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Poetry Center

Poetry Salons

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Poetry Center

Address:
823 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Mailing Address:
817 South High Street
Swope Music Building
ATTN: Cyndy Pilla
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3235
Email: poetry@wcupa.edu

Poetry Salons

  • Two pictures of different Poetry Salons

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas are remembered for many contributions to the arts, in particular their salons. The salons were a simple notion: Stein and Toklas opened their Paris apartment, its walls filled with Modernist art, to artists, writers, and others as a welcome place to discuss craft and to encourage support for the arts. The salons were enthusiastically attended, and eventually became the stuff of legends-rarely duplicated, but always admired. It was the Stein-Toklas model that inspired Kean W. Spencer to establish Poetry Salons as part of the outreach for the West Chester University Poetry Center.

If you are interested in attending or hosting a Salon, please call 610-436-3235 or e-mail poetry@wcupa.edu.

Poetry Reading by David Yezzi