The Writing Room will be reading at the Calvin Coolidge Museum of the Forbes Library in Northampton on Wednesday, May 1, at 7 pm. Come join us!
March on Saturday March 16 at 1 pm sponsored by the Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton
Bring a sign with your favorite cause. Signs of the Times Art Exhibit will be on display in the Mezzanine at the Centre for the Arts. 413-564-0068
Has anyone read Billy Collins’ poetry 180: a turning back to poetry?
It’s a collection of accessible poetry that he compiled while he was poet laureate with everyone from C.S. Lewis to Jane Yolen to Richard Brautigan. This is a version of the 180 Library of Congress website (www. loc.gov/poetry/180.) The purpose was to assemble “a generous collection of short, clear, contemporary poems. Enjoy!
Abeja blanca zumbas, ebria de miel, en mi alma
y tu tuerces en lentas espirales de humo.
White bee, you buzz in my soul, drunk with honey,
and your flight winds in slow spirals of smoke.
I enjoy the change of climate and scenery in Costa Rica. Will it change my writing?
“‘Best Bet’. In Mike Poblete’s intriguing new play, Surfacing, the four-person cast is strong. Surfacing is a play that succeeds on all levels. It’s comic, punchy, uncensored dialog is enough to make anyone relax. The language is definitely for adults, yet leaves space for one’s inner child…Seeing a bunch of talented, sensitive characters who all have social anxiety and deep-seated feelings of inadequacy is a helpful reminder that, yes, probably some part of us is achieving things in spite of ourselves. And Poblete’s remarkable writing comes vividly to life…”
—Ed Molin, theasy.comhttp://www.theasy.com/Reviews/2018/S/surfacing.php
“Surfacing was hands down brilliant. Poblete holds a deep tome peppered with great wit. He understands of concept of dark comedy.”
–Jade Fernandez, journal of independent stage and film reviews, Top of he Line Piece, https://outerstage.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/top-of-the-line-piece
Running through August 3 at the Flamboyant Theater, the Clemente, Suffolk Street.
The Gallery of Readers will present four poets, including Jonathan Wright and Eileen Kennedy, at 7 pm on Friday, July 27 at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, MA. This reading is in conjunction with the exhibit “Gathering of Light.” Join us.