5/24 Don Wentworth, Colin Harrington, & Yoko’s Dogs @ Lee Library

TODAY, 5:30PM at Lee Library, 100 Main Street in Lee, Massachusetts…

First ever Writers Read haiku (& other brief poems) celebration, featuring a poet driving  from Pittsburgh, poets from Canada, and one poet from the Berkshires! 

Host:  David Giannini 

Don Wentworth, our featured poet, is a Pittsburgh-based poet whose work reflects his interest in the revelatory nature of brief, haiku-like moments in everyday life. His poetry has appeared in Modern Haiku, bottle, bear creek haiku, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Sharmock Haiku Journal, and Rolling Stone, as well as a number of anthologies. His first full-length collection, Past All Traps, was published in 2011 by Six Gallery Press and was shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation’s 2011 ‘Touchstone Distinguished Books Award.’ His poem “hiding” was selected as one of “100 Notable Haiku” of 2013 by Modern Haiku Press. A second full-length book, Yield to the Willow, was published in 2014. A third collection of brief poems, With a Deepening Presence, will be published in 2016. For the last 26 years, he has edited the small press magazine, Lilliput Review.lilliputreview.blogspot.com/

Colin Harrington lives in Windsor, Mass. and is an educator, Interpretive Guide at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, and he is the Events Manager at The Bookstore in Lenox. His chapbook, Asking Me to See: Seven Poems of Japan will be out this spring through MidGard’n Press. His poetry has been published in a number of anthologies, including: Under One Roof (Mad River Press); October Mountain (Mountain Press); and Potlatcxh, Vol. I and II. He has poetry published in journals, magazines, and books, including: Sanctuary (Mass Audubon); Modern Haiku; Longhouse; Poetry Now; Studio(AUS); Stone Walls II; Wind; and The Book of Green Tea (Storey Publishing). His poem, “Stars,” was printed as a broadside by Barry Sternlieb at Mad River Press. He is an occasional editorial columnist for the Berkshire Eagle newspaper (Pittsfield, MA).

Yoko’s Dogs is a collaborative group of four poets, dedicated to writing in Japanese forms. Their first book, Whisk, was published by Pedlar Press in 2013. Their second, Rhinoceros, is forthcoming in May 2016 with Gaspereau Press. Please visit their website http://yokosdogs.com/

The Berkshire Edge

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