Featuring books about WCW and books by local poets and writers.
The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams.
Variations on a Natural Theme is bird-watching through the exquisite eye of a poet. This is a book for those who love loons and other birds of the ocean as well as for those who are fascinated by the power of poetry to illuminate the natural world. Each poem reminds us of the sudden appearance and disappearance of beauty—and its endless variations.
Hugh Hennedy lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His poems have been published in many journals, among them Puckerbrush Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Tar River Poetry, Hawaii Review, and James Joyce Quarterly. His previous books of poetry are Old Winchester Hill (Enright House, 1993) and Halcyon Time (Oyster River Press, 1993).
About the Illustrator
Jan Mercuri Grossman lives in Amherst, New Hampshire. She is an eclectic artist, working with many types of media and materials. She began her study of art at the University of Connecticut. Recently, she has turned to oil painting to express her love of the natural world.
Please mark the dates! I hope to see you!
"Peter Selgin's writing creates a current that will carry readers farther than they would ever have expected, and leave them on a new shore."--Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief
"Thank goodness for Peter Selgin, who shares with us the mysteries of the human
heart in this electric, revealing collection."--Benjamin Percy, author of Refresh,Refresh
"A stellar collection deserving recognition. High emotional intelligence, empathy, courage, and intellectual curiosity fuel this collection, giving it a rare narrative fire beyond the obvious and admirable excellence of craft."--Melissa Pritchard, author of Late Bloomer
HUDSON VALLEY WRITER'S CENTER
Reading with Gary Gildner, author of Blue Like the Heavens, New & Selected Poems
Hudson Valley Writer's Center
300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
at the Philipse Manor Train Station
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Sunday, October 12, 4:30 p.m.
George Spencer is establishing a poetry slam in Quito, Ecuador. The first official open to the public slam is the 30th of September 2008. The venue is Cafelibro which is 5 blocks from 5 universities which have 10,000 students. If you are in the neighborhood or travelling in the vicinity please come by and participate! Contact George by email.
George Spencer está estableciendo un golpe de la poesía en Quito, Ecuador. El primer golpe, abierto al público, es el trigésimo del septiembre de 2008. El golpe ocurrirá en Cafelibro que es 5 bloques a partir de 5 universidades que tengan 10.000 estudiantes. ¡Si usted vive en el área o está viajando en la vecindad por favor viene y participa! Comunique con George por el email.
Prosperous in our ignorance,
ignorant in our
the laws of nature
rain down upon us
in our stylish
The hottest summer on record
and we're cooling our drinks
with chunks of ice
broken off from the
polar ice cap as it floats by
the kitchen window.
In minute-by-minute detail, Patricia Smith tracks Hurricane Katrina as it transforms into a full-blown mistress of destruction. From August 23, 2005, the day Tropical Depression Twelve developed, through August 28 when it became a Category 5 storm with its “scarlet glare fixed on the trembling crescent,” to the heartbreaking aftermath, these poems evoke the horror that unfolded in New Orleans as America watched on television.
BLOOD DAZZLER Book Release Party
Friday, September 5, 2008
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bowery Poetry Club
New York, NY
Brooklyn Book Festival
Sunday, September 14, 2008
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
Book release party with D. Nurske
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St. (one blk east of Broadway btwn Houston & Prince)
New York, NY
Dodge Poetry Festival
Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 8:00am
Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 4:00pm
From the soul-shattering drama of everyday life evident in news headlines to the liberating and uplifting power of poetry . . . Smith’s pieces are underscored by a reverence for the raw drama and passion of human existence.
—World Literature Today
Spiritual and gutsy, Patricia Smith's satirical poems lay New Orleans bare, with Katrina at the driving wheel..."Blood Dazzler" is a document of feelings whose tinges of the blues capture an urgent witnessing through the natural empathy embedded in praise, woe, and awe.
With her radiant powers of empathy, her fiercely acute ear for the musical possibilities of American speech, and her undiluted rage, Patricia Smith makes in Katrina's wake a sorrowful, unflinching and glorious book.
...full of capricious soul and formal inventiveness....I consider this new book a major literary event.
Publisher of Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry