For the past six months a group of poets have been meeting at the Alliance for the Arts, exchanging thoughts on each other’s work and dreaming up ways to raise awareness and appreciation of poetry in Southwest Florida. The group, now known as The Poetry Alliance, will embark on this mission on Saturday, November 16 from 7-9PM with its first event When Generations Collide – an Evening of Intergenerational Poetry. Poets, Spoken Word Performers, and Slam Poets are invited to share their art during this evening of variety and entertainment. Anyone interested in participating should call 239-939-2787. A second event is scheduled for February 1, 2014.
The Poetry Alliance will celebrate National Poetry Month on April 17, 2014 with an event called Broadsides – Poetry Off the Shelf. Broadsides is both an exhibit and poetry reading, featuring new works created by twelve local poets and artists. Broadsides, single works of visual art integrating the text of poems, will be exhibited while poets read their work. The original works and prints will be offered for sale to benefit the program.