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Just this week, I posted video #24 of our ongoing Poetry series. The HPL Poets Society was born out of a sense of duty to bring POETRY to the PEOPLE during National Poetry Month in April. Because we were having so much fun with it, we have kept it going; we haven't let quarantine keep us from beauty! I've had the pleasure of meeting some great local poets, most of which are published authors and--I hope--now my friends. On the Hoover Library's YouTube channel, you can see the originality, inspiration, and talent that is in abundance in Birmingham.

Last year, I was privileged to put together a poetry series for the Hoover Library featuring original poems by Birmingham poets.  The HPL Poets Society brought over twenty readers reciting original works or their favorite poems virtually.  (All of these recordings can be found on the Hoover Library YouTube channel.)  In doing this series, my passion for poetry was reignited.  My favorite poet, Mary Oliver, p