Saturday, May 29, 2010

Stanley Plumly

Maryland Poet Laureate - Dr.Plumly - visits the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster Maryland. He is introduced here by Alan Bogage and reads "Infidelity".

Stanley Plumly

Dr. Plumly is the Director of Creative Writing at the University of Maryland

Stanley Plumly

Dr. Stanley Plumly reads "400 Mourners"

Saturday, May 22, 2010

RJ Ridgely

Here is RJ Ridgely reading some of his own work.
Karma bites back...
RJ's website is now up @

Kevin Thornton

Well known in the Baltimore area, Kevin Thornton is a song writer as well as a poet. Check out Kevin's blog at

Cliff and Deanna

Cliff and Deanna are reading Rumi.
Rumi was a Persian mystical poet and philosopher of the 13th century.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Kevin Thornton

Kevin C. Thornton is a Public Relations and communications professional with 25 years experience, most of it with a Fortune 500 firm. He is also a published poet whose work has appeared in a variety of publications including Baltimore Review and Maryland Poetry Review. The former host of Catonsville’s Function @ the Junction poetry series, he has served as a poetry advisor for the American Music & Arts Festival and editor of several poetry anthologies. Kevin is also a freelance writer who publishes a daily blog, “Nation of One” which can be accessed at: He is a songwriter with credits on recent CDs by The Willys, a Gettysburg, PA-based band, and wrote and recorded the soundtrack for My Left Hand, a cancer documentary by Seattle-native Joshua Isaac which has been featured in the Seattle Jewish Film and Tacoma Film Festival. Kevin lives in Westminster, Maryland with his wife Sue and three children .

Deanna Nikaido

This is Deanna at the Carroll Arts Center

Tamara Lowe

I'm going to sneak Tamara in among our local poets because I just love this one. Here is Today's Christian poet...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

RJ Ridgely

I went to check out the new poetry reading, "Spoken Word" at Wine Me Up that RJ Ridgely started. It's a great venue with a nice laid back crowd. Here he is with another Taylor Mali poem.

Eric Poe

I have seen Eric Poe at both the Arts Center and now at Wine me Up. A poet and song writer, Eric lives in Finksburg Maryland.


Emily lives in Westminster Maryland and has been writing poetry since elementary school.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cliff Lynn

Cliff hosts poetry readings in Annapolis.
He has been an editor as well as as author and was the 2006 winner of the Maryland Writers Association's poetry contest.
This poem was written for his son and daughter-inlaw when they married.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

RJ Ridgely

I was recently at the Carroll Arts Center for a Thursday night reading where I heard RJ Ridgely read. I promise I will post some of his own work soon, but I just loved his take on this poem.
The life long Carroll County resident has recently started a monthly gathering for poets at Wine Me Up on Main Street in Westminster.