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Poetry on the Patio: Introduction

Poetry on the Patio

Popular Poets

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

-W.H. Auden

W.H. Auden

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Robert Frost

Robert Frost

Billy Collins

Poetry on the Patio

Welcome to the Poetry on the Patio subject guide!   

Poetry on the Patio is a noon-hour event that has been held each April since 1999 in celebration of National Poetry Month.  Each year, members of the St. Thomas community from all areas  - staff, administrators, students, faculty - are invited to read a poem or two that they love.  This has been a very popular event and provides a chance to share a love of poetry with friends and co-workers, and learn a little more about the people who work alongside us day to day.  
 
As you make your way through the yearly events by choosing the purple tabs at the top of the page, you'll find a complete video of the poetry reading for that year* and the program listing readers, poems read, and authors.   If you were a reader and find information about your poem is missing, please contact us to let us know because we would like this site to be as complete and accurate as possible.
 
Thank you for visiting and we hope you will enjoy reliving our Poetry on the Patio events.   Watch for details about our next Poetry on the Patio, which will be held in late April, 2015.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(*Please forgive some technical difficulties making it impossible for us to include the video from Poetry on the Patio 2013.)

Poetry on the Patio