Reno poet to kick off National Poetry Month at Bona Fide Books |

Reno poet to kick off National Poetry Month at Bona Fide Books

Bona Fide Books will host an art reception, poetry slam and reading for Reno-based poet and artist Benjamin Arnold on April 7 to kick off National Poetry Month.

The event will also feature an “imPROMPTu” poetry slam, during which participants will be given paper and a pen and given 10 minutes to create a poem to slam. No existing poems are allowed. There will be three rounds of competition, and the judge-selected winner will get to choose one of Arnold’s prints as a prize.

The art reception will features Arnold’s latest work, including digital art printed on aluminum, broadsides, “smallsides,” and acrylic and oil paintings.

Arnold is a teacher, poet, artist and author of “Synaptic Traffic: Intersections of Prose & Poetry.”

Bona Fide is located at 1069 Magua St., No. 4, behind the Getaway Cafe, in Meyers.

The event will take place form 7-10 p.m. Admission is free. Singer-songwriter Athena McIntyre of Rockin’ Minerva will perform at 9 p.m.

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