Marquette Poets Circle

Welcome to the Marquette Poets Circle

Poetry Workshop & Open Mic Thursday April 13th

The Marquette Poets Circle now meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Peter White Library. Contact Adult Programming Coordinator at the library for more information.

April Workshop & Open Mic is in the Shiras Room at Peter White Library. Workshop is at 6:30pm. Open Mic starts at 7:15pm.

Congratulations to Beverly Matherne 2023 Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula

Congratulations to Richard Rastall and to authors in the Marquette Poets Circle. Superior Voyage was selected as one of the 2023 U.P. Notable Books. What a way to start the year! Read more here: 2023 U.P. Notable Books List honors the year’s best U.P. authors and their books – UP Notable Books 

Superior Voyage, our 10 year anthology is now for sale. Visit the Store for more information and to place an order.

Superior Voyage is now available in digital form through the Great Lakes Digital Libraries. Unlimited access is available to public library card holders of their member libraries. Find out more here.

A HYBRID POETRY WORKSHOP led by Marty Achatz, two-time Poet Laureate of the U. P.
sponsored by and held at The Joy Center – 1492 Southwood Drive, Ishpeming, and via Zoom.
Email Martin for an invitation. Cost: $10

Dramatic Reading and Music Celebrating Judith Minty’s Yellow Dog Journal

Watch the recording on the Peter White Library YouTube Channel

Travel Marquette Great Lakes Poetry Festival Gallery Reception Friday July 29, 3-5 PM

In conjunction with Peter White Public Library, a gallery reception will be held at Travel Marquette for the Great Lakes Poetry Broadside Exhibit.
Come mingle with the artists, listen to live readings, and enjoy free refreshments!
These pieces were collected for the Great Lakes Poetry Festival in April and will remain hung until the end of August.  For Details


Great Lakes Poetry Festival events

featuring Marquette Poets Circle members

Reading by Milton Bates and Keith Taylor

Marquette Poets Circle members joined the U.P. Poet Laureate M. Bartley Seigel and previous laureates: Martin Achatz and Andrea Scarpino in sharing poems on a “Talking Winter Poet Tree” at Peter White Library’s Winter Wonderland. Visitors to the tree could scan red tags and hear the poets read their poems in a virtual gallery.

Congratulations to Milton Bates. You can read his winning poem at the PSM website.

HERSTORY Exhibit Photos

Congratulations to the Marquette Poet Circle awarded the 2021 Arts Organization by the City of Marquette

City of Marquette Art Organization Award 2021
Terri Bocklund with Poetry Postcards at the Chocolay Bayou Art Walk

The Marquette Poets made postcard poems for the Chocolay Bayou Nature Preserve’s Art Walk in August. Pictured member, Terri Bocklund had guests draw a postcard from the feeder and read it aloud to their delight.

Find Free Poetry from

Pyre Publishing – contact Pyre Publications