It’s been quite a month! Below is a quick review of some awesome poetry/Triangle related things that happened during National Poetry Month. What was the coolest thing you saw/read/did during April?
Thanks to our friend Melissa, we found out about a poetry garden in York, PA (photos below). This community art project includes a “take a poem leave a poem” box and beautiful poetry graffiti. Check it out if you’re in the area (behind 128 E. Market St.) and let us know if you run into something like this in your own community!
Another fun discovery was the World’s Smallest Poetry Station on Mary Street in Lancaster city. Visitors can stop to read poems and then add their own using the provided paper and pencils, attaching them to the yarn clothesline.
We kept busy hosting three major events this month: Fear No Lit Reading ft. Michael Czarnecki w/ Open Mic @ Dogstar Books; a Creative Writing Workshop @ Lancaster Public Library; and Poetry Aloud Spring 2014 ft. Jon Sands and Amanda Kemp w/ Open Mic @ The Ware Center. Each one ruled in different ways and it was a pleasure to see (and meet) some of you for the very first time.
The Triangle also got some new merch! We’re now selling FEAR NO LIT stickers for $1 each (if you want to buy some online, shoot us an email) and poetry fortune cookies! Each cookie contains one line from Frank O’Hara’s 1962 poem “Lines For The Fortune Cookies”— we’ll be bringing cookies and stickers to all of our upcoming events.
Rest assured, the rest of spring has just as much fun in store. The Triangle is hosting Dan Waber and Nick Lantz at Zoetropolis (May 18) and in early June we have our next Fear No Lit reading at Dogstar Books, featuring Eric Wilson and Barbara DeCesare (June 11). Both of these events have open mic portions, so come out and read your stuff!