The Cruelest Month


Official National Poetry Month Poster

National Poetry Month begins Saturday and that means I’ve got a busy thirty days ahead. In addition to two critique workshops, I’ll be occupied by various other public events:

  • Thursday the 6th, I’ll be reading as part of the Poems from the Heron Clan IV Book Party at Oasis, a lovely little coffee shop in the Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro.
  • Friday the 7th, I’ll be writing Poetry on Demand at the Tuxedo Cat Ball, a fund raising event for Safe Haven for Cats. Bow ties are cool.
  • Sunday the 9th, after poetry book club, I hope to make the list at the Tongue & Groove Open Mic in Raleigh, one of the best open mics in the Triangle.
  • Thursday the 13th, I’ll be hosting a Poetry Prompt Workshop at the Panera Bread in Brier Creek, Raleigh, where the dice will offer up poetry prompts and everybody writes.
  • Thursday the 20th, I’ll be appearing at the Science Cafe in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ Daily Planet Cafe where my fellow poets and I will write poems during a lecture on Critical Thinking and then present them to the audience.
  • and save Thursday the 27th because I’m putting together an open mic for that evening. Details to come!

I’m exhausted already and that’s just a sampling of what’s happening in the Triangle. Check local listings for events in your area.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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4 Responses to The Cruelest Month

  1. JeanMarie says:

    Yimminy Ricketts! You’re tired? I’m tired just reading the post. But come the end of this cruel month, you will have meter, rhyme and verse running through your veins. Cool.


  2. Little Monster Girl says:

    Wow! So much to do! Too bad I can’t go. :( maybe another time.

    Liked by 1 person

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