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Talking Gourds Poetry Club

Talking Gourds Poetry Club 
Contact: Art Goodtimes 970.327.4767
Wilderness poet Peter Waldor stars at the August Gourds
The Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds Poetry Club will host poet Peter Waldor of New Jersey and Telluride, who has a new book out, The Wilderness Poetry of Wu Xing (Pinyon Publ., Montrose, 2013), on Tuesday, Aug. 6th at 6 p.m. at Arroyo Telluride.
Books will be available for purchase. Trained in Iowa and mentored by Gerald Stern , Waldor’s first book Door to a Noisy Room was a finalist for the 2009 National Jewish Book Award. Like Wallace Stevens, he spends his non-poetry hours employed in the insurance business. Club members and drop-ins are encouraged to attend. After announcements and the featured reader, we do a Talking Gourd Circle where everyone is given a chance to share. Bring poems, songs or stories to perform -- one’s own or pieces by favorite writers. The theme for August is Mushrooms. Coming up: Sept. 3rd Art Goodtimes of Norwood and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer of Placerville will be featured. Art’s new book is Looking South to Lone Cone (Western Eye Press, Sedona, 2013). Rosemerry’s latest book is The Less I Hold (Turkey Buzzard Press, 2012). And Oct. 1 John Nizalowski of Grand Junction will star. His latest book is also from Turkey Buzzard Press, The Last Matinée (2011) Talking Gourds Poetry Club is a joint venture of the Telluride Institute, Wilkinson Library, Between the Covers Bookstore, Telluride Arts and San Miguel County poets. Members meet monthly, on first Tuesday evenings, at Arroyo Fine Art Gallery & Wine Bar at 220 E. Colorado Ave., 970.239.2006, beginning at 6 p.m. in Telluride. ####

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