Upcoming Events

June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020 – Feature: Lester Hirsh

 Theme: The epistolary of letter-writing

An avid letter writer, Lester corresponds with a number of Pennsylvania poets. He had a 21-year correspondence with the former US Poet Laureate Donald Hall (died 2019).

MC: Susan or Richard Brook

Start: June 4, 2020 7:30 pm
End: June 4, 2020 9:00 pm
Venue: Bloomsburg Public Library
Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815, United States

July 2, 2020

hello – July 2, 2020 – INDEPENDENCE DAY – no poetry event (there is homework)

Theme: Freedom

Poetry never takes time off, but the River Poets requested this sabbatical.

Assignment – write a new poem in any format you choose…bonus points for rhymed and metered ones.

Bring your work to a future reading.

Happy Birthday America!


Date: July 2, 2020
Venue: no event
celebrate freedom, USA

August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020 – Feature: Paul Loomis in Kocher Park [7 PM]

Theme: Rivers and mountains, creeks and valleys

Paul Loomis is a math professor, folk song writer, occasional poet, distance runner, South American traveler, and man-about-town in Bloomsburg. He has been a spotty attender of River Poet events since 1999. His first published poem, in White Rabbit in 1993, was called “Sex”.

MC: Dave Barsky

Start: August 6, 2020 7:00 pm
End: August 6, 2020 8:25 pm
Venue: Kocher Park
along SR 487, N of Lightstreet, Lightstreet, United States