Poetry in the Park

Poetry in the Park

By Michael Dwyer

Friday Evening at the Rochester Municipal Park

Rochester Poets present this year’s event on Friday, July 19, at 7:00 p.m. (runs until dusk) at the Kiwanis pavilion in the Rochester Municipal Park. Free and open to the public with nearby free parking. Bring chairs or stroll by for few minutes. All poets are from the local writing group, Rochester Poets.

From the Organizer

“Our readers include Jim Ahearn, current President of the Poetry Society of Michigan. He is a Rochester resident, a wonderful poet, has won various poetry contests, his poetry and prose has been published in a variety of publications. He is a long time writer for the Vintage Views, published by OPC, and widely distributed. He judges many poetry contests. Polly Opsohl, Editor of the Poetry Society of Michigan’s Newsletter, is an accomplished poet. She lives in Rochester Hills. Sheila Landis, of Rochester Hills, is an accomplished jazz singer, quite known in the community. She writes her own songs and has a large collection to share as poems. Lola Latraine, who has just published a second collection of poems, is a regular contributor to Vintage Views.” ~Nancy Stevens

Being a Poet

“When a feeling, a thought, or an experience cannot be expressed adequately in prose, this is where poetry begins. The poet uses words in the most concise, compact manner he or she can to re-create an experience in the reader or audience. As well, he or she uses various figures of speech, and various rhythms. Then the poet chooses a formal or informal form to suit the subject. The poem may rhyme or not. The poem may have a regular beat or not. Poetry is not defined by its use of beautiful, flowery words, or by teaching a moral lesson.” ~Rochester Poets

Rochester Poets

The group meets to improve their writing and to create a greater awareness in the community of the Art of Poetry. They do this with public readings in the Rochester Community, the Hermitage Gallery on Main Street, the Library, Dessert Oasis, and Poetry in the Park.

Rochester Poets meets on the third Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library in the Second Floor Conference Room.

If heavy rain disrupts the event, Rochester Poets will move the readings to the Dessert Oasis coffee shop on Main Street in Downtown Rochester.

About Michael Dwyer

Michael Dwyer is a freelance content provider. Michael writes about happenings in the Rochester area, travels across Michigan and destinations around the world. Contact him at michael@rochestermedia.com.

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