Welcome

…to the River City Poets’ home page! Here you’ll find listings of our events, workshops, and  other programming updates, as well as more info about us & our community. Feel free to look around!

2019 was quite a year! We published our first book, Lingering in the Margins, with a smashing launch in April; deepened and developed partnerships with other arts organizations such as Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens and VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art; and hosted over fifty-seven independent events here in RVA (not including workshops and our small group critiques). Thanks to everyone who came out, joined our email list, bought a copy of our anthology, or elsewise made a commitment to support poetry over these past twelve months: thanks for being a part of our community. We couldn’t do it without you.

2020 has the potential to be just as awesome as 2019–if not more so! This month, we’re back at Firehouse for a dose of poetry happy hour with showcase Tara Shea Burke, we’re learning a new form (the Rondeau!) at our third Monday workshop, and we’ve even got your Valentine’s plans laid out at Blue Bee on the 14th. Not to mention all our usual mayhem… and that’s just for starters! Check out our “upcoming events” for a full list. Hope to see you!