Friday, March 16, 2012

Art of the Word Poetry Series Features My Favorite Poem with Irene Latham

Irene Latham
Irene Latham

On Tuesday, March 20, members of the community are invited to share famous favorite poems during My Favorite Poem. Modeled after former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky’s Favorite Poem Project, the program will be moderated by Irene Latham, poetry editor for the Birmingham Arts Journal and author of the award-winning poetry collections The Color of Lost Rooms (Blue Rooster Press, 2011) and What Came Before (Negative Capability Press 2007), and the novel Leaving Gee's Bend. The program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Arrington Auditorium at the Central Library. Email to reserve your spot to read, or sign up at the door. First come, first served.

And join us for the other programs in the March poetry series, The Art of the Word, part of the fifth anniversary celebration for the WORD UP! Student Poetry Slam. For more information on Art of the Word, call 226-3670 or email

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