Saturday, February 07, 2009

The Situation of Poetry Readings

Tree Risener wrote in her blog about poetry readings and her attitude toward them - as a participant and as an audience. She posted "Poetry Readings as Sacred Space" in October of 2008. Here is an excerpt:

Readings, whether in subterranean drippy caverns or lofty rooms where through Palladian windows you see the tops of trees, are sacred places, where we gather to enact over and over the rituals that we hope will open the numinous to us, even as do churches, theatres and maternity wards full of newborn babies.

Read the full post here.

If you haven't been to a poetry reading, what are you waiting for?



"It is our goal to appreciate and improve our talents, to share our own work and to communicate the joys of poetry with others. Everyone's poetry is valued."
River Junction Poets Mission Statement

2 comments:

Middle Ditch said...

I have been to many readings (my husband being a poet) and festivals and enjoyed them all.

Andrew Christ said...

Me too!