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. 

Feature Poet: Cristi Donoso

Cristi Donoso is an Ecuadorian American writer whose work has been published by journals such as The Threepenny Review, The Cincinnati Review, PANK, Catapult, and others. She was a 2021-2022 PEN/Faulkner Writer in Residence and a 2022 Best of the Net finalist. Her first collection of poetry was a finalist for the Andrés Montoya Prize at the University of Notre Dame Press. Born in Quito, she lives with her family in Alexandria, Virginia.


  • 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.) 
  • Thu., Apr. 13, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Westover Library (Featured poet: Arlington Poet Laureate Holly Karapetkova)
  • Wed., Apr. 19, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Westover Library (Featured poet: Cristi Donoso)

No registration required. First come, first-served.

For more information, contact

For our current policies on masking please see our Library Operations Update

For our current policies on masking please see our Library Operations Update

This program is offered in partnership with Arlington Cultural Affairs.

Wednesday, April 19, 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
Arlington Public Library

About Our Events

Accommodations in the Library

Arlington County provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Please contact ​us at least five (5) business days in advance.

  • Phone: 703-228-5993
  • Email: