The Kansas Humanities Council is celebrating National Poetry Month by hosting a poetry potluck.
“What is a poetry potluck?” you ask. “Is there food involved?”
Well…yes and no. A poetry potluck is an opportunity for everyone in the state to share poetry with one another. The poems may be written by the participant or be a favorite poem by another author.
Since this is a “potluck” I’m sure many of the poems will be related to food, but they don’t have to be. Some suggested topics are:
Family • Special Occasions • Casual Picnics • Strange Salads • Hearty Casseroles • Childhood Memories • The Best Meal You’ve Ever Had • Comfort Food • Bizarre Food • Your Grandmother’s Favorite Food • Food You Hate • Is It Food? • Other Food-Inspired Topics
To submit a poem, print off this Poetry Potluck template. Write your poem on it. Scan it. (The library has a scanner you can use and staff to help you with this step if you need it.) E-mail it to email@example.com
To enjoy the poetry potluck feast go to the Kansas Humanties Council Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/kshumanities/pin-up-poetry-poetry-potluck/
Then we can all say, with poet Mark Strand:
Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry. (click here to read the rest of this poem)