Woods and Waters Land Trust Poetry Reading

Tue, Feb 20 - 6:00 pm

Free admission. Donations welcome.

Woods & Waters Land Trust invites you to attend its annual poetry reading at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe at 6pm on Tuesday, February 20. Past, present, and future poet laureates will read, including Richard Taylor, Frederick Smock, Trina Peiffer, and Jeremy Paden.

Woods and Waters Land Trust Poetry Reading

Donations accepted

Join us for a Poetry Reading on February 21!

We are excited to host a poetry reading on Tuesday, February 21 at 7pm! Please join us for an evening celebrating community and conservation with poets Richard Taylor, Trina Peiffer and Mark Schimmoeller. This year we are thrilled to offer open mic for poetry from the audience for the last 15 minutes. Please share one of your poems!

Woods & Water Land Trust Poetry Reading

No admission fee. Donations accepted.

Woods & Waters Land Trust invites the public to an evening of poetry at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe on Tuesday, February 9th at 7pm. Featured poets Maurice Manning, Richard Taylor, Leslie Shane, and Trina Peiffer will celebrate land and community at this free event.

Poetry Reading in Support of Woods & Waters Land Trust

No admission fee

Woods & Waters Land Trust invites the public to an evening of poetry at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe on Tuesday, April 14 at 7pm. Featured poets Richard Taylor, Trina Peiffer, Mike Moran, and Staci Schoenfeld will celebrate land and community at this free event. Reserve a table by using the form below.

Poetry Reading February 18 Celebrates Protection of 140 acres in Henry County

Woods & Waters Land Trust and the Kentucky Coffeetree Café are hosting a poetry reading to celebrate the protection of 140 acres of land in Henry County. Landowner Keith Caye donated the easement to Woods & Waters Land Trust on Dec. 30, 2013. Keith’s donation of a conservation easement represents the culmination of his commitment to protect the land when he acquired it in the 1970s. “I want these woods to develop into old growth,” Caye said. “Entrusting this land means that one day that will happen.”

Second Sunday Reading Series

No admission fee

Join us for the Second Sunday reading series with poets Chris Helvey and Rebecca Howell, both of whom have books. We'll also be witnessing the Frankfort debut of l9-year-old singer Brittany Gillstrap of Glencoe, Kentucky.

Second Sunday Reading Series

No admission fee

The Second Sunday Series for Sunday February 12 will feature three veteran poets: Kasia Pater (from Lexington poet via Poland), David Cazden (also of Lexington), and Louisville poet Lynnell Edwards. The readings begin at 3:30 at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe. No admission charge. There will be an open mike following the featured writers, and all are welcome to read a poem or simply come and enjoy others reading. Come out, have a cup of coffee or a beer, and hear some first-rate poetry.

Poets Katerina Stoykova-Klemer and Richard Taylor will co-host the event, and books by the featured writers will be available.

Occupy Music

Music for the Occupation

Second Sunday Reading Series

The Second Sunday Series at the Coffeetree Cafe in Frankfort resumes on Sunday, November 13 at 3:30. In addition to the readings of Dave Harrity, A.D. Fallon and Chris Mattingly, there will be an open mike for anyone wishing to share poems with us.

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome to join us.


A.D. Fallon is Professor of American Literature and Poetry at Kentucky State University. She is also a musician. She received an MFA from University of Pittsburgh in Poetry and a PhD in 20th Century American Literature and Poetry from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has published poems in several magazines, and has published articles on E. E. Cummings and Lorine Niedecker. She grew up in Downers Grove, IL. She currently lives in Louisville, KY.

Chris Mattingly is the author of Ad Hoc and A Light for Your Beacon, both from Q Ave Press. He lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky. He holds an MFA in poetry from Spalding University. His poems have appeared in public-Republic, Margie: The Journal of American Poetry, Moonshot, The Louisville Review, and others.

Dave Harrity is a writer from Louisville. His writing has appeared in many magazines and journals including the L.A. Review, Ruminate, The Portland Review, and Copper Nickel. His chapbook, "Morning and What Has Come Since" (Finishing Line Press, 2007) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Kentucky Literary Award.

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