Welcome Poetry Lovers! All are Invited!!
Join us on August 10 at 6:30pm to hear our featured poet, Lavinia Kumar, read from her latest book, The Celtic Fisherman's Wife: A Druid Life.
Bring a poem and a friend!
Lavinia Kumar has written a full-length poetry book, The Skin and Under, published by World Tech Editions (2015). It is about healers and healing with an emphasis on herbs or “natural” remedies. Essentially, it offers a history of medicine across continents and time – healers who may have used natural remedies, magic, potions, special rituals, or the familiar scalpel. The book is divided into three sections, "Supplicants and Sufferers," "Natural Therapies," and "Perhaps a Doctor on Call?" A glossary (Herbs and Countries) at the end of the book provides a table of the herbs, plants, techniques or magic involved in each poem. In addition, Lavinia has written a chapbook, Rivers of Saris, published in 2013 by Main Street Rag. Her poetry has been published in several magazines/journals in the US and UK such as Atlanta Review, Colere, Edison Literary Review, Exit 13, Flaneur, Kelsey Review, New Verse News, Orbis, Pedestal, Pemmican, Symmetry Pebbles, Touch, & US1 Worksheets.
The first half of the monthly meeting is devoted to a reading by a featured poet from the group or by a published poet. The second half hour allows open mike time for group members to share a few poems they've written, or they may choose to read poems written by their favorite poets. In the future, we may include poetry workshops to the group's activities. If you are interested in sharing a collection of poems, please email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The meeting will be facilitated by Lynn Fanok, who has written a collection of poems about her experiences as a survivor’s daughter examining her family, memory, and history. Her poetry has appeared in Burnt Bridge and other journals. Lynn holds degrees in English from The Pennsylvania State University and Arcadia University. You'll find some of her poetry at lynnfanok.weebly.com.
All are invited and welcome to join us!
When: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm