Celebrate Poetry this Month
This April, we are celebrating the poet W.S. Merwin with three special programs. We hope you can join us!
Fri, April 7 | 1:00 pm | Trustees Meeting Room | Open to the public
Choose two poems by W.S. Merwin, make twelve copies, and join our poetry discussion group with Alice Kociemba this Friday, April 7.
Sat, April 8 | 2:00 pm | Hermann Meeting Room | Open to the public
Learn more about W.S. Merwin and join us for a screening of Even Though the Whole World is Burning this Saturday, April 8 at 2:00pm. Poet Elizabeth Bradfield will give a talk on Merwin’s poetry following the screening.
Sat, April 22 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Hermann Meeting Room
Join Alice Kociemba for a writing workshop on nature poetry inspired by W.S. Merwin’s Garden Time on Saturday, April 22. Please register by emailing Alice: calliopepoetrycommunity at gmail.com
Alice Kociemba is the author of the chapbook Death of Teaticket Hardware, the title poem of which won an International Merit Award from the Atlanta Review. She is a member of Jamaica Pond Poets, a weekly collaborative workshop, and is the founding director of Calliope Poetry for Community. She facilitates a monthly Poetry Discussion Group at the library, an outgrowth of “Falmouth Reads Together,” the Favorite Poems Project.
Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of Interpretive Work (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2008), which won the Audre Lorde Award and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Bradfield’s poetry has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Field, The Believer, Orion, and elsewhere. Anthologies such as This Assignment is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on Teaching, Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry, and others have included her work.