Friday, April 30, 2010

Calendar Alert: Poetry -- 5/6, Margaret Lloyd, Sarah Browning; 5/16, Maxine Kumin

The Collected Poets Series, Shelburne Falls, MA, welcomes Margaret Lloyd and Sarah Browning on May 6.

Then, in a special guest reading on Sunday, May 16 at 3 PM, Maxine Kumin will be reading at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center.

First, on May 6th Margaret and Sarah will be reading from their work at Mocha Maya's Coffee House at 7 PM: $2-$5 sliding scale. Mocha Maya's Coffee House, 47 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370, 413-625-6292. Wheelchair accessible.  See for more information.

Margaret Lloyd’s first poetry collection, This Particular Earthly Scene, was published by Alice James Books and in 2008. Plinth Books published A Moment in the Field:  Voices from Arthurian Legend.  She has also published a book-length critical study of William Carlos Williams’ poem Paterson (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press).   She received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the creation of critical editions and translations of poems written by a medieval Welsh woman. She was the Margaret Bridgman Fellow in Poetry at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, received the Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award for the best poem published in Willow Springs, and a fellowship to Hawthornden Castle, an International Retreat for Writers in Scotland where she completed her most recent poetry collection.  In 2008, she was granted a writing residency at Yaddo where she wo rked on her forthcoming third book of poems, The Cows of Heaven. She has poem/painting pairs forthcoming in Poetry Wales and Planet:  The Welsh Internationalist.  Lloyd chairs the Humanities Department at Springfield College, Massachusetts.

Sarah Browning is co-director of Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness and DC Poets Against the War. She is the author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden (The Word Works, 2007) and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology (Argonne House Press, 2004). The recipient of an artist fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, she has also received a Creative Communities Initiative grant and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize. She was founding director of Amherst Writers & Artists Institute – creative writing workshops for low-income women and youth – and Assistant Director of The Fund for Women Artists, an organization supporting socially-engaged art by women. She co-hosts the Sunday Kind of Love reading series at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC, where she lives with her husband and son.

Special Event with Maxine Kumin, Sunday, May 16, 2010
In celebration of Maxine's latest work, Where I Live: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010, she will be joining The Collected Poets Series for a special reading at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center at 3PM on Sunday, May 16. More on this event soon!

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