Escape from reality by listening to the melody of poetic prose with these top writers in Baltimore.
The art of poetry requires much more emotion and talent than what “roses are red, violets are blue” would lead one to believe, and so a certain respect should be given to those who would wear their heart on their sleeve when writing or performing poetry. Celebrate National Poetry Month by embracing the words of fellow Baltimoreans and perhaps sharing some of your own.
The Kennedy Center is reopening its Theater Lab after a five-month, $7.5 million renovation to create a new performance space.
Kids (ages 6-14) are encouraged to flock to the microphone to express themselves through poetry!
Pick up a book, write a poem, and check out the events in Baltimore for National Poetry Month.
“Baltimore is an acquired taste like the mustard scraped from a crab’s backfin,” said poet Dean Bartoli Smith, who won the Maryland Prize for Literature in 2000 and the Washington Writer’s Publishing House Poetry Prize in 1999.
“I felt very much at home when I came here,” said poet Elizabeth Spires, who has lived in Baltimore for more than two decades. “This just felt right. They say there are certain places that are your home.” Spires wanted to live on the East Coast after growing up in Circleville, Ohio. The town’s name comes from the circular burying ground of the local Native American tribes.
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