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atrocious poets

 

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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

 

 

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 May.

The GRAND PRIZE winner is “Back Then, Gwendolyn Brooks” by Kathy Z. Price. See our full list of winners here. And purchase the chapbook and broadsides 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.

July 26th, 6 to 9 p.m.

Open meetings

Open meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of every month.

We meet at Ethereal Confections on the Woodstock Square.

Next Open Meeting: Poetry Discussion is on August 12th, 7 p.m.

Next Open Meeting: Poetry Workshop is on July 22nd, 7 p.m.