Friday, November 30, 2007

Boston: Tribute to Poet Melissa Green

Calendar alert:

Tribute to Melissa Green
Wednesday, December 5th at 7 p.m.

**Note Location and Time Change**

Room 129, Jacob Sleeper Auditorium
College of General Studies
871 Commonwealth Avenue

This event will feature a reading of several new poems by poets who contributed to the breathtaking collection, A Sheaf for Melissa (Arrowsmith Press, 2007). Readers include Frank Bidart, Bill Corbett, David Ferry, Melissa Green, Fanny Howe, George Kalogeris, Gail Mazur, Jennifer Moxley, Robert Pinsky, Lloyd Schwartz, Tom Sleigh, and Rosanna Warren.

Melissa Green’s work has appeared in Yale Review, Agni, Paris Review, and The New York Review of Books. Her celebrated first volume, The Squanicook Eclogues, four long poems that weave memory and landscape with an almost religious understanding of the passage of time, received the Norma Farber Award from the Poetry Society of America 1989 and the Lavan Younger Poets Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Green is also the author of the harrowing and exquisite Color is the Suffering of Light: A Memoir (1995). Her new volume of poems, Fifty-Two, is forthcoming from Arrowsmith Press. She lives in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

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