Arnie’s Poetry Café
Named in loving memory of the late, great MV Poet Laureate emeritus Arnie Reisman, who founded the Playhouse’s Poetry Café and hosted dozens of Vineyard poets from 2014 – 2021. Arnie’s Poetry Café returned, in-person, in 2022. From January until April, each month featured a guest host and other poets. Videos are available to watch on our website.

 

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2024

2023

Arnie’s Poetry Café – April 2023

April 26, 2023 at 7 pm
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a special edition of Arnie's Poetry Café, hosted by Jennifer Smith Turner and featuring local young poets. Co-sponsored by MV Playhouse and Literary Arts at Featherstone.

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In person in MV Playhouse's Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Arnie’s Poetry Cafe – January 2023

January 18, 2023 at 5 pm
A special evening led by Fan Ogilvie and the Cleaveland House Poets - with special guest, Paula Lyons - to celebrate and read from Arnie Reisman's CAGES OF STAGES, his fourth book of poetry, published posthumously.

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2022

In person in MV Playhouse's Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Arnie’s Poetry Cafe – April 2022

April 13, 2022 at 6 pm *Click on "View Details" to watch video
Guest host - Fan Ogilvie, with fellow poets Christopher Legge, Georgia Morris, Susan Puciul, Holly St. John Bergon and Rose Styorn

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Arnie’s Poetry Cafe – March 2022

March 16, 2022 at 6 pm *Click on "View Details" to watch video
Guest host - Valerie Sonnenthal, with fellow poets Rachel Elion Baird, Holly St. John Bergon, Ingrid Goff-Maidoff and Ellen Martin Story

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In-person in MV Playhouse's Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

Arnie’s Poetry Cafe – February 2022

February 16, 2022 at 6 pm *Click on "View Details" to watch video
Guest host - Clark Myers, with fellow poets Maureen D. Hall, Delilah Hammarlund and Donald Nitchie

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2021

2020

Virtual Poetry & Pie – April 2020

Hosted by Arnie Reisman. Featuring guest poets Donald Nitchie, Susan Puciul, Liz Pozen, Laura Roosevelt, Lloyd Schwartz and Rose Styron. Please click this post and then scroll down to view poets' videos.

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