Pinksy Favorite Poem Project

I have really enjoyed how the literary world has moved so many events onto zoom. I've gotten to participate in many virtual events as a participant and as a presenter all over the country. Last night I read Good Bones, one of my all-time favorte poems by Maggie Smith. I enjoyed the chance to introdcue other people to her work. 


The 13th Annual Pinsky Favorite Poem Project
Sponsored by Friends of Chautauqua Writers Center

Hosted by Executive Director, Fred Zirm.
Moderated by Norma Rees- Chair of Pinsky Favorite Poem Project.


“The Favorite Poem Project is dedicated to 

celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in our lives. 

Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States, 

founded the Favorite Poem Project shortly after 

the Library of Congress appointed him to the post in 1997.” 



                Poetry Selection                                                                        Reader

               Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden                                 Fred Zirm
                Beauty by Tony Hoagland                                                         May Kuroiwa
                What the Body Can Say by Natasha Trethewey                       Sony Ton-Aime
                Personal by Tony Hoagland                                                      Norma Rees 
                Cross That Line by Naomi Shihab Nye                                     Mark Altschuler
                A Baker Swept By by Edward Hirsch                                        Robinwyn Lewis
                The Early Bird by Ted Kooser                                                   Wally Rees
                Good Bones by Maggie Smith                                                   Lara Lillibridge

With a surprise reading of "At the Local Barnes and Noble" by Fred Zirm by Norma Rees to wrap it up. 

Watch me read Maggie Smith's amazing poem here: Lara reads Maggie Smith and the whole 30-minute program is available here: 2021 Pinsky Favorite Poem Project. 

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