Join Nancy Richardson and Al Salzman for an evening of poetry featuring Richardson's collection An Everyday Thing and Salzman's collection Vietghanistan.
ABOUT NANCY RICHARDSON: Nancy Richardson's poems concern the coming of age in the rust-belt of Ohio during a period of decay of the physical and political structures that made the region once solid and predictable. Her poems chart the shifting of the foundations upon which a life is built and the undpredictability of events that have had personal and political consequences, including the shootings at Kent State. These poems have resonance to the chaotic political and social circumstances in which we now find ourselves. Nancy Richardson’s poems have appeared in journals anthologies. She has written two chapbooks. The first, Unwelcomed Guest (2013) by Main Street Rag Publishing Company and the second, the Fire’s Edge (2017) by Finishing Line Press concerned her formative youth in the rust-belt of Ohio and the dislocation, including the Kent State shootings, that affected her young adulthood. In An EveryDay Thing, she has included those poems and extended the narrative to memories of persons and events that make a life. An Everyday Thing was named one of the 100 Best Indie Books of 2018 by Kirkus.
ABOUT AL SALZMAN: Al Salzman was born in Brooklyn 85 years ago. He taught public school art and at the college level for 25 years, and has been writing poetry since his teens. Al has self-published four books of poetry and two children’s books. He has participated in “slams” and done several solo readings at the former Rhombus Gallery in Burlington. For the past six years, Al has been a member of a poetry group that meets every other week to read and to discuss poetry of all periods.
ADMISSION: Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank. Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.