Celebrate National Poetry Month with Milkweed Editions! Join us for an evening honoring outstanding poets from the upper Midwest and the vitality of the poetry community at large. A reception will take place on the second floor of the Open Book building with poets and their many fans (plus poetry-themed drinks and hors d’oeuvres), and then the fun continues with a reading featuring the finalists* for this year’s Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry. (Finalists will be announced in early April.)
6:00 p.m. | Reception
7:00 p.m. | Reading featuring Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry Finalists
RSVP to reserve your spot! Suggested donation of $10 to help cover food & drinks. No one will be turned away for lack of funds—all are welcome!
*Please note that this event does NOT factor into the selection of the prize winner. Finalists will be announced in early April. The winner is selected through an anonymous process by an impartial judge and will be announced in May.