Greg Chaimov, author of Everything Is Water and The Old World, read his poetry to start us off. I have heard him read before and always enjoy his works. His words reach out to me.
This quiet man is an amazing writer.
She is the author of several books: The Wild Awake (2002), Blood Silk (2004), A Bride of Narrow Escape (2005), The Voluptuary (2010), Understory (2013).
My friend, Tom Hogan, read some of his poetry. He is one of the people who work to organize this summer event each year, as well as the monthly poetry series which takes place in the Pond House by Ledding Library. He so loves poetry!
There were several other people who shared their wonderful poetry and poetry of people they admired.
The man in the Hawaiian shirt had such a great personality and voice that he could read anything and I would enjoy it! The young lady with the colorful hair was amazing as she wandered in, wrote a poem, and shared it. It was wonderful! She has talent!
The woman wearing glasses in the above lower left photograph is a wonderful poet as well, and has a book entitled Chiaroscuro Kisses.
We also enjoyed entertaining songs from Lorna Miller...
and fantastic guitar music from Garth Bennerman.
Jane Rickenbaugh, wife of Tom Hogan, entertained us with a couple interpretive dances of poems as Tom read them. A very unique experience.
I also read but was not photographed. It is always enjoyable to hear such a variety of voices and to share what we all have in common--the love of poetry!