April is not only the coolest (formerly “cruelest”) month, it is also National Poetry Month.  As always, I encourage you and your students to participate in some of my poetry events, and here are some of your opportunities for hearing a few good words:

Saturday, April 19

2:00 PM

National Poetry Month Poetry Reading: “Big Words in Little Magazines”

Hawai‘i State Public Library, Reading Room

478 S. King Street (corner of Punchbowl and King)


Friday, April 25

12:00 PM

Reader’s Corner Presents Eric Paul Shaffer

Leeward Community College

Student Lounge


Saturday, April 26

10:00-11:00 AM

New Oceania Creative Writing Conference

Poetry Workshop

University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa

Kuykendall Hall, Fourth Floor


PLEASE feel free to announce these events in your classes and to attend with your family and friends.  I look forward to seeing you at any of these events, and have a great National Poetry Month.

Best, Eric Paul Shaffer