I have really enjoyed how the literary world has moved so many events onto zoom. I've gotten to participate in many virtual events as a participant and as a presenter all over the country. Last night I read Good Bones, one of my all-time favorte poems by Maggie Smith. I enjoyed the chance to introdcue other people to her work.
The 13th Annual Pinsky Favorite Poem Project
Sponsored by Friends of Chautauqua Writers Center
Hosted by Executive Director, Fred Zirm.
Moderated by Norma Rees- Chair of Pinsky Favorite Poem Project.
“The Favorite Poem Project is dedicated to
celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in our lives.
Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States,
founded the Favorite Poem Project shortly after
the Library of Congress appointed him to the post in 1997.”
Poetry Selection Reader
Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden Fred Zirm
Beauty by Tony Hoagland May Kuroiwa
What the Body Can Say by Natasha Trethewey Sony Ton-Aime
Personal by Tony Hoagland Norma Rees
Cross That Line by Naomi Shihab Nye Mark Altschuler
A Baker Swept By by Edward Hirsch Robinwyn Lewis
The Early Bird by Ted Kooser Wally Rees
Good Bones by Maggie Smith Lara Lillibridge
With a surprise reading of "At the Local Barnes and Noble" by Fred Zirm by Norma Rees to wrap it up.
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