The Birthdays of Poets Blog The River Junction Poets, Saginaw, Michigan's poetry group, began meeting regularly in 1972. In 2005 the group started something new. They began meeting on or near the birthdays of published poets in order to read their poems, talk about their life and work and whatever else came up at the time. The group met at the Barnes & Noble in Saginaw. This blog has lists of poets' birthdays. It is not searchable by last name of poet but by month of birth. in blogs of notewith communitypoetrypoetsreading Note: The group has been meeting for these special occasions for two and a half years. It's original to their group.