Calliope Poetry Readings this Sunday

by web editor on October 9, 2012

Calliope–Poetry Readings at West Falmouth Library

Sunday, October 14th, 3 to 5 PM, Open Mike Sign-up, 2:45 PM,

$5 suggested donation to fund the poets’ stipend.


Jennifer Barber’s new collection of poems, Given Away, was published by Kore Press in June of 2012. Jenny is also the author of Rigging the Wind (2003), which received the Kore Press First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, Bellevue Literary Review, among other journals.  Jenny has been the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award, and a St. Botolph Grant.  She is the founding and current editor of Salamander, now it its 20th year.  She teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at Suffolk University.

Valerie Duff’s first book, To the New World (Salmon Poetry) was shortlisted for the 2011 Seamus Heaney Poetry Prize. Valerie’s poems have appeared in Ploughshares, AGNI, Harvard Review, Verse, The Antioch Review, Poetry Daily and other journals.  Valerie has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the St. Botolph Foundation.  She is the poetry editor of Salamander and has taught writing at Boston College, Boston University and Grub Street Workshops.  Valerie studied poetry at Boston University and Trinity College, Dublin.

Fred Marchant is the author of The Looking House (Graywolf Press, 2009) Tipping Point, winner of the 1993 Washington Prize in poetry and Full Moon Boat (Graywolf Press, 2000). His new and selected volume, House on Water, House in Air, was published by Dedalus Press (2002).  He has co-translated (with Nguyen Ba Chung) From a Corner of My Yard, poetry by the Vietnamese poet Tran Dang Khoa.  He is also the editor of Another World Instead:  The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947 (Graywolf Press, 2008). Professor of English and Director of the Creative Wring Program, and The Poetry Center at Suffolk University, Fred is a longtime teaching affiliate of The William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and was himself a conscientious objector within the military during the Viet Nam War. In 2009, he was co-winner (with Afaa Michael Weaver) of the May Sarton Award from the New England Poetry Club, given to poets whose “work is an inspiration to other poets.”


Directions:  From Bourne Bridge.  Rt. 28 south to Thomas Landers Road exit, right off ramp to Rt. 28A south (left), about 1 1/2 miles.  Just past Old Dock Rd., on right, West Falmouth Library is on the left, with parking.

From Woods Hole.  Woods Hole Rd. to Palmer Ave. to Rt. 28 north to Brick Kiln Rd. exit, left off the ramp to Rt. 28A (stop sign).  Take a right, and go less than I mile.  West Falmouth Library is on the right, with parking (before the library, across from the Quaker Meeting House).

Information:   email: or 508-566-1090

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