeare's Sonnets on the Square, World Book Night, and reading poetry late at night at my own kitchen table.

Tomorrow evening, Thursday, April 21st my students at Trine University will be sharing poetry at the Cherry Blossom Poetry Festival. The event begins at 7:00 and is open to the community with no charge. 

I think what I love most about this evening is that most of my students are engineering students so the reading of poetry is a little out of their comfort zone. They have chosen their own poems from the classics. You will hear Dickinson, Burns, Thomas, Plath...well the list goes on.

Thursday is also national Poem in your Pocket day so what better way to celebrate? I know the students would love to have you in the audience, but you better get there early as Wells Theatre is quite small for such big poems.

Speaking of poetry, the reading of Shakespeare on the Square continues until the end of April. Every day at 4:00 we are reading sonnets and today we will reach sonnet #100. I have loved doing this every day, even when the wind doth blow as in "King Lear." 

I love that we can celebrate poetry and Shakespeare in such a tiny town...good for all of us!

See you on the square or in the theatre!

Lou Ann

Lovely, lovely cherry blossoms!