Poetry Day floats into Pinckney Boathouse in Wolfeboro Aug. 19

August 15. 2013 1:17AM

WOLFEBORO — "Tearing Down and Building Up" is the theme of this year's free poetry day at the Pinckney Boathouse on the Brewster Academy campus on Monday, Aug. 19.

Each summer Arts on the Edge Wolfeboro hosts a program that includes workshops, readings and an open-mic session. The 2013 event will feature Maine poets Arielle Greenberg and Gibson Fay-LeBlanc.

Fay-LeBlanc, whose debut book of poetry is titled "Death of a Ventriloquist" (2012), has taught writing at colleges and universities around the country, including Columbia, Fordham and the University of Southern Maine. His workshop is titled "Tear It Down: Radical Re-Vision and Reconstruction." Participants are invited to bring their own works.

Greenberg is author of two poetry collections, "My Kafka Century" and "Given," and she has co-authored three anthologies. Winner of a MacDowell Colony fellowship, she writes a regular column for American Poetry Review. In 2011, she left a tenured position at Columbia College in Chicago to live, write, and teach from her home in rural Maine. Greenberg's workshop is titled "Building the Contemporary Spiritual Poem.

For more details, call 569-1555.


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