DERRY, NH, April 18, 2016 – The Robert Frost Farm offers exceptional opportunities to poetry lovers and learners during its 2016 season.
The Hyla Brook Reading Series, now in its 8th season, kicks off on Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm with poet Anton Yakovlev. Originally from Moscow, Russia, Yakovlev lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey and works as a college textbook editor. He studied filmmaking and poetry at Harvard University. His work is published or forthcoming in The New Yorker, Fulcrum, American Arts Quarterly, Measure, The Raintown Review, The New Verse News and elsewhere. He is the author of two chapbooks.
Additionally, Chester resident and Hyla Brook Poet Midge Goldberg will read from her new collection, Snowman’s Code, winner of the 2015 Richard Wilbur Award, and other work.
The event launches this year's series of nationally acclaimed poets reading in the intimate setting of Robert Frost’s barn. The season also features appearances by Timothy Steele (June 17), New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice Fogel (July 14), Melissa Balmain (Aug. 11), and Johnny Longfellow (Sept. 8).
The 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.
The June reading highlights the winner of the Annual Frost Farm Prize for metrical poetry, and is the kick off event for the 2nd Annual Frost Farm Poetry Conference on June 17-19, 2016.
Founded in 2015, the conference provides two days of intense instruction by award-wining poets Timothy Steele, Midge Goldberg, A.M. Juster, Deborah Warren, and Alfred Nicol. The instructors will immerse participants in the art and craft of formal poetry writing, valuable skills for both free verse poets and formalists. Through generous support, this special weekend has been modestly priced for all participants.
Starting in May, the Hyla Brook Poets’ monthly writing workshop will meet on the third Saturday of the month at 10am at its summer home at the Frost Farm.
About Frost Farm Poetry
Frost Farm Poetry’s mission is to support the writing and reading of poetry, especially metrical poetry. The Hyla Brook Poets started in 2008 as a monthly poetry workshop. In March 2009, the monthly Hyla Brook Reading Series launched with readings by emerging poets as well as luminaries such as Maxine Kumin, Sharon Olds and Richard Blanco. From there, the Frost Farm Poetry Prize for metrical poetry was introduced in 2010, with the Frost Farm Conference beginning in 2015.