Calliope: Poetry for Community continues its monthly poetry readings at the Library on Sunday, April 17th from 3 to 5 p.m. Featured readers include David R. Surette, Maggie Cleveland, and Henry Lyman. Open mic sign up is at 2:45. $5 suggested donation. For more information, visit calliopepoetryseries.com
Biographies of featured poets:
Maggie Cleveland hails from the seacoast town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and develops training and certifications for Union Elevator Mechanics through the National Elevator Industry Educational Program. Her poems have been published in various journals, including The Offending Adam, qarrtsiluni, Fell Swoop, Newport Review, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Elephant, Flying Fish, BURP, and Amerarcana, as well as the anthologies Ocean Voices (Spinner Books), Tingujt E Eres: Lirike E Re Amerikane (Writers Union of Kosovo), and Devouring the Green: Fear of a Human Planet (Jaded Ibis Press). Atom Fish, a chapbook, was published by One Time Press in 2013. Maggie received an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and is a member of the National Writers Union (Boston Chapter).
Henry Lyman’s work has appeared in such publications as the The Nation, The New York Times, and Poetry, as well as in his first book-length collection, The Land Has Its Say (Open Field Press, 2016). He also edited Robert Francis’s new and uncollected poems (Late Fire, Late Snow) and an anthology of New England poetry (After Frost), both published by The University of Massachusetts Press.
David R. Surette’s new book of poetry is Stable, selected and new poems that feature the animals who have blessed his life. He is the author of four other collections: Wicked Hard, The Immaculate Conception Mothers‘ Club, Young Gentlemen’s School and Easy to Keep, Hard to Keep In which earned Highly Recommended status at the 8th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards. He teaches English and coaches varsity hockey at East Bridgewater High School. He lives on Cape Cod.