The Poet is IN returns this April for National Poetry Month!

Arlington Public Library is partnering again with Arlington Cultural Affairs to host the Poet Is IN booth at multiple library locations. Keep an eye out for the pop-up booth featuring noted regional poets who will create a free, personalized poem just for you in real time. You can find the booth on the respective library plazas; in the event of rain the booth will move indoors. 

Featured Poet: Gregory Luce 

Gregory Luce is the author of "Signs of Small Grace," "Drinking Weather," "Memory and Desire," "Tile," and "Riffs & Improvisations." His poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals, and in several anthologies, including Written in Arlington (Paycock Press) and This Is What America Looks Like (Washington Writers Publishing House). In 2014, he was awarded the Larry Neal Award for adult poetry by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. In addition, he serves as Literary Editor for Bourgeon magazine. Retired from the National Geographic Society, he lives in Arlington, VA, and works as a volunteer writing tutor/mentor for 826DC.



  • Sat., Apr. 1, 12 pm - 2 pm: Shirlington Library (Featured poets: Courtney LeBlanc and Emily Holland)
  • Sat., Apr. 8, 11 am - 1 pm: Central Library (Featured poet: Aaron R.) CANCELED
  • Thu., Apr. 13, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Westover Library (Featured poet: Gregory Luce)
  • Wed., Apr. 19, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Westover Library (Featured poet: Cristi Donoso)

No registration required. First come, first-served.

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Thursday, April 13, 2023
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Lobby, Outside
Westover Library
Events for Adults Events for High Schoolers Events for Middle Schoolers Good for Adults Age 55+ Good for Families
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