Wednesday, April 01, 2015

National Poetry Month



I am thrilled and honored to be one of 23 poets featured on banners hanging along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, CA for National Poetry Month. To say I'm among greatness is an understatement: Rafael Campo, Marilyn Chin, Cheryl Clarke, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Rita Dove, Teka-Lark Fleming, Amy Gerstler, Eloise Klein Healy, Marie Howe, Michael Klein, Dorianne Laux, W.S. Merwin, Sharon Olds, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Steven Reigns, Luis J. Rodriguez, Mike Sonksen, David Trinidad, Quincy Troupe and Terry Wolverton. That's incredible company to be hanging with along Santa Monica Boulevard! The poets were selected for the Lamppost Poet Project created by Steven Reigns, WeHo's inaugural City Poet. I'll be heading to LA later this month for a special reading to celebrate the Lamppost project on Saturday, April 25, 4 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library. You can find out more at this link.

While I'm in LA, I'll be a guest on radio station KPFK 90.7 FM with Steven Reigns on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. talking about the Lamppost project and my reading with Steven at The Ugly Mug on April 29  down in Orange, CA.

Also be sure to join me and Deborah Ager on Sunday, April 5, at 9 p.m. EST for the #poetparty on Twitter. Our special guest will be award-winning poet John Poch. Just follow the hashtag and join the conversation.

And below is a recording of my poem "In Tavistock Square" that Flycatcher published last year and kindly nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

4 comments:

January said...

That is so awesome, Collin. Congrats! Happy NPM!

Collin Kelley said...

Thanks, Jan!

Maureen said...

Congratulations, Collin. Absolutely wonderful!

Collin Kelley said...

Thanks, Maureen!

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