3-24-2004 – Lisa Starr

24 Mar

March 24th, 2004 – Lisa Starr
Lisa Silverberg Starr spent her first full summer on Block Island in 1986, and hoped she’d never have to leave. In fact, she still resides there, where she owns and operates a 10-room inn (Hygeia House), with her husband, Champlin Starr and their two children. When she is not changing sheets or matching lids to sippy cups, she works as a freelance copywriter for a marketing/public relations agency based in Newport, RI, and teaches writing at the University of Rhode Island. Her first collection of poetry, Days of Dogs and Driftwood, was published in 1993 and her second book, This Place Here, was published in 2001. Her poems and prose have appeared in TheWorks, Quix Quarterly, Family Fun and most recently, Disney Magazine. She was the recipient of the 2001 Rhode Island Fellowship in Poetry, and hosts and facilitates prose and poetry writing workshops at the Hygeia House. At once grounded and set free by the various realities in which she lives, works and writes, Lisa Starr writes poems that dare to celebrate everything that is ordinary about our lives — jars of unused mustard, coupons, and even dishware from Stop-and-Shop are all considered fair game. Of course, they must jockey for position with more daunting issues like the rising tide, the kingfisher, an aunt’s surprise death a few days before Christmas and yellow roses, brand new, in late November. (host – Alice-Anne) 

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