On the Natch

Baby Boomer, Grrrrandma, Urban Goddess
MARCH 5, 2012 1:54PM

Las Vegas? Poets? Are You Joking?

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Just in time for National Poetry Month, when Pick a Poem will be published (April 1), the newly formed Las Vegas Poets Organization will be holding its inaugural meeting on March 17! St. Patrick, being one of my "spiritual ancestors," will surely smile on this auspicious event! I'll be attending, and I'll be sure to keep you posted.
 
There's more to "The Town That Taste Forgot," than the old jokes about how you'd find more culture on a week-old slice of bread-- Las Vegas is home to a burgeoning arts scene, and we host a First Friday that can't be beat! The Poets Organization is headquartered in The Arts Factory on Charleston Blvd. How cool is THAT? I plan to be there and I'll be sure to take some pix for posting!
 
 
What is National Poetry Month?
 

National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern. We hope to increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture while acknowledging and celebrating poetry’s ability to sustain itself in the many places where it is practiced and appreciated.

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