The public is invited to enjoy some local draft beer and local draft poetry at their favorite Dallas bar/bookstore. We will be returning to The Wild Detectives on March 19 at 3 PM for a free poetry reading, featuring:
At this month's performance, a portion of all book sales will be donated to the educational and literary nonprofit which Bonehouse poet Amos J. Hunt founded last year to promote a discerning local readership for poetry, Imagine Dallas Literary Arts, Inc.
Our unique round-robin presentation, in which each poet chooses and introduces a poem by one of the others, shines a light on crafted, striking words, not personalities. Our goal is always for the audience to take hold of the poetry as something that belongs to them.
Bonehouse is a group of local poets who believe that good poetry happens within thoughtful community. Poetry is meant to be heard, and we have a particular commitment to inviting listeners to participate in the critical activity of poetry, the experience of a poem.We take our name from a line in Gerard Manley Hopkins’ "The Caged Skylark" as a reflection of our common interest in the life of the body, a life awkwardly and beautifully strung between spirit and dirt.