Tallking Gourds: Wilderness Poet Peter Waldor At Arroyo

Peter Waldor

Peter Waldor

The Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds Poetry Club hosts poet Peter Waldor of New Jersey and Telluride. Peter has a new book out, “The Wilderness Poetry of Wu Xing” (Pinyon Publ., Montrose, 2013). In August, the gathering takes place August 6, 6 p.m. at our regular meeting place, Arroyo Telluride. (Books will be available for purchase.)

Trained in Iowa and mentored by Gerald Stern , Waldor’s first book, “Door to a Noisy Room,” was a finalist for the 2009 National Jewish Book Award. Like Wallace Stevens, he spends his non-poetry hours employed in the insurance business.

Club members and drop-ins are encouraged to attend. After announcements and the featured reader, we do a Talking Gourd Circle, where everyone is given a chance to share. Bring poems, songs or stories to perform, one’s own or pieces by favorite writers. The theme for August is not surprisingly “mushrooms.”

Coming up: September 3, Art Goodtimes of Norwood and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer of Placerville will be featured. Art’s new book is “Looking South to Lone Cone” (Western Eye Press, Sedona, 2013). Rosemerry’s latest book is “The Less I Hold” (Turkey Buzzard Press, 2012). On October 1. John Nizalowski of Grand Junction stars. His latest book.also from Turkey Buzzard Press, is “The Last Matinée” (2011)

Talking Gourds Poetry Club is a joint venture of the Telluride Institute, Wilkinson Library, Between the Covers Bookstore, Telluride Arts, and San Miguel County poets. Members meet monthly, on first Tuesday evenings, at Arroyo Fine Art Gallery & Wine Bar at 220 E. Colorado Ave., 970.239.2006, beginning at 6 p.m. in Telluride.

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