Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Some new voices sharing their words this week at the Red Herring Poetry Workshop

Some new voices joined us at our poetry group this week and agreed to share their work on our soundcloud page -   Be sure to visit there to hear more great poetry

Congratulations to Angela - she received our groups first big LIKE on the site - pretty cool

Here are some of the works  - Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sample of poems from our meeting - Why they all love to hate love poems

In honor of Rattle Magazine being courageous enough to request love poetry submissions for their journal - (Egads a respected journal asking for love poetry submissions - what is the poetry establishment coming to?  The editors must be gluttons for punishment or they must have interns they want to get rid of....  add your own joke here)... 
We discussed love poems.  Most "experts" I've read said "run away!" when it comes to writing love poetry.  But I think we proved a good dose of irreverence, whimsy and spice can make for some awesome poetry - Listen to the more of our poems from the night at Soundcloud - The CU Poetry Group

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Meet Ruth and listen to some poems from the red herring poets

Here are some of the poems we shared from the September 6th 2013 group -

Ruth - now 80 years old and still writing strong! - has been with the Red Herring Poetry Workshop almost since its beginning - Wow - big kudos to Ruth she is an amazing person

You can find all of our audio on Soundcloud  - Just visit the thecupoetrygroup there

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

listen to some of the poetry from september 3rd's meetup

Yes we've been busy having poetry meetups every week -
Here's a sample of poems we critiqued and worked on this last tuesday

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Red Herring Poetry Workshop

Since 1974, the Red Herring Poetry Workshop has been an important part in providing the Champaign-Urbana community with poetry workshops and readings.  Join us as the CU Poetry Group co-sponsors the Red Herring Poetry Workshop to keep the community spirit of poetry alive in Champaign-Urbana.  Every two weeks we meet at the Channing-Murray Foundation and share our voices.  What do we do?  Bring a poem or two to share - your own and/or from a favorite author - We hope to see you there!

Our next meetup is coming soon -

The Red Herring Poetry Workshop - Bring a poem or two to share