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Published on Jun 17, 2014
2nd Tuesdays Featured Poets & Open Mic 7-9pm Tuesday, June 10 2014
featuring: Rebecca Foust (2014 Robert Frost Fellow) Susan Browne Susan Cohen Roy Mash & Jeanne Wagner
June's Poetry at the Albany Library celebrates Robert Frost and his continuing influence and popularity in the United States. Rebecca Foust, the 2014 Frost Place Poet-in-Residence, will be joined by colleagues in her writing group to read and discuss Frost's poems. The poets will also share their own works.
*Please bring a Frost poem or Frost-influenced poem to read at the open mic. If your muse shuns Frost, we would love to hear why and will still welcome your open mic choice. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rebecca Foust has been selected the 2014 Dartmouth Poet-in-Residence at the Frost Place (a post held by Robert Hass in 1978). Foust will spend two months this summer living and working at Robert Frost's farm in Franconia, New Hampshire. In 2010, Foust received an MFA from Warren Wilson College. Her books include All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song and God, Seed. Recent poems appear in Bayou, Hudson Review, Massachusetts Review, Sewanee Review, and Zyzzyva.
Susan Browne's poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Subtropics, The Mississippi Review, American Life in Poetry, Writer's Almanac, and other literary journals. Her first book, Buddha's Dogs, was selected as the winner of The Four Way Books Prize by Edward Hirsch. Her second book, Zephyr, won the Editor's Prize at Steel Toe Books. Susan teaches at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, and offers private poetry workshops online. www.susanmariebrowne.com.
Susan Cohen has won awards for her journalism and her poetry, including the 2013 Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry from Harpur Palate. Her recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Hunger Mountain, Los Angeles Review, Poet Lore, Salamander, Sou'wester, and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. She holds an MFA from Pacific University and is the author of the full-length book of poems, Throat Singing.
Roy Mash is a long-time board member of Marin Poetry Center. He is currently appearing as a regular in the movie of his life, where his character can be found doodling his days away, staring out of café windows, dabbing up the seeds that have fallen from an everything bagel. His first full-length book, Buyer's Remorse, came out in 2014. With Rebecca Foust, he has written and presented an entertaining and informative "argument" about Robert Frost, found at http://www.kwmr.org/show/122.
Jeanne Wagner's numerous national awards include the 2013 Saranac Review Prize and the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award. Her poems appear in Alaska Quarterly Review, Cincinnati Review, Valparaiso, and American Life in Poetry. She has published five collections of poetry, including In the Body of Our Lives, released by Sixteen Rivers Press in 2011. She is on the editorial staff of California Quarterly.