Some poetry news

Here is the latest on the Frost Farm’s Hyla Brook Reading Series:

June 28, 2011, DERRY, NH – On Thursday, July 14, 2011, the Frost Farm’s Hyla Brook Reading Series features Lee Briccetti, poet and executive director of Poets House in New York City, a poetry library and meeting place for poets and readers. Also appearing is Hyla Brook Poet Marla Landers-Renouf. The reading takes place on from 6:30-8:30pm. Held at the Frost Farm at 122 Rockingham Rd (Rt 28), the Reading Series is free and open to the public.

In addition to her long-held position at Poets House, Ms. Briccetti has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Award for Poetry and has been a Poetry Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her first book of poems, Day Mark, was published in 2005 by Four Way Books.

Ms. Landers-Renouf is from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and has lived in New Hampshire since 2007. She has a degree in English from Acadia University and a diploma in Scriptwriting from Algonquin College. She has been published in several online and print periodicals as well as on a coffee can label and had a personal essay featured on the CBC radio program "First Person Singular." She dabbles in children's writing and short fiction and in May began a blog on which she is attempting to post one haiku per day for a year. She also writes poems for everything from product labels to weddings as part of a small business called Short-Order Verse. She and her husband were married at Frost Farm in 2007 and live in Derry with their 2-year-old daughter.

An Open Mic will follow the readings and all audience members are invited to share their work.

The group’s monthly writing workshop meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10am. The next workshop takes place on Saturday, July 16, at the Frost Farm.

David Ferry, recent Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner, Lifetime Achievement, will appear as part of the Hyla Brook Reading Series on Thursday, August 11.

For questions, please visit http://www.facebook.com/HylaBrookPoets.

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