Afternoon of Women’s Poetry–Bring a favorite poem by a poet you love. Share it with us. Delmarva poets will each share a favorite poem, and offer one of their own.
Delaware native Nina Bennett is the author of Forgotten Tears: A Grandmother’s Journey Through Grief. Her poetry appears in numerous online and print journals. Linda Blaskey‘s work, both poetry and short fiction, has appeared in numerous print and online journals and is included in several anthologies such as Daughters of the Land(Texas Tech University Press). Her story “The Haircut” was presented by InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia.
N. Taylor Collins is a visual artist and writer who lives in Dover, DE and is active in the Dover Art League.
Eleanore Morrow writes, paints, and creates fiber art in Arden. Her chapbook, From the Blush-Tinted Room, was published in 2010. She is editor of Cape Henlopen Poets 2010.
Amanda Newell won the 2010 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize for Fractured Light. Her work has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Tar River Poetry, Poet Lore and elsewhere. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Susan Peiffer is a Catholic theologian who works in the non-profit sector with teenage slam poets and youth from GLBTQ-identified guardians in Wilmington, DE. Her recent chapbook is In Case of Comets (Poems from Turtles on Fence-Posts).
Maggie Rowe is the author of a collection of poems, Every Mother Moves to a New Country (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Her work has appeared in Oberon, The Sun and elsewhere. She lives in Newark, DE.
Ellen Wise is a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow and semifinalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry. She serves as board member for Perugia Press, publishers of emerging women poets.
JoAnn Balingit, moderator, has served as Delaware’s poet laureate since 2008.
Audience participation encouraged — Open mic
Newark Free Library | 750 Library Avenue | Newark, DE | 731-7550 | 2:00 — 4:00p.m.