Poetry Circle

Mercer County Library Poetry Circle meets twice monthly: 

  • the second Thursday of each month from 6:30PM to 8PM to read and discuss poetry;
  • the first Tuesday of each month from 3PM to 4:30 PM to critique members’ poetry work in progress.

Both programs are held in person at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch. All are welcome to join. Call 609-883-8292 or email lawprogs@mcl.org for questions.

Poetry Writing Workshop: Ekphrasis

Tuesday, September 5, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Poetry Circle Poets meet monthly to give constructive feedback to their writing in progress. They will work on ekphrastic poetry, which is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Librarian Sharon Wang will lead this session. All are welcome to join. 

Poetry Circle: Guillaume Apollinaire

Thursday, September 14, 6:30 PM -8:00 PM

Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) is considered one of the foremost French poets of the early 20th century. He played a major role in the cultural life of Paris in the early 20th century, and was a personal friend to many artists and writers of his time. His innovative work greatly surprised his contemporaries and continues to impress readers today.  As a writer who sought to create new forms rather than be restricted by rules from the past, he allowed his imagination to roam freely, and his command of the French language enabled him to delight readers with his wit and also express profound emotion. Poetry circle friends Ariane and Mark will lead this presentation.