Join us for a reading by poets Aimée Sands and Jonathan Weinert. An open mike follows. (Please arrive 10-15 minutes early if you wish to sign up to read.) Admission $3. Members Free.
Aimée Sands is the author of The Green-go Turn of Telling, released in the fall of 2012 by the Irish press Salmon Poetry. Ms. Sands' poems have previously appeared in FIELD, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poet Lore, Measure, Salamander and other literary journals. She has just been awarded a fellowship at the MacDowell Colony.
Ms. Sands holds an MFA from the Bennington College Creative Writing Seminars. She is the co-director of the Brookline Poetry Series, a 12-year old venue that has featured Franz Wright, Tracy K. Smith, Jean Valentine, and Major Jackson, among many others.
Ms. Sands is also an independent documentary filmmaker. The Kellogg Foundation recently awarded her a grant for her film What Makes Me White?. The film is a tool for diversity and anti-racism work, and is already in use at over 200 colleges, churches, and nonprofits in the US and Canada. Ms. Sands has won numerous awards for her previous documentaries, all of which appeared on WGBH, NPR, or PBS.
Jonathan Weinert is the author of IN THE MODE OF DISAPPEARANCE, winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. He is co-editor, with Kevin Prufer, of UNTIL EVERYTHING IS CONTINUOUS AGAIN: AMERICAN POETS ON THE RECENT WORK OF W. S. MERWIN, which has been named a finalist for a 2012 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award. A chapbook, THIRTEEN SMALL APOSTROPHES, has just been published by Back Pages Publishers.
Jonathan is the recipient of a 2012 poetry fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. A graduate of Brandeis University and the Spalding University MFA in Writing Program, Jonathan lives in Concord with the poet Amy M. Clark and their five-year-old son Jonah.
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C.D.Wright & Forrest Gander
America's foremost poetry couple doubled our pleasure.
St. Patrick's Day Gala Gathering
Kennedy, Donnelly, Delanty, Kearney, Houlihan, Tobin, Casey & More.
Lucie Brock-Broido Came to Our Town
Professor Brock-Broido showed us why she runs the show at Columbia.
Tribute to Jane Kenyon
Donald Hall and Joyce Peseroff loved Kenyon and her poetry, and we found out why.
An Evening of Great Poems
Robert Pinsky and Frank Bidart in a grand poetic conspiracy.
Dillon Bustin Sings Thoreau
Dillon and his harmonic convergence of Thoreau, poetry, and song.
To the Honor of Donald Justice
With Jorie Graham, Peter Sacks, Steven Cramer and more of the stars Justice helped to light.
Franz Wright Inaugurates the Center
Fresh Pulitzer Prize in hand, Franz wielded his spell-binding poems to dazzling effect.
It couldn't have been a better start.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council and from the Concord Cultural Council, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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