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By Ashley and Lisa, Cashmere Library

Perhaps you’ve written a single poem – or many. Perhaps you’ve read only one poem – or thousands. And yet, the words resonated within you. Did you find yourself intrigued and delighted by the play of words across the page, or the sound of those same words, spoken out loud into the air?  Perhaps you thought to yourself – I’d like to share this with others. 

We agree – and we’d like you to share them with us!

There are as many forms and styles of poetry, voices and stories, as there are people in the world – and we welcome you to share your poetry, and your voice, with our community. 

For the first time ever, Cashmere Library will be hosting a LIVE Zoom Share A Poem Night, where you can sign-up to share your poetry with others in the community.

Our Zoom Share A Poem Night will take place on Tuesday, December 14th, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, and will feature poems written and performed by local  writers. To participate  please sign-up by contacting the Cashmere  Library. Call 509-782-3314 or email us at  Cashmere@ncwlibraries.orgcreate new email. Each participant will be alloted 3 minutes to share their poetry with the audience. 

Calling all those who appreciate and love to read poetry!

If you’re not a writer of poetry, but  appreciate those who do,  please show your support for our grass roots poets by joining the audience.   Just sign up through our online calendar to get the  link for this inspiring event! Then  sit back, relax, and enjoy the evening!

Looking for more inspiration, or just another good book of poetry to savor while you wait for this event? Check out some of our suggestions below! 

  1. A Poetry Handbook: A Prose Guide to Understanding and Writing Poetry by Mary Oliver
  2. On Poetry by Glyn Maxwell
  3. Broetry: Poetry for Dudes by Brian McGackin
  4. The Complete Poetry by Maya Angelou
  5. Poetry, Language, Thought by Martin Heidegger
  6. Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry by Judith Patt, Michiko Warkentyne, and Barry Till
  7. Words Make Worlds: 2017 Teen Poetry Anthology edited by North Central Washington Library
  8. African American Poetry: 25o Years of Struggle and Song edited by Kevin Young
  9. Writing in Place: Prose and Poetry from the Pacific Northwest by The Edmonds Writing Sisters
  10. Don’t Read Poetry: A Book About How to Read Poems by Stephanie Burt 
  11. Walking on Earth & Touching the Sky: Poetry and Prose by Lakota Youth at Red Cloud Indian School edited by Timothy P. McLaughlin

For any questions about the event itself, please reach out to the Cashmere Library. You can call us at (509) 782-3314 or email us at cashmere@ncwlibraries.orgcreate new email. We look forward to sharing a spectacular night of poetry with you all! 

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