Last night, I walked into work with a smile on my face. After six months of planning and working with my fellow library staff/faculty and the English Department, my first poetry event was about to come to life. With my worn out copy of Spring and All in hand, I thought about William Carlos Williams and the imagination. With his words in my mind…
“Only through the imagination is the advance of intelligence possible, to keep beside growing understanding.”
There was no way to predict how the first event would turn out, but I’m happy to report that the turnout was great. In fact, the whole night was just how I imagined it would be…A room full of people, passionate about poetry. The beauty of that is, the different voices you get to hear. We all have our own muses, things that inspire us, but the common thread of it all is, we love poetry.
A big thank you to Dr. Paul Cappucci who presented on Williams, and all of the poetry lovers that attended. I’m so happy that I get to host these events every Thursday this month. My hope is, it will lead to more opportunities like it in the future. Take a look at some of the pictures from the event below, along with some of my mission to let poetry take over the library this month.