Celebrating island poets

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 4:30pm

Island Bound Bookstore, as part of National Poetry Month, will celebrate Block Island Poets on Friday, April 5 at 5 p.m. at the bookstore.

Island poets Nancy Greenaway, Willie Feuer, Socha Cohen, Susana Gardner, Lisa Sprague, Fran Migliaccio, Jen Lighty, Jamie Rose, and Michael Petrik will share their poetry with the community.

Poetry has been an important part of recent Block Island life: The Block Island Poetry Project, founded by Lisa Starr (former Rhode Island Poet Laureate) in 2004, drew poets from around the country as well as Block Island to hone their skills and share their work for 12 years.

Teacher/poet Nancy Greenaway founded an annual event, Voices from the Village — an outgrowth of the Poetry Project — to inspire members of the community to read their favorite poems and connect with poetry.

The event is free and open to the public.