Poetry Month 2022
"Connect" with COCC's Poetry Month
A live streaming option will only be available on the Madras campus for the 6 p.m. reading. There will be no streaming options for the 12 p.m. reading or on the Prineville campus. We apologize for the inconvenience.
COCC is proud to host Guadalupe García McCall. The young adult novelist, educator, poet and speaker is the author of Under the Mesquite, Summer of the Mariposas, Shame the Stars, and All the Stars Denied. She has received the prestigious Pura Belpré Author Award, was a William C. Morris Finalist, received the Lee Bennett Hopkins/International Literacy Promising Poet Award, the Tomas Rivera Children's Book Award, and was included in Kirkus Review's Best Teen Books of 2011, among many other accolades.
For this year's National Poetry Month at COCC, McCall will present two readings with Q&A sessions in Redmond and Bend. The COCC Madras and Prineville campuses will host live streaming options of the Bend event
Friday, April 22
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, April 22
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Coates Campus Center Wille Hall
Watch from the Madras Campus in the Madras Campus Community Room.
Light refreshments provided at all events.
Film and Workshops
Howl Film Showing
COCC Humanities instructor Anthony Rosso will facilitate a showing of Howl, the film chronicling Allen Ginsberg's (James Franco) search for personal and creative expression while contending with a bizarre obscenity trial.
Light refreshments provided
Tuesday, April 26
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This film is rated R for mature and sexual content and may not be appropriate for all viewers.
Writing Poems to Connect
COCC faculty and staff members Cat Finney, Michelle Cary, Eileen Sather, Kristin Dorsey, and Irene Cooper will conduct poetry-writing workshops at various locations throughout April.
Facilitators: Cat Finney and Michelle Cary
Tuesday, April 5
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Crook County Library Broughton Meeting Room
Facilitator: Eileen Sather
Tuesday, April 12
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Barber Library CLERC
Facilitator: Irene Cooper
Description: Auto Connect—using lines from known poems, participants will collaboratively create new, unique works via Zoom.
Wednesday, April 13
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.
Facilitator: Kristin Dorsey
Tuesday, April 19
11 a.m. to noon
- COCC Barber Library
- COCC Humanities Department
- COCC Madras Campus
- COCC Redmond Campus
- COCC Prineville Campus
- COCC Latinx Program and Club
Connect with Virtual Poetry
Then call 503-928-7008.
From Oregon poet laureate, Anis Mojagani, this poem-a-day hotline is available throughout the month of April.
Are you inspired by your experiences as a COCC student, staff member, or faculty? Write a haiku!
Submit your poems to Cat Finney (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line "Haiku" until April 29.
by Laura Bender, COCC student
Towering pine trees
Quiet outside and within