The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

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.

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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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