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Acclaimed poet and fiction author Anna Scotti will be the featured reader at the Bardic Trails Zoom poetry webinar Tuesday, September 7th at 7 pm (Mountain Time).   A production of the Talking Gourds Poetry Program, Bardic Trails is a free event open to any who pre-register.  Register by Sept 6th on-line at the Wilkinson Public Library to get Zoom link. Go to

Anna Scotti’s poem, Tanager, was awarded the 20th annual Fischer Prize, judged by Chris Ransick (2017), and was also the recipient of the Pocotaligo Prize, judged by Nikky Finney.  Anna’s work has appeared in The New Yorker since 2016, and can be found in her newly released collection, Bewildered by All This Broken Sky.  Anna also writes fiction; her young adult novel, Big and Bad, was awarded the Paterson Prize for Best Young Adult Novel of 2020, and her stories appear frequently in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.  Learn more at


Following her reading, there will be a short Question and Answer session with Anna.

Future Bardic Trails

Oct. 5 with Renee Podunovich of Cortez (“Tree”), Nov. 2 with Debbi Brody of New Mexico (“The New”), and Dec. 7 with Al Zolynas of California (“Flesh”).

Poetry Club

There will be no TG club meetings for the remainder of 2021.



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