Poetry Derby

When Apr 22, 2019
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Kentucky Derby Museum (Second Floor Gallery)
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WHAT: Poetry Derby
WHO: Poetry Derby readers, families/friends, and all poetry lovers!
WHERE: Kentucky Derby Museum (Second Floor Gallery)
DATE: Monday, April 22, 2019
TIME: Poetry Readings from 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. with refreshments to follow

Join us for the Poetry Derby and hear writers read their winning poems! At its core, the Poetry Derby
prioritizes a playful approach to language and form, capitalizing on the fact that horses are measured in
hands and poems are traditionally measured in feet. In keeping with the horsey theme, we asked local and
regional writers to submit modified sonnets of 16 lines as a nod to the average height of thoroughbreds (16
hands). Twelve high school winners and eight adult winners will share their poems with a reception of light
refreshments to follow.
The Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society is pleased to partner with the Kentucky
Derby Museum, JCPS and St. Francis School, UofL’s Department of English, UofL’s Department of Fine Arts,
and the Portland Museum.

For questions, contact Ronnie Dreistadt at (502) 992-5911 or RDreistadt@DerbyMuseum.org