|The Greeley Poetry Club
was founded in 1949 by Mary Edith Matheson, who came to Greeley in
1918. The Greeley Poetry Club, now in its 59th year, continues the
traditions of a Christmas Party, a Spring Luncheon with a guest
speaker, and a June picnic. The Greeley Poetry Club meets the first
Saturday of each month, except for July and August. This is a brief
history written by member LaRaine Starkey on bookmarks distributed
throughout the community in 2005 and 2006.
We believe it was Ruth Zachary who first suggested we publish a chapbook of the Greeley Poetry Club's early 21st century poets. Thanks to the endowment we received from Mary Jo Dempsey, this has now become a reality, and these many months later the book tumbles out of the Colorado prairie.
Like the variety of the grasses which thrive in mild and sunny days and also bear the harsh and stormy weather of the high plains of eastern Colorado, these poems grew out of hearts filled with joy and hearts which also bear hard times.
We hope any who may pick up this small but mighty book will enjoy the variety life has stamped on our lives as they tumbled with the wind that helped form our poetry.
Special Thanks to
Fritz Meyer & Sherry
Long Stem Spike Rush
Purple Prairie Clover
Wild Blue Flax
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