The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Biennial Poetry Reading at Forbes Library

The inaugural Northampton Arts Council’s Biennial Poetry Reading will take place on October 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The reading will be held in the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library in Northampton. Northampton’s own poet laureate, Patrick Donnelly, is emceeing the event and refreshments will be served.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/487105348163289/



The Arts Council is thrilled by the community response to the call for poetry. We received over 150 poems submitted by a total of 53 poets to write a response to our Biennial theme "Motion-Emotion."

The poems were selected by our jury:
Patrick Donnelly, Northampton’s Poet Laureate
Susan Kan of Perugia Press
Chris Gonzalez, Poet

The selections are:
“1600” by Howie Faerstein
“Alita Darcy,” by Rebecca Hart Olander
“Almost Trued Pantoum,” by Daniel Hayes
“At the Van Gogh and Nature Exhibit,” by Gail Thomas
“Blessing for an Imminent Death,” Ellen LaFleche
“A Cold Hen Contemplates Chaos Theory and Mt. Tom,” by Margaret Babbot
“Flourishing,” by Joy Ladin
“Rowing from Monhegan to Manana,” by Michelle Gillett
“Sequela,” by Maya Jansen
“Sledding with the Dead” by Michael Foran
“Turnaround” by Candace Curran
“What Moves” by Carol Potter

Take a look at the selected poems: click here

Thanks to:
Forbes library, particularly Faith Kaufman and Lisa Downing
Naila Moreira, Forbes Library's writer in residence

Image by Petula Bloomfield

Selected Poets Gather at Fobres Library


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