Caesura Poetry Festival
Friday, October 18 thru Sunday, October 20, 2019
Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Poetry Festival & Retreat at Camphill Soltane’s Glenmoore Estate is a weekend full of poetry performances, workshops, music, self-care, inspiration, and education featuring some of the most well-known poets in the area and beyond. This year will include a drum circle and bonfire after the Saturday night banquet, opportunities to meet other poets and publishers and a chance to relax and enjoy fall at the beautiful Glenmoore Estate.
MCPL Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
John Timpane is the Theater Critic and Books and Fine Arts Editor/Writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com. His work has appeared in Sequoia, Apiary, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Philadelphia Review of Books, The Rathalla Review, Per Contra, Vocabula Review, and elsewhere. Among his books are: with Nancy H. Packer, Writing Worth Reading (New York: St. Martin, 1994); It Could Be Verse (Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1995); with Maureen Watts, Poetry for Dummies (New York: Hungry Minds, 2000); with Roland Reisley, Usonia, N.Y.: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000); and a chapbook, Burning Bush (Ontario, Canada: Judith Fitzgerald/Cranberry Tree, 2010).
The Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program was started in 1998 by Joanne Leva. As a member of the Indian Valley Arts Foundation, Joanne recognized the value of personal expression through the literary arts and poetry and saw an opportunity to benefit the community, offer broad-based education for people of all ages and improve the access to cultural outlets and formed the MCPL.
The Poet Laureate competition includes a community service directive with a program developed by each Poet Laureate to elevate the literary arts in the community, expand their own personal experience and increase overall awareness of the program. As a result, since its inception, MCPL has expanded the many programs available to experience and learn about poetry.
Montgomery County Poet Laureate Competiton
A Poet Laureate is an individual who composes poems, who has the ability to express poetic ideas in beautiful language, and has been identified as having the highest degree of excellence in poetry.
Submissions are due by February 4, 2019.
Three recognized poets, two of which reside in the Delaware Valley, the third, a “celebrity judge”, are called upon to adjudicate and assign