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Bronx/Wooodstock Poets Alison Kofler & Dayl Wise Featured at Word Thursdays May 26
Poet Dayl Wise
Poet Alison Kofler
On Thursday, May 26, at 7 pm, Word Thursdays welcomes Bronx/Woodstock poets alison Kofler and Dayl Wise. They will read from their books and new poetry after the open mic, during which all those attending are welcome to read up to 5 minutes of their own work or that of others. The readings will take place in the Word & Image Gallery at Bright Hill, now showing "And Then Along Comes Mary," and exhibit of digital photographs taken in the National Parks by Sven Anderson. Refreshments will be served. Bright Hill is located at 94 Church St., Treadwell, NY.
Alison Kofler's poems often arise from where the human world and the wilderness intersect. She was the recipient of the Poetry Teacher of the Year Award from Poets House and McGraw-Hill in 2003, and the Green Heron Poetry Award in 2011. She is the 2016 winner of the Bronx Council ont he Arts BRIO Award for poetry, having also won it in 1993, 2000, and 2006. Her poems have appeared in Iris: A Journal for Women, Heliotrope, and Home Planet News, and were included in the antholiges lifeblood: the woodstock poetry society anthology, Chicareee Press, 2011 and A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley, SUNY Press, 2003.
Dayl Wise is a husband, father, grandfather, and keen gardener, as well as a writer and publisher. He was drafted into the US Army in 1969 with service in Viet Nam and Cambodia, 1970 and returned in 1993, 1995, 1997 in the form of reconciliation deslivery medical supplies. He is a member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace. His poems have appeared in numerous publicaions, and he is the author of Poems and other stuff, PTP, 2004 and Basic Load, PTP, 2009.
The Word & Image Gallery at Bright Hill
Sven Anderson as Self-Portrait of Albrecht Durer as Self-Portrait
*This video for the Bright Hill Press AT Hand Poetry Chapbook series was created by Titan TV Studios, Tuscarora High School, Frederick, MD, for National Poetry Month 2014. Grad a chapbook and put it in your pocket!
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