Is your vice verse?

Hello! Spot of Poetry is a poetry appreciation club for those who find real joy in words & the community that gathers around them. If you do too, join us here!

It’s a spot to share resources & ideas and organize get-togethers
in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Spot Get Together

Join us for virtual or in-person Get-Togethers.

Spot of Poetry Little Books Collective Micropress

Browse our Little Books Collective chapbooks.

Spot Get Together

Browse the shelves of our Sharing Library.

Spot Get Together

Check out our growing collection of Resources.

Poets Welcome Alice Burdick

Spot of Poetry is on the Air!

 

We are grateful to Alice Burdick for inviting us to share a conversation on the radio show and podcast, Poets Welcome!

We talked about how SPOT got started and the unexpected role the pandemic played to create a thriving poetry community that includes
a sharing library and a micropress, Little Books Collective.

Listen to the episode here, and subscribe to their substack!

Little Books is in the Barnacle!

 

Thank you Katherine Barrett for the story about the Little Books Collective in the Lunenburg Barnacle!

Katherine writes about the benefits of grassroots community-based publishing and micropresses, and the delights of the chapbook format.

Read the article here!

Lunenburg Barnacle
Please join us for

Upcoming Get-Togethers

Spot of Poetry Failures of Intelligence
details

Theme: Failures of Intelligence

When: Thursday, May 16

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Where: Lunenburg Library, Room 101

Our theme this week is Failures of Intelligence. Sometimes what we know can let us down as much as what we don't know. Bring your own poem, or one you found and join us in conversation. When possible, bring 8-ish printed copies of the poem are you reading.

James Bridle

Type: Podcast

Who: OnBeing’s Krista Tippett speaks with James Bridle

In Ways of Being, writer and artist James Bridle considers the fascinating, uncanny and multiple ways of existing on earth. What can we learn from these other forms of intelligence and personhood, and how can we change our societies to live more equitably with one another and the non-human world? From Greek oracles to octopuses, forests to satellites, Bridle tells a radical new story about ecology, technology and intelligence. We must, they argue, expand our definition of these terms to build a meaningful and free relationship with the non-human, one based on solidarity and cognitive diversity. We have so much to learn, and many worlds to gain.

Listen to it here.

Sign up for the newsletter in the footer below to receive updates and the links to virtual gatherings. (Check your spam folder, just in case!)

Community-Building Micropress

Little Books Collective

Spot of poetry Little Books Collective

Our collaboratively published chapbooks were written and produced by local authors and poets.

Browse the full collection

Sharing Library

Our Sharing Library is open!

 

I am very excited that our Sharing Library is up and running! The books are available at the Lunenburg Library – please ask at the desk for the Spot of Poetry bin of books.
Books are available to borrow at our in-person gatherings, or by arranging for pickup by email.

Explore the collection here!

Past Get-Togethers

Reading Log of Past Get-Togethers

033: Wild

033: Wild

“I come into the peace of wild thingswho do not tax their lives with...

read more