Calliope Poetry Readings at the West Falmouth Library

by web editor on May 6, 2014

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Calliope Poetry Readings
7th Season Finale!

Sunday, May 18th 2 to 4 PM, (note earlier start time)  
Open Mic Sign-up, 1:45 PM, $5 suggested donation.


James Arthur’s first book, Charms Against Lightning (Copper Canyon Press, 2012) was the Lannan Literary Selection.  His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Brick, Poetry, The New Republic and  The American Poetry Review.  He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, and a residency at the Amy Clampitt House.  James grew up in Toronto and now lives in Baltimore where he teaches in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

Audrey Henderson’s work has appeared in the collection of short stories, Tales to Tell (St. Andrews Press) and in the poetry journals Magma, The Midwest Quarterly, Tar River Poetry and in the 2012 anthology, FutureCycle.  She was a finalist in the 2008 Indiana Review 1/2K Award and was chosen as a Special Merit Poet in the 2009 Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award.  Originally from Scotland, she was a frequent contributor to BBC Radio Scotland and graduated from the University of Edinburgh.  Audrey lives in Jamaica Plain and is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets.

Sheila Whitehouse’s poetry collection, Flint and Needle was published in 2006.  Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the Aurorean, her poems have also appeared in the South Carolina Review, Orphic Lute, and the Cape Cod Poetry Review.  She holds an MFA from Vermont College and ran the Guyer Barn Poets Workshop for twenty years. Happily retired after a long career in public education, she has most recently studied poetry with Mark Doty, Fred Marchant and Terrence Hayes.  Sheila lives in Hyannis, MA.

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).

For more on the Calliope Poetry readings, including the eighth season, which will begin in September, check out their website:

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