Founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan, The Crazy Wisdom Poetry Circle presents live, virtual readings by a variety of poets and writers. 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

January 25, 2023
7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
Click registration on the menu above or email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com to request the meeting link. The Zoom Link will be emailed to you a day or two before the event.
Featured reader is followed my open mic.
(If you have attended an event in the past two years, you are already registered to receive links to all live reading events.)

Live readings are on hiatus for December, but here’s what we have for you beginning in January of 2023:

January 25 – Thomas Lynch’s most recent of twelve books are The Depositions—New & Selected Essays (W.W. Norton, 2020) and Bone Rosary—New & Selected Poems (David R. Godine, 2021). He is finishing a novel which he fears might finish him. He keeps homes in Michigan and West Clare, Ireland.

February 22 – Linda K. Sienkiewicz is the author of an award-winning novel, In the Context of Love, a children’s picture book, and five poetry chapbooks—the latest being Sleepwalker. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Rattle, and The McGuffin.  She holds an MFA from The University of Southern Maine. LindaKSienkiewicz.com.

February 22 – Hiram Larew is an accomplished food scientist whose poems find in twigs, leaves, seeds, and the night sky surprising wisdom and cause for gratitude. His poems have appeared in Rhino, Ars Poetica, Innisfree, and six collections including the forthcoming Patchy Way from CyberWit Press. www.HiramLarewPoetry.com and www.PoetryXHunger.com.  

March 22 – Linda Nemec Foster is author of twelve poetry collections including The Blue Divide and The Lake Michigan Mermaid (a Michigan Notable Book). Bone Country is her forthcoming collection of prose poems and flash fiction. Linda was the first Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids and founder of the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College. 

April 26 – Dan Bellm (Berkeley, CA) has published five books of poems, including Counting (2023), Deep Well (2017), and Practice (2008). His recent translations include Central American Book of the Dead, by Balam Rodrigo (2023), Speaking in Song, by Pura López Colomé (2017), and The Song of the Dead, by Pierre Reverdy (2016). 



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


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


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 comments 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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