Sterling Nature Center Celebrates National Poetry Month

STERLING, NY – There will poetry in the woods on April 29.

As part of the Sterling Nature Center’s on-going Sunday Poetry Coffee House, poets will celebrate nature and the nation’s National Poetry month from 3-5 p.m. at the Jenzvold Road center overlooking Lake Ontario.

Featured this year are poet Michael Jennings and poets from SUNY Oswego and Central New York.

Jennings was born in the French Quarter of New Orleans and grew up in east Texas and the deserts of southwestern Iran before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and the Graduate Writing Program at Syracuse University.

He has authored seven collections of poems, won numerous grants and awards, including a CAPS Grant from New York State and had work appear in such publications as The Georgia Review, The Sewanee Review, The Southern Review, and Yellow Medicine Review.

His most recent book is Bone-Songs and Sanctuaries, New and Selected Poems published by The Sheep Meadow Press in 2009.

Joining Jennings will be poets from SUNY Oswego and any local poet who would like to read.

Jennings’ reading will be followed by an open-mic and everyone is invited.

Come and celebrate National Poetry Month and adorn the Sterling words with verse and rhyme. As usual there will be an abundance of poetic tea and pastries.

For more information, contact the Sterling Nature Center at 947-6143, Jim Pangborn at 564-6643.