325 W Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI
One Pause Poetry Salon
Come read and write poems in the greenhouse with us! ONE PAUSE POETRY SALON is a FREE event taking place every other Wednesday, open to all lovers of poetry in the greater Ann Arbor area. We aim to widen appreciation for poetry in all languages and genres, to inspire the writing of new poems in a relaxed environment, and to provide a supportive space for poets and poetry enthusiasts to meet one another.
Each salon is dedicated to a genre or form (haiku, sonnet, ghazal), a poet, a movement or a theme / mood (springtime, the supernatural, poems of protest). Half the evening is devoted to reading and poetry talk, and the other half to collaborative writing games and exercises, with a break for snacks and socializing in the middle. Snacks, wine, tea and coffee are served!
Whether you are a published poet or encountering poetry for the first time, we invite you to join us!
Continuing our exploration of the dalliance between poetry and music, this Weds we are reading and listening to poems re-imagined as songs. I will talk a bit about the great tradition of German Lieder, poems set to music.
What can music add to a pre-existing poem? What kinds of poems are best set to music and what kinds are best left alone? We will also try our hand at writing poetry to be sung.
Please bring a notebook and poems or songs by yourself or others to share with the group. To the musicians in the group... I especially encourage you to attend this one! Bring your instruments and / or your lovely voices!
(for more information, contact Mike Zhai firstname.lastname@example.org, or just stop by!)