Writers to Discuss “Poetry of Place”

Forum scheduled for April 16 at Butterfield

As part of National Poetry Month, four Hudson Valley poets will share their work and thoughts about “poetry of place,” particularly the concept of home, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Butterfield Library in Cold Spring.

Moderator Jo Pitkin celebrates the unique history of her hometown in her hybrid collection about the 19th century traveling menagerie in Cradle of the American Circus: Poems from Somers, New York. Pitkin’s other collections include The Measure and Commonplace Invasions.

The poetry books of Will Nixon, who lives in Woodstock, include My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse, Acrostic Woodstock. He explores his experience of gentrification in 1980s Hoboken in Love in the City of Grudges.

Molly McGlennen is a poet and associate professor of English at Vassar. Her book of poetry, Fried Fish and Flour Biscuits, is informed by her growing up in Minneapolis, her Anishinaabe heritage and the Ojibwemowin language of her ancestry.

Lucia Cherciu, a professor of English at SUNY-Dutchess, writes about her native Romania and the brutal legacy of dictator Nicolai Ceausescu in her first collection of poetry in English, Edible Flowers.

Registration is required; call 845-265-3040 or visit the calendar at butterfieldlibrary.org.

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