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A poetry collective in Woodstock, Illinois.
Writers, accidental typewriter connoisseurs, and appreciators of the offbeat who look for ways to bring poetry into the streets of this strange and beautiful town.

 

 

 

 

News & Updates

 

 

One city, one poet: finale party and performance

Help us celebrate National Poetry Month with interactive poetry performances, contest winners, Gwendolyn Brooks tributes, and special guests! (And cake. Always with cake.)

April 27th, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Arts Center on the Woodstock Square.

FREE

CUT POEMS FROM AIR: POETRY INSPIRED BY gwendolyn Brooks

Our inaugural poetry contest brought out some excellent poems from poets across the country. We’ll be publishing the winners’ work individually as broadsides and collectively as a chapbook. Broadsides will be available early April.

The GRAND PRIZE winner is “Back Then, Gwendolyn Brooks” by Kathy Z. Price. (See our full list of winners here.)
                        

(Unaffiliated with the Gwendolyn Brooks estate)

Poetry-on-the-spot at 4th friday

Check out 4th Friday at the Starline Gallery in Harvard.

We’ll be there writing custom poems for anyone who asks.

May 24th, 6 to 9 p.m.

Open meetings

Open meetings are held on the first Monday of every month.

Next meeting: May 6th, 7 p.m.

at Ethereal Confections on the Woodstock Square