Monday, September 05, 2005

Newton Free Library Poetry Series Begins Tuesday Sept 13 7PM 330 Homer St. Newton, Mass. Open Mic to follow features.

Poetry Series Features Jacquelyn Pope, Sandy Weisman, Suzanne Berger & Open Mike
The Library Poetry Reading Series will present Jacquelyn Pope, Sandy Weisman and Suzanne E. Berger reading their poems on Tuesday, September 13, 7:00PM. The reading will be followed by an Open Poetry Mike with a limit of one poem per reader. Come early to sign up.

Pope is a poet and translator whose first book of poetry, Watermark, won the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize for 2004. An editor for Houghton Mifflin, her poems appear in The New Republic, Agni, Gulf Coast and other journals.

Weisman is a published poet and visual artist who creates artist books. A member of Barbara Helfgott Hyett’s poetry workshop, she works at Massachusetts College of Art and is co-director of the Center for Art and Community Partnerships in Boston.

Berger, poet, essayist and teacher, is the author of a book of poetry. These Rooms, the collection Legacies and Horizontal Woman, a memoir about being disabled by back injury; this received world-wide notice. Among her honors are a MacDowell Colony residency and a National Found. for the Advancement of the Arts award.

The fall series, coordinated by Doug Holder, continues on October 11 and November 8.

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