Poetry at TCPL

Poetry at TCPL

2019 Call for Poetry Logo

 

We're looking for short poems written by local poets! These poems will be featured on cards we distribute to the community on Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 25. In 2018, we gave out over 1,700 poems.

Please use the form below to submit your poetry. If you'd like to submit two poems, you can add a new text box by clicking "Add 1 more item." Please contact poetry@tcpl.org with any questions!

The deadline for submissions is March 17.

Poem must be no longer than 16 lines and must address the theme of Space. All poems meeting these criteria will be featured on Poem in Your Pocket Day.

There is a limit of two entries per poet.
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Upcoming Writing, Poetry, and Performance Events

Sit! Stay! Read!

February 19, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
About this event::
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...

Mid-Day Mindfulness Meditation

February 20, 2019
12:15pm - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Facilitated by psychotherapist and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Anna Salamone, RN, LCSW, these sessions will encourage participants to shift out of "automatic pilot" mode and observe the workings of the mind, body, a...

ESL Talk Time

February 20, 2019
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Other
About this event::
Do you want to practice speaking with other people? Come to the library, and meet other people who are practicing English. In these classes, English Language learners will have the opportunity to: practice English by watching Youtube videos a...

Cornell Raptor Program

February 21, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids, Teens
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops
About this event::
Children and families of all ages are invited to a special presentation by the Cornell Raptor Program. Participants will have a chance to "meet" several birds for an up-close look, photos, and questions for their handlers. This is a drop-in program a...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Performance
About this event::
Children’s Reading Connection and Tompkins County Public Library are thrilled to invite families to an interactive musical performance by two of our favorite performers! The repeat performances will feature favorite songs that are stories and stories...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Performance
About this event::
Children’s Reading Connection and Tompkins County Public Library are thrilled to invite families to an interactive musical performance by two of our favorite performers! The repeat performances will feature favorite songs that are stories and stories...

Thursday Teen Writing Workshop

February 21, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
About this event::
Explore your creative muscles in our weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all - each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led b...
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab
About this event::
This year the Tompkins County Public Library's Digital Lab will be a site hosting Alternatives Federal Credit Union's Free Tax Preparation service.  This service is available to low-income residents of Tompkins and Cortland Counties, and is comp...