Hear some poetry during National Poetry Month

By Haywood County Library | Apr 10, 2014
Michael Beadle

Canton poet and author Michael Beadle will present original, classical and contemporary poetry in a free performance celebrating National Poetry Month at 5 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the Canton Branch Library.  The show will be held in the children’s room at the library. All ages are welcome.

Using audience participation, ad-lib humor and dramatic presentation, Beadle shares the poems of such favorites as William Shakespeare, Carl Sandburg, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Langston Hughes. He also performs his own poems about basketball, "3…2…1," love, "Sho’ Do Love My Baby" and a redneck dinosaur named "Bubbasaurus."

Beadle is the author of three poetry chapbooks, a poetry CD and three books on Haywood County history. Since 1998, he has been performing poetry at festivals and schools and is a regular after-dinner poetry entertainer at Cataloochee Ranch in the summer. As an active poet, he teaches workshops for teachers and students throughout the state, coordinates several student contests for the N.C. Poetry Society, and emcees the state Poetry Out Loud high school recitation contest. In 2012, Beadle was chosen as a poet-in-residence at the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro.

For more information about this program or any other events at the Canton Branch Library, call 648-2924 or visit www.haywoodlibary.org and click on the Events tab.

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