Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Apply to Read in the Joaquin Miller Poetry Series

Since it’s supposed to snow today, what could be a better than thinking about summer, and applying to read as part of the Joaquin Miller Poetry Series?  I don’t attend the poetry readings in this series as often as I should, but it’s one of the most charming venues in the Washington, DC, area, located deep in Rock Creek Park—think summer darkness settling in, crickets chirping, leaves rustling, and a clean, well-lighted place alive with the magic of language….

The Joaquin Miller Poetry Series is now accepting applications for poets to read in the 2012, 8-week evening series, June through July.  The readings will take place at Washington DC’s  Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium in partnership with the NPS, near the cabin of nineteenth-century poet Joaquin Miller.  Eligible poets should not have read in the series in the last 5 years.  To apply, please mail five poems, a brief bio, e-mail, phone number, and an SASE for reply only (poems will not be returned) to:  Prof. Rosemary Winslow, Co-Director, Joaquin Miller Poetry Series, Department of English, Catholic University, Washington, D.C. 20064.  Applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2012.


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