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September 22, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodbury Room
Jones Library
43 Amity Street

Amherst, MA 01002
Amherst Poetry Festival
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Local Talent: Poets Read at the Jones

Saturday, September 22, 2018

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Amherst Poetry Festival, now in its sixth year, celebrates the literary legacy and contemporary creativity of the Pioneer Valley and beyond.  A variety of events are being held September 20-23, 2018.  Follow the link for a complete schedule.

Join us at the Jones Library for a reading by area poets, featuring:
  • Eliza Gouverneur
  • Mark Hart
  • Jennifer Wallace

About the Poets:

Eliza Gouverneur has been writing since 1994, using the practice of poetry to reflect on a typical, hectic life as wife, mother of four, and part-time Jewish librarian. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester, and has studied at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Gratz College, and with Marge Piercy at Elat Chayyim.  Her recent book, Kiddushin (or Toaster Oven Fire) was published by Levellers Press in December 2017.  She lives with her family in Amherst, Massachusetts, and whenever possible, mid-coast Maine.

Mark Hart grew up on a wheat farm in the Palouse region of eastern Washington State and now lives in an apple orchard in western Massachusetts. He began writing poetry in 2003 after the death of his father. Since then his work has appeared in Atlanta Review, Poetry East, The Midwest Quarterly, and numerous other journals. His first book of poetry, Boy Singing to Cattle (Pearl Editions, 2013), won the Pearl Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award, and named a "Must-Read Book" by the Massachusetts Center for the Book in 2014. His second book, The Joy of Blasphemy, is new from Off the Common Books in 2018.

Jennifer Wallace lives in Shutesbury and teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She is a poetry editor at The Cortland Review. Her poems have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, exhibition catalogs, and galleries. Her fifth book, Almost Entirely, was published by Paraclete Press in 2017.

Free & open to the public.