National Poetry Month: Getting Started

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April is National Poetry Month and Columbus State Library has many ways to celebrate all month long!  Listen to or read one of the poems by our featured women poets on the many tables throughout the library, create a poem of your very own at one of our Poetry Creation Stations, grab a button, or attend our poetry slam workshop.  We are gearing up for another great National Poetry Month in 2019. 

Save the Date

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Library hosted a poetry workshop and open mic on Thursday, April 26th, from 4-6pm.

Local poet, Vernell Bristow, will be leading the workshop as well as emceeing the open mic event. Bristow is the co-founder of Writer’s Block Poetry and for several years has participated in regional, national and international slam poetry competitions, as well as the annual Columbus Arts Festival poetry competition. We are thrilled to have her here during National Poetry Month, as well as Courageous Conversations, and we hope this event will provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to share poetry that explores such themes as gender, race, leadership and more. To participate in the workshop portion of this event from 4 to 5pm, please click here to register. The open mic will directly follow and is open to the public.

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Lorena Popelka
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The Ohio Poetry Association hosts the blog Poetry Matters: Poetry Book Reviews and Interviews at

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