Poetry & Wine

for Grownups

Read the poems. Come and discuss. We are a very non-pretentious group of poetry enthusiasts who gather once each month. This is an open group. There is no need to sign-up ahead of time. Just read the selection and show up. Bring a bottle of wine (or bourbon or whatever), or a dessert of some sort to share if you wish. Folks read their favorite poems and we have truly interesting and wonderful discussions. Send a note to Dave at dave@littleshopofstories.com if you would like more information or to get on the email list!

We’re meeting next on Wednesday, July 20th and August 17th, at 7 pm. Again, we'll congregate on the Square, weather permitting.

We'll be discussing  The Hurting Kind by Ada Limón: the first two sections in July, the last two sections in August. Copies are available at Little Shop.


It was requested that a list be compiled of all the works that we have read for Poetry & Wine. I will slowly, randomly put this together.

2022

July and August - The Hurting Kind by Ada Limón

June - Hail, The Invisible Watchman by Alexandra Oliver

May - Time is a Mother by Ocean Veoung

April - Crush by Richard Siken

March - Magnificent Errors by Sheryl Luna

February - Reparations Now! by Ashley M. Jones

2021

December - Potluck and Haikus

November - The Gold Cell by Sharon Old

October - Red Clay Suite by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

September - Poetry Pot Luck: poems submitted by the group

August - The Wild Iris by Louise Glück

2020

March - Nightshade by Andrea Cohen (canceled due to the pandemic)

February - Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love by Keith S. Wilson

January - Hey Marfa: Poems by Jeffery Yang

2019

December - Pot luck, poetry, and music

November - The Café of Unintelligible Desire by Julia Knowlton

September - The Flame by Leonard Cohen

August - Still Life with Mother and Knife by Chelsea Rathburn

July - How to Love a Country by Ricahrd Blanco

April - Power Politics by Margaret Atwood

March - Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

February - Enough Rope by Dorothy Parker

January - Years, Months, and Days by Amanda Jernigan

2018

OctoberSong of Myself by Walt Whitman (part two)

NovemberHold by Bob Hicok

OctoberNative Guard by Natasha Trethewey

September - feeld by Jos Charles

2017

SeptemberScald by Denise Duhamel

August - Lessons on Expulsion by Erika Sánchez

April - Madwoman by Shara McCallum

2016

November - The Poetry of Bob Dylan as selected by the group in honor of Dylan's Noble Prize in Literature

OctoberUnquiet Things by James Davis May

SeptemberDog Songs by Mary Oliver

June19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shibab Nye

AprilThe Best American Poetry edited by Sherman Alexie (the innaugural meeting)

The Hurting Kind By Ada Limón Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781639550494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - May 10th, 2022

An astonishing collection about interconnectedness--between the human and nonhuman, ancestors and ourselves--from National Book Critics Circle Award winner, National Book Award finalist and U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Lim n."I have always been too sensitive, a weeper / from a long line of weepers," writes Lim n. "I am the hurting kind." What does it mean to be the hurting kind?