2017 Season Features Hyla Brook Reading Series
and Annual Poetry Conference
DERRY, NH, April 19, 2017 – The Robert Frost Farm offers exceptional opportunities for poetry lovers and learners during its 2017 season.
The Hyla Brook Reading Series, now in its 9th season, kicks off on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm with featured poet Daniel Brown and Hyla Brook Poet Paula Mahon d'Entremont.
Brown’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Partisan Review, PN Review, Parnassus, The New Criterion and other journals, as well as a number of anthologies including Poetry 180 (ed. Billy Collins) and The Swallow Anthology of New American Poetry (ed. David Yezzi). His work has been awarded a Pushcart prize, and his collection Taking the Occasion won the New Criterion Poetry Prize. A new collection, What More?, is out from Orchises Press. Brown’s criticism has appeared in The Harvard Book Review, Parnassus, Contemporary Poetry Review, Partisan Magazine, and The New Critierion. His Why Bach? is an online appreciation of the composer. Brown studied musical composition and musicology at Cornell University, holds a Masters in Musicology from Cornell, and taught music history and theory at Cornell and Dartmouth College. He lives in Baldwin, New York.
Derry resident Paula Mahon d'Entremont will also read. She is a family physician practicing at Health Care for the Homeless in Manchester, and a civil surgeon for Homeland Security. She spent two years in Kenya as a Peace Corps volunteer, an additional inspiration for her writing. Her work has been published in the Sunday Boston Globe, Aethlon, a journal of sports literature, Parody, Westward Quarterly, and Storyteller. She was a finalist in the Naugatuck River Review Narrative Poetry Contest and two-time prize winner in the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s quarterly contest.
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 Rhina P. Espaillat (June 16), David Surette (July 13), Jenna Le (Aug. 10), and Meredith Bergmann (Sept. 14).
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 3nd Annual Frost Farm Poetry Conference on June 16-18, 2017.
Founded in 2015, the conference provides two days of intense instruction by award-winning poets including featured readers Espaillat and Brown, along with Midge Goldberg, A.M. Juster and Len Krisak. Deborah Warren is the 2017 Frost Farm Poet in Residence and will provide individual critiques and chair a panel, “Publishing Your Poetry.”
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. For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.frostfarmpoetry.org.
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
Under the leadership of Robert W. Crawford, Derry Poet Laureate, 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.For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.frostfarmpoetry.org or facebook.com/HylaBrookPoets or twitter.com/HylaBrookPoets.