Dallas Poetry Slam
"April is the cruelest month," TS Eliot penned to open his poetic triumph, The Wasteland. Poets have written at length about this month filled with spring showers and a sense of renewal. Odgen Nash exhorted readers to marry an April girl; Robert Frost described the days of April as blue butterflies. It's a month that marks the end of hibernation, when skin sees rays of the sun and wind whips through screen doors. Perhaps for all of these reasons, in 1996 the Academy of American Poets deemed April National Poetry Month. While the initiatives are education based, everyone is encouraged to celebrate by writing, reading and memorizing a few stanzas.
This would also be a great chance to venture out into the small, but mighty poetry community here in Dallas. We've compiled a few of them here, to add to your calendar.More »