The Whallonsburg Grange presents “Poetries of Place” on Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $5.00; half price for students. There will be readings by Elaine Sexton and Roger Mitchell and conversation with landscape painter Edward Cornell.
Everyone lives somewhere, but everyone travels, moves, dreams of both, resists both. Roger Mitchell and Elaine Sexton, poets who call New York “home,” will read new and selected poems from their published works. Following the reading, the poets will have a conversation with Edward Cornell, a Wadhams artist who will exhibit some of his landscape paintings at the event. Introduced by Marion Brown.
Book signing will follow the reading. Donations welcome.
Elaine Sexton is the author of two collections of poetry, Sleuth and Causeway, both with New Issues Press. Her poems, art reviews, and essays have appeared in various journals including American Poetry Review, Art in America, Poetry, O! the Oprah Magazine and elsewhere. She teaches at the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.
Roger Mitchell is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently The One Good Bite in the Saw-Grass Plant. His new and selected poems, Lemon Peeled the Moment Before, was awarded the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Book of 2008 at the Adirondack Literary Festival. The University of Akron Press published his two previous books, Half/Mask, in 2007 and Delicate Bait, which Charles Simic chose for the Akron Prize, in 2003. Mitchell directed the Creative Writing Program at Indiana University. He now lives in Jay with his wife, the fiction writer, Dorian Gossy.
- Acting Classes with Edward Cornell (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- The Art Farm at Crooked Brook Studios (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)