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-- Hollie (from class January 2020)
January 2020 at Jules' Poetry Playhouse
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Playing Around at Jules' Playhouse
poem by Megan Baldrige
At Jules' Poetry Playhouse
Jules and Poe are playing Pied Piper
to plucky and pusillanimous poets
who are playing
around with words.
Here at the Playhouse,
poets make a play for the right word.
Sometimes the words
play hard to get,
but they stay in play,
playing the parts of ingenues
and veterans in playful poetry.
Playing hooky from ordinary use,
playing off each other.
Words are kept in play,
they play nice, not nice
for momentary pleasure,
or they play for keeps
and we play along.
At play in the fields of this Playhouse,
don't you roll over and play dead
we're playing with poetry
we're not playing at poetry.
We're playing for all it's worth
playing the words up
playing around with them
playing down the humdrum,
bringing all of our voices into play,
and we're in La Burque
so we don't need to worry
if it will play in Peoria.
Megan Baldrige is the author of several books of poetry published by Jules' Poetry Playhouse Publications.
Directions to Jules’ Poetry Playhouse
11 Homestead Lane, Placitas, NM 87043
Take I-25 and exit at 242 for Placitas. Head east 2.3 miles. You will pass the Homestead shopping center (and the Merc) on your left. The first DIRT ROAD on your left is Homestead Lane. Jules’ Poetry Playhouse is the first house on the left. Drive around to your left to the far west end of the wall and the last door is the entrance to the Poetry Playhouse. Park anywhere near the circular drive.
Note on construction in Bernalillo: We recommend going I-25 to Placitas. Avoid the Rio Rancho or Bernalillo areas as there is a 2 year construction project. If you exit on I-25 into Placitas you will AVOID the traffic delays. Updates: https://keepmoving550.com/