Calliope’s ninth season continues with acclaimed local, regional and national poets, Alan Feldman, Kirun Kapur, Mary Kane, and Jenifer Browne Lawrence, on Sunday, November 8, from 3 to 5 PM, at the Library. $5 suggested
donation. For more information go to www.calliopepoetryseries.com.
Alan Feldman’s new collection, Immortality, was awarded the Four Lakes Prize, and was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in March 2015. His poems have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2001 & 2011, and in the 2016 edition of Common Threads, the poetry discussion project of Mass Poetry. He has received fellowships in poetry from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. Feldman is a professor emeritus of English at Framingham State University, and is a summer resident of Wellfleet, MA, where he offers free, drop-in poetry workshops at the Wellfleet Library.
Kirun Kapur is the winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry (2012), and
the Antivenom Poetry Award for her first book, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist IElixir Press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in AGNI, Poetry International, FIELD, and many other journals. Kapur is the founder and director of the North Shore arts program, The Tannery Series and serves as Poetry Editor at The Drum Literary Magazine. She has taught creative writing at Boston University and has been awarded fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Vermont Studio Center and the MacDowell Colony. She was recently named an “Asian-American poet to watch” by NBC news. Kapur grew up in Honolulu and now lives north of Boston.
Mary Kane is the author of a full-length collection Door (One Bird Books, 2013) and two chapbooks, She Didn’t Float (Harlequin Ink) and After We Talk About the Recent Deaths of Our Parents and about Compassion as Handled by Chekhov (Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press). Her poems have appeared in the Beloit Poetry Journal and on Poetry Daily and on Poem of the Moment (masspoetry.org). Kane received her MFA from Vermont College and teaches writing at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. She lives in Falmouth with her family.
Jenifer Browne Lawrence is the author of Grayling, and One Hundred Steps from Shore. Her awards include the Perugia Press Prize, the Orlando Poetry Prize, the James Hearst Poetry Prize, the Potomac Review poetry award, and a Washington State Artist Trust GAP grant. Lawrence’s recent work appears in Los Angeles Review, Narrative, North American Review, Rattle, and elsewhere. Jenifer was raised in Alaska, works in civil engineering, and lives on the Puget Sound in Washington State, where she edits Crab Creek Review.