Poetry at TCPL
Poem in Your Pocket Day was a huge success this year. We had over 45 poets submit their poetry this year in February. On Poem in Your Pocket Day, the library, local businesses, and organizations distributed 3000 poems to the community.
The library hosted a very successful Poetry Open Mic on Friday, April 29, 2016 in the Ezra Cornell Reading Room. The picture below is of Zee Zahara, poet and writing teacher, reading her work.
As part of the Ithaca Festival, the library hosted a Poetry Slam at Dewitt Park on Saturday, June 4. Jack Hopper, the Tompkins County Poet Laureate, kicked off the event with his poetry.
For new poetry book suggestions, visit this link.
Poetry submissions for Poem in Your Pocket Day 2017 will start in February.