Poet Sharon Olds Wraps Up 2012 Hyla Brook Reading Series

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Award-Winning Poet Sharon Olds Wraps Up
Frost Farm’s 2012 Hyla Brook Reading Series

August 29, 2012, DERRY, NH – The Hyla Brook Reading Series concludes its 2012 season with a reading by Poet Sharon Olds, winner of National Book Critics Circle Award and Finalist, National Book Award.  Ms. Olds, reading from her soon to be released book, Stag’s Leap, will appear on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm, at the Robert Frost Farm, 122 Rockingham Rd (Rt 28).  Also reading is Robert W. Crawford, co-founder of the Hyla Brook Reading Series.  The Reading Series is free and open to the public. An Open Mic will follow the readings and all audience members are invited to share their work.
Sharon Olds is the author of nine books of poetry. The Dead and the Living received the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Unswept Room was a finalist for the National Book Award and The National Book Critics Circle Award, and One Secret Thing was a finalist for the Forward Prize. She teaches at New York University. Stag's Leap will be out in early September 2012.  This will be one of her first readings since its publication.
Robert W. Crawford lives in Chester, New Hampshire. His second book of poetry, The Empty Chair, won the 2011 Richard Wilbur Award. His first book, Too Much Explanation Can Ruin a Man, was published in 2005. His poems have appeared in many national journals including The FormalistFirst ThingsDark HorseThe Raintown ReviewThe LyricMeasureLight and Forbes. He is a two-time winner of the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, winner of the Shakespeare Festival Sonnet Award, a trustee of the Robert Frost farm in Derry, New Hampshire, the co-founder of the Hyla Brook Poets, and a long-time member of the Powow River Poets of Newburyport, MA.
The group’s monthly writing workshop meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10am.  The next workshop takes place on Saturday, September 15, at the Frost Farm. 
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