Poets at Circle Square

IMG_0032

Usually if someone calls and want’s to bring 25 or 30 teenagers( who are not  going to spend a dime,) to my store, I’d be rather leary. But when Montana’s  Poet  Laureate, Sheryl Noethe, called and wanted to bring  her high school  poetry students to the  store for a reading, it was a no brainer.  Not only do I have a love of poetry, but Ms. Noethe and Circle Square have some history. In 1995, PBS made a film of her poem “Goodwill Thrift Store, Missoula”  with Circle Square sitting in for the, by then ,defunct downtown Goodwill. So it was super cool to have her come back and read the poem “in situ,”  and teach the student’s how any object or happening can be the genesis of a poem.

One thought on “Poets at Circle Square

  1. nice work,John. I will be sure to keep apprised of msla -type activities via your site. I’m in N.Calif..never see a store as cool as yours. take care.

Leave a Reply