March 24, 2021 (Moscow, Idaho) —
The Moscow Arts Commission, in collaboration with the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts, presents the April Poetry Relay on Thurs., April 15 at 7 p.m.
This digital broadcast will feature original poetry from area poets Ron McFarland, Ed Flathers, D’Wayne Hodgin and current Moscow Poet Laureate Susan Hodgin. The event will be hosted by poet and University of Idaho professor, Michael McGriff. The evening will also feature music from the Palouse Jazz Project, a faculty sextet at the Lionel Hampton School of Music.
Digital event attendees are encouraged to make the evening special by purchasing to-go orders from local businesses. Watch the show and enjoy your favorite foods and beverages.
To reserve your free ticket, visit https://bit.ly/2021aprilpoetryrelay
For more information about the participating poets, the April Poetry Relay and the Moscow Poet Laureate program, visit https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/217/Poet-Laureate
The April Poetry Relay is an annual event that highlights the creative work of Moscow-area literary artists. This year’s event is brought to you by the Moscow Arts Commission, the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts, and the University of Idaho English Department. City of Moscow Arts programming is made possible by support from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Moscow Poet Laureate Program increases awareness of the role that poetry and literature play in the community and creates a record of Moscow’s distinctive character. Not only does the program support the work of excellent poets in the city, but it also invests the public spaces of the city with the beauty of language. Along with offering readings and workshops, the Poet Laureate writes poems for the City that are reflective of local landscapes, social situations, or important events.
The Moscow Poet Laureate Program began in 2015, inspired by the vision of the Moscow Arts Commission and University of Idaho English Professor Alexandra Teague. Since that time, two poets have offered their literary expertise to this City of Moscow program; Tiffany Midge served from 2015-2018, and Susan Hodgin is in the midst of her 2018-2021 term.
Moscow residents who are published poets are eligible to apply for the Poet Laureate position once every three years.
Story Contact: Megan Cherry, Arts Program Manager