Left to right is Dennis Patton, President of Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas (PRA); Fay Guinn, Secretary of PRA; Governor Asa Hutchinson; and Stacy Pendergrast, member of PRA.

Governor Proclaims October 21, 2017, Celebration of Poetry Day

Governor Hutchinson presented a proclamation on October 5, 2017, to representatives of the Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas (PRA) designating October 21, 2017, as Arkansas Celebration of National Poetry Day.  PRA will celebrate Poetry Day at the Butler Center in Little Rock with the event being hosted by River Market Branch members.  Registration is at 9:00 am. Guest speaker is Bryan Borland, an editor, publisher, and winner of numerous honors.

Anyone interested in poetry is invited to attend.  Additional information about PRA may be obtained at

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Poetry Day

October 21, 2017
Little Rock, AR
Host – River Market Branch
October 21, 2017:  Poetry Day 2017 in Little Rock hosted by the River Market branch at the Butler Center. Featured speaker is Bryan Borland, a Pushcart nominee, editor of Assaracus, publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press in Little Rock, and winner of numerous honors. The American Library Association named his new book “DIG” a 2017 Stonewall Honor Book.
Poetry Day Activities, Oct. 21, 2017
Butler Center for Int. Studies, River Market
9:00 Registration (free)
9:30 Speaker Bryan Borland
10:30 Break
10:45 Critiques of poetry
12:00 Lunch in the River Market
1:15 Business meeting
Announcement of Poetry Day winners