Monthly Archives: April 2007

4/25/07 James Scrimgeour

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4/18/07 Marc Kelly Smith

Marc Kelly Smith, the Grand-Pappy of Slam, fresh from the Green Mill in Chicago, Ill.
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4/11/07 Rose Drew

Rose Drew is a bio-anthropologist who works with human skeletons, now living in York England in pursuit of a PhD. Her day job consists of interpreting lifestyle and behavior from skeletal remains; but at night she can be found reading her poems anywhere there’s a mic rose2and a gathering of people. No subject is safe; no topic off limits. She has been published in anthologies, journals, newsprint, books. Rose has co-founded two open mic poetry venues, including the Spoken Word in York, and The First Tuesday Poetry Series in Wilton CT USA that is still running after 4 years

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Alan Gillott – a feature from the Arts Junction days

A Poem for Wedpoetry at Molten Java read there on this date.

Alan Gillott, who met poet Rose Drew at WNPS when it met at the Bethel Arts Junction later wrote this poem for what was our new venue at Molten Java. Alan and Rose are now married and run a poetry series in York, England. The photo is from a recent open myk at the new venue at the Blue Z Coffeehouse in Newtown.

Wednesday Night in Bethel

Walls of lime green and terracotta
frame the psychedelic tables
chipped painted chairs
where amongst the knitted scarves
joss sticks and children’s games
are For Sale Rosie the Riveter
and Sigmund Freud action figures
Freud framed in plum
a gray suit and beard
while Rosie with red bandana
close fitting denim coveralls
hefts her rivet gun
in action a soldier building ships
for victory

Freud stands still formally stiff
remembering his action seated
in a genteel withdrawing room
hysterical patients describing
empty circumscribed lives
husbands and mistresses
the foundation for his reputation
carved from intimacy
vivid imagination related
amongst arsenic laden green flock paper
now paled to lime green and terracotta
chipped chairs and psychedelic tables

Alan Gillott, Bethel Molten Java, April 11 2007


Posted by on April 11, 2007 in * A Few Poems, * Past Features


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4/4/07 Edwina Trentham

TrenthamClick here to read Sample Poems from Ms. Trentham’s book

Edwina Trentham is author of Stumbling into the Light her first book of poetry published by Antrim House in Fall 2004. She has published her work in a number of magazines, including The American Scholar, The American Voice, The Connecticut Review (forthcoming), Kalliope, The Massachusetts Review, The New Virginia Review, Prairie Schooner, The Sun, and Yankee. She also has work in three anthologies: 1997 Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry; At Our Core: Women Writing About Power; and Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age, She won honorable mention in the 2004 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival National Competition and has given many readings throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. She was a featured reader at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in June 2005. In 1987, she began teaching fulltime at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Connecticut, where she is currently a Professor of English and the editor of Freshwater, a poetry magazine she founded in 2000. She and her husband Greg Coleman, a labyrinth designer, poet, and Tai Chi instructor, live in Moodus. For information on her book visit

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