Calliope—Poetry Readings at West Falmouth Library

by web editor on October 14, 2013

Calliope PicCome celebrate Calliope’s Seventh Season
Sunday, Octboer 20th, 3 to 5 PM

Open mic sign-up, 2:45 PM.

$5 donation, funds the poets stipend. Reception with refreshments.

Featured Poets:

Alan Smith Soto is the author of two poetry collections, Libro del lago Pond poems) and Fragmentos de alcancia (Treasure Jar Fragments).  His poems have been anthologized in Poetas sin fronteras and Sabia savia.  More than fifty of his poems have appeared in various journals.  His translation of Robert Creeley’s Life and Death (Vida y muerte) was published in 2000.  Alan has also translated a special issue of International Poetry Review:  Spain’s Poetry of Conscience.  Professor of Spanish Literature at Boston University, Alan lives in Jamaica Plain.

Ellen Steinbaum is the author of three poetry collection: Brightness Falls (September, 2013), Container Gardening and Afterwards.  Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Ellen’s poem appears in Garrison Keillor’s anthology Good Poems, American Places.  Her poems have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Fulcrum, Prairie Schooner and Solstice. Her blog, “Reading and Writing and the Occasional Recipe” can be found at

Kim Triedman, a poet and a novelist, has published three new books in 2013, poetry collections, Plum(b) and Hadestown, and her debut novel, The Other Room. Kim is the author of the chapbook, Bathe in it or Sleep, which won the Main Street Rag chapbook prize in 2008, and edited Poets for Haiti: An Anthology of Poetry and Art.  Her poems also have appeared in Salamander, Prairie Schooner and Poetry International. Kim is a graduate of Brown University and lives in the Boston area.

Directions:  From the 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).

Calliope’s next reading:

Sunday, November 17th 3 to 5 PM, Open Mike Sign-Up, 2:45 PM.

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