A Celebration of National Poetry Month in April

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 3:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Art Design & Architecture Museum

Event Price: 

Always Free

Event Contact: 

Lety Garcia, Outreach Coordinator



  • Poetry Reading


A Poetry Workshop by 

R i c k  B e n j a m i n

Associate Director for Community Engagement, IHC
State Poet Laureate of Rhode Island and Author

Thursday April 7   3:30 – 5 pm

Shards & Markings: Poetry as Excavation
In this workshop we will talk and write toward surfacing truths in the geological, historical, cultural and/or personal records.  Using a few touch-stone poems as a spur for both conversation and reference, we will explore some ways in which poetry unearths, illuminates, documents or simply brings to light sometimes difficult or uncomfortable narratives that we would do well to remember and acknowledge. 

Followed by a Reading with
T e d d y    M a c k e r
College of Creative Studies Lecturer, Poet and Author
Reading from his first book of poetry
This World  (White Cloud Press, 2015)
that revolves around seeing beauty
and the divine in nature and the mundane.

 Thursday April 7    5:30 - 6:30pm

Both events to be held at the AD&A Museum
beginning at 3:30pm