Shanna Compton


National Poetry Month Wrap-Up

Whew! April madness felt extra mad this year.

Thanks to everyone who came out to my readings in Philadelphia and New York, and all who followed along with the daily poems at the Bloof Books blog.

This is coming up Sunday, May 4, at 4:00 pm:

RSVP at Facebook
During the month of April, we agreed to write (or record) new work each day, posting it to our blog and Twitter feed, creating a sort of collective public notebook. On Sunday, May 4 at 4PM we're coming together IRL to celebrate & explore the results of this group experiment. We'll read/screen 1-2 poems representing each day and talk about what did (or didn't) work. 
Natalie EilbertFarrah FieldKirsten Kaschock (via video), Becca Klaver (IRL + video), Pattie McCarthyAmanda Montei (via video), Catie Rosemurgy (via video), Dawn Akemi Sueoka (via video), Jared WhiteShanna Compton & special guest Maureen Thorson (via video) 
Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop 126A Front Street DUMBO, Brooklyn  
Bloof Books

And then in a few weeks, I'll be in DC:

Sunday, May 18 at 3:00 PM in Washington DC 
In Your Ear Reading Series  
DC Arts Center
2438 18th Street NW, Adams Morgan
Reading with Anselm Berrican & Maureen Thorson
Details here.

WGLT Poetry Radio also aired a new poem last week, from that same recording session we did in November. You can listen to the poem via podcast here:

"Planets Are Pretty Big" (mp3)

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