April 15: Reading at Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, NH

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Date(s) - April 15, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Toadstool Bookshop


New England Poetry Club Presents:

Jennifer Edwards ~

Rebecca Kaiser Gibson ~ J. Kates

Jennifer R. Edwards’ full-length, debut collection is Unsymmetrical Body (Finishing Line Press, 2022). She won the 2022 New England Poetry Club Amy Lowell Prize and was honorably mentioned in 2020. She received a Pushcart Prize nomination from the Poetry Society of NH, a Thomas Lux Poetry Fellowship at Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and support from the Colgate Writers Conference and VCFA Postgraduate Writers' Conference. Her poems appear in literary magazines including Mom Egg Review, One Art, Gyroscope Review, Passengers Journal, Terrain, Literary Mama, Snapdragon, Tiny Spoon, The Racket, Remington Review, FreezeRay Poetry, Ekphrastic Review, and the anthologies Smoky Quartz: Tenth Anniversary Anthology (Monadnock Writers’ Group, 2022) and COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems (Hobblebush Press, 2020). She currently curates for Button Poetry. Originally from Vermont, she now makes Concord, NH her home and works as an educator and preschool speech-language pathologist. See her work and get in touch at https://linktr.ee/JenEdwards ; Twitter Jennife00420145; Instagram Jenedwards8;

Rebecca Kaiser Gibson’s debut novel is The Promise of a Normal Life (Arcade Publishing, Feb.2023). Her poetry collections are Girl as Birch, (2022), and OPINEL (2015) Bauhan Publishing. Her work is in these reviews: Agni; Barrow Street; Field; Green Mountains; Greensboro; Interim; Harvard; Massachusetts; Ocean State; Passengers; Salamander; Slate; Tupelo; Antigonish; and VerseDaily, among others. She’s received fellowships from MacDowell, Massachusetts Cultural Council, VSC and VCCA. As Fulbright Scholar she taught in India. She taught poetry at Tufts University for 23 years, then founded, and runs The Loom, Poetry in Harrisville, a poetry reading series.

J.  Kates is a minor poet and a literary translator. He has been granted three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. He has published three chapbooks of his own poems and two full books, The Briar Patch (Hobblebush Books) and Places of Permanent Shade (Accents). He is the translator of a dozen books of Russian and French poetry, edited two anthologies of translations, and collaborated with Stephen A. Sadow on a half dozen books of Latin American and Peninsular Spanish poetry in translation.