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Crazy Wisdom Series – Ann Arbor PSM Affiliate

Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series
hosted by Rainey Lamey, Ed Morin & David Jibson

Until further notice, all sessions are virtual and accessible through Zoom.
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com for Zoom link.
Link will be sent on the day of the event.

Second Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.: Peer to Peer Poetry Workshop. All writers welcome to share and discuss their poetry and short fiction. Sign-up for new participants begins 6:45 p.m.

Fourth Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.: Featured Reader(s) for 50 minutes. Open Mic reading for up to 1 hour. All writers welcome to share their own or other favorite poetry.

Scheduled Events
December 2: Bonnie Jo Campbell
January 27: Hedy Habra
February 24: Patricia Hooper & Dannye Romine Powell
March 24: Ken Meisel & Jeff Vande Zande
April 28: Celebrate Poetry Month with participants from The Poetry Circle’s workshop.

Featured Readings are usually 50 minutes and are followed by open Mic reading for up to 1 hour. All writers welcome to share their own or other favorite poetry. Time allowed is about 3-5 minutes per reader.

For detailed information about all of these events visit our website.

Prompt: Death is a fact of life.

I had a post up a couple of months ago having to do with writing about death. Someone complained that now was no time to do that. I disagree. Death is a fact of life and cannot be ignored. From In the Palm of Your Hand by Steve Kowit. Write a poem in which you are reminded that you too will one day die. It could be prompted by something you see (roadkill) or a song loved by someone who’s passed. Talk about the objects more than your feelings. They will come through.

Here’s an example by Ted Kooser, Death of a Dog.

Elizabeth Kerlikowske