Kim Bridgford at Hyla Brook August 14

A recent announcement about an upcoming poetry reading:
Poet Kim Bridgford Featured at Frost Farm’s
Hyla Brook Reading Series August 14
DERRY, NH, July 30, 2014 – The Robert Frost Farm’s 2014 Hyla Brook Reading Series season continues Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm with Pennsylvania poet Kim Bridgford and Hyla Brook Poet Margaret Bobalek King. 

The Reading Series, held in the Frost Farm located at 122 Rockingham Rd (Rt 28), is free and open to the public. An Open Mic follows the readings and all audience members are invited to share their work. 
Bridgford is the director of the West Chester (Pa.) University Poetry Center and the West Chester University Poetry Conference, the largest all-poetry writing conference in the United States. As the editor of Mezzo Cammin, she founded The Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline Project, which was launched at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington in March 2010, and celebrated its first fifty essays at Lincoln Center in April 2014. Her collaborative work with the visual artist Jo Yarrington has been honored with a Ucross fellowship. Bridgford is the author of eight books of poetry, including Bully Pulpit, a book of poems on bullying; Epiphanies, a book of religious poems; and the recently released Doll. She has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Philadelphia InquirerThe Connecticut Post, on NPR and the website of The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and in various headline news outlets. 

Joining Bridgford is Hyla Brook Poet Margaret Bobalek King.  A New Hampshire poet, Bobalek King has won awards from The Poetry Society of New Hampshire, the Northwoods Press, and in 2013 she won the 5th Annual Narrative Poetry Contest from the Naugatuck River Review. In addition to the Hyla Brook Poets, she belongs to The Academy of American Poets, The Poetry Society of New Hampshire, and she co-founded the Creative Women’s Writer’s Group of greater Derry. She writes fiction, creative non-fiction, interviews and critical essays, as well as poetry. King has published her work in The Poets’ Guide to New Hampshire, The Northwoods Anthology, The Dan River Anthology, Avocet, Angel Face, Kaleidoscope, The Poets’ Touchstone, The Northwoods Journal, Equus, Polo, Centaur, Yankee, and various news media. She has published two books, a resource book for educators, and a memoir.      

The final reading in the 2014 Hyla Brook Reading Series takes place on Thursday, September 11, 2014 with an appearance by Poet Laureate of Vermont Sydney Lea. 

The Hyla Brook Poets’ monthly writing workshop meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10am at its summer home at the Frost Farm.  The next workshop meets Saturday, August 16. For further information, email Robert Crawford at bobik9@aol.com, or visit facebook.com/HylaBrookPoets or twitter.com/HylaBrookPoets 

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