Poetry at Bennington College

Contemporary poet reads his work: Poet Spencer Reece's debut collection of poetry, ‘The Clerk's Tale,' was chosen for the Bakeless Poetry Prize and adapted into a short film by director James Franco.

He is also the author of ‘The Road to Emmaus.'

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday,
April 16,

Where: Tishman Lecture Hall

Contact: Literature Programs (802) 440-4376, vjorgensen@bennington.edu

The Favorite Poem Project

The community is invited to come together for an evening to share poems they love.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday, April 19

Where: Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester

Northshire Poetry Reading Book Group and Poetry Writing Groups will host the Favorite Poem Project.

They ask anyone to choose a favorite poem and to explain why it is a favorite, where they first read it, why they keep returning to it and some information about the poet. The poem should not be one the reader has written, or written by a friend or relative -- it needs to be a poem that has been published, one that is a part of the reader's life.

To sign up is required, write to Claire North at revclairenorth
@mac.com. Local poet Ellen Lytle -- ‘Homefront: New and Selected Poems' -- will emcee.