“April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.”

So said T.S. Elliot at the beginning of his epic poem The Waste Land.

Here on the Vineyard, though, April is poetry month, nothing cruel about that, and to celebrate, the West Tisbury Library’s is holding its annual community poetry night on Sunday, April 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

West Tisbury’s newest poet laureate, Justin Ahren will be on hand to help out anyone and everyone who wants to read, listen or both.

Refreshments will be served and reader order will be determined, as per usual, by drawing names out of a hat.

For more information, call 508-693-3366.