Forth sunday poetry readings
A dedicated committee of local poets and poetry-lovers arrange a monthly poetry program that includes many award-winning and local poets.
These programs take place on the fourth Sunday of the month at 2pm in the meeting room of the library.
Readings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served. Find their Facebook page here.
Next reading - Apr 25, 2021 at 2pm
It is with pleasure that we announce our April event: an online poetry reading featuring Vandana Khanna and Doug Van Gundy. The reading will begin at 2:00pm on Sunday, April 25. This reading will stream live on our Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/fourthsundayspoetry/ ), so join us on Facebook at 2pm for what is sure to be a wonderful afternoon! (Please note: if you're not a Facebook member, you can still visit our page without signing in to watch and listen during our live events.)
A little about the poets who will read this weekend:
Vandana Khanna is the author of two collections of poetry, Train to Agra and Afternoon Masala, and the chapbook, The Goddess Monologues. Her poems have won the Crab Orchard Review First Book Prize, The Miller Williams Poetry Prize, and the Diode Editions Chapbook Competition, and has appeared in publications such as the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, The New Republic, New England Review, and Guernica. She is a poetry editor at the Los Angeles Review.
Doug Van Gundy directs the low-residency MFA writing program at West Virginia Wesleyan College. His poems, essays and reviews have appeared in many national and international publications, including Poetry, The Guardian, and The Oxford American. He is co-editor of the anthology Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Contemporary Writing from West Virginia and the author of a collection of poems, A Life Above Water, published by Red Hen Press.
Our April reading will take place online only, on the Fourth Sundays: Poetry at the Claremont Library Facebook page. Come to our Facebook page at 2pm on Sunday, and refresh your browser until you see the reading begin. We'll also leave the recording of the reading up on Facebook for one week, so if you can't make it on April 25, stop by later on in the week and listen to our wonderful readers.