Join us on Friday, June 10, at 6:30 PM, as three poets affiliated with the Poetry Barn, a new literary center in West Hurley, read selections from their first collections of poetry.
An open mic will follow. If you have a poem, short story, or song you’d like to share, please choose a slot on the sign-up sheet that will be provided prior to the featured poets’ reading.
The Poetry Barn provides local residents and area visitors with a comprehensive and accessible resource for discovering and reading poetry. Their inaugural series of on-site events, “Last Saturdays at the Barn” brings a rich variety of poetry-themed events to the community each last Saturday through October. See poetrybarn.co for more details.
ABOUT THE POETS
Tina Barry’s poems and short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Drunken Boat, Elimae, The Newer York, Lost in Thought, Flash-Frontier, and Boston Literary Magazine. Mall Flower (Big Table Publishing) is her first book of poems and short fiction. Barry is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. Her microfiction “Going South” won a spot in the Best Small Fictions 2016 (Queens Ferry Press). In 2014, she received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Long Island University, Brooklyn. A long-time Brooklynite, Barry now lives in High Falls. She will be teaching “Using Personal Experience to Inform the Poem” online for the Poetry Barn this July, as well as “A Feast for Bards: Farm to Table Poetics,” at the Poetry Barn on June 25. More at http://www.tinabarrywriter.com
Lissa Kiernan’s first collection of poetry Two Faint Lines in the Violet was a Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist, as well as a finalist for the 2014 Julie Suk Award for Best Poetry Book by an Independent Press. Her book-length braided essay, Glass Needles & Goose Quills: Elementary Lessons in Atomic Properties, Nuclear Families, and Radical Poetics, is forthcoming this fall. Individual poems can be found in numerous journals and anthologies, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She moved to the area from one year ago after thirty years in Brooklyn. More at http://lissakiernan.com
Poet and journalist Lisa Mullenneaux has lived in West Hurley since 2009. Her poetry collection Painters and Poets inspired the ekphrastic blog www.paintersandpoets.com, where collaborative work in the sister arts is explored and celebrated. Her poems and essays have appeared in American Arts Quarterly, The Women’s Review of Books, Stone Canoe, The Fourth River, and the New England Review. She teaches writing and literature for the University of Maryland’s University College. She will be team-teaching “Hudson Valley Haiku: Painting with Black Ink” with Lissa Kiernan at the Poetry Barn on September 24. More at http://www.lisamullenneaux.com/