No one says it anymore, my darling, not to the green leaves in March, not to the stars backing up each night, certainly not in the nest of rapture, who in the beginning was an owl, rustling just after silence, whose very presence drew a mob of birds--flickers, finches, chickadees, five
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Jul 23 2017
Basilica Hudson and the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses‘s festival of literature and food returns with a new time, a new ticket price and a genre-spanning day of affordable food and literary activities.
Celebrate the life and work of a Hudson Valley poetry legend, as we commemorate John Ashbery’s 90th birthday.
Join a superstar collection of authors, food writers and chefs for mouthwatering demonstrations, literary performances and novel conversations.
Browse a marketplace of some of America’s most intriguing small literary publishers and artisanal food makers.
An all-star, twenty person marathon reading of John Ashbery’s Girls on the Run
A gathering of poetry luminaries – including Ann Lauterbach, Robert Polito, Joan Retallack, and Dara Wier – explaining How to Love Reading Ashbery
Whiting Award-winning poetry superstars Simone White and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs performing and talking poetry, food and music, while cooking up collard greens & salmon cakes
The Ashbery Bridge: a multimedia talk on poetry and public art by poet, Rain Taxi publisher and book festival director Eric Lorberer, formerly presented at The Walker Art Center and elsewhere
Food and Readings
Celebrated cookbook author and restaurateur Rozanne Gold, in conversation with literary chefs Rohan Kamicheril, Matt Lee, Susan Simon and Lukas Volger, who will talk food, memory and the senses
Cooking masterclasses from “Barb the Butcher” (Barbara Fisher), teaching attendees how to make sausages, and Rohan Kamicheril, making a tantalizing South Indian pounded rice delicacy
A private Weepy Booth in association with the much-loved Crybabies podcast, in which presenters Sarah Thyre and Susan Orlean and special guests regale listeners with the things that make us teary
Marketplace and Community Cafe:
Delicious and affordable South Indian cuisine created by Rohan Kamicheril of the popular Tiffin food blog in READ & FEED’S brand-new Community Café
A marketplace of local, independent literary publishers including Mosaic and Siglio, and artisanal food vendors, including Chaseholm Farm and State 11 Distillery
Admission fee: $15.00
110 S Front St12534 Hudson, New York
Jul 25 2017
GennaRose Nethercott is a poet, performer, and folklorist from the woodlands of Vermont, currently living in Somerville, MA. Her recent work has appeared in The Offing, Rust + Moth, Cleaver, Hermeneutic Chaos, and Maudlin House, among others. She writes poems-to-order for passersby on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter, a collection of which was released by Honeybee Press in 2015.
Joey Gould has volunteered for the Massachusetts Poetry Festival since 2011. He is nominated for Bettering American Poetry 2016 & his work appears or is forthcoming at Drunk Monkeys, Golden Walkman, Five:2:One, & District Lit. In his spare time he builds decks & makes whistling noises, often at the same time.
Kurt Klopmeier is a Boston writer and adjunct at UMass - Boston and Northeastern. He has been published in Apt, Amethyst Arsenic, Consequence Magazine, and Damfino.
Trident Booksellers & Cafe
338 Newbury St.02115 Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 25 2017
Karen Corinne Herceg, poet, author, essayist and reviewer, reads from her new book OUT FROM CALABOOSE: NEW POEMS. Open mic sign-up at 7:30 PM.
"Clutching her vision firmly in hand, Karen Corinne Herceg paints her inner world in such a vivid fashion that I was compelled to submerge myself in Out From Calaboose completely, and then not surface at all until I put down the last poem.” --Linda Gray Sexton, bestselling novelist and author of Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back To My Mother, Anne Sexton
Club Harmony at Wok and Roll Cafe
15 Mill Hill Road12498 Woodstock, New York
Jul 30 2017
Meredith Trede will be joining two other Slapering Hol Press poets, Mervyn Taylor and Estha Weiner, at the NYCPoFest on Governors Island, Algonquin Stage on July 30, 2017 @ 12:00 noon.
New York Harbor10004 New York, New York
Jul 30 2017
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland hosts another installment of Poetry Flash on Sunday, July 30th at 3pm. The featured guest poets will be Christopher Howell and Joseph Millar.
Poetry Flash readings are wheelchair accessible; ASL interpreters may be requested one week in advance from email@example.com. Visit Poetryflash.org for more events and reviews!
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland
5433 College Avenue94618 Oakland, California
There is a singer everyone has heard, Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird, Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again. He says that leaves are old and that for flowers Mid-summer is to spring as one to ten. He says the early petal-fall is past When pear and cherry bloom went down in showers On sunny days a
The obvious is difficult To prove. Many prefer The hidden. I did, too. I listened to the trees. They had a secret Which they were about to Make known to me— And then didn't. Summer came. Each tree On my street had its own Scheherazade. My nights Were a part of their wild Storytelling. We were Entering dark