Keats and Beats
K&B is all about poetry – reading it, writing it, talking about it. Everybody is always welcome, so be sure to tell all of your friends, because it really is better with people other than the usual band of suspects.
Seriously, Keats and Beats thrives upon the diversity of its contributors, and the more contributors, the better the chances that we won’t have to hear The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock at every single K&B. I love that poem as much or more than any one, but come on… to be read every two weeks at the same event? That’s not what T.S. Eliot meant… that’s not what he meant at all.
The next question that springs forth from the ever bubbling fountains of the minds who hear this spiel is: can I read my own?
And my answer, that I shall spout from the highest peak, from coast to coast, is a resounding YES! Please, you are all encouraged to read your own poetry. That is one of the most special things about K&B: many closet poets come out in the cozy atmosphere that meets semimonthly that is Keats and Beats.
Check out postings below about upcoming and past Keats and Beats events, as well as a few poems!