Local bards invited to strut their stuff

By RANDI TYLER/Montana State News

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Bozeman Public Library is holding Poetry Live!, an opportunity for the community of Bozeman to read and listen to poetry. Readers are welcome to either read poems from some of their favorite poets or read some of their own.

This will be the fourth year for these public readings. For the first two years, they had special guests come read and talk about some of their favorite poets. Montana State University English Professr Marvin Lansverk read and spoke on Blake one year. Ben Leubner and Robert Bennett, also MSU English professors, spoke on 20th century poets and read some examples.

Last year was the first time the public was able to come and read some of their favorites or their own creations.

Poetry Live! will be Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Bozeman Public Library and refreshments will be served at 8 p.m. Anyone wishing to read a poem can sign up for a time slot up to five minutes.

“Poetry is more popular and live than people realize,” says Jan Zauha, an MSU librarian and one of the coordinators for the event. She invites anyone interested to show up and see what it is all about.

Edited by Jodi Wilson

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