J. Paul Holcomb will present a lesson title, “Blank Verse Is Not Free Verse.” Afterward, members will read our "Roll Your Own," poems from his November presentation. During the November presentation, he related an experience at Baylor University’s Beall Poetry Festival in Waco. According to J. Paul, “I asked the panel of poets if poetic forms had a place in contemporary poetry. I received excellent answers from all the poets, but the response that was written in my memory with apparently permanent ink was the one given by U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. “Any device,” Collins pointed out, “that keeps a poem from falling into chaos is a form.””
During the November meeting, DPA and PST member Angie Kimmell announced her release of Midnight Divination and Other Wayward Hobbies, a book of poems.
On December 16, Karla K. Morton, DPA founder and Texas Poet Laureate 2010 Announced Release of her Tenth Book, Constant State of Leaping.
Please join us in a casual celebration of the holiday season.
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 ww.DentonPoetsAssembly.weebly.com