Poetry reading Thursday at library

The Iowa Poetry Association is sponsoring a poetry reading from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fairfield Public Library.

The event is open to anyone 13 years old and older. Attendees can register at the door to read one original poem.

President Jerry Narland will open the reading.

For information, call Jefferson County Representative Barbara Bloom at 469-6023.

The Iowa Poetry Association’s 73rd edition of “Lyrical Iowa” will soon be available. Local poets who have works in the book are: Ali Arsanjani, Barbara Bloom, John W. Collinson, Maryam Daftari, Leslie Genrty, Bill Graeser, Rustin Larson and Jacqueline Signori, all of Fairfield; Janet E. Gilchrist and Suzy Pool, both of Douds; and Dale Netherton of Farmington. Netherton plated third honorable mention in Poems for Children.

For information about the book or the 2019 competition, visit the website at or email