Let's celebrate National Poetry Month this April!
We have a number of free events scheduled this month, and we are partnering with City Arts and the Utah Poetry Society to bring you even more POETRY!
Carol Anshaw & Katharine Coles
An Evening of Poetry and Prose
Poetry Slam with Slam poet and improviser extraordinaire, Jesse Parent
A Night with Rumi
U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser
And there are many MORE ways to celebrate, explore and discover poetry this month.
Celebrate national Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 26, 2012!
The current Poet Laureate of Utah is Katharine Coles, so we will leave you with...
At the feeder finches scatter, then,
Inches over the house, dragging their shadows,
Two hawks sweep down into the canyon,
Falling, ignoring paralyzed rabbit and vole,
Wings pitched like sails to the wind, holding,
Down to the crux where day’s pooled heat begins
Its updraft, lifted by evening cool—
The hawks, also, lifted. If I wait
They will spiral out of that deep cleft,
Trimming treetop and cliff face as they loop
Wider, taking what can be only pleasure,
Bodies held between their wings outstretched,
Back into open sky, where it’s only afternoon,
Night not even a thought—only sun—and all
They do to rise is to hold still.
© by Katharine