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Yaktown Poets Revue: Wild Thang March 31

March 25th 2018

Yaktown Poets Revue: Wild Thang March 31   Pontiac, MI – Howdy Partners! The Yaktown Poets are coming together for the Yaktown Poets Revue! So cowboy boots, ten gallon hats and rhinestone…YASSS! WE’RE HERE FOR ALLLLL OF IT! Get ready for a WILD western themed night of erotic poetry, music by by Jerry the Hatter, […]

Shakespeare Royal Oak July 27-Aug 6

July 20th 2017

Shakespeare Royal Oak July 27-Aug 6  (EVENT page) Royal Oak, MI  – Join us for our 17th year of the wonderful work of the Bard with Michigan’s best professional and emerging professional artists in a one-of-a-kind outdoor summer setting. Bring the family for our daylight show or enjoy an evening under the stars! Shakespeare in […]

Poet Alecia Davis Book Signing in Pontiac Jan. 14

January 5th 2017

Poet Alecia Davis Book Signing in Pontiac Jan. 14 (EVENT page) Pontiac, MI –  – Meet the Poet and Author Alecia Davis (Saturday, January 14th, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.) Pontiac Public Library, 60 E. Pike Street, Downtown Pontiac. Come to our library to listen to author Alecea Davis talking about her book: “From Hatred to Healing: Eight Racial […]

Poem: A Little Bit of Change

July 15th 2016

Poem: A Little Bit of Change (Lisa Baek, July 15, 2016)   Money is money. Even a little change for us can make a big change for others.   A little change for kids with lymphoma or leukemia can get them chemotherapy. A little change for others with melanoma can use the money for surgery. […]

Three Poems by Erik Tungate…

June 1st 2016

Three Poems by Erik Tungate (Greenhouse Effect, Spring, Oh Michigan) (Eric Tungate, from Signposts and Constellations, June 1, 2016) Greenhouse Effect each discovery is a view of the self each movement is a sign of change each is every and every is all the girls return to the summer ball the trend is catching and […]

Poem: A Friend Doesn’t Need to be A Work of Art

April 15th 2016

Poem:  A Friend Doesn’t Need to be A Work of Art (Emily Kim, April 15, 2016) Introduction by Cherie Rolfe:  My student, Emily Kim of Rochester Hills is a fifth grade student at Brewster Elementary School. We did a poetry unit together and she has continued to write. In the “Emily Dickinson tradition,” we titled […]

Yaktown Poets Revue Motown Madness Feb. 12

January 9th 2016

Yaktown Poets Revue Motown Madness Feb. 12 (EVENT page) Pontiac, MI – Yaktown Poets Revue Motown Madness Friday, Feb. 12 8pm-11pm Pontiac Creative Arts Center, 47 Williams St, Pontiac, MI 48341 MOTOWN MADNESS!!!! The Yaktown Poets are gearing up for the first Yaktown Poets Revue of 2016, and we want to spend that evening with […]

Poem: For Nostalgia’s Sake

September 1st 2015

Poem: For Nostalgia’s Sake (Poetry by Vickie Brent-Touray, Sept. 1, 2015 ed) On Friday, January 12th, 8:30 A.M., 4TH FLOOR MATERNITY WARD, RM 418, bed B, Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, to Joyce Marie — while Silas Brent played his last hand of Bid Whist— a hazelnut colored bundle of vehement lungs heralded her own arrival, and Just […]

Yaktown Poets Revue Sept. 4

August 23rd 2015

Yaktown Poets Revue Sept. 4 (Event Listing) WORD ON THE STREET IS…. The Yaktown Poets Revue: Labor Day Edition! is gonna be DOPE, FLY, a BEAAAST! It’s an 80’s themed SPOKEN WORD EXTRAVAGANZA for the Sho’nuff Grown and Sexy, Fabulous and FLYY!!!!! Get your boom box, bamboo earrings, FAT gold chains and ADIDAS polished up, […]

Poets at the Ferndale Library (video)

April 20th 2013

With sensitivity, fanciful imagery, memories put to paper and even humor, four poets shared their work at the Ferndale Public Library on April 16. Mary Jo Foirth Gillett, Dennis Hinrichsen, Christine Rhein and D’Anne Withowski kept the crowd in awe with their verses. The event was sponsored by Springfed Arts and focused on Michigan poets.