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Celebration of Poetry with Mary Newell and Billie Chernicoff
August 21, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us LIVE on the library lawn or online on Crowdcast for a celebration of Poetry.
On Saturday, August 21st at 3:30 pm Chernicoff will read from her book, Amoretti. Chernicoff is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently, Amoretti, published by Lunar Chandelier Collective. Other recent work may be found online, including A Sail on Lake St. Clair at caesuramag.org. She lives between the Catskill Creek and the Hudson River, where she publishes a print journal of new writing, Salt.
Mary Newell will read from her new poetry chapbook, Re-SURGE (Trainwreck Press 2021). Through a narrative about the developing friendship between a mermaid who escapes from a tragic fairy tale and a gardener/ poet who is fearful of the ocean, the book explores issues of awkward embodiment and ecological distress. The actress Birgit Huppuch will read the mermaid’s voice.
Newell also authored the chapbook TILT/ HOVER/ VEER (Codhill Press 2019), poems in journals and anthologies, and essays including “When Poetry Rivers,” forthcoming in Interim journal. She is co-editor of Poetics for the More-than-Human-World: An Anthology of Poetry and Commentary. She lives in Garrison.
To join us on the lawn Register HERE https://bit.ly/8-21PoetryOnTheLawn
To join us on Crowdcast LIVE or at a later time Register HERE https://bit.ly/8-21PoetryCrowdcast.
The Desmond-Fish Public Library is located at 472 Route 403, Garrison, NY 10524, and is a short walk from the Garrison train station, due east.
Call the Library at 845-424-3020 for directions or for more information.