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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

Submissions are now open for our Gwendolyn-Brooks inspired poetry contest, the winners of which will be featured during our 2019 One City, One Poet celebration. First-prize is $500; the winner and nine runners-up will be published in broadsides and a chapbook and receive a percentage of the profits. Details at atrociouspoets.submittable.com.
                        

(Unaffiliated with the Gwendolyn Brooks estate)

Poetry-on-the-spot at 4th friday

August 24, 6-9 p.m.

at the Starline Gallery in Harvard

Open meetings

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

EXCEPT when that's a holiday, like, say, Labor Day (see below)

Next meeting: September 10, 7 p.m.

at Ethereal Confections on the Woodstock Square

(If you're wondering whether you should come...um...yes, you should.)

Live and Local: open mic poetry reading

October 12, 7-9 p.m.

at the Old Court House Arts Center on the Woodstock Square

FREE • cash bar