april is poetry month

  • Sun
    Apr 01
    10:30 am -
    11:00 am
  • Mon
    Apr 02
    1:30 pm -
    2:00 pm

Fuchsia Groan Fuchsia Groan (pictured left) is the official Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost Poetic Maiden in Distress for National Poetry Month, April 2012.  We shall contemplate her loveliness and write fourteen lines in iambic pentameter with the Spenserian rhyme scheme of abab, bcbc, cdcd, ee.  Quills at the ready?  Dip them in India ink and write!

While you are busy doing that, I will tell you what is on the show this week.   Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander, if you recall, visited our fair field in February.  I shall play the first half hour of her reading this week, and then follow up next week with a conclusion.

Also on my mind is a forthcoming show (or trio of shows) featuring Robert Dana who was Iowa Poet Laureate before Mary.  As the bard said, "Stayeth Tuned."