Poetry Talk and Reception
Thursday May 11, 2017
7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Please join us to celebrate poetry, and for our Teen Poetry Contest reception.
The speaker for the 2017 Teen Poetry Contest Reception will be Erica Funkhouser.
Erica Funkhouser’s most recent book of poems, Earthly, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2008. Other Houghton Mifflin titles include Pursuit (2002), The Actual World (1997) and Sure Shot And Other Poems (1992). Natural Affinities was published by Alice James Books in 1983. Funkhouser’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Ploughshares, The Paris Review, Poetry and other magazines; one of her poems has been sand-blasted into the wall of the Davis Square MBTA Station in Somerville, MA. Educated at Vassar College (BA) and Stanford University (MA), Funkhouser was honored as a Literary Light by The Boston Public Library in 2002, and in 2007 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. She lives in Essex, MA and teaches at MIT. Link to Erica Funkhouser's books in our library catalog.
Following Erica Funkhouser's talk, the winners of this year's teen poetry contest will be announced. Contest winners will receive awards and read their winning poem.
See this page for more information about the Teen Poetry Contest: http://informedteenshwlibrary.blogspot.com/p/poetry.html
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