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:

Going Crazy the Right Way
My Capture
Cloched
The Wait

Our own Peggy Johnson read two poems written by others and six poems of her own:

The Great American Poem by Billy Collins
i thank You God for most this amazing day by E. E. Cummings
June 9-11. 3 Poems by Peggy Johnson
June 12. Birds and Bees by Peggy Johnson
June 15. Useful Work by Peggy Johnson
June 23-24. Working & Dancing by Peggy Johnson
June 27. Listen by Peggy Johnson
June 30. Finale by Peggy Johnson
Poetry Hour
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  • July 27, 2020 at 7:50 pm
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    Thank you poets, readers, and Mary. Takes me to interesting places (in my mind)!
    Beth McCarthy

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