Students Initiate Monthly Poetry Reading Series

September 10, 2010

September 7, 2010 — It's like karaoke, only reading other people's poems instead of singing their songs.

Reading poetry aloud goes way back, of course, and a new reading series at the University of Virginia, Poets Reading Poets, will be making it new again.

"Each month, we'll shine the spotlight on one of your favorite poets," student organizers Sarah Crossland and Kate Ring wrote, "and all you have to do is show up at Jefferson Hall, pick out a poem from the back of the room and read your heart out. "

The readings will be held on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Jefferson Hall on the West Range.

The schedule for the 2010-11 academic year, with featured poets:

Sept. 13: Sappho
Oct. 4: Allen Ginsberg
Nov. 8: Frank O'Hara
Dec. 6: Pablo Neruda
Feb. 14: John Keats
March 14: Emily Dickinson
April 11: T. S. Eliot

For information, e-mail Sarah Crossland or Kate Ring.

— By Anne Bromley