Blackbird Poetry Festival
The 2021 Blackbird Poetry Festival "(Re)Imagining Poetry"
HCC faculty who wish to make recordings of the 2021 Festival daytime events available in Canvas for instructional purposes can contact Professors Ryna May (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tara Hart (email@example.com). Recordings are available until May 29th, 2021.
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, April 29th, 2021
The Blackbird Poetry Festival will return with a day of virtual events dedicated to (Re)Imagining Poetry featuring Ilya Kaminsky and Teri Ellen Cross Davis. Please mark your calendars now for the virtual events below and check back soon for updated details. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Select a poem and share it on The Blackbird Poetry Festival Facebook page using the hashtag #pocketpoem
- Record a video of yourself reading a poem, then share it on The Blackbird Poetry Festival Facebook page with the hashtag #pocketpoem
- Email or text a poem to your friends or family and post a screenshot of the text to The Blackbird Poetry Festival Facebook page with the hashtag #pocketpoem
- Add a line from a poem to your social media profile and post a screenshot of the text to The Blackbird Poetry Festival Facebook page with the hashtag #pocketpoem
- Leave a poem somewhere out in the world for someone to find - along a walking path, for example - and post a picture of it to The Blackbird Poetry Festival Facebook page using the hashtag #pocketpoem
Poetry Ambassadors who post their efforts on Facebook will be entered into a drawing to win poetry-themed prizes! For more information, contact our Lead Poetry Ambassador, Rick Leith at email@example.com.
"Late Morning Songs" 12:30pm-1:30pm
Featuring Ilya Kaminsky (bio below)
Festival poet Ilya Kaminsky will lead a discussion on the art and craft of poetry in this virtual event. More details TBA. Diversity credit will be available for faculty and staff. Diversity Index TBA.
Register Here for Morning Songs
Sunbird Reading 2:30pm-4:00pm
Ilya Kaminsky and Teri Ellen Cross Davis (bios below) will be joined by students, faculty, staff, and community members for an afternoon of poetry. This virtual event is free and open to the public. After the scheduled readings, there will be an opportunity to share your own poem during our 'open mic'! More details TBA. Diversity credit will be available for faculty and staff. Diversity Index 5689.
Register Here for Sunbird
Nightbird is a ticketed virtual reading presented by our community partners, The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). For more information, call HoCoPoLitSo at or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase Tickets here for Nightbird