We’ve tried a few ways to keep poetry part of our library’s programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March and April, we tried using Zoom for online Poetry Hours. In May, we hosted a writing workshop instead.
In June and July, we invited all who wished to participate to send us an audio or video of themselves reading poems so we could share them online for people to listen to at their leisure.
Moultonborough poet Priscilla Burlingham, read four out of five “virus poems” she wrote this past spring:
Our own Peggy Johnson read two poems written by others and six poems of her own: