The delayed publication of this post is my fault. These minutes are from last week’s meeting of  March 26.

At the last meeting, a few of our club members went through the tedious task of sorting through eighty poetry submissions for Goldenrod and boiling the contestants down to just ten finalists. On the 9th of April around 4, the English Club, the poetry finalists, and the guest poet, Stacia Fleegal, will be going to Mariah’s. We’ll leave around 6:30 and proceed to 125 for the reading, which will begin at 7. If you’re in the English Club and interested in going to Mariah’s, let us know at the next club meeting.

You can tell the semester is starting to boil down when this is all I have to report for the English Club. If anyone would like to let us know about more events coming up this semester, don’t hesitate to let us know.

Have a nice weekend —

Michael Miller

Kentucky Great Writers Series









On Tuesday, April 10 at Lexington’s Carnegie Center, an installment of the Kentucky Great Writers Series will be taking place.  There are open  mic signups at 6:30 pm, followed by open mic at 7:00 pm, and then featured author readings at 7:30 pm.  The featured authors can be seen in the above photos.

National Poetry Month

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Well, it is! This year is the 16th celebration of National Poetry Month.

Thursday, April 26 is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Be sure to have your favorite poem in your pocket all day, either from your favorite poet or one of your own rendering. Tweet the title and writer of your poem with the hash-tags #pocketpoem and #EmwWku to share with us and the National Writing Project.

The 10th Annual Poetry and The Creative Mind Gala will be on Thursday, April 5. You can purchase tickets by following this link.

Something that’s going to be occurring all month long is 30 Poets, 30 Days. Every day of the month, a different poet will Tweet her or his thoughts for the full 24 hours. Check out this page for the schedule of poets, and follow Poets.org on Twitter.

Something else that will last the entire month is Poem-A-Day, which I just signed up for. If you subscribe, you will receive a poem every day in your inbox during April.

Poetry.org also has a FREE Poem Flow App for iPhones.

Here’s the link to Kentucky’s contribution to the world of poetry. And the map of the US if you’re interested in any other state’s happenings.

The EMW would like to celebrate as well. I want to start off my stating that this is not a competition.  This is a call for poems. In honor of National Poetry Month, send one original poem to wku.emw@gmail.com, we’ll be publishing these submissions throughout the month. This is open to all WKU students, faculty, and staff.