Posted by: shorelineclusterpoets | June 15, 2011

Poetry Institute reading June 16 in New Haven

THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN Third Thursday Open Mic Featuring our annual Favorite Poem Celebration, with Gemma Mathewson, David Leff, and Michael Kling June 16, 2011 Following the blueprint drawn up by former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, each year the Poetry Institute celebrates some favorite poems that have touched us and made poetry such an important part of our lives. Our distinguished panel will share some of their favorites with us, and we also encourage Open Mic readers to share a favorite poem of their own. Gemma Mathewson was born under a new moon so it took her awhile to cast a shadow. Poetry, for her, is a kind of skywriting. It involves melding the twin vertigos of altitude and disclosure, in the medium of vapor. The participant is one person for one moment who remembers to look up. Lately, her poetry focuses thematically on a futile attempt to perfect the third wish. You can read her poetry at, (The Museum of Rain). David K. Leff is the author of two volumes of poetry, The Price of Water (2008) and Depth of Field (2010). His nonfiction book, The Last Undiscovered Place, was a Connecticut Book Award finalist. A second nonfiction book, Deep Travel, was released in 2009. Michael Kling is a freelance writer and editor, a website publisher, and a former magazine editor. He has had poems published in Shemom, Orphic Lute, and The Comstock Review and other journals. He lives in Stratford with his wife and seven-year-old twins. On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices. Free. Refreshments. Open mic. Outstanding featured readers. In a casual setting. Open to all (even poets). The Institute Library 847 Chapel Street New Haven, CT Doors Open at 6:30. Reading starts at 7:00. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the reading. Great Poetry! In a Warm, Friendly Environment



  1. Unfortunately, I cannot be there due to a work event. Hope it goes great!

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