A Shot Away: Stones, Angels, and Murder at Altamont-Professor Mitchell Douglas

The Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway in December 1969 was marred by an alcohol-fueled security force of Hells Angels, and the gang’s murder of a Berkeley teen. Examine a pivotal time in rock history through lyric and persona poetry. RSVP: libarsvp@iupui.edu with Mitchell Douglas talk in the subject line.

December 9, 2014
Poetry on Brick Street presents Donna Monday + Open Mic

Monday writes poetry for children, so bring the kids. An open mic will follow the reading. Monday continues to write poetry and especially enjoys writing and reading children’s poetry.  She is the author of Dancing in the Alley, a collection of her poetry.  She holds a B.A. Degree from Hanover College with …

December 4, 2014
Spirit and Place Festival: A Poetic Journey Through Urban America

Brick Street Poetry Inc. and DePauw University’s Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics will present A Poetic Journey Through Urban America on Nov. 8 as part of the Spirit and Place Festival. An agenda with more information is attached.   The program will feature readings from the poetry anthology, Urban Voices: 51 …

November 8, 2014
Poetry on Brick Street Presents former Virginia Poet Laureate Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda

Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda served as Virginia’s Poet Laureate from 2006-2008.  She is also a painter, sculptor and educator. In 1969, she graduated from Mary Washington College (now the University of Mary Washington) with a BA in English. She holds two masters degrees and a Ph.D. from George Mason University, where she …

November 6, 2014
The Reiberg Reading Series presents poet Marianne Boruch

The Reiberg Reading Series presents poet Marianne Boruch. Boruch is the author of the recently published poetry collection, Cadaver, Speak, along with eight other books of poetry, two poetry collections, and a memoir. Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker and has been anthologized in the 1997 and 2009 …

October 30, 2014
The Reiberg Reading Series presents poet Marcus Wicker

The Reiberg Reading Series presents poet Marcus Wicker. Wicker’s poetry collection, Maybe the Saddest Thing (Harper Perennial), was selected by DA Powell for the National Poetry Series. He has been awarded a 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, and fellowships from Cave Canem and The Fine Arts Work Center. His …

October 9, 2014
Butler University Visiting Writers Series Presents Tracy K. Smith

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Tracy K. Smith will open the fall 2014 Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series on September 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Atherton Union Reilly Room. Admission to all events in the series is free and open to the public without tickets. For more information, call 317-940-9861. …

September 17, 2014
Poetry on Brick Street Presents Lorne Mook

Mook has produced the first English translation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s third book of poems, Dream-Crowned,published in German in 1896 when Rilke was 21. Mook’s poems and translations have also appeared in Poet Lore, Literary Imagination, Poetry International, International Poetry Review, Unsplendid, and Rowboat, as well as in his book Travelers without Maps. He is Associate Professor …

September 4, 2014