Poetry Reading
Ahram Park, Hereditary, 2020, dye sublimation prints (3 total), 6 x 4 inches each

Virtual Poetry Readings

Fridays at 12pm
Online Event
Friday, May 29, 2020
12:00 pm –  1:00 pm

We invite you to join us for a weekly virtual gathering every Friday at 12pm. We’ll take turns sharing poems that have encouraged us during this time. In keeping with the theme of To Bough and To Bend, poems about trees and nature are encouraged. Once you RSVP, you’ll receive a zoom link as well as the chance to sign up for poems to read.

READING #9 (MAY 29):


READING #8 (MAY 22):

“To Be Held” by Linda Hogan
“Piute Creek” by Gary Snyder
“spring song” by Lucille Clifton
“A Noiseless Patient Spider” by Walt Whitman
“Prayers: I” by Kadya Molodowsky

READING #7 (MAY 15):

“Life Says” by James McMichaels
“Coming” by Philip Larkin
“When First We Faced, And Touching Showed” by Philip Larkin
“Absences” by Philip Larkin


“God’s Grandeur” by Gerard Manley Hopkins
“The Darkling Thrush” by Thomas Hardy
Psalm 1 in the Jewish Tanakh
“To a Skylark” by Percy Shelley
“In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being” by Denise Levertov


“Words” by Dana Gioia
“The Grasses Cried Out” by Saadi of Shiraz
“The Beaks of Eagles” by Robinson Jeffers
“Although the wind …” by Izumi Shikibu
a poem by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros


“A Bird Came Down A Walk” by Emily Dickinson
“The Future of Forestry” by C.S. Lewis
“The Tyger” by William Blake
“The Fish” by Elizabeth Bishop
“The Beaks of Eagles” by Robinson Jeffers
“Wedding Poem” by Ross Gay


“Meditations on a Grapefruit” by Craig Arnold
“Trees” by Joyce Kilmer
“A Walk to Sope Creek” by David Bottoms
“What It Looks Like To Us and the Words We Use” by Ada Limón
“I Will Greet the Sun Again” by Forugh Farrokhzad


“Remember” by Joy Harjo
“Autumn” by Jane Hirshfield
a selection from “alphabet” by Inger Christensen
a selection from “A Sand Almanac” by Aldo Leopold
“The Islanders” by Kerry Elizabeth McPherson
“Earth Prayer” by Black Elk


“When I Am Among Trees" by Mary Oliver
“Speaking Tree” by Joy Harjo
“Beannacht” by John O’Donohue
“From Blossoms” by Li Young Lee
“When Autumn Came” by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
“Pandemic” by Lynn Ungar