|Posted by [email protected] on September 27, 2018 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
--Sonnet for Autumn
--The Color of Song
--How Speaks the Night
--A Small Kismet
--From My Window
--A Japanese Soul
|Posted by [email protected] on September 18, 2018 at 5:30 PM||comments (0)|
The East Valley Poets (EVP) Chapter of ASPS met on September 15, 2018 at the Pyle Center in Tempe, AZ. The program was lead by ASPS Vice President Stuart Watkins, filling in for Jim Platt.
The poem prompt for the month was "The Poetry of Autumn", around which the meeting was centered. Stuart read several autumn-related poems from his new book, Fire So Hot, Make You Scoot Way Back. Other attendees also shared their poems for the month on autumn and other topics, and the group commented on each other's writings. Although a smaller group than normal, there was good, detailed discussion about the poems presented, and a new member, Kaya Kotzen, was welcomed. Kaya's book, Coming Into My Wisdom was noted, and Stuart and Kaya traded their books with each other!
An adjacent meeting room drew some members to atttend the lecture there on "Marketing Your Book". The EVP attendees discussed some publishing options as well, including CreateSpace, Kindle Direct Publishing, and others.
|Posted by [email protected] on August 24, 2018 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
--Runes of Sonora
--The Railroad Buildings at Stein’s
--A Song of Southern Wind
--A Clog Dance
--Re William Carlos Williams
|Posted by [email protected] on July 27, 2018 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
--Call in the Night
--A Road Through the Dell
--Is Anyone Paying Attention?
Gene Rockwell Gant
--Long Before Time Began, Among the Flowers
--Looking for Unicorns
--A Wish-For Memory
|Posted by [email protected] on July 5, 2018 at 5:30 PM||comments (0)|
“Writing Poems from Your Life with Tom Speer”
by Jeanne Missey Osgood, TPS President
The Tucson Poetry Society hosted a poetry event on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the University of Arizona’s Main Library from 11:00am – 2:30pm. There were 47 participants in attendance and the comments on the evaluations were glowing: “very well organized event”; “thoroughly enjoyed Tom Speer’s poems and craft talk”; “TPS poets were entertaining, and even though I don’t write poetry I feel inspired to give it a try”; “free event with lunch and door prizes – absolutely wonderful”; “excellent event”.
Some suggestions for future events included: “offering an open-mic portion”; “a better sound system”; “more workshop time for crafting poems”; “larger event for networking, but, breaking into smaller groups for workshops”.
Special thanks goes to organizing efforts of John Dell, Steve Chaffee, Jon Sebba and Jeanne Missey Osgood; media communications/advertisements of Jon Sebba; food donations by Jeanne and Christopher (Kit) Osgood, Sandra Luber, Jon Sebba and Anna Frances; registration by Anna Frances; picture-taking by Stuart Watkins and Joy Valerius; and door prizes by Hank Dellago, Christopher (Kit) Osgood, Frank Iosue, Steve Chaffee, Stuart Watkins, and Gene Twaronite.
TPS hopes to host a larger and longer event in 2019, perhaps the Arizona State Poetry Society’s Annual Conference. A sincere thank-you to everyone who helped make the Tucson Poetry Society Spring Event a success!
|Posted by [email protected] on June 28, 2018 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
--Listening to a Piano Concerto with a Friend
--True Love Grows
--The Magic Waltz
--Near the Acropolis
--The Changing Circle---an altered life
--How Do I Know What to Say?
|Posted by [email protected] on May 30, 2018 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
--Eye on the Sky
--Brothers at War
--The Story Teller
--Halstead Goes to Texas
--Going to See Captain America
--A War in Black and White
--The Risen Spirit Speaks to Those who Hear
|Posted by [email protected] on April 25, 2018 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
--Overwhelmed by Possibilities
--I Got Shoes
|Posted by [email protected] on March 31, 2018 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
Paul Callahan--I Walked Miles
Arjai Barrington Kennedy--Dreadful Companion
--Aunt Edna Lee
Alan Perry--A Plot
Jane Stuart--A Chilly Day
--2 on the Red
Eva Willis--Mother’s Eyes
|Posted by [email protected] on March 3, 2018 at 12:10 AM||comments (0)|
Gail Denham--Young Girl’s Love
Charles Firmage--Time Keeps Moving On
Janet Rives--Desert Winter
Eva Willis--Looking Back