The Local Poets Guild’s mission is to advocate for poetry, develop audience, engage poets and foster the creative process, from conception and craft to publication and performance. Special ongoing focus includes issues that come up writers grappling with disability, ptsd, and life below the poverty line. Programming is developed in response to needs witnessed in community. Artistic director Lisa Gill. For our work on disability in 2012, see this link. “Local” is defined as “on the planet.” We have many people to thank for support and you can read a bit of our immense gratitude here.
Board Members include Lisa Gill, Susan McAllister, Hakim Bellamy, and Carol Boss.