30 Poets in 30 Days


Welcome to Larksong's celebration of National Poetry Month - 30 Poets in 30 Days!  This annual event brings together poets from all over the country with poets local to Nebraska. This year we asked Larksong members first to fill half the reading slots, and the other half we filled during a visit to the Associated Writing Program's Conference and Book Fair in Seattle. Most of those were new acquaintances and this event was their introduction to Larksong. The mix of new and familiar allowed us to reach in this one program one of the primary objectives of all the programs we offer: to bring new voices to Nebraska audiences and help send Nebraska voices out into the world. Nebraska has a rich and active literary life and this 30 Poets program is designed to celebrate it.

We recorded 30 poets for this event - 31 actually, there's a bonus double reading on April 6! We reached them via Zoom, visited them in their homes, found them at work, at the airport, and at the Associated Writing Program Conference in Seattle. The poems range from heartbreaking to laugh-out-loud funny, and like such emotions in life they are all mixed up in this list, so you never know what you'll find when you click on a link and start watching. Be ready for anything!

The link to each daily reading will become "live" at 3 am CST on the date they're listed. To watch, click on the 30 Poets 30 Day thumbnail image. The video will play in your browser. Once live the link will stay live so you can watch as many times as you like. You can also find them on YouTube on Larksong's channel under 30 Poets in 30 Days. There's even a playlist! 

A big thank you to all the poets involved!




April 1 - Pam Herbert Barger

Saturday, April 1, 2023
April 1 - Pam Herbert Barger

Pam Herbert Barger: Our first poet to read for us this year is also the very first member of Larksong Writers Place! That’s not why we chose her, of course, we also love her poetry and were delighted when she said yes. And even happier that she let us record in her beautiful home music studio. Her little dog Vinnie greeted us. A professional musician since age 17 as well as a writer, Pam Barger has belonged to a number of musical groups, and has taught piano since 1983. Barger's chapbook The Pinball God Let Fly was released in 2007 and she has been published in multiple publications. She is currently at work on a deeply beautiful memoir about her years teaching and guiding young children not only to play the piano, but to love music and see the beauty in the world.


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