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Local Poets Pop Up

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us at the Library for our Local Poets – Pop Up!  We will be celebrating a few of the stars that light up our sky.
TR Hummer, Heller Levinson, Mary Newell, and Irene 0’Garden will each read a few poems and discuss what their inspirations were for writing them.

About the Philipstown Poets:
T. R. Hummer has published 15 books of poetry and essays, most recently After the Afterlife (Acre Books) and the three linked volumes Ephemeron, Skandalon, and Eon (LSU Press). Former editor-in-chief of The Kenyon Review, of The New England
, and of The Georgia Review, he has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship in poetry, a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant in Poetry, the Richard Wright Award for Artistic Excellence, the Hanes Poetry
Prize, and the Donald Justice Award in Poetry.

Heller Levinson is the originator of Hinge Theory.  His most recent books are Seep & Lurk (Black Widow Press), with the upcoming Dialogics (Anvil Tongue Press), Lure, and jus’ sayn’ (Black Widow Press) scheduled for a spring release.

Irene O’Garden has explored nearly every writing category. Her critically-acclaimed play Women On Fire, (Samuel French) played Off-Broadway’s Cherry Lane; her new play Little Heart premieres in 2023 in Santa Cruz. O’Garden won a Pushcart Prize for her lyric essay Glad To Be Human, included in her book of essays by that name recently published by Mango who also published her memoir, Risking the Rapids. Harper published her first memoir Fat GirlFulcrum, published by Nirala, is her first poetry collection. Irene is also a Poetry Educator with the Hudson River chapter of the national River Of Words program, connecting children to nature via poetry and art.

Mary Newell authored the chapbooks Re-SURGE (Trainwreck Press 2021) and TILT/ HOVER/ VEER, poems in journals and anthologies, and essays including When Poetry Rivers” (Interim journal 38.3). She is co-editor of Poetics for the More-than-Human-World: An Anthology of Poetry and Commentary and the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Ecopoetics. Newell teaches creative writing at the University of Connecticut.

This is an inside the library event and is subject to the current mask policy.
No registration is required


April 16
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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