“Can we all just stay here all night reading these poems?”

Words Beyond Bars spent a wonderful evening responding to poetry with community volunteers who joined us at the Ross- Cherry Creek Branch Library of the Denver Public Library. We found connection and discovered our own capacity to bear witness to the words of the incarcerated poets (a.k.a. the Lyrical Vagabonds!) from Sterling Correctional Facility. Thanks to volunteer Wayne Gilbert for inspiring the poets to find their voices and share their evocative metaphors, and thanks to Librarian Rebekah Henderson and her team for inviting us to bring the Write Nights program to the library. Save the date: More poetry coming Wednesday, July, 5, 6-8pm, where we hope we'll see you!

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