Rensselaerville Library’s 13th Annual Celebration of National Poetry Month

Rensselaerville Library The Rensselaerville Library hosts its 13th Annual Celebration of National Poetry Month events, readings, and more.

New Books – Local Authors

3:30 pm Sunday, April 15 at the Library

Dawn Marar, Linda S. Miller, Katrinka Moore, Dianne Sefcik

These four local poets will share from their new books, answer your questions and be available for book signings. Join us for an afternoon of poetry with wine and cheese reception.


Favorite Poem Project

2-4pm Sunday, April 29 at the Library

Bring a favorite poem (from childhood, school, an old lover, a magazine, adulthood, etc.) to share at the 13th Annual Favorite Poem Project. People of all ages are invited to participate in this Rensselaerville tradition of celebrating Poetry Month. Or just come listen as your friends and neighbors share poems they love. Join in an afternoon of poetry, good company, and refreshments, emceed by Claire North.

Readers may sign up at the Library beginning at 1:45 pm.

Communities around the country hold Favorite Poem readings as part of the Favorite Poem Project begun by former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky in 1997.


Conkling Café Open Mic

7:30pm Friday, April 20 @ Conkling Hall

Conkling Café and the Library are collaborating during poetry month: so, bring your poems, sonnets, haikus and lyrics to share. All musical genres, spoken word, and performance art are welcome. Equipment is provided.

Come participate watch and listen to what your friends and neighbors are creating.

Sign up at 7pm to perform. Open Mic is a monthly event and all ages welcome.


Today’s Poem

Again this year, in celebration of National Poetry Month, the Rensselaerville Library will post a Poem-A-Day by a local or not-so-local poet for each of the 30 days of April. Visit the Library’s website and click the “Today’s Poem” button or point your browser to view the poems. Last year’s Poem-A-Day Project netted over 2000 pageviews.