Poetry Reading from Poets from Kelsay Books

Please join the Newtown Bookshop and Kelsay Books for an evening of Poetry from many Bucks County Poets on Wednesday, May 18th at 6:00pm!  All are invited to join us! 

ABOUT THE POETS

Julie Standig was part of the Bucks County Spring Workshop that was led by the beloved and generous poet, the late Chris Bursk. She has poems published in various anthologies and online journals. Her full collection, The Forsaken Little Black Book, will be released by Kelsay in Fall 2022.

Kim Malinowski is a lover of words. Her debut collection Home was published by Kelsay Books and her chapbook Death: A Love Story was published by Flutter Press. Her work has appeared in Thimble, Enchanted Conversation, War, Literature, and the Arts, and others. She writes because the alternative is unthinkable. 

Jane Edna Mohler was the 2020 Bucks County Poet Laureate, winner of 2016 Main Street Voices, and two-time Pushcart nominee. Kelsay published her collection Broken Umbrellas (2019.) Recent publications include Gargoyle, the American Journal of Poetry, and the Bay to Ocean Anthology. Jane is Poetry Co-Editor of Schuylkill Valley Journal

Wendy Fulton Steginsky has published three books with Kelsay Books: The Tide of Bermuda’s Light, 2014, Let this Be Enough, 2016 and When River’s Mouth Meets Ocean, 2019. She was born in Bermuda and grew up on ocean’s shores. Many of her poems are dotted with sea urchins, kiskadees, Poinciana trees, frangipani, longtails, and lots of sun.

Bernadette McBride, author of four poetry collections, served as poet-in-residence for DeSales University’s MFA program, poetry editor for Schuylkill Valley Journal, and taught creative writing and literature at Temple University. A Bucks County Poet Laureate, her poems have appeared in the UK, Canada, and PRI’s The Writer’s Almanac. (bernadettemcbridepoetry.com)

Jane Ebihara is the author of two poetry chapbooks, A Little Piece of Mourning and A Reminder of Hunger and Wings along with her most recent collection, This Edge of Rain. She currently holds positions of Associate Editor of The Stillwater Review and Poetry Contest Editor of Tiferet Journal. 

Charlotte Innes, author of Twenty Pandemicals a chapbook of poems (Kelsay Books, 2021) and Descanso Drive a book of poems (Kelsay Books, 2017) both also available at Kelsay Books. Descanso Drive can also be found at stores in Los Angeles and beyond, including Skylight Books (Los Feliz) and the bookstore at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center (Venice).

Constance Wrzesniewski is widely published, having written for the Bucks County Herald for 20 years.  Appearing at Michener Museum, 2012, she won third prize in DelVal University Writers’ Conference, 2014 and was second runner-up, Doylestown Bookshop Poetry Contest, 2015.  Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, she has published two chapbooks, another due, April 2022.

Cheryl Baldi is the author of the Shapelessness of Water, and currently is working to complete a new manuscript. A former Bucks County Poet Laureate, she was a finalist for the Robert Frasier Award for Poetry and the Francis Locke Memorial Award. She lives in Bucks County and along the coast in New Jersey.

Lynn Fanok’s collection of poems explores the cultural influence of her father’s Ukrainian heritage and the complexities of being the daughter of a WWII labor camp survivor. A selection of her work is included in the forthcoming poetry anthology, Carry Us to the Next Well by Kelsay Books. She has taught literature and English as a Second Language classes. Born and raised in New Jersey, she lives with her husband in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where she leads a poetry series at a local independent bookstore.

A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and Bucks County Pennsylvania Poet Laureate, Marie Kane has published three collections of lyric and narrative poetry. Her last, Persephone’s Truth (2018), includes art by her husband, Stephen Milner. Kane was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1991; much of her work is informed by her experiences with this disease.

Cheryl Baldi is the author of the Shapelessness of Water, and currently is working to complete a new manuscript. A former Bucks County Poet Laureate, she was a finalist for the Robert Frasier Award for Poetry and the Francis Locke Memorial Award. She lives in Bucks County and along the coast in New Jersey.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940