Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Daniel Lusk and Patricia Fargnoli.
ABOUT THE SHOWER SCENE FROM HAMLET AND DANIEL LUSK: In The Shower Scene from Hamlet, the poet is at his mature best, creating portraits and literary collages from the lives of artists, eccentrics, and infamous public figures that ricochet across a millennium of the world’s art and cultural history. The poet blends extraordinary facts and rumors about personalities long dead with intimate glimpses of his own peripatetic past for the enjoyment of readers.
The Shower Scene from Hamlet is Daniel Lusk’s sixth full-length poetry collection. Other books include The Vermeer Suite (art and poetry), Lake Studies: Meditation on Lake Champlain with a companion audiobook, The Inland Sea, a memoir, Girls I Never Married, three poetry chapbooks, a novel, and Homemade Poems: A Handbook for Teaching Poetry Writing. A former syndicated commentator on books for NPR and well-known for his teaching, Daniel Lusk has been a Visiting Poet at the Frost Place in Franconia, N.H.; Stranmillis University College-Queens, Belfast, N.I.; Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA; Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, County Cork, Ireland; and Haystack School for Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. As a Poet-in-the-Schools, he taught children and teachers in more than 100 schools across the U.S. He has been a Resident Fellow at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony and his poetry has been published widely in literary journals and anthologies, among them Poetry, Massachusetts Review, New Letters, Poetry Ireland, Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, The Chariton Review, North American Review, Markings (Scotland), Nimrod International Journal, The Café Review, Off the Coast, and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Billy Collins, Ed.).
ABOUT HALLOWED AND PATRICIA FARGNOLI: Featuring selections from Patricia Fargnoli’s four previous books along with twenty-four new poems, here is a celebration of poetic endurance, filled with quietly distinctive cadences and images closely seen, now freshly understood.
Patricia Fargnoli, from Walpole NH was the New Hampshire Poet Laureate from 2006-2009. She’s published 5 books and 3 chapbooks of poetry and has won The May Swenson Book Award, the Foreword Magazine Silver Book of the Year Award, the NH Literary Award for Poetry and the Sheila Mooton Book Award. Her latest book is Hallowed, Tupelo Press, 2017. She’s published over 300 poems in literary journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, Massachusetts Review, Harvard Review et. al. A Macdowell Fellow and retired social worker she now teaches poetry privately.
DATE: Sunday, April 29th at 3pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Misty Valley
ADMISSION: Free and open to all.