Following announcements and a welcome to visitors, members will read Englyn poems based on a lesson by J. Paul Holcomb in March. J. Paul’s April presentation featured a discussion of resources and procedures used to submit poetry to state and national competitions.
After J. Paul’s presentation members and guests will share free-choice poems.
As a way to promote National Poetry month, Patrick Lee Marshall, J. Paul Holcomb, Masood Parvaze and Richard Weatherly participated in a taste and talent event on April 25 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. at Byron Nelson High School to benefit their scholarship program.
On April 23, The Merging Visions, Collections V, poetry and art catalogs were distributed at a reception in the Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory, Denton, Texas. VAST collaborates with the Denton Poets’ Assembly, the Greater Denton Arts Council, and the Denton Public Library to create an annual exhibit of paired original art work and poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. Parts of the exhibit will be traveling to various library locations in Denton after leaving the Center for the Visual Arts.
During the May Poetry Society of Texas monthly in Dallas on May 9th, DPA members Diane Glancy was the Program Speaker, and Masood Parvaze, the Spotlight Poet. Diane read poetry from several of her books and gave ideas for key words and phrases that could be used to generate new poetry. Masood read several selections from his book and some new poetry not in the book.
Denton Poets’ Assembly meets on the third Saturday of the month, 10AM - Noon at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland Street, Denton, TX 76201. Meetings are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit www.DentonPoetsAssembly.weebly.com