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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sept. 29, 2010 – Doris Henderson

Doris HendersonPoet Doris Henderson will tell you she’s just a small town girl from rural Long Island. A former teacher and theatre coach, she sees poetry as a performance art. She attended the State University of New York at Albany and holds an M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her work has been published in many journals and anthologies, as well as three chapbooks: Transformations, Leaving the Plaza, and Distances. Doris lives in Danbury, Connecticut, where she attends workshops with writer friends, does freelance editing, and serves as president of the Danbury chapter of the Connecticut Poetry Society. She has four children, six grandchildren and a cat named Azure.

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Doris Henderson

“Doris Henderson’s first full-length poetry collection, What Gets Lost, is a work of stunning multiplicity, mingling jubilation and high jinx with a terrible sense of what gets lost, moving between glorying in the world’s beauty and exposing its follies and pitfalls, between reveling in the real and free-falling in a magically surreal realm of dreamand fantasy. What holds it all together i

Doris Henderson's books a sensibility as witty as it is wise, a voice in love with the possibilities of language and metaphor.” –From Antrim House

 
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Sept. 15, 2010 – Mark McGuire-Schwartz

Mark McGuire-Schwartz sometimes imagines that he was raised by bears, and it shows.  His poetry and prose has been published in numerous journals,Mark McGuire-Schwartz on the couch with Noah including Caduceus, Fairfield Review, RogueScholars, Bent Pin Quarterly, Connecticut River Review, 6 Sentences, Whatever Literary Magazine, Connecticut Law Journal, and on the bottoms of rocks.  He is currently developing a new poetic form, called the Seventeen.

 
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Sept. 8, 2010 – The Poetry of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

Faith Vicinanza

Faith Vicinanza

Faith Vicinanza will present Sylvia Plath.

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist and short story writer. Born in Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College Cambridge before receiving acclaim as a professional poet and writer. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956 and they lived together first in the United States and then England, having two children together: Frieda and Nicholas. Following a long struggle with depression and a marital separation, Plath committed suicide in 1963.[4] Controversy continues to surround the events of her life and death, as well as her writing and legacy.

Plath is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two collections The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel. In 1982, she became the first poet to win a Pulitzer Prize posthumously for The Collected Poems. She also authored The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death.[5]

 
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Sept. 1, 2010 – Labor Day Open Myk

This night is a celebration of all of us, bring your poems and songs and instruments, come celebrate working men and women, the labor of the day, the poem (a labor of love, or perhaps just a labor).  Open mike night, one poem per round, multiple rounds of poems by open mikers until time runs out.  Celebrate the start of school, the end of the dog days of August, and the coming of Autumn, a favorite time of the year for many New Englanders, even transplants (not born and raised here).

 
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