Welcome to Old Frog Pond Farm's fifth season of plein air poetry! Last year’s Splash! drew our greatest participation yet with 19 poets—and the poems reached new heights of beauty and singularity. It was wonderful to welcome talented new writers as well as event veterans. I am always awed by the quality and diversity of the responses.

This year’s theme is Memoir, and we look forward to the blending of plein air immediacy with the resonance of voices and images from the past. As usual, the rules are simple: the poems are started en plein air at Old Frog Pond Farm, and the initiating impulse is from objects, plants or animals, or settings, located in the farm’s landscape.  

The public is invited to join the poets on Sunday, September 17, 2017, as we walk together to the sites of inspiration and share our poems. A chapbook of the original poetry will be available at the event.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions please email Susan at susanrichmond@verizon.net. 

This year's program is supported in part by grants from the Acton-Boxborough, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Stow Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.