Join us for an afternoon of exceptional poetry and music with Voices of Poetry. VOP organizes poetry readings featuring a diverse array of accomplished poets and writers and talented musicians at venues throughout New England and New York. Silberblat is also the host & administrator of the Voices of Poetry group on Facebook, which (at last count) had 930+ members, including the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, several Pulitzer nominees and National Book Award finalists, and many other fans of the written, spoken or sung word.
Tina Cane is Rhode Island’s Poet Laureate. She is the founder and director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI. Over the past twenty years, Cane has taught French, English, and creative writing in public and private schools throughout New York City and Rhode Island. Cane’s poems and translations have appeared in numerous journals including Spinning Jenny, Tupelo Quarterly, Cargo, Two Serious Ladies, The Birmingham Review and The Good Men Project. She is the author of The Fifth Thought (Other Painters Press, 2008). Cane was the 2016 recipient for the Fellowship Merit Award in Poetry from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
Patrick Donnelly poetry book Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. He was named the seventh poet laureate of Northampton, from 2015 to 2017, and he is the director of the poetry seminar at The Frost Place, Robert Frost’s old homestead in Franconia, NH, which is now a center for poetry and the arts. He is also an associate editor of Poetry International. Donnelly has taught at Smith College, Colby College, Lesley University and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Slate, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Massachusetts Review and many other journals.
Chard deNiord is the poet laureate of Vermont and author of six books of poetry, most recently Interstate and The Double Truth. He also edited a book of essays and interviews with seven senior American poets (Galway Kinnell, Donald Hall, Maxine Kumin, Jack Gilbert, Ruth Stone, Lucille Clifton, Robert Bly) titled Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs: Conversations and Reflections on Twentieth-Century American Poets. deNiord is a professor of English and creative writing at Providence College and a trustee of the Ruth Stone Trust.
Alice B. Fogel is the poet laureate of New Hampshire and works both as a teacher of creative writing at Keene State College and as an academic support tutor at Landmark College. She is the author of three poetry collections: Be That Empty, a National Poetry Foundation bestseller, and Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, and has been nominated six times for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Acworth, New Hampshire.
Caroline Doctorow is a chart-topping folksinger and songwriter, with a stirring voice that recalls the great folksingers of the ’60s era. This year she received the Alexander Award from the Long Island Arts Council and an official NY State Proclamation from State Senator John E. Brooks, honoring her work as a folksinger. She is the daughter of the late, world-renowned
author E.L. Doctorow.
The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Anastasia Whalen at 413-551-5110 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.