It looks like spring has finally decided to come to Titusville and along with it comes National Poetry Month. To celebrate National Poetry Month this year, the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville welcomes poet Phil Terman and Catro Trio for An Evening of Poetry and Jazz at Henne Auditorium on the Pitt Titusville campus at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7. The generosity of the Titusville Council of the Arts and a grant received through the Rees Foundation make this event FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 


Every April students, teachers, writers, poets, schools, and communities take time to celebrate the written and spoken words of poetry. Titusville has a long standing tradition of celebrating poetry in April with Pitt Titusville’s Day of Poetry event.


This year the Day of Poetry is being honored with an evening performance which is a fusion of poetry and jazz. When asked what brought about the change in events, Meredith Kenyon, Day of Poetry committee member and UPT Assistant Professor of English, shared that “the committee has been wanting to offer a ‘bigger’ event for a few years and we thought this was a good year to try something new.” The committee wanted to offer something that might attract local students, families, UPT students, and people from surrounding communities.


Phil Terman was a Day of Poetry poet a few years ago. The committee is excited to have him and Catro on the stage this year and is happy to host an event that brings poetry and music together. The Day of Poetry is an annual tradition in the area, so even though it’s taking on a different format this year, we’re hoping people take some time to come over to UPT and celebrate the creative power of words and music.


This event is made possible through partnerships with the Titusville Council on the Arts, John Nesbit and Sarah Henne Rees Charitable Foundation, and the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville.