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Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange



Poets of any level of experience are encouraged to come and respond to each other's poetry.  Bring multiple copies (about 16) of your poem. THE WORKSHOP WILL MEET ON JULY 11, NOT JULY 4, because of the holiday. Meets first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at
Brentwood Public Library
3501 Brownsville Road
Brentwood, PA

We request a donation of $2 for the library. Questions? Call 412-481-POEM for further information. For directions, 412-882-5694. The library is on the route of the Carrick bus, 51C.


Michael Wurster leads a participatory discussion of a well-known poet chosen by a participant. 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Free.
We meet in a private room at the back of the Coffee Tree, 5524 Walnut Street, in Shadyside, 412-621-6880.
Note: each participant will be responsible for getting the book for himself or herself.

Readings for future sessions:

  • July 27: Geoffrey Hill, Without Title (Yale U.P.).
  • August 24: W.H. Auden, Selected Poems (Vintage).
  • September Ellen McGrath Smith, Nobody's Jackknife (West End Press).
  • October 26: Hayden Carruth Toward the Distant Island: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon).
3 Poems by... Poetry Discussion Group. Carnegie Library in Oakland holds discussions of three poems by a selected poet. Every second Thursday of the month, except July, August, and December. 7:30 to 8:30 pm in Center for Museum Education, Classroom A. Free and open to the public. Join them for lively discussions of your favorite poetry, and some new to you. Advance registration is encouraged but not required. To register and receive electronic copies of the poems, just send an email to, or call 412.622.3151.
For further information about Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange, phone 412-481-POEM, contact us via email, or send regular mail to:
Michael Wurster
Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange
P.O. Box 4279
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Note: Michael Wurster does not use email; please use the phone number or postal address if your inquiry is specifically for him.

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