Poetry & Wine

for Grownups

Read the poems. Come and discuss. We are a very non-pretentious group of poetry enthusiasts who gather once each month. This is an open group. There is no need to sign-up ahead of time. Just read the selection and show up. Bring a bottle of wine (or bourbon or whatever), or a dessert of some sort to share if you wish. Folks read their favorite poems and we have truly interesting and wonderful discussions. Send a note to Dave at dave@littleshopofstories.com if you would like more information or to get on the email list!

We’re meeting next on Wednesday, December 21st at 6 pm. for our annual potluck. Email dave@littleshopofstories for details.

Our next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, January 16th at 7 pm. We'll be discussing Musical Tables, the new collection of very, very, very short poems by Billy Collins. Copies are available at Little Shop.


It was requested that a list be compiled of all the works that we have read for Poetry & Wine. I will slowly, randomly put this together.

2023

January - Musical Tables by Billy Collins

2022

December - Potluck and memorial poems

November - Turn Up the Ocean by Tony Hoagland

OctoberMeditations in an Emergency by Frank O'Hara

July and September - The Hurting Kind by Ada Limón

June - Hail, The Invisible Watchman by Alexandra Oliver

May - Time is a Mother by Ocean Veoung

April - Crush by Richard Siken

March - Magnificent Errors by Sheryl Luna

February - Reparations Now! by Ashley M. Jones

2021

December - Potluck and Haikus

November - The Gold Cell by Sharon Old

October - Red Clay Suite by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

September - Poetry Pot Luck: poems submitted by the group

August - The Wild Iris by Louise Glück

2020

March - Nightshade by Andrea Cohen (canceled due to the pandemic)

February - Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love by Keith S. Wilson

January - Hey Marfa: Poems by Jeffery Yang

2019

December - Pot luck, poetry, and music

November - The Café of Unintelligible Desire by Julia Knowlton

September - The Flame by Leonard Cohen

August - Still Life with Mother and Knife by Chelsea Rathburn

July - How to Love a Country by Ricahrd Blanco

April - Power Politics by Margaret Atwood

March - Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

February - Enough Rope by Dorothy Parker

January - Years, Months, and Days by Amanda Jernigan

2018

OctoberSong of Myself by Walt Whitman (part two)

NovemberHold by Bob Hicok

OctoberNative Guard by Natasha Trethewey

September - feeld by Jos Charles

2017

SeptemberScald by Denise Duhamel

August - Lessons on Expulsion by Erika Sánchez

April - Madwoman by Shara McCallum

2016

November - The Poetry of Bob Dylan as selected by the group in honor of Dylan's Noble Prize in Literature

OctoberUnquiet Things by James Davis May

SeptemberDog Songs by Mary Oliver

June19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shibab Nye

AprilThe Best American Poetry edited by Sherman Alexie (the innaugural meeting)

Musical Tables: Poems By Billy Collins Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399589782
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - November 15th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the former United States Poet Laureate and New York Times bestselling author of Aimless Love, a collection of more than 125 small poems, all of them new, and each a thought or observation compressed to its emotional essence