WORD THURSDAYS – FEATURING SEEING THINGS CHAPBOOK SERIES POETS: DAVID BACHNER, VICKI WHICKER
August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
David Bachner is a retired college dean and professor. A graduate of Bates College, he studied in Japan, served in Korea in the Peace Corps, worked at the University of Hawaii, earned a PhD from Case Western Reserve University, and was a dean at Hartwick College and scholar-in residence at American University’s School of International Service. His research, teaching, and program administration focused on international education and intercultural relations, fields in which he has authored three books and a number of articles. His poetry has recently been published in the chapbook Capital Ironies: Washington, DC Poetry and Prose (Woodland Arts Editions), Seeing Things: An Anthology of Poetry (Woodland Arts Editions), and the literary journal Poetry and Places. New work is forthcoming in the literary journal Sequestrum. David lives in Washington, DC and is a frequent visitor to upstate New York.
Vicki Whicker, poet and art photographer, is a member of the Los Angeles Poets and Writers Collective and Bright Hill Press Poets. Her poetry has been published by Mo+th, 12 Los Angeles Poets, Big City Mantra, Literary Mama, and others. Her poetry and art photography are featured in the anthology Seeing Things (Woodland Arts Editions, 2020), her poem “Fire Starter” was published in both English and Spanish with La Presa (Embajadoras Press), and her debut collection of poems Caught Before Flight was published by Woodland Arts Editions, all in 2020.
Her iPhoneography has been the focus of shows on both coasts. She exhibited solo at Cherry Branch Gallery, Bank Gallery, and Lovely Gallery. Recent group shows include exhibits at The Smithy, Cherry Branch Gallery, Art Garage, CAA, Broad Street, The Empty Spaces Project and more. Her show, Bucolia, presented byThe Word and Image Gallery at Bright Hill Press, debuted in 2020.