Next Gathering of the Bards: 12/15/2017 at 8PM
Dear Poets & Poetry Lovers,
Next Friday, December 15th, I am pleased to have poetry maven Ethel Rackin as the featured poet! Many of you know Ethel as a generous and supportive stalwart of the Bucks County poetry community. Join me for an evening with Ethel’s award-winning poetry, celebrating the sacred in the everyday. I can’t wait!
When: Friday, December 15th at 8PM
Where: The Newtown Library Company, 114 E. Centre Ave., Newtown, PA
Who: Ethel Rackin
Who Else: You on the Open Mike
Friends, below Ethel’s bio (scroll down) is a wish list for a local family in need. I work at St. Luke’s Church in Newtown, and the church is collecting gifts for this family. If you are able to donate an item at the reading, that would be greatly appreciated!
Ethel Rackin is the author of The Forever Notes (Parlor Press, 2013); Go On (Parlor Press, 2016), a National Jewish Book Award finalist; and Evening (Furniture Press, 2017). Elizabeth Robinson awarded her collaborative lyric sequence, “Soledad,” written with Elizabeth Savage, the 2016 Thomas Merton Prize for Poetry of the Sacred. Rackin’s poems, book reviews, and collaborations have appeared widely in journals such as The American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Hotel Amerika, Jacket2, Kenyon Review, Verse Daily, and Volt. She is an associate professor at Bucks County Community College, where, with Christopher Bursk, she co-directs the Wordsmiths Reading Series and the Poet Laureate Program.
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Local Family-in-Need: Items needed are winter clothes, shoes/sneakers, boots, socks, underwear, undershirts, hats, gloves. Age-appropriate toys would be most welcome too.
Age 12 girl – (Favorite Colors Gray & Blue) women size medium, shoe/sneaker size 6, boots size 7, socks 9-11.
Age 18 months girl – (Favorite colors Pink, Purple & Gray) Clothing size 24 months (2T), pants without zippers. Shoe/sneaker size toddler 4, boots toddler 5
Age 7 girl – (Favorite colors Pink & Blue) clothing size children’s 10/12, shoes/sneakers size Youth 1, boots size Youth 2, socks 9-11 (Youth)