Calliope—Poetry Readings at West Falmouth Library

by web editor on November 13, 2013

Calliope PicCalliope—Poetry Readings
at West Falmouth Library

Come celebrate Calliope’s Seventh Season
Sunday, November 17th, 3 to 5 PM.

Open Mic sign-up, 2:45 PM. $5 donation, funds the poets stipend. Reception with refreshments.


Featured Poets:

Shelby Allen is the author of Crack Willow: Poems of Transformation (Cherry Grove Collections). Her poems appear in English Journal, Sanctuary, New Millenium Writings, The Lucid Stone, Phoebe and numerous other journals.  Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor and The Improper Bostonian. A recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from Universities West Press, the Boston Herald Poetry Prize and the Living Poets Society Award, Shelby has spent ten years teaching poetry in Massachusetts prisons.

Susan Nissenbaum-Becker’s first full-length book of poems, Little Architects of Time and Space (WordPress) was just released in October 2103. Her poems have been published in Plainsongs, Phoebe, Salamander, Comstock Review, Poetry East and other journals.  She has been awarded writing fellowships at Canada’s Banff Center for the Arts, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. A playwright, actor and arts organizer, Susan has received several Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants, and her work was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize.

Gary Whited is a poet, philosopher and psychotherapist. His first collection of poems, Having Listened (Homebound Publications, 2013) speak from the confluence of a childhood on the prairie and an encounter with the haunting voice of Parmenides, echoing across 2500 years. His poems have appeared in Salamander, Plainsongs, The Aurorean, Atlanta Review and Comstock Review.  Gary lives in Boston with his wife, Elizabeth, a painter, and is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets.

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, January 12th 3 to 5 PM.

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