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DRAWING INSPIRATION (4/13) + Sharing YOUR Poetry — Saturday 4/14 and Tuesday 4/17;

 This Saturday, 4/14,  the usual Just Poet workshop will be held after a double-header sharing of the Quincouplet collaboration and favorite poems (by others)  selected for National Poetry Month.  If you are undecided about how to choose ONE favorite, you might like to look at the work of Philip Levine, our National Poet Laureate who gave a marvelous reading yesterday.  Jennifer Grotz, Assistant Professor at UR (plus another page of credits) in her introduction shared the good advice from her senior thesis advisor:  “Stop being yourself in your poems and read Philip Levine”.  The first part is complex, and addresses the question of being “authentic” since we are many selves at different times.  The second part will provide a wealth of poems which invite the reader to experience the world with a compassionate guide.  
OR, you might want to choose one of the poems which C.D. Wright and Forrest Gander will share TONIGHT.  5 PM: Informal conversation with award-winning poets Forrest Gander and CD Wright in Neblette Conference Room, 7B-1104, Gannett bldg, RIT.

7 PM: Reading by Forrest Gander, followed by panel discussion with poets and artists, moderated by John Roche in the University Gallery, Vignelli Center, Booth 7A-2700, RIT. 

Poetry Day at Artist Breakfast Group
At the next ABG meeting – April 17th – will be a poetry day in honor of National Poetry Month (April).  All ABG poets (and their poet friends) are invited to bring a poem or two to read after a brief business meeting/sharing time.  If you plan to read, kindly rsvp to: facilitator@artistsbreakfastgroup.com
for planning purposes.  The meeting is from 8-9 am; 2nd fl. cafeteria of Bausch and Lomb Building
Clinton and Court Streets, Rochester, NY.

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