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2010 Hosts listing

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Note on the Host listings:  This 2010 listing was retrieved from a computer backup file. No pictures were stored with it however. I have added this oil pastel sketch of the hosts that year. However, they are way better looking than this. Listings from 2007 and earlier were retrieved from the Wayback Machine at http://www.archive.org using the url wedpoetry.com. (WNPS used wedpoetry.net after that year.)

Faith: Founder of  the Wednesday Night Poetry Series I am a poet, avid gardener, amateur photographer, Ms. Corporate by day, grandmother by night, poet always, with four collections in print and working on my fifth collection of poetry and a memoir.” Also see ShijinLive.com.

Mark: says he imagines he was “raised by friendly bears, and it shows.” Mark is a host as well as Wedpoetry’s steering committee chair. His new chapbook of poems is “Loss and Laughs, Love and Fauna,” and his short play, Meeting Arthur Miller, was produced as part of the Short and NEAT program during the 2004 International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven. His work has appeared in The Whatever Journal, RougueScholars.com, The Fairfield Review, the Connecticut Law Journal and in Bent Pin Quarterly, etc. Mark is also a co-host, co-director of pi New Haven’s 3rd Thursday Open Mic< at the Institute Library, and involved with a poetry group in Gilford.

Robin: host, bookings coordinator, cat herder, director of daily stuff, editor of Poetry Liner Notes, is an aspiring novelist, reader, inquirer into the gritty, beautiful business of life, nature and geology. Robin is a member of the Shijin-SubQ, a performance poetry group, and the Marathon Critique, a writer’s group. Her work has been published in the New Verse News, The Book of Hope, The Company We Keep, The Hat City Free Press, & Bitter Oleander, in Poets Against the War, Wicked Alice and Bent Pin Quarterly. Her website is RobinESampson.com.

Mar: (aka Mad Mar or Mistryel)” I ‘ve been coming to Wedpoetry for 15 years, from it’s very first venue at the Book Review in Newtown. I am a host, web-mistress, and sender of the weekly email update. I have a poetry chapbook called Inverse Origami – the art of unfolding and a blog

Ernie, a host  spins out yarns and philosophy inspired by the wonder of the outdoor world, walking and working in the woods, sampling fine beer, and admiring women, particularly his girlfriend! Ernie is a hard-working fair-minded egalitarian woodsman. This is the bio.

Louise a host – “I write because it provides relief from social anxiety. I don’t always enjoy it. It’s like being drawn to bad boys. Do I really want to know what makes me tick? I am no quitter. I believe there’s great comradeship to be had in listening to other people’s work. It’s where you don’t need a green card, upbringing, private schooling, money, pets, or good appetizers. Even people who don’t read or write poetry are in it, whether they know it or not. I have a sneaky side.

Moriah, a host: “I am a book writer, letter sender, drummer, chanter, dancer, film-goer and ocean reveler. I invoke and evoke the energetic power of healing words as a cosmic travel agent. Poetry performs with me as a storyteller, children’s theater director and medicine wheel teacher,” Moriah says.

Lisa Marie, a host says she is: “a lover of literature and stories, has been writing since she was a little girl. She’s working on a play, chapbook, memoir, and many other works. After obtaining her BA in English, she began tutoring at a local learning center. Her ultimate passion is to become a creative writing teacher in which she hopes to, one day, ‘provide inspiration and motivation for all listeners and writers.’ Lisa advocates overcoming any social constraints that may occur to original thinkers with ‘ingenious perspectives.’

Derek a host says he “is a child and a father, a writer and a reader, a musician and a listener. He believes in cycles. His publishing house, upton thoroughfare, believes in beauty. His blog, l:fe,unfurl:ng, keeps track of all this. He is the digital sky, he says.


FORMER HOSTS

John, a former host of Wednesday Night Poetry, and the former editor of the CT Poet Newsletter. His fiction and poetry have appeared in journals such as The Fairfield Review, Bent Pin Quarterly, and the Connecticut River Review, among others, and he has read at numerous venues around CT and NY. Years ago, John earned a double degree in writing and literature, but says he has spent his adult life trying to unlearn what he was taught.

Dan– a former host and slam master, is a nationally vetted slam poet who served on the 2008 White Plains Library Team, and a 2009 psychology graduate of Western CT. State University who works with Autistic children. He’s gone to graduate school in Florida. We hope to see him again soon!

The late Peter Vicinanza, a former host, and long-time supporter who died Oct. 4, 2007, was a major sardonic wit who didn’t believe in soft-pedaling reality. Peter often worked as a consultant, was an entrepreneur, a Vice-President of Information Technology at various corporations and a victim of multiple buyouts and take-overs with subsequent down-sizings. Around 1996 he took over hosting duties for a year to give his wife (WNPS founder Faith Vicinanza) a rest for a while when the series was still at Doctor Java’s Caffeine Emporium in Bethel and she was its only host. Later, he was a willing participant in a 2,000 mile bicycling trek, an UtterFolly blogger, a poet & prose writer of memoir – particularly his days growing up in old New York. Peter’s work has been in The Connecticut Review and in Bent Pin Quarterly. He was an honorary member of the Shijin-SubQ and we miss him still.

The late Terence Steward McLain: 5/24/51 to 11/24/08 A former host ,Terry joined the series around 2003 or 2004, proved himself to be a man who thought deeply about both life and poetry. He often read not only his own surreal poetry, but poems by vetted “great” poets of many schools and would offer biographica sketches of the poet right along with the poeml. He was a former exec at a relocation company, then at an online electronics re-seller. He was divorced, had two sons he spoken of with great love. During his time at WNPS he lived in what he called, “the stony ex-urbs of CT” in the “penthouse of a stable” where two goats, five horses, and six cats also lived. He occassionally putup out-of-state poets like Jack McCarthy at his diggs there. Terry was a member of the Marathon Critique and attended the Housatonic Friends Society. His death at 57 years of age, in Nov. of 2008 left us all scratching our heads, blowing our noses and wondering why.

Victoria, a former host:I am a singer/song writer and poet, music therapist on my days off. My work has been published in various small presses and also in the text-book, Stories from the Other Side, Thematic Memoirs, and in Bent Pin Quarterly. Other works include chapbooks, During Your Reading and Scenes From Nature, Five Poems, translations my Father’s poetry; and a collaborative CD of the Not Just ANY Tom, Vic and Terri Poetry Ensemble. I currently host the Calling All Poets Series at the Silas Bronson Library (Waterbury, CT).

Anthony, a former host when the series was at the Bethel Arts Junction. Anthony, a psyh graduate from WCSU who has moved out west, is better known as RECONSIDERATE, a composer of eclectic electronica with wildly ironic lyrics. Visit reconsiderate.com for a sample or signup for his offbeat philosophy emailing list. He has a dramatic reading style. No one sleeps through his poems.

Eli, a former host, poet, organizer, facilitator, a software/open source liaison, an avid gardener, a safeharbor for cats, a sister, auntie, friend, often sarcastically called Grace. Eli is founder of the The Sleeping Giant Poets Guild in Hamden, a co-host of the pi New Haven 3rd Thursday poetry series at the Institute Library in New Haven, and a member of Shijin-SubQ. Her work has appeared in Caduceous and Bent Pin among others

Alice-Anne, a former host, singer-song-writer whose band Document 183 has featured at WNPS, is theater graduate, a professional grant-writer, gourmet cook, and a member of the Shijin-SubQ and of Marathon Critique. She is director and co-host  of pi New Haven 3rd Thursday poetry series at the Institute Library in New Haven. Her work has appeared in Caduceous and Bent Pin among others.

Cheryl, a former host, poet, and licensed psychotherapist was winner of the first annual WNPS Halloweenie party and costume contest at Doctor Java’s Caffeine Emporium – which she attended dressed as Sylvia Plath, complete with a cardboard oven over her head. Yes she has a great sense of humor. Her poetry revolves around family and her Armenian heritage. Of late, she has been teaching writing workshops at Founders Hall in Ridgefield. Cheryl has two lovely, lively daughters and hubby who keep her very busy.

Jerry, a former host, is a retired Staples High School (Westport) English Department chair, poet, novelist, award-winning peace-activist has multiple honorary degrees and has written several books of poetry and several novels. This photo is from his teaching days. Now Mr. Brooker sports long hair and flannel! Check out his memorable costumed spoof on YouTube called: “Taking Off Emily Dickenson’s Clothes.” performed while the series was at the Bethel Arts Junction.

Mike, a former host, a sculptor, poet, painter & traveler was with the series from its days at Doctor Java’s Caffeine Emporium. He was instrumental in finding the Bethel Arts Junction, a venue which WNPS called home for quite a few years. Though he doesn’t come to poetry much these days, he can often be found having mid-morning coffee or an early lunch Molten Java. He also loves to attend lectures at the New School in New York City.

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2010 in Host listings by year

 

2007 Host Listing

NOTE (3/2012): All pages in the “hosts listings by year” category were retrieved from the “Wayback Machine” of the www.Archive.org using the url wedpoetry.com. After 2007 the url was switched to wedpoetry.net and I can’t find any later host pages archived on that site.  These listings are not timely, and include outdated email addresses, websites and older pubcredits and several hosts who are deceased: (Peter Vicinanza, Terry McLain and Dan DeRosa)

Wed. Night Poetry Series hosts etc.

Mark Mcguire-Schwartz
The new, but reluctant Curator of WNPS sometimes imagines that he was raised by bears, and it shows. He believes that laughter is a gift to be shared. People often laugh out loud when they read his writings. Then again, they laugh at a lot of things he does. In twenty-seven years working as a bureaucrat in state government, Mark strove to raise the level of memos and emails to an art form. Mark is author of a short play, Meeting Arthur Miller, which was produced as part of the Short and NEAT program during the 2004 International Festival of Arts and Ideas, in New Haven. He has not yet been published in many national magazines, including Poetry, Story, and the New Yorker. Thought it has appeared in RougueScholars.com, The Fairfield Review and in Bent Pin Quarterly. However he protests that he has not yet won many prestigious and lucrative awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Grant. For a sample of his poetry in the Fairfield Review, Click Here

Dan DeRosa
Currently a full-time psychology major at Western CT State University, Dan hopes to work with young children with Autism once he graduates. He is a former member of the improvisational acting group the Melting Pot Players and once ranked nationally in competitive Judo. Dan says his writing is heavily influenced by Shel Silverstein, Dr Seuss and various “Old School” hip hop artists. To hear some audio clips head to MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/dannydrosa

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Ernie Daruka – a WNPS regular who is full of the wonder of the outdoor world, a lover of woods, fine beer, women has joined the ranks of WNPS hosts. Stay tuned for a bio.

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John Jeffrey
Editor of the CT Poet Online Newsletter – has a double degree in writing and literature and has spent his adult life trying to unlearn what he was taught. Since then he has won contests and awards for his fiction, his poetry, and his singing. Commercially, he has written advertising copy, technical papers, and currently works with the inscrutable poetry of computer software. He has also published illustrations, edited his college literary magazine, and once even wrote a comedy routine. Recently though, he has turned a serious hand to poetry and has begun circulating it for publication, so be wary. For a sample of his work in the Fairfield Review CLick Here

LOUISE Sieviec another regular at the WNPS open mic has also agreed to lend a hand with the hosting of WNPS. Stay tuned for her bio.

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Terry McLain
After he lists the usual stuff: loved/lost, married/divorced, two sons, occasional insanity/untimely deaths, Terry says he moved from the suburbs of Iowa to the stony ex-urbs of CT where he lives in the penthouse of a stable where two goats, five horses, and six cats also live. In his poetry explorations, he first tried to create the perfect poem for college, then moved toward creating, in private, poems that were a process for understanding what he saw and felt. When he realized how important the eyes and ears of others were, he moved into another phase of writing poetry using a private/public process to explore the relationships between him, his poem, and anyone else in the vicinity.

Victoria Muñoz
Victoria Munoz brings her experience of running the music open mic to the poetry open mic night She is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a BA in Music, and has been an active singer/songwriter performing in Western Connecticut as well as in her travels out West and Florida. Besides being one of 5 hosts in the Wednesday Night Poetry Series. Her poetry has been a featured in York, Pennsylvania in association with the York Arts Festival as well as Sparky and Clark’s, Jester’s Cafe (Mass.), and The Spoken Word Series in South Windsor, CT, appearing solo as well as with the “Not Just Any Tom, Vic and Terri” Poetry Ensemble. Though busy with her Music Therapy practice, she still finds time to let her poetry surface and combines all three mediums when she can. Her influences stem from both her parents who are spanish language poets. You can find her work can be found on Poetz.com 2005 archives and will be includied in the upcoming Wood Memorial Library Poetry Anthology, and in the Fall 2007 issue of Bent Pin Quarterly.

Robin Sampson
a long-time WNPS attendee, aspiring novelist, reader, inquirer into the gritty, beautiful business of life, nature and geology. Glass-bead jewelry creator, earthmother, keeper of the hearth, maker of death-by-chocolate deserts, relentless seeker of “ma” (that which is missing). Besides her writing life, she sustains three kids and a husband, Will. Her work has been published in the New Verse News, The Book of Hope, The Company We Keep, The Hat City Free Press, & Bitter Oleander, in Poets Against the War, Wicked Alice. and Bent Pin Quarterly. Robin is a member of the Marathon Poetry Critique and a member of the performance troupe Shijin. A number of her poems were in the group’s chapbook We Shijin I http://shijinlive.com/rsamp.html

Faith Vicinanza, founder, consultant and once-in-a-while host – Curator Emeritus, former host, founder and executive director of the Wednesday Night Poetry Series: poet, educator (a CT Master Teaching Artist), visiting artist (PoetTs, Inc.), editor (The Ct Poet, The Underwood Review, The Depot Anthology), publisher (Hanover Press), event facilitor/creator (the Connecticut Poetry Festival), nature photographer, Information Technologies Consultant, I.T. Management Consultant, and web site developer. She’s read from “San Fancisco to Stockholm” and has several books of poetry out including one from Pudding House Press. Her work has been published in The Paterson Review, The Connecticut River Review, The Red Brick Review, The Fairfield Review, in Dogwood, on the Ct Authors & Publishers Assoc. web, in Poetry Slam – The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry, In The Raw, Poetry Superhighway, and Selected Poems From The Daily Grind, among many others. She and her late husband Peter rode touring bicycles from Key West Florida to St. Stephens, Canada and a book on their three-month journey is in the works. You can read the trip blog at http://www.UtterFolly.com

Web-mistress Mistryel Walker (mad mar)
has a different bad-hair-day every day. A freelance writer, artist, musician, web site tweaker and multi-media tinkerer, she is founder and editor of Bent Pin Quarterly. She has one chapbook Inverse Origami – the art of unfolding. You can find her poetry at the METAPHORatorium  or view the stalled poster series for WNPS 2006 . Questions on the WNPS site can be directed to her at: (defunctaddress@sdljlj)

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The late Peter Vicinanza
husband of WNPS founder Faith Vicinanza, – a past I.T. executive, and businessman also served as a poetry host on ocassion.”WNPS today, Def Jam tomorrow….” he said once. He took over the series for a year when it was still at Dr. Java’s Caffeine Emporium, so that Faith could concentrate on her job. Check out the Vicinanza’s great cycling adventure at http://faithandpeter.blogs.com

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Michael Seri
a poet, a freelance house painter and mason, a multimedia artist creating sculptures from found materials, fond of low-budget globe-trotting and of taking courses at the New School in NYC – there’s more to tell here…. an amazing guy,

Alice-Anne Harwood
Alice-Anne Harwood serves Long Wharf Theatre as the Director of Institutional Giving. Her voice can be heard on a variety of documentary and professional development training videos for area educational outlets, where she also serves as a script writer and artistic producer. Ms. Harwood is a member of Shijin, a Connecticut-based poetry performance troupe, a member of the Marathon and Sub Q poetry groups, she sings lead vocals for Document 183, a New Haven based folk-rock band, and is a member of the Arts and Literature Laboratory. She serves as a co-host for multiple reading venues. Ms. Harwood’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including We Shijin, Connecticut River Review, X Magazine, Pen works, Caduceus, the Underwood Review and in Bent Pin Quarterly: Doublet: Idol & Rebound

Eli Cleary
– a poet, amateur carpenter and landscape designer, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend of many names: Eli, Whit, Grace (although you may want to hide your good chine because she insists she is not graceful). Eli aspires to document the beauty and torment played out in her garden daily. if you stop by, you may catch her digging in the dirt, cooking up a recipe for a poem or stitching together unrelated thoughts but you probably won’t catch her sitting down for too long: too many unfinished
projects. Another member of Shijin

Chery Panosian-Haddad
– Cheryl Panosian-Haddad, psychotherapist, parent, poet writes about family, including her Armenian ancestry, life as a mom, and social commentary. She often employs creative writing and art in the counseling process in her part-time private practice at The Center For Healing and Recovery in Ridgefield. Her poetry publishing credits include, Ararat, Another Chicago Magazine, Bard Papers, Connecticut River, The Underwood Review and Memories From The Womb, a chapbook published by the New School For Social Research. She has led poetry workshops for teens and adults throughout Connecticut. She enjoys life with her husband Fadi, and daughters Jennah and Julianna. .

Reconsiderate (Anthony Arlotta)
– (who moved away…) has a relatively large reservoir of thoughts and ideas that find no suitable outlet through casual socializing. In order to fully express his views in a socially acceptable fashion, Anthony turns to writing (essays, poetry & music). In his view, the purpose of writing is to concretize subtle neurological pathways that lead into some desired future. By vocation, Anthony is a Master-level teacher for The Princeton Review. For your daily supply of thought provoking information and music, plus your online open mic, visit http://www.geocities.com/ajarlotta.

Gerard Brooker
– has had over 300 articles and poems published; was chairman of the English Department at Staples High School in Westport for over 25 years; and is very active in national and international peace and hunger community efforts with students from America and abroad. Mr. Brooker is a Fullbright Fellow, has received the Peace and Understanding Award from the National Education Association, the Mahatma Gandhi-Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award from the Connecticut Education Association, two honorary degrees and other awards for humanitarian contributions, along with being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in 1998. He has two books of poetry published and reads regularly throughout Connecticut.

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2007 in Host listings by year

 

2006 WNPS Host Listing

NOTE (3/2012): All pages in the “hosts listings by year” category were retrieved from the “Wayback Machine” of the www.Archive.org using the url wedpoetry.com. After 2007 the url was switched to wedpoetry.net and I can’t find any later host pages archived on that site.  These listings are not timely, and include outdated email addresses, websites and older pubcredits and several hosts who are deceased: (Peter Vicinanza, Terry McLain and Dan DeRosa)


W.N.P.S. founder, curator, and sometimes host: Faith Vicinanza  founder and executive director of the Wednesday Night Poetry Series, poet, educator, visiting artist, editor, publisher, nature photographer, Information Technologies Consultant, I.T. Management Consultant, and web site developer. This site is an example of her (my) work. Check out her/my great adventure at www.utterfolly.com


Host: John Jeffrey – has a double degree in writing and literature and has spent his adult life trying to unlearn what he was taught. Since then he has won contests and awards for his fiction, his poetry, and his singing. Commercially, he has written advertising copy, technical papers, and currently works with the inscrutable poetry of computer software. He has also published illustrations, edited his college literary magazine, and once even wrote a comedy routine. Recently though, he has turned a serious hand to poetry and has begun circulating it for publication, so be wary.


Host: Mark Mcguire-Schwartz sometimes imagines that he was raised by bears, and it shows. He believes that laughter is a gift to be shared. People often laugh out loud when they read his writings. Then again, they laugh at a lot of things he does. In twenty-seven years working as a bureaucrat in state government, Mark strove to raise the level of memos and emails to an art form. Mark is author of a short play, Meeting Arthur Miller, which was produced as part of the Short and NEAT program during the 2004 International Festival of Arts and Ideas, in New Haven. He has not yet been published in many national magazines, including Poetry, Story, and the New Yorker, and he has not yet won many prestigious and lucrative awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Grant.


Host: Victoria Muñoz brings her experience from running the music open mic to the poetry open mic.   The daughter of two Spanish-language poets, Victoria Muñoz has been an active singer/songwriter performing in Western Connecticut as well as in her travels. Though she is busy with her MusicTherapy practice she finds time to let her poetry surface and combines all three mediums when she can. She has featured her poetry on Poetz.com 2005, and continues to optimistically submit her poetry, along with the other 3000 poets, or more.    To find out more about Victoria, log on to www.victoriamuñoz.com


Host: Dan DeRosa
Currently a full-time psychology major at Western CT State University, Dan hopes to work with young children with Autism once he graduates. He is a former member of the improvisational acting group the Melting Pot Players and once ranked nationally in competitive Judo. Dan says his writing is heavily influenced by Shel Silverstein, Dr Seuss and various “Old School” hip hop artists.


Host: Anthony Arlotta has a relatively large reservoir of thoughts and ideas that find no suitable outlet through casual socializing. In order to fully express his views in a socially acceptable fashion, Anthony turns to writing (essays, poetry & music). In his view, the purpose of writing is to concretize subtle neurological pathways that lead into some desired future. By vocation, Anthony is a Master-level teacher for The Princeton Review. For your daily supply of thought provoking information and music, plus your online open mic, visithttp://www.geocities.com/ajarlotta.


Host: Mar (Mistryel) Walker is a multimedia dilettante who creates the print calendar for WNPS and the weekly poster in the window at Molten Java. You can read her work online at the Metaphoratorium. Direct comments or questions about WNPS to her at Questions@QuickMist.com


Poetry Hosts Emeritus


Host: Alice-Anne Harwood
– After abandoning her years of performance training from the State University of New York College at Fredonia, Alice-Anne turned her attention to her literary talents finding opportunities to work as a poet, playwright, publicity director, grant writer, editor, teacher and the proprietress of Harwood Research and Writing Services. She serves the research team at the PACE Center at Yale in editorial, public relations and administrative research support capacities while pursuing her studies in dramatic literature, history, criticism, and dramaturgy. In the little free time she finds remaining, she lends her voice to the Connecticut Choral Society, holds a seat on the executive board for PoetTs, Inc, and is co-editor of the Depot Anthology. She has a severe houseplant addiction and loves cooking, camping and the consumption of fine wines
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Host: Chery Panosian-Haddad 
– (currently on maternity leave) is an almost full time stay-at-home mom, an activist, a psychotherapist and poet. Her publishing credits includeArarat, Connecticut River Review, the Underwood Review and Memories From The Womb, a chapbook published by The New School. She lives in Danbury, CT with her husband Fadi Haddad and their daughters Jennah and Julianna.


Host: Peter Vicinanza 
– out of work I.T. executive seeks second career as poetry host, WNPS today, Def Jam tomorrow.   Check out his great adventure athttp://faithandpeter.blogs.com


Host: Dr. Jerry Brooker has had over 200 articles and poems published; was chairman of the English Department at Staples High School in Westport for over 25 years; and is very active in national and international peace and hunger community efforts with students from America and abroad.  Mr. Brooker is a Fullbright Fellow, has recieved the Peace and Understanding Award from the National Education Association, the Mahatma Ghandi-Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award from the Connecticut Education Association, two honorary degrees and other awards for humanitarian contributions, along with being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in 1998.   He has two books of poetry published and reads regularly throughout Connecticut.


Host: Eli Cleary is a poet, amateur carpenter and landscape designer, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend of many names: Eli, Whit, Grace (although you may want to hide your good chine because she insists she is not graceful). Eli aspires to document the beauty and torment played out in her garden daily. if you stop by, you may catch her digging in the dirt, cooking up a recipe for a poem or stitching together unrelated thoughts but you probably won’t catch her sitting down for too long: too many unfinished projects.


MikeSeriHost: Michael Seri was the WNPS host, besides Faith and Peter Vicinanza. He is a poet, a house painter, and a multimedia artist creating sculptures from found materials. You can view his artwork at his site DetritusArtAndDesign 

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2006 in Host listings by year

 

2005 WNPS Host listing

NOTE (3/2012): All pages in the “hosts listings by year” category were retrieved from the “Wayback Machine” of the www.Archive.org using the url wedpoetry.com. After 2007 the url was switched to wedpoetry.net and I can’t find any later host pages archived on that site.  These listings are not timely, and include outdated email addresses, websites and older pubcredits, etc.


W.N.P.S. curator and host: Faith Vicinanza – founder and executive director of the Wednesday Night Poetry Series: poet, educator, visiting artist, editor, publisher, nature photographer, Information Technologies Consultant, I.T. Management Consultant, and web site developer. This site is an example of her (my) work. Check out her/my great adventure at www.utterfolly.com


Host: Peter Vicinanza 
– out of work I.T. executive seeks second career as poetry host, WNPS today, Def Jam tomorrow.   Check out his next great adventure at http://faithandpeter.blogs.com


Host: John Jeffrey has a double degree in writing and literature and has spent his adult life trying to unlearn what he was taught. Since then he has won contests and awards for his fiction, his poetry, and his singing. Commercially, he has written advertising copy, technical papers, and currently works with the inscrutable poetry of computer software. He has also published illustrations, edited his college literary magazine, and once even wrote a comedy routine. Recently though, he has turned a serious hand to poetry and has begun circulating it for publication, so be wary.


Host: Alice-Anne Harwood – After abandoning her years of performance training from the State University of New York College at Fredonia, Alice-Anne turned her attention to her literary talents finding opportunities to work as a poet, playwright, publicity director, grant writer, editor, teacher and the proprietress of Harwood Research and Writing Services. She serves the research team at the PACE Center at Yale in editorial, public relations and administrative research support capacities while pursuing her studies in dramatic literature, history, criticism, and dramaturgy. In the little free time she finds remaining, she lends her voice to the Connecticut Choral Society, holds a seat on the executive board for PoetTs, Inc, and is co-editor of the Depot Anthology. She has a severe houseplant addiction and loves cooking, camping and the consumption of fine wines.


Host: Mark Mcguire-Schwartz sometimes imagines that he was raised by bears, and it shows. He believes that laughter is a gift to be shared. People often laugh out loud when they read his writings. Then again, they laugh at a lot of things he does. In twenty-seven years working as a bureaucrat in state government, Mark strove to raise the level of memos and emails to an art form. Mark is author of a short play, Meeting Arthur Miller, which was produced as part of the Short and NEAT program during the 2004 International Festival of Arts and Ideas, in New Haven. He has not yet been published in many national magazines, including Poetry, Story, and the New Yorker, and he has not yet won many prestigious and lucrative awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Grant.


Host: Eli Cleary is a poet, amateur carpenter and landscape designer, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend of many names: Eli, Whit, Grace (although you may want to hide your good chine because she insists she is not graceful). Eli aspires to document the beauty and torment played out in her garden daily. if you stop by, you may catch her digging in the dirt, cooking up a recipe for a poem or stitching together unrelated thoughts but you probably won’t catch her sitting down for too long: too many unfinished projects.


Host: Chery Panosian-Haddad (currently on maternity leave) is an almost full time stay-at-home mom, an activist, a psychotherapist and poet. Her publishing credits include Ararat, Connecticut River Review, the Underwood Review and Memories From The Womb, a chapbook published by The New School. She lives in Danbury, CT with her husband Fadi Haddad and their daughter Jennah.

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2005 in Host listings by year

 

2004 WNPS Host listing

.NOTE (3/2012): All pages in the “hosts listings by year” category were retrieved from the “Wayback Machine” of the www.Archive.org using the url wedpoetry.com. After 2007 the url was switched to wedpoetry.net and I can’t find any later host pages archived on that site.  These listings are not timely, and include outdated email addresses, websites and older pubcredits, etc.

W.N.P.S. curator and host: Faith Vicinanza
– founder and executive director of the Wednesday Night Poetry Series: poet, educator, visiting artist, editor, publisher, nature photographer, Information Technologies Consultant, I.T. Management Consultant, and web site developer. This site is an example of her (my) work.

faith@wedpoetry.com
Faith’s web site


Host: Peter Vicinanza
– out of work I.T. executive seeks second career as poetry host, WNPS today, Def Jam tomorrow.

peter@wedpoetry.com


Host: Alice-Anne Harwood
After abandoning her years of performance training from the State University of New York College at Fredonia, Alice-Anne turned her attention to her literary talents finding opportunities to work as a poet, playwright, publicity director, grant writer, editor, teacher and the proprietress of Harwood Research and Writing Services. She serves the research team at the PACE Center at Yale in editorial, public relations and administrative research support capacities while pursuing her studies in dramatic literature, history, criticism, and dramaturgy. In the little free time she finds remaining, she lends her voice to the Connecticut Choral Society, holds a seat on the executive board for PoetTs, Inc, and is co-editor of the Depot Anthology. She has a severe houseplant addiction and loves cooking, camping and the consumption of fine wines
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alice_anne@wedpoetry.com


Host: Chery Panosian-Haddad
– Cheryl Panosian-Haddad is an almost full time stay-at-home mom, an activist, a psychotherapist and poet. Her publishing credits includeArarat, Connecticut River Review, the Underwood Review and Memories From The Womb, a chapbook published by The New School. She lives in Danbury, CT with her husband Fadi Haddad and their daughter Jennah.

cheryl@wedpoetry.com


 
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Posted by on January 1, 2004 in Host listings by year

 
 
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