At the Capitol during the month of April we will be celebrating National Poetry Month and invite local and regional poets to submit their poems to be presented during our preshow here at Cinema Capitol. Our vision for this project is to have authors read their poems on camera, so they can be recorded and played as part of our special web page and facebook throughout the month but for the poets among you who may be camera-shy, we are open to other modes of presentation as well. You can submit your poems and your preferred mode of presentation to and any questions to: [email protected] We look forward to receiving your submissions and celebrating the world of poetry, both local and international with you in April!


We’re Looking For Local Poetry

During April

National Poetry Month

Nicole Hawley reads a recent poem entitled “I Am…Still Here”

Newspaper reporter, adjunct professor, English/ESOL tutor, recent English/Creative Writing graduate who will hopefully earn her public school teaching certification this summer (fingers crossed I’m accepted), and who published her first poetry chapbook, “I Found Strength in the Rain,” on Amazon Feb. 2, 2020.

Francis DiClemente discusses the origin of the  poem “Stanwix Street” which he wrote about an incident from his youth when he lived in Rome.