September Monthly Poetry Group

Welcome Poets!   Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion on Thu evening, Sept 8th at 6:00pm (lasts to 7:00pm).  We are excited that our guest Poet will be Lavinia Kumar.  Questions and discussion are always welcome and encouraged.  (Please bring a mask.)  

About Lavinia Kumar

Lavinia Kumar is author of 3 poetry books (most recent, No Longer Silent: the Silk and Iron of Women Scientists); 4 chapbooks (most recent, Beauty. Salon. Art.; Desert Willow Press); and an editor of A Certain Kind of Swagger: Poems from Christopher Bursk’s Poetry Master Class.  Latest poems are, or are upcoming, in Consilience, Tiny Seed, New Jersey Journal of Poetry, Paterson Literary Review, & Schuylkill Valley Journal.   

About the Poetry Group

Feel free to invite friends to join us. We are an intimate, informal group that enjoys sharing poetry with others in our surrounding communities. Hope to see you there!

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 lynn.fanok@gmail.com .

The poetry group meeting is facilitated by Lynn Fanok who has written a book of poems, Bread and Fumes (Kelsay Books), about her experiences as the daughter of a WWII labor camp survivor, examining her family, memory, and history. Her poetry has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Red Wolf Press, Tiny Seed Journal, tiny wren lit, and the poetry anthology, Carry Us to the Next Well. Lynn holds degrees in English from The Pennsylvania State University and Arcadia University. Visit lynnfanok.weebly.com . 

 All are invited and welcome to join us!  

When:  2nd Thursday of each month 

Event date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
$18.50
SKU: 9781952326684

ABOUT THE BOOK

Bread and Fumes, a book of poems by Lynn Fanok, examines her formative years, a childhood imbued with Ukrainian heritage, ethnic food, language, and the complexities of being the daughter of a WWII labor camp survivor.

Reading Bread and Fumes is like watching someone turn the pages in a family album of tautly composed snapshots. Each moment is doubly seen—with both the sensory immediacy of a young girl’s experience and her greater insight as an adult. Graceful in their economy, the double consciousness of these poems perfectly suits their speaker’s situation as the daughter of an Eastern European father who survived a Nazi labor camp only to flee from a Stalinist occupation. There is joy here and community, even as the child of a trauma survivor learns to “live with a fire breathing dragon.”

—Randall Couch

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Lynn Fanok has written a book of poems, Bread and Fumes (Kelsay Books), about her experiences as the daughter of a WWII labor camp survivor, examining her family, memory, and history. Her poetry has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Red Wolf Press, Tiny Seed Journal, tiny wren lit, and the poetry anthology, Carry Us to the Next Well. Lynn holds degrees in English from The Pennsylvania State University and Arcadia University. Visit lynnfanok.weebly.com .