The Crazy Wisdom Poetry Circle of Ann Arbor, Michigan took it’s name from an independent bookstore where a small group of poetry enthusiasts first met in person. During 2021 our readings and workshops went virtual and are now open and available to a wider audience.  Bookmark us to stay current with our scheduled events or, if you are a WordPress user, “follow” us. You can also visit our YouTube Channel for videos of past readings and follow us on Facebook.


Next Reading Event

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com to request the meeting link.
Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the event.

Featured readers are followed by an open mic.

JudithMcCombsJudith McCombs grew up nomadic in a geodetic surveyor’s family. Her poems appear in Poetry, Shenandoah, Nimrod, and in five books including The Habit of Fire: Poems Selected & New. She has taught at Wayne State U. and in the Washington, D.C. area. She received awards from Michigan and Maryland State Arts Councils

MollySpencerMolly Spencer has recent poems published in Blackbird, Los Angeles Review, and Prairie Schooner. She is the author of the poetry collections If the House, winner of the Brittingham Prize, and Hinge, winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition. She teaches writing at the University of Michigan. 


Your hosts for the Poetry Circle’s Live Events:
Ed Morin, David Jibson and Lissa Perrin.


All events take place from 7 to 8:45 P.M. – Easstern Time


Poetry readings are scheduled the 4th Wednesday of each month (except for December and August).  These events feature a reading by one or more well-published poets, followed by an Open Mic at which anyone is welcome to read something of their own or a favorite poem.

All events take place virtually via Zoom. Write us at cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com to receive the link on the day of the event.


On the second Wednesday of the month, we hold a relaxed and informal poetry workshop. Anyone is welcome to participate. At a workshop you are encouraged to present a poem you are working on for positive and constructive comment by your peers. We hold workshops online via Zoom. Write us at cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com to receive the link on the day before the workshop). Read the guidelines for our poetry workshops HERE.

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