Favorite Poem Project 2022
Please join us in combatting the dreariness of “mud season,” as well as our long “pandemic hibernation,” by celebrating Spring, poetry, and this beautiful place/planet that we call home, at our 18th annual Favorite Poem Project – featuring the inimitable Claire North as emcee, local poets and musicians, and YOU (our friends and neighbors).
Every April, as part of National Poetry Month, the Favorite Poem Project (begun by former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky) brings communities together across the USA by inviting neighbors to bring their favorite poems to read aloud (or sing aloud) in a relaxed poetry celebration.
As you may remember, for more than ten years, the Favorite Poem Project in Rensselaerville has brought together adults and children of all ages, reading poems that have ranged from the hilarious to the somber, from poems by children’s poet Shel Silverstein, to selections from Dickinson and Blake, to poems by 20th and 21st century poets, such as Tracy K Smith, Rita Dove, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost, Billy Collins, Galway Kinnell, and song lyrics by Lin Manuel-Miranda, as well as original poems and songs by local poets.
This year’s Favorite Poem Project will take place at Conkling Hall, 8 Methodist Hill Rd, Rensselaerville on Saturday, April 30th, from 3:00-5:00pm.
So, bring your latest “favorite poem” or song (and/or a poem/song you’ve written), and join us for a relaxing afternoon celebrating poetry.