The Poet is IN

The Poet is IN

Arlington Cultural Affairs is partnering again with Arlington Public Library to host the Poet Is IN booth at multiple library locations. Keep an eye out for the pop-up booth featuring noted regional poets who will create a free, personalized poem just for you in real time. You can find the booth on the respective library plazas; in the event of rain the booth will move indoors.

Saturday, April 1 features two poets: Courtney LeBlanc (12-1pm) and Emily Holland (1-2pm).

Courtney LeBlanc Courtney LeBlanc is the author of the full-length collections Her Whole Bright Life, winner of the Jack McCarthy Book Prize (Write Bloody, 2023),  Exquisite Bloody, Beating Heart (Riot in Your Throat, 2021), and Beautiful & Full of Monsters (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2020). She is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Riot in Your Throat, an independent poetry press, and is a fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (2022). She loves nail polish, tattoos, and a soy latte each morning.


Emily Holland Emily Holland (she/they) is a genderqueer lesbian writer. Their poems appear in publications including HAD, Shenandoah, DIALOGIST, and Black Warrior Review. They are the author of the chapbook Lineage (dancing girl press) and the recipient of multiple fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She is currently the editor of Poet Lore, an adjunct professor at GWU, and the chair of OutWrite, DC’s LGBTQIA+ literary festival.



All Dates:
Sat, Apr 1, 12-2pm: Shirlington Library
Sat, Apr 8, 11am-1pm: Central Library
Thurs, Apr 13, 3:30-5pm: Westover Library
Weds, Apr 19, 3:30-5pm: Westover Library



  • Saturday, April 01, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM


Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA, 22206, View Map

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