Monday, April 19, 2010

Upcoming Readings Fall 2018

SEPT. 11, 2018

Susan Eisenberg--A graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, Eisenberg taught creative writing for a decade at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is author of the poetry collections, Stanley’s Girl (2018, Cornell), Perpetual Care, where poems are combined with fine art photographs to explore chronic illness, Blind Spot, Pioneering, and It’s a Good Thing I’m Not Macho, as well as the New York Times Notable Book, We’ll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction, a nonfiction book developed into a feature film screenplay (unproduced) by MGM.

Donna Stein--Donna is the author of The Silver Baron's Wife (PEN/New England Discovery Award, Bronze winner in Foreword Reviews 2017 Book of the Year Award, Will Rogers Medallion Award finalist,  Sympathetic People (Iowa Fiction Award Finalist and 2015), Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist, Sometimes You Sense the Difference (Finishing Line Press), and Letting Rain Have Its Say (Kelsay Books). She was a Founding Editor of Bellevue Literary Review] and founded and publishes Tiferet Journal

David Blair--
David Blair grew up in Pittsburgh. He is the author of three books of poetry, Ascension Days, which was chosen by Thomas Lux for the Del Sol Poetry Prize, Arsonville, and Friends with Dogs. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Ploughshares, Slate Magazine, and many other places as well, including the anthologies, The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Devouring the Green, and Zoland Poetry.
He has taught at the New England Institute of Art and in the M.FA. Writing Program at the University of New Hampshire. . 

OCT.   9, 2018


It’s a sweat and a pleasure for Bill to craft poems after decades churning out prose as a professor and practitioner of management with colleges and businesses here and overseas, Norway to China. He fishes for insight from life in organizations, but more from elsewhere -- six generations of a large and lively family; outdoors and nature (especially the mountains, lakes, and coastal waters of Maine); and odd fascinations with mushrooms, maps, and boats propelled by hand or wind. He wrestles as all do with anxieties and idiocies of today's world; but blessed so far in life with more to celebrate than mourn or regret, writes better from hope and humor than angst.


Ruth Margolin Silin's work has appeared in Ibbetson Street. Hidden Oak, Main Street Rag, Avocet, Muddy River Poetry Review, and several anthologies.  She authored a collection of poems Blue Willow in 2016 and won first prize for her poem The Day the Sky Fell in commemoration of the anniversary of 9/ll awarded by Wachusetts Community College. She recently chaired an intergenerational poetry session with students from Lasell College and retired poets from Lasell Village.

Margery Hutter Silver worked as an editor for 18 years--first for the Atlantic Monthly and then as a free-lance editor for Boston book publishers.  . In May, 2017, her poem Small Outcry was a winner in the Invisible Poetry Contest sponsored by the Newton Arts Festival. Her work has been published in Third Wednesday, Paper Nautilus, and Muddy River Poetry Review.


Carol Tashjian began writing poetry in 2010 on a retreat to Monhegan Island with artist friends. She has continued writing in poetry classes taught by Barbara Helfgott Hyett at Lasell Village in Auburndale, MA.  Recent work has been published in the latest issue of Muddy River Poetry Review.

Nov 13, 2018

Zvi Sesling

Vicki  Vogt

David Gullete