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Poets read works at Barnhart Library
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Readers for the Oct. 21 Poetry Café at the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library were, from left, Meagan Gaitan, Christina Perez, Natalie Arispe, Marivel Moreno and Sarah Bridge.
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The Joe Barnhart Bee County Library took on a different atmosphere on Oct. 21 when local poets and lovers of good poetry gathered for a reopening of the Poetry Café.

Thirteen people showed up to read for those attending and the audience responded by snapping their fingers for the poems they liked, instead of clapping hands.

Marivel Moreno started the reading, choosing the Edna St. Vincent Millay work, “A Summer Day.”

That was followed by Alyssa Allen, who read a poem penned by Garrison Keillor entitled “To My Daughter in Reply to a Question.”

Both readers are Moreno Middle School students who are entitled to enter an upcoming poetry contest.

Next up was Coastal Bend College student Vivian Perez, who read Edgar Allen Poe’s “A Dream Within A Dream.”

She was followed by Christina Perez, who recently had her poem, “A Careless Zookeeper Named Blake,” published in The Texas Anthology for Fifth and Sixth Graders.

Poetry Café regular Sarah Bridge read Emily Dickinson’s “There is Another Sky,” Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Grief and “For Annie” and “Eldorado” by Edgar Allen Poe.

A.C. Jones High School student Megan Gaitan read Shel Siverstein’s poem “The Naptaker.” That poem won her a UIL Poetry award this year.

Linda Bridge read her original poem, “The Blue Moon of Yorktown,” which is based on a true story.

Natalie Arispe read two of her favorite creations from her recently published book, “Tidbits From a Lady.”

The Poems were titled “Baby Boomers – 1946-1959” and “White Lace.”

One out-of-town guest, Vivian Perez of Goliad, also read several poems during the event.

The next Poetry Café will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 7-8 p.m..

Poetry lovers are welcome to bring their own works or read from the works of their favorite poets. For more information, call 542-9743.
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